Item 1 - Henry Hornby's goods

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GB 1859 SJLM/2/1/1


Henry Hornby's goods


  • 1504 (Creation)

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Henry Hornby was secretary, dean of chapel and chancellor to Lady Margaret Beaufort, and a key figure in the foundation of St. John's College, Cambridge. After graduating D.D. in 1495, Hornby was appointed Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. He became Master of Peterhouse in 1509. Other notable appointments include Rector of Burton Bradstock, Dorset (1495-1517); Prebendary of Southwell (1496-1518); Prebendary of Lincoln (1501-1518), Dean of Wimborne, Dorset; and Rector of Orwell (1508-1518).

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Inventory of goods & clothes belonging to Henry Hornby, Dean of the Lady Margaret's chapel. The volumes lists the following items:

  • pp.1-2: gownes lyned
  • p.3: riding gownes and cloke, doublette, jaquets lyned.
  • p.4: jaquets furred, petticotts, hose
  • p.5 beces of wollen
  • pp.7-8: beding and other necessary things
  • p.9: superpellice [surplice]
  • p.11: in tharmory chamber [in the armory chamber?]
  • p.12: basons, candlesticks and other thyngs
  • p.13: sadells and harnesses

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  • Shelf: SJLM/2/1/1