• Tailor's Bill for Amy Dudley (1566)

    A tailor's bill for clothing made for Amy Dudley, wife of Robert Dudley, Earl of Essex. Taken from The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine: Volumes 17-18 by Edward Hungerford Goddard, published in 1878

    Modern English (post-1500)
    Published in 1566
    Renaissance Clothing and Textile Terms
    1500 AD - 1599 AD


for ii yards of kersaye at 3s 4d

Shillings: 6, Pence: 8

for linnen clothe

Shillings: 8d

for ii ownces of theine lace<

Shillings: 5, Pence: 8

for sylke to the same

Pence: 12

Reste of my olde bill

Shillings: 13, Pence: 4

summa vii li iiii s

All these parcels abowve recevyd of Mr Gryse to make, and delivered frome me to Mr. Gryse agene made.

for makynge a clothe, and an aprone

Shillings: 8

for vi ownces of theine lace wythe purles on eche side the edge at 3s the ownce

Shillings: 18

for sylke to set it on

Shillings: 2, Pence: 6

for pointinge ribbin to the same

Pence: 12

for lace to the toppe of the aprone

Pence: 4

for 3 quarters of an ell of sarsnet to face it

Shillings: 6

for makynge a petecote of skarlet, wythe a brode garde of velvet, stitched with viii stitches

Shillings: 4

for 3/4 of an oz of crimson grayne silke

Shillings: 2, Pence: 3

for fyne Linnen clothe to the Bodyce

Shillings: 1, Pence: 4

summa: ix l vii s vd

Imprimis, for makynge a Spanyshe gowne of russet damask<

Shillings: 16

for vi ownces of lace at 4s 8d the ownce

Shillings: 28

for sylke to the same

Shillings: 4