• Dress and Dress Materials for a 'Serving Maid', c. 1600

    This list is taken from an article in the National Library of Wales Journal, vol. 1, number 2 (Winter 1939). The article got the list from the manuscript of The Register Note-Book of Thomas Rowlands, which D. R. Thomas published as an Appendix to Y Cwtta Cyfarwydd, and which is now among the Wigfair MSS in the National Library (N.L.W. MS. 12,447).

    Modern English (post-1500)
    N.L.W. MS. 12,447
    Published in 1600
    Renaissance Clothing and Textile Terms
    1600 AD - 1699 AD

Entrys

Y dydd ir aeth hi a minne ir dref fo a Brynwyd iddi gen ffwlke Salbri dair llathen a hanner i wnevthvr krys

Shillings: ij, Pence: xjd

llathen o liain mayin

Shillings: ij

Hanner llathen trachfen [sic] iddi hi

Pence: xj

Llathen o skottis Cloth

Pence: viij

Hanner lathen iw Rhoi wrth i ffartlett

Pence: viij

Harnner lathen i wnevthvr kydache wyneb

Pence: xx

Am las a fring a seckloth yw ffais goch ddiwaytha a wnaeth hi ai gwnethvr

Shillings: iij, Pence: vj

*Y brethyn a wneithid yn ty om gwlayn i fy hvn ag am hynny hid oes dim pris gwedi i Rhoi ar lawr am dano

Par o skidie gyn Tho. Lowes

*Kassocke heb law hyn om brethyn i fy hvn a chwbl ag aeth ar y gassog ag am i gwnevthvr

Hi a gafodd yn arrian parod wrth fyned i ffordd

Pounds: iiij, Shillings: xvij

No welsh' english only entry

Translation:

Item a womans coate for her of Redd cloth of the def[endan]ts owne cloth

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