|A Tudor Dolls House|
In 1601, John and Jane Daniells and their family were living in Rectory House in Hackney in England. Unfortunately they fell foul of the law and their home and possessions were confiscated. Sad for them but for us, a fantastic look into their lives as a comprehensive inventory of their house contents in now available on-line.
You can go on on a virtual tour of their house, peruse the picture gallery and read the room-by-room list of their possessions, furnishings and even their clothing.
For example (and I've kept the original spelling) in a trunk in Mr Daniell's chamber there were:
- one nightcap wrought with black silke and gould and a purse imbrodered with goulde
- one ould riding hood
- one shirte
- one vellett Cappe
- one peire of Cloath rounded of a Cloake
- 5 fallinge bandes
- one girdle a paire of hangers of green silke and gould and a string of gould to hang his dagger on
- one Ruffle with purled lace
- twoe paire of Boothose
- one Flannell Wascote wrought with red Cruelle
- twoe Dublettes of blacke stuffe
- one dammaske Cloake with Sleeves garded with vellett
- one paire of Fuger sattyn hose payned with Velvett
- one peire of blewe cloth
- twoe peire of Tawnye vellett; old
- one greene quilted Cappe
- the Trunke wherin these goodes remayne
Does that make you want to whip out your needle and thread and stitch something for a trunk in your Tudor dolls house?
I hope you have an interesting time exploring this website about the Daniells.