Fauconberg, Mary (Cromwell) Belasyse, Countess. Account book of the weekly household expenses. Newburgh Priory, England. 1660-1671

Columbia RBML Montgomery Ms. 63
Description: Manuscript on paper, vellum binding with flap; written in English
On display: “Satturday Begining Nouembr 30th of 1669.” A record of one week’s expenditures for foodstuffs as well as for the services of a washerwoman, on the right hand page. Expenditures for a single week span 2-3 pages on average, and the weekly total is often signed “I alowe this account M.f. [Mary Fauconberg].”

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