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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 1  1858   page 3

The Inventory of Juliana De Leyborne, Countess of Huntingdon
from the Surrenden Collection  By L. B. L.

to the Ordinary by Juliana de Leyborne's executors, or the duplicate thereof retained by them;—lost, many ages since, from its proper depository, but afterwards happily secured by the research of the first Sir Edward Bering, for his collection at Surrenden. The portion which we have is in excellent preservation, written in the usual form of abbreviated Latin.
   For the convenience of the general reader, I have rendered it into English, as literally as the use of modern terms will allow, supplying in foot-notes the original words where it seemed necessary to do so. It is as
    Inventory of the Goods of the noble woman,
LEYBORNE, late Countess of Huntyngdon, wherever they be in England, in the Province of Canterbury, on the day on which she died, viz. the first day of November, in the year of our Lord 1367.

                            IN THE HOUSE AT PRESTON.1
                                         Wardrobe                          £.    s.  d.
In primis, in gold and silver, in ready money2        1241  6   8
Item, divers vessels and jewels of gold and silver    410  0   0

or Ordinary, at such times as lie should appoint, an Inventory or Schedule, containing a true description of all the goods and chattels of a person deceased, at the time of his death, with their value, appraised by indifferent persons.
   1 This was Preston next Wingham. Hasted states that this manor of Preston, and the others belonging to Juliana de Leyborne, escheated to the Crown at her death, for want of an heir. This is an error; her first husband was John Lord Hastings and Abergavenny (son of Isabel, the eldest sister and coheir of Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke); by this John Lord Hastings, she had a son, Laurence, who, 13 Edward III., was created Earl of Pembroke, as grandson, of the eldest coheir of the last Earl, and was himself succeeded in the earldom by his son John.
   By an entry on the Close Bolls, it appears that, on 20th February,  36 Edward III., Juliana confirmed divers manors in Kent and elsewhere (among them this manor of Preston) to trustees, who, on 15th March in the same year, reconveyed them to her for life, with remainder to the King. In fact, the transaction seems to have been a conveyance to the King (reserving to herself a life-interest) for subsequent grant to religious

   2 "Pecunia numerata"—"money counted down."

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