An inventory of household furniture,
working implements & other effects, being in the Poor's House of
.taken this 3rd day of May, 1808
One rush bottom'd arm'd chair,
one low chair 1one large table, one smaller chair , one dresser, three
shelves, a clock, one large linen horse, a coal range, fire shovel,
poker & tongs, brass scales, one beam & a pair tin scales, 3
lb 15 oz brass weights, a warming pan, box iron and 2 heaters, 3 old
iron candle sticks and a copper tea kettle
18 spinning wheels & two reeIs, 3 tables, a low stool, 5 rush bottom`d
chairs, 2 small childrens chairs, 1 long stool, a coal range, coal sifter,
poker and tongs & two window shutters, 2 stools
Six beer casks, three alestools, one wood funnel, one filter, two copper
boilers, one pail, copper scales & beam, 49 Ibs bloom weights, 3 pork
tubs, meat keeler, kneading trough & bleeding pan, 16 wood trenchers
, one flour kid, one hanging shelf & 4- others, two old sickles.
Brewing copper & irons, one mash tub, 4 smaller tubs, jet and mash
staff, a wilch & strainer, a washing copper & lid, 4 washing keelers
& 1 dish keeler, a lye tub & lye letch, 1 iron peel, 1 old frying
pan, a pair bellows, 1 alestool, two wash stools, '3 pails, hogs tool,
a mousetrap & wood bowl
4 beds ,4 bedsteads, 4 coverlids, 4 blankets, 4 sheets, one small chest,
1 linen basket, 2 chests, six new rush-bottom'd chairs & one arm'd
chair and an old one
7 bedsteads, 6 beds, 6 coverlids, 6 blankets & 8 sheets, 1 old box
& a stool, 1 hoe, 4 weeding chisels & two weeding hooks
3 chests, one bedstead , 1 straw rnattrass, 2 shelves.
One beetle, six iron wedges, a hogstrough,a mattock & a wheel barrow.
owner... John Dyer
Occupier ....William Ward
Description.... Workhouse and garden
Rent charge....£0-2-7 payable to Vicar
The inventory of Assington workhouse in 1808 shows that the 23 paupers
were provided with 18 spinning wheels, two reels and a loom to work on.
Note:- The inventory does not show enough beds for 23 inmates/paupers.
However, smallish parish workhouses
had on average one bed to four inmates. In some cases they would
sleep head to toe, in other cases in shifts.