Aireborough Historical Society

1789 Rookes Family Clothes Bill



Title
Rookes Family Clothes Bill
Date 2 November 1789
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
M148
Comment
The Rookes family were connected to Esholt Hall through the marriage of Ann Stansfield to William Rookes in 1758.
The bill reads:
" Miss Rookes            York 2nd Novr. 1789
To Siddall Rhodes& Co
Woollen Drapers & Taylors
To his Royal Highness
The Duke of York.

Making your Capote                                                      9
31/2 yards. superfine black ladies cloth at 17/-           2  19  6
18 Basket coat buttons 6 Brests                                   3   6
Sowing silk twists & stays                                            4   0
Sleeve lining                                                                1   6
                                                                            ----------------
                                                                            3   17  6
                                                                           ----------------"
A Capote is a long coat or cloak with a hood.
M171

November 1789: Esholt: Bill for mourning rings for the funeral of William Rookes, bought from Thomas Radford & Sons, Working Goldsmiths, Watch-makers & Toy Men at the Golden Vin opposite the Cross, Leeds.

The order was for "80 gold black mourning rings in Memory of Will. Rookes Esq." , these cost £84.

M149

November 1789: "Leeds 1789

Bought of M Wales, Millener in Briggate.

To a fine crape shroud bed & pillow                 £1 - s 15 - d 0

Received 6th Nov. 1789 the above contents.

                                      John Wales"

Bill for a shroud for the burial of William Rookes.

M150

November 1789: Rookes Hat Bill, Esholt

"Miss Rookes               York 2nd Nov. 1789

Bought of Thomas Wilkinson, Hatter, Hosier & Glover

NB Gold & Silver Laces, Cockades & Trim for Hats, Travg. Caps, Oil'd Silk & Lawn &c

 

1 Ladies black beaver                   £      S     D 

60d Duty                                       1       5     0

& Trimming with crape

                                     T Wilkinson"

Bill for funeral hat, death of William Rookes 1789.

 




 

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