Inventories are lists of all the movable goods owned by a person and they are often attached to wills so that after a person dies, their belongings can be distributed as they intended. Inventories show us the types of possessions people had and the value of them. Most were drawn up by describing the contents of each room and so they can give us clues about how rooms were arranged and how they were furnished.
This inventory records the goods of Thomas Owen, in 1599. Thomas lived at Condover Hall and was a very rich man. He owned a lot of things so his inventory was very long.