Coldingham Abbey 1592 household account

Dr Michael Pearce, historian of Scottish furniture and furnishings in the early modern period, recently discovered a household account book for Coldingham Abbey in 1592, covering the time when Lord and Lady Home were staying there.

It is a fascinating record, covering issues as varied as the furnishings and structural changes made to the property for the couple’s stay, food and drink supplied to them, and payments to various servants.

Many local people are recorded in this document, including brewers, carpenters, and various servants employed by the family.

Michael has blogged in detail about this document, and I strongly recommend that people interested in Coldingham history read this.