On This Day: 12 May 1699

On this day in 1699 Bowrey paid what appears to have been his tailor’s bill. The items included were:

  • Stitching and Sewing a Frill
  • Fine Drawing
  • Making a Cloth Coat

as well as a couple of other indecipherable items. The total bill amounted to 15/6 (worth a little less than £100 today).

Fine drawing was probably drawn thread work on the frill or cravat to be worn with his full-skirted, knee-length coat.

Unfortunately, his tailor tells us nothing about the colour of the cloth used to make the coat as so we do not know whether Bowrey was a plain or flamboyant dresser.

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