The inventory was made at the request of Charles François Le Senechal, seignor de Purcheux, resident of the parish of Auberville, on 8 October 1711, because he was ill and wished to take steps to conserve and guaranteed the rights of his heirs. Louis Poyer, Royal Notary, made an inventory, assisted by Nicolas Le Senechal. On 3 November 1711, at the request of Henry de Campion, Sieur de Monpoingnant, resident of Espinay and tutor of Marie Charlotte Le Senechal, daughter of the late Charles Le Senechal, Seigneur Dauberville, the seal was broken on the strongbox and an inventory of its contents was begun. Indeed therein were documents relating to the Le Senechal family--marriage contracts, leases, quittances, procès-verbaux, financial records, letters, and inventories. Each entry gave the title of the document and described it. Also inventoried were home furnishings and personal belongings, valued at 3,000 livres. The inventory was followed by a list of costs, 1710-1712.