In burial records, you will sometimes see the reference to the “beste kleed” or “slechtste kleed.” To someone unfamiliar with Dutch or using an automatic translator, that may look like somebody was buried in their best or worst clothes, but in fact the term refers to the lijkkleed or burial pall. The “beste kleed” was the best and most expensive pall. The “slechtste kleed” was the worst and cheapest pall.
Many burial records were created as account books, to keep track of the income from burials. The way people were buried was heavily class-dependent: the location of the grave, the number of bells rung to announce the service, the quality of the pall, et cetera. The accounts sometimes recorded these details to keep track of the burial fees.