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Docno: ADMS-06-01-02-0041

Author: Savil, Elisha
Author: Field, Joseph
Author: Belcher, Elijah
Author: Hutchinson, Thomas
Date: 1761-10-09

Inventory of Deacon John Adams' Estate

A true Inventory1 of the Estate whereof John Adams late of Braintree Gent. dec[ease]d died seized and Appraised according to the best skill and Judgment of Elisha Savil, Joseph Feild and Elijah Belcher, Viz.
An House Out Houses and 35 Acres   }   366   13   4  
Land belonging to it  
An House & Barn 10 Acres Land     186   1   34  
An House 92 Acres land     400   0   0  
{ 52 }
7 Acres Salt Marsh     56   0   0  
8 Acres fresh Meadow     40   0   0  
12 Acres Upland     80   0   0  
22 Acres Woodland     73   6   0  
2 Acres Cedar Swamp     5   7   0  
A Pew in the North Precinct Meeting House     6   13   4  
An House [£] 1: 6/. 6 Cows £17     18   6    
1 Yoke of Oxen     12      
3 Steers     8   16    
5 Sheep     1   7    
3 Hogs     4   12    
1 Cart & Wheels & Wheel Timber     1   12    
3 Chains 1 Plow & Horse Gears     1   6   0  
4 Hoes 3 Rakes 5 Forks 2 Iron Bars     1   17   0  
4 Axes a Beetle & Wedges     0   12   0  
A Chest with Draws     0   10   0  
An Oval Table     0   16   0  
A small round Table     1   4   0  
A small Desk     0   10   0  
eight Chairs     0   16   0  
A looking Glass     1   8   0  
1 Silver Spoon 2 small Dito     0   16   0  
A Chest of Draws     2   13   0  
1 Oval Table     0   12   0  
A looking Glass     0   10   0  
6 Chairs     0   12   0  
A Bed Bedstead & Beding     5   0   0  
3 Beds     9   0   0  
8 Blankets 1 Quilt     2   5   0  
2 Beadsteads 2 Cords     0   14   0  
A Suit of Curtains     2   8   0  
Wearing Apparel     7   9   0  
30 Yards Homespun Cloth     6   0   0  
9 Sheets 3 table Cloths 3 Towels 4 Pellow Cases     2   15   0  
38 Ld. Sheeps Wool     1   18   0  
A Clock     2   0   0  
3 Tables     0   12   0  
9 Chairs     0   9   0  
{ 53 }
a small Glass       1    
2 warming Pans       10    
Sundry Books & Pamphlets     2   10    
an Hone & Rasor     0   5   0  
A Gun sword & Amunition     0   4   0  
An Iron Box and heaters     0   5   0  
2 Pair Tongs 1 Shovel 1 H Pair andirons     0   16   0  
2 Tramels     0   12   0  
1 Iron Kittle 1 Skillet 2 Pots       12    
1 Hatchil [Hatchel] 2 Wheels       13    
2 Brass Kittles 1 Skillet     0   2   8  
A Tea Kittle       13    
A Frying Pan Iron pan & Spitt       10    
10 pewter Dishes 19 plates 3 Basons 1 Cran2     2   6   0  
a pr. Steelyards       10    
Carpenters & Shoemakers tools       11    
7 Cyder Casks sundry dry Casks & tubs     2   5    
an old Bed & Beding     1   6    
  [Total]   [£1,330]   [3]   [8]  
[signed] Elisha Savil, Joseph Field, Elijah Belcher
Suffolk ss. John Adams one of the Executors presented the afore-written and made Oath that it contains a true and perfect Inventory of the Estate of John Adams deceased so far as has come to his hands and knowledge, and that if more appears hereafter he will Cause it to be added. The Subscribing Appraisers were sworn as the Law directs.
[signed] T. Hutchinson
[signed] A true Copy Examd.
Per
Wm. Cooper Reg.
MS (Adams Papers); contemporary copy in an unidentified hand, including appended certification by Probate Judge Thomas Hutchinson; attested and signed by William Cooper, Register; docketed by JA: “Inventory.”
1. This Inventory was required by the grant of probate, 10 July 1761, to be presented to the court on or before 10 Oct.; see above, Will of Deacon John Adams, &c., under date of 8 Jan. 1760–29 April 1774.
2. Cran: “An iron instrument, laid across the fire, reaching from the ribs of the grate to the hinder part of it, for the purpose of supporting a pot or kettle” (OED).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.
http://www.masshist.org/apde2/