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John Adams, Inventory of Estate, 5 September 1826

[September 5, 1826]

Norfolk, ss. Commonwealth of Massachusetts,

to Daniel Greenleaf Esquire, Josiah Bass, Gentleman,

and Josiah Adams, Yeoman, all of Quincy,

in the County of Norfolk Greeting.

Whereas, at a Court of Probate, held at Dedham, in and for the said County of Norfolk, on the first Tuesday of August, A. D. 1826.

John Quincy Adams and Josiah Quincy both of Boston, in the County of Suffolk, Doctors of Laws, duly admitted Executors of the last Will of John Adams late of Quincy in the said County of Norfolk, Doctor of Laws, deceased, and thereupon gave Bond to exhibit upon Oath, a true and perfect Inventory of the Estate of the said deceased within three months; and whereas you have been nominated and appointed Appraisers of the said Estate: You are therefore hereby empowered to take a particular Inventory of the Estate of the said deceased, and truly and justly to appraise the same, according to the present value thereof. Before you perform the said business, you are to be sworn; and after you have completed the same, you are to deliver your Inventory, together with this Warrant, to the said Executors to be by them returned to the Court of Probate, according to law.

WITNESS, Edward H. Robbins Esquire, Judge of the Court aforesaid, at Dedham, this first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty Six.


Edwd: H. Robbins

J. Probate

Samuel Haven

Regr.

Norfolk ss. At Quincy on the seventeenth day of August Anno Domini, 1826, the before named Daniel Greenleaf Josiah Bass and Josiah Adams solemnly swore that they would faithfully and truly perform the service assigned them by the foregoing Warrant, before me,

Thomas B. Adams

Jus Pacis.

IN execution of the foregoing Warrant, we, the subscribers, the Appraisers therein named, have taken an Inventory of all the Estate of the said John Adams late of Quincy—deceased, which has been shown to us, by the Administrator thereof, and have appraised the same, on Oath, as follows, viz.

Real Estate of John Adams late of Quincy, L.L.D. deceased, as surveyed by Mather Withington Augt. 1826.

Viz.

Acres. Qt. Rods.
9 " 2 " 2 Salt Marsh and upland @$83— $789.52
10 " 2 " 29 Gull Island Marsh— @—58— 619.51
13 " 3 " 22 Cove Marsh @—70— 972.12
2 " 1 " 28 Rock Island do @—60— 145.50
36 . 2 . 1 Salt Marsh & Upland $2,526.65
A. Qt. R Wood land.
15 " 2 " 32 Ruggles’ Lot } @$45 706.50
Thayer do
5 " 3 " 33 Quincy Hancock do. 35 208.44
11 " 3 " 9 Beales Lot 25 295.18
3 " 3 " 13 The old Adams do. 55 210.62
27 " 0 " 13 Borland do 55 1489.46
14 " 2 " 29 Furnace or Field do 35 513.84
6 " 0 " 39 Savil Lot No. 1. @38 237.26
6 " 0 " 28 Do—do—2. 50 308.75
17 " 2 " 31 Joy do 40 707.75
109 " 0 " 27 Woodland $4677.80 4677.80
95 " 2 " 1 Homestead & Buildings @$120 11460.75
2 Pews in Meeting House $120 1 Tomb 60 180.—
Real Estate see last page $18845.20
Furniture
1 Set Red Damask Chairs, Sofa, & cushions $58. 1 Set green damask do 45. 103.00
1 Sofa, & covers $8.—14 hair bottom chairs 27.50 1 Easy do 6. 1 L Ming do 6. 47.50
47 Comn. Chairs 27.50 1 green damask bed wh. bedstead mattrass down & c. 70. 97.50
1 Bed bedstead & Dimity curtains 25. 7 comn. beds & bedsteads 74. blankts. 25. 124.00
Curtains 4. 1 Set mahg dining tables 18. 1 Dining table & leaf 6. 28.00
4 Cards tables 20. 1 Marble do 15. 15 other tables 21 Bureaus & Secy 10. 66.00
1 Wardrobe. 5. 1 Clock 20. 1 do 7. 2 Night Cabinets 10. 42.00
2 Wash–stands 6.—3 old Bureaus 10—2 do Secretaries 4.—2 pine desks 2.50 22.50
1 Set red dining china 25.—1 do Blue do 25.—1 desert set do 8.— 58.00
5 part sets tea do 7.—3 China flower–pots 6.—5 Comn. do. 1.50 14.50
1 pr. Cut glass Candlesticks 16.—6 ditto dishes with covers 8. 24.00
Decanters, wines, tumblers. & other glass. (broken sets) 33.25
4 Window curtains (dimity) 16.—4 Pictures (not family) 10. 26.00
1 Print Chatham 20.—1 do Warren 5.—1 do Montgomery 5. 30.00
8 Smaller prints 10.—4 plaster busts 4.—2 large looking glasses 40. 54.00
1 Large looking glass 16.—1 glass middle room 6.—1 dress g. do 5.—4 comn do 4 31.00
1 Large Turkey carpet 20.—1 do. do. Brussels 30.—1 do Venetian 30.— 80.00
1 do Canvass do 25.—Venetian Stair do 8.—do Entry do 10. 43.00
3 old Canvass do 9.—lot old Carpets 7.—1 large Straw do. 10. 26.00
18 Brass rods 2.—3 Floor mats & 1 hearth brush 3. 5.00
1 Do fire set 8.—1 ditto 8.—1 old do 3.50 19.50
Lot of Pewter 9.—do iron ware 10.50 Copper boiler 15.—Copper ware 7. 41.50
Tin ware 5.—Knives & forks 23.—Comn. Crockery & earthen ware 6.— 34.00
2 Fire screens 4.—Thermometer 1.—Small scales & weights 1. 6.00
Spectacles, Buckles & shaving tools 3.—10 trunks 10.—2 Mortars 1.25 14.25
Lumber in garret 5.50—bags & ironing cloth 2. 7.50
Mangle & rollers 5.—1 press 4.—Baskets 1.—bench & tubs 3. 13.00
Wood ware frame &c. 4.50 Empty casks 12.—1 Sofa 2. 18.50
1 Plate warmer & 2 baskets 2.—old waiters &c. 2.50 4.50
1114.00
Table linen 82.—Bed linen 143. 225.—
Plated Ware. 1 Plateau with glasses & figures 7.
4 Candlesticks & branches 18.—4 do plain 5.—23.
4 Glass Coolers & 4 Wine do @5.— each—40
1 Basket 5.—large urn 10.—Small articles 20. 35 105.00
536 82. 3 [thou]. Silver plate @ $1 1/8 603.17
1 Gold Medal 21.72 1 Composition do & box 2. 23.72
Amount carried forward 2070.89
Amount brot. forward 2070.89
Stock on farm Viz. 1 Yoke oxen 65.—11 Cows 132. 197.00
1 Horse 45.—10 Swines 50. 95.— 292.00
1 Ox Wagon 30.—1 do Cart 15.—1 Horse Cart 20. 65.00
1 Chaise & harness 100.—1 Cariole & do 130 230.—
2 Sleighs 24.—Old Carriage body & runners 12. 36.— 331.00
Pine Wood (home) 36.—do cut in woods 25. 61.—
Buffalo, bells, boards, wheel &c. 7.—
Ploughs, Harrow & Sled 17.—Tools & Chains 41. 58.—
Roller grindstone & saws 12.— 138.00
29 bushels Barley 22.—Engh: hay in Stable 80. 102.—
English hay in barn 162.—Salt do. fresh do. & fodder 72. 234.—
Salt hay in little barn 40.—do in field since in 35.— 75.— 411.00
Stock in funds & c. 13 Shares Middlesex Canal @ 260.— 3380.—
5 Shares West Boston Bridge " 300 1500.—
54 do Fire & Marine Insurance 50— 2700.—
10 do New England do 102— 1020.—
10 do Boston Bank 78.— 780—
20 do Boylston Market 100— 2000—
9 do Massachusetts Bank 270— 2430.—
12 do American do 102.— 1224.—
Savings Bank Deposit & interest 391.48
$1203 U.S. 6 pr. ct. Stock 1813 @101— 1215.03
3260 7 do do 1814 102— 3325.27
1000— do do 1815 103 1/2 1035.—
21000.78
Personal Estate. $24243.67
Real Estate.
36 acres 2 Qu. 1 rod Salt March and Upland
as pr 1st. page $2526.65
109 " 0 " 27 Wood land 4677.80
95 " 2 " 01 Homestead @ 120 11460.75 18665.20
2 Pews 120 1 Tomb 60. 180.00
$43088.87

Daniel Greenleaf

Josiah Bass

Josiah Adams.

Norfolk ss. Probate Court at Dedham, Septr. 5th: 1826.

The foregoing Inventory having been duly exhibited on oath.

I hereby accept the same.

Edwd: H. Robbins

J. Probate.

Copy. Attest

Samuel Haven

Regr.

MHi: Adams Papers.

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