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Inventory of Deacon John Adams’ Estate, 9 October 1761

Inventory of Deacon John Adams’ Estate

[Boston, 9 October 1761]

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
 
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
 
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]

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.

T. Hutchinson

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.”

1This 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.

2Cran: “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 description begins The Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford, 1933; 12 vols. and supplement. description ends ).

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