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Early Essex County Probate Inventories

Probate inventories can be an amazing glimpse into daily life and material culture in early America. This page brings together transcriptions as well as links to several original probate inventories for early Essex County, Massachusetts. Most of the following have been transcribed by Erin Rydren and Emerson Baker from The Probate Records of Essex County, a published transcription which contains all surviving county probates from 1635 to 1681. This three volume set contains hundreds of wills and inventories for deceedants throughout Essex County. Over time we hope to add to this list, bringing in inventories from other towns, and later dates.

Hints on Reading Probate Inventories: Dates, Money, Spelling & Archaic Words
Early Probate Inventories from Salem
Inventories from the Balch House, Beverly (1648-1750)
Original Salem probate documents at  Salem in History
Links to other on-line probate inventories


Early Probate Inventories from Salem, Massachusetts
John Watkins, 1641
John Bradley, 1642
Joanna Cummings, 1644
John Maddox, 1644
John Talbey, 1644
Margaret Pease, 1644
Robert Pease, 1644
Isabel West, 1644
Margery Wathin, 1645
John Thorne, 1646
Richard Bartholomew, 1646
Emme Mason, 1646
William Clark, 1647
John Symonds, 1671
John Wilkins, 1672
Thomas Oliver, 1679
Robert Starr, 1679
Thomas Cole, 1679
Alestar Mackmallen, 1679
George Gardner, 1679
Roger Conant, 1679
Isaac Goodale, 1679
William Lake, 1680
Jacob Preston, 1680
John Turner, 1680
Major William Hathorn, 1681
Thomas Ives, 1695
Joshua Grafton, 1699
Richard Willard, 1734
John Gardner, 1750

Hannah Higgenson gravestone, Charter Street, Salem

Gravestone of Hannah Higgenson (died 1713),      Charter Street Burial Ground, Salem.

Inventories related to the Balch House, Beverly, Massachusetts
John Balch,  1648
Agnes Balch, 1657
Benjamin Balch, 1750
Cornelius Balch (Topsfield), 1750

Images of original probate documents at the Salem in History Web Site
Francis Plummer, 1672
Joshua Grafton, 1699

Inventories for Narbonne House, Salem
Thomas Ives, 1695
Richard Willard, 1734

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Hints on Reading Probate Inventories: Dates, Money, Spelling and Archaic Words

Dates
Although Catholic Europe adopted the Gregorian Calendar on January 1, 1583, England remained on the Julian Calendar until January 1, 1752.  To further complicate matters, in the seventeenth century Englishmen used March 25 (Conception Day) as the start of the ecclesiasticial, civic, and legal year. This makes March the first month, and February 12.

So, February 20, 1653 would be written as 20: 12: 1652  or sometimes 20: 12: 1652/3
and April 20, 1653 would be written as 20: 2: 1653

Money
British money, then as now is divided into £ (pounds) s (shillings) and d (pence). If you think the British were late to change their calendar, they did not decimalize their currency until 1971. So, in the 1600s, the following exchange rates were in effect:
20s = £1
12d=1s

Spelling
Until Noah Webster published his dictionary in 1828, there was no "correct" way to spell words, alone punctuate and capitalize. You will  see that writers were often inconsistent in spelling the same word, in the same inventories.  If you are stumped by the meaning of a word, it may just be the spelling is really odd. You may want to try reading the word or phrase outloud. Actually, you can sometimes see traces of accents in spelling people chose to use.

Archaic Words
At other times, reading outloud simply won't help, as you are dealing with an archaic bit of English, or an archaic meaning for a word. Your best bet here is the Oxford English Dictionary. It is available in our library, and also most public libraries. It is an amazing reference that give the meaing of all English words, during different historical times.

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Other On-Line Probate Inventories
Selected Inventories from Plymouth Colony, 1628-1682 at the Plymouth Colony Archive Project
Selected Virginia and Maryland inventories, 1740-1810 at Gunston Hall
Inventories of the Bean Homestead, York, Maine, 1677-1757

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Inventory of the estate of John Balch taken July 28, 1648

 

 

 

by John Porter, Peter Palfrey, Jeffrie Massey and Nicholas Patch

 

 

 

 

£

s

d

Apparell

51

10

0

dwelling house & barne

16

0

0

one farme of medow and upland containege 210 Ackers

56

0

0

9 Ackers of whete

9

0

0

6 Ackers if indian

6

0

0

one Acker of _________

1

0

0

2 Ackers of barley

2

0

0

5 yoaks of eoxen at 10, 11 and 12 each yoke

33

0

0

a yoke of Steares

8

10

0

3 cowes & 2 heffers

22

0

0

2 yearelinge heffers

4

0

0

a yearelinge mare fole

5

0

0

wheles, chaines & yokes with other implements of husbandry

3

0

0

Frute trees in the Orchad

10

0

0

5 yeards & 1/2 of broadcloth

3

6

0

11 yeards of sarge

2

15

0

22 years of linin

1

2

0

13 yeards of cotten cloth

1

14

8

2 fether beds, w bolsters and 2 pilloes

5

5

0

1 paire of sheats

 

8

0

2 bead coverings

 

16

0

one Rugg

 

10

0

one bead and bloster

1

10

0

one blankett & coveringe

 

8

0

one paire of shees

 

5

0

4 shetes & 1/2

1

10

0

2 pillobeares

 

4

0

6 napkins

 

6

0

2 beadsteads

 

12

0

2 tables

 

7

0

2 tronks

 

6

0

one chest

 

5

0

one warmeinge pan

 

6

0

yearne, flakes & hempe

1

0

0

chares & stoles

 

3

0

12 bushells of indian corne

1

16

0

4 bushells of malte

 

16

0

one winopett & 3 bages

 

14

0

tubes & 6 barells & other wooden ware

1

0

0

3 hides

 

15

0

2 old chestes

 

2

0

toolese & old ireron

1

0

0

one bras pan & 2 bras cettles

1

0

0

a littell bras pott, 2 ireron pottes

1

0

0

peuter

 

10

0

2 muskets, one fowllinge peace with other armes

2

0

0

2 _____________

 

4

0

one ____________

 

10

0

____________

 

10

0

____________

 

5

0

one cannoe

 

10

0

chease pres

1

0

0

one hog

1

6

8

severall books

 

12

0

one calfe

1

0

0

total

220

13

12

 

 

 

 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files vol. 1 leaf 100

 

 

 

The Probate Records of Essex County vol. 1 p. 97.

 

 

 

 
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Inventory of the Estate of Anes Balsh taken Nov. 25, 1657

 

 

 

by John Rayment and Henery Hericke

 

 

 

 

£

s

d

One bed and bolster and pilo

3

0

0

two Rugs

1

0

0

one payer of shets

 

6

0

one Cot and blancett

1

0

0

3 Cotes

1

0

0

one waskot and two aprons

 

10

0

two shifes and an aperen and A pocetket hanshercher

 

10

0

one pot, a Cettell, one Scelet and payll

 

8

0

one hat

 

8

0

one bibell, one payer stockings

 

10

0

one trunck and Chest

 

5

0

one warmen pan

 

3

0

one Carpet and plater

 

8

0

one Chayer, one Crock, one payer beloes

9

11

0

 

18

19

0

Essex County Quarterly Court Files vol. 3 leaf 147

 

 

 

The Probate Records of Essex County vol. 1 p. 264.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Balch's bill of charges

 

 

 

Essex Co. Quarterly Court Files vol. 3 leaf 147

 

 

 

Attendance for two years

15

12

0

for coming to town to Mr. Curwin

1

0

0

at hir buriall for Cofen and Casks and drink

2

0

0

total

18

12

0

 

 

 

 

 June 29, 1658, that Benjamin Balch have the estate of Agnis Balch in order to pay her debts

 

 

 

 

Salem Quarterly Court Records vol. 4, leaf 20.

 

 

 

The Probate Records of Essex County, vol. I, p. 263.

 

 

 


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An Inventory of the Estate both Real & Personal of Decd Benjamin Balch late of Beverly

 

in ye County of Essex in New England Decd Taken on April  ye 20th A.D. 1750

 

 

At the Appraizment of Capt Henry Herrick Nathll Brown & Israel Wood.

 

 

 

A Comtee Appointed hereto by the Hon Thos Berry Esq Judge of Probate of Wills

 

 

for and within the County of Essex and is as followeth   Vizt:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Estate

£

s

d

The homestead land contains abt 6 Acres wth ye house and barn

120

0

0

A peice of land Calld ye 10 Acre Lott  Cont ab. 11 Acres

74

0

0

A peice of land Calld ye Close Containing 6 Acres

54

0

0

To wood land &  meadow in rail feild (so Called) 4 Acres

27

0

0

 

 

 

 

Personal Estate

 

 

 

To a horse 120/  Cow & Calf 80/  Ditto wth calf 80/  a Cow 80/

18

0

0

To a heiffer 35/ 1 yearling 16/   4 sheep & 2 lambs 42/6 

4

13

6

To 1 swine 21/  One Bond on Elezar Kimball for £100 old tenor £13 6/8

14

7

8

To 1 Bond on Peter Hunt for £100 old Tenor

13

6

8

To 1 Bond on Ebenezr Kimball for £50 old Tenor unto Barnaby Raymond

 

 

 

        Decd thought to be payable to the Executor of Decd Balch

6

13

4

To a Note of hand of Israel Herrick for £10 old Tenor

1

6

8

To an old plow & Irons  1/6  Axes & Hamer 3/  Gun Sword & warming pan

1

11

2

To Iron potts kettles trammels fire shovel & dog irons

1

4

0

To Chest of drawers 8/   table & bellows 4/

 

12

0

To old Chairs 4/   pewter 10/8   barrils hh: earthin & woodin ware 26/   

2

0

8

To Loom..quill wheele  swift warping bars and spools

1

4

0

To Wearing Apparril £8..15..8

8

15

8

To table Linens & four pillow Cases 10/8

 

10

8

To a Bed Covering, sheets Curtains bedsted & Cord

 

13

8

To a mean bed Covering Bedsted & Cords

4

5

4

To 8 sheets 53/4   Bibles & other books 10/    2 pr stockings 6/

3

9

4

 

357

14

4

 

 

 

 

Given under our hands ye day & year aforsd Henry Herrick Nathll Brown Israel Wood

 

John Lovett Ipswich April 23, 1750. Then John Lovett made oath to aforegoing Inventory

and if anything further appeared he would Cause it to be added - Before Thos Berry

 

 

 

 

 

Taken from: Essex County Registry of Probate: Book 329, pp. 212-213

 

 

 

 
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Mr Walter Price brought in an invoice of clothing 29:4:1641, that was left by 

 

 

his servant John Watkins, who died within six or seven weeks after landing.

 

 

 

Price brought Watkins with him from England and had paid £5 for his passage. 

 

 

His clothing was appraised by James Cary and Abell Kelly as follows:

 

 

 

 

£

s

d

piece of leather

 

6

8

pair of gloves

 

0

6

an old suit

 

8

0

a suit of clothes

1

5

0

2 pair drawers

 

4

0

6 pair stockings

 

7

6

2 cots

1

2

0

3 pair new shoes and 2 old

 

12

4

1-2li thread and a little hemp

 

2

0

3 shirts, 10s and 3 ragged ones, 2s 6d

 

12

6

a chest and a few nails

 

2

6

an old hat

 

0

10

3 old hat bands

 

1

0

total

5

4

10

 

 

 

 

Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 2, page 90.

 

 

 

The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, page 13.

 

 

 

 

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The Estate of John Symonds of Salem,
proved in Salem court 19: 7: 1671

 

 

 

 

£

s

d

Inventory taken by John Kitchin and John Pickering

 

 

 

His houseing and and Land

230

0

0

Joyners Tools benches and alre

5

5

6

2 Bedsteds almost finished

3

0

0

3 stools with one half of a Box

 

12

0

1/2 grindstone and windlass and a Small grindstone

 

5

0

Timber, planke & board

5

12

0

Two beds, a bolster & a p of sheets, a p of blankets, a bed steed

 

 

 

   & matt that lay in the Chamber

5

0

0

Tubs

 

4

0

part of a Chest and 4 Bush. Corn

 

18

6

His wearing Clothes

6

5

0

2 yds. & 3/4 of sad colored cloth

 

22

6

a Table cloth

1

12

6

3 Hollond pillow-beers

 

15

0

a p of sheets

2

5

0

3 p of old sheets

 

30

0

3 corse pillowbeers

1

15

0

3 small peeces of Cloth

 

8

0

1 Doz. of napkins, 1 Towil

1

0

0

a Feather bed, 2 bolsters, 3 pillows, a rugg, 4 blankets, one p of sheets

 

 

 

   Curtains & Bedstead

10

0

0

2 pound of woolen yarn & som linen yarn & a hat brush

 

8

0

1 great Kettle

 

20

0

3 Iron potts & 2 p of pot hooks

2

7

0

1 Churnn, 3 payls with Iron bayls & 5 Trayes

 

13

0

a frying pan

 

5

0

a warminge pan

 

12

0

a fire pan and Grid Iron

 

2

0

a ps. of a hawke & a driping pan

 

4

0

2 brass puding pansand 3 tinen Lamps

 

3

6

an Iron Trivit, 4 glass bottles and a spitt

 

8

0

3 Earthen pots, 2 panns

 

3

0

2 Jarrs, 1 Sieve and a pitcher

 

2

6

a broken posnet & a Cod line

 

2

0

3 new pewter platters and a bell mettle Skillet

1

2

0

4 old pewter platters, a poringer & 2 plates

 

8

0

2 old quart pots,. A bason and & Chamber pot

 

7

0

a beer bowle, a beaker, a wine Cup & a Grater

 

4

0

a lattin sarce pan & Tunnil, 4 wooden dishes & 4 spoons

 

2

8

a Lanthorne, 2 Doz. Trenchers, a platter & a chafeing dish

 

4

0

Two wooden Bowles and a ladle

 

1

0

a choping knife & 3 brass Candlesticks

 

13

0

3 Chests, 3 Boxes and a wooden Tunnil

 

14

0

5 Barrils and a half baril, a buttor tub & 4 Keelers

 

13

0

a halfe a bushel & a p of Scales

 

2

0

2 Tables, a fourm and Chayers

 

16

0

32 Cheeses, buttor & meat

1

0

0

Apples growinge I n the orchard

 

15

0

2 old Bibles, a Booke of Doct. Prestons works and a book or Mr. Rogers

 

 

 

   works & a psalm booke

 

18

0

one firelock musket

1

6

0

one firelock Musquet, worme & Scowerer

1

4

0

Sword, belt, powder & bullets

 

8

0

2 Tobacco boxes and a drest Calfe skin

 

2

6

a meal Sack & a litle bagge

 

4

0

a five shilinge peece of gold & a 6d in Silver

 

5

6

a Vice and an old Hatchet

 

19

0

nayles

 

0

10

a Howe

 

2

0

an Ax

 

6

10

A Mattock

 

5

0

halfe a plow chayne

 

8

0

an old Sithe, old Iron & a p of Jemmils

 

5

0

a Reap hook

 

0

9

2 hoops, 2 boxes & and ex pin

 

11

9

a p of pitchfork Tynes, 5 Wedges & old Iron

 

12

0

one halfe of a Crosscut Saw and an ex pin

 

5

0

four lode of Hay in the yarde

4

0

0

Salt Marsh Grass growinge

1

0

0

2 Cows and a Cow Calfe

7

10

0

Tow Hogges & 2 pigs

3

12

0

Indean Corne that grew on the Land

3

10

0

20 Bushels of pease

4

0

0

Timber in the Wiids

1

2

0

a p of woosted Stockings

 

7

0

Debts due to the Estate

24

10

7

total

342

14

10

 

 

 

 

Estate is debtor

12

0

7

Also an apprentice of 17 years old who hath 3 year and 9 moneths and 2 weekes to serve.

 

 

 

 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaves 25,6.

 

 

 

The Probate Records of Essex County vol. II, pages 249-50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inventory of the estate of John Wilkins, of Saylem, deceased,

 

 

 

taken by Nathaniell Putnam and John Putnam.

 

 

 

 

£

s

d

Three cowse

10

10

0

1 Steare

2

0

0

2 yearlings

2

10

0

2 Calves

1

0

0

11 Swine

4

5

0

1 Horse

5

0

0

1 mare

2

0

0

Indian Corn upon ye ground

1

10

0

The halef of a house

8

10

0

In iron ware

3

0

0

woodden weare

 

6

0

Puter

 

10

0

Brase

 

10

0

Pisstoles, Holsters, sord & belt

2

0

0

Bedding

4

0

0

wearing clothes

3

0

0

total

50

0

0

Attested in Salem Court, 26: 4: 1672

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 18, leaf 145.

 

 

 

The Probate Records of Essex County vol. II, 271.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inventory of the estate of Thomas Oliver, intestate,

 

 

was granted 21: 4m: 1679 by Edmund Batter and Hilliard Veren sr:

 

 

 

 

£

s

d

house & ground adjoyning of about 1-2 an acre

45

0

0

about 10 acres of land in the north field

25

0

0

a smale old bed, bedsteed, flock bolster & pillowes with all appurtenances

2

10

0

his wearing apparrell

1

5

0

a smale old bed, bedsteed, flock bolster & pillowes with all appurtenances

 

 

 

a litle table and & 3 old chests

 

15

0

2 Iron pts & old iron Ketle, and hanger & tonges

 

10

0

a brass scillitt & som few earth dishes

 

5

0

3 or 4 old chaires

 

3

0

2 piggs

 

10

0

2 pailes & old tubs & som od lumber

 

5

0

an old rusty sword & old bandeleers

 

5

0

 

76

8

0

 

 

 

 

The estate is Dr.in England, as he said in his sickness about

30

0

0

to several other men hereare as he said above

 

15

0

due to the Towne when sick & at his buriall

2

19

6

due to Dr. Swinerton about

2

3

0

several other debts owing not yet known

 

 

 

 

35

17

6

Attested by Bridgett, relict of Tho. Oliver, and allowed, 28: 9: 1679

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol, 32, leaf 23

 

 

 

The Probate Records of Essex County, vol. III, p. 319.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inventory of the estate of Alester Mackmallen, deceased 20: 4m: 1679, taken by Richard Adams and Hilliard Verin sr.:

 

 

 

 

£

s

d

the house and ground

40

0

0

an old smale featherbead, steed& furniture

3

0

0

his wearing apparrell

1

0

0

an old brass mettle pot & Ketle

1

0

0

a side cubord & old warmin pan

1

0

0

hanger & pothookes & gridirons

 

10

0

in pewter & lanthorne

 

10

0

earthware & botle glasses

 

2

0

an olde chaire or two, an old chest 3 old axes, 2 old spades & som other lumber

10

0

an old bedstead & a litle old flock bed

 

10

0

 

48

2

0

 

 

 

 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol, 32, leaf 23

 

 

 

The Probate Records of Essex County, vol. III, p. 320-21.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inventory of the estate of Maj. William Hathorn, Esq.

 

 

 

Taken June 10, 1681 by Hilliard Veren and John Pickering:

 

 

 

 

£

s

d

his dwelling house with the outhouseing, orchard & land adjoyning &

 

 

 

 belonging thereto containing of upland & meddow about 60 acres

450

0

0

a small pcell of land for a warehouse at the burying poynt

2

0

0

5 cowes

15

0

0

2 yearling heifers

 

40

0

4 swine young

 

48

0

31 sheep

9

6

0

12 lambs

 

48

0

2 horses & 1 mare

6

0

0

7 mares & colts wild in the woods

7

0

0

several goods left in the house, bedsteeds, cubbords, tables, chaires, chests,

 

 

 

   potts, tooles, cart tackling, plow geere & other lumber

7

10

0

chest with several old books

4

10

0

a farme at or neare Groaton containing about 640 acres

50

0

0

plate

8

0

0

cash

110

0

0

featherbed, bolster, pillowes, curtaines, vallins, & all appurtenances,

8

0

0

1 more featherbed, coverings, Rugg & appurtenances

6

0

0

1 more featherbed smaler one, Ruggs, blanketts & appurtenances

4

10

0

flockbed, bolster, & all belonging thereto

2

0

0

a turky carpett & 2 old carpetts

1

15

0

9 chaires, 8 joyne stooles and 10 cushins

2

10

0

3 guns, 3 old pistolls, Paier & cutles

3

0

0

his wearing apparrell wollen & linen

15

0

0

66 yds. Linen & cotton cloath

8

5

0

pewter

3

0

0

brase Kettles, pan pott, scales, skillets, warming pan, &c.

5

0

0

Iron potts & other houseold goods & iron

1

10

0

old axes & other old tooles & lumber

 

10

0

6 yds. Home made woollen cloth

1

7

0

a still & appurtenances

1

10

0

linen yarne & 12li of cotton & flax

2

4

0

table, bed & housold linen &c.

11

0

0

horse furniture &c.

1

0

0

total

754

3

0

 

 

 

 

There is something owing from the treasurer, & something owing to ye

 

 

 

contre or demanded for powder money not yett known.

 

 

 

The estate is Dr., for funerall expences

41

0

0

oweing to several men

1

2

0

total

42

2

0

Attested in Salem court 29 : 4m : 1681 by Ann, relict and executrix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 35, leaves 140, 141.

 

 

 

The Probate Records of Essex County vol. III, 423-4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inventory of the estate of Mr. John Turner as it is now found

 

 

 

in the hands of Mrs. Elizabeth Turner, widow,  taken by,

 

 

 

John Price, Wm. Browne jr., Thomas Gardner, jr. and John Hathorne

 

 

 

 

£

s

d

Sundry good and merchandize amount unto

2843

9

11

hosuehould stuff and in baggs

1295

8

0

total

4138

17

11

 

 

 

 

The account of houseing & land

 

 

 

the dwelling house, land, out houseing, 2 warehouses & wharfe

 

 

 

  belonging thereunto

500

0

0

a house, household stuff and stock at Bakers Isld.

50

0

0

Land at Castle Hill

70

0

0

a parcell of land bought of Wm. Lake and a pcell bought of Nath. Sharp

40

0

0

a warehouse at Winter Isld.

12

0

0

house and land bought of Mr. Skinner

140

0

0

the warehouse yt is building, boards, &c.

25

0

0

land by Chritopher Babidges

40

0

0

total

877

0

0

 

 

 

 

The account of Vessels:

 

 

 

the Keatch Blosome

170

0

0

Keatch Prosperous

120

0

0

Keatch John & Thomas

100

0

0

Keatch Willing Mind

90

0

0

total

480

0

0

 

 

 

 

1/2 of ye Keatch wth Mr English

190

0

0

1/2 of ye pink Speedwell

150

0

0

3/8 of the Keatch Society

150

0

0

3/3 of ye Keatch Wm. And John

100

0

0

1/4 of the Keatch Fraternyty

40

0

0

a shallop at Marblehead

50

0

0

1/4 of ye sloop with Jon. Hart

40

0

0

a pleasure Boote

8

0

0

1/3 of 3/8 of the Shipp Wm. & John

500

0

0

total

1773

0

0

making total of whole estate

6788

17

11

 

 

 

 

Further a parcell of Salt at Marblehead, a parcell of Refuse fish at Marblehead

 

 

The account of Debts due unto the estate and debts due to be payd out of the

 

 

estate which cannot yet be settled or known.

 

 

 

Attested in Salem court 30: 9: 1680 by Mrs. Elizabeth Turner, relict and adminstratix.

 

 

 

 

 

Essex County Quarterly Court Files, vol. 34, page 86.

 

 

 

The Probate Records of Essex County vol. III, pages 400-1.

 

 

 

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Estate of John Bradley of Salem


Inventory taken 21:  4: 1642 by Will Hathorne and Thomas Putnam



        £        s      d
A ten acre lot on Capt An side, 4 acres thereof broken and 6 unbroken 7 0 0
2 acres of Corne upon the same 3 0 0
25 acres at Jeffrys Creek 6 5 0
An acre of Corne at Towne 1 3 6
3 goats & 3 kids 1 15 0
3 Swine 1 6 0
7 bushills of Indian Corne 1 3 4
2 Iron Pots, a paire of pothooks, on old frying pan 1 0 0
a musket, bandlers and rest 1 0 0
 -- axes, 2 hows and som old Iron 0 10 6
 -- Chaires and a Tub 0 4 6
 -- a halfe headed bedstead 0 8 0
 -- old bed a bolster  2 -- bears 1 10 0
 -- ests 0 12 0
 --t a kit -- 1 0 0
 --nes--


 -- of Pen--


 ----owbea----


 --- in Lan ---


total, ---- --- oweing by him to others.






Suffolk County Probate Docket 24


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 18.


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Estate of Joanna Cummings of Salem


On the same paper upon which the will is written the testatrix gives a list of        £        s      d
her debts viz: "to John Mattestone upon his covenant concerning my house" 0 25 0
Mistress Goose for a pound of sugar


Goody Feld 0 3 6
Mr. Cocall 0 1 6
Good Masse 0 0 6
ould Knight 0 3 6
yong Goody Lech 0 0 8
"something to Goodman Salace, let him tell it,and the deacon will pay it"


Goodman Salace 0 5 0
Goody Sharman in the Bay 0 0 6




Inventory taken 17 : 3: 1644, by Gervase Garford, Jefferie Massey and Georg Emery
House and quarter acre of ground, with the corn upon it 3 0 0
ewe goat 0 7 0
spotted sowe 0 18 0
milch cowe 5 10 0
fether bed and flocke boulster 1 15 0
1 green rugge 0 10 0
1 litle fether pillow 0 1 6
3 blankits whitt 0 14 0
one littell Darnix curtayn 0 3 0
2200 pipe stavs of whitt oake 8 16 0
one sad collored Carsy gowen and hud sutable 1 0 0
1 stamill Carsy peetty coot mitered about the scirts with vellvit 1 6 8
1 green Carsy petticot, 3 laces 0 10 0
1 blew petticote 0 7 0
1 stufe petticoot 0 7 0
1 blacke wastcoot 0 1 0
1 red cotton shage wastcot 0 3 0
1 whit shagg wastcoot 0 5 0
1 blacke cloake 0 1 0
1 blacke grogerane Goune 1 6 0
1 wastcoot and petticoote 0 12 0
1 tauny seay appron 0 2 0
1 green say appron 0 1 0
5 Corse sheets 1 0 0
1 blacke hatt 0 4 0
2 callico approns lased about 0 5 0
9 Crostcloths, last and playn 0 4 6
2 Coyfes, one Cutworke, one blacke worke 0 2 6
4 hancherifs more playn 0 1 0
2 payer stockins 0 2 0
1 brass morter & pestell 0 3 4
shifs ould 0 7 0
1 lining pillabear 0 2 0
looking glass 0 3 0
blew apron 0 0 6
payer of shoos 0 1 6
trunke with a foot 0 14 6
littell Box with locke & key 0 1 6
carpitt and tabell 0 7 8
one mufe 0 2 0
Chamber pott 0 0 6
2 syves 0 2 0
tubs and paylls  0 8 0
little barrill 0 1 0
pare bellows 0 1 0
Iron pott and hanger 0 8 0
bras kettell and scellit 0 6 0
whell 0 4 0
Candell sticke 0 0 4
total. 33

Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 1, leaf 22.


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 35-6.






Inventory taken "divers years aoge" by Henry Skerry and Georg Emery, 


but received 14 :11 : 1646


The house & lot at home & the tenn Aker lot & the corne upon them both 22 0 0
halfe an aker of salte marsh 1 10 0
1 heafer of 2 yeares old & vantage 3 10 0
2 swine 1 10 0
1-2 canowe 0 5 0
2 fethar bedes, 4 bolsters, 3 pillowes 3 0 0
5 blankets, 1 ruge & one covering 0 10 0
6 dieper napkines & 2 tow towalles 0 7 0
3 par of sheetes 1 4 0
1 warminge pan 0 6 8
1 trunke & 2 chaistes 0 15 0
9 peeces of putor 0 15 0
3 boxes for lining 0 4 0
1 bedstead 0 4 0
1 brase kettell & a skellet & 2 skimmers 0 6 8
2 chayers & a forme 0 4 0
1 Iron pott 0 6 0
1 payer of sheetes more 0 10 0
glasses, trayes & earth weare & other old lumber 0 6 0
total 39 3 4




Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 1, leaf 66.


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 36.


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Estate of John Mattox of Salem


Inventory of estate of John Mattackes, deceased Apr. 22, 1643, 


taken at 6 : 5 mo : 1644, by Goodman Edwards and Goodman Prince         £        s      d
bill of Mr. Fowles 5 0 0
John Buds bill 2 0 0
bill of John Bonds 2 16 9
best shute 1 10 0
ould shute of truckinge Clothe 0 4 0
cotton shute 0 6 6
ould Cloth shute 0 10 0
ould graye shorte Coate 0 2 0
paire of knitt stockings 0 2 0
4 bands 0 5 0
paire of Cloth stockings 0 2 0
paire of Russitt bootes 0 11 0
paire of Canvis sheetes 0 20 0
2 shertes 0 7 0
Chistle 0 4 0
ould blanckitt 0 2 0
paire of shewes 0 4 0
ould hatt 0 4 0
4 Raile hoockes 0 4 0
an old pillow 0 2 6
paire of shewes 0 4 0
Total 14 13 9




Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 1, leaf 21.


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 36.


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Estate of Margery Wathin of Salem


Inventory taken 20 : 5 : 1645, 


by Peeter Palfray, Willow Alford and Nathaniel Porter         £        s      d
One greene rugge 0 15 0
white blanket 0 5 6
1 white course ould rugge 0 1 0
1 mixt color Coverlett 0 7 0
1 pare of grene say curtaines & vallences 0 12 0
1 stripte carpet & cubberd cloth 0 12 0
1 red bearing blanket with 2 gr : Laces 0 10 0
1 flock bed, 2 flock boulsters & one feather pillow & one boulster tike 1 5 6
one ould stockbed & Cradlebed 0 5 0
1 purple goune of cloth lined with gr : say  1 4 0
one purple wastcloth laced 0 7 0
1 red petecote & wastcloath 0 18 0
1 tawny cloake cloth  0 5 6
one ould mixt color cloth gowne 0 5 0
one russet gowne of cloth ript open 0 16 0
one pr. petuana hoods 0 3 0
one ould purple petecoate & wastcloth cloth 0 6 0
1 pr. of white blankets, 1 being little 0 8 0
1 tawny dublet & portingal cap 0 5 0
1 ruset pr. aprons  0 4 6
2 pr. aprons 1 say & 1 linsy wolsey 0 5 2
1 holland white wastcloth 0 6 0
1 holland aprone 0 6 8
apron of fleecy holland 0 3 0
4 necke handkerchiefes laced 0 5 4
1 neck handcherchief 0 0 8
3 plaine neck handkerchefes 0 3 0
3 pocket handkerchiefs 0 1 0
3 pocket handkerchiefes & 1 long neckcloth 0 0 6
3 laced neckclothes at 18d.  pr. & 2 at 6d. pr. 0 5 6
2 plaine crosclothes at 3d. pr. 0 0 6
1 white wrought coife 0 1 6
4 white stuff coyfes 6d. pr. 0 2 0
3 ould coyfes, 2d. pr. 0 0 6
2 holland coyfes and an ould one 0 2 6
3 white stuff stomachers 0 0 6
3 white wrought stomachers 0 2 2
1 pr. White knit thrid gloves 0 1 4
1 pr. handcuffs & 1 yd. seaming lace 0 0 5
white & colored thrid 0 0 3
1 silke girdle 0 1 8
1 yd. of stript callico 0 1 0
1 bundle of smal linen in a corse cloth 0 6 0
1 holland sheet with a seaming lace


1 pr. ould flaxen sheets


10 sheetes, 1 course one 2 0 0
2 flaxen tablecloathes 0 3 6
1 wrought towell, ould fushion 0 2 4
2 boulster cases 0 5 0
1 pr. pillowbeares 0 8 0
1 pr. Scotch cloth pillowbeares 0 4 0
1 pillowbeare with tossells 0 2 6
1 pr. flaxen pillowbeares 0 4 6
1 fringed & 1 diap. napkin 0 1 4
4 short napkins 0 3 0
6 flaxen napkins 0 6 0
4 napkins, towells 0 3 4
5 childs beds 0 0 9
5 woomen's shiftes 0 16 6
1 pr. cotton gloves & 1 straddle band 0 1 6
1 rema raised -t imbroyderd girdle 0 1 8
1 pr. ould shooes 0 2 6
1 white apron 0 0 3
1 blew apron, 1 necke handkerchief  0 0 16
delivered to Deborah for Mrs.Traske to pay for 8s. 2d. 0 8 2
1 bed cord 0 1 8
1 pr. ould wosted stockings 0 0 5
1 flannel neckcloth 0 0 9
6 bags 0 4 7
2 hatts 0 4 0
bible & one testament 0 9 0
24 ould books 0 8 0
4 chests, a settle & a box 1 0 0
1 pr. whalebone bodyes, 1 cotton wastcoate & 2 cloake buttons 0 7 0
34£ pewter at  9d. 1 5 6
12£ kettle brass at 12d. 0 12 0
2 skimmers 0 1 0
ould iron & tooles 1 0 0
2 brass candlesticks 0 2 4
1 box, smothing iron 0 1 4
1 whipsaw, 1 ould gun, 1 spit, nailes, etc 0 12 0
2 brass potts 1 15 0
1 case with 5 bottells 0 2 0
1 glew pott, 1s. & 1 looking glass, 1s. 0 2 0
2 earthern potts & yarne 0 2 0
chaires, woodden dishes 0 10 0
wood & timber 0 6 8
corne 0 6 6
5 barrells 0 4 0
1 house 7 10 0
halfe a heifer at Goodman Southwickes 0 15 0
one heifer at Mr. Batters farme 3 5 0
total: 39 13 5




Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 1, leaf 25.


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 38-9.


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Estate of John Talbey of Salem


Inventory of estate of John Talbey, taken 11m : 1644 


by Peter Palfrey and William Lord        £        s      d
20 bushels Indian Corne 2 13 4
3 pekes oates 0 7 0
apparrell and beding 0 10 0
a Cannoe 1 0 0
a Ten acre lott 3 0 0
brasse kettels 0 14 0
one Barrel & one Tub 0 5 0
one old axe, etc. 0 3 6
one axe more 0 4 0
spookshave 0 1 0
one wheele to spin with 0 4 0
rakes and rake hedds 0 7 8
2 Chares 0 1 0
Debts due unto him:


from william Bayley 1 15 0
Richard Singeltarie of Salesberie 1 6 0
Richard Edwards 0 8 0
Mr. ---man 0 3 11




Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 1, leaf 26.


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 39-40.


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Estate of Margaret Pease of Salem, 1:11:1644



Inventory taken by John Alderman and John Bulfinche       £        s      d
1 fether bed, 2 Bolsters, 4 pillowes, 2 blanketts, one coverlid 2 0 0
4 courtaynes & 4 rods of Iron 0 11 0
one Payr of fine sheets 0 12 0
two Pilcovrs and two Payer of course sheets 0 10 0
one cloth gowne 0 10 0
one stuffe gowne 0 12 0
one red Petticote 0 13 4
two old Putticoats 0 6 0
two old wascoats 0 4 0
one red wastcoat 0 5 0
two hoods 0 5 0
one Cloake 0 5 0
one greene apron an a batt 0 4 0
14 peeces of Small and great Pewter 0 10 0
one small brasse morter and Pestle 0 1 6
tow Cettles and an old warming Pan with a paire of tongs and an old fire shovell 0 3 4
on pair of bellows and a payrof doges and a pott hanger and a skillett 0 5 0
one whele 0 2 5
two chests 0 5 5
tow old chayres and a old Barrel and a Payle 


    with all other things that arenot seene 0 2 0
tow bushells of corne and tow bushells of Indian corne 0 13 4
half acre of Indian corne 0 16 0
som rye that is betwine Goodman Suthweeks and Goodwiffe Pease 0 4 0
one earlings heifer 2 10 0
for Pte of a sowe and one Pig 0 12 3
the howse and 3 quarters of an acre of ground 1 10 0
two goats and a kid 0 18 0
Marie Pease oweth her mother Pease 1 0 0
Mr. Bacon owth Megerett Pease 0 10 0
Goodman Barbour oweth me a bushell of corn 0 2 8
Total 19 2 8




Note of charges layed out by Thomas Wattson for wid. Margaret Pease:


To Mr. Rucke for bread and beere and wyne 0 16 8
to Goodwife Bullocke for fyve days attendance in sickness 0 7 6
to Goodman Burcham for her Coffine 0 6 0
for making her grave 0 1 0
to William Woodbery for keeping a heifer and for some pary of wyntering her 0 7 6
to the ferryman to bring her over the water 0 0 10
for writinge 0 1 0
total 2 0 6




Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 1, leaf 36.


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 40-41.


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Estate of Isabel West of Salem


Inventory of estate of Isabel West, taken 30 : 10 : 1644, 


by Henr. Skerry, Robert Cotta and George Ropes       £        s      d
House and tow acres of ground 4 0 0
10 acre lot in North Field 7 0 0
10 acre lot on dabyfort side 2 10 0
foure gotes 1 8 0
one sowe 1 6 0
sawes 0 10 0
playnes, Acknes & sawes & other smale toules 1 14 0
an Iorne persters & 6 bites belonging to it 0 5 0
16 bushels of Indian corne 2 8 0
5 bushels pease 1 0 0
a grinding stone & the iron of it 0 14 0
Three ould howes 0 2 6
an ould spad & a matock 0 2 6
one Joynt Chest 0 10 0
one sea chest 0 5 0
one fether bed & tow boulsters 2 0 0
one ould fether bed & two boulsters 1 0 0
one rugge & 2 ould blanketts 1 10 0
pare of sheetes & a bedsted 1 5 0
old pare of sheetes, table cloth & a pilabere 0 5 0
2 ould Jerkines 0 10 0
one hat 0 10 0
a whele 0 8 0
one iorne pot 0 10 0
ould iron pot & an Iron skelet  0 13 0
puter plates & dishes 0 16 0
bras Cetel & a bras skelet & 2 brase Candelsticks 0 16 0
tow Cheares & tow Cushenes 0 6 0
fringpan pot hokes & pot hangers, pare of trays 0 10 0
chest 0 3 0
pales, trayes, dishes & spoones 0 10 0
2 peeces of bacon 0 10 0
debts due from Nathaniel Vering 3 0 0
John Thore 2 0 0
John Whitlock 3 0 0
Thomas Smith, 30s. and James Smith, 20s. 2 10 0
Philip Udale 1 0 0
other small debts 1 7 0
a spit & a sawe 0 10 0
other debts 2 8 0
total 54 12 0




Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 1, leaf 24.


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 41-2.


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An  Inventory [      ]te of Mr Joshua Grafton late of



Salem Decd [        ]by us whose names are under written



as it w[                 ]


Impr: It house [                              ]ck yard & out houses  100 0   [   ]

It goods in ye [                    ] 1/2 broadcloth 14s per yd 2 9   [   ]

It 4 yds cape [                    ]  8s  It  4 yds 1/2 speckled fushan 2s per yd 0 17 0

It 17 chisels [                    ] 4 playn Irons 4s 8d 1 1 8

It a duz & 4 ship makers knives 4s per duz 0 5 4

It 6 duz & 8 files : 6s per duz 0 6 8

It 400 awll blades 4s per 100 16s  It 15 duz tacks 8s 1 4 0

It a 100 L scupper nails  2s  It lead nails a 1000  2s 0 4 0

It 3 swords 12s   It 14 L shot 2s 4d  0 14 4

It 12 hammers 12s  It 17 gimlets 5s 8d 0 17 8

It 6 padlocks  6s  It 8 small box locks  4s 0 10 0

It a tobacko box 3d a dore lock 1s  It 9 Chest locks 6s 9d 0 8 0

It 4 pair duflayls  1s -4d knittingneedle 2L & 1/2  4s 0 5 4

It a pair of cross garnels  3s  It  an old chizel & an old playne 1s 0 4 0

It a fishing lead 3L weight 6d:  It 3 pair stilyards 20s 1 0 6

It a pair of handscrues 20s  It 900 sayl needles 3-0-0 4 0 0

It 600 small needles  9s  It  5 pair shoe buckles  1s 0 10 0

It 3 duz & 3 horn Coams 5s  It  4 Ivory comes 2s 0 7 0

It 2 remnants of galoon  2s 6d  It  a pair stockings 2s 6d 0 5 0

It a standish  6d  It  3 ounces silk 6s 0 6 6

It two persels of Coat buttons  10s  It  19 yds & 1/2 huckabuk  21s 1 11 0

It a box of drawers 3s  a spice box  10s 0 13 0

It 200 & 1/2 logwood  20s per 100 2 10 0

It 4 guns: 12s per gun  48s  It 4 cattrridge boxes 4s 2 12 0

It a pair of marking Irons & 3 dore pu…es?  2s 0 2 0

It brasse & leaden weights & scales:  5 0 5 0

It a pound cloves 20s  It  1/2 a pound thred  20s  It a pound thred 12s 2 12 0
In ye parler  It  a feather bed & furniture 9 0 0

It a Trunk  8s [            ]ings in it  30s 1 18 0

It 19 books 3[            ]re table  10s   a punch boule  6s 2 6 0

It 2 pair of [                ]  It  pueter  52L 1/2 at 10d per L   2-3-4 3 13 4

It 2 pueter [                ]It 2 brass candlesticks 6s 0 10 0

It plate 13 [                ]al 6s. 6d per ounce 4 8   0[ ]

It gold b[                     ] & 1/2 L at 12d per L   3-1-6 4 13   [   ]

It sm[                          ] of knives 2s 6d 0 8 0

It 3 duz princ[              ] 1s: a glass case & things in it  12s 0 13 0

It a chest of dr[            ] leather chayers 3  6s 2 16 0



156 7 10














                                                           brought from ye other side 156 7 10

It 9 speckled chayer[               ]diaper Napkins worn  24s 2 2 0

It 3 large [                                  ] & two small ones 8s 1 6 0

It 2 pair ho[                              ] cloaths & other trimmin? 4 0   [   ]

It a Looking gl[                        ]basket    6d 1 5   [   ]
In ye parlor Chamber[               ]ng aparrell 10 0   0[ ]

It a cean?/ w silv[               ] feather bed rug curtains and furniture 6L 6 18 0

It a smaller feather bed rug pillows & furniture 4 0 0

It 4 trunks  6s per trunk  24s  It  11 sheets cors 10s per sheet 5-10 6 14 0

It an old pine chest w old linnin in it 20s    yarn for webing  8-6 1 8 6

It a great quilt & a smal quilt 40s   It 2 baskits a settle &  Katlose? 3s 2 3 0

It a pair of blankits 20s 1 0 0
In ye Leanto  It  a Case of bottles 6s: a pair Iron hand Irons 12s 0 18 0

It tinn ware 5s  earthenware  6s  other lumber 3s 0 14 0
In ye seller:  It barrels Jars & a Jug  6s  It a parcell of Saffron 30s 1 16 0
In ye Kitchen chamber: a feather bed & bedstead 3 0 0

It a flock bed: bedstead & 2 rugs  2-00-0   2 spinning wheels 3 sievs ? 10s 2 10 0

It a mean trough an old screan 2 baskits & some old barrels 0 10 0

It a sadle cloth 3L woole and woolin yarns 5s It  Some Olum? 2s 6d 0 7 6
In ye Kitchin  It  10old chayers 10s  a small table & two form stools 4s 0 14 0

It an old cupboard & cloth & some things upon it 0 10 0

It a cradle Rug & pillows  10s  a warming pan & bellows 6s 0 16 0

It two smoothing Irons & heaters 5s 0 5 0

It two Rakes a pair of dog irons: tongs: fire pan & fender 0 15 0

It 3 Iron pots: an Iron Kittle 20s  a baskit & come case 1s 1 1 0

It an Iron Candle stick It  1 spade & hoe  0 9 0
In ye wash house  It  2 spitts 2 boule dishes a grid Iron & other things 0 12 0
In ye wash hous chamber: It  2 old bottle clases with some bottles in them 0 3 0

It about a 100 wieght of Junk  6s  It a Jarie old blocks for a vessel 2s 0 8 0

It old bords 6s  It  2 duz of bottles 5s  & old lumber 3s 0 14 0
In ye Kitchin Seller  barrels brewing tubs & lumber  0 10 0
In ye yard: an old Cannoo  an old axe & pail 0 5 0

It a Cow 50s  It  3 S[    ]ne  40s 4 10 0

It money I Receiv[   ]that was due my sd husband 97 0 0

It a quadrant [                     ] It  more Cash  3-13-9





249 10 7


                                                                                   Isaac ?




                                                                                   Simon Willard




Before ye Honorable[                     ]qr Judge of




Probate & [                                   ] 1699




Mrs. Hannah G[                            ]d ye above said Inventory and Ma[                   ]


Oath that [                                    ] Inventory of ye Estate of her late




Husband Joshua Graf[                 ] so far as hath come to her Knowledge & [         ]


& now Comes to h[                    ]  she Will give an Account of ye Same



                                                     Sworn & atteste3d John Higginson Esq.





















Transcribed from a photograph of the original by Emerson W. Baker, June 15, 2005.


[     ] indicate tears in the paper




?  - undable to decipher a word, or questionable transcription 




….  - unable to decipher letters


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Estate of Robert Starr of Salem


Inventory of the estate of Mr. Robert Starr who was murdered by the hands of


ye Barberious heathens, taken June 25, 1679 


by Joseph Phippen and EdwardWollon:       £        s      d
A House and Orchard & Ground 130 0 0
on Bed Ruge & 2 blankets 3 0 0
on Bed Ruge with 2 blankets & Curteine 6 10 0
five paire of sheets & 18 table napeins 7 0 0
on Cubbard Cloath 0 5 0
three paires of pileberes 0 12 0
two Chestes 0 14 0
on Chest & Cubbard with a table 1 5 0
on bedstead, table & forme 1 0 0
on Iron Citle and two Iron pots 1 2 0
on Litle brase pot & a brase skillet 0 5 0
on paire of Dog Irons, 1 hack, two pothooks, on friing pan & spit 0 11 0
seaven platers, 4 porrengers, 1 warming pan, on salte seller & a Candle stick 1 10 0
foure cheares, 1 Loockin Glase, 2 boxes 0 9 0
on Linen wheel and one woolen wheele 0 5 6
total: 154 8 6




Mary Nick late relict of Robart Star, having been left a widow with four 


children very young and not able to help themselves, having put out two of them, 

the other two to be maintained b herself, petitioned the court to grant her, her third 

part of this estate for the bringing up of her four children.






Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 5, leaf 132.


Essex County Quarterly Court Files vol. 31, leaves 104-5


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. III, pages 309-10


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Estate of Thomas Cole of Salem


Inventory of the estate of Thomas Cole, taken Apr. 20, 1679,


by Hilliard Veren, jr. and Richard Croane:


a dwelling hows with about an acker of Land adjoineing pt. of which being ye        £        s      d
     Land Abra. Cole built 2 howses, & out howseinge 50 0 0
a tenn aker Lott lying in ye Northfield 30 0 0
fower Cows 10 0 0
two swine 1 0 0
old cask, a chest & other Lumber in ye chamber 0 10 0
1 fether bed with ye furnitture 4 0 0
1 old trundle flockbed 0 10 0
1 cubbard 0 10 0
1 Chest 0 5 0
2 brass kettles 1 0 0
2 Iron potts 0 10 0
3 puter dishes & smal parcel of Erthen dishes &c. 0 10 0
1 old table, chairs, formes & belos 0 5 0
Pott hangers, 1pr. old Andirons & tongs 0 5 0
1 old bras pott & skillit & spitt 0 3 0
2 bushels of Indian corne 0 4 0
1 old scith 0 2 0
some other old Lumber not valeuable 0 0 0
total 99 14 0
The estate in Debt to sundry persons about 12li.






Essex County Quarterly Court Files vol. 31, leaf 92


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. III, pages 315


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Estate of George Gardner of Salem 


Inventory of the estate of Lt. George Gardner, taken Oct. 17, 1679 by John


Browne and John Higgenson, jr., and presented by Samuell and Ebenezer Gardner





the dwelling house, bake house & out housing & the land they stand on & the       £        s      d
   land belonging & adjoyning to them now in possession of Samll. Gardner 270 0 0
a farm of about 400 acres of upland & meddow with the dwelling house &


   outhouseing upon it now in possession of Thomas Goold & in the towneship


  of Salem & 12 acres of meddow lying in Redding bounds in possession 


  of said Goold 321 0 0
13 acres upland & 2 acres of marsh or there abouts lying in south feild 60 0 0
1-8 part of the corne mill 100 0 0
1 acre of land neere the pen 20 0 0
a houselot next to Mr. Babadges 14 0 0
1 house & the land belonging to it now in the possession of Habbacuck Turner 90 0 0
Dts. due to the estate from Mr. Samll. Shrimpton, Mr. Arthur Mason & Mr.


   John Waite, about 157 0 0
due to the estate in the hands of Samuell Gardner, Jun., about  588 0 0
severall small debts in Salem about 20 0 0
5 years service in a negro named Arow 10 0 0
an Indian servant 10 0 0
pcell of household stuff in the possession of Samuell Gardner Jun. & 


   wearing cloathes 22 14 2
1 cow in the possession of Thomas Goold 2 10 0
7 barrells of pork in the hand of Jon. Hathorne 17 10 0
an acre of salt marsh by Strong water brooks 20 0 0
total 162 14 2
Pcell of burnt sithes sold for about  3 0 0




Essex County Quarterly Court Files vol. 301, pp. 143-5


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. III, pages 328


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Estate of Roger Conant of Salem


Inventory of the Estate of Roger Conant, taken Nov. 24, 1679, by John


Rayment and William Rayment:



      £       s      d
200 Acors of land 60 0 0
Liing at Dunstable not improved mor land sould to Elizabeth Conant & not


   payd for 40 0 0
mor land10 acors 20 0 0
land 10 Acors 20 0 0
land 23 Acors 59 0 0
2 Acors of medow 10 0 0
2 Acors of land 5 0 0
swampy land 1 0 0
more  land 1 0 0
2 cows and a hors 10 0 0
more cattell 15 0 0
4 sheep 1 10 0
a bed & furnytur 5 0 0
wareing closse and linin 9 0 0
a Chest, trunck and box 1 0 0
other things 1 0 0
total 258 10 0




Essex County Quarterly Court Files vol. 32 leaves 25, 26


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. III, pages 337


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Estate of Isaac Goodale of Salem


Inventory of the estate of Isacke Goodale, taken Oct. 23, 1679, by Nathaniel


Felton and Job Swinerton:



£ s d
his dwellinge house and orchard and the land thereunto belonginge 130 0 0
five acres and a halfe of fresh meadow 11 0 0
4 Cowes 12 0 0
2 yearelings and vantage 3 0 0
1 horse 0 10 0
6 swine 1 yeare old &  piggs 7 10 0
50 busheles Indian Corne 7 10 0
2 busheles of Rye 0 8 0
1 musket, 1 Rapier, powder and bullets 1 10 0
on bed and bolster, 2 payre of sheets, an old Rug & blanket, some wollen


   and linnen yarne 5 0 0
2 Iron pots, a warminge pan, a fryinge pan & a payre of pot hooks 1 15 0
2 Chests 1 0 0
his wearinge Apparel 5 0 0
3 old axes, 3 wedges, a Reape hooke, 2 sythes, 2 augers, 2 chissels, a gouge


   and drawinge knife, a hand saw 1 0 0
a payre of Cardes & smoothinge Iron and a hammer 0 4 0
   two trayes and a Churne, 2 payles, two seives, a linnen and wollen wheele,


some wooden platters, tubs and old Lumber 2 0 0
4 load of hay & other fodder 3 0 0
total 192 7 0




Isack Goodale Dr. to Job Swinerton


  Job Swinerton 1 6 4
  Jon. Cromwell 1 13 1
 Nich. Durrall 1 12 0
  Jon. Pease, sr. 0 8 0
  Jon. Pease, jr. 0 5 0
  _______ Golthrite 0 3 6
  Capt. George Corwin 0 10 6
  Joseph Huch 1 5 0
  John Pease, sr. 1 0 0
  Zack Godle 0 4 6
  Wilem benat 0 6 11
total 8 13 11




Essex County Quarterly Court Files vol. 32 leaves 27


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. III, pages 337-8


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Estate of William Lake of Salem


Inventory of the estate of Mr. William Lake, taken June 26, 1680 by


Edward Mowle and Francis Neale, sr.:



      £       s      d
the housing and Land 110 0 0
Bedding, Boulster, sheet, Ruggs, & blanketts in ye Little Roome 6 4 0
Beding, Boulsters, sheetes, Ruggs and Blanketts in ye chamber 5 12 0
   Bed, Boulster, blanketts, sheets, pillow, Rugg, old Curtaines & a Bedstead


   in ye Great Roome 6 13 0
halfe a Douzen of Joynt stooles 0 11 0
a Round Table 0 12 0
a paire of Andirons 1 0 0
Bedstead & Trundlebed in ye chamber 1 15 0
13 old chaires 0 16 3
one Chist in the chamber 0 3 6
one chist more 0 12 0
8 Boxes 0 7 0
one Trunk 0 10 0
one small old Chist 0 4 0
two Cuppboards 0 3 0
one paire of old Andirons & a small paire of Dogges 0 10 0
Fier Tongs & a fyer shovell 0 8 0
two Gridirons & a chaffing Dish all old 0 5 0
two Haikes 0 7 0
a Jack & a spitt 0 12 0
3 Iron potts, one Iron kettle & a frying pan 1 10 0
3 pair of pott hookes, a flesh hook, one Douzen of Iron skewers 0 6 0
2 small Brass skilletts & a kettle 0 12 0
scales and a paire of stilliards 0 9 0
a Callico cuppboard cloth, 2 old cushings and a few Glasses 0 3 0
pewter 8 0 0
Tinn ware 0 10 0
Nine pair of sheetes 5 5 0
4 Tableclothes & 4 Cupbord clothes 1 6 0
68 Napkins 4 6 0
pillowbeers 0 14 0
Tooles 1 0 0
wheele and a small Looking Glass 0 7 0
a furnace 2 0 0
a Mashing Tubb, Tubbs, old barrels and Bucketts 2 0 0
a Grindstone 0 6 0
a Sow and piggs 1 10 0
timber to work Upp. 0 15 0
total 171 12 9
Debts due from the estate:


  to Deacon Goodhew 60 0 0
  Mr. William Brown, jr. 10 0 0
  Captaine John Corwin 7 0 0
  Mr. John Cromwell 5 8 1
  Mr. Thomas Ives 11 13 5
  Mr. Hurst 10 0 0
  Mr. Knights of Newberie 3 0 0
total 107 1 6




Essex County Quarterly Court Files vol. 33 leaf 105


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. III, pages 340-1


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Estate of Jacob Preston of Salem


Inventory of the estate of Jacob Preston, who in all probabilitie hath been departed

this life for these severall months having bin wanting about nine or tenn months, gon

forth in a small Ketch upon a Fishing designe to ye eastward & never yet returned

nor certainly heard of, his goods presented by Thomas Preston and appraised


in Salem, June 30, 1680 by Richard Croade and John King:



      £       s        d
a chest with a Lock & Key 0 6 0
one Hatt 0 4 0
an old paire of Breeches 0 6 0
a new red cloath wastcoat 0 15 0
A paire of dowlas drawers 0 4 0
a paire of cotton & Lynnen drawers little worne 0 3 0
one yard & half of holland 0 7 6
A genting neck cloath 0 1 0
due to the estate per Levy Preston 2 5 0
Samuel Preston 1 5 0
total 5 16 6




The estate is debtor to:


  Mr. Nebemiah Willowby 0 13 1 1-2
  Nathaniel Ingerson 0 7 0
  Sarah Traske 1 0 0
  Symon Horne 0 12 0
  Benjamin Horne 0 12 0
  Thomas Preston 2 4 0
total 5 8 1 1-2




Unresolved how ye accot, stands between Mr. William Bowditch & ye abovesaid

Jacob Preston, Thomas Preston having don his best endeavor to have had a settelement
but cannot ass yet attaine it.






Essex County Quarterly Court Files vol. 33 leaf 106


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. III, pages 341-2


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Estate of Robert Pease of Salem


Inventory of estate of Robert Pease of Salem, lately deceased,  


     taken 3 : 11 mo : 1644 by Jo. Alderman and Myhill Shaflinge



      £        s         d
ffyve ewe goats and three lambs 3 6 0
iron ptt and iron kettle, a posnett and tow Pewter dishes, with other small


   things of pewter 1 0 0
one Conell tube, three trays and one paile 0 7 0
one flockebede, a teike, one Cowhide and a little ruge 1 10 0
one sheet, one Pilowbere 0 3 4
one stone hammer, two trowels, one lathing hammer & axe 0 6 0
one Barrall and a Pecke 0 2 6
one Chest and a little table board 0 5 0
an acre of wheat, one of Barly, an acre of Pease 2 0 0
2 acres Indian Corne 10 0 0
one muskett with Bandileers and the sword 0 16 0
one house and a Barne and 11 acres of ground 14 0 0
2 shuts of aparell and a Coate 3 10 0
one hatte, one Payr of stockins, one payre of shos, two shirts, 2 bands 0 10 0
a sack 0 1 0
swyne 1 6 8
a Cannew 0 10 0
total 39 12 6




Indebted to several persons 6 0 0




Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 1, leaf 24.


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 42-3.


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Estate of John Thorne of Salem


Inventory taken by Aug. 1, 1646, by Jefforie Massey, George Emery and John

   Harbert



      £        s        d
1 Roule of tobacco containing 73li., at 4d. per li. 1 4 4
1 Roule of tobacco containing 79li. at 4d. per li. 1 6 4
8li. of tobacco in a Ruulet at 4d. per li. 0 2 8
1 Greate Coate 1 0 0
1 Cloth Shute 0 12 0
1 Stufe Shute 1 2 0
1 Cloth Shute 1 0 0
2 Hatts 0 12 0
2 shurts, 3 bands, 2 HandCarshers 0 10 0
1 pr. of mille stockings 0 4 0
1 pare of yarne Stockings 0 2 0
2 pare of Shues 0 5 0
1 wast coate 0 1 6
1 Sea bed and pillo 0 7 6
1 bible and 1 Cap 0 4 0
1 Musket, Bandileas, soard & rest 1 6 0
one aker and 3 quarters of Land 1 0 0
debts owing 8 3 4
total 27 16 2




Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 1, leaf 53.


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 51.


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Estate of Richard Bartholomew of Salem


Inventory taken 27 : 5 : 1646, by William Hathorne and Jefferie Massey



      £        s        d
Parsell linen cloth 50 12 11
parsell wollon cloth and stockins 30 9 6
parsell of hatts 10 12 0
parsell of boddis 3 17 9
parsell of shott 3 12 7
lead 9 9 10
parsell of stuffes and yearne 30 5 0
parsell of heaire bottoms 3 4 0
4 chests of glass 7 0 0
8 ferkins of sope 4 8 0
advance upon these goods, the executor bearing the charge 22 10 0
100 bushels of malt 14 16 0
2 trunkes 0 6 0
3 ould sheetes with some ould linen and other smale thinges in the ould trunke 1 3 4
an old flockbedd 0 10 0
2 feather pillowes 0 10 0
2 old blanketts 0 2 6
one old hatchett 0 1 0
a paire of bootes and a paire of shooes 0 14 0
a house and one acre and halfe of lande 5 0 0
ten acre lott 6 0 0
a Carbine 0 18 0
brass ketle and scillett 0 9 0
a fire shouell and pott hangers 0 3 0
a howe, a frow, 4 wedges, a hammer and shoe horne 0 5 0
total 206 19 5
debts owing to him 79 1 9
total 286 9 1




Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 1, leaf 54.


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 52.


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Estate of Emme Mason of Salem


Inventory of estate of widow Emme Mazon, deceased, 26 : 3 : 1646, taken by

  Georg Corwin and Walter Price.       £        s         d
All the lyning smalle & greate 2 0 0
1 boulster & 1 pillow 0 13 8
1 fether bed 3 0 5
1 bedsteed matt, and Cord 0 7 0
1 Red Rugg, 8s. & blanket, 4s. 6d. 0 12 6
1 blankett, 13s.;3 ould Curtens, 18d. 0 14 6
1 settle, 4s. 6d.; a Chest, 5s.;1 box, 18d. 0 11 0
a table boord, 4s., 2 payles, 2s.4d. 0 6 4
one trunk, 8d., a linsy woolsy sutt, 10s. 0 10 8
one carsy waskott, 12s., one pettycott, 12s. 1 4 0
one sarfe, 16s., 2 ould wascots, 18d. 0 17 6
1 ould bodes, 8d., 1 stuff wascott, 2s. 6d. 0 3 2
a Carsy whood, 2s. 6d., a hatt, 11s. 0 13 6
in pewter, 9s. 7d., more in pewter, 4s. 0 13 7
one brass cansteeke, 4s., a pestle & morter, 3s. 0 7 0
one ould warming pann, 3s. 6d., 1 hatchell, 2s. 6d. 0 6 0
1 ould chafing dish,10d., ladle, 6d. 0 1 4
a sift, 15d., one skimer, 6d. 0 1 9
one hake, 3s. 6d.; tongs, 4d.; grd. Iron, 18d. 0 5 4
one baking Iron, 2s. 6d., one brass kytle, 16s. 0 18 6
one Iron kytle, 10s. 10d.; an Iron pott, 2s. 0 12 10
one brass skillett, 4s. 6d.; another skillett, 8d. 0 5 2
one Iron Dogg, 2s., 9 books, 13s. 0 15 0
2 books, 4s., one byble, 9s. 0 13 0
one salme booke, 16d. & a sermon booke, 6d. 0 1 10
one lining wheele,     [
         ]
one Cotton wheele, 2s., a halfe pek, 6d. 0 2 6
6 boules, 2s., and 2 payles, 14d. 0 3 2
2 trayes, 6d., 3 platters, 2 wooden dishes, 16d. 0 1 10
one erthen pann, 6d., 1 pot, 4d., a brush, 8d. 0 1 6
in yaron, 16s. 8d. 0 16 8
2 cushings, 16d. 0 1 4
one house and an Acre of ground 2 10 0
one smalle kow 3 15 0
in new fensing stuff 0 12 0
total 25 16 0




Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 1, leaf 59.


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 57-8.


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Estate of William Clarke of Salem


Inventory taken 25 : 4 : 1647 by William Hathorne 



      £        s         d
an eight pte of a barke in Robert Lemmon his hands 10 10 0
an eight pte of a barke in Mr. Gooses hand 20 0 0
twoo thirds of a shallop att marblehead in the hands of John Keagle 7 0 0
a house & land neere Mr. Johnson & 200 acres of land neere Mr.


  Humfryes farme 20 0 0
a third of 9 acres of corne upon the ground 3 0 0
the houses & an acre of land neere Mr. Brownes 28 0 0
three cowes 13 10 0
12 small swine 6 0 0
pte of a bagg of Cotten, containing 1 1/2 hundred weight 6 15 0
40li. of ginger at 9d. per li 1 10 0
500 waight of Tobacco in Mr. Peeters seller at 4d. per li. 8 6 8
in Mr. Downing's seller, 100li. of Tobacco at 4d. per li. 16 13 4
one hogshead & pt. of 2 hogsheads of suger, being about 700li. waight 26 5 0
In the Hall:


One long table & frame, 4 Joynt stooles & a bench 1 13 0
1 Court cubberd & old cloth 0 14 0
3 red Leather chaires 0 13 4
1 short forme 0 2 0
In Parlor:


1 Table, 2 formes & a stoole 0 14 6
1 halfe headed bedstead 0 7 0
1 curtaine & vallance 0 5 0
1 feather bed & bolster 2 0 0
1 straw bed & flocke bolster 0 7 0
1 white blanckett 0 3 0
1 pr. of sheetes 0 7 0
1 greene rugg 0 14 0
1 other bedstead & mat 0 7 0
1 Curtaine & valance 0 2 0
1 canvas flocke bed  0 10 0
1 Feather bolster 0 14 0
1 pr. Of old sheetes 0 4 0
2 old blancketts 0 4 0
1 Red Rugg 0 8 0
In the Great Chamber:


In a Deske in silver 4 11 3
in Wampon about 3li. worth, 3 0 0
his deske 1 0 0
3 Joynt stooles 0 5 0
3 Leather stooles 0 5 0
1 old Turky carpet 0 8 0
in the Closett in Endico 5 0 0
treachers &other small things 0 14 0
In the hall Chamber:


1 table & forme 0 10 0
one old carpett 0 3 0
one Joyned bedstead 0 0 14
Cartines & vallances 0 16 0
1 feather bed & bolster 3 0 0
1 feather boulster 0 15 0
four feather pillowes 1 0 0
1 matt, 2s. 6d., 1 Tapestry covering, 1li. 10s. 1 12 6
1 Round Table 0 7 0
1Cubberd cuishion 0 2 0
1 greate blacke Truncke with locke & key 0 10 0
1 great cuishion wrought with wosted with a chaire covering 1 0 0
one sempiternum cubbord cloth with silke frenge 1 0 0
2 Cubberd cuishions of dammaske & one needle worke one 1 0 0
1 phylaselle cloake lined with plush 3 0 0
for 1li. of silke frenge 0 10 0
3 say curtaines & a peece of vallance 0 15 0
3 red capps 0 3 0
6 silver spoones & 2 small peeces of plate 3 0 0
one small Truncke 0 6 0
one dussen of diaper napkins & a table cloth 1 4 0
1 dussen of lockrum napkins & a table cloth 1 0 0
a dussen of towells 0 2 0
1 close stoole 0 6 0
In the Chamber over the kitchin:


1 greate truncke 0 2 0
10 pr. of sheetes 5 0 0
2 dussen of flaxen napkins & 2 table cloths 1 4 0
3 dussen of old napkins 0 10 0
3 old Table clothes  0 10 0
1 great chest 1 14 0
1 Turkey Carpitt 1 0 0
1 old Carpitt 0 8 0
1 great truncke with some small things in the same 0 12 0
1 bedstead, 5s.; curtaines & vallance, 7s. 0 12 0
a feather bed and boulster 4 0 0
a covering & a blanckett 0 8 0
a fire shovell, tongs & a pr. of andirons 0 10 0
in a low bedstead


1 feather bed & boulster 2 0 0
a blanckett Rugg & a curtaine 0 6 0
a Cutlas & a leather belt 0 14 4
1 old quilt 0 3 4
a warming pan 0 4 0
In the Garrett


2 flocke beds & a boulster 0 14 0
a quilt & a Rugg 0 4 0
some old tubs & Lumber 1 0 0
3 bushells of indian corne 0 8 0
15 bushells of wheat at 8d per li 2 15 0
35 bushells of mault at 4s per bushell 7 0 0
In the kitchin


20 pewter platters 2 10 0
2 great plates & 10 little ones 0 12 0
1 great pewter ptt, 1 flagon, 1 pottle, 1 quart, 3 pints, 4 ale qrts, 1 pint,


    6 beare cups, 4 wine cups, 4 Candlestickes, 5 Chamber potts,


    2 pewter lamps, 1 tunnill, 6 sawcers & old pewter 3 18 0
China dishes 0 12 0
1 great brasse Copper,  1 small Copper kittle, a great kettle, 1 brasse pan, 


1 brasse pott, 1 little kettle 6 19 0
Iron, 1 great pott, 3 hangers, 2 spitts, 1 treevett, a paire of tongs,1 fire shovell, 

1 peele, 1 Jacke with some old Iron & tubs in the kitchin 3 2 6
in the seller


hogsheads & old lumber 1 0 0
a bible & Purchase Pilgrimage 1 0 0
his wearing apparell 6 0 0
owning to him per book 310 13 5
but what debts he oweth doth not to us appeare;


total 586 2 2




Salem Quarterly Court Files, vol. 2, leaf 226.


The Probate Records of Essex County vol. I, pages 65-7.


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Estate of Cornelius Balch of Topsfield
Inventory of the estate of Cornelius Balch late of Topsfield, September 7, 1750
We have apprised said Estrate in the following manner
Wearing Apparril £6:13  Books 6/ 6 19 0
Abt. 27 acres of land with part of a house with ye barn 120 0 0
best bed & furniture £11:9:4  trundle bedstead & cord under bed 2/8 11 12 0
bed  bedstead & furniture in chamber £8/Case of drawers & chest of Do 82/8 12 2 8
a loom & tackling 28/3  3 wheeles 6/8  2 chest cupboard & small chest 11/1 2 2 0
3 tables & box 16/  Cradle 5/4  pewter platters plates poringer etc.  36/5 1 17 9
Looking glass & Hour Do. 1/8   table knives  16/8 earth & glass ware 6/ 1 4 4
brass kettle & warming pan 34/3 Iron potts , Kettle & skillet 10/8 2 4 8
2 trammels slice & tongs  16/ box iron and heaters & candlestick 2/  0 18 0
a mortar & other wooden ware  6/  earth & glass  4/10 0 10 10
knives forks  & grediron 2/9  old chair 8/  woodenware 9/4 0 19 4
carbine & pistols & holster 22/8  pillow & pillow Cloths  & saddle____10/8 0 13 4
brestplate & belt 1/4  8 ____ Corn 2 meal bags & beans 28/8 1 10 0
salt pork & 2 tubs 14/  Cyder caske & dry Do.  16/ 1 10 0
horse tackling, fork, bettle rings wedges & axe  17/4 0 17 0
3 ____ 6/8  Copper___ 5/4  frying pan 1/6  Coopers tools 26 1 19 6
plow Iron chain & Old Iron  17/4   an Iron bar  3/4 1 0 8
a Cyder mill & press  53/4  Yoke Iron  & Grindstone  14/ 2 18 0
__________________ 16/ 2 Cows 3 sheet 2 swine 11 4 12
3 baskets /8  a pr. Steers a cow & a heiffer £10/1/8 10 19 4
a Mair & Colt 112/ a Cart & Wheeles  66/8 8 18 0
flax and Linens yarn  21/4 1 1 4
an old silver spoon a pr. Shirt buttons & 2 silvr buckles  0 10 8
a pr. Glasses with silver bowl & Case   3/4 0 3 4
Topsfield September 7th 1750, sum total   £ 206 10 5
Dan Clark Robert Smith  George Bixby Martha Balch
Essex County Probate volume 329, page 349
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Estate of John Gardner of Salem
a Chest of Drawers £2/5  oval table 120/ looking glass ?? 33 5 0
6 Chairs & lg. Do.  120/ table 25/  6 pictures 30/  8 15 0
Glass ware 25/ 2 plates 10/ pot 30/  shovel & tongs  30/  4 15 0
Tramel 30/ Caske 20/  bed bolster  & 1 pillow  16 2 0
under bed bedstead & cord 45/  Coverlid  80/ pictr 3/ basket 7/  6 15 0
a punch bowl 6/  pewter 80/ 2 Candlesticks 15 tramel 10/  5 11 0
flesh fork & skimmer 30/  wearing Coat £7  pr. Kneebuckles  20/ 9 10 0
Total: Eighty five pounds 3/ Old Tenor 85 3 0
Equal to twenty one pounds five shillings and nine pence  Bills of the Lait Tenor
Sam West Timonthy Pickering Daniel King Mary Gardner
February  14, 1749/50
Essex County Probate volume  329 page 348
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Estate of Thomas Ives of Salem
An inventory of the Estate of Thomas Ives, late of Salem, Dec'd as it was
Aprized; by us whose names are underwriten this 26 Septr 1695.
a house & land: mortgadged to Mr. Turner 95 0 0
in the northern room below: a bed and furniture 2 5 0
a presse for cloathes: a little trunk and a square table, all old 0 14 0
payr of brass hand Irons; a warming pan; Iron dogs & candlestick 1 14 0
ye books, most of them small, and earthenware 1 0 0
In the chamber of the northern end: a bed & trundle bed with bedsteads 1 10 0
a cupboard, 8s; in the southern chamber: seven chayrs, 10s 0 18 0
a chest of drawers and linen in it; a chest and round table 6 0 0
a bed and coverlit, boulsters & pillows 1 15 0
his wearing aparrill 2 10 0
in the southern lower room: old wheels; old cradle & other old things 0 10 0
a poudering tub & other old barils & things 0 7 0
In the kitchen chamber: Sadle & pilion, kneading tough & Iron things 1 5 0
In the kitchen: a Jack; two spits; a pair of dogs & hand Irons & fender 1 10 0
two Rakes, a smoothing Iron & bellows; a brass kittle 2 Iron pots 1 15 0
peuter, 2-05-00; a mortar & pestle & some earthenware 4s 2 9 0
Tooles: in the shop & old payls 6s; a mare, 25s 1 11 0
three swine & five small pigs 1 15 0
two old seives, two bushels, a pary of Cards, a Jug & earthrn pots 0 6 0
in money 2 2 0
                                                                                                                £ 126 16 0
Aprized by us this 26 September 1695: John Huston & Elizabeth Ives (mark)
Essex County Probate Records, Docket No. 14656
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Estate of Richard Willard of Salem
An inventory of the Estate of Mr. Richard Willard, Mariner, late of Salem
desed, taken by use of ye subscribers September ye 9th 1734 in Observance
of a Direction to us From ye Hon John Appelton Esqur, Judge of ye Probates
for the County of Esses
one half of A dwelling house and About one Eight part of an Acre of Land
formerly bought of Josiah Willard at 125 0 0
twenty Rods of Land next ye new meeting house 10 0 0
one half of A pew in ye new meeting hous 8 0 0
Item to a personal Estate viz: one chist of Drawers, 4-00-00
        one Trunk 2s; one ould tabell, 3s; one ditto, 1-00-00 5 16 0
Eleven ould chares 22s; one looking glas 45s
       one warming pan, 4s; one Bras cittel 35s 5 6 0
one kittel 1s; one iron pot with hooks, one iron kittle, one iron trammel 0 14 0
one chafeing Dish, andirons, one pare of tongs and fire shouvell, and 
      pr of andirons and traws and candlestick, 15s 1 17 0
one spit, 3s; one box iron & heeters 4s
one ____, knives and forks, 2 glass bottels and other glass
one tin _____ and earthenware 3s; one trunk, 4s 7 3 0
wareing clothes 6 10 0
one fether bed, ruge & bedstead 5 10 0
one bed with ye furniture 7 5 0
puter, 2-06-00; a Bibell & other books 1-00-00 3 6 0
three pare of sheets, 40s; Eleven napkins 20s 3 0 0
five pillow cases, 12s, two table clothes 5s 0 17 0
                                                                                                                £ 185 4 0
Essex County Probate Records, Docket No. 29951
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