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Inventory of Goods

An INVENTORY of the Goods and chattels of Mr. David Lynn

late of MONTGOMERY COUNTY and STATE OF MARYLAND, 

deceased taken this 16th day of December Anno Domini 1779.

 

do means ditto

This list has been edited for clarity as many typing shortcuts were used in the period it was originally copied from written records)(1938)

 

£

(Pound)

S

(Shilling)

D

(Pence)

Stephen,     a negro man about 25 years of age

75

 

 

Philip,         a negro man about 55 years of age

30

 

 

George,      a negro man about 19 years of age

75

 

 

Jack,          a negro man about 24 years of age

75

 

 

Moses,       a negro man about 18 or 19 years of age

75

 

 

Charles,      a negro man about 26 years of age

75

 

 

Rezin,         a negro boy about 11 years of age

45

 

 

Sarah,         a negro woman about 51 years of age

30

 

 

Darky,        a negro girl about 15 or 16 years of age

75

 

 

Poll,            a negro girl between 15 & 16 years of age

75

 

 

Lucey,        a negro girl about 23 years of age  

75

 

 

Pheby,        a negro girl about 5 years of age    

25

 

 

Sophia,       a negro girl about 2 years of age

10

 

 

Tiney,         a negro woman about 28 years of age

67

10

 

Heatty,       a negro child about 8 months old

7

10

 

Priss,          a negro girl about 10 years of age

45

 

 

Arrot,         a negro girl about 8 or 9 years of age

40

 

 

Cassandra, a negro girl about 7 years of age

35

 

 

Nancy ,      a negro girl about 5 years of age

30

 

 

Ralph,        a negro boy about 3 years of age

23

 

 

Cloe,          a negro girl about 6 years of age

35

 

 

1 small black horse with 3 white feet about 7 or 8 years old

7

 

 

1 Old bay horse

6

 

 

1 Sorrell horse 5 years old

25

 

 

1 Bay horse 3 white feet 10 years old

16

 

 

1 Black horse almost blind

6

 

 

2 cows & yearlings at £3 each, 4 cows £12 1 Steer £4

22  

 

 

2 small steers 3 heifer yearlings

3

15

 

5 cows & 5 calves at £4 each, 3 cows at £3 each

49

 

 

1 Bull £4, 2 steers £3 each

10

 

 

4 small steers at 30 shillings each

6

 

 

4 heiffers 35 shilling each

7

 

 

3 sows £3, 27 hogs at 10 shillings each

16

10

 

4 sows at 18/ each 15 shoats 7/each

  8

17

 

6 fattened hogs 6L 5/  1561 lbs of pork at 25/ PC

25

15

3

5 sheep at 8/  

2

 

 

11,500 lbs tobacco at 124/ Pc

143

15

 

165 Barrels of corn 12/

99

 

 

8 Bushels of beans at 3/  12 bushels of wheat at 4/

3

12

 

3 Tubs with about 12 bushels of Flax seed

2

8

 

30 ½ ozs Plate at 8/4 P Oz

12

14

2

1 Old cart & plantation utensils at the Quarter

6

10

 

1 Parcel of Books

4

8

 

1 Cart 

 

7

 

1 pr. Hand Mill stones 20s, grind stone old with iron handle 5s

1

5

 

Plantation utensils

8

8

 

Pots ovens & pot hooks with rack and chain

2

15

 

1 Pot with Skillet & old frying pan

3

9

 

1 gridiron & toaster 10s  2 tea kettles & 2 old coffee pots

 

14

 

1 old sieve 6s, 2 doz. & 3 plates and 4 dishes £3/5s

3

6

6

2 large pewter basins 10s, 8 smaller 3s each, 3 very old and small basins at 4s 6p

1

18

6

1 Old brass mortar 3s, 3 old candle sticks 3s  wooden ware 20s

1

6

 

1 Wooden wheel 6s  1 pr. Steel wards 7s

 

13

 

2 Iron ladles 1s, flesh fork 6s

 

7

 

China stone and earthen ware  

 

3

 

4 Linen wheels 40/  1 cotton wheel  7 check reel 10/    

2

10

 

Money weights & scales

 

12

 

A parcel of indifferent sole leather

2

2

 

5 Raw hides 40/  lumber 30/

3

10

 

Lumber 29s  7 cider casks  25s  1 bark mill stone  25s

4

9

 

A parcel of scantling 10/ 1 slate 1/6d

2

1

6

6 table pewter spoons & 1 dividing spoon

 

6

 

6 canisters 2/6  1 pr spoon moulds 10/

 

12

6

1 pr sniffers 1/  1 pr candle moulds 1/  2 old cards 4/

6

 

 

1 old hackle 12/  scales & weights 12/

1

4

 

1 pewter tea pot 2/  14 old knives & forks 10/

 

13

 

1 corner cup board 70s 1 dozen leather bottom chairs 12s each

8

14

 

 ½ doz. Rush bottom chairs 12s, 1 desk £4, 1 oval table 24s

 

 

 

1 looking glass 12/

 

6

8

1 pr Dogs 24/  2 corner cup boards 24/  1 square table 6/

 

 

 

1 old arm chair 2/6      

2

16

6

1 feather bed with bed stead & furniture

10

 

 

1 pr smoothing irons 3/  1 stand 3/       

 

10

6

1 bed with furniture £5,  1 walnut chest 24s      

6

4

 

1 old gun 9s  old desk 20s  1 shovel & tongs 8s

1

17

 

5 feather beds with furniture at £10 each

50

 

 

2 feather beds without furniture £10, 1 old chest drawers 12s

10

12

 

2 chests

1

4

 

1 bag with feathers 33s  2 bedsteads 12s,  1 corn barrel 3s

2

8

 

1 bed with furniture at Mr. Booths

5

 

 

Some old table cloths and towels

2

 

 

1 old saddle & bridle 18/  1 bag & 2 quart bottles 3/

1

1

 

 

£1653

6s

8d

 

Appraised in Current money of Maryland , that is to say allowing each six Shillings of the Inventory to be equal in Value to a Milled silver Dollar.

                                                Witness our hands.

                                                                        Andrew Heugh.

                                                                        Roger Brooke.

 Creditors:        Wm. Ridgway

                        William P. Williams  

Nearest kin:      Sarah Lynn

                        Caty Lynn.  

MONTGOMERY COUNTY , to wit:

                                    February 18, 1780, Then came DAVID LYNN, Administrator of DAVID LYNN, late of Montgomery County, deceased, and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty god, that the within is a true and Perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods and chattels of said deceased, that hath come to his hands or possession at the time of the making thereof that what hath since or shall; hereafter some to his hands or possession he will return in an additional Inventory that he knows of no concealment of any part or parcel of the deceased’s estate by any person or persons whatever that if he should discover or suspect any to be he will acquaint the Judges of the Orphans’ Court with such Discovery or cause of suspicion that it may be enquired into as the Law directs.

                                    Certified by  

                                                Saml. Turner,

                                                Regr. Of Montgomery County

 I hereby Certify, that this is a true copy of the INVENTORY of the estate of David Lynn, as taken from the Record in the Office of the Register of Wills, Liber “A” folio 241 – 244 inclusive.  

                                                                                                Hanson G. Cashill

                                                                                                Register of Wills, Montgomery County , Marland

  March 22, 1938

By Ella R. Plummer,

Regr. Of Wills