Inventory of the Estate of Thomas James (1753)
Photocopy of the original on file with the James Family Archives
Supplied by Grover Buxton of Marietta, Ohio

First Page:

An Inventory of the Land goods & Chattles Rights & Credits of Thomas James of Lower Merrion in the County of Phila, Yeoman Late Decs. appraised and Vallued by us the subscribers this 29th Day of January Anno Dom 1753

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                                                                     lb  S  d
In primis, To his wearing apparel Cash horse Sadle & bridle _____    21 18  -
to a Chaff bed 2 boulsters 2 Sheets 2 blankets 1 Rugg & beadstead    03  1  -
to a Chaff bed & Boulster 2 Sheets 3 blankets 1 Quilt & beadstead     2  4  -
to 6 bags _______________________________________________________     -  7  6
to a Bushel of flax Seed ________________________________________     -  5  -
to 3 pillows 1 Sheet & Coverlid _________________________________     - 11  -
to a tub ________________________________________________________     -  1  6
to a Short wheel ________________________________________________     -  2  -
to 2 (illegible) brass __________________________________________     -  2  -
to a Skin Scive & Dying (illegible) _____________________________     -  5  -
to a Long wheel _________________________________________________     - 12  -
to a pair of Scales Riel a Lock old Cards old boxes & basket ____     -  2  -
to 3 Earthen bottles ____________________________________________     -  2  6
to a Churn & Salt and old bed ___________________________________     -  3  -
to 4 barrels a half barrel and 2 hogsheads ______________________     - 14  -
to a Cheese press _______________________________________________     -  4  -
to a brass bottle _______________________________________________     3 10  -
to a pair of Stays a Short Cloak 4 gounds a Safe guard
(illegible) _____________________________________________________     6  -  -
to 3 pair of Chains & 2 pieces __________________________________     - 17  6
to 3 pair of heams ______________________________________________     -  4  6
to a pair of mawl & wedges 2 truels & hammer ____________________     -  7  -
to blind hawlters _______________________________________________     -  2  -
to a grubing hoe Shovel Spade & Froe ____________________________     -  7  -
to a Broad ax & 2 hatchetts _____________________________________     -  7  -
to 2 pitching axes and post ax __________________________________     - 10  -
to 4 swingle trees ______________________________________________     -  2  4
                                                                    101 17  -

Second Page:

                                                                     lb  S  d
To Earthen ware _________________________________________________     -  2  -
to a Lantharn & 2 bottles _______________________________________     -  3  -
to wool 42lb at 1 S/p/lb ________________________________________     2  2  -
to fire Shovel & tongs __________________________________________     -  3  6
To a (illegible) and Sundarys____________________________________     (illeg)
to a (illegible)tools (illegible)________________________________     (illeg)
to a Red Colt with a white (illegible)___________________________     3  5  -
to a Red Cow ____________________________________________________     2 15  -
to a young Red Cow ______________________________________________     3  5  -
to 3 heifers viz. 2 Red & 1 black _______________________________     5  -  -
to a black pide Cow & black yearling ____________________________     3  5  -
To wheat at ye new barn 4 Stacks ________________________________    30  -  -
to a Stack of Oats ______________________________________________     3  -  -
to Corn in the old barn _________________________________________     2 10  -
to 2 Bunddles half (illegible) & an old hogshead ________________     -  9  -
to a (illegible) ________________________________________________     2  -  -
to a (illegible) ________________________________________________     3 12  -
to 5 mare 4th is Strayd if found ________________________________    11 10  -
To 14 Swine and 5 pigs __________________________________________     7  -  -
To a bay mare ___________________________________________________     5  -  -
to a bay Colt ___________________________________________________     3  -  -
to a bay pacing mare ____________________________________________     6  -  -
to a Dark brown mare ____________________________________________     2  -  -
To Corn in ye ground about 19 acres at 5S6P per acre ____________     5  4  2
To a Cart(illegible) Saddle Quilers beams Timber (illegible) ____     6  -  -
to a (illegible) ________________________________________________     1  6  -
to a (illegible) ________________________________________________     4  5  -
to Puter 24lb at 1S6d per lb. ___________________________________     1  4  -
to 3 potts & Case _______________________________________________     1  7  -
to pothooks hangers tripet & griddle ____________________________     - 11  -
to a Small Cettle knifes & forks Spoons & Earthen ware __________     -  7  -
to a Dough trough _______________________________________________     -  5  -
to 4 Chairs _____________________________________________________     -  7  6
to a frying pan & gridiron ______________________________________     -  3  6
                                                                     51  2  0

Third Page:

                                                                     lb  S  d
To 2 bells ______________________________________________________     -  3  6
to 2 pitchforks _________________________________________________     -  2  -
to a whip Sack __________________________________________________     -  5  -
to a Scythe & Cradle & Dutch Scythe _____________________________     -  9  6
to a Sickles & P fork ___________________________________________     - 12  -
to a (illegible) ________________________________________________     - 13  -
to a (illegible) ________________________________________________     -  5  -
To a plow & plow Irons Clevis & hook & plow without prongs ______     - 18  -
to a harrow _____________________________________________________     - 15  -
to a break ______________________________________________________     -  1  6
to a gun ________________________________________________________     - 12  2
To a Servant maids time _________________________________________    10 10  -
to a note of hand from Alexander Henderson ________________for __    10  4  6
to a bond from Edward Powel _______________________________for __   100  -  -
to another bond from T. Powel _____________________________for __   125  -  -

           Total Sum of estate from this page ___________________   249 19  6
           Saved from the Seconf page ___________________________   101 17  -
           Saved from the first page ____________________________   052  2  -

                                               Total Sum ________   402 18  6

To the Land and Plantation Computed to be 220 Acres at 2lb/acre _   440  -  -