First Inventory of Thomas Cave's Estate

Thomas Cave of Charles County, MD, died intestate. This is a transcription of the inventory of his estate. A few changes in spelling and capitalization have been made, and punctuation has been added to facilitate reading, but the grammar and syntax of the document are original.

Charles County, MD pages 276-277

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Thomas Cave's Inventory

April ye 10th 1730. An inventory of ye goods and chattels and credits of Thomas Cave
late of Charles County deceased.

1 old feather bed, bedstead, and furniture with curtains and valences = ₤4.10.0
1 feather bed, sheet, rug, and trundle bedstead = ₤2.15.0
1 ordinary bed and bedstead = ₤1.5.0
1 Buccaneer gun well fixed = ₤1.10.0
1 small looking glass = ₤0.2.6
1 large trunk with lock and key = ₤0.10.0
1 small trunk with lock and key = ₤0.5.0
1 iron candlestick = ₤0.1.0
1 chest = ₤0.8.0
2 very old chests at 2 shillings 6 pence each = ₤0.5.0
2 frying pans, 1 good, 1 ordinary at 3 shillings for 1 and 2 shillings for 1 = ₤0.5.0
1 man's old saddle = ₤0.10.0
1 very old side saddle and 1 male parcel leather = ₤0.5.0
6 old flag chairs = ₤0.6.0
1 hand mill = ₤1.3.0
1 iron spit = ₤0.2.6
3 old cracked iron pots and 2 pair pothooks = ₤0.10.0
1 very old brass skillet = ₤0.1.0
1 Negro man called by ye name of Cook = ₤31.0.0
10 hogs about 2 years and a half at 12 pence = ₤3.15.0
8 smaller hogs at 2 shillings and 6 pence = ₤1.0.0
2 cows and calves at 1 pound 10 shillings = ₤3.12.0
5 heifers and calves at 1 pound 10 shillings = ₤7.10.0
1 old cow and yearling = ₤1.10.0
1 cow = ₤1.15.0
1 three year old heifer = ₤1.5.0

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3 two year old heifers and 1 two year old steer at 15 shillings = ₤3.0.0
1 poor cow and yearling = ₤1.5.0
2 four year old steers at 1 pound 12 shillings = ₤3.10.0
9 ewes and lambs at 6 pence per piece = ₤3.12.0
3 sheep at 6 shillings per piece = ₤0.18.0 shillings
2 mares, one at 2 pounds and the other at 3 pounds 10 shillings = ₤5.10.0
1 old horse = ₤4.0.0
244 pounds / pounds of tobacco at 10 pounds 6 shillings = ₤12.6.0
1 pair cart wheels = ₤1.5.0
28 pounds old pewter at 6 pence per pound = ₤0.14.0
1 old pestle and mortar = ₤0.3.0
1 pair of old sheep shears = ₤0.1.0
1 parcel of old hoes and some old carpenter's tools, with some old iron = ₤0.8.0
1 old cross cut saw = ₤0.5.0
1 old plow and 2 flag collars, harness, and 1 old flask = ₤0.8.0
6 lasts = ₤0.3.0
1 3-gallon stone jug = ₤0.2.0
3 earthenware pots = ₤0.5.0
1 tobacco box = ₤0.1.0
a parcel of old books = ₤0.2.0
a very old table and small parcel of lumber = ₤0.5.0
7 hides at at 3 shillings 4 pence = ₤1.3.0
tobacco received of Henry Marr 50 pounds at 10 shillings = ₤2.5.0
_____________________________________________ ₤116.9.0

Charles County ye 18th of April 1730. The foregoing is a true and perfect
inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels, and credits of Thomas Cave late of Charles
County deceased so far as come to our sight and knowledge all what we have valued in
current money in testimony of which we have hereunto set our hand and fixed our
seals the day and year first above written. John Anderson {seal} John Ramsey {seal}
granted Wm Brogan, Rand Morris ,-- Elizabeth Odem, sister to ye deceased
no other kin _______ 2090 pounds of tobacco a 10 percent deducted ₤14.9.0

On ye back of ye inventory written true amount of ye inventory ₤102
Charles County July ye 7th 1730 Mary Cave administratrix of Thomas Cave deceased made
oath on ye Holy Evangelists that to ye best of her knowledge, the within is a full and perfect
inventory of all the goods and chattels of the said deceased that came to her hands at the time
of making thereof and that as what has, or shall hereafter come to her hands or possession, she
will return in an additional inventory, that she knows of no concealment or any part or parcel
thereof by any person whatsoever, that if she shall discover any concealment or
suspect any to be, she will acquaint the comissionary general for the time being or his deputy
with such discovery or cause of suspicion that it may be enquired into, and that she will well and truly give
an account of all and every part and parcel of ye deceased's personal estate that shall hereafter come to
her hand, possession, or knowledge.       Sworn before S. Hannon Deputy Comissionary.

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