Second Inventory of Thomas Cave's Estate

Thomas Cave of Charles County, MD, died intestate. This is a transcription of the second inventory of his estate recorded April 18, 1730. 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

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April ye 18th 1730 An inventory of the goods
and chattels and credits of Thomas Cave late
of Charles County deceased

To 1 old feather bed, bedstead, and furniture with curtains and valences : ₤ 4.10.0
To 1 feather bed, sheet, rug and furniture, bedstead : ₤ 2.15.0
To 1 ordinary bed, bedstead : ₤ 1.6.0

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To 1 Buccaneers gun fixed
To 1 small looking glass
To 1 large trunk with lock and key
To 1 small trunk with lock and key
To 1 iron candlestick
To 1 chest
To 2 very old chests
To 2 frying pans, 1 good, 1 ordinary
To 1 man's old saddle
To 1 very old side saddle and small _?_ of leather
To 6 old flag chairs
To 1 hand mill
To 1 iron spit
To 3 old cracked pots
To 1 very old brass skillet :₤ 0.1.0
To 1 Negro man called by the name of Cook : ₤ 34.0.0
To 10 hogs about two years and a half old at 12 shillings : ₤ 6.0.0
To 16 smaller hogs about two years and a half old at 5 shillings : ₤ 3.15.0
To 8 smaller hogs about two years and a half old at 2.6 : ₤ 1.0.0
To 2 cows and calves at 1 pound 6 shillings apiece : ₤ 3.12.0
To 5 heifers and calves at 1 pound 10 shillings : ₤ 7.10.0
To1 old cow and yearling : ₤ 1.10.0
To 1 three year old heifer : ₤ 1.5.0
To 8 two year old heifers; 1 two year old heifer at 15 shillings : ₤ 3.0.0
To 1 poor cow and yearling : ₤ 1.5.0
To 2 four year old steers at 1 pound 15 shillings : ₤ 3.10.0
To 9 ewes and lambs at 8 pence apiece : ₤ 3.12.0
To 3 sheep at 6 pence apiece : ₤ 0.18.0
To 2 mares, one at 2 pounds, and the better at 3 pounds 10 shillings :₤ 5.10.0
To 1 old horse : ₤ 4.0.0
To 2,440 pounds of tobacco at 10 pence : ₤ 12.4.0
To a pair of cart wheels : ₤1.5.0
To 28 pounds of old pewter at 6 pence per pound : ₤ 0.14.0
To 1 old pestle and mortar : ₤ 0.8.6
To 1 pair of old sheep shears : ₤ 0.1.6
To 1 parcel of old hoes and some old carpenter's tools with some old iron : ₤ 0.8.0
To 1 old cross cut saw : ₤ 0.5.0
To 1 old plow and 2 flag collars and hammer, _?_ and 1 old flask : ₤ 0.8.0
To 6 lasts : ₤ 0,3.0
To 1 3-gallon stone jug : ₤ 0.2.6
To 3 earthen butter pots : ₤ 0.5.0
To 1 tobacco box : ₤ 0.1.6
To 1 parcel of old books : ₤ 0.2.0

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To 1 very old : ₤ 0.3.0
To : ₤ 1.3.4
To tobacco received of Henry Marr 440
10 pence per pound } ₤ 2.3.0
₤ 116.9.4
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 came to our hand hereunto
or knowledge, all which we have valued in current
money in testimony of which we have here unto
set our hands and fixed our seals the day and
place first above written.
John Anders {seal}
John Ramsey {seal}
Greatest ?
Wm. Brogden
David Morris
Elizabeth Oden sister of the deceased, no other kin
2890 pounds of tobacco at 10 per cent deducted ₤ 14.9.0
amount of the inventory : ₤ 102.0.4
: ₤ 116.9.4

Charles County July ye 7th 1730 Mary Cave, administratrix of Thomas
Cave deceased made oath on the Holy Evangelists that to
the 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 what has or shall
hereafter come to her hands or possession, she
will return an additional inventory, that she knows
of no concealment of any part or parcel thereof
any person whatsoever, that if she shall discover
any concealment or suspected any to be, she will
acquaint the Commissary General for the time
being or

To 2 small barrows and one sow
To 29 shoats at 0.2.0 ; one bed and clothes
at 4 } ₤ 7.5.0
To one bed and furniture at
ditto at ₤ 2.3.0; to one old bed and clothes
ditto ₤ 1.10.0} ₤ 8.15.0
To a parcel of hoes and ---- fetters
3 iron } ₤ 1.1.0

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From his honor the Comm. General before me
John Gibson, Registrar
Final account
Prerogative Court 15th January 1730
After due examination of the several vouchers
this account is passed and allowed by me.
Charles Calvert
Com. General
4 ½ sides

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