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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.

FRANKLIN, SS. PROBATE COURT.

(L.S. ) To Henry C. Wells, and Harry A. Wells of Deerfield, and Allen C. Burnham of Montague, all in the County of Franklin, GREETING:

You are hereby appointed to appraise, on oath, the estate and effects of CHARLES H. ASHLEY, late of Deerfield in said County of Franklin, deceased, which may be in said Commonwealth. When you have performed that service, you will deliver this order, with your doings in pursuance thereof, to John W. Haigis, Gertrude Porter Ashley and Jonathan P. Ashley, Executors of the last will and testament of said deceased, that they may return the same to the Probate Court for said County of Franklin.
Witness my hand and the seal of said Court, this fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five.
John C. Lee, Register of Probate Court.

Franklin, ss. Oct 3 A.D. 1925.
Then the above-named appraisers personally appeared and made oath that they would faithfully and impartially discharge the trust reposed in them by the foregoing order.
Before me, Philip H. Ball, Justice of the Peace.

Pursuant to the foregoing order to us directed, we have appraised said estate as follows, to wit:
Amount of Personal Estate, as per schedule exhibited: . . .$1,645.38
Amount of Real Estate, as per schedule exhibited: . . . . . .$19,645.00

Harry A. Wells)
Henry C. Wells :-Appraisers.
Allen C Burnham)

Franklin, ss. Oct 7 A.D. 1925.
Then personally appeared John W. Haigis, Gertrude Porter Ashley and Jonathan P. Ashley, the executors of the will of said deceased, and made oath that the foregoing is a true and perfect inventory of all the estate of said deceased that has come to their possession or knowledge.
Before me, Philip H Ball, Justice of the Peace.

SCHEDULE OF PERSONAL ESTATE IN DETAIL.

Veilie Touring Car

  $ 200

Knight Templar Regalia

 

25

Household Furniture

 

100

Interest in Chas H. Ashley & Son Partners

 

1 235 27

Cash 1st Nat Bank

 

41 11

Cash on hand

 

44

   

1 645 38


This inventory is as of August 11, 1925, the date of death.

SCHEDULE OF REAL ESTATE IN DETAIL.

House Lot

3 acres

$ 600

House

 

3 000

Shop & Garage

 

100

Hay Barn Cattle shed

 

1 000

Horse Barn Pig shed

 

300

Hen house

 

10

Ice "

 

25

Old "

 

50

Long Barn

 

400

Amidon Barn

 

150

Great Pasture

West house

10 A.

800

Island

 

24 acres

1 600

Barn on Same

   

500

Hitchcock Lot

 

11 "

1 550

Great Bottom Lot

 

7 1/4"

1 050

Pond Lot

 

6 1/4"

600

Neck Lot

 

3 "

150

Smead Lot

 

13 "

1 200

Everett Lot

 

11 "

1 000

Mason "

 

9 "

800

Poughs Hole

 

10 "

750

Pine hill Lot

 

13 "

250

Little Plain"

 

20 "

2 000

Bog Meadow "

 

1 3/4"

10

Old World Pasture

 

80 "

1 000

East Mt

 

20 "

200

Sprout Land

 

45 "

150

Sprout " Dickinson

 

21 "

300

Land in Cuba

 

70 "

100

     

19 645 00


A true copy of the inventory and appraisal filed October 7-1925
in Case No. 21956; Probate Court in and for the County of Franklin;
and recorded Book 112, Page 718.
ATTEST, John C. Lee,REGISTER.

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: Inventories are one tool used by historians and other researchers to inform themselves about the lives of people who lived in the past. Often they reveal personal possessions that can help us to understand how people lived. Mr. Ashley's 1925 inventory lists his real estate in some detail and names a touring car, but his household furniture is not itemized and valued at only $100. Mr. Ashley was a farmer and his real estate was by far his major asset, appraised at $19,645 whereas his personal estate (cash, household goods, and car) totaled only $1645.38. The real estate includes the land in Cuba, discussed in L01.030.

 

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Inventory of Charles Hart Ashley

creator   Probate court
date   Aug 11, 1925
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   16.0"
width   10.0"
process/materials   typescript
item type   Legal Documents/Inventory
accession #   #L01.031


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