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Lt. David Hoyt, born in 1651, was captured by French and Natives at the time of the Deerfield Raid in February 1704, and died of starvation at Coos, New Hampshire, in May 1704. The list of his household possessions, tools, and clothing help us to understand the life and material culture of an early 18th century resident of a frontier town. As one can see by the totals, his estate (79/19/3) far outweighs the debts he owed (27/06/0).

 

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Inventory of David Hoyt

creator   Jonathan Wells (1659-1739)
creator   Benony [i] More [Moore] (1669-1753)
creator   Edward Allyn (1659-1738)
date   1704
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   11.75"
width   7.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Inventory
accession #   #L99.068


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Estate Settlement of David Hoyt

Inventory of Edward Allyn

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