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Edward Allen had been married for nearly 40 years when he died in December 1696. In June of that same year his wife died. Eleven children, ages 37 to 11, were still alive. The livestock - horses, sheep and hogs - show us that Mr. Allen was a farmer. On the list a "loome and tackling," and "new cloth, yarn,and wool" let us know he was a weaver. The household goods are few: beds, sheets and blankets, kitchen pots, kettles, and hooks, pottery platters, a warming pan, and a candleholder. Mr. Allen owned two guns, pewter, and a number of tools for a total of 257 pounds, 7 shillings. His land and buildings mad up more than half the total at 150 pounds.


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Inventory of Edward Allyn

creator   Jonathan Taylor (1655-1726)
creator   John Kent
creator   John Pengilly (1650-1730)
date   Dec 17, 1696
location   Suffield, Massachusetts
height   12.5"
width   8.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Inventory
accession #   #L99.069

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Will of Edward Allyn

"Little Jack of All Trades, with Suitable Representations. Part I."

Elizabeth Amsden Inventory

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