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Febr 18 1784 A Distribution of the Personal Estate of Mr

     

Ebenezer Wells Deceasd That is To say To the

     

Wido Mercy Wells

     
       

1 yoke of Red working cattle 10 10

10

10

 

1 Bay horse 12 brown Do 40/

14

   

1 brindle high hornd cow 60/ 2/old fat oxin 13

16

   

13 Swine 7 " 8 11 Sheep 55/

10

3

 

1 Great bed Pillow & bolster in ye kitchen 5/

3

5

 

1 Bed & bolster in ye Chamber ye best 4 10

4

10

 

1 Rugg Red & White 24/ 1 Do black & blue 25/

2

9

 

2 blankets in South Room white & stripd 20/

1

   

2 white & stripd Do in ye kitchen 18/

18

 

3 pr New Sheets 63/ 1 pr a little wore 18/4 1pr fine Do 19/ 5

5

4

1 pr little wore 15/9

15

9

2 bed Steads & Cords in ye South Room & Kitchen 16/

 

16

 

1 good Table Cloth 12/ 2 Do Poorer 8/ 1 pr bellows 2/

1

2

 

5 pr Pillowbears 8/ 7 Towels 8/ 1Riddle 2/

 

18

 

1 Candle Stool 2/8 1 bottle 1 Cheese Press 6/

   

10

1 old brass Kittle 12/ 1 brass Skillet 3/ 1 Grindstone 22/

1

17

 

2 Powdering Tubs 6/ 2 pails 1 Not bowl 4/ 1 Do 2/

 

15

4

4 Trays 6/ 1 Sheylor 2/ 1 Case & 4 Square bottles 11/

 

19

 

1 Large pr handirons 20/ 1pr Small Do 8/ 3 Tramels 13/

2

1

 

1 pr Tongs & a Slice9/ 2 broad hoes 4/ 1yoke & Irons 4/

 

17

 

2 pr horse chains 11/ Pich fork 2/ 1 Shovel 2/ Dung fork

1

1

 

1 old ax 2/ 1 New Do 4/ 1 Saw 2/ 1 Great pot 12/

1

3

 

1 Great kettle 7/ 1 old spade 1/6 1 shave 3/6

 

12

 

beetle ring & 1 weg 4/8 1 Dishkittle 7/ Clivey & pin 2/

 

13

8

1 Corn harrow 12/ 40 seed harrow teeth 20/

1

12

 

1 Plow & Iron 20/ 4 Sickles 3/ 1 warming pan 2/

1

5

 

2 Cythe & 2 Soft Cythe Tacklin 5/ 1pr filter 2/6

 

7

6

2 old Collan 5/ 2 large Platters 10/ 1 Smaller 3/

 

18

 

2 Poorer 5/ 1 large Do 6/ 5 large Plates 9/

1

   

6 Smaller Do 11/ 1 large bason 1/8 Old Puter 3 2/

 

14

8

1 Quart bason 2/8 1pint Do 1/6 1 old Cup 1/8

 

5

10

1 Do 2/ 1 pint Cup 1/ 2 pint bouls 6/ 1 Crackd Do 1/

 

10

 

1 Soft white Tee Cups 1/8 5 Earthen plates 2/8

4

4

1 Soft Tee Cups Tee Pot Sugar Dish Slop Dish teacup pot 12/

   

12

6 Silver Tee Spoons 18/ 2 wine glasses 1/11

 

19

4

1 pr Small Steelyard 5/ 1 hay Knife 6/ 1 hay hook 1/

 

12

 

1 pr hetchels 12/ 1 Saddle 30/ 1 Desk 48/

4

10

 

6 black chairs 30/ 1 Round Table 18/ 1 high Case Draws 60/

5

8

 

1 low Chest 4/ 1 higher Do 4/ 1 Square Table 6/

 

14

 

1 Cart wheels & Irons 93/ your Part of ye hay 23 9

28

2

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The distribution of the personal estate of Ebenezer Wells, who had inherited a house and property from his uncle Ebenezer (1691-1758), awarded the widow a substantial share and accorded each child, six boys and two girls, equal portions, according to the customs of the day. The two girls received produce, in addition to household goods, but no livestock. Mr. Wells' real estate is not included in this distribution.

 

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"Distribution of Personal Estate of Mr. Ebenezer Wells of Deerfield"

creator   Probate court
date   Feb 18, 1784
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   13.0"
width   8.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Estate Settlement
accession #   #L99.110


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