Cyrus Ball Inventory

Pursuant to an order of Lancaster County Court dated the 18th day of December 1820 we the subscribers being duly sworn have this 20th day of december 1820 Inventoried and appraised the personal Estate of Major Cyrus Ball decd. as follows Viz

Negroes $.
Joe $100.00
Matilda $80.00
Hannah $120.00
Rose $150.00
Innis $300.00
Sarah $50.00
Lucinda $250.00
Nelly $275.00
Sam $75.00
Low $50.00
Hannah $300.00
These Negroes are Mortgaged to Rawleigh W. Downman by deed bearing date the 17th day of August 1819 and is recorded in the County Court of Lancaster.
Anna $250.00
Gabriel $300.00
Randall $100.00
Shadrack $50.00
Dining Room
2 eagles $20.00
1 Clock $50.00
1 Side Board $30.00
2 half round mahogany tables & covers $15.00
1 Card Table $2.00
1 Looking glafs $0.75
12 windsor chairs $12.00
1 floor & fire carpet & breadth $15.00
1 pr and irons shovel & tongs $3.50
1 Spy glafs $3.50
1 large tea board $1.50
1 Small do & 2 waiters $1.00
5 japaned waiters $2.50
1 plaited rim & Castors $5.00
6 pitchers $1.75
6 cut glafs tumblers $1.25
12 wine glafses $1.25
6 peane(?) tumbler glafses $0.75
1 pint tumbler & 2 barrell do $0.75
2 slides & 1 glafs gobblet $0.75
$2,618.25
1 glafs salver, china bowl & horn ladle $2.00
12 Silver table Spoons $36.00
1 ditto Soup ladle $6.00
18 ditto tea Spoons & Sugar tongs $13.00
1 ditto punch ladle $1.00
1 pr crackers & knife steel $0.87
2 blk Sugar dishes & 4 tea canisters $1.22
2 glafs salt stands $0.25
18 table mats $2.25
1 table brush & Cork Screw $0.25
4 Silver Salt Stands & Spoons $10.00
6 Jelly glafses $1.00
2 blue glafs salt stands $0.25
14 blk glafs bottles & 2 oil flasks $1.25
4 small Decanters & Sugar box $1.00
9 black case bottles $0.75
Back Passage
1 Oak Cupboard $2.00
13 blue edge dishes $3.00
4 large do do $2.25
6 pudding dishes $1.45
1 Sallard ditto $0.50
21 blue edged dining plates $1.75
18 Soup do do 1.12
26 breakfast plates $1.00
8 butter ditto $0.50
11 desert & 12 cup plates $1.25
12 tea plates $1.25
2 butter pots & 2 bowles $0.50
1 Turene $1.00
10 white dishes $0.50
5 do Sallard dishes .22
19 do dining plates .62
1 do Soup do $0.25
6 do breakfast ditto $0.20
16 red & white china cups, 17 Saucers & 5 coffee cups $2.00
12 black & white china cups, 11 Saucers, 10 coffee cups, sugar bowl, cream pot tea cannister, slop bowl & 3 butter plates $4.00
1 eathen bowl & 2 cream pots $0.25
1 ditto tea pot & Brittania metal ditto $1.50
1 Square Black Walnut table $2.00
2 tin bread baskets .12
1 old knife box, 6 knives & 18 forks $0.75
2nd best ditto do 11 knives, forks & 2 carvers & forks $3.00
$2,728.37
11 breakfast knives & forks $1.00
best knife box, 12 knives & forks, 2 carvers $5.00
3 old umbrellas $3.00
8 pr. old card $1.50
1 blue painted chest $1.50
hand bellows, old box & contents $0.50
Rubbish in closet under staircase $1.00
1 desk & book Case $5.00
books in the book case $4.00
1 pr. physic, Scales & weights $2.00
Contents in desk draw $1.25
phials in short draw $2.00
1 tin Wash bason .12
Best gun shot belt & scraper $15.00
2nd ditto ditto $3.00
1 Musket $1.00
Brace of Horsemans Pistols & houlsters $15.00
1 Sword & belt $15.00
martingale & collar, halter, cateridge box $1.50
6 iron pot racks $5.00
1 pr and irons & spit rack $2.00
2 spits, flesh fork, ladle & skimmer, spoon, slice(?) & waffle moulds $2.00
old gridiron, 2 griddles, 1 hoe, 2 frying pans, 2 spiders with 1 cover & skillet $2.00
7 iron pots, 6 pr hooks, 2 Duch ovens & other(?) $6.00
2 tables & biscuit Block $1.00
1 copper kettle $5.00
3 iron kettles & old oven $1.50
1 grind stone $0.50
Stocks
7 sows subject to T. Lemoine claim $7.00
1 Bour $1.50
9 fattening hogs $27.00
6 small shouts $3.00
1 sow & 5 shouts (at the mill) $2.00
4 shouts $2.00
1 sow & 5 shouts $4.50
1 pr Bay Horses (Davey & Pompy) $240.00
1 bay mare $60.00
1 Sorrel mare (margaret) $1.00
1 Bay horse (Shelly) $0.01
21 geese @.25/ $5.25
1 fascio Beef(?) $15.00
3200.50
1 Black Ox $12.00
1 Yoke Oxen $20.00
1 light Brindle ox $10.00
1 red cow with white belly $6.00
1 Buffaloe Brindle cow $6.00
1 do do cow $5.00
1 crumple horn red cow with black face $6.00
1 black cow $6.00
1 red do black tail $7.00
1 brindle do $7.00
1 yearling heifer $2.50
1 Buffaloe Bull yearling $3.00
2 young red bulls $14.00
1 old ditto $10.00
6 calves $4.00
Crops
72 feet top fodder @.04 $2.88
5 loads shucks @ .50 $2.50
3800 bundles Glade(?) fodder @ .25 pr cut $9.50
40 barrels long corn @2.00 $80.00
1 Barrel short Corn $1.00
9 Bur. Wheat @ .70 $6.30
Plantation Utensils
3 raw hides $3.50
3 old cart wheels $0.50
3 cradles, 2 sythes & 1 grafs ditto $1.50
parcel of plank in barn $2.50
parcel do at end the Barn $2.00
parcel chestnut shingles $2.00
6 barrow wheels $0.25
5 Cider hogsheads $1.25
cider trough, flat form & crib $0.50
2 tight barrels $0.25
parcel of flax $0.50
coachee & harnefs $300.00
parcel of scantlin $2.00
1 cary log without wheels $0.25
1 man's saddle & bridle $5.00
bit & burdoon(?) & old bridle $8.25
old leather traces & c $0.50
feed trough, box & corn barrels $0.06
Horse turnbill & geer $15.00
Best ox cart & wheels & yoke $25.00
1 brake, wheels, & yoke $5.00
pr old wheels & iron axle $0.75
Amount Brot over 397.74
parcel pine latches(?) $0.06
2 chip ploughs & geer $7.00
2 Cary do 1 Shear & colter, 2 harrows & old geer $4.50
2 carylog & 1 ox chain $3.50
3 rakes & 4 spades $3.00
6 narrow axes $3.00
11 old hoes, matox & pitch fork $3.75
3 iron wedges $1.00
2 pit saws & 1 box $8.00
2 crofs cut saws $10.00
3 ploughs & coalter with stocks $2.50
chest of carpenters tools $8.00
parcel of old iron rubbish $3.00
1 pair steelyards $1.50
2 Spinning Wheels $2.00
13 pices of wood ware $3.00
2 half bushells, peck & half peck $1.50
5 trays $0.45
old anvil large bellows & vice $3.25
wire sieve & chafon dish $1.50
1 crashing machine $5.00
1 old barrel large, tin cannister & rubbish $0.20
3 meal bags $0.50
Dairy
candle moulds& stand & old tin bucket, 8 fire
pans, 2 milk stainers & cullender $1.50
funnel, lantern, 5 scollaped tins, milk skimmer, 21 tin moulds & grater(?) $0.50
6 tin bucketts, 2 sause pans, 2 stue pans & one camp & c $20.00
6 pewter dishes, 9 pewter plates, 4 basins & spoon $3.00
2 stone crocks, 2 earthen ditto, 6 ditto, milkpans & bowl $2.00
6 water vessels & 1 churn $3.00
1 bell mettle skillet & do kettle $5.00
1 stone & 1 earthen pickle pot $0.50
1 pine table & 2 flour barrells $1.25
2 bins $0.50
8 flour barrells & one lug(?) do .87
8 kegs & tin canister $0.50
21 hamper & basketts $3.50
1 wire sive & pr old and irons $0.50
3 boxes, bench & tomb frame $0.20
parcel window sashes & quilt frame $0.25
1 bag feathers $0.50
$3,900.03
weavers loom & old geer $2.50
Front Passage
Best mahogany table & cover $8.00
1 walnut do $2.00
1 pafsage carpet $0.75
12 blk winsor chairs $9.00
Up Stairs
1 Bed, bolster & pillow & high bed stand $20.00
1 do do do & half stand bedsted $20.00
1 do do $20.00
9 3 bark flaged chairs $4.50
4 banister back flaged ditto $2.00
8 leather bottom & arm broke & 1 arm winsor chairs $2.50
1 easy chair & cover $6.00
1 childs crib $2.00
1 wash stand basin & pitcher $3.00
2 walnut drefsing tables $1.50
1 mahogany card table (broke) $2.50
1 bagamman box $1.50
1 drefsing glafs (broke) $0.75
1 pr iron dogs & fire tongs $0.75
4 chamber pots $0.80
2 stuff window curtains $0.40
2 worked Va counterpanes $10.00
5 white & 1 colered do $15.00
3 cotton & 2 diaper table clothes $15.00
4 old cotton table clothes $4.00
2 tea clothes $0.25
3 cotton window curtains $0.15
5 pr cotton sheets $10.00
7 linen towels & 7 cotton do $3.50
7 pr cotton pillow cases & pr linen do $1.75
4 pr rose blankets $3.00
1 single do $1.00
Bear skin & carriage whip $0.50
4 bags $0.50
1 waiter, tub, tea noggin, wash do, stone pitcher & table inventry $1.50
Blue Room
1 bed boulster, 2 pillows & bed stand $20.00
1 do do & truckle bed stand $12.00
1 pr iron dogs & fire tongs $1.00
2 small rag carpets $0.50
2 chamber pots, 3 pitchers & 2 mugs $1.40
$4,112.13
1 wash stand, bason $2.00
1 walnut crickets & 2 window curtains $0.75
1 dressing glafs (broke) $0.50
1 chest of draws & cover $3.00
Up Old Stairs
2 old carriages boxes, childs crib & Yankey clock $1.00
1 Valese & hat and old m. portmanture $2.00
1 wash hand stand $1.00
1 cherry case & bottles $2.00
1 old cot, winding blades & clothes horse $0.50
2 Yankey crickets, 1 tin canister, 3 round box eathen pot & 3 stone pots $2.00
1 pr copper scales & weights $2.00
1 leather trunk $0.75
Hanking reel & close stool chair $1.00
Chamber
1 Mahogany high post bed, bed & furniture & extra stead, counterpane 1 pr sheets & pr pillow cases $70.00
1 rag carpet & 3 pieces do $1.00
1 small pembroke table $1.50
2 arm & 2 small flaged chairs $1.22
1 desk & bookcase with glafs doors $12.00
a broken set of surveyors instruments $5.00
Silver watch & horse lances $20.00
12 vols Nicholsons Encyclopedia & box $12.00
books in book case $7.00
rubbish in do & in upper draw $2.00
sun glafs rasors, lancets &c $1.00
1 pr and irons, tongs & shovel $1.50
Back Room
1 bed & furniture, bed stands, extra pr sheets, counterpane & pr pillow cases $25.00
1 china bowl, balance of ware in cupboard $3.00
Shed Closet
2 tea kettles & trivets $3.00
5 sad irons $1.00
1 old cupboard $0.06
1 old safe & 1 old chest $0.50
1 dutch pot $0.75
4 meal barrels $0.50
3 stone pots, 7 earthen do, 1 jug, 4 quart mugs $2.20
1 qt. tin, 2 pint do, skimmer & 5 coffee pots $1.50
3 pewter basons, tea pot & ladle $2.00
$4,304.69
1 stone & 1 earthen crock $0.25
1 travelling case & bottles $1.50
1 bell metal mortar & pestle $1.00
3 flat brafs candlesticks, 6 high & 2 pr snuffers & tray $6.00
moulds, tin candlestick & coffee mill $1.50
10 old tin canisters, box iron, 5 quart bottles, 1 square do & flask .62
2 paint brushes & 2 wooden trays $1.25
2 clothes brushes $0.50
Cellar
1 old chest $0.20
4 stone & 1 earthen pot $1.00
1 stone pitcher, 6 small stone pots, 2 small earthen do & quart mug $1.50
wine cooler, pewter gallon pot, pint pot & quart pot $0.75
2 tin funnels & pr copper scales $1.50
14 stone jugs & earthen do $7.50
46 black glafs bottles & 3 stone ditto $2.50
1 iron kettle with some tar & part of a barrel of tar $1.50
6 flour barrels & 1 half do $0.25
3 casks with some vinegar in each $5.00
5 empty barrels & 1 keg $1.50
2 large & 1 small fat pots $1.25
2 Mill stone(?) $1.00
4 oil jugs & 6 paint kegs with paint $0.20
1 chest with some Irish potatoes $0.25
1 old tray & 2 baskets $0.50
1 stone jar $0.75
box of lumber $0.50
1 chair and bed pan $0.50
1 scrubbing brush, 2 spit boxes, a piece of lead & iron pin $0.20
1 pewter ink stand $0.25
1 small canoe $2.00
1 slate .12
total $4,348.04

Thomas G. Robertson

Jos A. Carter

Wmson P. Jones

William B. Mitchell

Account inventory

Raw. W. Downman

At a Court held for the County of Lancaster the 20th day of March 1821. This inventory and appraisement of the estate of Cyrus Ball Decd were returned and order to be Recorded. Teste

Benjamin M. Walker

(in the Fredericksburg Circuit Court papers, exhibit #1 in case Brockenbrough vs Downman)


Last Update: 10/19/97

Name: Gary Stanton

Email: gstanton@umw.edu