Richard Johnston's Inventory

Page 351 Fredericksburg Will Book C [1835]

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of the Richard Johnston, dec'd.

Front Room
1 piano forte 150
1 side board 20
1 doz rush bottom chairs 12
1 secretary & book case 25
1 pillar claw tea table 15
1 carpet 25
1 small work table 3
fender, shovel, tongs & poker 7.5
seventy pieces of glafs ware 12
five tea boards 5
box of wax work 5
5 plated candlesticks & shades 2
portrait of Jas Madison 5
ditto of Thos Jefferson 5
speech of Rob. Emmet in a frame 2
Pair of Venetian blinds 4
Back Room
sett of dinning tables 12
doz windsor chairs 8
1 old carpet & rug 5
1 old fashioned looking glafs 2
lot of earthen ware 12
two setts of castors 5
3 Britannia tea pots & coffee pot 2
4 old waiters & bread basket 1
doz silver table spoons 34
7 silver tea spoons & broken sugar tongs 4
1 silver toddy ladle 2
pr snuffers & tray 2
4 diaper table cloths @ $2. each 8
2 common ditto @ $1 each 2
5 napkins @ $.50 each 2.5
doz dinner knives & forks, 5 breakfast do
& carving knife & fork 3
Pafsage
doz Grecian windsor chairs 10
pafsage lamp 3
domestic pafsage carpet 2.5
Drawing Room
1 sopha 30
rush bottom settee 5
doz rush bottom chairs 12
1 card table 4
1 tea ditto 4
brafs andirons, shovel & tongs 10
large mantle glafs 8
two mantle ornaments 5
2 candeliers 10
9 pictures in frames 8
amount brought forward 513.5
6 Venetian blinds @ $2.50 each 15
1 carpet 25
1 rug 2
sett of china, white & gilt 10
small sett of ditto flowered 5
Front Chamber
three feather beds, bolsters & pillows 60
mahogany carved post bedstead 15
ditto reeded ditto 6
acorn top poplar ditto, lowpost 4
doz yellow rush bottom chairs 6
1 bureau & cabinet 20
1 carpet, very old 5
3 cotton window curtains 3
fender, shovel & tongs 2
seven common towels 0.5
1 candle stand 1
1 common small pine table 0.5
1 tin wash basin 0.25
5 strips of domestic carpetting 2.5
Back Chamber
2 feather beds, 2 bolsters & 2 pillows 30
doz yellow windsor chairs 6
16 blankets 18
two low post bedsteads 8
1 rocking arm chair 2
7 white cotton counterpains 14
2 blue & white ditto 4
3 toilet covers 1.5
1 mahogany close bed stool 3
10 pr cotton sheets 10
11 pr pillow cases 2.75
5 cotton bed spreads 1.5
small pine table 0.25
small toilet glafs, broke 0.25
yellow rocking chair 2
Porch
1 refrigerator 10
pine table 0.5
safe 1
old walnut table 1
17 old windsor chairs 4
4 brafs candlesticks (flat) 1
1 pr snuffers .12
2 tin wash basins .37
amount brought forward 817.5
Kitchen
1 very old tin kitchen 0.25
3 iron pots 3
2 iron ovens 1.5
1 griddle 0.25
3 tea kettles 1
1 spider 0.25
1 spice mortar 0.25
4 flat irons 1
1 frying pan 0.5
1 brafs skillet 4
pr kitchen fire dogs & shovel 1
2 pr warfle irons 1
1 pr wafer irons 0.5
1 coffee mill 0.25
8 iron bound tubs 4
1 kitchen table 1
1 ironing table 1
ladle, skimmer & flesh fork 0.5
1 very small iron pot 0.25
2 tin bread moulds 0.25
1 tin cake mould 0.25
1 tin coffee boiler 0.25
Under the porch
1 plough 5
1 grindstone 0.5
2 axes & hatchett 0.5
1 pick axe, spade & garden fork 1
Closet
4 pickle pots & 4 jugs 3
Stable
old Phaeton & old harnefs 6
2 ploughs 5
old cart & gear 2
old wheel barrow 1
pr small steelyards 0.5
cow & calf 15
yearling 1
heifer 5
amount brought up 885.25
1 iron chest in Rothrock's store 10
Cellar
sett of scales & weights 5
tin oil stand & the oil in it 15
2 iron bound casks & other things in cellar 4
18 pieces cast iron 1
1 barrel Spanish whiting 3
Negroes
1 Negro woman called Penny 300
1 Negro boy, Andrew, son of Penny 300
1 Negro woman called Betsy & her youngest child
called Betty 500
1 girl, Mary, about 6 years old 200
1 girl, Jane, between 4 and 5 ditto 150
1 woman, Martha & her young child 400
the interest of Richard Johnston in Negro man Jefse 20
total 2793.25
Pursuant to an order of the Corporation Court of Fredericksburg, a copy of which is annexed to the other side hereof, the undersigned proceeded to appraise all the personal estate shown to them of Richard Johnston dec'd, of which the foregoing is a correct statement amounting in the aggregate to the sum of $2793.25, all which we respectfully report as required by the order aforesaid. Given under our hands this first day of April in the year 1835.
Thomas Wright
Robert C. Bruce
Richd Walker

Last Update: 3 January 2011

Name: Gary Stanton

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