Inventory of Doctor George D. Spratt dec'd
in the County of Middlesex [1808]


(Fredericksburg District Court Record 86-14)
Emancipated $
Joan $220; Robin $365; Charlotte $220 $805.00
Beck $220; Phebe $300; Reeves $350 $870.00
Jacob $350; Maria $200 $550.00
  $2,225.00
Landsdowne  
Sam foreman $300.; Sam shoemaker $260.; Jess 300. $860.00
Harry $100.; James $320.; Payton $320.; Bob $300. $1,040.00
Gloster 0; George $260; Billy $330.; Jack $330. $920.00
Young Jess $300.; Bristow $20 $320.00
Lucy $250.; Sukey $100; Lewy $80.; Beverley $60. $490.00
Mary $270.; Jane $50.; Peter $300. $620.00
Dinah $270.; Arena $55.; Ralph $225. $550.00
Besey $250.; Alice $100.; Godfrey $80. $430.00
  $5,230.00
Delivered to Dr. Dabney  
1 gig & harness 300.; pair bay gig horses $266 2/3 $566.66
1 bay horse (wiatt) $25; saddle & bridle $25 $50.00
About 1000 volumes books, maps &c $1,000.00
Medicine shop furniture $666.67
  $2,283.33
1 cart horse $5; 4 mules $335. $340.00
4 oxen $40; 15 cows $150; 7 yearlings $21; 3 calves $4 $215.00
29 sheep $65; 19 hogs $114 $179.00
About 80 bushels oats 31.10; 5 stacks hay (not seen) $31.10
120 feet tops fodder $15.; about 4000 lb blade fodder $20 $35.00
5 sides soal leather 8.33; 5 sides upper leather 6.25 $14.58
1 ox cart $22; 3 ox chains & clevis $6 $28.00
2 horse turnbiles $12; 14 weeding hoes 13.50 $25.50
3 pr traces $6; 10 hilling hoes .37 $9.75
9 axes $6.75; 3 grubbing hoes $2. $8.75
1 pitch fork 25; 5 spades $3 $3.25
3 scythes & cradles 1.50; 1 grass scythe 80 $2.30
4 sickles $1; 3 ploughs $3.; 2 harrows $12.00
1 waggon $45; 1 old chair $6 $51.00
3 pair sheep shears $1; about 400lbs tobo $12.00
Forward $10,693.56
6 new weeding hoes 7.50; 1 doz hilling hoes $9 $16.50
11 fatted hogs $85; 3 raw hides $5 $90.00
2 sets double swingle trees, 3 pr hames & 1 clevis $6.00
1 wheat fan $15; 1 grind stone $1 $16.00
8 hoes $10; 1 old ax 50; 1 iron grate 6.75 $17.25
1 canoe $10; 1 iron chest $35 $45.00
6 plains & 1 jointer $6; 1 tenant & 2 hand saws $4 $10.00
1 centerbit, 1 square, 3 augers & 1 drawing knife $2.25
3 broad axes $3; 2 foot adzes $1; 5 chisels 75 $4.75
1 Xcut saw $6.00
  $225.75
Drawg Room  
1 carpet $24; 2 card tables $20; 14 chairs $20 $64.00
1 pr and irons, shovel, tongs & fender $8.50
Passage  
12 chairs $10; hygrometer $5. $15.00
Dining Room & Closets  
2 Dining tables $16; 1 corner table 50; 1 bowl 75 $17.25
1 side board $25; 7 chairs $12; 1 carpet $15 $52.00
Pr and irons, shovel, tongs, fender & poker $8.00
2 mahogany knife cases containing 32 knives and 32 forks $20.50
6 decanters $3; 10 table silver spoons $15. $25.00
17 silver Tea spoons $9; 3 tumblers 25 $9.25
3 dozen wine glasses $3.; 1 toddy glass 12 $3.12
6 glass mugs $2; 6 finger glasses $1 $3.00
1 cork screw $1; toddy ladle $3; Rim & casters $2 $6.00
2 pair sugar tongs #.25; 2 demijohns $2 $5.25
1 Tea cannister $1; 5 dishes 4.25 $5.25
2 sallad dishes 75; 1 Tureen 1.50 $2.25
1 1/3 dozen small plates 85; 2 dozen plates 1.75 $2.60
1 knife box 50; 12 cups, 7 saucers, sugar dish and china tea canister $3.50
4 candle sticks & 2 pair snuffers $6.00
Plate warmer $5; 5 fragment basket $2 $7.00
1 large tea board $10; 1 small tea board $2 $12.00
2 tin waiters 50; 1 tea kettle 1.75 $2.25
1 slate 42; 1 toaster 40 $0.82
Chamber  
Chest of drawers $20; 2 chairs $1; 1 carpet $12 $33.00
hand bellows $1; and irons, shovel & tongs $5 $6.00
Forward $11,197.85
Bed, bedstead, 2 pillows & counterpane $45.00
2 chamber pots 50; 2 wash basons, 2 mugs 1.33 $1.83
Passage Above Stairs  
2 trunks $4; 1 chest $3; pine table 75 $7.75
1 portmanteau $8; 1 valice $4 $12.00
12 pillow cases $2; 11 napkins $1; 2 table cloths $3 $6.00
1 sheet $2; 2 blankets $10 $12.00
Lodging Rooms  
1 bed, bedstead, moen? curtains, bolster $2; pillow, pair sheets, pair  
blankets & counterpane $70.00
1 bed, bedstead, bolster, pillow, pr sheets, pair blankets & counterpane $45.00
1 bed, bedstead, curtains, counterpane, pair sheets, pair blankets  
bolster & pillow $45.00
1 bed, bedstead, bolster, pair blankets, pillow, counterpane & sheets $50.00
1 close stool 3.50; 1 portable writing desk $12 $15.50
1 looking glass $6; 2 square tables 1.50 $7.50
1 card table $7; 6 trunks $25 $32.00
2 guns $20; 1 pair pistols $10 $30.00
Store Room  
1 desk & book case $30; 7 sack bags 3.75 $33.75
2 sides sole leather 4.50; 2 old trunks $3 $7.50
A parcel china $17; 6 coils rope 4.50 it's a piece 25 $21.75
1 flax wheel $1; 3 chests $3; 1 punch carif $2.50 $6.50
3 sets muschetto curtains & bag 6.50 $6.50
Cellar  
3 gross bottle @ $9; 1 jug 38 $31.88
1 pipe with about 50 gallons vinegar $13.50
6 10/12 dozen bottles port wine (pricked?) $27.33
27 gallons Rum $47.25; about 190 gallons apple brandy $1 $237.25
About 104 gallons Madeira wine $250.00
4 powdering tubs $4; 6 quarter casks $7; 3 pipes $6 $17.50
1 Runlet $1; 3 fat pots $1; 2 kegs white lead 28 lbs ea $10 $12.00
2 kegs with 6d & 8d nails $18; 34lbs Lampblack $6.80 $22.80
About 3lbs verde grease $3; 2 lbs glice 75 $3.75
1 Cypress table 1.50 $1.50
Forward $12,309.94
Laundry  
2 spinning wheels & 3 pr cards $4.50; 1 pr cards 25 $4.75
1 large copper boiler $10; 1 pr scales 1.75 $11.75
1 hand mill $2.50; shoemakers tools $2 $4.50
Kitchen  
2 pewter Basons 1.50; 1 chest 2.50, 1 canister 1.50 $4.00
2 pol racks 2.50; pr and irons $4; 2 iron spits $1 $7.50
2 iron pots & 2 pair hooks $4.50; 1 grid iron 50 $5.00
1 ell metal mortar & pestle $4; pr steelyards $1 $5.50
1 safe $1; 5 pieces wood ware $1.25; 1 kettle $4 $6.25
1 iron pestle 75 $0.75
Springfield  
Nelson $250; John $120; Ned $300; Archey $370 $1,040.00
Katy $125; Bob $230; Simon $30; Lucy $150 $535.00
Alice $100; Katy $85; Dillah $60; Ben $40 $285.00
Half the interest in old woman Anaka $0.00
1 bed, bedstead, curtains, counterpane, 1 sheet bolsters & 2 pillows $60.00
3 broad hoes 2.75; 5 narrow hoes $2 $4.75
Total $14,284.69
(Signed) John Minor

Pursuant to an order of Middlesex County Court bearing date, December 1807. We the subscribers, being sworn appraised the Estate of Dr. George D. Spratt, deceased in said County as shewn to us agreably to the foregoing Inventory.

Given under our hands the second day of January 1808
James Ross
Christopher Owen
Thomas M. Locke



Last Updated on 5/20/99
By Gary Stanton
Email: gstanton@umw.edu