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Saturday, February 5, 2011

William Kinnick Inventory - December Court 1786

William Kinnick Inventory - December Court 1786


Extracted from a transcription of Will Book A H No 9, page 393: Charles Co, Maryland

Inventory of the goods & chattels of William Kinnick late of Charles County deceased appraised by us in current money of Maryland (dollars at seven shillings & sixpence)

[I am recording here in descending order of value, value first, followed by the items in the inventory]

[This activity is part of the analysis of the written records of William Kinnick as a part of the research for the forthcoming book: The World of Sergeant Major William Kinnick]

17 15 0  3 cows & calves; 1 cow & 1 yearling
16 10 0  1 sorrel horse 2 years old; 1 black mare 9 years old
08 07 6  11 heifer; 17 sheep
08 00 0  2 indifferent feather bed furniture & bedstead
06 00 0  1 middling good feather bed furniture & bedstead
05 10 0  1 small white horse 3 year old
04 10 0  1 large bull 7 year old
03 10 0  8 goats 10 months old; 4 pigs 3 months old
03 07 6  30 ea feathers & 1 quilt
01 12 6  1 old sow; 1 younget {finall} (?) [sic]
01 10 0  3 bushels Indian corn; 20 lbs bacon
01 08 3  1 horse coat {cart} [sic]; 16 lb Wool; 1 lb Cotton
01 04 0  1 tablecloth & towel; 2 hides; 1 old sampler
01 01 3  8 good pewter plates; 1 doz. old pewter plates (damaged)
01 00 0  8 flag botom chairs; 4 pewter caskets
00 19 0  2 old ploughs; 2 sets of harrow hoes
00 15 0  8 quart bottles; 3 iron wedges; 1 hand (poker)
00 12 9  2 old axes; 4 old hoes; 1 old horse plow
00 12 9  3 pewter basings large; 1 small pewter basin
00 10 9  1 pr sheep shears; a small parcel of carpenter old tools
00 10 9  1 horse bell; 1 old horse bell; 3 old cotton wheel mach.
00 10 0  1 old loom & gear mach. (damaged)
00 10 0  weaving appearal
00 10 0  1 old hand mill stone grinder & frog
00 09 9  3 Beafe hooks; 2 pr old {cards}; 1 old chest
00 08 9  1 pigin; 1 wash tub; 1 iron pot
00 05 3  1 Dutch oven; 1 old frying pan
00 05 3  11 pewter spoons; 2 small butter pots
00 04 9  2 pr laces; 1 pr beading line
00 04 6  1 pr good pot hooks; 2 pr pot hooks; 1 iron skillet
00 04 0  1  bone iron; 3 heaters; 1 old iron pot (damaged)
00 03 6  2 flag botom chairs; 1 old poplar table (damaged)
00 02 6  1 old box; a parcel of old books
00 02 0  1 old sad clock; 1 old pocket book

89 [lbs] 10 3

given  under our hands and seals this 6 day of September 1786
Joseph Kennick, John Kennick - Kin
George Morton - Creditor

Edwd. Semmes
Alex. McPerson - appraisors

At the foot of which inventory is thus written
Viz: Charles County Ct. 23rd October 1786
Then came Ann Kinnick Admin. D.B.N. of William Kennick late of Charles County dec'd. and made oath on the holy Evangels of Almighty God that the foregoing is a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels of the said dec'd. that came to her hands or possession at the time of making thereof that what since or shall hereafter come to her hands or possession she will return in an additional inventory that she knows of no concealment of any part or parcel of the dec'd. estate by any person whatsoever that if she shall hereafter discover any concealment or suspect any to be she will aquaint the Orphans Court or the Register thereof with such concealment or cause of suspicion that it may be inquired into according to law.

Cert. by John Mufchett, Reg of Wills

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[ My personal observations are these:
1) Most of the value was in the livestock.
2) Aside from Wool, any crops beyond winter food, had already been sold,
3) Only one table listed - the old poplar (damaged) - curious (*), and
4) No tool sets identifiable beyond that of a middling farmer.]



*One likely explanation - it is believed he lived and worked with his daughter, Ann, and her husband, John, and their children (ages 8, 6, 4, 2, 1 mo); These items would be those he owned, not Ann and John and their family.

Your comments or observations welcome!  ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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