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INVENTORY OF ESTATE OF JAMES KNOWLES Sr.

(no date)Taken from roll 812 Estate appraisals 1807-15

 

 

Inventory and Appraisement of the personal Estate of Mr. James Knowles, Senior deceased as exhibited to us on Long Island by Abraham Eve Esq., Executor, viz:

1 Negro man named Tom……….…..…100

Cyrus…….….….100

Harry………...…..80

Sylvester….…..….90

Lewis………..…...80

George……….…100

David…………...100

Jimmy……….….112

Charles……….…100

Boatswain…….…100

Sam……………...160

Toney……………160

Mingo……………120

Frank………….….120

Prime……………..112

1 Negro boy Dick………………100

Ben……………….110

Quamina………….100

Jack……………..….72

Isaac……………..…72

Bob…………………64

1 mulatto boy John…………………60

1 ditto child Betty………………...40

1 Negro ditto Jimmy or Jemmy……20

1 woman Sarah……………..….60

Clova……………..….60

Peggy…………..…….60

Matilda………….……80

Grace…………..……112

Rose…………………104

Betty…………………112

Kate………………….104

Beck………………….120

Patience……….…..….108

Jenny………………….112

Dinah………………….112

Charity………..………100

Sarah………..…………90

Nanny…………………100

1 mulatto girl Charlotte………………72

1 ditto child Nelly………….……….50

Harriet…………………46

1 Negro child Bella……….…………..48

Deborah…….………….40

Betty……….…………..50

Dinah…….…………….20

Amelia…………………50

Esther…………………..24

1 mulatto child Bathia……….………….72

1 Negro ditto Amy……………………46

2 hogs and their pigs……………………………3.4

24 head horned cattle……………@16….…..192

2 horses and colt………………………………20

Schooner Paragon, Boat, Tackle Etc………...300

1 small boat……………………………….……1.12

1 sideboard…………………………….….……5

2 mahogany tables………………………..……5

10 Windsor chairs………………………………3

Couch 20s wash hand stand 16s………………1.16

2 bedsteads………………………………..….4?

Sett glass and crockery ware………………….2.?

8 silver table spoons……………………….…7.4

9 silver tea spoons……………………….…..3.12

1 silver soup ladle………………………….…2

1 silver pr sugar tongs……………………… .16

1 feather bed……………………………...…3.12

265 bushels of corn……………………….106.

4000 wt seed cotton……………………….64

1000 wt clean cotton……………………….58?

200 bushes salt…………………………….30

1 cotton machine…………………………..20

1 cotton machine……………………..……12

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5,069.2.8

((Note: the amounts don’t tally, but this is due to the illegibility of the worth of the last items, household goods and livestock, etc.))

We the subscribers have according to the Oath we have taken and to the best of our Judgement appraised the abovementioned property amounting to the sum of five thousand and sixty-nine pounds two shillings and eightpence.

James McHardy

Nicholas Adderley

Michael Rogers

18 Bales Cotton in Nassau reported to us by Abraham Eve Esq. Executor to the Estate which in average @240 lbs@ 18d……324.

James McHardy

Nicholas Adderley

Michael Rogers

 

 

DISMISSAL OF EXECUTORS OF JAMES KNOWLES’ WILL

Roll 805, Volume Q-2, page 111

"James Knowles, planter of Long Island, deceased, in and by his last will and testament did amongst other things therein contained order and direct that the whole of his Negroes and other slaves (excepting a girl called Maria) should be divided among the subscribers to wit:

Hannah Knowles, his widow, James Knowles, Samuel Knowles Alexander Knowles, Thomas Knowles, Charles Knowles, Joseph Knowles, George Knowles, William Knowles, Abraham Knowles, Mary Rattray and Susannah Knowles in the manner following:" (I have condensed this) one third to widow, two thirds to all children equally. Abraham Eve of New Providence, Esq. and John Wells of Long Island, planter,executors. "know that we all confess and acknowledge receipt of full amount and share of the negroes from Abraham Eve and John Wells" Eve and Wells were discharged from all demands concerning the slaves.

July 7, 1806. Signed, in the presence of John C. Rahmning, Hannah Knowles (her mark) and signatures of all the children of James Knowles except Joseph, whose brother Thomas signed for him, and also the signature of William Rattray, whose wife was one of the heirs.