Richard Charlton estate appraisal, 1780 January 17

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Richard Charlton estate appraisal, 1780 January 17

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Appraisal, January 17, 1780, of the estate, of Richard Charlton, barber and tavernkeeper of Williamsburg, Virginia for his property in York County. The appraisal was conducted by Humphrey Harwood, James Craig and William Nicolson and recorded in the York County Court by Thomas Everard. The estate was valued at £14,419..14. Seven enslaved African Americans accounted for £10,464 of the value of the estate. The remainder of the estate consisted of a large amount of household items, a stage wagon, several horses and a valuable collection of books worth over £150s. Included amongst the books are Voltaire's Works, Ferguson's Astronomy, Cicero's Orations, Goldsmith's Roman History, A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Robertson's History of Charles V and Smollett's History of England.

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1 doz Mahogany Chairs   450 Brought forward £  1395 12
2 Elbow Chairs     60 1 doz Walnut Chairs         90
1 Spinning Wheel       7 10 2 Mahogany Tables         45
1 Punch Ladle       6 1 Desk & bookcase       200
6 Silver Table Spoons   120 1 Lot Books           9
1 Soup Spoon     60 Blower, Fender, Pokes &c           4 10
1 Mahogany Teaboard       3 1 Easy Chair & 1 Card Table         35
20 Silver Tea Spoons   100 1 Candle Stand           9
1 p Sugar Tongs     20 1 Bed & Furniture       250
6 China Tart moulds       6 7 Chairs & 1 Table         25
4 dozn Earthen Plates     24 2 Beds & Furniture       300
6 Earthen Dishes       9 2 Small Looking Glasses         10
2 China Bowls       3 1 Table           6
1 Fruit Dish & Plate       1 10 1 Bed & Furniture       150
[torn, illegible]0 Cups & Saucers       6 3 Do. & Do.       400
[torn, illegible] Tea pot, Milk pot & c       4 10 3 ditto & ditto       450
a Set of China & Japan Tea board   100 1 Bed Chair & 2 Tables         18
Tureen       1 10 2 doz Candle Moulds & Stand         20
2 Decanters & 4 Glass plates     15 3 Butter pots           9
3 pewter Bason & 4 Dishes     30 1 Jack & Furniture         20
1 Lot Tin Ware       1 10 1 Copper Dutch Oven           3
1 Small Tin Kettle       1 3 Iron pots         30
2 Tea Kettles     15 1 Lot Wooden Ware           3
2 Scrubbing Brushs & Broom       4 10 2 Kitchen Tables           6
1 Show Glass       9 2 Horses       100
1 Coffee pot & brass Kettle       6 1 Cow         70
1 p Looking Glasses     80 1 p Kitchen Dogs Shovel &c           6
6 Large Table Cloths     60 1 Riding Chair & Harness       150
3 Small ditto     18 1 Cart & Harness       150
4 brown Linnen ditto     12 Negroes
3 p Sheets     90 Belinda       600
5 Napkins       7 10 Fanny & Child     1200
4 Pillowbiers       6 Eatons Jack     1200
3 Counter panes & 2 Candlesticks     50 Yellow Jack     1000
2 Candlesticks       3 Black Jack     1500
4 p Snuffers 12 Hannah     1000
1 p Steelyards       4 10 10464   2
1395 12
Verso
Brought forward £10464   2 Brought forward £12309 14
16 black Walnut Chairs       100 1 Lot of Buttons Twist &c       100
8 Windsor Chairs         96 1 Lot Needles         30
6 Beds with pillows & bolsters       500 1 ditto Hooks & Eyes         15
9 Bedsteads         27 2 p Stays         12
1 Mahogany Table         30 40 p Childrens Shoes         12
4 Walnut Tables         72 20 p Snuffers & 20 p Hinges         12 12
1 Eight day Clock & Case       250 3 p Shears 3 p Tongs & Machine           6
2 Coolers & 3 Tubs         11   8 7 Beer Cocks & Dog Collar         10
1 p Kitchen dogs         40 2 Chaffing Dishes & Ladle           3   6
1 Stew pan         10 1 Japan Basket & House bell         15
1 Corner Cupboard         35 1 Lot Tin Ware         12
2 p Money Scales           9 1 Chimney Glass & Sconces       100
1 Chessboard           1 10 4 Fables         50 10
1 Large Copper Kettle       200 1 Spinning Wheel & Carpet rods           4 10
1 Grid Iron & Tongs         15 1 Japan'd Teaboard & Waiter           6   6
19 ozs. Plate at 5£ p oz         95 1 Saddle £25 10 prints £20         45
29 Earthen Plates         60 1 Warming pan, Toastes &c.           9
1 p Copper Scales         20 1 Coffee pot & 2 Kettles         19
2 Pewter Basons         18 2 Copper Saucepans & Skillet         13 10
2 Milk Pans           3 1 Marble Mortar         12
25 Jelly Glasses         15 1 Copper boiler & Fish Kettle1 Crown 1 Iron Ladle & 2 pots         70
4 Decanters         12 1 Crown 1 Iron Ladle & 2 pots         27 10
3 ll Chocolate         18 2 Frying pans 1 Spit 1 Fender         22 10
3 Teapots         12 1 Groce bottles & Leather         39
6 Tart Moulds           9 3 doz Sour Claret         15
1li Allspice & 2 Cannisters           3 51 pint bos & 1 Old Case         11 10
1 Body Belt           6 7 Hogsheads & 3 Horses &c         30   6
2 China Bowls         39 1 Barrel Bounce         17
4 Pickle leaves           1   4 1 Portable Dairy           6
2 Fruit Baskets & 3 plates           6 1 Stone Trough           9
p Candle Sticks           7 10 2 Sorrel Horses       600
2 Basons & 7 Dishes         23 2 pine Tables         12
2 Glass Salvers 1 Tureen &c         33 1 press & 1 book Case         90
4 Water Jugs & p Lime Squeezers         21 10 1 Beaufet         50
5 Stone pots & 2 Jugs         39 1 looking Glass         30
2 Tobacco box's & 6 bottles           7 10 11 Blankets       250
£12309 14 £14076 14
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Dicty Arts & Sciences
Brought forward £14076 14
1 Bed Quilt         30
Voltaires Works         30
Dicty Arts & Sciences         60
Robertsons Histy Chs. V         15
Rolts Histy Gen War           6
Smollets Histy England         30
Goldsmiths Rom Hist           6
1 Lot books         10
Fergusons Astrony           3
Cicero's Orations           3
1 Stage Waggon       150
£14419 14

In Obedience to an Order of the Worshipfull Court of York
County, we have Appraised the Slaves & Personal Estate of
Richard Charlton deceased, & find it amount to fourteen
Thousand four hundred and nineteen Pounds fourteen Shillings
Hum, Harwood
James Craig
Wiliam Nicolson

Returned into York County Court the 17th day of January 1780
and Ordered to be recorded
Teste
Thos. Everard Cl Court

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Citation

“Richard Charlton estate appraisal, 1780 January 17,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed February 9, 2023, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/176.

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