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Chester County, Pennsylvania inventories, 1684-1850

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Author
Schiffer, Margaret Berwind.
Date of Publication
1974.
Call Number
974.813 S333i
Author
Schiffer, Margaret Berwind.
Place of Publication
Exton, Pa
Publisher
Schiffer Pub.,
Date of Publication
1974.
Physical Description
402 p. ; 29 cm.
Summary
Over 10,000 estate inventories, dating from 1682 to 1850, were examined to produce this record of possessions in an early rural county. The author provides lists of possessions broken down by type and by decade. For instance, the section on CLOTHING is broken down into 71 separate items, e.g. Pantalets, Pantaloons, Pants, Pelisse, Petticoat, Pocket, Pocket-book, Purse, Robe, Safe guard, Scarf, Shawl, Shift, etc. Within the tables for each item, the author may break down the item by color or type. For instance, in the CLOTHING>Apron table, there is a breakdown which includes the following: green, flowered muslin, green grazet silk, blue, blue holland, checked, white, leather, etc. The breakdown of possessions by decades can provide a general idea of when certain possessions were popular in Chester County. For instance, in the section TEXTILES> Velvet, velvet doesn't begin to appear until 1740 and becomes more popular from 1780-1810; but it becomes less popular in the period from 1820-1849. Each section begins with a dictionary with definitions of the separate items; for example a "safe guard" is "a sort of Dust-Gown, or Riding Garment, worn by Women; also a coloured Stuff Apron; also a swathing Bond for Children". Overall, this book is a unique compilation of local government records being used to understand patterns of ownership of household items.
Subjects
Inventories of decedents' estates - Pennsylvania - Chester County.
Chester County (Pa.) - History - Sources.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
974.813 S333i
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Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Object ID
Coll App 1910 F001 N
Description Level
Item
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Description
Appraisements of real estate for inheritance tax. Some personal property appraisals are also included. Appraisals include: name of decedent; location and description of real estate; description of personal property; valuation of real estate and personal property; and assessed tax. May also include names of heirs. Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name. Handwritten; from 1886, handwritten on printed forms.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name.
Date of Accumulation
1849-1913
Year
1910
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Nolt, Mary
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Collateral appraisement
East Hempfield Twp.
Inventory
Place
East Hempfield Twp.
Extent
16 boxes (8 cubic feet)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Coll App 1910 F001 N
Classification
RG 03-00 0312
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
Additional Notes
Includes inventory.
2 items, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
Less detail
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Object ID
Coll App 1912 F001 N
Description Level
Item
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Description
Appraisements of real estate for inheritance tax. Some personal property appraisals are also included. Appraisals include: name of decedent; location and description of real estate; description of personal property; valuation of real estate and personal property; and assessed tax. May also include names of heirs. Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name. Handwritten; from 1886, handwritten on printed forms.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name.
Date of Accumulation
1849-1913
Year
1912
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Nolt, Elizabeth
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Collateral appraisement
East Hempfield Twp.
Inventory
Place
East Hempfield Twp.
Extent
16 boxes (8 cubic feet)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Coll App 1912 F001 N
Classification
RG 03-00 0312
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
Additional Notes
Includes inventory.
2 items, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
Less detail
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Object ID
Coll App 1879 F001 P
Description Level
Item
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Description
Appraisements of real estate for inheritance tax. Some personal property appraisals are also included. Appraisals include: name of decedent; location and description of real estate; description of personal property; valuation of real estate and personal property; and assessed tax. May also include names of heirs. Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name. Handwritten; from 1886, handwritten on printed forms.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name.
Date of Accumulation
1849-1913
Year
1879
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Paul, Mary
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Collateral appraisement
West Cocalico Twp.
Inventory
Place
West Cocalico Twp.
Extent
16 boxes (8 cubic feet)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Coll App 1879 F001 P
Classification
RG 03-00 0312
Location
Archives
Container
012
Box Number
012
Additional Notes
Only inventory as collateral appraisement.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
Less detail
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Object ID
Coll App 1881 F001 P
Description Level
Item
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Description
Appraisements of real estate for inheritance tax. Some personal property appraisals are also included. Appraisals include: name of decedent; location and description of real estate; description of personal property; valuation of real estate and personal property; and assessed tax. May also include names of heirs. Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name. Handwritten; from 1886, handwritten on printed forms.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name.
Date of Accumulation
1849-1913
Year
1881
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Peck, Benjamin
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Collateral appraisement
East Donegal Twp.
Inventory
Place
East Donegal Twp.
Extent
16 boxes (8 cubic feet)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Coll App 1881 F001 P
Classification
RG 03-00 0312
Location
Archives
Container
012
Box Number
012
Additional Notes
Attached inventory.
2 items, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
JAN 1814 F005 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1814
People
Jackson, Samuel
Mann, Horatio
Wilson, Robert
McGilligan, Catharine
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: larceny
Examinations
Depositions
Information
Inventory
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JAN 1814 F005 QS
Case Number
6.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance, larceny of goods belonging to Horatio Mann.
Examination of Robert Wilson.
Deposition of Catharine McGilligan.
Information of Horatio Mann.
Examination of Samuel Jackson.
Inventory of stolen property.
6 items, 6 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Less detail
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Object ID
Coll App 1912 F003 F
Description Level
Item
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Description
Appraisements of real estate for inheritance tax. Some personal property appraisals are also included. Appraisals include: name of decedent; location and description of real estate; description of personal property; valuation of real estate and personal property; and assessed tax. May also include names of heirs. Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name. Handwritten; from 1886, handwritten on printed forms.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name.
Date of Accumulation
1849-1913
Year
1912
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Forney, A. Elizabeth
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Collateral appraisement
East Lampeter Twp.
Inventory
Place
East Lampeter Twp.
Extent
16 boxes (8 cubic feet)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Coll App 1912 F003 F
Classification
RG 03-00 0312
Location
Archives
Container
005
Box Number
005
Additional Notes
Also: copy of inventory.
2 items, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Estate Inventories
Object ID
Inv 1735 F001 H
Date Range
1735
Description Level
Item
Collection
Estate Inventories
Date Range
1735
Year
1735
People
Hickman, Joseph
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Probate records
Search Terms
Estate Inventories
Probate records
Place
Prince Georges County, Maryland
Object Name
Documents
Object ID
Inv 1735 F001 H
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Location
Archives
Container
047
Box Number
047
Additional Notes
1 item, 1 piece
Less detail
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Object ID
Coll App 1881 F009 B
Description Level
Item
Collection
Collateral Appraisements
Description
Appraisements of real estate for inheritance tax. Some personal property appraisals are also included. Appraisals include: name of decedent; location and description of real estate; description of personal property; valuation of real estate and personal property; and assessed tax. May also include names of heirs. Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name. Handwritten; from 1886, handwritten on printed forms.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by first letter of decedent's last name.
Date of Accumulation
1849-1913
Year
1881
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Brown, John D.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Collateral appraisement
West Earl Twp.
Inventory
Accounts
Place
West Earl Twp.
Extent
16 boxes (8 cubic feet)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Coll App 1881 F009 B
Classification
RG 03-00 0312
Location
Archives
Container
001
Box Number
001
Additional Notes
Also: attached inventory and account.
3 items, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
Less detail
Collection
Estate Inventories
Object ID
Inv 1734/5 F001 T
Description Level
Item
Collection
Estate Inventories
Year
1734/5
People
Taylor, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Probate records
Search Terms
Estate Inventories
Probate records
Place
none
Object Name
Documents
Object ID
Inv 1734/5 F001 T
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Location
Archives
Container
124
Box Number
124
Additional Notes
Also administrators' bond.
2 items, 2 pieces
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