INVENTORY of the ESTATE of
OBEDIAH SIMSON, DECEASED

An inventory taken this third day of April in the year of our Lord 1809, of all the lands and tenements or moveable property of Obediah Simson, taken by James Ewing Jr. and John Peters, both of the Township of Cramahe, County of Northumberland in the district of Newcastle and the Province of Upper Canada, having been legally appointed by the Executors of the last Will and Testament of the aforesaid Obediah Simson, as follows, that is to say:

(Note: 'L'=Pounds, 'S'=Shillings, 'D'=Pence
Special care has been taken to preserve the spelling of the original inventory document.)

200 acres of land
  60   do   of which is improved
House
Barn
Small Nursery
Plough Irons
1 drag with iron teeth
1 iron shovel
1 grindstone
15 bushels of wheat in the barn
  4     do     of rye        do
  8     do     of oats       do
4 sheep
3 cows
2 two year old heiffers
2dodobulls
2 yearling stears
11 hogs
1 horse
1 chain
1 hand saw
1 broad axe
1 narrow axe
1 inch chissell
1 adze
1 inch auger
1 pitch fork
1 cow bell
1 clevis and bolt
17 pail kettle
2 1/2 pail pott
2pail pott
1 gallon kettle
1 spider
1 pair smoothing irons
2 tressels
an old shovel and tongs
a small spinning wheel
1 pair sheers
1 lanthorn
2 1 gallon basons
an old pewter tea pot
an earthen pot
3 water pails
1 chamber pot
1 table
1 bible
the Life of Dickenson
4 old volumes of books
2 knives 3 forks & 4 spoons
5 chairs
1 large spinning wheel
1 1/2 bushel measure
1 2 bushel basket
1 sickle
1 saddle
8 old casks
2 barrels of flour
1 cradle
1 fine plane
9 bushels of corn in the ear
1 clock reel
6 trais
6 flannel sheets
3 pillow cases
2 linen sheets
3 cover lids
2 feather beds & 2 pillows
2 boxes
1 wash tub
1 pork barrel
1 powdering tub
 
 
L.
190
12
7
1
1
1
0
0
3
0
0
3
13
6
6
5
11
13
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
3
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
___
308
S.
0
10
10
16
5
10
6
7
0
12
12
0
10
0
0
10
10
5
0
4
10
2
1
7
4
3
7
5
15
12
6
2
5
7
11
3
12
1
2
10
2
4
4
2
5
10
3
3
5
8
7
3
4
2
15
10
0
6
6
16
5
7
5
9
11
17
5
5
2
3
7
__
12
D.
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6
6
0
9
6
0
0
6
0
6
6
6
8
9
6
6
6
0
6
0
0
6
6
0
9
9
6
9
6
6
6
6
6
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6
8
6
6
6
6
9
6
__
4

The underscribed having seen the above ment'd articles have agreed to the valuation assessed or inserted opposite to the different articles.

SignedJohn Peters
SignedJames Ewing Jr.

I hereby certify that John Peters Esquire and James Ewing Junr. were under oath to apprise all the property that belonged to Obediah Simson Late of Cramahe deceased that should come to their knowledge according to the true valuation.

Sworn before me
this 3rd day of April 1809

SignedJoel Merriman, J. P.

Loyalist Links
Obediah Simpson Introduction
Obediah Simpson Genealogy page
Obediah Simpson's Last Will and Testament
Obediah Simpson's Estate Inventory
Cairn to be Erected...
Simpson Cairn Unveiled
Simpson Cairn Decorated

For Genealogical correspondence concerning Obediah Simpson, please
Email Allan Simpson at kincaller@sympatico.ca.

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