Sunday, February 6, 2011

John Patrick 1675-1732 Sarah abt 1680

I thought this definition important enough to include in this post because it helped me understand more than the inventory being just a list of belongings 
A probate inventory was taken shortly after an individual’s death by two or more people, described as ‘appraisers’. They normally began the inventory with cash (‘money in his purse’) and clothes (‘his wearing apparel’) and then proceeded around the house from room to room listing and valuing the deceased’s movable goods, before moving outside to list the contents of agricultural buildings, livestock and crops growing in the fields. Anything that was not movable was omitted, which means you might get a list of cooking utensils but no oven, window curtains but no windows. Inventories do not record real estate – whether lands or buildings – although will include movable documents relating to it (e.g. ‘his lease’). They also excluded debts owed by the deceased, although sometimes record debts owing to the deceased. Appraisers often identified goods by room, thus providing evidence of both rooms and room use. However, it is impossible to tell whether all the rooms in the house have been listed, unless there are internal inconsistencies (e.g. a ‘chamber over the buttery’ but no ‘buttery’).
In law the possessions of a married woman belonged to her husband and so married women did not make wills or have inventories made for them. (Perhaps this means that the Mary listed below was a widow)In theory, this meant that a married man’s inventory would include the possessions of his wife. However, in some cases it is evident that goods owned by a wife before her marriage were excluded, along with her personal goods (for example, her clothes). Goods might also be omitted from an inventory where they had already been bequeathed in the deceased’s will or otherwise bestowed (since the function of the inventory was to value the deceased’s goods for sale to pay off his or her debts). It should also be borne in mind that probate inventories omit a significant number of inhabitants (perhaps as many as fifty per cent) whose estates fell below the inventory thresholds (i.e. they were too poor to have goods worth valuing).

John Patrick
Born 2 Oct 1675 Charles Parish, York, Virginia
Parents:  Walter Patrick and Elizabeth (unknown surname)
Died 12 Oct 1732
Sources
Birth: IGI film 1033913 IT 10 Batch C504701 dated 1648-1789

Sarah
Born abt 1680


CHILDREN

Elizabeth Patrick

Born 19 Feb 1700 Charles Parish, York, Virginia
Died 7 Jul 1718 Charles Parish, York, Virginia
Sources
Birth: IGI film 1033913 IT 10 Batch C504701 dated 1648-1789

*John Patrick
Born 26 Jul 1703 Charles Parish, York, Virginia
Married Elizabeth Curtis Abt 1721 Virginia
Children: Thomas, Alice, John, Thomas, Walter, Walter, Sarah, Curtis, William, Mary, William, Susanna, Merrit, Margaret, Frances, Elizabeth, Edmund, Lucy
Died 8 Mar 1754 York County, Virginia
Sources
Birth: IGI film 1033913 IT 10 Batch C504701 dated 1648-1789

Mary Patrick
Born 21 Mar 1705 Charles Parish, York, Virginia
Married Francis Cook abt 1725
Died Bef 20 Jun1774
The following is the probate inventory taken of her estate after her deathAgreeable to an order of York Court bearing date the 20th Day of June 1774 We the Subscribers after being Sworn have appraised the Estate of Mary Cook deced as follows.
1 Sow &3 Shoats 17/6 2 Barrows 20/ 1..17..6
1 Cow and Calf 60/ 1 Horse 40/ 5..-..-
2 Beds 10/ 3 Iron Potts & Hooks 12/6 1..2..6
1 Spit and Pan 2/6 Ax and 2 old Hoes 1/3 ..3..9
1 Spinning Wheel & 2 pr Cards 2/6 old Side Saddle 5/ ..7..6
1 pr Fire Tongs & Shovel 2/ Beadstead & Cord 7/6 ..9..6
2 Trays & 2 Sifters Meal Bag & Parcel of Wooden Ware ..3..9
1 Hatchet Hammer 2 Reap Hooks & Basket 2/ ..2..0
2 Dishes 1 Bason 4 Plates &c 6/ 13 Bottles 2/6 ..8..6
3 Cyder Hogsheads & 3 Barrels 10/ ..10..0
1 Flour Tub 1 Small Jarr Milk Pan & Bowl ..4..6
1 Shoat 7/6 1 Box Iron & Heaters 2/ ..9..6
1 old Rug & Blanket 3/ 4 Chairs & old Table 3/6 ..6..6
9 Dunghill Fowls & Turkey Hen 6/ 21 lb of Bacon at 6d pr lb ..16..6
£12..2..0
Callohill Mennis
John Patrick (likely her brother)
William Kerby
Returned into York County Court the 15th Day of August 1774 and ordered to be Recorded.
Examd.
Teste
Thos: Everard Cl: Cur:
Sources
Birth: IGI film 1033913 IT 10 Batch C504701 dated 1648-1789
Online probate inventory:
http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/ProbateList.cfm  her husband's is also available.

Sarah Patrick
Born 4 Oct 1708 Charles Parish, York, Virginia
Died 14 Oct 1709 Charles Parish, York, Virginia
Sources
Birth: IGI film 1033913 IT 10 Batch C504701 dated 1648-1789

Hannah Patrick
Born 25 Aug 1710 Charles Parish, York, Virginia
Sources
Birth: IGI film 1033913 IT 10 Batch C504701 dated 1648-1789

Frances Patrick
Born 5 Oct 1711 Charles Parish, York, Virginia
Sources
Birth: IGI film 1033913 IT 10 Batch C504701 dated 1648-1789

William Patrick
Born and Christened 16 Jan 1716 Charles Parish, York, Virginia
Married Elizabeth (unknown surname)
Died 10 Oct 1739
Sources
Birth: IGI film 1033913 IT 10 Batch C504701 dated 1648-1789

Martha Patrick
Born 19 Jul 1719 Charles Parish,York, Virginia
Sources
Birth: IGI film 1033913 IT 10 Batch C504701 dated 1648-1789

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