Amanuensis Monday: Inventory of Thomas Moorman’s Estate

Here is the inventory of Thomas Moorman’s estate, which was recorded January 27, 1767 in Bedford County, Virginia.  He was my 6th great-grandfather.  I was unsure how to transcribe the symbols and some of the strange abbreviations, so I have left them out for now.  If you know how to put them in (or where to find them on the keyboard)and what they mean, I’d appreciate it.  :)

Moorman’s Inventory
Inventory of the Estate of Thomas Moorman Deceased Appraised by the Subscribers Agreeable to an Order of  Bedford Court.

Negroes Viz + 1 Wench Named Moll S.60″0″0
1 Do. Do. Dinah 70″0″0
1 Do. Do. Moll 40″0″0
one Negro Fellow his Eye Sight fail + Named Sam 10″0″0
1 Negro Wench Named Hanah 55″0″0
1 Do. Girl Do. Jean S.40″0″0
1 Do. Do. Jude 38″0″0
1 Boy Do. Dick 45″0″0
1 Girl Do. Named Philis 30″0″0
1 Boy Do. Do. Gloster 20″0″0
1 Do. Do. Puter 50″0″0
Stock  38 head of Cattle a  46″10…..46″10″0
28 head of Hogs a 8  …….8″0″0
1 Yallow Bay Horse a 9  …….9″0″0
1 Gray Mare…7…..7″0″0
1 Dark Bay Horse…8….8″0″0
1 Sorrell Horse + Bell…8…8″0″0
1 Bay Horse…3…3″0″0
Potts…3 9….3″9″0
Pewter…5  12….5″12″0
Old Iron Axe and hoes plows…7″6″6
Beds + Furniture…40…40″0″0
1 Bag New Feathers…2 5…..2″5″0
House Hole Stuff Chares Table Desk…20″12″0
Lumber…10″17″3
Do…1″18″0
2 Silver Spoons…1″10″0
To sundrys amount….6″14″6
Given under out hands this 22 Decer 1766

Robert Russell
Robert Clerk
Chas Lynch

At A Court Held for Bedford County January 27th 1767
The Within Inventory and Appraisement of Thomas Moorman Decd Estate Returned and Ordered to be Recorded Teste
Ben Howard CBC

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