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Conway Edwin Estate Inventory


This inventory of the estate of Edwin Conway of Virginia, shows how wealthy he was. Very interesting glimpse into the life of a large plantation owner.

Conway, Col. Edwin
Lancaster County, Virginia Deeds and Wills 17, 1763-64, p 30-32 Taken:October 7, 1763; Recorded: January 20, 1764

An Inventory of the Estate of Colo. Edwin Conway taken this 7th Day of October 1763:

In the Hall
20 Leather Chairs 2 Large Looking Glasses, 2 Walnut Tables, 1 Desk with papers, 1 pail Sconces, 1 Case with Bottles, In and on the Corner cupboard Vizt – 4 pieces of China ware,8 Glass Tumblers, 6 Drinking Glasses, a parcel of Books, a paper box with wigs, a small box with old papers, 6 new Butcher knives, 4 Gimblets, 1 pair Fleams &cr 3 pail
Hinges, 1 Silver watch, 1 pair Gold Studs, 1 Cork screw, 1 Hoan & Case with 2 Rasors & pen Knives

In the Parlor
1 Large Looking Glass, 12 Leather Chairs, 5 Glass Canters, 2 Large Walnut Tables, 1 Chest with drawers, 3 Large Beer Glasses, 2 Sugar Boxes, 4 Glass Cans, 6 Coffee Cups, and
milk pot, 2 Brushes 1 Large Silver Tankard, 1 Corner Cupboard, 1 Sealskin trunk, a Box with some Triffles, 1 Silver tea pot, 2 sets China, 1 silver tea tongs, 1 sugar Box, 4 Salt sellers, 1 Comb Case, 3 Large Punch Bowls, 1 Sugar pot, 1 Dozn Large Silver Spoons and Silver pepper Box – (second column) 1 pair Silver Neck Clasps, 4 Cannisters, a Parcel of Physick, some salt, 1 pair Fire tongs, Shovel and Poker, 14 case Knives, and forks, Vinegar cruet, 5 Large Table Clothes, 2 small Ditto, 1 Large Diaper Do, a parcel of shoe thread and sewing Do. & Napkins, 4 Towels and some Remnants of white Linen

In the Passage
1 case with Bottles, 1 Box, 3 leather Chairs

In the Chamber
1 Bed and furniture, 6 flag chairs, 1 old Leather Do, 1 pair fire tongs, & shovel, 2 Large Chests with Sugar and Tallow, 1 Tub with salt, 3 pair Snuffers, 1 square
Table, 1 pair old And Irons, 1 Candle box,5 Candlesticks –

In the Closet
7 Butter pots, 13 patta pans, 1 Box & white mugs, Tea pots Cups and Saucers & 1 Coffy Mill, 6 quart mugs, 7 Porringers, 1 Earthon Cullander and Parcel of Earthon Dishes and plates, 1 Tub with salt 1 Warming pan, 6 Reap hooks, 1 bung borer, 1 Log Head, 1 safe, 1 Lanthorn, 1 Chaffin Dish, 1 Cabnet, 1 pair of money Scales and waits, 3 pair Candle Moulds

(Page 31)

Up the Chamber Loft
19 Black Earthen plates 3 Do Dishes, 1 Barrell with Beans

In the Dairy
2 Butter pots, 1 old spice Mortar, 1 tea Pot and some Earthenware, 1 Large Chest, 2 flower pots, 2 Sifters and one Sarch, 6 old tubs, 2 Largest Trays, 12 Milk pans.

In the Kitchen
1 Dozn. and half of new pewter plates, 1 Dozn. Deep pewter plates, 2 Dozn. and Eight Shallow Ditto, 13 pewter Dishes, 2 new pewter Do. 4 Large pewter Basons, 3 small Do
1 pewter porringer, a parcel of spoons, 1 pair spoon Moulds, 3 pair Sheep Shears, 1 spice Mortar and pestle, 1 tea Kittle, 1 Coffee pot, 1 flower box, 1 pepper Ditto
and a parcel of pepper, 1 plate Stand, 1 Iron spit, 2 Small Axes, 1 Large Copper Kittle and 2 small brass Ditto, 2 Bell Mettle Skillets, 1 Grid Iron, 9 Iron pots, and seven pot hooks, two frying pans, 1 pair fire tongs and Shovel, 10 pieces of wooden ware, 18 hoes, 7 Axes, and a parcel of old Iron, 1 Cross Cut saw, 1 Whip Saw, 2 Hand Ditto, 1 Large Copper Still, 1 small Ditto

In Colo. Conway’s Room Loft
2 pieces of oxnabrigs, 5 Bags of nails, 2 Barrells Lamp Black, 1 Bed Cord, 8 new hoes, 1 new broad Ax, 6 Cart Wheel Boxes, some Drest Leather, 1 Ring and bolt, 1 small trunk with Papers, 1 Box with Ditto

(Page 31 second column)

In the Room
1 Bed and furniture, 6 flag Chairs, 2 Looking Glass, 1 Press, 1 Square Table, 1 pair Stillards, 1 Close Stool, 1 Gun, 1 Tea Table, 1 pair fire tongs and Shovel, 1 pair of And Irons, 1 Bedstead and Cord, 2 Cups, 1 Comb Case, 1 quart mug, 1 silk Rug, 2 worsted Ditto, 2 Blankets, and some Books, a parcel of Coopers and Shoemakers Tools, one Glass Globe.

In the New Room
1 Tub with salt, 2 half Bushels, one pair of Hedge Shares

In the Room up Stairs over the Hall
2 Standing Beds and furniture, 9 Cain Chairs, 1 Tea Table, 1 Looking Glass, 1 Silk Rug, 2 Worsted Ditto.

In the Room over the Parlor
1 Large Trunk with 1 loaf of Sugar and some Coffee, 1 Standing Bed and Furniture, 5 Cain Chairs, 1 Cott, 1 Sheat, 1 Box, 1 Tea table, 3 Earthen plates, 1 Canter, 2 pair Hollan Sheets, 2 pair white Linen Ditto, 1 Punch Bowl -

In the Seller
4 Bottle Jugs, 3 Dozn. and Nine Bottles, 1 Jar with Hogs Lard and 8 small Casks with about 150 Gallons of Brandy, 1 New Rundlet, 14 Gamons of Bacon and 2 Middlens

In the Corn House
about 220 Barrels of Corn

In the Tobacco House
3 Casks with about 164 of Peach Mobby, 10 Cyder Casks, 2 Tubs,
(Page 32)
1 Large pair Stillards

In the Cyder House
1 hhd. half full of old wheat, 1 Ditto half full of new Do, 6 Casks with about 372 Gallons of Cyder, 3 old Casks, 5 tubs 1 tub with salt, 2 Sides and 3 pieces of Sole Leather, 2 pairs Cart Wheels and Carts, 1 Yoke Ring and Bolt

44Head of Cattle, 58 Head of Hogs, 33 Head of Sheep -

(Page 32second column)

Negroes
Stephen, Abraham, Daniel, Ned, Harry, George, Argil, Cats, Will, Moll, Nell, Kate, Betty, and Mary and old Betty -

Cash in the House
£37. 1. 2
Cash in Col Gordon’s hand
60. 0. 10 3/4
6 Crop Notes
Net
6458

At a Court held for Lancaster County on the 20th of January 1764. This inventory of the Estate of Edwin Conway decd was Returned and Ordered to be Recorded
Test.
Thos Edwards
CLC

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