Inventory of William Burke

Transcribed by Meredith Tonnesen May 2003, Microfilm # 11589

William Burke Inventory
An inventory of the real & personal Estate or the Goods, Chattels, and Effects of William Burke, late of Grand Manan, deceased, as shown us by Elisabeth Burke, Administrator on said Estates, and also an appraisement of the same taken by us the subscribers, after being duly appointed by the said administrator ----------

400 Acres Lands with a dwelling )
having Barn --not yet granted )

1 Yoke Oxen 17. .10.~
4 Cows 22. ~, ~
3 Yearlings 6.. 10
2 Calves 2. .. 5
1 Horse 2. 10
8 Sheep 5.. ~
1 Schooner & appurtenances 50. ~
3 Feather Beds 7. 10
8 Bed Quilts 3. ~
4 Pair Blankets 3. ~
7 Do. Sheets 3. 10
7 Do. Pillow Slips 1. 1
4 Table Cloths 1
6 Towels 10
1 Desk 18
1 Porch Table 1 8
2 Trunks 1
2 Stretcher Tables 18
3 Chests 15
2 Pots, Baking Hottle, & Spider 1. 3
1 Tea Kettle 0.5
Crockery Ware 1. 10
Carpenters & other old Tools 3. 15
Carried over 136..18
Page 2
Brought forward 136..18
1 Kettle 15
2 Pair Andirons 8
1 Grindstone 7.. 6
1 Hog 1..10
1 Promissory Note of Hand 6. ~
Wearing Apparel 7..10
6 Chairs 0.15
154 ..3.. 6
Grand Manan 20th Aug 1808

          SIGNED      John Ross
          Oliver Wooster
          John Ingalls

Charlotte SS
Grand Manan 5th 1808 The above-named John Ross, Oliver Wooster, and John Ingalls personally appeared and made Oath to the truth & impartially of the foregoing Inventory and Appraisement y them subscribed-
Before me Moses Gerrish Jr.

Know all men by these presents that we Elizabeth Burke Widow of William Burke late of Grandmanan in the County of Charlotte and Province of New Brunswick shipwright, deceased, being ____therefore and
          At the said County and ____and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord the King in five hundred pounds lawful money of New Brunswick to be paid to our said Lord the King his Heirs and successors for which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators and every of them and we firmly by these presents sealed with our seals, dated the eighteenth day of July in the forty eighth year of His Majesty's Reign-Anosque domini 1808-the Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bounden Elizabeth Burke, administratrix of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said William Burke deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said Elizabeth Burke or into the hand or possession of any other person or persons for her and the same do make or exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Register at the Prerogative Court of the Said province on or before the eighteenth day of October next ensuing and the same goods chattels and credits of the said deceased at the time of his death which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said Elizabeth or any person or persons for her, do well and truly administer according to Law and further to make or cause to be made a true and just account of the said Administrator on or before the eighteenth day of July next. And all the rest and residue of the said goods, chattels and credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administration account the same being first allowed of and examined by the judge or judges for the time being of the said Court do deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively, the said Judge or Judges, by his or their decree or sentence pursuant to the true intent and meaning of the Statue made in the twenty second and twenty third Years of the reign of King Charles the second, Chapter the tenth entitled an Act for the better settling intestate estates shall limit and appoint, and if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased, and the Executor and Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Elizabeth above bounden being thereunto required do render and deliver into the law Letters of Administration/ approbation of the Law Testament being first had and obtained in the Law Court then this obligation to be void and of none effect, or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered in presence of           SIGNED Elizabeth Burk
A B Brown Douglas Thomson
Maurice Salt

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