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Probing Probate

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Mar 19 2012
Probate, Sarah Green, 1759, Probing the Past, Roy Rosenzweig CHNM

When someone died in the 18th century, a court often appointed appraisers to create a probate inventory, a list of the person's "goods" (including slaves) and the estimated value of each item. The items below come from the 1759 probate of Sarah Green (York County, VA).

Drag the items below into order, from those considered most expensive (on top) to least expensive (on the bottom).

    • 12 Leather bottom walnut Chairs
    • 1 large Silver Mugg 2 small Silver Muggs \ 60 oz 17dwt at
      1 large Silver Tea pot 6 Silver Tea Spoons/ 6/8 per oz. & pr. Tongs.
    • Nicholas Water['s] Mortgage
    • Sam a Boy