Will & Inventory of
Elisha Brown
Burriville, RI
Page submitted by
Sheryl Romasco


Transcribed from SAMPUBCO copy by Sheryl Romasco
Providence RI Will book Vol. BUR-1 Page 191

.......In the Name of God Amen, I Elisha Brown of Burrillville in the county of Providence & State of Rhode Island Providence Plantation yeoman, Being weak in body and advanced into age but of a disposing mind & memory, Thanks be given to God, and believing it is appointed for all men once to die and calling to mind the mortality of my body. Do make this my Last Will & Testament. That is to say Principally & first of all I recommand my Soul into the hands of God that gave a hoping through the minits of Jesus my Redeemer to Rise in salvation.
And my Body to the Earth to be Entered at the discretion of my Executors Hereafter named. And as to such worldly Estate as hath pleased God to bless me with. I gave & dispose of the same in the manner & form following to with

First, I give and devise my three sons, vis: Amasa Brown Smith Brown & Otis Brown upon conditions they do maintain and support me during my natural life in a comfortable manner, and also that they the said Amasa Smith & Otis afforesaid shall and do pay out all the legacies here in mentioned together with all my just debts and funeral charges on which condition I give unto them the said Amasa, Brown Smith Brown & Otis Brown and unto their heirs & assignes forever All my homestead farm where on I now live together with the dwelling house & other buildings and improvements there on standing to be equally divided between them and the division to be made when the said Otis Brown the youngest son attains the age of twenty one years, And my Will & meaning is that of either of my three sons afforesaid Amasa Brown, Smith Brown or Otis Brown should depart this life and neither of them leaves no lawful issue from his body that the surviving brother or brothers of the three afforesaid mentioned should have his share or shares afforesaid in said lands & buildings and also I give further unto them the afore named Amasa Brown Smith Brown & Otis Brown and unto their heirs & Assigns forever all my farming tools indone(?) moveables of every kind & nature including my money and securities for money & lives stock as Also my wearing apparel that I shall die ----ed(?) of my grocerys(?) & o----sion(?) on hand:

Secondly I give and bequeath to my son Jesse Brown one thousand dollars providing he returns to his native country & in his own person demands the legacy afforesaid My meaning is that if the afforesaid legacy is not called as afforesaid the said legacy to remain in the hands of the said Amasa Brown Smith Brown & Otis Browns their own proper estate: and my will & meaning is that if either of the three sons should not live and leave no lawful issue from his body that the surviving brother or brothers should have his share or shares in the personal estate afforesaid

Thirdly I give and bequeath to my son George Brown twenty five dollars.

Fourthly I give and bequeath to my daughter Arrilla Wood the wife of John W. Wood eight hundred dollars.
Fifthly I give & bequeath to my daughter Olive Richardson the wife of Dexter Richardson five dollars

Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my affore named three sons Amasa Brown, Smith Brown and Otis Brown my sole executors of this my last Will and Testament. Here by reworking and annulling all other and former wills by me made and establishing and confirming this and this only as my last will and testament establishing whereof I do here unto let my hands & seal the sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred and seventeen & in the forty first of American Independence

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared
By the said Elisha Brown as & for his last will and Testament
In the presence of us who at the same time & at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other here unto
Set our names as witnesses to the same

Russell Aldrich
Sarah Smith
Duty Smith


At a court of probate held in within & for the Town of Burrillville in the County of Providence on the 12th day of July at 1817
Whereas a certain instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of Elisha Brorwn late of Burrillville yeoman deceased was presented to this court for probate and Russell Aldrich Sarah Smith and Duty Smith in the presence of the said Elisha Brown & in the presence of each other saw and heard him the said Elisha Brown sign seal publish pronounce and declare the said instrument to be his last will and testament and of sane mind the heirs being chiefly present but no person appearing to oppose the probate of the said instrument & the court having examined the said instrument and the evidence relating to the execution thereof do consider that the said instrument is proved: where upon the said Court do approve and allow of the said instrument & do order & ____ the same to be recorded as & for the last will and testament of the said Elisha Borwn
..........By order of the said Court of B. Paine P. Clk
Recorded by B. Paine P. Clk




State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantation
By the Court of Probate to who are authorized by law for the Probate of Wills & to grant letters of Affirmation on the estates of persons deceased having goods, chattel, rights of credits in the Town of Burrillville in the County of Providence in the state aforesaid

To all to whom these presents shall come greeting Know ye that upon the day of this date here of the instrument here unto annexed purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Elisha Brown late of said Burrillville, yeoman deceased; was presented to the said court & proved & there upon the said Court by Venture of their authority aforesaid do commit Administration of the said last Will & Testament in all matters concerning the same & of this estate of which the said Elisha Brown died lived and possessed in the said town unto Amasa Brown & Smith Brown two of the Executors there in Named (Otis Brown there in named not being of lawful age) will & faithfully to execute the same & to administer the Estate of the said deceased according there unto who excepted of the said trust and gave bond as Law directs to return upon oath a true & perfect inventory of the said estate unto the said Court within three months: and also to render an account of their proceedings there on upon oath to the said Court within one year of the date hereof In testimony where of I B. Paine Clerk of the said Court by order & in behalf of the said court have here unto let my hand & the seal of the said court the 12th day of July in the year 1817. ........B. Paine P. Clk
Recorded by B. Paine P. Clk


An inventory of all & singular the goods, chattels rights and credits of Elisha Brown of Burrillville in the county of Providence & State of Rhode Island & c. yeoman _______ who departed this Life the ninth day of July in the year of our Lord AD 1817

  Dollars/Cents?
To wearing apparel

25 --

To a part of the apparel formerly belonging to

10 --

.......Solomon Lapham

_____

To Bed & Stead & c. furniture in bedroom below

22 --

To Bed & Stead & c, furniture below next room

12 --

To Bed & Stead & c. furniture upstair north & c:

30 --

.......West bedroom & furniture

 

To bed upstairs East of the other & furniture

15 --

To bed upstairs next room & furniture

10 --

To bed upstairs next room & furniture

10 --

To flock bed in the East chamber & furniture

7 --

To flock bed in the garret & furniture

3 --

To 11 Woollen blankets Some worn

13 75

To 25 yards of blanketing in the webb at 2 ___ per yard

8 33

To 21 yards of Course to & linnen Cazy Cloth So ___ per yard

4 20

To 10 old flannel sheets at 50 cents each

5 --

To 7 new cotton & wool sheets at 1 dollar each

7 --

To 3 sets of old white curtains much worn

7 --

To 40 yards of course woolen yarn on the beam in

6 67

.......The webb & filling answerable

 

To 17 old flannel sheets much worn

4 25

To 37 old pillow cases much worn

2 --

To 16 yards of course to & linnen Cloth underbeds

2 00

To 3 tablecloths & c. 8 small towels

2 50

To 4 meal bags at 50 cents each

2 00

To 30 yards toe cloth for sheeting

5 33

To 19 yards cotton cloth

2 37

To small quantity of linen yarn for warp & filling

1 50

.......With it

 

To about 60 W.H. course broken flies wool fine

15 --

.......Pick ___ out of the same

 

To about 20 W.H. of flax rather poor

2 50

To old linen Wheel $1 Wooleen Wheel $1.50

2 50

Two old desks at $2 each

4 --

Red chest one dollar 5 old chests s dollars

3 --

Cases of draws $2 old ditto 75 cents

2 75

Two large ____ round tables rather poor

2 --

Two small round tables some broken

1 --

Two ____ of an inferior quality at 16 cents each

32

½ dozen best chairs 50 cents each

3 00

Nine ditto

1 50

Two ditto 25 cents each

50

Seven ditto verry poor

50

Old meal chest

25

Old chess tubs & trays & cheever & milk pail &

3 50

.......Milk pans

 

Bread tray water pails & other pails of little value

50

Large Morter 25 cts small ditto 12 ½ cts

37 ½

Ceder tub with cover

50

Sundry old baskets

1 --

Two small looking glasses at 2 ___ each

66

Old gun With the equipage

3 --

Small riffle & c

6 --

Crockery ware pitchers plates & c. furniture

1 50

Glass ware of different kinds

75

Pewter of different kinds

3 50

Tin ware of different kinds

50

Knives & forks of different kinds

50

Wooden Clock of small value

1 --

Four iron pots at 50 cents each

2 00

Five iron kettles at 40 cents each

2 --

Tea kettle

50

Iron Bason

30

Two iron spiders at 20 cents each

40

Bake kettle with out cover 25 cents

25

Frying pan rather poor

25

Old shovel & tongs

50

Small ditto

20

A pair of raught iron had irons

1 50

A pair of cast ditto

50

A pair of fla___ partly broken

25

Old box iron

06

Two pair of Castthillions

50

Old brass kettle very poor

1 --

Old warming pan

50

Sundry old books

50

Sundry old things of lumber kind of little value

2 --

Two stone jugs at 25 cents each

50

Two old slates at 7 cents each

14

One barrel of pork 200 W.H. at Eleven Dollars per barrel

22 --

¼ of barrel of pork 50 W.H. 11 ccents per lb

5 50

Half barrel of salt beef

5 00

About 30 W.H. of fried tallow at 10 cents per pound

3 00

About 30 W.H. of Hogs Lard at 12 cents per lb

3 60

Nineteen new milk cheese W.H. 190 W.H.

17 10

.......At 9 dollars per lb

 

Seventeen four meel chess W.H. 170 W.H. at

10 20

.......6 dollars per lb

 

Sixty bushels of corn at $1.75 per bushel

75 --

Ten bushels of rye at $1- per bushel

10 --

Smith Anvil

10 --

Iron stake $1.50 Buck horn $1.50 Bellows $1.25

4 25

Six old small hammers pare tongs $1 all

1--

About 100 W.H. of old iron from ____ a part of

 

.......Set of carpenter tools

5 --

One set of poor harness(?) two harness

2 --

Two old man saddles 2 dollars each

4 --

Old side saddle 50 cents one loom & furniture

3 --

Raping Machine

10 --

Old corn ____ & rye _____

75

Thirty four old cyder barrels $3.40 to Sunday

4 15

.......Old costs (?) 75 cts

 

To ½ barrel of soap $1.50lbs weaving harness

2 --

.......2 reads

 

old ox wagon $12. Two old Draft Chairs $1.50 -

15--

.......two ox yokes $1.50

 

two old plows 2.50 Set of old harrow teeth 50 cts

3--

two sets of old ox harrow teeth $2. Two iron

2 20

.......wedges 20c

 

old horse slay 2.50 part of string of bells -.50

3 --

100 WH of cast iron $1. Grindstone 3.50 Ditto

5 50

.......small one $1

 

Two iron cans $2. Seven old pitchforks $1. Three

3 25

.......Old rakes 25 cts

 

Four bushels of oats

1 33

One horse nine or ten years of age

55 --

One yoke of oxen seven years of age

70 --

One yoke of three year old steers

50 --

Seven cows at 18 dollars each.

126 --

Two yearling steers 20 dollars

20 --

Twenty six sheep or lamb at one dollar per heaad

26 --

Three old hogs at 12 dollars each

36 --

Six shoats at 2.50cts each

15 --

Oats in the bundle & straw not trach

26 40

Flax in the bundle valued at

10 --

Ten tuns of good hay at $12. per tun

120 --

Five tuns of poorer hay at $8. Per tun

40 --

To cash on hand 283 dollars

283 --

To one note against Artemis Keith dated

324 --

.......May the 1st AD 1816 Interest Included

 

Ditto Artemis Keith note dated May 1st AD 1816

9 --

.......Interested Included

 

Artemis Cruff(?) note dated November the 9th AD

135 91

.......1815 Interest Included

 

Ditto Artemis Cruff note dated May the 24th AD

239 --

.......1814 Interest Included

 

Ditto Artemis Cruff note dated October the 3rd

117 --

.......AD 1814 Interest Included

 

Artemis Cruff note dated November the 9th AD

85 71

.......1815 Interest Included

 

Note Thomas & Jirah (?) Ballou dated June

262 62

.......The 8th day AD 1812 Interest Included

 

Two notes Jirah Ballou dated November the 11th

187 50

AD 1815 Interest Included

 

William Willcox note dated March the 13th AD

102 72

.......1817 Interest Included

 

Note William Willcox dated January the 8th AD

17 62

.......1817 Interest Included

 

Note Rufus Smith dated April the 25th AD 1817

12 75

.......Interested Included

 

Note Joseph Willmarth(?) dated April the 25th

216 24

.....AD 1817 Interest Included

 

Note Joseph Willmarth dated April the 25th

161 83

.......AD 1817 Interest Included

 

Note Joseph Willmarth dated April the 25th

25 09

.......AD 1817 Interest Included

 

Note Garner Ballou & David Ballou dated

102 30

.......April the 11th AD 1817 Interest Included

 

Note Garner Ballou dated April the 11th AD 1817

6 --

.......Interest Included

 

Note Royal Aldrich dated January the 26th AD

72 39

.......1817 Interest Included

 

Note Eseck Brown dated December 17th AD 1816

162 67

.......Interest Included

 

Note Eseck Brown dated December 17th AD 1816

416 66

.......Interest Included

 

Note Eseck Brown dated December 17th AD 1816

104 16

.......Interest Included

 

Note Eseck Brown dated December 19th AD 1816

23 71

.......Interested Included

 

Note Eseck Brown dated June the 21st AD 1817

2 53

.......Interested Included

 

Note Eseck Brown dated February 21st AD 1817

2 21

.......Interested Included

 

Note Jeremiah Field dated April the 6th AD 1814

36 04

Interest Included

 

Note Barnet Field dated April 1`st AD 1816

32 59

.......Interest Included

 

Note Moses Mathewson dated May the 3rd AD 1816

13 02

.......Interest Included

 

Note Moses Aldrich & Isaac Aldrich & Asa Sayles &

156 40

.......Caleb Sayles dated November the 11th AD 1816

 

.......Interest Included

 

Note Benjamin Bowen dated June 14th AD 1817

105 31

.......Interested Included

 

Note Benjamin Bowen dated April 14th AD 1817

3 09

Note Russel Aldrich dated June 2nd AD 1817

21 78

.......Interest Included

 

Note Barnet Field & Charles Field dated April the 1st

30 74

.......AD 1816 Interest Included

 

Note John Cooper dated October 12th AD 1816

88 42

.......Interest Included

 

Note Daniel Harris dated August AD 1814

47 44

.......Interest Included

 

Note Daniel Harris dated March the 12th AD 1817

3 16

.......Interest Included

 

Note William Ross dated February 1st AD 1817

354 65

.......Interest Included

 

Note William Ross dated September the 6th AD 1816

304 91

.......Interest Included

 

Note William Ross dated September the 7th AD 1815

279 50

.......Interest Included

 

Note Enos Cook & Mary Town dated May the 6th AD

94 06

.......1817 Int. Included

 

Note Welcome Mathewson dated June 16th AD 1817

5 82

.......Int. Included

 

Note William Willcox dated July 12th AD 1815

6 92

.......Interest Included

 

Note William Willcox dated April 27th AD 1815

4 18

.......Interest Included

 

Note Levi Brown dated June 12th AD 1817

1 68

.......Interest Included

 

Note Artemas Gruff dated May 1st AD 1817 for

3 --

.......Cords(?) valued

________

 

5778 94 ½



.........The above & aforesaid written inventory was:- taken by us the subscribers on the 28th, 29th days of August AD 1817
.................................William Ross
.................................Isaac Ross......Appraisers
.................................Duty Smith

At a court of Probate held in within & for the Town of Burrillville in the County of Providence on the 30th day of August AD 1817. Personally appears Amasa & Smith Brown Executors of the Last Will & Testament of Elisha Brown Late of said Burrillville deceased & made oath that the fore going is a true & perfect inventory of all the Estate of the said deceased that hath come to the hands & knowledge of them the said Amasa & Smith Brown & that if they shall here after be possessed of any thing further belonging to the said estate they will give it into the said court to be of record here with
...............................................By order, B. Paine P. Clk
Recorded by B. Paine P. Clk

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