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Joseph Rutter’s 1775 Inventory

An inventory of Joseph Rutter’s estate, dated Mar. 14, 1775, and submitted to the Registrar’s Office on April 11, 1775.

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1775 Inventory

Joseph Ritter, deced

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Inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of Joseph Ritter

An inventory and appraisement of the goods and chattles, rights and credits which were of Joseph Ritter, late of Leacock Township, Lancaster County, yeoman, deceased viz.t

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Horse and furniture                                                                      12           0             0 Apparel                                                                            7             10           0 Cash                                                                                                5             15           0 Three cows and a calf                                                                 12           0             0 A mare                                                                                            12           0             0 Nine head of swine                                                                      12           0             0 Eight sheep                                                                                    4             10           0 A road wagon                                                                                9             0             0 Eleven barrels flouer lying at home                                          12           0             0 Ninety eight bushes wheat                                                         24           10           0 Fifty bushels rye                                                             10           0             0 A wind mill                                                                                     2             0             0 A table                                                                                            0             12           0 A clock                                                                             2             0             0 A chest of drawers                                                                       3             0             0 Six chairs                                                                                        0             13           0 Three beds and furniture                                                            20           0             0 Other household goods                                               5             10           0 A negro wench called Eve                                                           8             0             0 A grindstone                                                                                  0             2             6 Maul and wedges                                                                         0             4             6 A pitch fork                                                                                    0             1             6 A cupboard                                                                                    0             5             0

\March 14th, 1775, taken and appraised to the best of  our skill and knowledge, by us:

Nathaniel Lightner, Stewart Herbert

Exhibited into the Registers Office at Lancaster the 11th day of April, Dom 1775

Affirmed before me the same day & year by the appraisors & John Lightner one of the Executors of the executors sworn.  Barbara Ritter [her mark], John Lightner [his mark]