Inventory of the Estate (SGS #17)

2006 Stott Research Report on Obadiah Seeley
Clifford L. Stott, C.G., A.G.

By SGS Chief Genealogist Karl Weiler

In the November 2007 SGS Newsletter we published the inventory of the estate of immigrant Obadiah Seeley, SGS#4. Below is the inventory of the estate of his oldest son, Obadiah Seeley, SGS #17. The latter was born about 1648/49 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn. and he married Esther Stevens (b about 1648/9) in 1669, the daughter of Thomas and Ann Stevens of Stamford. Obadiah died on July 25, 1679/80 in Stamford, Fairfield Conn.

The below inventory of Obadiah Seeley’s (SGS#17) Estate, Fairfield District Probate , 3:55 is from Family History Library film no. 004,287. It was obtained by SGS Chief Genealogist Karl Weiler. The Family History Library film was interpreted by Clifford Stott, CG AG. The spellings and misspellings are the way they were translated from the original document.

An Inventory of obadia Selys estate deceased taken by us whose names are underwritten this 25 of July 1680

Item Pounds – Shilling – Pence
house & homelot & orchard 80 – 00 – 0
5½ Acres of Meadowe of wch 2 Acres are for the use of her Mother
Sely[during] her life time 45 – 00 – 0
32¾ Acres of land more or less at shiphand 05 – 00 – 0
2½ Acres of land in the horspasture 02 – 10 – 0
4½ Acres of land in ye ox pasture 20 – 00 – 0
6 Acres of Land upon Noreton hill 06 – 00 – 0
3 Acres of land given by the Towne to Mayntayne a gate
2 Cowes 06 – 10 – 0
1: 3 year old 3£ 1: 2 year old 2£ 05 – 00 – 0
3 Calves 1 – 15 – 0 one horse 3£ 04 – 15 – 0
1 Cupboard 12/s a Cradle 4/s 00 – 16 – 0
2 Iron pots 25 01 – 05 – 0
a brass kettle a skellet 00 – 16 – 0
a milk payl 2 [crossed out word] karters[?] 00 – 05 – 00
3 chayres and Standing Stoole 00 – 06 – 00
Dishes and Trenchers 00 – 10 – 00
Earthen ware 4/s pewter & spoons 7/s 00 – 11 – 0
meat Troff Tub & Sive 00 – 04 – 0
hogshead mashing Tubb & payle 00 – 10 – 0
bible & books 7/s caid 2s 00 – 09 – 0
3 glass bottles 00 – 03 – 0
a great wheel & little wheele 00 – 11 – 0
a churne & frying pan 00 – 09 – 0
4 Ancors a powdring Tubb & meat 01 – 07 – 0
2 dishes earthen pot 00 – 02 – 8
old Iron horse brand forktines 00 – 03 – 00
one brode Axe one narrow Axe 00 – 07 – 00
Coulter & share Long bolt & cart bolt & Clevis 00 – 14 – 00
a Cart Tonge trammell and Lamp 01 – 04 – 00
2 Cushings an old bagg 00 – 03 – 00
flax Corn and malt 01 – 08 – 00
2 old howes hopples & Hetchils 00 – 12 – 00
a gunn and Amunition 01 – 10 – 00
Sieth and Tackling 00 – 10 – 00
3 boyes dublet and bretches 02 – 09 – 00
Stockings old clothes 01 – 00 – 00
3 Shirts 2 pair of Sheets 03 – 05 – 00
4 napkins 3 neckclothes 00 – 09 – 00
2 Chests 2 bedsteads 01 – 10 – 00
Curtains & Vallens 01 – 10 – 00
2 slvr [silver?] bottones 00 – 02 – 00
beds & bedding boulster pillowes 06 – 05 – 00
6 yds ½ home spunn cloath 01 – 06 – 00
a pair of skales 2 pound yarn 00 – 06 – 06
looking glass 00 – 02 – 00
3 Swine & 7 piggs 05 – 16 – 00
a grind stone 00 – 05 – 00
a Cowbell and wrighting Booke 00 – 06 – [?]
bestell Rings 0 – 02 – 06
yokes and horse Tackling 00 – 07 – 00

Apprized by us Townsmen the day and date above written
Jon~ Bell
Joseph Theale
Abraham Amber

Jonas Sely maks oath that the above Inventory is a true Inventory of his brother

obadiahs Estate acording to the best of his knowledg 2 Novemr 1680

Willm Hill Clarke