INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE
THOMAS DEWEY I

Westfield, Massachusetts
May 19th, 1648



£ S. D.
One howse and barne Wth the home lott, in quantity about one
acre & quarter, to the foot of the hill.

40 00 00
one prcell of meadow adioyneing thereunto, about 7 acres20 00 00
another prcell in the great meadow 4 acres & one quarter13 00 00
another prcell in the great meadow 3 acres & one quafter10 00 00
another prcell in the great meadow abut 5 acres, 8 rodde& halfe15 00 00
two prcells of vpland about 29 ac. & halfe20 00 00
one yoake of oxen15 00 00
two mares & a colt18 10 00
two cowes and on young beast12 00 00
one soue & two piggs, 1 0 0; Ite: 2 stocks of bees, 2 10 003 10 00
5 acres of corne vppon the grond05 00 00
7 other acres of corne vpon the grond05 00 00
in bedding, bedsteed and lyning09 10 00
his weareing cloathes, 5 10 0; Ite: pewter, 1 8 006 18 00
a chest, a boxe, a cubberd00 11 00
one fowleing peece, suord, pouder & bullits01 15 00
Wedges, & betle rings, 0 4 0; Ite: axes, spads & other tools, 1 10 001 14 00
pots kettells of brass & iron07 00 00
hempe & flax, 1 £; Ite: a saddle & pillion, 1£ 4s02 04 00
meal, trow, tables, payles & small things02 01 00
a table board, 0 6 0; a syth, 0 5 000 11 00
part in a sawe & shott mold00 06 00
a cart, plowe, harowe, howes and other things03 10 00
Som£213 00 00




The estate was distributed by the Court on 17 October 1648:

  • To his Relict – £60

  • To his eldest sonne by name Thomas Dewy – £30

  • And to the other five children £20 a piece – £100

“The daughters portion of £20 to bee paid her at the age of 18 yeares, and the severall sonns portions to bee pd. to them at the age of 21 yeares; the Relict giving in suffitient security to the children before her marriage againe for theire severall portions.”

Provision made for the childrens’ portions at the court on 6 June 1650. Various distributions of land were made in June 1650 and September 1663 (see pp. 226-28 of the Dewey genealogy).







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