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What we leave behind, and to whom we leave it, tells its own story.

When I contacted the York County Archives, I was excited to receive not only the Will of George Myrise, but also his Estate Inventory. Both the Will and the Inventory were filed with the York County Registrar on the same day, 20 November 1799. The Inventory was appraised on 13 November 1799 by K McIlhinny and Jacob Little. On 16 November 1799, it was put before the Justice of the Peace, Adam Winroth (several variations I’ve seen of his name as well; in the Will, there is an Adam Winteroth who has 30 pounds of George Myrise’s in hand (“Fifthly” section)). Following is my best effort at a transcription of the Inventory, monetary denominations are in Pound (£), Shilling (s), and Penny (d):

Cover: Inventory of the Goods & Chattels rights and Credits which were of George Myrise late of Germany Township — deceased
Filed Nov. 20th 1799
no copy wanted

Page 1: Inventory and appraisement of the Goods [and] Chattels Rights [and] Credits which were of George Myerice late of Germany Township deceased
as follows. Viz —
To 1 old chest @ — 0. 11. 3
1 Large Iron Kettel — 0. 12. 6.
1 pot @ — 0. 3. 9.
1 old frying pan — 0. 1. 6.
1 Large straw barrell — 0. 10. 0
1 half Bushel — 0. 3. 9.
Sundrys of old Iron — 0. 12. 6.
1 hand saw @ — 0. 3. 9.
2 Augers 1 Chissel & 1 pair of nipers — 0. 6. 0.
1 old Syth hammer & 1 Gimblet — 0. 1. 3.
2 pair of horse Chains — 0. 13. 1.
1 Log Chain — 0. 5. 0.
1 Cow Chain @ — 0. 2. 0.
1 old Syth hammer & 1 Gimblet — 0. 1. 3.
2 pair of horse Chains — 0. 13. 1.
1 Log Chain — 0. 5. 0.
1 Cow Chain @ — 0. 2. 0.
1 Large Clivish — 0. 1. 6.
1 pair of small stilliards — 0. 3. 9
1 Grubing hoe (Exclusive of its being laid — 0. 3. 9.
2 Dung forks & 1 Dung hook — 0. 6. 0.
2 old muskets @ — 0. 10. 0.
1 heckle — 0. 10. 0.
1 loom & tackling @ — 2. 10. 0.
1 old table — 0. 5. 0.
1 Grind stone — 0. 4. 0.
1 Cuting box , without a knife — 0. 3. 9.
1 old wall stove — 0. 10. 0.
About 5 lb old feathers @ 1s 10.5p — 0. 9. 4(1/2).
Wearing apparels — 0. 9. 0.

Willed to Elizabeth Krise
1 Cow @ — 3. 15. 0.

Page 2: Willed to George Lovis and Rachel Sponsaller
To 3 Sheep towit to Each one 1. 2. 6.

Bonds & Notes & a/c [?]
To 1 bond on Jno [John] Weikert, Due 30. 0. 0.
Interest on the same 1. 2. 0.
1 ” on Adam Winterode Esq 22. 8. 8.
Int on the same 0. 18. 4.
1 ” on Jacob Winterode 50. 0. 0.
Int due 3. 0. 0.
1 ” on Jacob Little (not Due) 20. 0. 0.
1 Note on Frederick Little & Joseph Stealy of … 3. 15. 0.
Interest on same 0. 2. 7 1/2.
1 ” on Abraham Kuntz 8. 9. 0.
Interest on same 0. 10. 5.
1 Bond on Jacob Long due April 15th 1800 15. 0. 0.
1 ” on ” due 1801 15. 0. 0.
1 ” on ” due 1802 15. 0. 0.
1 ” on ” due 1803 15. 0. 0.
1 ” on ” due 1804 15. 0. 0.
1 ” on ” due 1805 15. 0. 0.

Cash in the house 15. 0. 0.

Apprised by us the 13th day of November AD 1799 
[signed K McIlhinny]
[signed Jacob Little]

York County
the aforesaid apprisors personally appeared and was Duly sworn to the truth of the aforegoing apprisement of the goods & chattels in the above Inventory to the best of their skill and knowledge the 16th day of November 1799 Before me one of the Justices of the Peace for said county
[signed Adam Winroth]

Exhibited into the Register’s Offie at York the 20th Day of November 1799 By
George Sponseller
Margaret [her mark] Sponseller

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What can we conclude from George’s Estate? What did George do for a living, is it clear from his possessions?

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