Estate Inventory of Edward Pell, Oct. 23, 1787
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Documents from the Colonial and Revolutionary periods in Westchester County are rare, which is why Edward Pell’s estate inventory is particularly valuable to historians. A careful reading of this typical landowner’s possessions gives us insight into what life was like for a household such as Pell’s in Westchester in 1787.

This inventory comes from a large collection of Estate Records/Inventories in the Westchester County Archives that list and value the possessions of the deceased. These estate records may also contain wills and other documents, such as appraisals, relating to the settlement of estates. The Archives holds a related collection of wills from 1782-1941, which were recorded by the Surrogate’s Court in Westchester County.

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Title Estate Inventory of Edward Pell,
Oct. 23, 1787
Format Unbound manuscript
Repository Westchester County Archives Number of Pages 2
Collection Series 16: Estate Records, 1775, 1782-1921 Dimensions 8" x 14"
Call Number Probate file #14 - 1787, A-0018(1)L Transcription No
Creator Mary Pell, estate administrator jpeg File Name pellInven/2.jpg
Creation Date Oct. 23, 1787 and filed on
Nov. 7, 1787 in Surrogate's Court
tif File Name pellInven/2.tif

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