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"Window to the Past" December 11, 1755 The Homestead Newspaper, Hartford, Connecticut (English Colony)

Captain Thomas Wheeler's Estate

Captain Thomas Wheeler was one of the largest land proprietors in the town of Stonington, Connecticut in 1755. Estate valued at $42,231.55.

Produce:

Item Quantity Price/$
Indian corn 398 bu. .34 / bu.
Wheat 8 bu. .63
Rye 15 bu. .42
Beans 5 bu. .56
Salt 50 bu. .42
Malt 1.5 bu. .48
Tallow 27 lb. .06 / lb.
Cheese 2,574 lb. .05
Flax 180 lb. .09
Hay 125 ton 4.17 / ton

Live Stock:

Description Value/$
Riding horse 55.55
Sorrel horse 26.38
Black horse 55.55
Sorrel horse (swift nose) 37.21
Sorrel horse (bald face) 40.00
Pied horse 33.34
Small horse (swift nose) 22.21
Sorrel horse (colt) 31.96
Sorrel mare (with colt) 9.71
Black mare (with colt) 27.78
Bay mare (Large) 47.22
Oxen (piebald pair) 27.17
Oxen (brown pair) 34.72
Cattle fat (23 head ) 9.74 / head
Cattle two year old (25 head) 5.51 / head
Calves (25 head) 2.08 / head
Store sheep (179 head) .48 / head
Fat swine (56 head) 3.86 / head
Store swine (65 head) .75 / head

Slaves and Servants:

Description - Name Value /$
1 Negro man Quash 8.34
1 Negro woman Juno 2.76
1 Negro man Cab 139.06
1 Negro man Ceasar 128.34
1 Negro man Cepio 152.78
1 Negro woman Hagaar 125.00
1 Negro woman Flora 105.50
1 Negro woman Sarah 133.34
1 Negro woman Jane 125.00
1 Negro woman Cloe 125.00
1 Negro boy Pharaoh 28.00
1 Negro girl Phillis 50.00
1 Mulatto boy Harry 27.00
1 Mulatto girl Eliza 16.67
1 Indian woman Mary 5.55

*Slavery was abolished in Connecticut in 1784.

(c) Copyright 1994 "Emancipation Stations", Henry Robert Burke


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