Catching Up

As I explained over on Maryland Inventories, I’ve started batching my indexing — so here’s a whole slew of parcels of old books (plus a few more interesting items):

The Honorable Charles Calvert, Esquire, appraised sometime before January 1734:

  • 1 Dearmoo wth. a parcel of Books Ł10  [I’ve consulted with my expert — we can’t figure out what this item is . . . .]

The Honorable Charles Calvert Esquire, again, this time appraised June 1734 in Prince George’s County:

  • a parcel of Books [Ł5, so a big parcel, or some very expensive books]

James Maxwell, appraised January 1734:

  • a parcel of ould Books 0,12,0

George Woollcox, appraised July 1734:

  • 140 Books and pamflets [!!!!!]

William Handy, appraised August 1734:

  •  1 Bible
  •  one Common Prayer Book
  •  a Small pcell of old books

Roger Nicholson, appraised August 1734:

  • An ould Book

Edward Hull, appraised November 1734:

  • a pcell ould Books and 2 new L0,10,0

William Tibbs, appraised November 1734:

  • 1 Psalter 1s
  • 7 Sheets paper 3p
  • 1 Cyphering Booke 3p

Thomas Baynard, appraised April 1734:

  • one Booke [this entry is in the middle of a long list of fabrics, but close to entries for  paper ink powder and 14 quire of writing paper; the other books are much farther down in the inventory]
  • 1 Large Church Bible
  • 1 Smaller do.
  • 1 Parcell of old Library
  • 1 Small Common Bible
  • 1 New Testament
  • 4 new Psalters
  • 2 primers
  • 1 new bound Paper Book

Thomas Luckett, appraised December 1734:

  • 2 old Books

Robert Holt, appraised May 1734:

  • 8 old books

Bryan Macdaniel, appraised September 1734:

  • pcell of ould books

Benjamin Tucker, appraised July 1734:

  • one Common prayer Booke

William Wilkinson, appraised April 1734:

  • 1 Bible wth. Some old bookes

Isaac Johns, appraised April 1734:

  • a parcel of old Books

James Pritchard, appraised before December 1734:

  • a parcel of old books

Marcy Fountain, appraised before January 1735:

  • 2 books

John Kirke, appraised November 1734:

John Venables, appraised September 1734:

  • 1 Bible 3s 1 do. old
  • Some old Books

Mr. Richard Rider, appraised December 1734:

  • a pcell of old Books

John Harper, appraised October 1734:

  • One Large old bible and Othr. Small Books

Mr. Richard Harrison, appraised December 1734:

  • a parcell of old Books

William Davis, appraised before January 1735:

  • old books

William Metisan, appraised November 1734:

  • 2 Testmts. and 1 Saulter

John Jones, mariner, appraised June 1734:

  • 1 Attliss
  • 1 Whole Art Navigation
  • 3 old Small books
  • 1 Book M***l*n*ys Poems (any * could be an ‘e’, an ‘o’, or a ‘c’)
  • 1 Seneca’s Morralls
  • 1 Large Common Prayer Book
  • [also “1 Quarter part English Pisalt” — it’s on the same line as the atlas, but I can’t tell if it’s really a book]

Simon Fisher, appraised October 1734:

  • 1 old prayer Book and primmer

Richard Biglands, appraised December 1734:

  • A parcel of old History and Marriners Books
  • 1 Large History

Abraham Eltridge, appraised before February 1735:

  • Some Dutch books

Henry Vanbebee, appraised before August 1734:

  • a Dutch Bible
  • an old Dutch Bible
  • Some Dutch Books [Ł5, so as with the Honorable Charles Calvert: either they were expensive or there were a lot of them]

Isaac Hyde, appraised August 1734:

  • a parcell of old Bookes

Mr. Thomas Lingan, appraised February 1735:

  • a parcell of old Bookes

John Auston, appraised September 1734:

  • 14 old Latten Books 2 primmers

Samuel Smith, appraised January 1735:

  • 1 old Testament

James Oyling, appraised June 1733:

  • 2 old books

Mr. Esdras Theodore Edzard, appraised December 1734:

  • 1 Lattain Bible and Dixonary
  • 2 old books of Divinity
  • 1 bible

John Burch, appraised March 1735:

  • a parcell of books

Joseph Gardner, appraised February 1735:

  • a parcell of Books

Benjamin Gardner, appraised January 1735:

  • a parsell of old books

Thomas Thomas, appraised November 1734:

  • 1 Bible 0,6,0
  • a Small parcell of old books 0,2,6

Charles Williams, appraised October 1734:

  • 1 Bible
  • a parcell of old books

Edward Fowler, appraised October 1734:

  • 1 old bible
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Captn. Charles Whale, formerly of London, appraised before April 1734:

  • a parcell of Books

Philip Dowell, appraised July 1734:

  • 1 Common Prayer Book
  • 1 Book Called the Whole Duty of man

And Philip Dowell, at his property in Calvert County, appraised June 1734:

  • a book called the english Phisitioon Enlarged [The English Phisitian, first published in 1652 and later entitled The Complete Herbal, written by Nicholas Culpeper.]

Mrs. Rebecca Johnson, appraised August 1734:

  • 1 Bible

Mdm. Plasance Wainright, appraised February 1734:

  • 6 Old books

James Hill, appraised before September 1734:

  • 1 Bible and Common prayer book

Joseph Jones, junr., appraised before September 1734:

  • a parcell of books

William Powell, appraised April 1734:

  • a Testament

James Sweeny, appraised July 1734:

  • a parsell of Books

John Steward, appraised July 1734:

  • a prcell. of old Books
  • 1 old Large Bible

Isaac Simmonds, appraised before October 1734:

  • a parcell Books

Artridge Franklin, appraised September 1734:

  • 1 Bible

John Nicholdson, appraised June 1734:

  • a parsell old Books

 

 

 

Sunday

William Philips, appraised sometime before November 1734:

  • 5 small old Books

John Sharp, an additional inventory appraised September 1733:

  • a parcell of old Books

Col. Thomas Truman Greenfield, appraised April 1734:

  • Books — valued at Ł16.65 (!) and located “In the Closett”

— and later in the inventory, listed among the store goods:

  • 4 Ream Cut papers
  • 8 Com. Prayer Books at 3/6 1 Do. 5/
  • 1 paper Book 9 Primmers & 3 horn Books

Cosmas Parsons, appraised July 1734:

  • some old books

 

A New Year, And Yet . . .

. . . still just a small parcel of books here and a small parcel of books there . . . .

Mr. William Marshall, appraised in October 1734:

  • a small parcell of Books

Oh, even better —

Capt. Archibald Edmonstone, appraised September 1734:

  • a parcell very old Books

Henry Joshua Jameson, appraised December 1733:

  • 5 old Books

Frances Beckwith, appraised sometime before November 1734:

  • 1 Bible

 

Dreary Day in December, Part Deux

Mr. James Smith, appraised August 1734:

  • One large old Bible and other old books

Mr. Daniel Ferrell, appraised July 1734:

  • 3 old books

Nicholas Joce, appraised June 1734:

  • a parcell of old Books

Thomas Cockshutt, appraised November 1734 :

  • Small Bible

John Wright, appraised September 1734:

  • a parcell of old Books

John Croney, appraised sometime before October 1734:

  • Some old Books [This really should be the name of the blog . . . . ]

Samuel Griffith, appraised August 1734:

  • a parcell books

John Hamer, appraised August 1734:

  • 1 large Bible & 1 old book

James Jurdan, appraised sometime in 1734:

  • Sum old Books

Bryan Reily, appraised sometime before September 1734:

  • a parcell of old books

Mr. James Greenfield, appraised July 1734:

  • 2 old books

Thomas Pindle, appraised August 1734:

  • 3 Small books

Philip Playfay, appraised June 1734:

  • a parcell of Books

Mr. William Offutt, appraised :

  • a parcell of old books [appraised “In the Hall”]
  • 2 volumes Don Quick sott [appraised “In the new Store”]

(See? Mr. William Offutt and his Don Quixote made it all worthwhile!)

 

Sunday

Bibles would be appropriate, but none so far.

James Meekins, appraised July 1734:

  • 7 old Books

Ah, here we go — Henry Bailey, appraised July 1733:

  • 1 smll: old Bible the whole Duty of Man & ye 12 Patriarchs

Also Thomas Martin, appraised September 1734:

  • a large old bible
  • Bakers Cronocles folio
  • a parcell of old Books

Samuel Abbott, appraised May 1734:

  • a parcell of old Book

Sarah Hamblin, appraised sometime before July 1734:

  • one old Bible (also one Quire of paper)

George Gleaves, appraised June 1734:

  • a parcell of old Books

John Gibson, appraised October 1734:

  • 1 large Bible 1 large prayer Book
  • 1 Ditto weeks preparation