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Transcript of the letters of administration of James FINLAY.This was a huge discovery for me, as family lore had it that James died in Scotland. It also ties into my family Ebenezer Rowland, who was married to Margaret Finlay, but I was never sure of the connection. My grandfather was named after this person (through his grandfather by the same name) and he never knew it. Thanks for a great site.... and thank the wonderful people at the surrogates office, they are unique! - Dave Finlay, June 11, 2001

A just and true account of the disposition of the goods chattels and credits and personal estate of James Finlay late of the town of Kortright in the County of Delaware deceased and of the debts due and owing by the said James Finlay at the time of his death as far as the same have been discovered by Anna Finlay, George Finlay & Ebenezer Rowland Administrators of the said deceased to wit

Inventory of the goods and chattels which were delivered to Anna Finlay The Widow of the said deceased and used, disposed of and applied in the support of herself viz - inventoried at following prices


                                                  Dol   Cts
One Heifer or Cow                                  12
One Colt                                           25
One Watch                                          12
-----------------                                  49   00
 
Account of the goods and chattels sold to George Finlay, being the 
remainder of the goods and chattel which were inventoried at the 
following prices and sold at same prices
 
One yoke of oxen at                                 60     
Four two year old cattle being 2 steers & 2 heifers 48     
Four yearling cattle at $6 each                     24
Two calves at two $ each                             4
Six sheep at $1:25 each                              7   50
Eight geese at 3/ each                               3
Three hogs                                          12
Thirty two dragteeth                                 2   40
One Clevis                                          65
Two chains                                           3
One plough & the irons                               4
One set of yoke irons                                1   12 1/2
Five Kersey bags                                     5
Twenty four yards of cloth                           7   50
Eight yards tow cloth                                2   50
                                                                        
-------------                       Carried over  $184   67 1/2 
 
One bed and bedding                                  8
Two bedsteads                                        3
One coat, one vest, 1 pair velvet breeches,
   1 plaid cloak                                     5
One chest                                            1   50
Seven yards fullcloth                                7
One axe                                             50
One set of scales                                    1
Seven chairs                                         2
One tea kettle                                       1
One dish kettle & one pan                            1
One dungfork                                         1   50
One pick axe                                         1
One pick axe                                         2   50
One table                                            2
One, three pail kettle                               2   50
Twenty three                                        23
-------------                                      247   17 1/2
 
Amount of monies collected from the credits 
of Robert Louden on a note                         $57   88
 
Account of the expenses incurred in Administering on the estate
& paid by the Administrators
Paid to the Surrogate for Letters of Administration  3   37 1/2
Expenses in travelling to the Surrogates three times 4   50

---------------                                     $7   87
 
The following is a list of the debts due and owing by James Finlay 
at the time of his death & which have been and are to be paid
by the Administrators viz
To the following persons
 
Henry Rankin on a note paid in full                215   82
Samuel Fish on account paid in full                  1
John Bangs (?) on account paid in full               3   44
                                                                        
------------                  Carried over         220   26
 
          
                            Brought over           220   26
 
George Finlay on account paid in full               17   66
Sikes & Graves on account paid in full              97
Rueben Fish on account paid in full                  4   32
Joseph Rowland on a note paid in full               11   87
Martin Keeler on account paid in full                3   22
James Maxwell on account paid in full                3   25
Ebenezer Rowland on account paid in full             7   75
William Blakeley on account paid in full             2   50
John Roberts on account paid in full                 3   25
Baldwin Burr & Co on account paid in full            2   96
George G. Maxwell on account paid in full            4   00
John McDonald on a note unpaid                       3   40
Goldsbrow Banyer on a mortgage & bond
Dated July 5, 1809 condition to pay $567:38        752   68
& interest 4 years & 8 months        185:30
which is unpaid and due              752:68
 
Amount of debts in the whole                     $1038   09
Amount of expenses in the whole                      7   87 1/2
                                                                       
--------------                                   $1045   96 1/2
Amount of articles sold to George Finlay 247:17 1/2
Amount of monies collected of R Louden    57:88
                                        ----------
                                         305:05 1/2
 
Amount of property and monies realized 
by the Administrators                               305  05 1/2
 
Deduct this sum from the amount of debts
Leaving of the debts and expenses yet to be paid   ----------------
By the Administrators the following sum viz         740   91
 
We the Subscribers Administrators of & of James Finlay
deceased do certify that the above is a just and true account
of the personal estate and debts of the said James Finlay
according to the best of our knowledge and belief.
 
Dated Franklin
March 24, 1814     
 
(signed) Anne Finaly (sic)
(signed) George Finlay 
(signed) Ebenezer Rowland


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