Salem, [MA]: 1745.
7 pp., ink on paper, docketing on verso. 1 vols. Various sizes from 2-1/2 x 5 inches to 7 x 7-1/2 inches. Debts After Death. Old folds, very good Item #37384
An interesting, if slightly morbid, collection of 18th century Salem history. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Young (c.1697-1745) was the son of William Young and Sarah Whittaker (the great-great grand parents of Mormon leader Brigham Young). Benjamin married Mary Howard in 1722. He died on January 3, 1745 and was followed within days by his wife.
1. Autograph Document, Signed (“Ahijah Estes”). Demand on Benjamin Young’s Estate. Items listed include, a “Beaver hatt,” “two barells of Sider,” and “a felt hatt for a young Gent…” Ahijah Estes (1707-1790) was a successful hatter and “gentleman” with a store on what is now Washington Street, in Salem.
2. Autograph Document, Signed, (“Ephraim Ingolls”). Demand on Benjamin Young’s Estate. Items listed include, “1743 June to making ye Servants Freedom Sute.” Ephraim Ingalls (1698-1766) was the only son of Stephen Ingalls (1661-1724), a tailor in Salem, and Dinah (unk.).
3. The Estate of Benj. Young to Mary Doust, (bottom right corner clipped affecting text) reading in part: “Reackened with the widow Doust and due to her… to Laying out Mr. Young after his Dicease 5-0-0…to Weak nursing the Widdow 0-16-0…to Laying out the Widdow after her Dicease…”
4. Autograph Document, Signed (“Joseph h. Dean”).
5. Autograph Document, Signed (“Edward Norris”) Account of funeral charges for “burel grave and Cloth Bills…”
6. Autograph Document, Signed (“George Dealon’) dated 1728.
7. Demand from Jonathan Wayward for “weavering,” (minor tear affecting date0.
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