Property List of the deceased Albert Stoffers in May 1810

Stock-taking of the deceased Albert Stoffers on 14 October 1810:

Inventory of all those goods as the Honourable Albert Stoffers had left after his death in Tjamsweer and by the "wedman" of the Court was made as Inventory.

An under seals was placed Property of a Farm and Barn signed "Litt. A No 95", including the Property of about eigty-eight "grazen" land, standing and settled under the Tax register of Tjamsweer and Oosterwijtwert.

An under seals was placed Property of the half or fifty-two "grazen" land, standing under Jukwerk [*must be written as Jukwert?], now hired by J. ter Veer and wife, used under "beklemminge" for 52 guilders "beklemd" hire.

A seal of a Ship-owners Society for the 1/64-th part of a "Kof"-ship, named the woman Cornelia, now used by the Captain Tjaart Tammes Dijkstra.
[*A "Kof"-ship was a sailing ship with two masts and round stem and stern]

Dito for the 1/16-th part of a "Kof"-ship, named the Adventure, now used by the Captain Harm M. Rozema.

The Bedding:

  • 3 Under-beds.
  • 3 Upper-beds.
  • 1 "Peul/penl"(??)
  • 12 Pillows
  • 2 manycoloured Bedspreads
  • 2 pair Curtains with "Rabatten"
  • 33 "Wijtels" [*Unknown old Dutch words; maybe "blankets"?]
  • 27 (bed) Sheets
  • 3 manycoloured "Bedkleden" [*must be kind of "bedspreads"]
  • 2 white with lace(?) and dito 2 white Table-sheets

In the small room:

  • 1 Table
  • 2 pair(?) Wrappers(?)
  • 7 little Paintings
  • 2 little mirrors

In the China-cabinet:

  • 13 silver Spoons
  • 2 dito Cream-spoons
  • 2 dito Brandy-cups
  • ½ dozen [*means six] China Tea-goods
  • 2 dito Slop-basins.
  • 4 Beer-glasses and 4 Glasses "zontratey" [*Unreadable+ unknown word]
  • A big Bible
  • 19 Books [*That's very special!]
  • 12 white Plates
  • 18 many coloured [Plates?]
  • Some coarse "Steen"-goods [*Steen= stone, means baken of clay, I guess]
  • 1 pewter Butter-box
  • 1 "Kraakstoel" [*old Dutch word for an Arm-chair, while it often "kraakte" (= "cracked")]
  • 4 Chairs and 2 Chair-pillows
  • 1 "Maal tientje" [*unknown old word]
  • 2 Beds
  • 6 Head-pillows
  • 4 "Wijtels" [*unknown old word]

In the passage:

  • A hanging Clock
  • 1 Mirror
  • 1 little Rack with 12 pewter Spoons
  • 1 Table
  • 1 Milk "Tien" [*A milk measure? "Tien" = "Ten"]
  • 1 "Hanken"-Tank(?)
  • 1 Basket
  • 3 hard-baken Pots
  • 1 "Gord" or "Goud(?) tientje"(?) [*A "gouden tientje" means, I guess, a golden coin of ten guilders?]
  • 1 little "kops" Bucket
  • 1 Room-broom
  • 1 Sweeper
  • 2 Foot-stoves
  • Some coarse clay-baken Goods
  • [In a bedroom?]:
    2 Beds [*Note A.G.: must be somewhere else than in the passage, like it was written!]
  • 5 Head-pillows
  • 4 "Wijtels" [*unknown word]

In the kitchen behind:

  • A little Rack with 13 clay-baken plates.
  • A dozen Tea-goods.
  • 4 dito Slop-basins.
  • 2 little Paintings.
  • 3 little Cups
  • 2 little "Kransjes" [*means "Wreaths"?]
  • 1 little iron Box
  • 1 Bird-cage
  • 1 Bird's flight(?)[*Means a Cage?] with 2 Canaries
  • 4 Glasses
  • 2 Tables and 4 Chairs
  • 1 "Kraagstoel" [* = Arm-chair?]
  • 2 Foot-stoves(?) and 2 little Banks
  • 4 Chair-pillows and 1 standing Screen(?)
  • 1 "Haal" [*That's the chain for the hanging pots above the open fire], 1 Nippers [*for the wooden fire-blocks?] and 1 "Potzee" [*unknown word]
  • 1 Meat-axe
  • 1 copper Tobacco-box(?)
  • 1 dito Tea-kettle and 2 "Schamels" [* old Dutch for "wooden Banks"]
  • Some Carpenters Tools

In the back part of the house:

  • A Churn and 3 "Tienen"
  • 5 big(?) copper Buckets
  • 2 little dito.
  • 2 dito Saucer(?)-kettles
  • 2 dito Cheese-kettles and 1 dito "Pots" [*means a "Pot"?]
  • 1 dito little "Aker" [*Old Dutch for a "metal Bucket"]
  • 1 dito Tea-kettle
  • 3 dito little Cups
  • 1 Washing-tub
  • 2 wooden Buckets
  • 3 dito little Cups.
  • 1 "Teems" [* = Old Dutch for a "big Colander"] and 1 Cheese-press.
  • 4 Cheese-barrels
  • Some coarse clay-baken Goods

In the cellar:

  • 3 milking "Monden" [*Unknown word] and 2 "Melkstellen" [*Means "milking Tools"]
  • 1 Cream-Saucer
  • 1 Table
  • 1 Barrel
  • 3 Meat-pots

In the barn:

  • 1 Treshing-block
  • 1 "Fajiton" [*unreadable] with tools
  • 1 "Metgerei" [*unknown old word: a "Coach"?] with 4 Pillows
  • 3 farmers Waggons
  • 1 Corn-weigher
  • 3 "Wij"-Carts ["Wij" is here old-Dutch for "Weides", that means "Meadows"?]
  • 2 Ploughs-trains(?)
  • 1 "Bodde" [*Unknown word]
  • 2 Ploughs
  • 3 "Eedes" [*Like I remember, an old Dutch word for "Harrows"?]
  • 1 "Looike" [*Unknown word]
  • 6 Sieves
  • 4 iron Hoes
  • 3 dito Pitchforks and 6 Forks
  • 2 Dung-forks
  • 2 "Scharpschuppen" [*kind of scharp Shovels?]
  • 3 corn Shovels
  • 5 "Rijven" [*Unknown word]
  • 1 "Lijpbraak zwagen(?) roeltuigen" [*Totally unknown/unreadable words]
  • 4 Plough- "Zeeltuigen" [*What "Zeeltuigen" is? Connecting the horse to the plough?]
  • 6 Barrels, 4 "Hemmingen" (??) and Collars [*or "Halters"?]
  • 2 leather dito
  • 2 "Petsen" [*Unknown word]
  • 2 Straps [*for leading the horses?]
  • 6 Block-halters [*what it may be?]

In the inner-house:

  • A braun oak Cabinet
  • A dito "Pulpit-oo.." [*Unknown/unreadable: from the English word "pulpit"??]
  • A standing Clock
  • A standing "Corner-buffet"
  • A Mirror and a Barometer
  • 2 little Racks with 24 many coloured plates on the "boezem"(?) [*Probably means on the "chimney"]
  • 17 dito on the "Raim" [*Unreadable Dutch word]
  • 9 dito Saucers on the "bossun" [*also on the "chimney"?]
  • 4 dito Slop-basins
  • 5 dito big Ones on the cabinet
  • 2¾ dito Tea-goods
  • 41 "Roemers" Beer-glasses and Birth-glasses
  • 8 Bottles
  • 6 Paintings
  • 4 metal painted "Presenteerbortjes" [*probably old Dutch for "Trays"]
  • 1 dito box
  • 1 dito Lantern
  • 5 wooden "Breedjes" [*unknown word]

In the "Boddelarg"(?) [*Unknow old-Dutch word]:

  • 2 pewter Basins
  • 7 dito Saucers and 6 dito Plates
  • 3 dito Coffee-pots
  • 2 glass Tea-boxes
  • 2 pewter Salt-barrels and 1 dito Pepper-box
  • 3 dito Candlesticks
  • 1 dito Waterpot
  • 2 dito Sauce-cups (?)
  • 6 dito Spoons and 6 dito Forks
  • 3 copper Flagons
  • 1 dito Corn-bowl and 1 metal Mortar
  • 1 copper Tobacco Brazier
  • 1 Sabre [*!!]
  • 7 iron Forks
  • 6 Tins(?)
  • 6 Chairs and 1 Table
  • Some clay-baken goods
  • 1 standing Screen(?)
  • 1 Haalstaal(?) [*See the Dutch word "Haal" before], 1 long, 1 Screen [*for the open fire?]

Own life-goods [*clothers, etc.] of the deceased Albert Stoffers:

  • A black cloth Tail-coat
  • 2 blue dito Tail-coats
  • 2 dito Upper-socks, 2 dito "Comsools" [*Unknown old-Dutch word]
  • 3 black Manchester Trousers
  • 2 blue and 5 "schagten" "Hemdrokken" [*Probably means a kind of old-fashioned long "Night-suits/shirts"]
  • 1 red damask dito
  • 8 Shirts and 3 black silk Cloths
  • 2 round Hats
  • 1 pair black Stockings
  • 3 pair light-grey dito
  • 2 pair silver Leg-buckles
  • 2 pair dito Shoe-buckles
  • 1 dito Pocket-watch
  • 1 Bible without metalwork

Own life-goods of the wife [*Ment is here the deceased Aaltje Hemmes]:

  • 3 blue "vijfschagten" [*Untranslatable] little "Buisjes"(?) [*means Jackets?] [*for?] Stockings [*Kind of suspender?]
  • 2 manycoloured Jackets
  • 4 "sneepte" [*Unknown word] "baayen" Skirts [*"baayen" means here dark linen skirts]
  • 1 blue "vijfscagten" Skirt
  • 1 green dito and 1 dito manycoloured Skirt
  • 1 blue dito and 1 red damask dito
  • 7 shirts
  • 3 Upper-bonnets
  • 6 Under-bonnets
  • 3 black-silk Shawls
  • 2 straw Hats with black ribbons
  • 3 pair grey Stockings
  • 1 silver Clip-bonnet
  • "Scheerkussen", "Rantie" and "Ketting" [*Ketting=chain; rest is ununderstandable]
  • A bible with silverwork [*outside]
  • A Meat barrel
  • 2 wooden Tubs and 3 House-ladders
  • 2 Leaping-poles and one "zwaai" with "boom" [*means a long stick for ships??]
  • 1 Grindstone and 1 Manger
  • 6 baking Buckets and 2 [*typical Dutch] (buckets)-Yokes
  • Some Beams wood
  • And a rest of old Wood.

Clean grains:

  • About 20 "mudde" Wheat [* the old measure "mudde" means 100 liter]
  • About 70 "mudde" Oats

In the straw [*means here untreshed, in the barn or back of even growing on the fields?]:

  • 4 "grazen" Winter-wheat
  • 2 "grazen" Summer-barley
  • 10 "grazen" Oats
  • 4 "grazen" Wheat
  • 5 "grazen" Beans
  • About 30 "voeren" Hay [*A "voer" hay means here a waggon of hay]

Lifestock:

  • two Pigs
  • 6 Chickens with a Cock

Lifestock in the fields:

  • 8 milking Cows
  • 8 "twenter" Heifers [*"Twenter" means two years old]
  • 4 "enter" Heifers [*"Enter" means one year old]
  • 6 Calfs and 4 Horses
  • 14 milking Sheeps
  • 8 Sheeps without young
  • 17 Lambs
  • 2 Pigs

We, under-signed, declare that the before-said Inventory is valid and sincere and was handed over all the goods of the inheritage, according to the Laws, without holding something back of not telling it, direct or indirect, promising if later something is coming to our knowledge to bring it to our attention under oath.
Tjamsweer the 17 Wine-month [*= October] 1810.

Was signed

Nanne Ties de Boer, administrating guardian about the under-aged daughter of Before-said [*means daughter Martje Alberts van Dijk]

Stoffer Berends [*Martje's elder brother]

Jan Pieters, co-guardian.

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