Extracts from the probate inventory will posted on these pages periodically. The focus here will be on his clothing, meticulously listed in the 12 page document of a total estate valued at $2,901.93.
1 Military coat, 2 vests & pantaloons 10.50
1 Overcoat 4.00
1 Coat 2.50
1 silk vest .50 & small clothes .25 .75
1 Great coat and cape .50
2 Linnen shirts 4.00
1 Silk umbrella 2.00
1 Military bridle & saddle 7.50
Side saddle 6.00
1 Military sash 10.00
Miscellaneous found throughout
the house and outbuildings:
1 silver watch & gold chain 18.50
1 Gun 3.00
1 bathing tub .50
2 old pocket books .34
Most of the General's personal clothing items were listed in the "North Front Chamber" leading one to speculate that that was his chamber; while the bridles and saddles were listed in the Dining Room. Not surprisingly, the North and South Front rooms contained the most costly furnishings while the Back South "parlour" held the library, two family armorials, serving dishes, trays and so on.
The contents of his store, library and chambers will be featured in future posts.
1. A page from the 1793 Montgomery Store Daybook, September 2. View of the Montgomery House and store, c. early 1790s
3. View of the Montgomery Store with mid-19th century alterations