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Richard Condry, Estate records 1806 NC
Posted by: Ralph Jenkins Date: January 02, 2001 at 06:09:01
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Here are the estate records of Richard Condry, who died before February 15, 1806, in Hyde County, NC, leaving widow Sarah. I have found no mention of a will for Richard, who apparently died intestate. Also mentioned below are John Condry and James Condry, who are associated with Richard, but whose relationship to him is not given in these records. The following records also include names of people who purchased portions of Richard's perishable goods during settlement. To the extent possible in the time available, I have checked the spelling of these names against the 1800 and 1810 censuses of Hyde County, NC. I cannot say that my checking has been exhaustive; other researchers may be able to supply corrections to my interpretation of some of the names.

In the 1800 census of Hyde Co., NC, Richard and Sarah are not listed. Sarah is listed in the 1810 census (National Archives microfilm M252.040, p. 223) as head of a household consisting of no free white males, 2 free white females under 10 years, 1 free white female age 26-45, and 4 slaves. She is probably about age 35-40, born about 1770-1775. There is no direct evidence of his age in the estate records. Assuming that the two females with Sarah are the children of Richard, and assuming an age gap of no more than 15 years between Richard and Sarah, then Richard was born about 1755-1775, and died at the age of perhaps 45-50. If we assume that Sarah was the young wife of a very old husband, we could posit a birth year of perhaps 1740 for Richard. This seems to me unlikely.

I mention this because we have records of a Richard Condry in Prince Edward Co, Virginia 1746, in a land transaction that suugest he was of age, therefore born no later than 1735, and probably earlier. We also have records of Richard Condry in Pittsylvania Co, VA, and various counties of East Tennessee from 1770-1800. These make it necessary to decide whether we are dealing with one man who lived from about 1730 to 1806, or with two men, possibly father and son.

Here are the VA records:

Prince William County, Virginia
Deed Book 1, page 208. Dated 7 August 1746. George Johnson, Attonrney-at-Law of Frederick County, Virginia to RICHARD CONDRAY of Prince William County. Lease for twenty four years for 200 acres on east side of Goose Creek. CONDRAY must build a dwelling sixteen foot square, tobacco house 20 x 30 feet and plant 120 apple trees. Also required were 50 quince trees, 20 plum trees, 50 damson trees, 12 apricot trees, and 150 peach trees.

Pittsylvania County, VA Record Book 1737-1770, Reel 70, Library of VA, p. 422: John Condy 400 ac. Beg. at a Path that goes from Peter Rentfroes to the head of Smiths Rr. on the Draughs of Gbling town cr. th.e (thence) up & down for Qty.; p. 423: John Condry 400 Ac. beg. at the head branch of the No. fork of the No. Mayo th.e up & down for Qty.; p. 464: RICHARD CONDREY 400 Ac Beg. on Abner Harbours West Line on big Sycamore Cr. th.e up.

Here are the North Carolina Rcords.
From Hyde County, NC Estates Records, 1735-1944, CR.053.505.15
Richard Condry, 1806

[Document 1]
Invy of Richd Condery Decd
Hyde County for February term 1806
This inventory was Returned into Court by
the admnst. on oath & ordered to be recorded
Test B Foreman

February the fifteenth Day one thousand eighteen hundred and six this is a just and true inventory of all the Parishable property of Richar Condry Decd

2 fether Beds and furniture
2 whels
6 chers
1 chest
1 table
1 glass
Sum erthen ware
Sum Puter and tin ware
2 pots and one pot tramel
1 Dch oven
1 tea kittle
1 pail
1 tub
Sum nives and forks
1 case and sum Bottels
2 jugs
1 slat
1 jar
Sum Glass ware
1 candlestick
3 Baskets
1 cradle
1 pare of fire tongs
2 guns and shot bag
1 pare of cotton cards
1 cross Cut saw
2 drawin nives
1 froe and iron weg
2 Club axes
4 hoes
1 plow and gear
1 cart and gear
1 claw hammer
2 gimBlets
1 cag and sum Barels
Sum Books
1 mare Bridle and Saddle
5 hed of Cattle
thirty hed of hogs
1 tar kill and Barel timber
Sum Baken and fat
Sum Corn and wheat
1 tras and one Siff
1 fat pot
1 gi\un scraper & gun worm
1 tar kill of Coal
1 grinstone
1 ink Stand
2 Basons
1 Beef hid
3 yards of Brod Cloath
her
Sarah X Condry
Mark

Test B Foreman

[Document 2]
Sarah Condray
Years provision
Richd in Book C pages 266
Hyde County for August term 1807
This years allowance was Returned into Court by the Commissioners & ordered to be recorded
Test B. Foreman Clk

7th March 1806
We the Commissioners met for the purpose of Laying of the widow Condra dower for one years provision---

4 bbs Corn. . . . . . . . 6. 0.0
200 waite Bacon . . . . .10. 0.0
Some fat. . . . . . . . . 1. 0.0
1 Cow and year old. . . . 6. 0.0
1 Sow and 4 pigs. . . . . 1.10.0
                            -------
                            24.10.0
1 1/2 Bushels Wheat . . 0.15.0
1 pig . . . . . . . . . 1. 0.0
                      L26. 5.0

Jesse Latham Jr
Noah Egliton
Littleton Eborn

[Document 3]
Inventory of Richard Condery
Rd in Book C page 265

Hyde County for August term 1807
This account of Sales was returned into court by the admt. on oath and ordered to be recorded
Test B. Foreman clk

An act. of Sales of the [unreadable] of Richd Condry Dec. Sold this 7 March

Articles Sold/       purchaser/ Amt L S d
1 mare to Coleman Partree        16.10.0
1 Sadle and bridle to Jno Condry 0.10.0
1 gun to Christopher Mallison 4. 0.0
1 gun to Chris. Mallison 0.17.6
1 bed and furniture to Sarah Condry 2.10.0
1 do. to Sarah Condry 8.12.6
1 Wheel to Sarah Condry 1.10.6
1 do. to Sarah Condry 0.10.0
4 Chairs to Sarah Condry 0.17.0
2 Chairs to Elijah Ross 0.12.0
1 Chest to Sarah Condry 0.13.0
1 Table to Sarah Condry 0. 5.0
1 Looking Glass to Do. 0. 6.0
Some Earthen to Jesse Latham 0. 7.0
7 Earthen plates to Sarah Condry 0. 9.0
Cups and Sausers to Sarah Condry 0. 6.0
1/2 dozen tin spoons to Noah Partree 0. 4.4
3 bowls to Sarah Condry 0. 4.8
Some earthen to Sarah Condry 0. 3.0
1 Lot of glass ware to Sarah Condry 0. 2.7
1 Lot of tin ware to Sarah Condry 0. 5.0
1 Lot pewter to Do. 0. 3.4
1 Coffee pot & bottle to James Condry 0. 7.6
1 pot and hooks to Sarah Condry 0.10.6
1 pot trammel to Sarah Condry 0.11.0
1 pot to Elijah Ross 0.17.0
1 Duch Oven to Rathias Martin 0. 7.6
1 Tea Kettle to Sarah Condry 0.10.5
1 pail to Sarah Condry 0. 4.1
1 Tub to Do. 0. 4.6
1 Case Knives & forks to Do. 0. 3.0
1 Case and bottel to Rathius Martin 0.15.0
1 [Shoe?] Knife to Christopher Mall. 0. 1.0
2 Jugs to Sarah Condry 0. 6.6
[Page Break]
1 Slate to Jno Thorogood 0. 3.6
1 Jarr to Richd Baley 0. 1.6
1 Candlestick to Christr. Mallison 0. 1.0
3 basket to Jesse Latham 0. 3.0
1 Cradle to Richd. Ballay 0. 6.0
1 Pair tongs to Christr. Mallison 0. 6.2.
1 Pair cards to Sarah Condry 0. 2.6
1 Cross Saw to Jno. Thorogood 0.17.6
1 Drawing Knives to James Partree 0. 1.6
1 Do. to James Robins 0.16.0
1 frow to Richd. Baley 0. 6.1
1 Wedge to John Boyd 0. 5.7
1 Ax to John Egliton 0. 2.0
1 Do. to Sarah Condry 0. 6.6
1 Ho to John Boyd 0. 4.0
1 Do. to Denson Hallowell 0.13.3
1 Do. to Sarah Condry 0. 2.6
1 Do. to Jesse Latham 0. 0.1
1 plane to John Wilkinson 0.12.2
1 cart to Christ. Mallison 0.17.0
1 hammer to Richd. Baley 0. 5.3
2 gimblets to Noah Egliton 0. 1.6
1 Cayg to Jas. Partree 0. 6.0
2 old barrels to Sarah Condry 0. 5.0
2 Do. to Sarah Condry 0. 0.6
Some old books to Sarah Condry 0. 2.6
1 old table to Christr. Mallison 0. 2.6
1 bed bord to Sarah Condry 0. 4.7
1 Deer Skin to Christr. Mallison 0. 2.7
1 Hyde to Christr. Mallison 0. 8.0
1 Cow to Sarah Condry 6.10.1
1 Do. and yearling to Rothias Martin 8. 0.1
1 heifer to Wm. Mallison 4. 0.0
1 Steer to Christr. Mallison 5.10.0
1 Heifer to James Condry 6. 0.0
2 Sows to Sarah Condry 2.10.0
7 Shoats to Sarah Condry 5. 5.0
1 sow and five pig to Jno.?? [amount unreadable]
6 hay to Benj. Hallowell 4.10.0
1 Tar kiln to Jas. Condry 8.11.0
2 trays to Sarah Condry [amount unreadable]
3 yards broad cloth to Jno. Thorgood 1. 1.6
1 hay to Christopher Mallison 1. 1.6
1 fat pot to Sarah Condry 0. 1.0
1 scraper and worm to Christr. Mallison 0. 9.0
1 grind Stone to Elijah Ross 0. 0.7
1 ink Stands to J[?] Barrow 0. 0.6
2 Baisons to Jno. Hargood [amount unreadable]
2 Earthen dishes to Sarah Condry [amount unreadable]
1 Iron wedge to Rchd Bally 0. 7.6

subtotal 16. 2.7

16. 2.7
43.12.0
45. 2.6
104.17.1

The following names, found in the list above, are also found in the 1800 census of Hyde Co., NC, National Archives Microfilm M32.034. For Hyde Co., this census is arranged in alphabetical order, so that the placement of the names does not indicate geographical proximity.

p. 362 Barrow, James
p. 367 Eagleton, Noah
p. 367 Eagleton, John
p. 367 Ebon, Littleton
p. 368 Foreman,Benjamin
p. 369 Hollowell, Denson
p. 370 Hollowell, Benjamin
p. 372 Latham, Jesse
p. 373 Mallison, Christopher
p. 373 Martin, Rothaz [spelling uncertain]
p. 375 Ross, Elijah

The following names are found in the 1810 census of Hyde Co., NC, National Archives microfilm M252.040. In this census, the names are NOT in alpha order, so placement may indicate proximity.
p. 220 Littleton Eborn
p. 220 Jesse Latham
p. 221 Elijah Ross
p. 221 John Thorogood
p. 221 James Barrow
p. 222 Coleman Pairtree
p. 222 Noah Pairtree
p. 222 Christopher Mallison
p. 222 Noah Egleton
p. 222 Denson Hollowell
p. 223 Sarah Condra
p. 223 Benj. Hollowell

A comment on the hides and broadcloth mentioned in the inventory above. Thomas Jordan, the census taker for Hyde in 1810, wrote (p. 234), "I hereby certify that the records contained in fourteen pages above, contain a true and perfect enumeration of all the inhabitants of the county of Hyde. With regard to the several requests respecting manufactures, I having perfect knowledge of this county as it is the place of my nativity, only observe that with very few exceptions every household employs a common weaving loom, cards, etc., and almost without exception every family tanns their own leather which is consumed within the county, that no machine of a peculiar kind is used or belongs in this county. The material for clothing is raised and consumed by the inhabitants. The result of inquiries respecting the quantity is as near as may be twenty six yards for each person, which would amount to one hundred and fifty eight thousand eight hundred and sixty yards-not a single machine pointed out in the instruction is used in this county."



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