Inventory of George Thorpe’s Estate (1634)


The following is a list of the items found in the estate of George Thorpe in Virginia in 1634, twelve years after he was one of 347 English colonists killed in the attack by Virginia Indians that inaugurated the Second Anglo-Powhatan War. The values of items are expressed in pounds of tobacco.


An Inventorie of all and singular the goods and effectes of Captayne George Thorpe Esquire deceased, valued and prised the 10th day of Aprill Anno 1634 by Samuell Sharpe, Richard Biggs and Thomas Palmer as followeth, vizt.

Imprimis a wrought velvett cloake lyne with plush 0100 Item an old bl: silke grogram sute 0050 Item an old bl: cloth cloake lyne with velvett 0050 Item an old blu: satten suite 0030 Item a stuff wastcoate 0008 Item 4 paire of old silke stockings 0020 Item one paire of old enameld spurres 0000½ Item one/paire of bl: silke garters 0003 Item 3 dosen of old silke poynts 0001 Item a knott of bandstrings 0000½ Item 2 paire of old lynnen stockings 0000½ Item 2 pa’ of gloves 0004 Item one truncke 0005 Item a walnutt chest with locke and key 0008 Item a bl: satten suite 0040 Item an old bl: silke grogram dublett & old satten hose 0010 Item a very old ash col: satten suite 0020 Item 4 paire of sheetes 0026 Item 5 very old shirtes 0005 Item 2 cupboard clothes 0005 Item 2 pillow beares 0002 Item sixe handkerchirs 0001 Item an old wrought night capp 0003 Item an old quilt capp & 2 old holland capps 0001 Item 2 towells 0001 Item 2 books & a small remnant of calico 0016 Item a pa’ of worne shooes galloshes & pantaples 0005 Item 33 fallinge bands 0004 Item 8½ yards of course holland 0016 Item a paire of gold waights 0001 Item a paire of fine old sheets & a pillowbare 0008 Item 33 course napkins 0012 Item 3 course table cloathes 0012 Item 3 old holland capps 2 kerchers a neck cloath & two napkins 002 Item 16 pa’ of diaper napkins, a table cloath. a cupboard cloath & a towell 040 Item a fallinge band & a candlesticke 000¼ Item 2 pie plates, 2 deepe dishes & a voyder 008 Item 6 small platters & 2 sawcers 006 Item 2 pa’ of swasse compasses, 23 wooden trenchers, a small lookinge glasse, 6 little pursline dishes, a pa’ of sisers, 2 pewter porringers, with a few white fish hookes and lynes and a torne trunke past use 005 Item one trunke marked AC 003 Item 2 small remnants of broad cloath 028 Item one old bl: cloathe cloake garded 020 Item an old bl: stuffe cloake 015 Item an old bl: taffatie cloake 012 Item an old broad cloth cloake lyned with stutff 016 Item a velvett jerkin laced, said to be Mr. Owldswoth (‘s) 008 Item a pa’ of old satten hose 006 Item a pa’ of old grogram hose 020 Item a suite of very old bl: cloath 008 Item 2 very old shamways dubletts 008 Item a trunke marked with T very old [0] Item a pa’ of trunke hose quite out of fashion 010 Item a pa’ of blew silke stockins 006 Item 4 very old satten dubletts 003 Item 2 pa’ of very old satten hose 020 Item 2 grogram clokes not ded worne 040 Item a taffatie skairfe 005 Item an old bl: cloath cloake turnd & lyned with velvett 025 Item a cloth cloake lyned with plush 060 Item a pa’ of worsted stockins & a pa’ of wrought hangers & 3 pa’ of white gloves 004 Item an old case of bottles 004 Item a great chest 006 Item a pa’ of russett bootes 004 Item 2 litle old sea compasses, 3 peeces of copper & a box of beads 002 Item a greene carpet 012 Item a peece of foxe furr 001 Item a bla: feather, a hammer & an anvil 002 Item 2 swords 010 Item 3 sheets & a blankett 012 Item 3 old feather bedds, 2 boulsters, a quilt & 2 ruggs 150 Item 3 pillowes & 2 pillowbeares 002 Item 3 pa’ of old sheets & 2 old tapestry hangings 023 Item five coverlitts 020 Item a coverlitt of fox skinn & one of ?rabones 005 Item a pa’ of old curtaines 003 Item a copper still, old 003 Item 4000 of 5d nayles 006 Item 2 sugger loufs 005 Item a brasse bakeinge pan with a hole in the side 002 Item great brasse pott 015 Item a litle iron pott 002 Item a mohaire gowne 020 Item all the plate, rings, & scales, the plate wayinge 43 oz 1/8 valued & prised 150 Sum totalis 1323¾

Other goods not valued nor prised

Item the collers of Barkley to the Governor

Item an iron bound trunke full only of wrightings and papers not to be prised

Item a case of botles cont. 14 botles, the which Capt. Mathewes doth challenge to be his

Item a small runlettof of Rosasolus and 3 runs. of Virginia, which were drunke out amonge the people that fetcht downe his goods.

Item a quadrant not prised

Item a box with some spices sent upon Barkeley people

Item a great chest & a barrell of tooles with divers [loose] hookes

Item a guilt boule, a silver cupp, 5 silver spoones, a case with a knife & a guilt spoone a paire of knives with guilt handles

Sir George Yeardlie and the priasers doe desire to be recompenced for theire paines, he in preservinge and keeping the goods, they in comminge and spending of theire tyme in praisinge the goods. Moreover Sir George doth require 400 lb. of tobacco which he paid for Captain Thorpe to those that built Opachankenses house.

Samuell Sharpe
The marke of Richard Biggs R. B.
The marke of Thomas Palmer T. P.

APA Citation:
Council of Virginia. Inventory of George Thorpe’s Estate (1634). (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia.
MLA Citation:
Council of Virginia. "Inventory of George Thorpe’s Estate (1634)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 12 Apr. 2024
Last updated: 2020, December 07
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