Pounds, shillings, and pence

Available to the public during a tour: Wed-Sun 12: 30 - 4 pm

 

 

Image result for william trent's probate inventoryWhat did William Trent own at the time of his sudden death in 1724, and how much was it all worth?


The inventory of Trent’s belongings made after his death listed a wide variety of items, each valued in English currency of the time – pounds, shillings, and pence. These items included household furniture and objects, livestock, equipment associated with his businesses, and enslaved people.

Posters in the Visitor Center include examples of some items converted into today’s dollars and illustrate the monetary value of the people who were included in the inventory compared to other items listed there.

Curated by: Shawn Carney

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