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Brown, Moses
Manuscript inventory of the estate of James Angell
[Providence, 1786. Folio sheet approx. 15" x 12", docketed on the verso; previous folds, with splits (no loss); overall toning; good. Brigadier General James Angell (1723-1785), descendant of one of the first settlers of Providence, died February 2, 1785. This inventory was taken by Moses Brown (1736-1838), executor of the will and both a friend and relative. The Angell's daughter, Abigail, married a Goddard, relatives of the Brown family. Among assets listed are Angell's Johnston farm lot, 160 acres of Vermont land, a third of an acre lot in North Providence; "we to give James and Jacob a Deed of the Whole of remd of Johnston farm & North Providence lott." James Angell was town clerk of Providence until 1775 and Theodore Foster said of him, "I became intimately acquainted with the said James Angell and many of his Family Connexions, among whom was the Honorable Stephen Hopkins Esq. whose Sister married the said James Angell." [Documentary History of R.I.] Angell was also appointed chairman of the committee to revise laws of the state.
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