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« on: Wednesday 05 June 19 11:40 BST (UK) »
Can I please have some help in deciphering this account

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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 12:25 BST (UK) »
Which bits can't you read?
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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 22:28 BST (UK) »
Estate of J. Sampson                          £   C B Sampson

Carriage for J Sampson     L Lanjon(?)        64 - 00
Bill at Mansion house                                     36 - 00
Blankets calico etc for fitting house           150 - 00
paid Dr for medical Attendance                    84 - 00
Funeral Expenses                                         120 - 00
Board during illness                                       40 - 00
Druggists Acc(oun)t                                       24 - 00
Clergyman’s burial fee                                   48 - 00
                                                                    _________
                                                                    £ 566 - 00   
                                                                    _________

Rec(eived) Amount C, B, Sampson
                              Allowed W H Sampson
                                      Admin



Admin = administrator presumably

Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs


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Re: Probate page
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 22:36 BST (UK) »
$ 566 - 00     ;D
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Re: Probate page
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 June 19 23:01 BST (UK) »
I didn't put in what I could read to see if others with fresh eyes had a different interpretation.
However, if you look carefully at the way the J is written for John's name and then the letter in the middle of the words for the carriage cost, do you think it is San Jose? If so, what does the single letter proceeding it  mean? To or from? or, is it a person's name?

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Re: Probate page
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 06 June 19 00:59 BST (UK) »
Line 1 – Estate of J. Sampson to C. B. Sampson

Line 2 – I agree, it's probably ... to San Jose.

(Would San Jose make sense in the context of this document?)

In general, when you post an extract for transcription, it’s always helpful if you can provide some basic context – such as date, location, and any personal names or place-names that you may already know. These can provide clues to deciphering the more difficult words.

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Re: Probate page
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 06 June 19 05:15 BST (UK) »
$ 566 - 00     ;D

Quite right Hallmark.
My mistake!
I'm so used to do English inventories................  :)
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 June 21 08:54 BST (UK) »
I have found a little more on this query. Mansion House was a legitimate place built in 1850 at San Jose, perhaps not fully finished when John Sampson was sent there?  It became known as Beaty's hotel by 1855 and there's a picture of it here
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/arbuckle/id/297

In the notes beneath it mentions "Steam boat line stage office for San Francisco." But it doesn't make sense if the intended destination might have been San Francisco. Maybe it all comes back to medical care.