This collection includes a diverse and valuable mix of 18th- and 19th-century South Carolina court records including estate inventories, appraisements books, bills of sale, and related court documents. Inventoried items may include household goods, furniture, plantation and farming implements, livestock, and slaves.
South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872
- Category: Non-military Records
- Records: 34,403
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- Publication Title:
- South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872
- Content Source:
- South Carolina Department of Archives & History
- Published on Fold3:
- June 17, 2010
- Last Update:
- August 9, 2013
- South Carolina court records relating to estate and personal assets.
South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872 contain thousands of images of estate inventories which list assets of property owners in Charleston, South Carolina. The inventories are provided for probate or taxation purposes and may include household goods, furniture, plantation and farming implements, livestock, and slaves.
Inventories, Appraisements, and Sales Books, 1839-1867, are featured as the first part of this collection. Within this section, we start with inventories by volume number and date. For each volume, Fold3 provides index images as well as all the estate inventories within that volume.
You can read more about Lowcountry Africana, "dedicated to exploring, discovering and learning about the hidden lives in the Lowcountry," on its website, particularly in reference to the indexing project here.
Estate of Mrs. Ann Seabrook
The image includes an appraisment of the Estate of Mrs. Ann Seabrook, as exhibited by Richard J. La Roche, the Administrator, dated 15 August 1845. In it are listed the “Negroes” from her estate. There are several names on each line, and only first names, with values listed in the right column for that grouping of slaves. As her most important asset, with a total value of $19,538, they are inventoried first. Mrs. Seabrook’s household goods total $350.50 and are priced individually as well as by line.