South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872

Records: 34,403 · Complete: 100%


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.

Document types

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.

Related resources

The Lowcountry Africana Indexing Project is indexing the records.

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.