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Estate Inventories

In earlier days, when someone died, an inventory of their estate was conducted, men of integrity were selected to make the inventory and appraise the value of all property, including slaves, and normally there were at least three men chosen to do so.   I am glad to discover that some of our ancestors were such men.
 
In the SC Dept of History and Archives there is a book that records all these probate records, and thanks to the Lowcountry Africana project, they are being scanned and made available.  Following are clips from the scans that pertain to our family and the world of Foxbank.
 
This listing is called "South Carolina Estate Inventories and Selected Bills of Sale; 1732-1872" and the clips appear here courtesy of the SC Dept of History and Archives and Lowcountryafricana.com and the originals and complete listings can be found at Fold3.com.  These appearing below are only the ones where our family names appear.   
 
We see a time span for our family from 1789 - 1862.  The first record is a mention of John Lynes (presumed of Bacon's Bridge) who has a bond listed as part of an estate. The last record is the inventory of Rev. Samuel Lynes (Jr.) estate.
 
Principal names listed are:
John Lynes
Benjamin Lynes
Morgan Lynes
Jacob Minus (father in law of John Lynes of Bacon's Bridge)
Isaac Lynes
Edward Lynes inventory
Eliza[beth] Lynes - purchase of slaves
Samuel Lynes
Rev. Samuel Lynes Jr.
William Thomas Lynes (never seen this name before)
George Grumes
George Lynes
GW Lynes
 
Many more are found in the documents, such as Whitfield, McCullers, Donnally, and many others. This is an important resource.

What is a riding chair you may ask?  (we see that in many inventories)  See the picture at the top of this page. They were fairly common.
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Samuel Lynes 1720 acting as executor for Nathan Joiner.  131k v. 1 Aug 21, 2011, 10:40 PM Jack Lynes
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Eramus Audley estate inventory, near bottom of second page see in tiny letters "John Lynes Feb 7, 1787" and an amount only Margaret Waters can read.   750k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 6:58 PM Jack Lynes
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Estate inventory of Samuel Wescott shows Benjamin Lynes debt to estate. In pounds and shillings.  280k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:00 PM Jack Lynes
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John Randolph estate has Morgan Lynes as Administrator.   439k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:02 PM Jack Lynes
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Very easy to read. On of the 3 appraisers is William Maull. Samuel Lynes 1776 married Elizabeth Maule. Connection?   341k v. 8 Aug 22, 2011, 12:08 PM Jack Lynes
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Also Phillip Givhan and John Lynes have a bond (debt) to the estate. The old family tree shows a John Lynes (1740) married to Frances Morgandollar (we can't prove it) and her sister was married to Phillip Givhan.   908k v. 3 Aug 22, 2011, 12:09 PM Jack Lynes
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John Lynes, Esq., one of appraisers for this estate.   316k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:08 PM Jack Lynes
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Name might be McCrosen. Isaac Lynes, George Cannon, and Samuel Huff appraisers.   246k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:11 PM Jack Lynes
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Estate inventory of Edward. Wife Ann is administrator. Appr by Seth T. Prior, John Grimes, Samuel Prior.   666k v. 3 Aug 22, 2011, 6:38 PM Jack Lynes
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and "one negro fellow." Isaac Lynes one of the 4 appraisers.   162k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:17 PM Jack Lynes
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Eliza Lynes (wife of Samuel 1776?) bought one Lot of slaves, namely Elcy, Patty, Henry, Amoretta, London, Carlos, and Richard all for $1,900. From Estate of Mrs. Esther Herring. She was 33 at the time, if it's her.   223k v. 3 Aug 21, 2011, 7:20 PM Jack Lynes
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Appr. by Samuel Lynes, Arthur Burbidge, James Martin.   123k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:22 PM Jack Lynes
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"also a pew in St. Phillips Church"   1154k v. 5 Aug 21, 2011, 9:04 PM Jack Lynes
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Appr. by Samuel Lynes, Wm A. Carson, Joel Huff.  576k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:25 PM Jack Lynes
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includes "one Prime fellow $320" Appr. by A. McKewn, Sam Lynes, Alex Gillon  190k v. 3 Aug 21, 2011, 7:29 PM Jack Lynes
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Appr. by Saml Lynes, Danl. D. Richbourg, Saml Lynes, Jun.   309k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:31 PM Jack Lynes
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"A true and perfect inventory" for "John Breaker, late of Edisto Island," Appr. by Saml Lynes, Sen, Jno (John) McCullers [son of Mathew, Baptist minister of Bethlehem?] and James Pressly.   280k v. 3 Aug 22, 2011, 6:38 PM Jack Lynes
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Thomas Burburge   492k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:35 PM Jack Lynes
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Saml Lynes Sr.(with JB Rhame and JT Crawford) value the slaves. The rest of page lists articles sold, who bought, and how much paid.   1288k v. 3 Aug 21, 2011, 7:39 PM Jack Lynes
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includes Statement of receipts and Notes, names and amounts.   1185k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:37 PM Jack Lynes
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  251k v. 1 Aug 21, 2011, 5:14 PM Jack Lynes
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names John Donnelly and J McCullers appear on this page.   1368k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:40 PM Jack Lynes
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S Lynes bought "5 boxes Matches 9/100" and a "shotbag 8/" Name of J Whitfield also appears (George Lynes was married to Elizabeth Whitfield).   732k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:42 PM Jack Lynes
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Saml Lynes, Jr. sold to "Miss Caroline E. McCants a negro girl named Jane, warranted sound and healthy" $400   1471k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:45 PM Jack Lynes
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"...goods and chattels of the estate of James Clark deceased as were shewn to us by Samuel Lynes Junr..." includes 5 leather bottom "cuntry sitting chairs"   285k v. 3 Aug 22, 2011, 8:19 AM Jack Lynes
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"1 cow named Buthead" Appr. by George Grumes, John Donnelly Cen Daniel Haught, James Whitfield, Hugh Smith Sen.   651k v. 3 Aug 22, 2011, 8:20 AM Jack Lynes
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easily readable, list shows who bought. Good list of neighborhood names.   682k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:50 PM Jack Lynes
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Wm Thos Lynes owes estate note of $15.08   625k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 7:52 PM Jack Lynes
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Plantation and Mills called Travellers Home. Geo Lynes bought wagon and hogs. John McCullers bought 2 mules, Mrs Eliza Grumes (Elizabeth Creighton?) bought cattle/horse/& waggon. other familiar names abound.   431k v. 4 Aug 22, 2011, 8:20 AM Jack Lynes
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John McCullers and Samuel Lynes executors. Sold 2 slaves to Edward Sebring. 12/18/1848  1399k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 8:10 PM Jack Lynes
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inventory includes a bay horse named Charley. Appraised by Geo Lynes, John Donnelly, Daniel Hought   558k v. 3 Aug 22, 2011, 8:21 AM Jack Lynes
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Samuel Lynes sold to J. S. Ryan the following negro female slaves, namely Julie, Caroline and Mary Ann, warranted sound. $900   1510k v. 3 Aug 22, 2011, 8:21 AM Jack Lynes
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Appraised by Geo Lynes, John Donnelly, GC Rhame, Edward Campbell.   325k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 8:15 PM Jack Lynes
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Elizabeth Creighton is the sister of George and Rev. Samuel Lynes. Her first husband was George Grumes. His will is found on the "blog" tab of this site. The horse named Charley seen in George Grumes above is seen here also (if same horse).    244k v. 4 Apr 22, 2013, 11:33 AM Jack Lynes
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List of Accounts due estate, Geo Lynes appears, owes $10.50 Many names listed.  818k v. 3 Aug 21, 2011, 8:19 PM Jack Lynes
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Geo bought 4 slaves from the estate: Judy, Jack, Helane, and infant.   406k v. 2 Dec 10, 2014, 1:19 AM Jack Lynes
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Estate inventory of the Rev. Samuel Lynes (Jr.). Slaves listed (very old), cattle, tools, etc.  583k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 8:25 PM Jack Lynes
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Book cover  4878k v. 2 Aug 21, 2011, 9:06 PM Jack Lynes
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