The estate inventory of the late James Rousham reveals the few possessions of a Dorchester carpenter. The most valuable piece of property listed is the only slave Rousham owned, a "Young Negro Fellow named Thom."
Inventory of James Rousham, 13 February 1755. Volume R (2), 311-312. Secretary of State. Recorded Instruments. Inventories of Estates, 1736-1774. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, S213032.
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