Twickenham Plantation - Yemassee Beaufort County South Carolina SC

Twickenham Plantation – Yemassee – Beaufort County

Basic Information

  • Location – Combahee River, Yemassee, Prince William Parish, ACE Basin, Beaufort County

    Located off River Road on Twickenham Road

  • Origin of name – Twickenham in Middlesex, England (1, p. 593)

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Privately owned and was for sale as of December 2015 (2)


  • Early 1700s – Earliest known date of existence (1, p. 593)

    The plantation originated from a large tract of land assembled by Walter Izard (1, p. 593).

  • 1752 – Walter Izard divided a plot of approximately 3,509 acres into four sections and gave one section to each of his four sons. Son John Izard received the portion that would become known as Twickenham Plantation (1, p. 593).

  • 1754 – John Izard died and his entire estate went to his infant daughter Elizabeth (1, p. 593).

  • 1795 – James Alexander Wright and John Izard Wright, sons of Elizabeth Izard and husband Alexander Wright, owned the plantation (1, pp. 593-595).

  • 1820 – James Reid Pringle was the owner of Twickenham Plantation, which at this time consisted of 1,077 acres (1, p. 595).

  • 1820-1830 – James Reid Pringle sold the plantation sometime during this decade (1, p. 595).

  • 1848 – The marriage settlement of Sarah Thomas Heyward Hanckel noted she owned two-thirds of Twickenham with her cousin Sarah Jane Wilson owning the other third (1, p. 596).

  • 1879 – Twickenham and a neighboring tract were sold at a sheriff's sale. Thomas Edward Screven purchased both properties for $4,000 (1, p. 597).

  • 1886 – Thomas Edward Screven owed a large amount of debt in Maryland. He turned over his property to his father John H. Screven for $6,000 (1, p. 597).

  • 1903 – John H. Screven died and left Twickenam to his grandson, Robert J. Turnbull (1, p. 597).

  • 1929 – Turnbull remodeled the house and made it his residence (1, p. 597).

  • 1995 – The plantation was owned by Arnold B. Chace, Jr. (1, p. 597).

  • 2015 – Twickenhan Plantation was for sale (2).


  • Number of acres – 1,077 acres in 1820 and 1848; 2,500 in 2015 (1, p. 595) (2)

  • Primary crop – Rice (1, p. 597)


  • Number of slaves – 120 in 1820; 127 in 1860 (1, pp. 595, 597)

References & Resources

  1. Suzanne Cameron Linder, Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of the ACE River Basin - 1860 (Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1995), pp. 593-597.
     Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of the ACE River Basin - 1860

  2. Information contributed by Cyndi Shull from:
    2015 Real Estate Listing

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