Twickenham Plantation Yemassee Beaufort County
- 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
- 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
- Information contributed by Cyndi Shull from:
2015 Real Estate Listing