Youghal Plantation Mount Pleasant Charleston County
- Location North of Mount Pleasant, Christ Church Parish, Charleston County
Porcher Bluff Road
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Hamlin; Yough Hall
- Current status Original land holding has been subdivided numerous times. A portion of it is now a subdivision called Hamlin Plantation (3).
- 1696 Earliest known date of existence
Captain George Dearsly received a grant for 1,300 acres (3).
- 1696 Thomas Hamlin purchased this land shortly thereafter and conveyed it in 1704. A portion of this land became Oakland Plantation (3).
The property went through numerous divisions and owners (3).
- ? George Barksdale acquired the property (2, p. 4).
- 1811 Dr. Anthony Vanderhorst Toomer and his son Joshua purchased 876.5 acres from George Barksdale (3).
- 1856 Joshua Toomer sold Youghal to Edward Nathaniel Fuller for $6,000 (1, p. 479) (3).
- Circa 1856 House built (1, p. 479)
Edward Fuller constructed the two-and-half-story frame house (1, p. 479).
- 1858 Edward Fuller sold the plantation to George Buist Lamb for $12,000 (1, p. 480) (3).
- 1863 Sold to Dr. Samuel Blackwell, husband of Anna C. Hamlin (3).
- 1868 Daniel B. Wheelock purchased the plantation (3).
- 1905 Acquired by Issac Auld who would pass it on to his son, Joseph Seabrook Auld (3).
- 1992 The house was vacant and lost to fire (1, p. 480) (3).
- 1998 Hamlin Plantation LLC purchased the property to develop it into a residential housing community (1, p. 480) (2, p. 9).
- Number of acres 1,300 in 1696; 876.5 in 1811; 876 in 1856
- Primary crop ?
- A prehistoric shell ring is located on the plantation's property. Shells collected from the site date to 1820 BC, with error range of 130 years (4, p. 3).
- Number of slaves 17 (2, p. 9)
- 1856-1857 The house was probably built by Edward N. Fuller. It later became known as Auld House and burned in 1992 (3).
References & Resources
- Richard Porcher and Sarah Fick, The Story of Sea Island Cotton (Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2005)
- Chicora Foundation Research Contribution 385. National Register Evaluation of 38CH932, Youghal Plantation, Charleston County, South Carolina. Michael Trinkley, Nicole Southerland, and Sarah Fick. 2003. 65pp and PDF report
- Information contributed by Elizabeth McConnell.
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1970
Photographs, architectural overview