Wrixham Plantation - Colleton County South Carolina SC

Wrixham Plantation – Colleton County



Basic Information

  • Location – South Edisto River, Colleton County

  • Origin of name – For original owner James Wrixham

  • Other names – Rixons

  • Current status – ?

Timeline

  • 1703 – Earliest known date of existence (1)

    James Wrixham was issued several land warrants: (1)
    – 200 acres on July 28, 1703
    – 400 acres on May 1, 1705
    – 300 acres on January 1, 1708/9
    – 500 acres on the Pon Pon River (later called South Edisto) January 21, 1708/9

  • ? – House built

    James Wrixham constructed a house on his plantation that was burned during the Indian Wars (1715-1717) (1).

  • 1722 – James Wrixham died leaving 200 acres to his daughter Jane (Jean) and the balance of his land to son James (1).

Land

  • Number of acres – 1,400 acres in 1709 (1)

  • Primary crop – ?

  • James Wrixham operated a ferry from his plantation across the South Edisto River (1).

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. A.S. Salley, Jr., Editor, Warrants For Lands In South Carolina, 1672-1711: 1680-1692 (Charleston, SC: Reproduction by Nabu Press, 2012)
     Order Warrants For Lands In South Carolina, 1672-1711: 1680-1692





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