Windsor Hill Plantation - Dorchester County South Carolina SC

Windsor Hill Plantation – Berkeley and Dorchester Counties

Basic Information

  • Location – Dorchester County and extended into Berkeley County in the area of Goose Creek (a branch of the Cooper River), St James Goose Creek Parish

    1.2 miles west of Ashley Phosphate Road and 2.5 miles from the intersection of I-26 and Ashley Phosphate Road (Heitzler, p. 191).

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • 1701 – Earliest known date of existence when Joseph Child was granted 500 acres on October 16, 1701 laying on the north side of the Ashely River. He would increase his land holding to a total of 800 acres (Heitzler, p. 191).

  • ? – Joseph Child built a house (Heitzler, p. 191).

  • 1717 – Upon the death of Joseph Child, his son Benjamin Child became owner.

  • 1739 – Benjamin Child died. It is unclear who retained ownership but the property did remain in the family; probably to Benjamin's daughter Mary Child.

  • 1750 – John Ainslie became owner after his marriage to Mary Child (Heitzler, p. 191).

  • 1776 – John Ainslie died, leaving Windsor Hill to his daughter Hannah who was married to Major William Moultrie, Jr. (Heitzler, p. 191).

  • 1796 – Eliza Charlotte Moultrie and her husband Edward Brailsford inherited ownership upon the death of Eliza's father William Moultrie, Jr.

  • 1837 – The Brailsford family sold the property which contained 1,348 acres.

  • 1850 – House burned

  • 1875 – 1,298 acres were deeded from I. Douglass Burns to Dr. Maynard Edward Carrere on June 11, 1875 as noted in 1878 Conveyance.

  • 1878 – Dr. Maynard Edward Carrere deeded land to his third wife Elizabeth C. Carrere.

  • ? – Elizabeth C. Carrere eventually conveyed all but 50 acres of Windsor Hill to J. Adger Smythe.

  • ? – H.L. Koester became owner and left it in a trust for his children.


  • Number of acres – 500 in 1701; James Child increased his land to 600 acres in the early 1700s. In 1733 it was noted that Benjamin Child had purchased an additional 243 acres from James Cantey. 1,348 acres in 1837; 1878 Conveyance documents Windsor Hill Plantation as consisting of 1,298 acres.

  • The Moultrie Family cemetery had been at Windsor Hill. This where Major William Moultrie, Jr., his father, General William Moultrie, and several other members of the family were buried. General Moultrie's remains were moved to Fort Moultrie on June 28, 1978 and the other family members have been re-interred at the St. James, Goose Creek Church. (Heitzler, p. 192).

  • Primary crop – Rice


  • Chronological list – James Child (1701-1717), Benjamin Child (1717-1739), John and Mary Child Ainslie (1750-1774), William and Hannah Ainslie Moultrie (1774-1796), Edward and Eliza Charlotte Moultrie Brailsford (1796-?), I. Douglass Burns (?-1875), Dr. Maynard Edward Carrere (1875-1878), Elizabeth C. Carrere (1878-?), J. Adger Smythe (?), H.L. Koester (?)


  • Number of slaves – ?


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