In 1945, Boone Hall was sold to P.O. Mead, Jr. for $120,000. He purchased a total of 4,039.5 acres which included the original Boone Hall property, Laurel Hill Plantation, and part of Elm Grove and Parkers Island. Below is a transcribed copy of the deed.
In this transcription abbreviations, spellings, and punctuation marks have been preserved. Line breaks also remain intact, as well as column structure. Indentations and spacing are difficult to replicate on the Web and may be distorted or omitted. [?] represents an unknown word.
DIMITRI DJORDJADZE ET AL TO P.O. MEAD, JR. ET AL
TITLE TO REAL ESTATE
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Know All Men By these Presents that we, Dimitri Djordjadze and Audrey Djordjadze, in consideration of the sum of One hundred and Twenty thousand ($120,000.00) Dollars to us in hand paid at and before the sealing of these Presents by P.O. Mead, Jr., and A.N. Manuoy, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold and released, and by these Presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said P.O. Mead, Jr., and A.N. Manuoy, their Heirs and Assigns:
"All that plantation or tract of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Christ Church Parish, Charleston County, and State of South Carolina, known as "BOONE HALL PLANTATION" including the adjoining tracts known as "Laurel Hill", including part of "Elm Grove" and "Parkers Island" all as now owned by Thomas A. Stone and Alexandra E. Stone, and containing in the aggregate three thousand three hundred forty-three and 3/10 (3343.3) acres of highland, including small islands, and six hundred and ninety-six and 2/10 (696.2) acres of marsh, or a total acreage of four thousand thirty-nine and 5/10 (4039.5) acres more or less, according to a recent survey made by The John McCrady Company, Reg. Civil Engineers, Charleston, S.C., January and February, 1926, a plat of which survey entitled "Map of Boone Hall, Laurel Hill and Parkers Island, Charleston County, S.C." etc. is attached to the deed of conveyance from Frederick H. Horlbeck as Executor and Elizabeth H. Wulbern as Executrix of John S. Horlbeck, deed, to William J. Stober, and recorded in Plat Book E. page 37, R.M.C. Office, Charleston County, and having such shape, marks, boundaries, courses and distances as are delineated and set forth in said plat.
Butting and Bounding as a whole to the North on Martins Point, lands of Hasell, Nimitz, Wagner, and various other owners, east on lands of Wagner, Porcher, Gregory, and various other owners, and on the Georgetown Highway, and partly on Long Point Road, West on creeks flowing into the Wando River, and partly on Wando River parts of the said property, however, lying at places on both sides of the Georgetown Highway and on the North side of Long Point Road, as the said roads are now located.
Included in the foregoing description is a tract of nine and 4/10 (9.4) acres sometimes called "Wampancheone", that was excepted when the said executor and executrix made their deed of conveyance to William J. Stober, but which is not excepted from this deed of conveyance.
There is excepted from this deed of conveyance, however, a tract of One hundred and Twenty five (125) acres, formerly a part of Laurel Hill, conveyed by Carolina Plantation, Inc. to Mrs. E.V. Hardford by deed dated July 1st, 1931, recorded July 18th 1931, in the R.M.C. Office for Charleston County in Book G-35, page 220.
Being the same property conveyed to the said Thomas A. Stone and Alexandra E. Stone by Frederick H. Horlbeck and Elizabeth H. Wulbern as Executor and Executrix of the Estate of John S. Horlbeck, by deed dated 5th day of July, 1935, and recorded in the said R.M.C. Office in Book C 38, page 151. Less, However, all that small part or portion of the Boone Hall tract that lies South of the Long Point Road between the point at which the Long Point Road departs
from Highway No. 17, opposite or near Christ Church, and the point at which the Long Point Road and the Boone Hall Avenue road intersect, which said portion was conveyed by the said Thomas A. Stone and Alexandra E. Stone to Anna C. Ewing, by deed of exchange dated the 8th day of June, 1940, but including in the property hereby conveyed all that small part or portion of the Snee Farm tract that lies North of the Long Point Road between the point at which the Long Point Road departs from Highway No. 17 opposite or near Christ Church, and the point at which the Long Point Road and the Boone Hall Avenue intersects; which said portion was conveyed by the said Anna C. Ewing to the said Thomas A. Stone and Alexandra E. Stone by deed of exchange dated the 8th day of June, 1940".
ALSO "ALL that plantation or tract of land, in Christ Church Parish, Charleston County, State of South Carolina, known by the name of Palmetto Grove, measuring and containing five hundred and thirty-five (535) acres of high land, be the said acreage more or less, together with all of the marsh land and islands lying between the said highland and the river and creeks contiguous thereto. Butting and Bounding north on Wando River, to the east on Boone's Creek and the branch thereof running to Butler's Bridge, and sometimes known as Butler's Creek, to the South on Long Point Road, to the West on land formerly of Andrew Hibben, more recently of [?].
Being the same plantation conveyed to Ann B. Royall by Martin Luhrs, by deed dated January 7th, 1880, and recorded in R.M.C. Office for Charleston County, in Book A-18, page 97; and by the said Ann B. Royall devised unto her two daughters, Emily M. Royall and Annie C. Royall by will recorded in Will Book Z, page 501, Probate Court for Charleston County.
Being the same property conveyed to Thomas A. Stone by Emily M. Royall and Annie C. Royall, by deed dated 13th day of January, 1937, and recorded in the said R.M.C. Office in Book K. 39, page 405."
Being the same property conveyed to us by Thomas A. Stone and Alexandra E. Stone by Deed dated July 11th, 1940, and recorded in the R.M.C. Office for Charleston County in Book Z. 40 page 234.
Less, however, a portion of said property as conveyed by us, the said DIMITRI DJORDJADZE and AUDREY DJORDJADZE to THOMAS D. SANDERS by deed dated March 10th 1944, and recorded in the R.M.C. Office for Charleston County in Book R. 44, page 253, and described in said conveyance as follows:
"ALL that lot, piece or parcel of land, with timber, buildings and improvements thereon, situate in the County of Charleston, State aforesaid, known as Parkers Island, The said property being in Christ Church Parish and measuring and containing 700 acres more or less. Butting and Bounding North by lands late of Theodore D. Wagener but now of Pignatelli, East by the Branch of the Creek which runs by the old brick yard on Boone Hall and separates Parkers Island from land formerly of Thomas White, known as Laurel Hill, which said branch of said Creek is designated as [?] on a Plat of John McCrady, dated January and February, 1926, and recorded in the R.M.C. Office for Charleston County in Plat Book E. page 37; South by Horlbeck or Boone Hall Creek and West by the Wando River, being the same premises as were conveyed to F.H. and J.S. Horlbeck by C.C. Bowan, Sheriff, by deed dated the 11th of March, 1875, and recorded in the RM.C. Office for Charleston County in Book G-16, page 73.
The said Parkers Island herein conveyed having been acquired by deed to Grantors herein from Thomas A. and Alexandra E. Stone dated the 11th day of July, 1940, and duly recorded in the R.M.C. Office for Charleston County in Book Z-41, page 224, on July 17th, 1940.
TOGETHER WITH whatever right the Grantors might have to the Right-of-Way giving ingress and egress to said property from the Main State Highway."
TOGETHER WITH, all and singular, the Rights, Members, Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, all and singular, the said premises before mentioned unto the said P.O. Mead, Jr., and A.N. Manuoy, their heirs and assigns forever.
AND we do hereby bind ourselves and our Heirs, Executors and Administrators to warrant and forever defend, all and singular, the said premises unto the said P.O. Mead, Jr., and A.N. Manuoy, their Heirs and Assigns, against us and our Heirs and all other persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof.
WITNESS our Hands and Seals this 19th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Nine hundred and forty-five and in the One hundred and Sixty-ninth year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.
SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED Dimitri Djordjadze (L.S.)
IN THE PRESENCE OF:
Audrey Djordjadze (L.S.)
Charles L. Mullally
As to Dimitri Djordjadze
Nancy H. Cox
As to Audrey Djordjadze
STATE OF VIRGINIA
COUNTY OF ALBERMARLE
PERSONALLY APPEARED before me Nancy H. Cox and made oath that she saw the within named Audrey Djordjadze sign, seal and as her Act and Deed deliver the within written Deed, and that she with Nannie Martin witnessed the execution thereof.
SWORN to before me this 19th (NOTARIAL SEAL) Nancy H. Cox
day of February A.D. 1945. (NANNIE MARTIN)
(N.P. FOR VA.)
(L.S.) Nannie Martin
Notary Public for County of Albermarle, Va.
My commission expires Jan. 15, 1947.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF CHARLESTON
PERSONALLY APPEARED before me F.H. Horlbeck and made oath that he saw the within Dimitri Djordjadze sign, seal and as his act and deed deliver the within written Deed, and that he with Charles L. Mullally witnessed the execution thereof.
SWORN to before me this 19th F.H. Horlbeck
day of February, A.D. 1945
(L.S.) Alice P.T. Hayne (ALICE P.T. HAYNE)
Notary Public for S.C. (N.P. FOR S.C.)
STATE OF VIRGINIA
COUNTY OF ALBERMARLE
I, Nannie Martin, a Notary Public, do hereby certify unto all whom It may concern, that Mrs. Audrey Djordjadze, the wife of the within named Dimitri Djordjadze, did this day appear before me, and upon being privately and separately examined by me, did declare that she does freely, voluntarily and without any compulsion, dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever, renounce, release and forever relinquish unto the within named P.O. Mead, Jr. and A.N. Manuoy, their Heirs and Assigns, all her interest and estate, and also all her right and Claim of Dower, of, in or to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released,
GIVEN under my Hand and Seal this 19th day of February, A.D. 1945.
(L.S.) Nannie Martin (NOTARIAL SEAL) Audrey Djordjadze
Notary Public for County (NANNIE MARTIN)
of Albermarle, Va. (N.P. FOR VA)
My commission expires the 15th
day of January, 1947
Recorded February 14, 1945 at 11:45