Chinners Plantation - Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Chinners Plantation – Pineville – Berkeley County

Basic Information


  • 1697 – Earliest known date of existence (2) (3)

    Thomas Chinners, a french Huguenot and Indian Trader, received a land grant for 200 acres (2) (3).

  • ? – House built

  • 1704-1718 – Thomas Chinners received another grant of 1,233 acres (3).

  • 1743 – Thomas Chinners died leaving two sons, Abraham and Isaac. Isaac seems to have left the area as he received a land grant in Horry County in 1736. Son Abraham stayed in Berkeley County and seems to have inherited his father's plantation (3).

  • 1757 – Benjamin Mazyck acquired land from Abraham Chinners that was recorded as "lands t west heretofore of Thomas Chinners" (3).

  • 1773 – Map of the area shows Chinners Plantation (1, p. 128) (2).

  • Prior to 1775 – Chinners Plantation was abandoned before the American Revolutionary War (1, p. 205).


  • Number of acres – 200 in 1697; 1,233 early 1700s (2) (3)

  • Primary crop – ?


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. J. Russell Cross, Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley (Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Company, 1985)
     Order Historic Ramblin's through Berkeley

  2. Information contributed by descendant Sloane Chinners.

  3. Chinners Family Tree

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