Windsor Plantation - Berkeley County South Carolina SC

Windsor Plantation – Berkeley County

Basic Information

  • Location – Eastern branch of the Cooper River, St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, Berkeley County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – ?


  • 1683 – Earliest known date of existence (3, p. 181)

    Landgrave Thomas Colleton was granted Cypress Barony (3, p. 181).

  • ? – Landgrave Peter Colleton inherited the barony from his father Landgrave Thomas Colleton (3, p. 181).

  • 1707 – Landgrave Peter Colleton sold all the property he owned in South Carolina to John Gough, Michael Mahon, and Dominick Arthur. The three men divided Cypress Barony among themselves with Dominick Arthur taking ownership of the eastern section (3, p. 181).

  • ? – House built

  • Circa 1730 – Arthur divided his property into two pieces and sold one part to the Quashes who developed Fishbrook Plantation. Arthur retained ownership of the other section, which became known as Windsor Plantation, and passed it down in his family (3, p. 181).

  • ? – Ebenezer Roche, a descendant of Dominick Arthur, owned the plantation (3, p. 181).

  • 1783 – Ebenezer Roche passed away (3, p. 183).

  • 1784 – The executors of Ebenezer Roche's estate sold Windsor to Edward Harleston (3, p. 183).

  • 1786 – Edward Harleston sold the plantation to Joseph Brown (3, p. 184).

  • 1788 – Evan Edwards bought Windsor Plantation from Joseph Brown. After Evan died, his wife inherited the plantation (3, p. 184).

  • 1815 – The mansion house was destroyed by fire. The Edwards built a "comfortable little cottage" at Windsor (3, p. 184).

  • 1840 – Mrs. Edwards sold Winsdor to Dr. John Beaufain Irving (3, p. 184).

  • ? – Peter J. Couturier acquired the plantation (4, p. 81).

  • 1890 – Peter J. Couturier died (4, p. 81).


  • Number of acres – 594 in 1890; 1,150 in 1840 (3, p. 187) (4, p. 81)

  • Primary crop – Rice


  • Number of slaves – ?

References & Resources

  1. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society
    –  Online Catalog

  2. Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
     Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
     Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII

  3. John Beaufain Irving, A Day on Cooper River (1842)

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

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