Childermas Croft Plantation - Charleston Neck Charleston County South Carolina SC

Childermas Croft Plantation – Charleston Neck
Charleston County

Basic Information

  • Location – Charleston Neck, Charleston County

    Charleston Neck, the narrow or neck of the Charleston peninsula just north of the city, bound on one side by the Ashley River and on the other side by the Cooper River.

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – ?

  • Current status – Developed as an industrial area. Nothing remains of the plantation other than a small burial site belonging to a later owner named Christian Happoldt.


  • 1735 – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built


  • There could possibly be a one acre burial site set aside by the Croft family still intact but not uncovered to date

  • Number of acres – 218

  • Primary crop – Childermas Croft was not a planter, he served in many appointed positions such as Notary Public, Clerk of Crown, Chief Justice, etc. He may have employed an overseer because the inventory taken after his death was valued 19,162 pounds which comprised mostly of slaves.


  • Alphabetical list – Catherine Croft (1761), Childermas Croft (1735), Sara Croft, Christian Happoldt (Late 18th century), Nathaniel Partridge, Ann Probarth (1768), William Smith, Samuel West (1735)


  • Number of slaves – Number unknown


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