Rosebank Plantation - Wadmalaw Island Charleston County South Carolina SC

Rosebank Plantation – Wadmalaw Island
Charleston County

Basic Information


  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • ? – House built

  • ? – Benjamin and Mary Mathewes acquired Rosebank (2, p. 85).

  • 1783 – Paul Fripp purchased the 185.5 acre plantation from Benjamin and Mary Mathewes (2, p. 85).

  • ? – Thomas and Martha M. Philson acquired 92.75 acres of Rosebank (2, p. 85).

  • 1826 – Charles Edward Fripp, Paul's son, purchased the Philson half of Rosebank for $1,600. Charles owned the other half at this time too (2, p. 85).

  • 1844 – Charles Fripp's will was probated and declared that Rosebank was to be sold when his youngest child turned 21. The Fripp heirs decided not to sell Rosebank at this time (2, p. 86).

  • 1855 – Lydia B. Legare purchased Rosebank Plantation and folded it into Mullet Hall Plantation (2, p. 86).


  • Number of acres – 185.5 in 1783

  • Primary crop – Cotton


  • Number of slaves – ?


References & Resources

  1. Layton Wayne Jordan and Elizabeth H. Stringfellow, A Place Called St. John's (Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company, 1998)

  2. Cultural Resources Survey of Mullet Hall Plantation, Johns Island, Charleston County, SC - by the Chicora Foundation - PDF

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