Records of Colonel Isaac Hayne
During Colonel Isaac Hayne's ownership of Hayne Hall, Pear Hill, and Sycamore he kept records concerning his plantations and people in his community. He compiled his records from newspapers and other sources. The transcription below is only part of the records he kept. It contains information on his slaves - births, deaths, and sales. It also includes notes on plantation management such as the issuing of blankets and the work of overseers, plowmen, housekeepers, and others.
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.
A complete copy of Colonel Isaac Hayne's records can be found at the South Carolina Historical Society, File 34-0560. Several portions of the records have been published in the South Carolina Historical Magazine, Volumes 10, 11, and 12.
Records kept by Colonel Isaac Hayne
Died Janr of Penda Novr 21 1773
Stepheny of Cosbi Octr 27, 1773 Died June 4 77
Old Primus May 1773
Died 26th of Hannah Decr 14, 1773
George of Sabina Augt 18, 1774
Died Sepr of Hannah W. July 29 1774
Sandy of Nancy Sepr 1, 1774
Die had a Daughter Octr 2 1774. Died in two Days
Tena of Peggy Sold to I.W. Nov: 3 1774
Willouby of Peg Dec. 1774
Cloe of Hannah Dec 18 1774
Cloe of Hannah Died 1775
|123||Doe of Diana Born Jany 27, 1776|
|124||Abram of Field Hannah Born April 6, 1776|
|125||Statira of L Molly Born April 9th 1776|
|126||Marianne of Lydda April 21, 1776|
|David of L Effey Born July 31 1776. Died Jany 23, 1777|
|Bob Bought Aug. 29, 1776 £350 Sold to Iron Works|
|Douglass Do Do £320 Sold to Iron Works|
|Eve Do Do £350 Sold to Iron Works|
|127||Hagar of Y. Sarah twins Y Boy Died Born Septr 15, 1776|
|128||Adam of Judith Novr 18 1776|
|129||Carolina of Elsy Decr 4 1776 Burnt Died Novr 28, 1778|
|130||Phillis of Cosbi Decr 6, 1776|
|130||Bacchus of Hannah Jan 23, 1776|
|130||Philip of Nancy June 13, 1777|
|131||Barbary of Dinah July 6, 1777|
|132||David of Mary July 11, 1777|
|133||Will (a Patroon) bought 5th Augt, 1777 (£1400) Sold 1779 for £3500|
|134||Celia of Peggy Sepr 1 1777 Sold to Iron Works|
|135||Bess of Pegg: 1777|
|135||Nancy of Hannah Jan 15, 1778, Died June 1779|
|136||David of L Effey April 17, 1778 Died Decr 2, 1778|
|Jack||} Sold to Arthur Peronneau 1766|
Esther Hannah Toney O Jack Sold to Richd Hutson 1766
Cudjo Lymus Jupiter Pompey Charles Sold to James Donnom 1765
Abigail of Nancy Died July 18, 1779 July 10, 1779
of L Molly Born July 31 1779 Died Augt 1779
Betty of Hanna Augt 7 1779
Violet of Venus Novr 1 1779
Martha of L Effey Decr 6 1779
Beck of Dye Jany 12, 1780
Maria of Hannah Mar: 30, 1780 Dd Aug: 3d 80 S. Pox
Hagar of Cloe Apl 14 1780
of Molly June 19 178, Died June 24 1780
of Livia Oct. 21 1780
of Hannah June 5, 1781
Negroes had Blankets October 1765. Jacob, Hannah,
Sharper, Tony & Wife, George & Wife, Will & Wife, Billy
Bristol, Patro, Prince & Wife, Sam with Caesar, Cuffy with
Paul, Andrew & Wife, Maurice & Wife, Brutus & Wife,
Abram with Miley, Dinah with Jenny, Maurice with Betty,
Peter & Wife, O Jacob, London, Tom, Peg, Carolina,
Phoebe, Tommy & Wife.
Blankets October 1766. Butcher, Molly, Johnny Owen
Nanny Joe with Maria, John Carpenter, George, Isaac.
April 23 Samuel Wallace a Pennsylvanian began to
Oversee for me & parted Oct: 23.
November 1 Thomas Ballow a Carolinian began to
Oversee for me & parted Jan. 11, 1768
January 18th 1768 Edward Williams an Englishman
began to Oversee & parted Ap: 18th
April 20 George Thompson an Englishman began to
Oversee & parted Decr 20
1768 Brutus began to be Driver 1769 Frank Driver at
Jan: 23 1769 Jam Lewis Culliatte began to Oversee a
Blankets Jan. 1 1770 Prince & Wife, Hannah Andrew
& Nan. Patro, L Molly, Jacob, Billy, George & Wife,
Tommy & Wife, Scipio, Toney & Wife, Peter & Wife,
Will & Wife, Tom, Maurice & Wife, Brutus & Wife,
Bristol David. Y Aphy, Sam, Sharper, O Aphy, Carolina,
Dinah, Peg, London, Abram, Frank, L Maria, Cudjoe,
Dolly, Cuffy, Sye with Betty.
Blankets Jan 1 1772. Little Jack, Cyman, Flora, Isaac
with Bristol, Titus with Will, Cato, Lindy, Sarah, Sanco,
Monday, Priscilla, Dick & Peggy, Elsy Caesar Adam,
Friday, Prince, Cumba, Abram, Cate & Dolly, L Sam.
Blankets Jany: 4 1773 Venus, Stephen, Cain, Flander,
Jany 8, 1772 James Lambright, a Carolinian came to
Oversee at home
Jany 23 James Lewis Culliatte went away.
January 1, 1773 James Lambright went away & John
Warnock an Irish Plowman began to Plow for me a
Month he staid.
Jany: 13th 1773. Mathew Rivers a Carolinian came to
Oversee for me at home
Jany 26th 1773. George Rentz a German came to Oversee
for me at P. Hill.
April 13, 1773 Joseph Smith a Carpenter indented to me
in London came to me an Englishman, he went away Apl
May 1, 1773 James Taylor a Gardiner indented to me in
London a Scotsman came to me.
May 26th turned Mathew Rivers away
June 1st Jacob Martain a Carolinian came to Oversee for
me he went away Decr. 1775
Novr 1 Cancelled Taylors Indenture by Agreement &
turned him off.
Sept 28th Mary Bishop came to live with us as housekeeper.
Blankets Jany 1, 1774. Hannah Brutus & Judy. L
Maurice Scipio & Peg. Old Maurice & Hannah. Billy &
L Molly. Toney & Hagar, Patro, Prince & Daphne, W
Hannah, Andrew & Nan, O Aphey, Rose, Sye, Y Aphey,
Nancy, Peter & Sarah. Jacob. George & Sabina. Dinah
London, Die, L Maria, Miley, (Lydas & Nanny one) Bristol,
Clarinda, Tenda, David, Ebe, Joe, Harry, Frank, Sam.
Jany 1 1774. Geo: Rentz went away.
Jany 10 1774 Herman Creudy a German came to Oversee
for me at Pear Hill. I turned him away 22 March
March 27 1774 Robert Ensitler came to Oversee for me
at Pear Hill (a German) discharged him 31 Decr following.
December 21st 1774 Mary Bishop (our Housekeeper)
went away. She had been in Charles Town 2 months of
Jany 1st 1775. Blankets, O Jack. Mary (Andrew &
Lott) Jenny. Johnny. (Moses & Caesar) John Butcher
O Molly. Cuffy. Ben. Paul. (Jack & Jemmy) Cloe.
Dorcas. O Maria. Boatswain.
John Remly a German January 6th 1775 began to Oversee
for me at Pear Hill turned him away Augt 24 75
Joseph Smith went away April 24th 1775
Sarah Newbould a Carolinian came here as housekeeper.
Nathaniel Jones an Englishman & Carpenter came here
as Master workman & died at Ashepoo 10 April having
worked here off & on 4 2/3 Months.
Daniel Crawford a Carolinian came here July 22 & having
built the Chimneys to the house went away the 26 Augt
Jno Shepand a Dutchman began to Oversee at P. Hill
29th September & turned him away Novr 29, 1775
George Forbes a Carpenter began to work Octr 23d
Andrew Templeton a Scotchman began to wainscot the
East room 8 November 1775 & finished Octr: 31, 1776.
Decr 29 1775 James Clotworthy began to Oversee at
Pear Hill a Carolinian & was turned off.
Blankets Jan 1, 1776 Flora, Caesar, Elsy, Cymon, Dick,
L Jack, Peggy, Judith, Dr Prince (Isaac & Bristol) Cato
(Titus & Will) Cumba, Sancho. L Sam (Cate & Dolly)
Lott Yellow Sarah, Lindy
Lawrence Watson a Scotchman began to Oversee at
Hayne Hall Plant: 28 Feb. 1776, discharged him at the
George Stewart a Scotchman & Carpenter Came to work
on Hayne Hall, April 24, 1776 & continued till May 24,
Daniel Crawford came again Augt 23 1777 & staid off
& on till Decr 16, building the Smoak house & barn up to the
Ann Busk came to Suckle the Twins which She did 3½
Jacob Myers a Dutchman & his Wife came to set up a
Weaving Shop Decr 30 1776 he ran away in a Month &
She in three
James Simson a Carolinian & Carpenter went away May
24 1777 having worked at Hayne Hall 6 Months.
Ann Stack a North Carolina Girl came to live with us as
a Housekeper April 16 & went away Augt 16 1777.
Josia Boswood a Carolinian came to Oversee both Plantations
July 25, 1777 & turned him away in three months.
John Jonas a Hollander came to oversee & make Indico
March 26, 1778 & turned him away December 8, 1778
Jacob Martain came again to Oversee for me August 1st
1779 & live at Pear hill
Blankets April 1779. Stephen. Venus Juno Scylla
David. Brutus. Scipio. H Hannah. Billy. W Hannah.
O Effey. Rose. Y Effey. Miley. Lydda & Nancy.
Blankets October 1779. O Maurice, Toney, Johnny,
Patro. O Andrew. Sye. Nancy, Sarah, Jacob, George,
Cosbi, Bristol, Frank. D Sam, Judy, Peg, F Hannah
Anthony L Molly. Hagar. Nan. Sabina. London. Die.
O Jack Mary. Paul. (George of Aera Furnace. Cate)
Jany 6, 1780. Little Maurice. O Molly (Moses & Caesar)
(Philip & Sandy) Lott. Livia Cloe April 1780.
London Duffils December 16, 1780. Flora. Isaac. John.
Butcher. Daphne. B Sam. Jenny Dorcas O Maria. O
Caesar. Old Blankets L O Maurice (Monday & Phoebe)
(Tommy & Jenny) (Titus & Will) these 1/3 wore (Jack
Jonas Willoby two) 1/2 wore