Cuthbert family papers
This collection consists of legal papers (1764-1850) related to property owned by members of the Cuthbert family in Prince William Parish, Beaufort District, South Carolina.
Papers include leases, releases, bonds, renunciation of dower, extracts of a will, letters, deeds of conveyance, deeds, a mortgage, a memorandum, and plats of Myrtle Grove, Leith (or Live Oak Exchange Plantation), and Providence plantations (surveyed by William Brailsford, John Goddard, and others).
Individuals mentioned in the papers include Hugh Bryan, Ann Palmer, Charles Palmer (Ann Palmer's youngest son, a plantation owner), Mary Calder (Ann Palmer's daughter), Archibald Calder (Mary's husband and executor of Ann Palmer's estate), David Toomer (an executor of Ann Palmer's estate), C.J. Colcock (of Beaufort, S.C.), Henry William DeSaussure, Susanna Forrester (of John's Island, S.C.), Charles Heyward, Thomas Savage Heyward, Nathaniel Heyward, William Stoutenberg (a plantation owner), and William Skirving (of Charleston, S.C., executor of Stoutenberg's estate).
- Majority of material found within 1764-1839
- Cuthbert family (Family)
Language of Material
Materials in English
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The Cuthberts were plantation owners in Prince William Parish, South Carolina. John Alexander Cuthbert (son of James Cuthbert, 1716-1776) had among his children James Cuthbert (1794-1838, who married Ann Miles), Thomas Heyward Cuthbert (1798-1840, who married Eliza N. Barnwell), and Ann Elizabeth (who married Thomas Heyward, 1789-1829; and was the mother of Thomas Savage Heyward, 1815-1889).
1.67 linear feet (1 oversize flat box)
This collection consists of assorted legal instruments and correspondence that document the ownership of parcels of land on the Pocotaligo River, Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort District from 1764 to 1850. Known variously as Myrtle Grove, Live Oak, Providence and/or Leith plantations, they were cultivated (circa 1799) in cotton and rice, and were owned by various members of the Cuthbert, Rutledge, Palmer, Stoutenberg, Corbett, Heyward, and other families.
Collection possibly gathered in 1851 by William Henry Trescot (husband of Eliza Natalie Cuthbert) for his history of the Cuthbert family. Information may have come from Beaufort District and County Judgment Rolls.
Processed by Special Collections staff, date unknown.
- Corbett family
- Cotton -- South Carolina -- Beaufort District -- History
- Cuthbert family
- Hayward family
- Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- South Carolina -- Beaufort District
- Leith Plantation (Prince William's Parish, S.C.)
- Live Oak Plantation (Prince William's Parish, S.C.)
- Myrtle Grove Plantation (Prince William's Parish, S.C.)
- Palmer family
- Plantations -- South Carolina -- Beaufort District
- Plantations -- South Carolina -- Prince William's Parish
- Prince William's Parish (S.C.)
- Providence Plantation (Prince William's Parish, S.C.)
- Rice -- South Carolina -- Beaufort District -- History
- Rutledge family
- South Carolina -- History
- Stoutenberg family
- plats (maps)
- Inventory of the Cuthbert Family Papers, 1764-1850
- Processed by: Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Gillian Cote
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