prev  next William Leadingham © 2011 Michal Martin Farmer Page 2
Home    
 

1. William1Ledingham was born, say, 1740 and died after 12 November 1782[2] and before 27 December 1783 in Camden District, South Carolina.[3] He married Elizabeth ——. Elizabeth Ledingham married second, before 27 December 1783, Camden District, South Carolina, to William Smiley (Smyley).[4]

The earliest record of William Ledingham in South Carolina was recorded 13 August 1764: S. Carolina: Persuant to a receipt from John Troup, Esqr. dated Augt 7th, 1764 I have laid out unto Wm. Ledenham a tract of land containing two hundred & fifty acres in Craven County in the low ground of Congaree River bounding a small part on the said river & the remaining part on land belonging to the Heirs of James Myrick, No. & Ea. on vacant land & So. on John Grant’s land & hath such form & marks as the above platt. Represents & certified Aug. 13th 1764. Jno. Pearson, D.S.[5]

The 250 acres in Craven County, South Carolina, was a Royal Grant to William Ledenham: South Carolina, George the Third … do give and grant unto William Ledenham his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land containing two hundred and fifty acres in Craven County in the low ground of the Congaree River bounding a small part on the said river and the remaining part on land belonging to the Heirs of James Myrick to the north and east on vacant land and to the south on land belonging to John Grant. William Ledenham to pay to the Receiver-General yearly every 25 March at the rate of three shillings sterling or four shillings proclamation money for every hundred acres to commence at the expiration of two years.



[2] South Carolina, Audited Accounts 4485. William Leadingham. “12 November 1782, received of William Leadingham six heads of grone cattle for the use of General Sumptor Briggade of Militia now on duty. William Meyer, Commis.”

[3] South Carolina Audited Accounts 4485. William Leadingham. “Camden District: Before me William Meyer personally came and appeared Elizabeth Smyley and made oath that the above account is just and true and that no part thereof has been received, 27 December 1783, Wm. Meyer.”

[4] South Carolina Audited Accounts 4485. William Leadingham. Please deliver the bearer Mr. Andrew Patterson my Indent with the interest who with my consent will settle by the discount on my Indent the bounty due on the grant of William Smyley 200 acres of land, 17 August 1785. /s/ Elezebeth Ledingham.

[5] South Carolina Colonial Plats, Volume 8, p. 897. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina, microfilm ST45.

    prev  next