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William Ledenham to clear and cultivate at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres. Witness: The Honble. William Bull, Esqr. Lieut. Governor and Commander in chief in and over our said Province of South Carolina, 25 October 1764. John Troup, Depy. Surveyor-General, 13 August 1764. Jas. Simpson, C.C.[6]

William Ledenahan received an additional Royal Grant, 17 February 1767. The grant was for 200 acres in Berkeley County, South Carolina, on the south side of Congaree River, bounded to the northwest part by an old line and vacant land and on all other sides by vacant land. John Troup, Esqr. Depty. Surveyor-General, 3 Jan. 1767.[7]

Craven County, South Carolina, was discontinued in 1769. But, William Ledingham was of Craven County, 12 March 1772, when he bought land from Hardy Jenkins: 12 and 13 March 1772, Lease and Release. Hardy Jenkins, planter, of Berkeley County, sold to William Ledingham, planter, of Craven County, for £150, 100 acres in the fork of the Santee and Wateree Rivers, on a branch called Jumping Run, granted 16 January 1761 by Lt. Gov. William Bull to Hardy Jenkins, adjoining on every side by vacant land. Witnesses: William Pearson, John Pearson, before Philip Pearson, J.P. Recorded 12 February 1773 by William Rugeley, Henry Rugeley, Registrar.[8]

William Leadenham had a Colonial Plat recorded 8 December 1772: Pursuant to a precept from John Breman, Esqr., D.S. Gen. dated 1 December 1772 I have admeasured & laid out unto William Leadenham a plantation or tract of land containing 100 acres situate in the fork of the Congaree & Wateree rivers in Craven County on the waters of Jumping run, bounding on all sides on land not laid out certified 8 December 1772, Philip Pearson, D.S.[9]



[6] South Carolina Royal Grants, Volume 11, p. 675. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina, microfilm ST63.

[7] South Carolina Royal Grants, Volume 14, p. 248. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.

[8] Clara A. Langley, South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1719-1772, Volume IV, p. 288. Book C-4, p. 30-34.

[9] South Carolina Colonial Plats, Volume 16, p. 301. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina, microfilm ST49.

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