Orig. pub. 1988. Print on Demand Edition 2016. (xxii), 250 pp., 15 maps, intro., index. Item #152
The term "baronies" refers to large tracts of land in Lowcountry South Carolina that were single, undivided grants during the Proprietary era. Smith's articles describe the Lords Proprietors granting of these tracts, their later divisions into plantations, the descent of ownership of these lands, in many cases to the time of the Civil War, and genealogies of the families. The baronies included are Ashley, Fairlawn, Cypress, Wadboo, Seewee, Winyah, Boone's, the Oketee or Devils Elbow, Hobcaw, Malling, Raphoe, Tomotley, Ashepoo, Landgrave Ketelby's, and Quenby and the Eastern Branch of the Cooper River.