Bland Plantation

Fast Facts:

General Information - Location – Lots 17, 18, and 21, Bayley’s Barony

Owners -   

  • Lancelot Bland and Richard Bland were leasing as of 1783.
  • William Pope, Sr. purchased 600 acres from Richard Bland.
  • Richard R. Pope inherited this from his father.
  • In 1777 Lancelot Bland left 2/3 of his estate to Elizabeth Read, daughter of his brother George Bland and the remainder to his brother Richards’s two children, Richard and Elizabeth Bland.

Maps -
    Mosse, "Hilton Head Island 1783, Lots17, 18, and 21"
    Hack, "Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, before 1861"

Bibliography -
    Peeples, An Index to Hilton Head Island Names


Additional Information:

Lancelot Bland and Richard Bland leased portions of Lots 17, 18 and 21 of Bailey’s Barony as shown on Dr. Mosse’s 1783 Survey. When Richard married Elizabeth Fenden in March 1769 he placed 1600 pounds currency and six slaves in trust for Elizabeth with John Cheney and Benjamin Parmenter as Trustees.  Richard sold 600-acre Grass Lawn Plantation to William Pope, Sr. who willed it to his son, Richard R. Pope.  Richard Bland’s will was proved on 10 May 1776.  Lancelot Bland’s will of 15 December 1777 left 2/3 of his estate to Elizabeth Read, daughter of his brother George Bland, and the remainder to his brother Richard’s two children, Richard and Elizabeth Bland.

Peeples, Robert E.H., An Index to Hilton Head Island Names (Before the Contemporary Development), p. 4.



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