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Royal Judge John Drayton

 
 
Royal Judge John Drayton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 15, 2008
1. Royal Judge John Drayton Marker
Inscription. Born at Magnolia Plantation in 1713, but failing to inherit Magnolia, he purchased an adjoining tract and built Drayton Hall in 1740, but later acquiring Magnolia from his nephew. In a will hastily drawn the night he died while fleeing the British, he willed Magnolia to his son Thomas, and the smaller Drayton Hall tract to his son Charles. For reasons not know understood, though reputed the colony's richest man, he left nothing to his oldest and most illustrious son, William Henry Drayton, revolutionary patriot, statesman, and soldier, who died while serving in the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
 
Erected by The National Register of Historic Places, South Carolina.
 
Location. 32° 52.289′ N, 80° 5.449′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on 3550 Ashley River Rd, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Magnolia Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rev. John G. Drayton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Drayton Hall / Drayton Family (approx.
Royal Judge John Drayton Marker, looking north along Ashley River Rd image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 15, 2008
2. Royal Judge John Drayton Marker, looking north along Ashley River Rd
0.7 miles away); Archdale Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); St. Andrew’s Parish Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Middleton Place / Arthur Middleton (approx. 3.5 miles away); Windsor Hill Plantation (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Windsor Hill Plantation (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding Royal Judge John Drayton. Completed in 1742 by Royal Judge John Drayton, Drayton Hall National Historic Landmark stands majestically along the Ashley River. See nearby markers
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
Royal Judge John Drayton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Royal Judge John Drayton Marker
At Magnolia Plantation as mentioned on marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 743 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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