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Grave of Major Majoribanks / Northampton

 
 
Grave of Major Majoribanks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Grave of Major Majoribanks Marker
Inscription. ( Front Text)
Grave of Major Majoribanks
The British army encamped at Wantoot Plantation, home of Daniel Ravenel, after the Battle of Eutaw Springs. Now under Lake Moultrie, it was about 25 miles southeast in St. John's Parish, 5 miles west of Bonneau. Major John Majoribanks died and was buried there on October 22, 1781. His grave and marker were moved here in 1941 by the South Carolina Public Service Authority.
( Reverse Text)
Northampton
Northampton Plantation, residence of General William Moultrie, is now under the waters of Lake Moultrie. It was in St. John's Parish near Black Oak Church about 5 miles west of the present town of Bonneau. Before inundation the "Northampton Plantation" marker was moved to its present location by the South Carolina Public Service Authority.
 
Erected 1965 by S.C. State Commission of Forestry. (Marker Number 38-7.)
 
Location. 33° 24.455′ N, 80° 17.917′ W. Marker is in Eutawville, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker is on Old Number Six Highway (State Highway 6 / 45) near Fredcon Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the Eutaw Springs Battlegrounds Park. Marker is in this post office area: Eutawville SC 29048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Northampton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
2. Northampton Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Eutaw Springs (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Eutaw (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Eutaw Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Eutaw Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Eutaw Springs Battlefield Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Santee Limestone / Limestone and Marl Formations (within shouting distance of this marker); Eutawville (approx. 2.5 miles away); Berkeley County (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eutawville.
 
Regarding Grave of Major Majoribanks / Northampton. Major John Marjoribanks ,
19th Regiment,
d. 1781
Eutaw Springs, SC
John A. Morrow informs us that this veteran Scots officer is buried under an old marble memorial stone and is well-marked.
John Marjoribanks was mortally wounded in the battle on 8 September 1781, and died at Wantoot Plantation, where he was buried on 23 October. However, just as the battlefield of Eutaw Springs is now under Lake Marion, so is Wantoot under Lake Moultrie. According to Daniel Barefoot's Touring South Carolina's Revolutionary War Sites, the Major's grave was moved to its present location in 1941. But this probably refers to
Northampton Marker as seen looking south towards Old Number Six Hwy ( SC-6, SC-45) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
3. Northampton Marker as seen looking south towards Old Number Six Hwy ( SC-6, SC-45)
the slab, rather than to the actual remains.
The memorial is a recumbent slab resting on a brick vault, with a signboard nearby.(from The Silver Whistle presents its Roll of Honour: war graves of and memorials to British servicemen killed in the American War of Independence)
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington's general: Nathanael Greene and the triumph of the American Revolution. By Terry Golway pages 282-283, about Major Marjoribanks (Submitted on September 1, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Wantoot Plantation. St. Juliens and Ravenel Families - By Mr. F. M. Kirk (Submitted on September 1, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Major Majoribanks
It seems this is the American spelling of the Major's name, where as the Scottish spell it Marjoribanks ... pronounced Marshbanks
    — Submitted September 1, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Grave of Major Majoribanks Marker with gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
4. Grave of Major Majoribanks Marker with gravesite
Grave of Major Majoribanks image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
5. Grave of Major Majoribanks
"This stone placed on the Grave of John Marjoribanks..." legible, as most of wording is weather worn.
Grave of Major Majoribanks image. Click for full size.
6. Grave of Major Majoribanks
Slab reads : John Marjoribanks Esq. late Major to the 19th Regt, Inf.
and commanding a Flank Bat:
of His Majesty's Army- Obiit
22d. of Oct,r. 1781-
This slab is placed over the grave of
Major John Majoribanks,
In substitution of the original head board
from which the above inscription was copied.
June 1842
from Cemetery Records of Lake Marion and Moultrie; Thanks John
Note by JRC: This is the grave stone inscription. This stone was placed over the grave by Ravenel family when the original wooden head board decayed. It was was moved from Wantoot Plantation in Berkeley County when the area was cleared for Lake Moultrie.
D.A. R. Battle of Eutaw Monument with the Grave of Major Majoribanks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
7. D.A. R. Battle of Eutaw Monument with the Grave of Major Majoribanks Marker
Grave of Major Majoribanks / Northampton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 15, 2009
8. Grave of Major Majoribanks / Northampton Marker
A Battle of Eutaw Springs Marker seen at far left, Battle of Eutaw Monument at center and Major Marjoribanks gravesite at right
Grave of Major Majoribanks / Northampton Marker image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, circa 1970
9. Grave of Major Majoribanks / Northampton Marker
 
 
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