The Weston Family Ledger (1764-1769) contains accounts of credit and estates with numerous individuals and businesses. The ledger was also used by an unidentified author as a plantation journal and contains entries and accounts (1830-1847, 1851, 1855) pertaining to Weston family plantations. Many of the 19th century notes list food, clothing and fabric rations distributed to slaves on the plantations.
Plowden Weston's Plantation Journal is part of the Weston family papers collection. Plowden Weston came to the colony of South Carolina from Warwickshire, England in 1757, and he bought Laurel Hill Plantation and adjoining lands in 1775. This journal contains lists of items shipped to Waccamaw Plantations (Wandow, Laurel Hill, Holly Hill, Waccamaw) and accounts of crops (rice, cotton) transported and sold in various Lowcountry area wharves, 1802-1820. Items shipped to plantations include tools, textiles, seeds, sundries, medicines, etc. Journal includes other ephemera such as correspondences, bank deposits, financial accounts, formulas, instructions. Items distributed to enslaved people often appear with lists of their names. The journal names 199 slaves. The names of 111 enslaved men and boys appear: A Joe, Abraham, Aleck, Allen, Atticus, August, B Dick/Boy Dick, B Jack/Boat Jack, B Joe, B Johno, B Peter, B Sam/Boat Sam, B Tom/Boat Tom, Beaver, Ben, Billey/Billy, Bob, Bristol, Bungy, C Jack/Carpenter Jack, C Jemmy/Carpenter Jemmy, C Johno, C Tom/Cooper Tom, Cassum/Casam/Casum, Cato, Cesar, Charley, Colin/Collin/Colly/Colley, Cow Jack, Cuffee, Cyrus, D Aleck, D Bob, D Isaac/Driver Isaac, D Jacob/Driver Jacob, Dumbo, Edmund/Edmond, Edwin, Fullah/Fuller/Fullar, Gunner, Guy, Hager, Harry, Hector, Hepney, Hercules, Jacob, James, Jemmy, Jim, John/Jon, Johno, K Isaac, L Jack, L Joe/Little Joe, L Monday, L Peter, Little James, London, M Joe, Minjo, Mon, Monday, Morris, N Aleck/New Aleck, N Dick, N Jacob, N Jemmy/ N Jem, N Peter, N Tom, O Jack, O Jacob/Old Jacob, O Peter/Old Peter, Old Dick, Old Jozey, P Joe, P Peter, Paddy, Paris, Pat/Patt, Paul, Primus, Prince, Pumey, Quash, R Mungo/R Mingo, R Sam, S Joe, S Peter, Sabro, Sam/Sammy, Sampson, Somerset, Stephen, Swift, T Harry, T Isaac, T Joe, T Jem/T Jemmy, T Peter, Tom, Toney, Yambo, Washington, Will/William. The names of 88 enslaved women and girls appear in the journal: A Phillis, Abby/Abbe, Affy/Affee/Affey, Amy, Angelina, B Daphney/Big Daphney, B Phillis/Big Phillis, B Rose, Beck, Bella/Bellah, Bess, Betty, Charlot/Charlotte, Chloe, Clarissa, Cudjia, D Mary, Delia, Dellary, Diana, Dido, Doll/Dolly, Esther, Etty, Fanny, Flora, Fortune, G Sally, Hannah, Harriot/Hariot, Isabella, J Bess, J Mary, Jenny, Joan, Johnsy, Josey, Judy, Juggy, June, K Mary, Kate, L Bess, L Betty, L Chloe, L Daphney, L Molly/Little Molly, L Phillis, L Rose, L Sally, Lizey/Lizzy/Lizze/Lizzie, Lydia/Lidia, Maria, Martha, Mary, Miley, Molly/Old Molly, N Chloe, N Rose, N Sally, Nancy/Nancey, Nanny, O Bella, O Bess/Old Bess, O Kate, O Rose, P Betty, Patty, Peggy, Pember, Phebe, Quasheba, Rachael, Rhina/Rhyna/Rinah, Rowzer, S Chloe, Sally, Sandy, Sarah, Sibbe/Sibbel, Sophia, Sylvia/Silvia, Tabby, Tyza/Tyzah, Venus, Violet, Waneta, Willaby/Willoby. Twelve wharves are named as sites of commerce in the journal: Blake's Wharf, Chisolm's Wharf, Cochran's Wharf, Craft's (South) Wharf, Doyley's Wharf/O'Doyley's Wharf, Fitzsimmon's Wharf, Gaillard's Wharf, Geyer's Wharf, Magwood's Wharf, Prioleau's Wharf, Roper's Wharf, and Vanderhorst's Wharf.