Merchants John Thompson and James Hunter
buy lots 11 and 12 from Ann Charnock in 1762. They might have been
renting the same property and operating a store there even earlier.
Ann Charnock to John Thompson and James Hunter, lease and
release, April 5-6, 1762. Original in Deed Book D-3, p. 262. Courtesy
of Charleston County Register of Mesne Conveyance. Printed in Clara
A. Langley, abs.,South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1719-1772, 4 vols. (Easley, S.C.: Southern
Historical Press, 1983), Vol. 3, p. 273.
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