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Thomas Lynch

Thomas Lynch, American Continental congressman. member 1st, 2d South Carolina. provincial congresses, 1774-1776; member South Carolina., Constitutional Committee, 1776; member 1st South Carolina. General Assembly, 1776; member 2d Continental Congress, 1776-1777, signer Declaration of Independence.

Background

  • Lynch, Thomas was born on August 5, 1749 in Prince George‚Äôs Parish, Winyaw, South Carolina, United States. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Allstoh) Lynch.

  • Education

    • Graduate Eton College, and Cambridge (England) University.

    Career

    • Admitted to Middle Temple. Practiced law, 1764-1772. Member 1st, 2d South Carolina. provincial congresses, 1774-1776.

      Member South Carolina., Constitutional Committee, 1776. Served as captain 1st South Carolina. Regiment, then part of Continental Army, 1775-1776.

      Member 1st South Carolina. General Assembly, 1776. Member 2d Continental Congress, 1776-1777, signer Declaration of Independence.

      Went on voyage to West Indies and France because of illness, ship never heard from again.

    Membership

    Member 1st, 2d South Carolina. provincial congresses, 1774-1776. Member South Carolina., Constitutional Committee, 1776. Member 1st South Carolina.

    General Assembly, 1776. Member 2d Continental Congress, 1776-1777, signer Declaration of Independence.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Shubrick, May 14, 1772.
    • father: Thomas Lynch
    • mother: Elizabeth (Allstoh) Lynch
    • spouse: Elizabeth Shubrick
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    Born August 5, 1749
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