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Thomas Lynch

Continental congressman

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’s 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