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REGISTER  0F  ST. PHILIP'S PARISH.
CHARLES TOWN, or CHARLES ON, S. C.,
1754‑1810.


EDITED BY
D. E. HUGER SMITH and
A. S. SALLEY, JR.

THE SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY,
COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA CHARLES ON, S. C.
1927


THIS VOLUME
IS PUBLISHED BY
THE SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY
OF THE
COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF ITS
COMMITTEE ON THE PRESERVATION
OF EXISTING RECORDS, ASSISTED BY THE
NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE
PRESERVATION OF RECORDS
OF THE
COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA


Copyright 2006

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ISBN 1-933268-64-6





PREFACE.

In 1904, Mr. Salley published the first volume of the register of St. Philip's Parish, which covered the period from 1720 to 1758, a part of the records of the first manuscript volume overlapping the first four years of the second manuscript volume.

The copy from which this volume has been printed was not made by Mr. Salley, as was the ease with the first volume, but was made by an experienced typist for the South Carolina Society, Colonial Dames of America, about 1900. Mr. Salley has never compared the copy with the original to note differences, but Miss Marie H. Heyward, with the assistance of Mr. Smith, has and they have harmonized the differences. The copyist did not observe superior letters in copying, which accounts for the lack of characteristic superiors in abbreviations.

On October 1, 1764, the following notice appeared in the supplement to The South‑Carolina Gazette


THE REGISTER of St. Philip's parish Charles‑Town., Berkley County humbly entreats all persons concerned, to send in an account of whatever births may happen in their respective families, with the Christian and Sir‑name of each, and date of the month and year, within two months after such births, agreeable to an Act of the General Assembly of this province, in that case made and provided:

And, as there have been no births registered for almost five years, (the ill consequences of neglect may some cases prove prejudicial); 'tis therefore hoped all such births, with those in future, will be given in which shall be duly and regularly registered, by


ELISHA POINSETT, Register. On the 20th.




September 1754

Alexander Alex. Petrie Son of Alexander & Elizabeth Petrie was born

On the 16th September 1756. George son
George Petrie of Alexander & Elizabeth Petrie was born

On the 9th. day of December 1756 John
John Grindlay son of James & Christian Grindlay was born

On the first Day of November 1755 James
James Obrien Parsons. Obrien son of James Parsons & Susanna his wife was born

On he 9th day of August 1756. William
William John Hale John, son of Capt John Hale Esqr. Commander of His Majesty's Ship Winchelsea, & Gertrude his wife was Born
On the 12th. Day of August 1756 Ann
Ann Roupell Daughter of George & Elizabeth Roupell was Born
On the 16th. Day of November 1757 Eliza-
Eliza. Grimke beth Daughter of John Paul and Mary Grimke was Born
On the 10th. Day of January 1757 Benja-
Benja. Smith min Son of Thomas and Sarah Smith Junr. was Born

On the 23 Day of November 1757 Jane
Jane Frier Daughter of John & Susannah Frier was born

On the 28th. Day of December 1756 6 Elizabeth
Eliza. Garden . Daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Garden was Born

On the 4th. December 1757 Alexander Son
Alexr. Garden of Alexander & Elizabeth Garden was Born

On the 23d Day of July 1757 Harriott
Harriott Oliphant Daughter of David & Hannah Oliphant was Born

On the 13th. Day of August 1757 Thomas
Thomas Gadsden Son of Christopher and Mary Gadsden was Born

On the 15th. December 1757
Richard Brooke Roberts Brooke Son of Owen and Ann Roberts was Born 1

On the 14th. Day of September 1768, Ann Michie
Michie Ann Daughter of Alexander and Heneritta Michie was Born
Births 2.

On the 9th. Day of January 1757 Mary
Mary Linthwaite Daughter of Thomas and Ann Linthwaite was born

On the 2nd. Day of May 1757 Mary the
Mary Hindes Daughter of Patrick and Sarah Hindes was Born
On the 7th. Day of October 1757 Sarah
Sarah Poinsett the Daughter of John & Sarah Poinsett was born

On the 6th. Day of October 1757 Mary
Mary James the Daughter of John and Elizabeth James was Born

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1 He was a captain in the 1st Regiment, Smith Carolina Line, Continental Establishment, and was taken prisoner at the fall of Charles Town, May 12, 1780. He were married, October, 1775. Martha Fenwicke, daughter of Hon. Edward Fenwicke. He was lieutenant governor for a term between 1782 and 1790, and during the absence of the governor on one occasion acted as governor.

2 He was a captain in the 4th (Artillery) Regiment, South Carolina Line, Continental Establishment, and was taken prisoner at the fall of Charles Town, May 12, 1780. He were married January, 1785, Everarda Catharina Sophia Houckgeest van Braam. He died at Burlington, N. J., in January, 1797. On the 26th. Day of October 1757 Charles
Charles Pinckney son of Charles Pinckney and Frances his Wife was born 1
On the 19th. Day of September 1757 Isabella
Isabella Liston the Daughter of' Robert and Mary Liston was born

On the 2nd. Day of April 1758 John Son
John Cannon of Daniel Cannon and Mary his Wife was born .

John Wilson On the 28th. Day of May 1758 John Son of John &
Mary Willson was born .

On Charles the 17th. Day of March 1758 Gabriel Manigault Gabriel Manigault. Son of Peter Manigault and Elizabeth his wife was born. 2

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1 His father, known later as Colonel Charles Pinckney, was a son of William Pinckney and Ruth Brewton, his wife, and a nephew of Charles Pinckney, sometime chief‑justice of the province. His mother was Frances Brewton, daughter of Col. Robert Brewton, and her husband's first cousin. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1779, when but a little over twenty‑one. He was at that time a captain in the Charles Town Regiment of militia and participated in the siege of Savannah, October 9, 1779. He was several times a delegate to the Continental and was one of South Carolina's delegates to the convention which framed the Constitution of the United States in 1787, and submitted thereto a plan which was largely used by the committee that prepared the Constitution. He was a delegate to the South Carolina convention which ratified the Constitution in 1788. In 1789, he was elected governor and was reelected in January, 1791, for the short term ending in December, 1792, in accordance with the change made by the state constitution of 1790. He was president of the convention of 1790 which adopted 11 new constitution for the state. He was again elected governor in December, 1796, and in December, 1798, was elected United States Senator to succeed John Pinckney Hunter, resigned, and also for the full term beginning March 4, 1799. In 1801, he was appointed by President Jefferson Minister to Spain; retired in 1805 and was returned to the state House of Representatives to fill a vacancy for Christ church Parish, October 22, 1805; was, elected governor for the fourth time, in December, 1806; ; was returned to the state House of Representatives in 1810 and 1812, and was sent to Congress in 1818, retiring March 4, 1821. He died October 24, 1824. (See The Smith Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, , Vol. II, ages 128‑148.)

2 For an account of the Manigault family see Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, No. 4, page 64. On the 13th. Day of December 1757 William
William Neufville Neufville Son of John and Elizabeth Neufville was born .
On the 17th. Day of September 1758 William
William Boone Son of William and Martha Boone was born

On the 20th. Day of October 1758 Samuel
Samuel Roupell Son of George and Elizabeth Roupell was born.

On the 27th. Day of May 1758 John Son
John Berisford of Richard and Sarah Berisford was Born .

On the 21st. Day of December 1758
Stobo . Daughter of Richard Park Stobo and Mary his wife was born

On the 20th. Day of December 1758
Sophia Chrischoma
Sophia Fesch Daughter of Andrew Fesch & Sophia his Wife was born

On the 26th. Day of October 1758 Martha
Martha Logan . Daughter of William Logan and Margaret his Wife was born
On the 16th. Day of September 1758 Edie
Edie Taylor Daughter of David & Edie Taylor was born

On the 12th. Day of December 1758 Joshua
Joshua Lockwood Son of Joshua and Mary Lockwood was born


Births 3.

On the 17th. Day March 1 759 Ebenezer Ebenezer Simmons Son of Ebenezer Simmons Junr. and Jane his wife was born
On the 24th. Day of February 1759
John Ward Linthwate Son of Thomas and Ann Linthwaite was born On the 8th Day of January 1759 Margaret
Margaret Philp Daughter of Robert and Mary Philp was born 1

On the 2nd Day of May 1760. Thomas the
Thos. Pinckney Son of Charles Pinckney & Frances Wife was born.

On the 7th. Day of September 1741 Elizabeth
Eliz. Chalmers daughter of Lionel & Martha Chalmers was born

On the 12th. day of May 1755 Martha daughter
Martha Chalmers of Lionel _____ & Martha Chalmers was born

On the 1st. day of June 1756 Sarah
Sarah Chalmers daughter of Lionel & Martha Chalmers was born

On the 4th. day of September 1760 Ann
Ann Bensley Chalmers Bensley daughter of Lionel & Martha Chalmers was born

On the 2nd. day of February 1762 Isaac
Isaac Chalmers Son of Lionel and Martha Chalmers was born

On the 19th. day of February 1763 George
George Chalmers Son of Lionel & Martha Chalmers was born

John Howell On the 15th. day of September 1763 John,
Son of John & Martha Howell was born

On the 20th. day of October 1763 Elizabeth
Elizabeth Huger . Daughter of Isaac & Elizabeth Huger was born


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1 She was were married in December, 1780, to Lieutenant Archibald ("Mad Archie") Campbell of the 71st (British) Regiment. He was killed at the battle of Videau's Bridge, in St. Thomas and St.
Denis's Parish, and his wife died a few days after, leaving an infant, who was brought up by her great-grandmother, Mrs. Robert Williams. This infant, Margaret Philip Campbell, were married in 1799, Robert Deas. The marriage of "Mad Archie" and Margaret Philp was an elopement and not an abduction, as stated by an account given in Johnson's Traditions of the Revolution and in Katherine Walton, by W. Gilmore Simms. The story has been variously distorted by the many writers who have made use of it. (See page 153 for marriage of her parents.)

Written by Bryan Christian — May 26, 2014