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Rebecca Legare, eldest daughter of Mr. Daniel Legare, Jun. of this
city.— (Ibid.)

On the 27th of June last departed this life, in the harbour of
Newport, where he went for the recovery of his health, John Stock,
Esq; of St. Bartholomew's Parish, a young Gentleman whose amiable
disposition rendered him esteemed by all who knew him, and by
whom his loss is sincerely regretted. — (Wednesday, August 4, 1784.)

Yesterday morning died, after a long illness, in an advanced age,
Mr. John Wish, of this City— (Ibid.)

A few days ago died at Monck's Comer, in St. John's Parish, Dr.
Robert Stephens — (Ibid.)

Thursday morning died, Mr. William Kirkcaldy, a young
gentleman lately arrived from Europe. (Wednesday, August 7,
1784.)

Thursday morning last Mr. James Gordon was married to Miss
Martha Wells, daughter of the deceased Mr. WilHam Wells, of St.
Thomas's Parish. (Ibid.)

Married.] In this City, Mr. Daniel Russell Carpenter, to Miss
Sarah— ^Susannah Cross. — In St. John's Parish, Mr. John Burkhard,
late of Philadelphia, to Miss Catherine Will, daughter of Mr.
Philip Will- (Wednesday, August 11, 1784.)

Died.] On Monday last, after a short illness, Mr. George
Thomson, of this City, and yesterday evening his remains were
decently interred in the Scotch Presbyterian Church-yard, attended
by a number of respectable inhabitants — (Ibid.)

Last Thursday evening James Nelson, Esq; one of the Wardens
of this city, was married to the amiable Miss Betsey Villepontoux,
daughter of Benjamin Villepontoux, Esq. — (Saturday August 14,
1784.)

105



106 so. CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE

Thursday last died, after a short illness Mr. Fergus Snaady, of
North Carolina. (Ibid.)

Yesterday morning died, after a long illness, Mr. Francis Cottier,
Silversmith — a very worthy inhabitant of this city. — (Wednesday,
August 18, 1784.)

On the 22d of last month died at New- York, Capt. James Mc-
Pherson, late of the Pennsylvania line, of an amiable character,
and greatly esteemed by all who knew him. — (Ibid.)

On Sunday morning died, between eighteen and nineteen years
of age, Mrs. Mary Pringle, the wife of Robert Pringle, Esq;
. . . . [Long Eulogy.] — Ibid.

Married.] Mr. John Log^n, to Miss Rachel Perry, daughter
of the deceased Josiah Perry, Esq.^ — (Saturday, August 21, 1784.)

Died.] A few days ago, the Rev. Mr. John Lewis, Rector of St.
Paul's Parish, Stono. — At the commencement of the late contest
with Britain, he took part in favour of America, and after the sur-
render of this capital to the British, he was taken up and sent to
St. Augustine, and from thence to Philadelphia, during which time
he was always unalterable in his conduct. — He was a good preacher,
charitable to the poor, a good companion, sincere friend, kind indul-
gent master, and real good man in every station of life — His death
is greatly lamented by all, who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
— Yesterday at John's Island, in the 76th year of her age, Mrs.
Elizabeth Stanyarne, a native of this State, and relict of the late
Joseph Stanyarne, Esq. — This morning, after a long confinement,
in an advanced age, Mr. Felix Lon. — The same day, Mr. Arthur
Downes, Watchmaker — both of this City. — (Sat. Aug. 21, 1784.)

Sunday morning died Capt. Richard Mason, of this city. — His
remains were on Monday evening interred in St. Philip's Church
yard, attended by the Cincinnati Society of which he was a mem-
ber, and several other inhabitants. — (Wednesday, August 25, 1784)

Died.] On the 19th inst, at Indian Land, in the 24th year of his
age, Mr. John M'Neill, much regretted by all who knew him. — Last
week, in this City, James Watson, Esq ; and Mr. James Creighton,
both from Jamaica. — On Thursday last, after a lingering illness.
Miss Hannah Sneeling, eldest daughter of the deceased Mr. John
Sneeling of this city. — (Saturday, August 28, 1784)

* An error, corrected August 28.



MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES SO. CA. WEEKLY GAZETTE 107

The marriage of Mr. Logan to Miss Perry as mentioned in
Saturday's Gazette, is premature. — (Ibid.)

Died.] On Sunday evening last, Mrs. Sarah Coachman, widow
of the deceased Benjamin Coachman Esq. — Yesterday afternoon,
Master Savage, eldest son of Dr. Richard Savage of this City. —
(Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1784.)

Thursday last died Mrs. Martha Hayes daughter of the deceased
Mr. Edward Oats, of this City. — (Saturday, Sept. 4, 1784.)

On Thursday last v/as married in Prince George's Parish,
Thomas Dunbar, Esq; of this City, Captain in the second South-
CaroHna regiment, to Miss Mary Withers, second daughter of the
deceased Francis Withers esq; of Georgetown. — (Wednesday,
Sept. 8, 1784.)

Sunday evening Mr. Benjamin Duke, Carpenter, was married
to Mrs. Rachel Higgins, of this City. — (Wednesday, Sept. 8,
1784.)

Last week died in Christ Church Parish, Mr. Andrew Hibben;
and in this city last Saturday, Mr. John North, Taylor. — (Ibid.)

Died.] Within a day of each other, of the sore throat, two prom-
ising sons of Dr. Richard Savage, of this City. — This forenoon,
Mrs. Ruth Mitchell, wife of Mr. William Mitchell, whose son died
last Thursday. — (Saturday, Sept. 11, 1784.)

Sunday morning died, in the 67th year of her age, Mrs. Mary
Lee, of this City, rehct of the deceased Mr. William Lee. — (Wed-
nesday, Sept. 15, 1784)

Monday last died Capt. John Young, of the Snow Two Sisters.
(Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1784.c

Tuesday last died Miss Mary Coyles, and on the Thursday fol-
lowing. Captain George Coyles, her father, after only one day's
illness. — (Saturday, Sept. 18, 1784.)

Sunday evening died Mr. Joseph Turpin, eldest son of the de-
ceased Capt. Joseph Turpin, late of this City. — (Wednesday,
Sept. 22, 1784.)

This morning died aged about 9 years, of the sore throat, which
at present prevails much in this City, a son of Andreas E. Van
Braam Houckgeest, Esq. — (Ibid.)

This morning also died Capt. Amos Judson, of Mudas Landing,
on Connecticut-river. — (Ibid.)

Married.] Mr. Alexander M'Nilage, of Christ Church Parish,



108 so. CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE

to Miss Margaret Field, eldest daughter of Mr. John Field, of this
City. — (Saturday, September 25, 1784.)

Died.] Mrs. Sophia Nisba M'Cord, at M'Cord's Ferry, on the
Congaree. — In this City, of the sore-throat, a son of Capt. Wil-
liam Phillips, aged about 8 years — Mr. James Stinson, Printer. —
(Ibid.)

Last Friday night died, after a tedious illness, much regretted
by all who knew him, Mr. Andrew Miller, of this City, Merchant —
a worthy, honest man. — (Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1784.)

On Sunday the 26th instant died, after a long and tedious illness
. . . the Reverend Mr. Charles Frederick Moreau, formerly
Rector of the Parish of St. Michael; and at the time of his death,
Assistant to the Rector of St. Philip's Church. ... —
(Ibid.)

Early on Monday morning last died, after only two days illness,
to the great grief of her disconsolate parents, Miss Rebecca Wey-
man, youngest daughter of Edward Weyman, Esq; of this City.
—(Ibid.)

Died.] In this City, Mrs. Timrod, wife of Mr. Henry Timrod,
Taylor. — Of a consumption, Mr. Daniel Trezevant. — In George-
town, Mrs. Mary Vivian, widow of the deceased Mr. John Vivian
of that place. — (Saturday, Oct. 2, 1784.)

Married.] Last Sunday evening, in this City John Farr, Esq; of
St. Paul's Parish, to Miss Margaret Hartley, daughter of the
deceased Thomas Hartley Esq; — (Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1784.)

Died] Saturday last, Master John Hahnbaum, son of Dr.
George Hahnbaum, of this City. — Mr. Boyles, Taylor. — Monday
night suddenly, Mr. John White, Blacksmith. (Ibid.)

Last Thursday evening was married in this City, Mr. Peter
Sinkler, of St. Stephen's Parish, to Miss Polly Walter, daughter
of Mr. Richard Walter, Merchant, deceased. — (Saturday, October
9, 1784.)

Last evening, John Facherand Grimke, Esq; of this City, was
married to the amiable Miss Mary Smith, daughter of Thomas
Smith, Esq; of Broad Street. — (Wednesday Oct. 13, 1784.)

Sunday last died, in the bloom of life, Mrs. Margaret Loveday,
wife of Mr. John Loveday of this City. — She was highly valued by
a numerous acquaintance through life, and now sincerely lamented.
—Her remains were decently interred on Monday evening in St.



MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES SO. CA. WEEKLY GAZETTE 109

Philip's Church-yard, attended by a great number of inhabitants.
—(Ibid.)

The same day died a son, and this morning, a daughter, of
Andreas Ernest Van Braam Houckgeest, Esq; of this City. —
(Ibid.)

Thursday evening Mr. Peter Boilliot was married to Miss
Elizabeth-Jane Dupont, daughter of the deceased Mr. John
Dupont,— (Sat. Oct. 16, 1784.)

Last Tuesday evening, died of the sore-throat. Master Palmer,
son of Mr. Job Pahner, of this City. — (Ibid.)

This morning died, after a lingering indisposition, Mr. John
Sansum, of this City. (Ibid.)

About three weeks past died at Wilmington, in North-Carolina,
Mr. John Banks, late of this City, Merchant. — (Ibid.)

Monday last died at Edisto, Dr. John Powell, of that place. —
(Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1784.)

Last night died, of only two days illness. Master Robert Phillipps,
eldest son of Capt. William Phillips, of this city. — (Ibid.)

Thursday evening died another daughter of Andreas Ernest
Van Braam Houckgeest, Esq; of this City. — This is the fourth
Child that unfortunate Gentleman has buried within a month
past.2— (Sat. Oct. 23, 1784.)

*Andr6 Everard van-Bramm Houckgeest, bom in 1739, in the Province of
Utrecht, Holland ; served in the Dutch navy with two of his brothers, who both
became Admirals; he left the navy in 1758, going to China, as Supercargo of the
Dutch East-India Company. He lived at Macao and Canton till 1773, return-
ing to Europe for two short voyages. He returned to Holland and settled in
Guelderland, remaining there till 1783; in sympathy with the American struggle
for liberty, he came to this Country in 1783, arriving in Charleston, S. C,
Monday September 15th, 1783, with his wife and eight children; he had previ-
ously been appointed Consul to this State. He had married Catharina Cornelia
Gurtrued van Reede van d'Oudtshoom, daughter of Baron van Reede van
d'Oudtshoorn, she was born at the Cape of Good Hope, died in 1800. Van
Braam Hougheest became a merchant and rice planter, had a place of business
on East Bay near Elliott St.; there are several deeds of property transfer to
and from him; he seems to have owned for a time the Stuart house at the
comer of Tradd and Orange, for he mortgages the same to Alexander Gillon in
Dec. 1783. (M. C. O., N5, p. 53) He said is to have owned a plantation on
Cooper River and to have introduced some new methods of riciz*. Murril Sureties

Jan 22. 1745/6.

Son of Henry Varnon born St'' Dec^ 1745

Daug"-. of David & Cath^ Blair born Feb^^^. 2^, 1745

of David Johnson born 1745 & baptized

son of Jon"". & Sarah Emit born 1745.

Illegetimate Daugh"". of Ann Saverance & was bom



1744/5.

Daugh^ of John & Eliz^ Gibbins born & Christn'd.



Jonah the son of Jonah Edin & Sarah his wife was baptized the 23^

of March 1745/6. the Sureties were John Smith, Paddon Bond

& Sarah White.
Susannah the Daughter of Rich'*. I'on & Elizab''. his wife was Bom

a Tursday July'3<* 1746 & Baptized 3P* August 1746.
A child of Richard Beaks Baptized Nov"". 9^*^ 1746.
Frances Daughter of James & Ann M:Gaw Born 9''^ December 1746
Levi the son of Levi & Susanna Durand Born y*' 25*'^ December

1746 & Baptized y« 2** Feb^^ following.
Peter the Son of M^ Deuva Baptiz'' January II''*' 1746.
John Son of James & Jemyma McKrelless was Born Nov"". 4*** 1742.
James Son of James & Jemyma McKrelless was born Dec"". 27**^ 1743



118 so. CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE

George Son of James & Jemyma McKrelles was Born April 5*^ 1745.
Mary Daughter of James & Jemyma McKrelles was Born Oct. 23*

1746.
Jonathan Son of Robert Dorrall & Eliz^. his wife Born 13*^^ May

1735 [sic]
Robert, son Robert Gibbes & Eliz^. his wife Baptized 26 Apr'. 1747.
Frances, Daughter of Paul Villepontoux & Mary his wife Baptized

y* 26 April 1747.
Rebeck"". Daughter of Jn°. Evans & Sarah his wife Baptized May

13'^: 1747.

Daughter of Tho^ & Mary Webb Born 13 May 1747.

Richard & Thomas, Son [sic] of Jos: & Maryan Hatcher, Bap-
tized June 20'''* 1747. The Sureties were Rich<^ Grace, Henry

Varnor & Eliz*. Varnor.
Clement Varnor Son of Henry & Eliz*: Varnor baptized June 20*^

1747.
Henry Varnor son of Henry & Eliz^ Varnor Baptized June 20*''

1747.
Ann, Daughter of Henry & Ann Grey born Sep'. 1747 & Baptized

Nov^ 29'^ 1747.
WilUam Son of Peter & Rebecca Rayer Born 10*'^ Oct^ 1747

Child of John Gibbons & his wife Born 8^^ Oct^ 1747.

Son & Daughter Twins, of Thomas & Susannah Beazley Borny*:

20*'^: November 1747.
Andrews Son of Eliz^: Quelch Jr. Baptized 11*'' October 1747.
Jn°: Son of Susannah the servant of M"". Quelch baptized ll*''Oct.

1747
Sarah Wattson Daughter of Joseph & Ann Saverance Baptized y":

3P* October 1747
Mary Daughter of John & Sarah Rutledge Born y® 24*'^ Nov' 1747
Daughter of Lionel & Martha Chalmers born 23''



(To be continued)



HISTORICAL NOTES

The Retreat. Referring to the account of the Retreat planta-
tion in the article on Charleston and Charleston Neck in the
January 1918 Number of this Magazine, the following notice from
the 5. C. and American General Gazette for 9 December 1774 will
be of interest as showing that the brick house on the property when
it was transferred to the U. S. Government was probably not pre-
revolutionary although it may have been rebuilt on the old walls.
"On Saturday last the elegant Seat near Cooper River, called the
"Retreat, belonging to the estate of the late Thomas Loughton
"Smith was burnt down by accident. Happily no lives were lost,
"and all the Furniture was saved."

South-Carolina Almanack, 1759 — Mr. Henry S. Holmes has pre-
sented to this Society a copy of The South-Carolina Almanack for
the year 1759, by John Tobler, Esq. South-Carolina, Charles-
Town, Printed and Sold by Peter Timothy at his Printing-Office
in Trady Street. This is the earliest Almanac we have with a South
Carolina imprint (see "South Carolina Almanacs," this Magazine,
vol. XV, p. 73). It contains, besides the usual Almanac matter, a
Preface to the Reader, from the Publisher. Court Days, Fairs
(first Tuesday in May, and second Tuesday in October in Shem-
Town, Ashley River, Second Tuesday in April, and Third Tuesday
in October, at Dorchester-Town. Third Tuesday in May, and
First Tuesday in November, at Childsburg.) Account of the
Seneka Rattle-Snake Root, with directions for curing the Pleurisy.
Published in the Virginia Gazette by D'' John Tannant. Cure for
bites of a Rattle-snake, discovered by Sampson, a negro, for which
discovery the Province purchased his freedom, and gave him an
annuity. The negro Caesar's cure for poison. Mr. Howard's
receipt for Yaws, Lame — Distemper, Scurvy, Rheumatism &c. for
which the Gen. Assembly Allowed him £3000. Table of Simple
Interest at eight per cent. Table of Roads, taken from a general
Map of the Middle British Colonies in America, published by the
ingenious Mr. Lewis Evans, deceased. List of English Gover-
nors in North America. Roads North-eastward and South-
west-ward.

119



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VOLUME XIX, No. 3



JULY, 1918



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CONTENTS

Wragg of South Carolina 121

The Register of Christ Church Parish 124

Abstracts from Marriage Bonds of South Carolina 130

Marriage and Death Notices from the South Carolina

Weekly Gazette 136

Historical Notes 146



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The South Carolina
Historical and Genealogical

Magazine

VOL. XIX JULY, 1918 No. 3



WRAGG OF SOUTH CAROLINA
By Henry A. M. Smith

With this is pubHshed a chart of the family descents of the
Wragg family in South Carolina with some of its original immedi-
ate connections. The chart shows what may be said to be quite
a typical low country South Carolina family of means and position.
It will be noted how from the time of the settlement the inter-
marriages are practically restricted to persons of the same sec-
tion, and that the first arrivals intermarried at once with members
of the French Huguenot settlement.

The first immigrants to South Carolina of the Wragg family
were the two brothers Samuel and Joseph Wragg. Exactly when
either of them first landed in the Province the writer has never been
able to determine. Samuel Wragg was there on the 6*^ March
1710-11 for on that day he delivered to the Council a letter from
the Lord's Proprietors.^

In 1712 he was a member of the Provincial House of Commons,^
and in 1717 a member of the Council.

In 1718 when outward bound from Charles Town to England
the vessel he was in was taken by the pirate Black Beard just off
Charles Town bar, and he was despoiled of a large amount of
specie, threatened with death, and subjected to many hardships
and humiliations before he was released, and with his young son
William allowed to return to Charles Town.

^ Commissions and Instructions printed by the Hist: Com" of S. C, p. 35.
2 S. C. Hist: b" Gen: Mag:, vol. X p. 42.

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The South Carolina
Historical and Genealogical

Magazine

VOL. XIX JULY, 1918 No. 3



WRAGG OF SOUTH CAROLINA
By Henry A. M. Smith

With this is pubhshed a chart of the family descents of the
Wragg family in South Carolina with some of its original immedi-
ate connections. The chart shows what may be said to be quite
a typical low country South Carolina family of means and position.
It will be noted how from the time of the settlement the inter-
marriages are practically restricted to persons of the same sec-
tion, and that the first arrivals intermarried at once with members
of the French Huguenot settlement.

The first immigrants to South Carolina of the Wragg family
were the two brothers Samuel and Joseph Wragg. Exactly when
either of them first landed in the Province the writer has never been
able to determine. Samuel Wragg was there on the 6*'^ March
1710-11 for on that day he delivered to the Council a letter from
the Lord's Proprietors.^

In 1712 he was a member of the Provincial House of Commons,^
and in 1717 a member of the Council.

In 1718 when outward bound from Charles Town to England
the vessel he was in was taken by the pirate Black Beard just off
Charles Town bar, and he was despoiled of a large amount of
specie, threatened with death, and subjected to many hardships
and humiliations before he was released, and with his young son
William allowed to return to Charles Town.

^ Commissions and Instructions printed by the Hist: Com'^ of S. C, p. 35.
2 S. C. Hist: b- Gen: Mag:, vol. X p. 42.

121



122 so. CA. HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE

After the transfer of the Province to the Crown, Samuel Wragg
was a member of the Council as also was later his brother Joseph,
The brothers carried on business as merchants in Charles Town,
and had apparently been merchants in London prior to their es-
tablishment in the Province — probably in some connection with
their uncle, William Wragg who seems to have been a wealthy
merchant of London. According to the family tradition the two
brothers were the sons of a M"" John Wragg of Chesterfield in
Derbyshire. They apparently came to the Province well provided
with capital, which no doubt was much increased in the course
of their business as they were ranked among the wealthy citizens
of the Province and both when they died left — for the period — large
fortunes.

An account of Samuel Wragg's purchase and settlement of the
Ashley Barony on Ashley river has been given in a former num-
ber of this Magazine.^ William Wragg the eldest son of Samuel
Wragg, was the William who as a young child had been captured
by Black Beard. William Wragg was a man of ability, fortune,
and the highest character. He was offered the post of Chief
Justice of the Colony and declined it from motives of the greatest
disinterestedness and delicacy; but served as a member of the Coun-
cil. His staunch loyalty to the Crown caused in 1777 his expul-
sion from his native land. On his voyage to England he was
drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Holland: and is the only
native born South Carolinian so far as the writer has ever heard
to whom a memorial exists in Westminster Abbey.

The two brothers Samuel and Joseph Wragg married sisters,
the daughters of Jacques du Bosc a French Huguenot immigrant
to South Carolina who had become a merchant in Charles Town.



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