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Charles Pinckney (1699-1758)

Charles Pinckney (1757–1824)Charles Pinckney (1757–1824)

Representative for St. Philip Parish, Seventh Royal Assembly, 1729; Representative for Christ Church Parish, Ninth Royal Assembly, 1731-1733; Representative for St. Philip Parish in the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Royal Assemblies, 1733-1742; Speaker of the Eleventh and Twelfth Royal Assemblies; Advocate General of the Court of Vice-Admiralty, 1732; Appointed to the Royal Council in 1741; Sent as the Royal Council’s agent to London, 1754; Served as Acting Chief Justice of South Carolina, 1752-1753. Father of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 1746-1825, and Thomas Pinckney, 1750-1828.

Born 1699; Died at Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on July 12, 1758.

Education: Entered the Inner Temple to study law on July 11, 1734 but was back in South Carolina six months later.