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The Digital Portrait Collection

The Digital Portrait Collection at the University of South Carolina School of Law

The Honorable Nicholas Trott (1663–1740)

The Honorable Nicholas Trott (1663–1740)

Attorney General of Bermuda; Attorney General and Naval Officer in South Carolina; Proprietor’s Deputy on Council; Secretary and Register of the Province; Elected member of the Lower House of Assembly; Judge of Vice Admiralty; Became Chief Justice of South Carolina in 1703; Began codification of South Carolina law shortly after he became chief justice, which became the first book printed in South Carolina in 1736.

Born on January 19, 1663, in London, England.

Education: Merchant Taylors School in London and admitted to Inner Temple in 1695.