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This is the most complote list of the
governors of South Carolina ever pub
lished, and is the first lint ever pub
lished, so far aa I know, of thc lieu
tenant governors. It ia furthermore
distinctive in that I do not ask any
one to toke lt on full h. the citation of
the authority for every ?talement ia
explicity given. For this reason I
hope it may be of value to historical
'students. The list taken from Mc
Crady's history is substantially cor
rect though there are some minor in
accuracies, as lie himself indicates at
another place. Lack of time prevented
my going to tho sourceB for these 2",
governors, but, for the convenience of
readers. I insert them.
In saying a governor before the civil
War was elected (on December 10, e.
g.,) I name the day on which he was
declared elected, though occasionally
tbs voting may have been a day or so
President, Vice President, Governors,
"Lieutenant Governors, Deputy Gov
ernors and Acting Governors of
South Carolina from i G 4 io 1899.
This list of 25 propr-'etary governors
ls taken from the appendix of Mc
Crady's 8outh Carolina under the pro
prietary government, 1(570-17ll?. It ls
inserted here for the convenience of
those who may wish to preserve in one
place a complete Hst. Those after
James Moore, Dec. 21, 1718, are com
piled >by me from the records in thc i
secretary of state's office and In thb|
legislative library. The authorities be.
ginning with 1842 are in the latter,
with the exception, which ia noted
at'the proper place. D. D. W.
1. Sir John Yeomans, governor and
lieutenant governor of the province
or -Caroiinu, ii th bi Jan.. 1S2? ISSI-.
2. Wm, Sayle, flrat governor of the
colony established on the Ashley riv
er, July 26, 1669; died Sept. 1670.
8. Joseph West, chosen by council
Mn death of Sayle, Sept., 1670; remov
ed by proprietor?, April 19, 1672.
' 4. Sir John Leamans, proclaimed by
proprietors April 19, 1672; removed
April 16 1764.
6. Joseph West, proclaimed by pro
prietors April 18, 1674; removed May
6. Joseph Mor (elton, appointed by
proprietors May 18,- 1682; removed]
7. Richard Kyrie, appointed by pro.
r* nristors April 29. 1684; died 1684.
ia Robert Quarry, chosen by council
the fl. death 0f Ky Irle 1684; removed by
ommatprletorB March ll, 1684.
es- ' Joesph West, appointed by pro.
rp00 jtota March ll, 1684; retired Sept.
anotho. Joseph Morie")ton. chosen by
?3a4sV*'*?ppt.,'1686; confirmed by pro
i?^latm?i.Temnvad lftsa.- "
; tl: ' James Colleton, appointed by
?nroprietora 1688; overthrown by reva,
13. Seth Sothell, assumed govern
ment ss a pronrletor Oct. t?. 1690;
yielded to Ludwell, appointed by pro
prietora Nov. 2, 1691.
! 18. Phillip Ludwell, appointed by
proprietors Nov. 2, 1691; removed by
..proprietors Nov. 2911, 1698.
li. Thomas Smith appointed by
proprietors Nov. 29. 1693; retired 1694.
16. Joseph Blake, chosen by council
1694; removed by proprietors Aug., 31, j
' lt. John Archdale, appointed by pro.
prietora Aug. 31. 1694; retired 1696.
"17. Joseph Blake, appointed by Gov.
Archdale aa deputy on his retirement !
under special power. 1696; appoint
fS?ftt confirmed by proprietors April
SS. 1697; died 1700.
18. James Moore, chosen by council
1706: not confirmed by proprietors,
bat allowed to exercise office until
June 18, 1702.
19, Sir Nathaniel Johnson, appoint.*
ed by proprietors June 18, 1702; re
moved Bsc. 9. 1708.
80. . Col. Edwardvbgkeqtm p.C
ty proprietors Dec. 9, 1708; died 17C9.
?l. Robert Gibbes, chosen by council, j
1709; not confirmed by proprietors,
?-bat .allowed to exercise office until
3& Hon. Edward Craven, appointed
by^proprietora 1712; retired April 2
S3. Robert Daniel, appointed by
Gov. Craven as bia deputy on bia re
tirement under special power. April
35, 1716; removed April 30, 1717.
24. Robert Johnson, appointed by
proprietora April 30. 1717; proprie
tary government overthrown Dec. 21,!
t am?. ?<
25. James Moore, eon of former
governor, chosen by the convention
Dec; 21, ?ll.
A , ?? * . *
"All the following are complied by
?ie from the records.-D. D. W.)
96. (1) Francis Nicholson, commis, j
stoned on (or perhaps a few days af
ter) Sept. 20, 1720. "Public records
of South Carolina," (manuscript,)
, Vol. 18,163. (Hereafter referred to as i
97. (2) Robert Johnson, commis
sion approved Dec. ll, 1729. Pub. Rec.
Vat. 13. 419. (Nicholaon and Johnson
were full governors.)
28. (3) Thomas Broughton, lieuten
ant governor, commissioned Oct 1.
. 1730. Pub. Rec. Vol. 15, 382, 295. Died
NOV; 8?, 1737. lb. Vol. 18, 312.
29. (4) William Bull, succeeds sa
eldest member of council aa lieuten
ant governor. Pub. Rao, Vol. 18.
30. (5) James Glenfc, governor.
Commissioned and instructions com
pleted 8opt. 6, 1739. Pub. Rec. Vol.
^81 (6*) Wittum Henry Lyttleton, gov.
amor. Appointed Jan. 33, 1755. Pub.
Rec. Vol. 20,132, 162. .
: 32. (7) William Bull, lieutenant
governor. Appointed temporarily and
served -the- interval between tba de
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-It in the -South Carolinian, publ
nounctpg that the secession con ve
waa Jfne cause of war. Rev. Dr. A
rf cession convention for the newsi
.f the few survivors of that stirring
par ture of Lyttleton and the arrival
of Boone, from April ?, 1760, to Dec.
23, (?). 1761. Pub. Rec. .Vol. ?3? ?68.
328; commons house journals ?.. of
South Carolina,. No. -34. 2it). 271. null
regularly appointed lieutenant Royer
nor'March-*17, 1761. Pub. RecVVol.
29, 73. '
Note 1.-Native South Carolinians)
were never appointed to the dignity of
governor; that honor was bestowed
only on Englishmen. The governor was
addressed as "His Excellency, the lieu,
tenant governor as "His Honor." The
lieutenant governor did not succeed
to the title of governor on the death
of the governor, nor was there any
connection or. association between
their terms of office. Both held during
royal pleasure, and there might be
a number of governors to one lieu
tenant governor, as Indeed was the
case. Tlie pay of both was the same.
The lieutenant governor received
nothing during the service of the gov
Note 2.-Thia Lieut. Gov. William
Bull was the son of the lieutenant
governor of the same name mentioned
above as No 29. No. 29 died about 1754
or 1765, before his son was over lieut,
33. (8) Thomas Pownall, governor.
Commlsloned Nov. 27,1759. Pub. Rec.
Vol. 28, 270, i!76. Before ever enter
ing upon the exercise of his office he
was superceded by Thomas Boone,
March 20, 1761. Pub. Rec. Vol. 29, 5S.
34. (9) Thomas? Boone, governor. Ap"
pointed March 20, 1761; commission
ed May 4. 17611 Pub. Rec. Vol. 29.
58; Vol. 30. 308, Arrived in Cit ur len
ton on or about Dec. 23, 1761: Com
mons house journal No. 34, 270, 271.
Publ Pee. Vol. 30. 143.
35. (10) William Bull, lieutenant
governor. Appointed Nov. 27, 1759, and
commission apparently signed that
same day. Pub. Rec. Vol. 28, 274,
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Islicd in Columbia, Dev. 20. 1860. an
?nt lon had passed the ordinance which
V. I*. Jacobs, who reported the ae
?apers, ls yet living at Clinton, one ot
86. (ll) Lord Charles Greville Mon
tagu, governor. Instructions dated
F-eb- 19? l?*?- Pub. ?oe.VoL. 30, 309>
Catamlsr.ion undated In South Carolina
records, lb, 20S. Conn cit':..-, sr.s?zh it
appear that tnstructlor and commis-1
sion ??ere tue same . date. Arrived )
Juno vi, 1766. lb. Vol. 31. 72. Lea*e
'oi' absence on account of bad health
[from May 20. 1768, to Oct. 30, 1768.
Lieut.. Gov. Bull filled the interim.
j governor. Interval of Lord Montagu's
I Pub. Rec. Vol. 32/ 8. 12. 00.
! 37. (17) William Bull, lieutenant
absence, from May 20, 1768 to Oct. 30,
176)'. See above.
38. (13) Lord Charles Greville Mon
tags, governor from Oct. 30, 1768 to j
July 31. 1789. Pub. Roc. Vol. 32, 60, |
39. (14) Williams Bull, lieutenant
governor from July 31, 1769 to June 17,
1775. Rub. Rec. Vol. 32, 91, VoV. 35,
40. (15 Lord William Campbell, gov
ernor, instructions prepared June
20. 1774. Pub. Rec. Vol. 34, 47. Ar-1
rived June 7, 1775. lb. Vol. 35, 117.
Fled to British ship in Rebellion road, j
Charleston harbor Sept. 15, 11175.
Charleston year book for 1884, 335.
Pub. Fjec. Vol. 35, 262. 271; commons
house journal NO. 39. 314; No. 40. 4.
ELECTED BY THE LEGISLATURE.
For the counties or districts ot the I
governor to 1884. (I am indebted to
the Charleston year book for 1884,
also for a few other details, which
win all be credited where they occur, j
[I assume no responsibility for them
though I have no doubt they are ac
41 (1) 1176-1778. John Rutledge, of I
Charleston, president Elected Marchi
26, 1776. Henry Laurens, vice presi
dent Elected same day. Journal of the I
H. of R. of south Carolina, Vol. 40, j
42. (?) 1778-1780. John Rutledge, of I
Charleston, governor, Journal H. of
q\cv. 4J, ???,
fjfcj ' MAT?*.
ONO? to the CH ty.
f#0V. 4?; 4?t?,
ES JW Sp onSftnmn(J}
F HURRY-UP MONEY.
In Columbia after the war. In lieu of
R. vol. 4 a. Appears that Henry but 1
cannot prove it. lb. 137.
4:'.. (31 1780-1782. John Rutledge, of
Charleston/governor. H. of R. jour
nal 178-'. 13.
44. (41 1782-178:1. John Mathew*,
of Charleston, governor. Christopher
Gadsden elected governor but declin
ed. Moth elected Jan. 29, 1782. H. of
R. journal 1782. 36. Lieut. Gov. Rich
ard H Ut son. lb. 37. Elected same
4.'?. (.">> 1783-1785. Benjamin Guerard
of Charleston, governor. Richard
Beresford, lieutenant governor. Both
elected Feb. 4, 1783. H. of R. journal.
Vol. 43. part 1., OB.
4C. (6> 1785-1787. William Moultrie,
of Charleston, governor. Elected Jan.
21, 1789. ll. of R. journal, vol. 49
part I., 71. Alexander Gillon, lieu
tenant governor; elected Jan. 22, lb.
49. (9) 1791-1792 (Feb. 15. 1791 to
December 5 17921. Charles Pinckney
?f Charleston, governor. Isaac Holm
es, lieutenant governor, oom elected
Feb. 15, 1791. ii. to R. journal, part
1. 247, 272.
f??. (KD 1792-1794. William Moultrie
of Charleston, governor^ Elected Dec.
4, 1792. II. to R/Journal 1792-4.79.
James l^idison, lieutenant governor
51. (ll) 1794-1796. Arnoldus Van
dershoe of Charleston, governor. Lew
is Morrh lieutenant governor. Both
elected Dec. 17, 1794.. H."of R. jour
nal 1794. 195. W '. ' * * 5
52. (12) 1796-1798. Charles Pinckney
of Charleston, governor. Robert An
derson, lieutenant governor. Both
elected Dec. S, 1796. il. o?-R?. journal 1
1796, 98. ' ' !~
SS. (13) 1798-1000. Edward KUI-j
ledge of Charleston, governor. John I
Drayton, lieutenant , Kovernor. Both !
elected December 6gJL798. -g. to R. j
journal 1798, 102, Iflff Governor died I
January 23, JSQOv.tfnd was succeeded 1
by the Retenant governor. Charles
ton Year Book for 1884, 335.
54. (14) 1800-1802. John Drayton!
of Charleston, w-gavevoosV <* Richard
Winn, lieutenant governor. Both elec- |
ted December 4, 1800. H. to R. jour
nal 1800, 63-4.
55. (15) 1802-1804. James P. Rich
ardson of Charleston, governor. Eze j
kiel Pi eke ns. lieutenant governor.
Both elected December 8, 1802. H. of
R. journal 1802, 82.
56. (16) 1804-1806. Paul Hamilton
of Charleston, governor. Thomas
Sumter, lieutenant governor. Both
elected Dec. 7, 1804j*v H.. of R. jour
nal l&Oi.^il, V2??*,>?.-***iJ',*>.<~>
57. (17) lS06a8?SO?MJ?s,Pinckney
of Charleston, seemor. John Hop
kins. .lieutenant governor. Both elect
ed Dj0emberJ|. 1806. H. tc.R. Jour-j
P5^!7y?8)"'l808-18J.0. John Drayton
of Charleston, gdveVnor. Elected Deo.
7. 1808. H. of F.', journal 1895, 60. F.
Nance.- lieutenant governor. Elected
Dec. 8, 1810. H to R. Journal 1810, 71.
72. . .
60. (20)-1812-1814.- Joseph Alston of
Georgetown, governor. Eldred Sbnk
lns, lieutenant governor. Both elected
Dec. 10, 1812. H. of R. journal 1812,
61. (21) David R. Williams of Dar-'
llngton. governor. Elected Dec. 10,1
1814, or perhaps a day or so before.
Senate Journal 1814. 140. House jour
nal 1814 cannot be found. All these
journals through 1841 are manuscript. |
to only a very, few of which any dupli
cates exist. History, of South Caro
lina college. (1851), by Dr. Laborde, I
leaves a bank where lieutenant gov- 1
ernor's name should be. I can find I
no reference to the lieutenant gov
ernor in senate journal. That official
was in those dey s such an unimport
ant part of the government that quite I
frequently thr< journals of the houses ?
electing bim ?imply state that an elec
tion for lieutenant governor was held,
and contain no .urii..*"- reference to
the man or the subject- lucre is no
guarantee .that if the missing house
journal could be found we should learn
who was lieutenant governor, though
it is rather probable. I frequently
have to use the journals of both houses
to discover this simple fact
62. (22) 1816-1818. Andrew Plckens I
of Edgetteld, governor. Gen. - Cuth
bert, lieutenant governor. (Even the
official scribes seem not to have known
Gen. Cuthbert'* Initials; the historian j
of the S. CL.coHegowas eqnally ignor
ant) Both elected Dec. 5, 181t| H. of I
R. journal, 1816" 7?, 78. Probably !
James Cuthbert, "says Senator Joseph ]
W. Barnwell of Charleston.
(23) l818-ia?iV john Geddes of
Charleston governor Elected Deo. 8,
1818. William Ydjmgblood, lieutenant
governor. Elected Bec. 18. 1818. H.
of R. Journ?\llI$506, 247.
64. (24) W3o-a82|. Thomas Ben
nett of Charleston, -Jbvernor. William
C. Plnckneyv .lieutenant governor.
Both elected aidi'm 1820. H. Of R.
Journal 1820,89, 91.
65. <i:f) 1822-18MS John L. Wilson
of Georgetown, governor. Elect*..!
Dec. 7, 1822. Henry Bradley, lieuten
ant governor. Elected Dec. 9. H. ot
R. Journal 1838, 1? 117.
66. (26) 1824-1824*5 Richard X. scan
ning of Clarendon, governor. William
A. Bull, lieutenant governor. Both
elected Dec. 3,1824. ;H. of R?. Journal
1824. HO S li nyfciifrlll mil 1824, ,80 88.
67. (27) tSf^SW John Taylor of
Richland, governor. . James H. With-,
e rs poon, lieutenant governor. Both
elected Usc. 9, lora H.-?-sf Ri Jour
nal 1826,189 lffiHHBate Journal 180?.
88. (28) 18*8-1830 Stephen D. Mil
ler of Sumter, gove.aor. Thomas Wil
liams lieutenant governor. Both elec
ted' Deo. ?, 1886. H. of R. Journal
1336.139.141; senate Journal 1826,104.
.63. (29) 18KM832. Jaihoe; Hsm?l
\ i irs
List of Governors and Lieutenant Govern
ors From Colonial Times to Date?,
ton Jr., of Cb ar los ton, governor.
Patrick Noble, lieutenant governor.
Both elected Dec 9, 1830. H. of R.
journal 1830. 13?.
70. (30) 1832-1834. Robert V. Hay
ne of Charleston, governor. Charles
Cotes worth Pinckney, lieutenant gov
ernor. Both elected Dec. 10) 1832
Senate Journal 1832, 85; H. of R.
journal 1832, 101, 103.
71. (3D 1834-1836. George McDuffle
of A bbc-vile, governor Whltmarsh B.
Seabrook, lieutenant governor. Both
elected Dec. 9. 1830.. H. of R. Jour
nal 1834 89.
72. (32) 1836-1838 Pierce M. But
ler of Edgeileld, go vernor. Ml. of R.
journal 1836, 70. William DuBose.
(lieutenant governor. Senate journal
1836, 78. Both elected Dec, 10, 1836.
73. (33) 1838-1840. Patrick Noble
of Abbeville governor. Elected Dec.
7. 1838. H. of Ft. Journal 18B8, 103.
Died April 7/1940. On the fly leaf
of a record book af local officers 1819
to 1847 ia'-?written, in lead pencil:
'Gov. Noble died od the 7th April, 1840.
Lieut. Gov. Hennegan* qualified a
governor wrttja^tfib, Aprij, 1840. Dr.
Thomas Smith elected lieutenant gov
ernor and declined. H. of R. journal
1838, 105, 156. Dr. B. K. Hennegan
elected Dec. 18, 1838, lb. 1914.
74. (34) 1840. B. K. Hennegan of
Marlboro .governor. See above. Gov
ernor from April 7 1840, to Dec. 10,
1840. Senate journal 1840, 73.
75. (35) 1840-1842. J. P. Richard
son of Clarendon, governor. W. K.
downey, lieutenant governor. Both
elected Dec. 9, 1840. H. of R. journal
(Beginning with 1842 the journals of
the two horses are published, and can
be seen In the legislative library, south
side, east end, second alcove, down
of Barnwell, governor. Isaac Dunham
Witherspoon, lieutenant governor.
Both elected Dec. 8, 1842. H. of R.
journal 1842, 81; lb. 1844, 67.
77. (37) 1844-1846. William Aiken
of Charleston, governor. J. E. Ervin,
lieutenant governor. Both elected
Dec. 7, 1844. H. R. Journal 1844. 88,
78. (38) 1846-1848. David Johnson of
Spartanburg, governor. William Cain
lieutenant governor. (Beat William
Gilmore Simms 81 io 71, and 6 votes
were scattering.) Both elected De.*.
8, 1846. H. of R. Journal 1846, 12,
79. (39) 1848-1850. Whitemarsh B.
Seabrook of Edisto Island, Charleston
county, governor. William H. Gist,
lieutenant governor. Both elected Dec.
12. 1848: H. of R. Jour. 1848. 127.
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