LYNCH, Thomas, Jr. (1749-1779)

LYNCH, THOMAS, JR., (Son of Thomas Lynch [1727-1776]), a Delegate from South Carolina; born in Prince George's Parish, Winyah, S.C., August 5, 1749; educated at Eton and Cambridge, England, and studied law at the Middle Temple in London, 1764-1772; returned to America in 1772; became a planter on the North Santee River; member of the First and Second Provincial Congresses of South Carolina 1774-1776; member of the constitutional committee in 1776; member of the State general assembly in 1776; served as a captain in the First South Carolina Regiment, subsequently of the Continental Line, in the Revolutionary War from June 1775 until his election as a Delegate to the Continental Congress on February 1, 1776, and served in 1776; signer of the Declaration of Independence; did not seek reelection to the Continental Congress owing to ill health; embarked on an ocean voyage to France in 1779 and was lost at sea in that year.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1764-1956, 1 item.
An entry book excerpt with biographical notes of Thomas Lynch, 1764-1956.

Papers: In the Henry A. Willard II Collection, ca. 1743-1888, 0.8 linear foot.
Persons represented include Thomas Lynch.

The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1775, 1 item.
A letter from Captain Thomas Lynch to Lt. Col. Huger in the 4th Company, 1st Regiment, written on September 7, 1775. The letter contains an endorsement in the autograph of Henry Laurens 'Capt. Lynch's complaint against Doctr. Baker' etc.

The John Work Garrett Library Evergreen House
Baltimore, MD
Papers: In the Signers Collection, 1770-1826, 60 documents.
Subjects include Thomas Lynch.

The Rosenbach Museum & Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: ca. 1770, 1 item.
An autograph signature on the verso of the frontspiece extracted from "The tragedies of Sophocles: from the Greek," by Thomas Francklin, London: Printed for R. Francklin, Covent Garden, 1759, Volume 1.

University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: A signature on a title page and an engraving, n.d.
"T. Lynch Junr" appears in the upper right hand corner of a title page for "The tragedies of Sophocles, from the Greek," by Thomas Francklin, Vol. 1, London, Covent-Garden, 1759. The portrait of Lynch was "engraved by J.B. Longacre from an enamel painting in the possession of Miss E. Lynch."

  • Salley, Alexander Samuel. Delegates to the Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1774-1789. Columbia, S.C.: Printed for the Commission by the State Company, 1927.