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date: 14 October 2019

Manigault, Peterlocked

(10 October 1731–12 November 1773)
  • James M. Clifton

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Manigault, Peter (10 October 1731–12 November 1773), planter and legislator, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Gabriel Manigault, a merchant and planter, and Ann Ashby. His early studies were in a classical school in Charleston, whence he went to England for further training, entering the Inner Temple in 1752. Two years later he was called to the English bar. During his stay there he was introduced by his tutor, Thomas Corbett, to English cultured society and engaged in considerable travel on the continent. Manigault returned to South Carolina and was admitted to the bar there on 16 December 1754. In 1755 he married Elizabeth Wragg, the daughter of Joseph Wragg and Judith DuBose. They had seven children, but only four reached maturity. All the children married into leading South Carolina families: ...

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