South Carolina Marriages 1766 – 1782

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Missing Issues

The following issues prior to 1772 are lacking in the Charleston Library Society’s file:

Friday, June 27, 1766, No. 399.
Friday, August 29, 1766, No. 408.
Friday, December 4, 1767, No. 473.
Friday, April 1, 1768, No. 490.
Wednesday, December 20, 1769, No. 583.
Wednesday, December 27, 1769, No. 584.
Wednesday. January 10, 1770, No. 586.
Wednesday, January 17, 1770, No. 587.
Wednesday, January 24, 1770, No. 588.
Wednesday, July 31, 1771, No. 667.
Tuesday, December 10, 1771. No. 686.

From April 23, 1772, to April 22, 1774, the Library’s file contains but a few scattering numbers, or parts of numbed, as follows:

Four pages (195-198) of Monday, August 10, 1772.
Four pages of Monday, September 28, 1772.
Monday, October 5, 1772.
Four pages (249-252) of Monday, October 19, 1772.
Thursday, October 22, 1772.
Two pages of Monday, November 2, 1772.
Four pages (69-72) of Monday, March 23, 1773.

From April 22, 1774, to May 31, 1776, the Library’s file lacks the following issues :
Friday, February 3, 1775, No. 855.
Friday, June 23, 1775, No. 876.
Friday, October 27, 1775, No. 895.
Friday, November 3, 1775, No. 896.
Friday, November 10, 1775, No. 897.
Friday, November 17, 1775, No. 898.
Two pages (251-252) of Friday, December 22, 1775, No. 902. Friday, January 5, 1776, No. 903.
Two pages (31-32) of Wednesday, March 20, 1776, No. 912.

After the issue for Friday, May 31, 1776, of which there are two copies in the Library’s file, no paper was issued until Friday, August 2, 1776. From the latter date to April 30, 1779, the following issues are lacking in the Library’s file:

Wednesday. August 28, to Wednesday, September 11, 1776, Nos. 924 and 925.
Thursday, October 24, 1776.
Thursday, November 14, 1776, No. 931.
Thursday, December 5, 1776, No. 934.
Two pages of Thursday, January 23, 1777, No. 940.
Thursday, March 6, 1777, No. 946.

Two pages of Thursday, May 22, 1777, No. 958,
Two pages of Thursday, June 26, 1777. No. 964.
Thursday, December 4, 1777, No. 987.
Thursday, December 18, 1777, No. 989.
Thursday, April 9, 1778, No. 1003.
Two pages of Thursday, June 4, 1778, No. 1012.
Thursday, June 25, 1778, No. 1016.
Two pages of Thursday, October 29, 1778, No. 1034.
Two pages of Thursday, November 26, 1778, No. 1038.
Thursday, January 7, 1779, No. 1044.
Thursday, March 11, 1779, No. 1052.
Friday, April 2, 1779, No. 1055.

After the issue for Friday, April 30, 1779, no paper was issued until Saturday, May 29, 1779, on account of Prevost’s invasion of South Carolina. Between the latter date and March 1, 1781, the following papers are lacking in the Library’s file:
Saturday, June 5, to Friday, July 9, 1779, Nos. 1063-1065.
Friday, July 23, 1779, No. 1067.
Friday, August 6, 1779, No. 1069.
Friday, November 5, 1779, No. 1081.
Friday, November 12, 1779, No. 1082.
Friday, November 26, 1779, No. 1084.
Friday, December 24, 1779, to July 19, 1780, Nos. 1086-1091.
August 2, to September 13, 1780, Nos. 1093-1099.
September 27, to October 25, 1780, Nos. 1101-1109.

From this time on the paper was issued twice a week, Wednesday and Saturday. The following numbers are lacking in the Library’s file:
November 8, and 11, 1780, Nos. 1112 and 1113.
November 18-December 2, 1780, Nos. 1115-1119.
Saturday, November 9, 1780, No. 1121.
Saturday, January 6, 1781, No. 1129.
Saturday, January 20, 1781, No. 1133.
Saturday, January 27, 1781, No. 1135.
Saturday, February 3, 1781, No. 1137.

In the issue for Wednesday, February 21, 1781, the following announcement appeared:

HIS MAJESTY having been pleased to appoint ROBERT WELLS and SON his Printers in South Carolina; this Paper will be published, after the first of next Month, under the Title of THE ROYAL GAZETTE, which it shall be the constant Study of the EDITORS to render worthy of the Publick Favour. It is requested that those in Arrears for this Paper, will immediately discharge the same.

No. 1. of Volume I. of The Royal Gazette appeared March 3, 1781, and its publication ceased some time prior to the British evacuation of Charles Town in December, 1782.


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MLA Source Citation:

Salley, A.S., Jr. Marriage Notices in The South Carolina and American General Gazette, From May 1766 to February 28, 1781 and in its successor The Royal Gazette 1781-1782. Columbia, SC: State Company. 1914 AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 31 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/south-carolina/south-carolina-marriages-1766-1782.htm - Last updated on Apr 24th, 2013


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