William Wragg (1714-1777) was a prominent loyalist during the American Revolution. Born in South Carolina, educated in the law in England, he returned to his native land in 1734, and rapidly rose to prominence as a planter and politician. A member of the Governor's Council in 1753, a justice of the peace in 1756, and from 1763-1768 a member of the Assembly, he refused to sign the revolutionary Articles of Non-Importation, adopted in 1769. In 1777 he was banished for his loyalism, and was lost at sea when his ship sank off the coast of Holland. From a portrait by Jeremiah Theus.
Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.