Carolina Under the Lords Proprietors' Rule

13th Commons House of Assembly - 1711 to 1712
The Thirteenth Commons House of Assembly convened for at least eight (8) known sessions. The first session met from May 15th to May 16th in 1711. The second session met from at least June 12th to June 22nd in 1711 - the session did not end on June 22nd, but the journal entries did. The third session met from October 9th to October 12, 1711. The fourth session met from October 26th to November 10th in 1711. The fifth session met from April 2nd to April 10th in 1712. The sixth session met from May 13th to June 7th in 1712. The seventh session met from August 5th to August 9th in 1712. The eighth session met from November 18th to December 12th in 1712.

Election District

Delegate

Berkeley County
and
Craven County

(20 Delegates)

David Davis

Henroydah English

William Fuller

William Gibbon

Benjamin Godin

Hugh Grange

Ralph Izard

James Kinloch

George Logan

Robert Lowry

John Morgan

Henry Noble

John Oldfield

Alexander Parris

Richard Peterson (1) / Samuel Wragg (1)

Benjamin Quelch

William Rhett*

Peter Slann

Henry Wigington

Manley Williamson

Colleton County

(10 delegates)

Jacob Beamor

James Cochran (2) / John Raven (2)

John Godfrey (3)

Arthur Hall (4)

Alexander McKay (5) / Thomas Nairne (5)

John Musgrove

William Peters (6) / John Fenwick (6)

James Stanyarne (7) / Abraham Eve (7)

John Whitmarsh (8)

Richard Woodward (9) / John Barnwell (9)
* William Rhett was elected as the Speaker of the House. George Evans was elected as Clerk of the House. John Bourne was elected as Messenger of the House. He died before April 2, 1712. Francis Brasseur was elected on April 2, 1712 to replace John Bourne as Messenger of the House.
(1) Richard Peterson was disqualified on June 20, 1711, when it was found out that he was not a resident of Berkeley County. Samuel Wragg was elected to replace Richard Peterson and he qualified on 10/9/1711.
(2) James Cochran declined to serve. John Raven was elected to replace James Cochran and he qualified on 10/10/1711.
(3) John Godfrey declined to serve, but he was re-elected and he qualified on 10/11/1711.
(4) Arthur Hall declined to serve, but he was re-elected and he qualified on 11/1/1711.
(5) Alexander McKay declined to serve. Thomas Nairne was elected to replace Alexander McKay and he qualified on 11/1/1711.
(6) William Peters decline to serve. John Fenwick was elected to replace William Peters and he qualified on 10/10/1711.
(7) James Stanyarne declined to serve. Abraham Even was elected to replace James Stanyarne and he qualified on 10/10/1711.
(8) John Whitmarsh declined to serve, but he was re-elected and he qualified on 10/10/1711.
(9) Richard Woodward declined to serve. John Barnwell was elected to replace Richard Woodward and he qualified on 11/3/1711.
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