Carolina Under the Lords Proprietors' Rule

8th Commons House of Assembly - 1706 to 1707
The Eighth Commons House of Assembly convened for at least three (3) known sessions. The first session met from March 6th to April 9th in 1706. The second session met from November 20th to December 21st in 1706. The third session met from January 27th to February 8th in 1707.

Election District

Delegate

Berkeley County
and
Craven County

(20 Delegates)

Thomas Barton

William Bull

John Cantey

William Capers (1) / John Boone (1)

Robert Daniel

David Davis

Jonathan Fitch

Hugh Grange (2) / Charles Burnham (2)

Job Howes

Ralph Izard

Edward Loughton

Arthur Middleton

James Moore, Jr.

John Abraham Motte

Lewis Pasquereau

William Rhett*

James Risbee

Thomas Rose (3) / John Fenwicke (3)

Henry Wigington

Dove Williamson

Colleton County

(10 delegates)

John Ash

William Davis

Thomas Farr

Hugh Hext (4) / Samuel Davis (4) / Abraham Eve (4)

William Peters

Robert Seabrooke

John Whitmarsh

Christopher Wilkinson

James Williams

John Woodward
* William Rhett was elected as the Speaker of the House. Thomas Hepworth was elected as Clerk of the House. Peter Mailhet was elected as Messenger of the House.
(1) William Capers declined to serve. John Boone was summoned to serve because he received the next highest number of votes, but he too declined to serve.
(2) Hugh Grange declined to serve. Charles Burnham was summoned to serve because he received the next highest number of votes. He qualified on March 13, 1706.
(3) Thomas Rose declined to serve. John Fenwicke was summoned to serve because he received the next highest number of votes. He qualified on March 16, 1706.
(4) Hugh Hext declined to serve. Samuel Davis was summoned to serve because he received the next highest number of votes, but he too declined to serve. Abraham Even was then summoned to serve because he received the third highest number of votes, and he qualified on March 27, 1706.
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