Carolina Under Royal Rule

2nd Commons House of Assembly - 1725 to 1727
The Second Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule convened for at least sixteen (16) known sessions. The first session met from February 23rd to March 24th in 1725. The second session met from April 6th to April 17th in 1725. The third session met from May 11th to May 15th in 1725. The fourth session met from May 26th to June 1st in 1725. The fifth session met from November 1st to November 6th in 1725. The sixth session met from November 15th to December 9th in 1725. The seventh session met from December 10th to December 18th in 1725. The eighth session met from February 1st to February 4th in 1726. The ninth session met from April 25th to April 30th in 1726. The tenth session met from May 17th to May 21st in 1726. The eleventh session met from November 15th to December 23rd in 1726. The twelfth session met from January 3rd to March 11th in 1727. The thirteenth session met from August 1st to August 4th in 1727. The fourteenth session met from August 23rd to September 2nd in 1727. The fifteenth session met from September 11th to September 23rd in 1727. The sixteenth session met from September 28th to September 30th in 1727.

Election District

Delegate

Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Barton

Jacob Bond

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

James Nicholas Mayrant

Richard Smith

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

William Cattell

Thomas Heyward

Henry Toomer (1) / George Smith (1)

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

Arthur Hall

John Palmer

John Parker

Joseph Seabrook (2)

St. George's, Dorchester Parish
(2 delegates)

Walter Izard

William Sanders

St. Helena's Parish
(4 delegates)

Thomas Hepworth

Joseph Seabrook (2) / Daniel Green (3)

Benjamin Whitaker

John Woodward (4) / William Hazard (4)

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

George Chicken (5)

William Dry

Tobias Fitch

John Herbert

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

John Gendron (6) / Thomas Smith (6)

William Waties (7) / Roger Moore (7)

St. John's, Berkeley Parish
(3 delegates)

Nathaniel Broughton

Thomas Broughton (8) / Peter St. Julian (8)

Daniel Huger (9) / Hugh Butler (9)

St. Paul's Parish
(4 delegates)

*John Fenwick

Alexander Hext

Henry Nichols

John Raven

St. Philip's Parish
(5 delegates)

*Eleazer Allen

Samuel Eveleigh

Robert Hume

John Lloyd

William Rhett

St. Thomas's & St. Dennis's Parish
(3 delegates)

James Akin (10) / Michael Darby (10)

John Ashby

*Thomas Broughton (8)
* Thomas Broughton was elected as the Speaker of the House. He resigned on August 29, 1727 due to illness. John Fenwick was then elected Speaker of the House on August 29, 1727. William Blakeney was elected as Clerk of the House. He died circa July 6, 1727. Eleazer Allen was then elected as Clerk of the House on August 1, 1727 to replace William Blakeney. John Brown was elected as Messenger of the House.
(1) Henry Toomer declined to serve. George Smith was elected to replace Henry Toomer and he qualified on 4/16/1725.
(2) Joseph Seabrook was elected to represent both St. Bartholomew's Parish and St. Helena's Parish. He chose to represent St. Bartholomew's Parish.
(3) Elected to replace Joseph Seabrook, and he qualified on 4/16/1725.
(4) John Woodward died on January 7, 1727. William Hazard was elected to replace John Woodward and he qualified on 8/2/1727.
(5) George Chicken died between March 3, 1717 and April 7, 1727. His seat remained vacant.
(6) John Gendron declined to serve. Thomas Smith was elected to replace John Gendron and he qualified on 4/26/1726.
(7) William Waties declined to serve. Roger Moore was elected to replace William Waties and he qualified on 11/16/1725.
(8) Thomas Broughton was elected to represent both St. John's, Berkeley Parish and St. Thomas's & St. Dennis's Parish. He chose to represent St. Thomas's & St. Dennis's Parish. Peter St. Julian was elected to replace Thomas Broughton in St. John's, Berkeley Parish, and he qualified on 4/15/1725.
(9) Daniel Huger and Hugh Butler both received equal votes. In a special election, Hugh Butler was elected and he qualified on 4/15/1725.
(10) James Akin and Michael Darby both received equal votes. In a special election, James Akin was elected and he qualified on 5/13/1725.
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