Carolina Under Royal Rule

3rd Commons House of Assembly - 1728
The Third Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule convened for at least two (2) known sessions. The first session met from January 31st to April 13th in 1728. The second session met from April 30th to May 11th in 1728.

Election District

Delegate

Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

Charles Lewis (1)

Thomas Lynch (2)

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

George Pawley

William Waties

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

William Cattell

William Elliott, Jr.

George Smith (3) / Roger Saunders (3)

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

John Bee (4) / John Lloyd (4)

William McMeekin

Joshua Sanders

James Stobo (5) / Alexander Trench (5)

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

Benjamin Waring

Thomas Waring

St. Helena's Parish
(4 delegates)

Joseph Bryan

John Delabere

John Palmer

Samuel Prioleau

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

William Adams

William Dry

Tobias Fitch

John Moore

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

Roger Moore

Thomas Smith

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

Daniel Donovan

William Drake

John Jones

St. Paul's Parish
(4 delegates)

Job Chamberlain (6) / Alexander Hext (6)

Henry Hyrne

Thomas Ladson

Robert Yonge

St. Philip's Parish
(5 delegates)

*Eleazer Allen / John Lloyd (7)

Daniel Gibson

THomas Lamboll

William Rhett

Benjamin Whitaker

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

Michael Darby (8)

Peter Johnson (9) / John Lloyd (9) (7)

Francis Paget (10) / James Akin (10)
* William Dry was elected as the Speaker of the House. Eleazer Allen was elected as Clerk of the House, and he resigned his seat in this Assembly. John Lloyd was elected to replace Eleazer Allen in St. Philip's Parish, but he chose to represent St. Thomas's & St. Dennis's Parish instead. John Brown was elected as Messenger of the House.
(1) Declined to serve because the swearing of oaths was against his conscience. He was re-elected and qualified on 3/21/1728.
(2) Declined to serve because the swearing of oaths was against his conscience. He was re-elected and again declined to served because the swearing of oaths was against his conscience. Seat apparently remained vacant.
(3) George Smith declined to serve. Roger Saunders was elected to replace George Smith and he qualified on 3/7/1728.
(4) Declined to serve because the swearing of oaths was against his conscience. John Lloyd was elected to replace John Bee, but he was also elected to represent St. Philip's Parish and St. Thomas's & St. Dennis's Parish. He chose to represent St. Thomas's & St. Dennis's Parish.
(5) Declined to serve because the swearing of oaths was against his conscience. Alexander Trench was elected to replace James Stobo and he qualified on 3/14/1728.
(6) Declined to serve. Alexander Hext was elected to replace Job Chamberlain and he initially declined to serve, but he later accepted and he qualified on 3/7/1728.
(7) John Lloyd was elected to replace Eleazer Allen in St. Philip's Parish, but he was also elected to represent St. Thomas's & St. Dennis's Parish, which he chose to represent.
(8) Declined to serve because the swearing of oaths was against his conscience. He was re-elected and again declined to served because the swearing of oaths was against his conscience. Seat apparently remained vacant.
(9) Received equal votes. John Lloyd was re-elected in a special election, and he qualified on 3/6/1728.
(10) Francis Paget declined to serve. James Akin was elected in a special election and he qualified on 3/6/1728.
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