Carolina Under the Lords Proprietors' Rule

22nd House of Burgesses - 1725-1731

Sir Richard Everard took the oaths of office in Edenton on July 17, 1725. Immediately after taking the oaths of office, he dissolved the sitting General Assembly.

On October 5, 1725, Governor Sir Richard Everard, with the approval of the Executive Council, prorogued the General Assembly until next April. The House still attempted to meet on November 1-2, but then gave up.

On August 3, 1726, Governor Sir Richard Everard, with the approval of the Executive Council, dissolved the sitting General Assembly.

On February 21, 1727/28, Governor Sir Richard Everard, with the approval of the Executive Council, prorogued the sitting General Assembly until November.

On November 3, 1728, Governor Sir Richard Everard, with the approval of the Executive Council, prorogued the current General Assembly until next April.

The General Assembly met once in November of 1729, now under the Crown and no longer under the Lords Proprietors. During 1729, two new precincts were created - New Hanover Precinct and Tyrrell Precinct. Thomas Swann of the Pasquotank Precinct was elected Speaker of the House in 1729.

There are quite a few records of the Executive Council under Governor Sir Richard Everard and a few decent records of two of the known General Assemblies of 1725 and 1726 - see the two separate Assemblies below. This Author has not been able to find records of any other General Assemblies during the adminstration of Governor Sir Richard Everard.

All subsequent General Assemblies will now be under control of the Crown.

House of Burgesses
Met November 1-2, 1725 in Edenton

Precinct

Delegate

Beaufort Precinct

John Baptista Ashe

--

Bertie Precinct

James Castellaw

Arthur Goffe

Isaac Hill

Col. William Maule

--

Carteret Precinct

Col. Maurice Moore*

--

Chowan Precinct

Maj. Henry Bonner

Col. George Burrington

Capt. William Downing

Col. Cullen Pollock

Edmund Porter

Craven Precinct

--

--

Currituck Precinct

--

--

--

--

--

Hyde Precinct

--

--

Pasquotank Precinct

Robert Morgan

McRora Scarborough

Col. Thomas Swann

James Winwright

--

Perquimans Precinct

Charles Denman

Joseph Jessop

Samuel Phelps

Thomas Speight

Samuel Swann

Town of Edenton

Thomas Parris
*Col. Maurice Moore was elected as Speaker of the House in 1725. Robert Hicks was appointed Clerk. John Falconer was appointed Messenger. Hill Savage was appointed Doorkeeper. Apparently, many elected representatives did not make it in time to make a quorum. Their names are lost to history.
This group soon learned that Governor Sir Richard Everard had prorogued this General Assembly until next April. The House of Burgesses sent Col. William Maule and Edmund Porter to inform the governor that he and the Executive Council do not have the authority to prorogue the House of Burgesses. Governor Everard responds that he has nine members of the Executive Council behind him and this is all the authority he needed. The House of Burgesses then voted unanimously that this was illegal. On November 2nd, they adjourned until next April.


House of Burgesses
Met April 5-13, 1726 in Edenton

Precinct

Delegate

Beaufort Precinct

John Baptista Ashe*

Joseph Porter

Bertie Precinct

James Castellaw

Arthur Goffe

Isaac Hill

William Maule

--

Carteret Precinct

Col. Maurice Moore

Knock Ward

Chowan Precinct

Maj. Henry Bonner

Col. George Burrington

Capt. William Downing

Maj. Cullen Pollock

Edmund Porter

Craven Precinct

Richard Graves

--

Currituck Precinct

Richard Church

John Etheridge

Capt. Joseph Sanderson

Henry Woodhouse

John Woodhouse

Hyde Precinct

Dr. Patrick Maule

--

Pasquotank Precinct

Gabriel Burnham

Robert Morgan

McRora Scarborough

Thomas Swann

James Winwright

Perquimans Precinct

Charles Denman

Joseph Jessop

Samuel Phelps

Samuel Swann

Thomas Speight

Town of Edenton

Thomas Parris / Robert Lloyd
*John Baptista Ashe was elected Speaker of the House. Robert Hicks was appointed Clerk. John Falconer was appointed Messenger. Hill Savage was appointed Doorkeeper. The House of Burgesses adjourned until the first Tuesday in September.
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