The American Revolution in North Carolina

North Carolina State House of Commons

1783
This General Assembly met in Hillsborough from April 18th to May 17th in 1783.

County

Delegates

Anson

John Jackson

John Auld

Beaufort

Thomas Alderson

John Gray Blount

Bertie

William Horne

David Turner

Bladen

Samuel Cain

Francis Lucas

Brunswick

William Walters

Dennis Hawkins

Burke

Joseph McDowell

Waightstill Avery

Camden

Benjamin Jones

Dempsey Sawyer

Carteret

Enoch Ward

Eli West

Caswell

David Shelton

Unknown / Vacant

Chatham

Matthew Jones

Richard Kennon

Chowan

Stephen Chambers

Richard Benbury

Craven

William Bryan

William Blount

Cumberland

Edward Winslow

Patrick Travis

Currituck

Thomas Jarvis

Joseph Ferebee

Dobbs

Richard Caswell, Jr.

John Herritage

Duplin

Richard Clinton

James Gillespie

Edgecombe

Robert Diggs

James Wilson

Franklin

Simon Jeffreys

Harrison Macon

Gates

Joseph Riddick

David Rice

Granville

Thomas Person

Philemon Hawkins, Jr.

Guilford

James Galloway

John Leak

Halifax

John Whitaker

John Geddy

Hertford

Lewis Brown

Thomas Brickell

Hyde

John Eborne

Benjamin Parmele

Johnston

Arthur Bryan

Nathan Williams

Jones

Frederick Hargett

William Randall

Lincoln

John Sloan

Daniel McKissick

Martin

Samuel Smithwick

Samuel Williams

Mecklenburg

Caleb Phifer

David Wilson

Montgomery

James McDonald

Mark Allen

Nash

Micajah Thomas

John Bonds

New Hanover

Timothy Bloodworth**

Thomas Bloodworth***

Northampton

James Vaughan

Drury Gee

Onslow

Edward Starkey*

James Howard

Orange

Alexander Mebane

Thomas Burke

Pasquotank

Thomas Reading

William Lane

Perquimans

John Skinner

John Reed

Pitt

John Jordan

Richard Moye

Randolph 

Jeduthan Harper

Robert McLean

Richmond

Robert Webb

John Childs

Rowan

Matthew Locke

George Henry Barrier
(aka George H. Berger)

Rutherford

William Gilbert****

Richard Singleton****

Sullivan

Abraham Bledsoe

William Cage

Surry

William T. Lewis

James Martin

Tyrrell

Nehemiah Norman

Nathan Hooker

Wake

Theophilus Hunter

Hardy Sanders

Warren 

Joseph Hawkins

John Macon

Washington

Joseph Hardin / Landon Carter

Daniel Kennedy

Wayne

Richard McKinnie

Needham Whitfield

Wilkes

Joseph Herndon

William Lenoir

Town

Delegate

Edenton

William Cumming

Halifax (town)

Henry Montfort

Hillsborough

Thomas Farmer

New Bern

Richard Dobbs Spaight (1)

Salisbury

Anthony Newman (Nunan)

Wilmington

Archibald MacLaine
* Edward Starkey was elected Speaker of the House of Commons. John Hunt was appointed Clerk. John Haywood was appointed Assistant.
** Timothy Bloodworth was deemed ineligible for a seat in the House of Commons since he already held the position of Treasurer for the Wilmington District. He appealed this to no avail. A new election was ordered.
***Thomas Bloodworth was deemed ineligible for a seat in the House of Commons since he already held the position of Marshal of the Court of Admiralty for Port Brunswick. House resolved that his seat be vacated and ordered a new election. Seat remained open this session.
**** Seats vacated on May 10, 1783. New election scheduled for September 15-16.
(1) On April 25th, Richard Dobbs Spaight was elected as a Delegate to the Continental Congress and he had to give up his seat in the House of Commons. Seat remained vacant this sesion.
A Mr. Read was identified in Volume XIX of the State Records as a member of the House of Commons during 1783. This Author has not been able to ascertain his first name or which county he was from.
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