The Royal Colony of North Carolina

10th House of Burgesses - 1744-1745

The 10th House of Burgesses during the Royal Period met in New Bern in two sessions. The first session met from November 15th to December 4th in 1744. The second session met from April 8th to April 20th in 1745.

This is also considered to be the 6th House of Burgesses under Royal Governor Gabriel Johnston.


On July 4, 1744, Governor Gabriel Johnston and his Executive Council issued a Writ for an Election on August 24th for a General Assembly to meet next in New Bern.

On March 12, 1744/45, Governor Gabriel Johnston and his Executive Council directed that new elections take place for a General Assembly to be held in New Bern on May 29th. It apparently started on April 8th, as shown above.

Election District

Delegate

Beaufort County

John Barrow

Benjamin Peyton

Bertie County

Thomas Barker

James Castellaw

Benjamin Hill (1)

Bladen County

Thomas Brown

Joseph Clark

Carteret County

Thomas Lovick

Arthur Mabson

Chowan County

Joseph Anderson

Henry Baker

John Campbell (2)

John Hodgson

Dempsey Sumner

Craven County

William Brice

Richard Nixon

Currituck County

John Leary

William Leary

Thomas Lowther

William Shergoold (3)

Henry White

Edgecombe County

Joseph John Alston

John Pope (4)

Hyde County

Samuel Sinclaire

John Smith

New Hanover County

George Moore

John Swann

Northampton County

John Dawson

Samuel Taylor

Onslow County

John Starkey

Samuel Swann*

Pasquotank County

William Burgess

Joseph Humphries

Griffith Jones

William Williams

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Perquimans County

George Durant (5)

McRora Scarborough

William Waite

Tully Williams (6)

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Tyrrell County

William Kennedy

Stephen Lee

Edmond Smithwick

John Spiers

Samuel Spruill

Town of Bath

Michael Coutanch

Town of Edenton

James Craven

Town of New Bern

William Wilson (7)

Town of Wilmington

William Farris
* Samuel Swann was elected Speaker of the House.
(1) Benjamin Hill took his seat at the beginning of the second session.
(2) John Campbell took his seat at the beginning of the second session.
(3) William Shergoold took his seat at the beginning of the second session.
(4) John Pope died while in office during this assembly. His seat remained vacant.
(5) George Durant died while in office during this assembly. His seat remained vacant.
(6) Tully Williams died while in office during this assembly. His seat remained vacant.
(7) William Wilson died while in office during this assembly. His seat remained vacant.
It is unclear to this Author if the blanks are due to names not being recorded, if some delegates were not elected, or if some delegates merely did not show up for the assembly.
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