The Royal Colony of South Carolina

13th Commons House of Assembly - 1742-1745
The Thirteenth Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule convened on at least nineteen (19) known occasions. The first session met on September 14th to September 17th in 1742. The second session met from November 16th to December 4th in 1742. The third session met from January 11th to January 29th in 1743. The fourth session met from February 15th to March 12th in 1743. The fifth session met from March 21st to April 9th in 1743. The sixth session met from April 26th to May 7th in 1743. The seventh session met from October 4th to October 14th in 1743. The eighth session met from December 6th to December 17th in 1743. The ninth session met from January 10th to January 27th in 1744. The tenth session met from February 20th to March 10th in 1744. The eleventh session met from April 2nd to April 21st in 1744. The twelfth session met from May 15th to May 29th in 1744. The thirteenth session met from June 26th to July 7th in 1744. The fourteenth session met from October 2nd to October 5th in 1744. The fifteenth session met from November 27th to December 8th in 1744. The sixteenth session met from January 15th to January 26th in 1745. The seventeenth session met from February 11th to February 23rd in 1745. The eighteenth session met from March 11th to March 23rd in 1745. The nineteenth session met from April 22nd to May 25th in 1745.

Election District

Delegate

Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

John Acheson

Jonah Collins (1)

Prince Frederick's Parish
(2 delegates)

Jonah Collins (1) / Daniel Crawford (2)

Noah Serre

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

Isaac Mazyck (3)

William Waties (4) / John Gendron (4) / Elias Horry (4) / James Abercromby (4)

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

William Cattell, Jr.

William Elliott

William Mathewes

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

John Cook (5) / John Gibbes (5) / Culcheth Golightly (5)

David Godin (6) / John Mathewes (6) / Edward Fenwick (6)

Lawrence Sanders (7)

Robert Wright

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

Henry Middleton

William Walter

St. Helena's Parish
(4 delegates)

Stephen Bull

David Godin (6)

William Pinckney (8) / Thomas Jenys (8)

Thomas Wright (9) / Robert Wright (9)

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

Henry Izard

Thomas Middleton

Archer Smith

Peter Taylor

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

Theodore Gaillard

Rene Peyre

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

Thomas Cordes (10) / *William Bull, Jr. (10)

Nicholas Harleston

Isaac Macyzk (3) / Thomas Broughton (11)

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

Benjamin D'Harriette

David Hext

Robert Sams (12) / Ribton Hutchinson (12)

St. Paul's Parish
(3 delegates)

Richard Bedon

John Bee (13) / John Rutledge (13)

Thomas Wright (9)

St. Philip's Parish
(5 delegates)

John Dart (14) / Andrew Dupuy (14)

James Graeme

Isaac Mazyck (3) / James Michie (15)

Jacob Motte (16) / Hector Beringer de Beaufain (16)

*Benjamin Whitaker

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

James Akin

John Cook (17) / Francis Bremar (17)

John Paget
* Benjamin Whitaker was elected as Speaker of the House. He resigned on May 23, 1744 due to ill health. William Bull, Jr. was then elected as Speaker of the House on May 23, 1744. Childermas Croft was elected as Clerk of the House. Abraham Croft was elected as Messenger of the House.
(1) Jonah Collins was elected to represent both Christ Church Parish and Prince Frederick Parish. He chose to represent Christ Church Parish.
(2) David Crawford was elected to replace Jonah Collins in Prince Frederick Parish, and he qualified on 11/25/1742.
(3) Isaac Mazyck was elected to represent both Prince George's, Winyah Parish, St. John's, Berkeley Parish, and St. Philip's Parish. He chose to represent Prince George's, Winyah Parish.
(4) William Waties died between January 12, 1743 and February 18, 1743. John Gendron was elected to replace William Waties, but he declined to serve. Elias Horry was elected to replace John Gendron, but he too declined to serve. James Abercromby was elected to replace Elias Horry, and he qualified on 1/17/1744.
(5) John Cook died between October 8, 1742 and November 6, 1742. John Gibbes was elected to replace John Cook, but he declined to serve. Culcheth Golightly was elected to replace John Gibbes, and he qualified on 3/22/1743.
(6) David Godin was elected to represent both St. Bartholomew's Parish and St. Helena's Parish. He chose to represent St. Helena's Parish. John Mathewes was elected to replace David Godin in St. Bartholomew's Parish, but he declined to serve. Edward Fenwick was elected to replace John Mathewes, and he qualified on 3/22/1743.
(7) Lawrence Sanders declined to serve. He was re-elected and he qualified on 3/22/1743.
(8) William Pinckney declined to serve. Thomas Jenys was elected to replace William Pinckney, and he qualified on 1/14/1743.
(9) Thomas Wright was elected to represent both St. Helena's Parish and St. Paul's Parish. He chose to represent St. Paul's Parish. Robert Wright was elected to replace Thomas Wright in St. Helena's Parish, and he qualified on 1/18/1743.
(10) Thomas Cordes declined to serve. William Bull, Jr. was elected to replace Thomas Cordes, and he qualified on 11/18/1742.
(11) Thomas Broughton was elected to replace Isaac Mazyck in St. John's, Berkeley Parish, and he qualified on 11/25/1742.
(12) Robert Sams declined to serve. Ribton Hutchinson was elected to replace Robert Sams but the elected was voided because the poll was only held open for one day instead of the required two days. He was re-elected, and he qualified on 12/3/1742.
(13) John Bee declined to serve because he could not swear the oath of office. John Rutledge was elected to replace John Bee, but the elected was voided because the poll was only held open for one day instead of the required two days. He was re-elected, and he qualified on 1/13/1743.
(14) John Dart and Andrew Dupuy received equal votes, forcing a special election. John Dart was elected in the special election, and he qualified on 11/18/1742.
(15) James Michie was elected to replace Isaac Mazyck in St. Philip Parish, and he qualified on 11/18/1742,
(16) Jacob Motte was appointed as Public Treasurer of South Carolina on May 7, 1743 and resigned from the House on that same day. Hector Beringer de Beaufain was elected to replace Jacob Motte and he qualified on 10/5/1743.
(17) John Paget died between November 4, 1744 and November 29, 1744. Francis Bremar was elected to replace John Paget, and he qualified on 1/18/1745.
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