The Royal Colony of South Carolina

14th Commons House of Assembly - 1745-1746
The Fourteenth Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule convened on at least seven (7) known occasions. The first session met from November 6th to November 7th in 1745. The second session met from December 3rd to December 7th in 1745. The third session met from January 7th to January 25th in 1746. The fourth session met from February 11th to February 22nd in 1746. The fifth session met from March 10th to March 22nd in 1746. The sixth session met from April 14th to April 16th in 1746. The seventh session met from June 3rd to June 17th in 1746.

Election District

Delegate

Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

Jacob Bond

William Henderick

Prince Frederick's Parish
(2 delegates)

Isaac Mazyck

Noah Serre (1) / David Hext (2)

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

Edward Croft (3) / Elias Horry (3)

Daniel Laroche (4) / Alexander VanderDussen (5)

Prince William's Parish
(2 delegates)

*William Bull, Jr. (6)

Joseph Butler

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

William Bull, Jr. (6) / Thomas Drayton (7) / Joseph Fuller (7) / Richard Lake (7)

William Cattell, Jr.

John Drayton

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

James Barry (8) / Thomas Hutchinson (8)

Thomas Boone (9) / David Hext (2) (9) / Alexander VanderDussen (5) (9) / Samuel Lavington (9)

Hugh Grange

William Pinckney

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

Ralph Izard (10) / Ralph Izard (son of Walter) (10)

Henry Middleton (11) / Walter Izard, Jr. (11)

St. Helena's Parish
(3 delegates)

Ralph Izard (12) / Stephen Bull (12)

John Mullryne

Robert Thorpe

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

Henry Izard

Thomas Middleton (13) / Paul Mazyck (13) / Alexander VanderDussen (13) / William Allen (13) / William Allen (13)

John Morton

Luke Stoutenburgh

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

Samuel Thomas

Thomas Wright (14) / William Allen (14)

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

John Cordes

Thomas Cordes

James Maxwell

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

John Gibbes (15) / Edward Fenwicke (15) / Andrew Rutledge (15)

John Ladson

John Seabrook

St. Paul's Parish
(3 delegates)

Richard Bedon (16) / William Elliott (16) / Robert Yonge (16) / George Saxby (16)

John Bull (17) / Alexander VanderDussen (17) / Thomas Drayton (17)

Thomas Farr (18) / John Rutledge (18) / Burrell Massingbred Hyrne (18)

St. Philip's Parish
(5 delegates)

George Austin

Othniel Beale

Samuel Eveleigh

Gabriel Manigault

Ebenezer Simmons

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

Thomas Ashby (19) / Edward Harleston (19)

John Pagett (20) / Robert Brewton (20)

Peter Simmons (21) / Francis Roche (21)
* William Bull, Jr. was elected as Speaker of the House. Childermas Croft was elected as Clerk of the House. Abraham Croft was elected as Messenger of the House.
(1) Noah Serre died between September 10, 1745 and December 5, 1745, before taking his seat.
(2) David Hext was elected to represent both Prince Frederick's Parish and St. Bartholomew's Parish. He chose to take the vacated seat of Noah Serre in Prince Frederick's Parish on 1/10/1746.
(3) Edward Croft declined to serve. Elias Horry was elected to replace Edward Croft, and he qualified on 2/12/1746.
(4) Daniel Laroche declined to serve.
(5) Alexander VanderDussen was elected to represent both Prince George's, Winyah Parish and St. Bartholomew's Parish. He chose to take the declined seat of Daniel Laroche in Prince George's, Winyah Parish.
(6) William Bull, Jr. was elected to represent both Prince William's Parish and tied with Thomas Drayton to represent St. Andrew's Parish. He took his seat in the newly-created Prince William's Parish.
(7) William Bull, Jr. and Thomas Drayton received equal votes, forcing a new election. Joseph Fuller was elected in the special election, but he declined to serve. Richard Lake was elected to replace Joseph Fuller, and he qualified on 2/13/1746.
(8) James Barry declined to serve. Thomas Hutchinson was elected to replace James Barry, and he qualified on 1/10/1746.
(9) Thomas Boone was elected in the general election, but there was no man in South Carolina with this name, therefore prompting a special election. David Hext was elected to replace Thomas Boone in St. Bartholomew's Parish, but he chose to take the vacated seat of Noah Serre in Prince Frederick's Parish instead. Alexander VanderDussen was elected to replace David Hext, but he was also elected to serve in Prince George's, Winyah Parish, which he chose to accept. Samuel Lavington was elected to replace Alexander VanderDussen in St. Bartholomew's Parish, but he did not qualify before this Assembly was dissolved.
(10) Ralph Izard declined to serve. Ralph Izard (son of Walter) was elected to replace Ralph Izard, and he qualified on 1/10/1746.
(11) Henry Middleton declined to serve. Walter Izard, Jr. was elected to replace Henry Middleton, and he qualified on 1/10/1746.
(12) Ralph Izard declined to serve. Stephen Bull was elected to replace Ralph Izard, and he qualified on 1/21/1746.
(13) Thomas Middleton declined to serve. Paul Mazyck was elected to replace Thomas Middleton, but he too declined to serve. Alexander VanderDussen and William Allen received equal votes, prompting yet another special election, which was won by Thomas Drayton, who qualified on 3/22/1746. Thomas Drayton was also elected to represent St. Paul's Parish, but he chose to take the vacant seat of Thomas Middleton/Paul Mazyck in St. James, Goose Creek Parish.
(14) Thomas Wright declined to serve. William Allen was elected to replace Thomas Wright, and he qualified on 2/12/1746.
(15) John Gibbes declined to serve. Edward Fenwicke was elected to replace John Gibbes, but he too declined to serve. Andrew Rutledge was elected to replacve Edward Fenwicke, and he qualified on 2/13/1746.
(16) Richard Bedon declined to serve. William Elliott was elected to replace Richard Bedon, but he too declined to serve. Robert Yonge was elected to replace William Elliott, but he too declined to serve. George Saxby was elected to replace Robert Yonge, and he qualified on 3/18/1746.
(17) John Bull declined to serve. Alexander VanderDussen was elected to replace John Bull, but he declined since he took a seat in Prince George's, Winyah Parish. Thomas Drayton was elected to replace Alexander VanderDussen, but he declined since he took a seat in St. James, Goose Creek Parish. Assume this seat remained vacant.
(18) Thomas Farr declined to serve. John Rutledge was elected to replace Thomas Farr, but he too declined to serve. Burrell Massingbred Hyrne was elected to replace John Rutledge, but he too declined to serve. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(19) Thomas Ashby declined to serve. Edward Harleston was elected to replace Thomas Ashby, and he qualified on 2/12/1746.
(20) John Pagett declined to serve. Robert Brewton was elected to replace John Pagett, and he qualified on 2/12/1746.
(21) Peter Simmons declined to serve. Francis Roche was elected to replace Peter Simmons, and he qualified on 2/12/1746.
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