The Royal Colony of South Carolina

15th Commons House of Assembly - 1746-1747
The Fifteenth Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule convened on at least five (5) known occasions. The first session met from September 10th to September 18th in 1746. The second session met from November 17th to December 12th in 1746. The third session met from January 19th to February 17th in 1747. The fourth session met from April 6th to April 16th in 1747. The fifth session met from May 12th to June 13th in 1747.

Election District

Delegate

Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

William Henderick (1) / John Rutledge (1)

Joseph Vanderhorst

Prince Frederick's Parish
(2 delegates)

Anthony White (2) / Jonah Collins (2)

John White

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

John Ouldfield

George Pawley

Prince William's Parish
(2 delegates)

Jonathan Bryan

James Deveaux

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

William Cattell, Jr.

*William Bull, Jr.

John Drayton

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

William Buchanan

Samuel Lavington

William Palmer

Robert Wright

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

Ralph Izard

*Henry Middleton

St. Helena's Parish
(3 delegates)

Nathaniel Barnwell

John Mullryne

Thomas Wigg

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

Henry Izard

Archer Smith (3) / Thomas Johnson (3)

Peter Taylor (4) / Isaac Mazyck (4) / Archer Smith (4)

Zachariah Villepontoux (5) / Thomas Middleton (5)

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

Daniel Crawford

Elias Horry (6)

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

Thomas Cordes (7) / Thomas Monck (7)

Edward Harleston (8) / Thomas Johnson (3) (8) / William Elliott (8)

Daniel Huger (9) / Henry De St. Julien (9) / Isaac Mazyck (4) (9)

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

John Gibbes (10) / John Ladson (10) / Richard Ash (10)

Anthony Mathewes

John Stanyarne (11) / William Boone (11)

St. Paul's Parish
(3 delegates)

Richard Bedon (12) / John Seabrook (12)

Elisha Butler

Robert Yonge

St. Philip's Parish
(5 delegates)

Othniel Beale (13) / David Hext (13)

Branfill Evance

James Graeme (14) / James Michie (14) / Alexander VanderDussen (14) / Benjamin Smith (14)

Isaac Holmes

Jordan Roche

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

Edward Harleston (8)

Daniel Horry (15) / Thomas Ashby (15)

Thomas Wright
* William Bull, Jr. was elected as Speaker of the House. He resigned on January 27, 1746 due to illness. Henry Middleton was then elected as Speaker of the House on January 27, 1746. Childermas Croft was elected as Clerk of the House. Samuel Stevens and William Mouatt were elected as Messenger of the House.
(1) William Henderick declined to serve. John Rutledge was elected to replace William Henderick, and he qualified on 11/22/1746.
(2) Anthony White died on February 9. 1747. Jonah Collins was elected to replace Anthony White, but he declined to serve. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(3) Archer Smith declined to serve. Thomas Johnson was elected to replace Archer Smith, and he qualified on 11/21/1746. Thomas Johnson was aleo elected to represent St. John's, Berkeley Parish, but he chose to represent St. James, Goose Creek Parish.
(4) Peter Taylor declined to serve. Isaac Mazyck was elected to replace Peter Taylor in St. James, Goose Creek Parish, but he was also elected to represent St. John's, Berkeley Parish, which he chose to represent. Archer Smith was again elected, to replace Peter Taylor and Isaac Mazyck, but he again declined to serve. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(5) Zachariah Villepontoux declined to serve. Thomas Middleton was elected to replace Zachariah Villepontoux, and he qualified on 11/21/1746.
(6) Elias Horry declined to serve. However, he was re-elected in a special election, and he qualified on 1/20, 1747.
(7) Thomas Cordes declined to serve. Thomas Monck was elected to replace Thomas Cordes, and he qualified on 12/11/1746.
(8) Edward Harleston was elected to represent both St. John's, Berkeley Parish and St. Thomas's & St. Dennis's Parish. He chose to represent St. Thomas's & St. Dennis's Parish. Thomas Johnson was elected to replace Edward Harleston in St. John's, Berkeley Parish, but he was also elected to represent St. James, Goose Creek Parish, which he accepted. William Elliott was elected to replace Thomas Johnson, but he declined to serve. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(9) Daniel Huger declined to serve. Henry De St. Julien was elected to replace Daniel Huger, but he too declined to serve. Isaac Mazyck was elected to replace Henry De St. Julien, and he qualified on 1/23, 1747. Isaac Mazyck was also elected to represent St. James, Goose Creek Parish (4 above), but he chose to represent St. John's, Berkeley Parish.
(10) John Gibbes declined to serve. John Ladson was elected to replace John Gibbes, but he too declined to serve. Richard Ash was elected to replace John Ladson, and he qualified on 1/23/1747.
(11) John Stanyarne declined to serve. William Boone was elected to replace John Stanyarne, and he qualified on 11/21/1746.
(12) Richard Bedon declined to serve. John Seabrook was elected to replace Richard Bedon, and he qualified on 11/25/1746.
(13) Othniel Beale declined to serve. David Hext was elected to replace Othniel Beale, and he qualified on 11/21/1746.
(14) James Graeme and James Michie received equal votes in the general election, prompting a special election. Alexander VanderDussen was elected in their stead, and he qualified on 11/21/1746. Alexander VanderDussen was appointed to the SC Council on May 13, 1746. Benjamin Smith was elected in a special election to replace Alexander VanderDussen, and he qualified on 5/15/1747.
(15) Daniel Horry declined to serve. Thomas Ashby was elected to replace Daniel Horry, and he qualified on 1/25/1747.
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