The Royal Colony of South Carolina

19th Commons House of Assembly - 1749 to 1751
The Nineteenth Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule met on at least thirteen (13) known occasions. The first session met from March 28th to April 4th in 1749. The second session met from May 2nd to June 1st in 1749. The third session met from November 21st ot December 14th in 1749. The fourth session met from January 23rd to February 10th in 1750. The fifth session met from February 26th to March 19th in 1750. The sixth session met from April 23rd to May 31st in 1750. The seventh session met from November 13th to November 24th in 1750. The eighth session met from January 15th to January 18th in 1751. The ninth session met from January 28th to February 9th in 1751. The tenth session met from February 25th to March 16th in 1751. The eleventh session met from April 15th to May 18th in 1751. The twelfth session met from June 4th to June 15th in 1751. The thirteenth session met from August 27th to August 31st in 1751.

Election District

Delegate

Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

*Andrew Rutledge

John Rutledge

Prince Frederick's Parish
(2 delegates)

Elias Horry (1) / Kenneth Michie (1) / Isaac Holmes (1)

Isaac Mazyck (2) / Daniel Crawford (2)

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

John Ouldfield

William Waties (3) / Elias Foissin (3)

Prince William's Parish
(2 delegates)

*William Bull, Jr. (4) / Walter Izard (5)

Thomas Drayton (6) / Paul Jenys (7)

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

Charles Cattell

William Cattell, Jr. (8) / George Bellinger (9)

Thomas Drayton (6)

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

George Austin (10)

William Bull, Jr. (4) / George Bellinger (9) / Edmund Bellinger (11) / William Mathewes (11) / Isaac Godin (11)

John Gibbes (12) / John Mathewes (12) / Jacob Bond (12)

Culcheth Golightly (13) / William Brisbane (13)

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

Benjamin Smith (14)

Henry Middleton (15) / James Graeme (15)

St. Helena's Parish
(3 delegates)

John Lloyd

Thomas Lloyd (16) / James Irving (17)

John Rattray (18) / Thomas Corbett (18) / Thomas Glen (18)

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

William Allen (19) / Henry Middleton (19) / Richard Gough (19)

Richard Singleton

Peter Taylor

Zachariah Villepontoux

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

Tacitus Gaillard

John Mayrant

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

John Cordes

Nicholas Harleston (20) / John Ward (20)

James Maxwell

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

William Boone, Sr.

Joshua Grimball (21) / Anthony Mathewes (21)

Thomas Lloyd (16)

St. Paul's Parish
(3 delegates)

William Elliott (22) / Rawlins Lowndes (22)

Frederick Grimke (23) / David Crawford (23)

Thomas Sacheverell

St. Peter's Parish
(1 delegate) 

Thomas Dale

St. Philip's Parish
(5 delegates)

George Austin (10) / Branfill Evance (24) / David Deas (24)

John Dart

David Hext

Jordan Roche

Benjamin Smith (14) / Samuel Eveleigh (25) / Samuel Prioleau (25)

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

Jacob Bond (26) / Richard Beresford (26)

Stephen Miller, Jr.

John Moore (27) / Henry Gray (27)
* William Bull, Jr. was elected as Speaker of the House. He resigned on June 1, 1749 after being appointed to the SC Council. Andrew Rutledge was then elected as Speaker of the House on November 23, 1749. Childermas Croft was elected as Clerk of the House. Samuel Stevens and Benjamin Harvey were elected as Messengers of the House.
(1) Elias Horry declined to serve. Kenneth Michie was elected to replace Elias Horry, but he died on November 1, 1749 before taking his seat in this Assembly. Isaac Holmes was then elected to replace Kenneth Michie, and he qualified on 5/3/1750. Isaac Holmes was appointed to the SC Council on August 9, 1751. Seat then remained vacant.
(2) Isaac Mazyck declined to serve. Daniel Crawford was elected to replace Isaac Mazyck, but he too declined to serve. Isaac Mazyck was then re-elected, and he qualified on 11/24/1749.
(3) William Waties declined to serve. Elias Foissin was elected to replace William Waties, and he qualified on 3/13/1750.
(4) William Bull, Jr. was elected to represent both Prince William's Parish and St. Bartholomew's Parish. He chose to represent Prince William's Parish. On March 31, 1749, he was appointed to the SC Council, and he resigned his seat and as Speaker of the House on June 1, 1749.
(5) Walter Izard was elected to replace William Bull, Jr., but he declined to serve. Assume seat remained vacant.
(6) Thomas Drayton was elected to represent both Prince William's Parish and St. Andrew's Parish. He chose to represent St. Andrew's Parish.
(7) Paul Jenys was elected to replace Thomas Drayton in Prince William's Parish, and he qualified on 5/9/1750.
(8) William Cattell, Jr. declined to serve.
(9) George Bellinger was elected to replace William Cattell, Jr. in St. Andrew's Parish, and he qualified on 5/4/1750. George Bellinger was also elected to replace William Bull, Jr. in St. Bartholomew's Parish, but he chose to represent St. Andrew's Parish.
(10) George Austin was elected to represent both St. Bartholomew's Parish and St. Philip's Parish. He chose to represent St. Bartholomew's Parish.
(11) Edmund Bellinger was elected to replace George Bellinger in St. Bartholomew's Parish, but he declined to serve. William Mathewes was elected to replace Edmund Bellinger, but he too declined to serve. Isaac Godin was elected to replace William Mathewes, and he qualified on 3/14/1750.
(12) John Gibbes declined to serve. John Mathewes was elected to replace John Gibbes, but he too declined to serve. Jacob Bond was then elected to replace John Mathewes, and he qualified on 12/6/1749.
(13) Culcheth Golightly declined to serve. William Brisbane was elected to replace Culcheth Golightly, and he qualified on 11/24/1749.
(14) Benjamin Smith was elected to represent both St. George's, Dorchester Parish and St. Philip's Parish. He chose to represent St. George's, Dorchester Parish.
(15) Henry Middleton declined to serve. James Graeme was elected to replace Henry Middleton, and he qualified on 5/4/1749. James Graeme was then appointed to the SC Council on December 20, 1749. Assume seat remained vacant.
(16) Thomas Lloyd was elected to represent both St. Helena's Parish and St. John's, Colleton Parish. He chose to represent St. John's, Colleton Parish.
(17) James Irving was elected to replace Thomas Lloyd, and he qualified on 5/4/1749.
(18) John Rattray declined to serve. Thomas Corbett was elected to replace John Rattray, but he too declined to serve. Thomas Glen was then elected to replace Thomas Corbett, and he qualified on 11/28/1749.
(19) William Allen died between December 6, 1749 and December 14, 1749. Henry Middleton was elected to replace William Allen, but he declined to serve. Richard Gough was then elected to replace Henry Middleton, and he qualified on 3/16/1750.
(20) Nicholas Harleston declined to serve. John Ward was elected to replace Nicholas Harleston, and he qualified on 12/5/1749.
(21) Joshua Grimball declined to serve. Anthony Mathewes was elected to replace Joshua Grimball, and he qualified on 5/5/1749.
(22) William Elliott declined to serve. Rawlins Lowndes was elected to replace William Elliott, and he qualified on 5/4/1749.
(23) Frederick Grimke declined to serve. David Crawford was elected to replace Frederick Grimke, and he qualified on 5/4/1749.
(24) Branfill Evance was elected to replace George Austin, but he declined to serve. David Deas was then elected to replace Branfill Evance, and he qualified on 11/24/1749.
(25) Samuel Eveleigh was elected to replace Benjamin Smith, but he declined to serve. Samuel Prioleau was then elected to replace Samuel Eveleigh, and he qualified on 11/24/1749.
(26) Jacob Bond declined to serve. Richard Beresford was elected to replace Jacob Bond, and he qualified on 11/24/1749.
(27) John Moore declined to serve. Henry Gray was elected to replace John Moore, and he qualified on 5/4/1749.
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