The Royal Colony of South Carolina

20th Commons House of Assembly - 1751 to 1754
The Twentieth Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule met on at least thirteen (13) known occasions. The first session met from November 14th to November 23rd in 1751. The second session met from January 7th to January 25th in 1752. The third session met from March 3rd to March 20th in 1752. The fourth session met from April 14th to May 16th in 1752. The fifth session met from September 26th to October 7th in 1752. The sixth session met from November 21st to December 16th in 1752. The seventh session met from February 6th to March 6th in 1753. The eighth session met from March 27th to April 21st in 1753. The ninth session met from August 20th to August 25th in 1753. The tenth session met from January 8th to February 9th in 1754. The eleventh session met fom February 26th to March 15th in 1754. The twelfth session met from April 22nd to May 11th in 1754. The thirteenth session met from September 2nd to September 6th in 1754.

Election District

Delegate

Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

George Logan, Jr.

*Andrew Rutledge

Prince Frederick's Parish
(2 delegates)

William Buchanan

Isaac Mazyck (1) / Thomas Lynch (1)

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

George Gabriel Powell

Paul Trapier

Prince William's Parish
(2 delegates)

Othniel Beale (2) / Robert Pringle (3)

Paul Jenys (4) / John Crokatt (5) / John Wragg (5)

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

William Branford

Benjamin Elliott (6) / Ribton Hutchinson (6) / Thomas Drayton (6) / John Miles (6)

Thomas Elliott (7) / Thomas Fuller (7)

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

William Brisbane

Paul Jenys (4) / Thomas Middleton (8)

Rawlins Lowndes

John Mathewes

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

Thomas Izard (9) / John Ainslie (9)

George Simmons

St. Helena's Parish
(3 delegates)

James Irving

William Roper (10) / James Michie (11) / Thomas Glen (11)

George Saxby (12) / John Dart (12)

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

Alexander Fraser

Francis Kinloch

Henry Smith (13) / George Seaman (13) / Robert Pringle (3) (13) / Jordan Roche (13) / Isaac Mazyck (13)

James Withers

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

Tactitus Gaillard

Rene Peyre (14) / Benjamin Mazyck (14) / David Caw (14)

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

John Coming Ball (15) / Thomas Cordes (15) / John Cordes (15)

Edward Harleston (16) / Peter De St. Julien (16) / William Moultrie (16)

Nicholas Harleston (17) / Thomas Wright (17)

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

William Bird (18) / David Hext (18) / Benjamin Mathewes (18)

Anthony Mathewes (19) / Benjamin D'Harriette (19) / William Ladson (19)

John Raven

St. Paul's Parish
(3 delegates)

Richard Bedon (20) / James Parsons (20)

Thomas Lawes Elliott

George Saxby (12) (21) / Walter Izard (21)

St. Peter's Parish
(1 delegate) 

Peter Timothy

St. Philip's Parish
(5 delegates)

George Austin (22) / John Savage (22)

David Deas

Gabriel Manigault (23) / *James Michie (24)

Benjamin Smith

Thomas Smith, Jr.

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

Gabriel Manigault (23)

John Moore

Samuel Thomas (25) / Jacob Bond (25)
* Andrew Rutledge was elected as Speaker of the House. He resigned about May 16, 1752 due to ill health. James Michie was then elected as Speaker of the House on September 27, 1752. Childermas Croft was elected as Clerk of the House. Samuel Stevens and Benjamin Harvey were elected as Messengers of the House. Samuel Stevens died between January 9, 1752 and January 15, 1752. Jonathan Badger was then elected as a Messenger of the House on January 16, 1752.
(1) Isaac Mazyck declined to serve. Thomas Lynch was elected to replace Isaac Mazyck, and he qualified on 1/20/1752.
(2) Othniel Beale declined to serve.
(3) Robert Pringle was elected to represent both Prince William's Parish as a replacement for Othniel Beale, and as to represent St. James, Goose Creek Parish. He chose to represent Prince William's Parish.
(4) Paul Jenys was elected to represent both Prince William's Parish and St. Bartholomew's Parish. He declined to serve in either parish.
(5) John Crokatt was elected to replace Paul Jenys, but he declined to serve. John Wragg was then elected to replace John Crokatt, and he qualified on 4/24/1752.
(6) Benjamin Elliott declined to serve. Ribton Hutchinson was elected to replace Benjamin Elliott, but he too declined to serve. Thomas Drayton was then elected to replace Ribton Hutchinson, but he too declined to serve. John Miles was then elected to replace Thomas Drayton, and he qualified on 4/16/1752.
(7) Thomas Elliott declined to serve. Thomas Fuller was elected to replace Thomas Elliott, and he qualified on 3/20/1752.
(8) Thomas Middleton was elected to replace Paul Jenys in St. Bartholomew's Parish, and he qualified on 3/6/1752.
(9) Thomas Izard died between December 24, 1753 and January 15, 1754. John Ainslie was elected to replace Thomas Izard, and he qualified on 2/25/1754.
(10) William Roper was elected to represent both St. Helena's Parish and St. Paul's Parish. He chose to represent St. Paul's Parish.
(11) James Michie was elected to replace William Roper, but he declined to serve. Thomas Glen was then elected to replace James Michie, and he qualified on 3/12/1752.
(12) George Saxby declined to serve in St. Helena's Parish, but he accepted in St. Paul's Parish. John Dart was elected to replace George Saxby, and he qualified on 1/15/1752.
(13) Henry Smith declined to serve. George Seaman was elected to replace Henry Smith, but he too declined to serve. Robert Pringle was then elected to replace George Seaman in St. James, Goose Creek Parish, but he was also elected to represent Prince William Parish, which he chose to represent (see #3 above). Jordan Roche was then elected to replace Robert Pringle, and he qualified on 4/24/1752. Jordan Roche died on May 28, 1752. Isaac Mazyck was then elected to replace Jordan Roche, and he qualified on 2/14/1753.
(14) Rene Peyre declined to serve. Benjamin Mazyck was elected to replace Rene Peyre, but he too declined to serve. David Caw was then elected to replace Benjamin Mazyck, and he qualified on 5/2/1752.
(15) John Coming Ball declined to serve. Thomas Cordes was elected to replace John Coming Ball, but he too declined to serve. John Cordes was then elected to replace Thomas Cordes, and he qualified on 4/21/1752.
(16) Edward Harleston declined to serve. Peter De St. Julien was elected to replace Edward Harleston, but he too declined to serve. William Moultrie was then elected to replace Edward Harleston, and he qualified on 3/16/1752.
(17) Nicholas Harleston declined to serve. Thomas Wright was elected to replace Nicholas Harleston, and he qualified on 1/20/1752.
(18) William Bird declined to serve. David Hext was elected to replace William Bird, but he too declined to serve. Benjamin Mathewes was then elected to replace David Hext, and he qualified on 4/16/1752.
(19) Anthony Mathewes declined to serve. Benjamin D'Harriette was elected to replace Anthony Mathewes, but he too declined to serve. William Ladson was then elected to replace Benjamin D'Harriette, and he qualified on 4/21/1752.
(20) Richard Bedon declined to serve. James Parson was elected to replace Richard Bedon, and he qualified on 1/9/1752.
(21) George Saxby was elected to represent both St. Helena's Parish and St. Paul's Parish. He chose to represent St. Paul's Parish. George Saxby was appointed to the SC Council on on January 12, 1753. Walter Izard was elected to replace George Saxby, but he declined to serve. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(22) George Austin declined to serve. John Savage was elected to replace George Austin, and he qualified on 1/8/1752.
(23) Gabriel Manigault was elected to represent both St. Philip's Parish and St. Thomas's & St. Dennis's Parish. He chose to represent St. Thomas's & St. Dennis's Parish.
(24) James Michie was elected to replace Gabriel Manigault in St. Philip's Parish, and he qualified on 1/8/1752.
(25) Samuel Thomas declined to serve. Jacob Bond was elected to replace Samuel Thomas, and he qualified on 3/20/1752.
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