The Royal Colony of South Carolina

23rd Commons House of Assembly - 1760 to 1761
The Twenty-Third Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule met on at least two (2) known occasions. The first session met from October 6th to October 18th in 1760. The second session met from January 5th to January 24th in 1761.

Election District

Delegate

Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

David Graeme (1)

William Vanderhorst

Prince Frederick's Parish
(2 delegates)

James Crokatt

Thomas Lynch (2)

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Lynch (2)

Thomas Waties (3)

Prince William's Parish
(2 delegates)

David Graeme (1) / David Oliphant (4)

Thomas Middleton

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

Thomas Lamboll (5) / Benjamin Rivers (5)

Robert Rivers

Thomas Smith (6) / Jeremiah Savage (7)

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

William Blake

Henry Hyrne (8)

Rawlins Lowndes (9)

James Parsons

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

John Ainslie (10)

Ralph Izard (11)

St. Helena's Parish
(3 delegates)

Samuel Carne (12)

Hopkin Price

William Roper

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

John Moultrie

Peter Taylor

William Wragg (13)

Thomas Wright (14)

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

Daniel Horry, Jr.

Robert Pringle

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

Alexander Broughton

Isaac Mazyck

Peter Porcher (15)

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

John Freer (16)

Robert Gibbes (17)

William Wragg (13)

St. Mark's Parish
(2 delegates)

Richard Richardson (18) / Jacob Motte, Jr. (18)

Matthew Neilson (19)

St. Paul's Parish
(3 delegates)

Thomas Smith (6)

George Sommers

William Williamson

St. Peter's Parish
(1 delegate) 

Samuel Carne (12)

St. Philip's Parish
(5 delegates)

Christopher Gadsden

Henry Laurens (20)

Charles Pinckney

*Benjamin Smith

Thomas Smith (6) / Thomas Shubrick (21)

St. Stephen's Parish
(1 delegate) 

Charles Cantey (22)

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

Peter Manigault

John Moore (23)

John Wigfall
* Benjamin Smith was elected as Speaker of the House. Childermas Croft was elected as Clerk of the House. Jonathan Badger and Edward Weyman were elected as Messengers of the House.
(1) David Graeme was elected to represent both Christ Church Parish and Prince William's Parish. He chose to represent Christ Church Parish.
(2) Thomas Lynch was elected to represent both Prince Frederick Parish and Prince George's, Winyah Parish. He chose to represent Prince George's, Winyah Parish. Assume the seat in Prince Frederick Parish remained vacant.
(3) Thomas Waties was elected, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(4) David Oliphant was elected to replace David Graeme in Prince William's Parish, and he qualified on 1/17/1761.
(5) Thomas Lamboll declined to serve. Benjamin Rivers was elected to replace Thomas Lamboll, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(6) Thomas Smith was elected to represent St. Andrew's Parish, St. Paul's Parish, and St. Philip's Parish. He chose to represent St. Paul's Parish.
(7) Jeremiah Savage was elected to replace Thomas Smith in St. Andrew's Parish, and he qualified on 1/17/1761.
(8) Henry Hyrne was elected, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(9) Rawlins Lowndes was elected, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(10) John Ainslie was elected, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(11) Ralph Izard died on February 2, 1761. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(12) Samuel Carne was elected to represent both St. Helena's Parish and St. Peter's Parish. He chose to represent St. Peter's Parish. Assume the seat remained vacant in St. Helena's Parish.
(13) William Wragg was elected to represent both St. James, Goose Creek Parish and St. John's, Colleton Parish. He chose to represent St. John's, Colleton Parish. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(14) Thomas Wright was elected, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(15) Peter Porcher was elected, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(16) John Freer was elected, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(17) Robert Gibbes was elected, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(18) Richard Richardson declined to serve. Jacob Motte, Jr. was elected to replace Richard Richardson, and he qualified on 1/17/1761.
(19) Matthew Neilson was elected, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(20) Henry Laurens was elected, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(21) Thomas Shubrick was elected to replace Thomas Smith in St. Philip's Parish, and he qualified on 1/17/1761.
(22) Charles Cantey was elected, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(23) John Moore declined to serve. Assume the seat remained vacant.
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