The Royal Colony of South Carolina

24th Commons House of Assembly - 1761
The Twenty-Fourth Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule met on at least three (3) known occasions. The first session met from March 26th to August 6th in 1761. The second session met from September 15th to September 19th in 1761. The third session met from December 1st to December 24th in 1761.

Election District

Delegate

Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

Samuel Carne (1)

John Rutledge

Prince Frederick's Parish
(2 delegates)

James Crockatt (2) / John Moultrie, Jr. (2)

George Gabriel Powell (3) / William Moultrie (4)

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Lynch (5) / David Deas (5)

George Gabriel Powell (3) / William Coachman (6)

Prince William's Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Middleton (7)

John Rattray (8)

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

Benjamin Dart

Robert Rivers

Jeremiah Savage

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

Henry Hyrne

George Logan

Rawlins Lowndes

James Parsons

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

Daniel Blake

Elijah Postell

St. Helena's Parish
(3 delegates)

Thomas Middleton (7) / John Ainslie (9)

George Gabriel Powell (3)

William Roper

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

Charles Faucheraud (10)

John Parker

Henry Smith

Peter Taylor

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

Daniel Horry, Jr.

Robert Pringle

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

Edward Harleston (11) / Job Marion (11)

Isaac Mazyck

Peter Porcher

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

Edward Fenwicke (12) / Ebenezer Simmons, Jr. (12)

Robert Gibbes

William Wragg

St. Mark's Parish
(2 delegates)

Jacob Motte, Jr.

Philip Porcher

St. Michael's Parish
(3 delegates)

Charles Pinckney

John Savage

Thomas Shubrick

St. Paul's Parish
(3 delegates)

George Sommers

Thomas Smith

William Williamson

St. Peter's Parish
(1 delegate) 

Samuel Carne (1) / John Wragg (13)

St. Philip's Parish
(3 delegates)

Christopher Gadsden

Henry Laurens

Benjamin Smith

St. Stephen's Parish
(1 delegate) 

John Pamor

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

Peter Manigault

Benjamin Simmons

John Wigfall
* Benjamin Smith was elected as Speaker of the House. Childermas Croft was elected as Clerk of the House. He died on May 15, 1761. Thomas Bromley was appointed as Clerk of the House by Lt. Gov. William Bull on May 19, 1761. Jonathan Badger and Edward Weyman were elected as Messengers of the House.
(1) Samuel Carne was elected to represent both Christ Church Parish and St. Peter's Parish. He chose to represent Christ Church Parish.
(2) James Crockatt declined to serve. John Moultrie, Jr. was elected to replace James Crockatt, and he qualified on 12/3/1761.
(3) George Gabriel Powell was elected to represent Prince Frederick Parish, Prince George's, Winyah Parish, and St. Helena's Parish. He chose to represent St. Helena's Parish.
(4) William Moultrie was elected to replace George Gabriel Powell in Prince Frederick's Parish, and he qualified on 9/15/1761.
(5) Thomas Lynch declined to serve. David Deas was elected to replace Thomas Lynch, but he too declined to serve. Thomas Lynch was re-elected, and he qualified on 12/21/1761.
(6) William Coachman was elected to replace George Gabriel Powell in Prince George's, Winyah Parish, and he qualified on 7/7/1761.
(7) Thomas Middleton was elected to represent both Prince William's Parish and St. Helena's Parish. He chose to represent Prince William's Parish.
(8) John Rattray died on September 30, 1761. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(9) John Ainslie was elected to replace Thomas Middleton in St. Helena's Parish, and he qualified on 9/15/1761.
(10) Charles Faucheraud declined to serve. Seat remained vacant.
(11) Edward Harleston and Job Marion received equal votes in the general election, prompting a special election. Job Marion was elected and he qualified on 4/30/1761.
(12) Edward Fenwick declined to serve. Ebenezer Simmons, Jr. was elected to replace Edward Fenwicke, and he qualified on 4/29/1761.
(13) John Wragg was elected to replace Samuel Carne in St. Peter's Parish, and he qualified on 5/20/1761.
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