The Royal Colony of South Carolina

25th Commons House of Assembly - 1762
The Twenty-Fifth Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule met on at least six (6) known occasions. The first session met from February 6th to February 22nd in 1762. The second session met from March 15th to April 2nd in 1762. The third session met from April 19th to May 29th in 1762. The fourth session met from June 29th to July 9th in 1762. The fifth session met on August 9, 1762. The sixth session met from September 9th to September 13th in 1762.

Election District

Delegate

Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

John Rutledge

Robert Williams

Prince Frederick's Parish
(2 delegates)

John Moultrie (1) / Archibald Johnson (1) / John Murray (1)

William Moultrie

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

Elias Horry, Jr. (2) / Thomas Wright (3) / Francis LeJeau (4) / Thomas Gadsden (4)

Thomas Lynch

Prince William's Parish
(2 delegates)

Edmund Bellinger (5) / John Wragg (5) / John Beale (5)

William Blake

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

Benjamin Dart

Thomas Ferguson (6)

Jeremmiah Savage

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

George Logan

Rawlins Lowndes

James Parsons

James Skirving

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

Daniel Blake

Stephen Cator (7) / Richard Bohun Baker (8)

St. Helena's Parish
(3 delegates)

John Ainslie

Thomas Ferguson (6) / Jacob Motte, Jr. (9)

William Roper

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

John Parker

Henry Smith

Peter Taylor

Thomas Wright (10) / John Colleton (10) / John McKenzie (10)

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

John Gaillard (11) / David Oliphant (11)

Robert Pringle

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

John Colleton

Isaac Mazyck

Peter Porcher (12) / Thomas Wright (12) (3)

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

William Maxwell

Ebenezer Simmons

William Wragg

St. Mark's Parish
(2 delegates)

Philip Porcher (13) / John Dargan (13) / George Roupell (13)

Richard Richardson

St. Michael's Parish
(3 delegates)

Samuel Brailsford

Thomas Middleton (14)

Charles Pinckney

St. Paul's Parish
(3 delegates)

Thomas Bee

John Rutledge (15) / Charles Lowndes (15) / Christopher Gadsden (15)

Humphrey Sommers

St. Peter's Parish
(1 delegate) 

Stephen Cator (7)

St. Philip's Parish
(3 delegates)

Thomas Middleton (14) / William Scott (16)

Hopkin Price

*Benjamin Smith

St. Stephen's Parish
(1 delegate) 

John Pamor

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

Henry Gray

Peter Manigault

Luke Stoutenburgh
* Benjamin Smith was elected as Speaker of the House. Thomas Bromley was elected as Clerk of the House. Jonathan Badger and Edward Weyman were elected as Messengers of the House.
(1) John Moultrie declined to serve. Archibald Johnson was elected to replace John Moultrie, but he too declined to serve. John Murray was then elected to replace Archibald Johnson, and he qualified on 9/13/1762.
(2) Elias Horry, Jr. declined to serve.
(3) Thomas Wright was elected to represent both Prince George's, Winyah Parish and St. John's, Berkeley Parish. He chose to represent St. John's, Berkeley Parish.
(4) Francis LeJeau was elected to replace Elias Horry, Jr. and Thomas Wright, but he too declined to serve. Thomas Gadsden was then elected to replace Francis LeJeau, and he qualified on 9/13/1762.
(5) Edmund Bellinger declined to serve. John Wragg was elected to replace Edmund Bellinger, but he too declined to serve. John Beale was then elected to replace John Wragg, and he qualified on 5/14/1762.
(6) Thomas Ferguson was elected to represent both St. Andrew's Parish and St. Helena's Parish. He chose to represent St. Andrew's Parish.
(7) Stephen Cator was elected to represent both St. George's, Dorchester Parish and St. Peter's Parish. He chose to represent St. Peter's Parish.
(8) Richard Bohun Baker was elected to replace Stephen Cator in St. George's, Dorchester Parish, and he qualified on 3/24/1762.
(9) Jacob Motte, Jr. was elected to replace Thomas Ferguson in St. Helena's Parish, and he qualified on 4/1/1762.
(10) Thomas Wright and John Colleton received equal votes, prompting a special election. John McKenzie was then elected in their stead, and he qualified on 3/17/1762.
(11) John Gaillard declined to serve. David Oliphant was elected to replace John Gaillard, and he qualified on 3/17/1762.
(12) Peter Porcher and Thomas Wright received equal votes, prompting a special election. Thomas Wright was then elected and he qualified on 3/17/1762.
(13) Philip Porcher declined to serve. John Dargan was elected to replace Philip Porcher, but he too declined to serve. George Roupell was then elected to replace John Dargan, and he qualified on 5/14/1762.
(14) Thomas Middleton was elected to represent both St. Michael's Parish and St. Philip's Parish. He chose to represent St. Michael's Parish.
(15) John Rutledge declined to serve. Charles Lowndes was elected to replace John Rutledge, but he too declined to serve. Christopher Gadsden was then elected to replace Charles Lowndes, and he qualified on 9/13/1762.
(16) William Scott was elected to replace Thomas Middleton in St. Philip's Parish, and he qualified on 3/16/1762.
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