The Royal Colony of South Carolina

29th Commons House of Assembly - 1769 to 1771
The Twenty-Ninth Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule met on at least thirteen (13) known occasions. The first session met from June 15th to June 16th in 1769. The second session met from June 26th to July 25th in 1769. The third session met from July 26th to August 23rd in 1769. The fourth session met on November 7, 1769. The fifth session met from November 28th to December 8th in 1769. The sixth session met from January 9th to April 11th in 1770. The seventh session met on June 5, 1770. The eighth session met on July 23, 1770. The ninth session met from August 14th to September 8th in 1770. The tenth session met from January 15th to March 20th in 1771. The eleventh session met from June 3rd to June 5th in 1771. The twelfth session met on July 30, 1771. The thirteenth session met from September 17th to November 5th in 1771.

Election District

Delegate

All Saints Parish
(2 delegates)

Joseph Allston (1) / Thomas Ferguson (1)

Benjamin Young (2) / Andrew Johnston (2)

 Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

John Poaug

John Rutledge

Prince Frederick's Parish
(2 delegates)

Charles Cantey (3) / Francis Powell (3) / Robert Stark (3)

Theodore Gaillard (4) / Benjamin Farrar (4)

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

Elias Horry, Jr.

Thomas Lynch

Prince William's Parish
(2 delegates)

Patrick Calhoun

Barnard Elliott

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

William Cattell

William Scott

George Sheed

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

Rawlins Lowndes

James Parsons

James Reid (5) / Isaac Hayne (5)

James Skirving, Jr.

St. David's Parish
(1 delegate) 

George Gabriel Powell

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

David Oliphant

Benjamin Waring

St. Helena's Parish
(2 delegates)

William Roper

Thomas Smith

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(3 delegates)

Benjamin Huger

John McKenzie (6)

John Parker (7)

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Evance

Daniel Horry

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

Edward Harleston (8) / Philip Porcher (8)

Isaac Mazyck (9) / Daniel Ravenel, Jr. (9)

William Moultrie

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

Thomas Ferguson (10) (1) / Paul Hamilton (10) / Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (10)

David Graeme (11) / William Boone (11) / Benjamin Smith (11) / Miles Brewton (11)

John Parker (7) / William Gibbes (12)

St. Luke's Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Bee (13)

John Wragg (14) / Stephen Drayton (14)

St. Mark's Parish
(1 delegate)

Joseph Kershaw

St. Matthew's Parish
(1 delegate)

William Thomson

St. Michael's Parish
(3 delegates)

Benjamin Dart (15) / Thomas Loughton Smith (15)

John Lloyd

Thomas Savage

St. Paul's Parish
(3 delegates)

Benjamin Elliott (16)

Charles Elliott (17)

Archibald Stanyarne (18) / Morton Wilkinson (18)

St. Peter's Parish
(1 delegate) 

William Williamson

St. Philip's Parish
(3 delegates)

Christopher Gadsden

Henry Laurens

Charles Pinckney

St. Stephen's Parish
(1 delegate) 

Tacitus Gaillard

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

John Huger

*Peter Manigualt

Robert Quash, Jr.
* Peter Manigault was elected as Speaker of the House. Thomas Skottowe was elected as Clerk of the House. Jonathan Badger and Edward Weyman were elected as Messengers of the House. Jonathan Badger resigned on July 4, 1769 and moved to New England. Jacob Axson was elected as Messenger of the House on July 13, 1769.
(1) Joseph Allston declined to serve. Thomas Ferguson was elected to replace Joseph Allston, and he qualified on 8/14/1769.
(2) Benjamin Young declined to serve. Andrew Johnston was elected to replace Benjamin Young, and he qualified on 11/28, 1769.
(3) Charles Cantey declined to serve. Francis Powell was elected to replace Charles Cantey, but he too declined to serve. Robert Stark was then elected to replace Francis Powell, and he qualified on 4/10/1770.
(4) Theodore Gaillard declined to serve. Benjamin Farrar was elected to replace Theodore Gaillard, and he qualified on 12/5/1769.
(5) James Reid died on October 12, 1769. Isaac Hayne was elected to replace James Reid, and he qualified on 2/2/1770.
(6) John McKenzie died on May 30, 1771. Seat remained vacant.
(7) John Parker was elected to represent both St. James, Goose Creek Parish and St. John's, Colleton Parish. He chose to represent St. James, Goose Creek Parish.
(8) Edward Harleston declined to serve. Philip Porcher was elected to replace Edward Harleston, and he qualified on 8/15/1769.
(9) Isaac Mazyck died on July 25, 1770. Daniel Ravenel, Jr. was elected to replace Isaac Mazyck, and he qualified on 9/17/1771.
(10) Thomas Ferguson and Paul Hamilton received equal votes in the general election, prompting a special election. Thomas Ferguson won the special election, but he was also elected to represent All Saints Parish (1), which he accepted instead. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was then elected to replace Thomas Ferguson, and he qualified on 12/5/1769.
(11) David Graeme declined to serve. William Boone was elected to replace David Graeme, but he too declined to serve. Benjamin Smith was then elected to replace William Boone, and he qualified on 1/17/1770. Benjamin Smith died July 28, 1770. Miles Brewton was then elected to replace Benjamin Smith, and he qualified on 1/18/1771.
(12) William Gibbes was elected to replace John Parker in St. John's, Colleton Parish, and he qualified on 8/16/1769.
(13) Thomas Bee was elected but his election was declared void by the House on June 27, 1769, prompting a special election. He was re-elected and qualified on 8/14/1769.
(14) John Wragg was elected but his election was declared void by the House on June 27, 1769, prompting a special election. Stephen Drayton was then elected to replace John Wragg, and he qualified on 8/14/1769.
(15) Benjamin Dart was appointed as Joint Public Treasurer of South Carolina on February 23, 1771 and he resigned from the House. Thomas Loughton Smith was elected to replace Benjamin Dart, and he qualified on 9/18/1771.
(16) Benjamin Elliott was elected in the general election but it was declared void because of a riot at the poll occasioned by a dispute over the qualification of some voters, which caused the poll to close prior to the time appointed by law. Benjamin Elliott was re-elected in a special election, and he qualified on 11/30/1769.
(17) Charles Elliott was elected in the general election but it was declared void because of a riot at the poll occasioned by a dispute over the qualification of some voters, which caused the poll to close prior to the time appointed by law. Charles Elliott was re-elected in a special election, and he qualified on 12/5/1769.
(18) Archibald Stanyarne was elected in the general election but it was declared void because of a riot at the poll occasioned by a dispute over the qualification of some voters, which caused the poll to close prior to the time appointed by law. Archibald Stanyarne was re-elected in a special election, but he declined to serve. Morton Wilkinson was then elected to replace Archibald Stanyarne, and he qualified on 3/8/1770.
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