The Royal Colony of South Carolina

8th Commons House of Assembly - 1730
The Eighth Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule convened on at least three (3) known occasions. The first session met on January 13, 1730. The second session met from January 14th to January 24th in 1730. The third session met from March 17th to March 19th in 1730.

Election District

Delegate

Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Barksdale (1) / Hugh Hext (1)

Joseph Law (2) / Thomas Boone (2)

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

John Bulline

Twedie Somerville (3)

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

Thomas Elliott

Roger Saunders

George Smith

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

Thomas Bulline (4) / Peter Goulding (4)

John Carmichael

William McMeekin (5)

Wilson Saunders

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

Benjamin Child

Paul Jenys

St. Helena's Parish
(4 delegates)

Richard Allein (6) / Alexander Trench (6)

Jacob Bond (7) / John Bull (7)

John Delabere

Samuel Prioleau

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

William Adams

John Bayley

Thomas Bulline (4)

Tobias Fitch

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Smith, Jr. (8) / Edward Thomas (8)

William Waties (9) / Daniel McGregor (9)

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

Philip Dawes

William Drake

William Waties (9)

St. Paul's Parish
(4 delegates)

Richard Bedom

John Gibbes (10) / Thomas Farr (10)

Alexander Hext

John Tucker

St. Philip's Parish
(5 delegates)

Othniel Beale

Benjamin D'Harriette

Thomas Lamboll (11) / Eleazer Allen (11)

Twedie Somerville (12) / John Vicaridge (12)

William Yeomans

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

James Akin

Peter Johnson

*John Lloyd
* John Lloyd was elected as Speaker of the House.
(1) Thomas Barksdale declined to serve. Hugh Hext was elected to replace Thomas Barksdale, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(2) Joseph Law declined to serve. Thomas Boone was elected to replace Joseph Law, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(3) Twedie Somerville declined to serve. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(4) Thomas Bulline was elected to represent both St. Bartholomew's Parish and St. James, Goose Creek Parish. He chose top represent St. James, Goose Creek Parish. Peter Goulding was elected to replace Thomas Bulline in St. Bartholomew's Parish, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(5) William McMeekin declined to serve. However, he was re-elected in a special election, but there is no evidence that he qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(6) Richard Allein was appointed to the SC Council and gave up his seat in the Assembly. Alexander Trench was elected to replace Richard Allein, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(7) Jacob Bond declined to serve. John Bull was elected to replace Jacob Bond, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(8) Thomas Smith, Jr. died on December 3, 1729. Edward Thomas was elected to replace Thomas Smith, Jr., but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(9) William Waties was elected to represent both St. James, Santee Parish and St. John's, Berkeley Parish. He chose to represent St. John's, Berkeley Parish. Daniel McGregor was elected to replace William Waties in St. James, Santee Parish, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(10) John Gibbes declined to serve. Thomas Farr was elected to replace John Gibbes, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(11) Thomas Lamboll declined to serve. Eleazer Allen was elected to replace Thomas Lamboll, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
(12) Twedie Somerville declined to serve. John Vicaridge was elected to replace Twedie Somerville, but he never qualified. Assume the seat remained vacant.
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