Carolina Under the Lords Proprietors' Rule

1st Commons House of Assembly - 1692 to 1694

The First Commons House of Assembly convened for at least eight (8) known sessions. The first session met from September 20th to October 15th in 1692. The second session met from January 9th to January 18th in 1693. The third session met from March 14th to March 16th in 1693. The fourth session met from May 8th to May 20th in 1693. The fifth session met from September 12th to September 20th in 1693. The sixth session met from March 13th to March 14th in 1694. The seventh session met from May 8th to May 11th in 1694. The eighth session met on June 11th in 1694.

This first assembly met at least once after the journals ended. Dates of Acts passed show that they were in session in June of 1694, January of 1695, and July of 1695, however some of these later dates might have been for the 2nd Assembly.

Election District


Berkeley County

Jonathan Amory*

Ralph Izard

John Ladson

James Moore

Joseph Pendarvis

John Powis

Benjamin Waring

Colleton County

Daniel Courtise

William Davis

Joseph Elliott

Robert Gibbes

James Gilbertson

James Stanyarne

James Williams

Craven County

John Boyd

Paul Bruneau

Alexander Thesee Chastaigner

John Gendron

James Lebas (1) /
Lewis de St. Julian de Melan (2)

Rene Ravenel
* Jonathan Amory was elected as the Speaker of the House. Thomas Rose was elected as Clerk of the House. Francis Fidling was elected as Messenger of the House.
(1) James Lebas was disqualified on October 4, 1692.
(2) Elected to replace James Lebas on January 9, 1693.

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