Carolina Under the Lords Proprietors' Rule

5th Commons House of Assembly - 1700 to 1702
The Fifth Commons House of Assembly convened for at least four (4) known sessions. The first session met from October 30th to November 16th in 1700. The second session met from February 4th to March 1st in 1701. The third session met from August 13th to August 23rd in 1701. The fourth session met from January 7th to February 3rd in 1702.

Election District


Berkeley County
Craven County

(20 Delegates)

John Ashby

William Baker

Thomas Broughton

Stephen Bull

John Cattell

John Crosskeys 

Joseph Crosskeys

William Elliott

Robert Fenwick

Robert Hall

Job Howes*

Ralph Izard

Robert Johnson

William Pratt

Thomas Smith

William Smith

Robert Stevens

Nicholas Trott

William White

James Whitter

Colleton County

(10 delegates)

William Bower

William Davis

William Edwards

Thomas Elliott

James Gilbertson

John Hamilton

William Peters

George Raynor

James Stanyarne

William Wells
* Job Howes was elected as the Speaker of the House. Thomas Rose was elected as Clerk of the House. Thomas Hepworth was elected as Temporary Clerk for the Feb.-Mar. 1701 session due to the illness of Thomas Rose. Francis Fidling was elected as Messenger of the House.
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