Carolina Under Royal Rule

5th Commons House of Assembly - 1728
The Fifth Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule never made a quorum. Some members gathered on September 17th in 1728, but Governor Arthur Middleton dissolved this Assembly on September 23rd.

Election District


Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Barksdale

Joseph Law

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

Meredith Hughes

George Pawley

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

Tobias Fitch (1)

Rogers Saunders

George Smith

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

Thomas Bulline

Tobias Fitch (1)

William McMeekin

Joshua Saunders

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

Paul Jenys (2)

William Saunders

St. Helena's Parish
(4 delegates)

Unknown / Vacant (3)

Unknown / Vacant (3)

Unknown / Vacant (3)

Unknown / Vacant (3)

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

William Adams

John Bayley

John Bulline

Francis Cordes

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Smith

William Waties

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

Daniel Donovan

William Dry

Tobias Fitch (1)

St. Paul's Parish
(4 delegates)

Richard Bedon

Richard Skeene

John Tucker

Robert Yonge

St. Philip's Parish
(5 delegates)

John Fenwick

Robert Hume

Paul Jenys (2)

James Payne

William Rhett

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

James Akin

Peter Johnson

John Lloyd
(1) Tobias Fitch was elected to represent St. Andrew's Parish, St. Bartholomew's Parish, and St. John's, Berkeley Parish.
(2) Paul Jenys was elected to represent both St. George's, Dorchester Parish and St. Philip's Parish.
(3) No returns were made for St. Helena's Parish.
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