The Royal Colony of South Carolina

7th Commons House of Assembly - 1729
The Seventh Commons House of Assembly under Royal Rule attempted to convene on at least four (4) known occasions. The first session met on August 6, 1729, but was prorogued. The second session met on August 7, 1729, but it too was prorogued. The third session met on October 14, 1729, and it was once again prorogued. The fourth session met on October 15th and finally made a quorum. A sufficient number took the state oaths, but only eleven (11) members agreed to take the necessary oaths in the Commons House. Royal Governor Robert Johnson dissolved the Assembly on October 16th, with no legislative action ever taken by this Assembly.

Election District


Christ Church Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Barksdale

Joseph Law

Prince George's, Winyah Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Bonny

John Bulline

St. Andrew's Parish
(3 delegates)

Thomas Ladson (1)

Roger Saunders

George Smith

St. Bartholomew's Parish
(4 delegates)

John Carmichael

William McMeekin

Joshua Saunders

Royal Spry

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

Peter Goulding

Paul Jenys

St. Helena's Parish
(4 delegates)

Richard Allein

Jacob Bond

John Delabere

Alexander Trench

St. James, Goose Creek Parish
(4 delegates)

John Bayley

Thomas Clifford

William Dry

Tobias Fitch

St. James, Santee Parish
(2 delegates)

Thomas Smith

William Waties (2)

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

William Drake

William Greenland

William Waties (2)

St. Paul's Parish
(4 delegates)

Alexander Hext

Samuel Jones

Henry Nicholls

John Tucker

St. Philip's Parish
(5 delegates)

Daniel Gibson

Daniel Green

Robert Hume

Charles Pinckney

Benjamin Whitaker

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

James Akin

Peter Johnson

John Lloyd
*No Speaker, Clerk, or Messenger elected.
(1) Thomas Ladson declined to serve.
(2) William Waties was elected to represent both St. James, Santee Parish and St. John's, Berkeley Parish.
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