Archives of Maryland
Historical List
Royal Assembly of 1692 - 1693

First Session: May 10, 1692 - June 9, 1692
Second Session: September 20, 1693 - September 26, 1693

Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Vols. 1&2.  Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1979, 1985.

Kenelm Cheseldyne, Speaker of the Lower House
Upper House
Thomas Lawrence1
Henry Jowles, ds-22
Nehmeiah Blackiston
Nicholas Greenberry
Charles Hutchins
George Robotham
David Browne
Thomas Tench
John Addison
John Courts
Thomas Brooke
James Frisby, dns, ds-23

Lower House
Anne Arundel County
John Hammond
Henry Ridgeley
James Saunders
John Dorsey
Baltimore County
George Ashman
Edward Boothby
Francis Watkins
Thomas Staley
Calvert County
Thomas Greenfield
Thomas Tasker
Henry Mitchell
John Bigger
Cecil County
William Dare, ds-14
St. Leger Codd, ds-14
Edward Jones4
George Warner, ds-14
James Wroth, e-1
Thomas Theakston, e-1
Robert Cooke, e-1
Charles County
William Dent
Henry Hawkins
James Smallwood
Philip Hoskins
Dorchester County
Henry Trippe
John Brooke, d-2
Thomas Ennalls
Edward Pinder, d-2
Kent County
William Harris
Hans Hanson
Elias King
Samuel Wheeler
St. Mary's City
Edward Wynn, d-2
Robert Mason, s-2
St. Mary's County
Kenelm Cheseldyne, spkr
John Campbell
Philip Clarke
John Watson
Somerset County
William Whittington
John Huett, ds-14
Thomas Everden, ds-14
John Goddin, ds-14
Roger Woolford, e-1
John Bozman, e-1
Lazarus Maddox, e-1
Talbot County
Robert Smith
William Finney
Hugh Sherwood
John Edmundson, ds-14
Thomas Robins, e-1

1. Sir Thomas Lawrence, the provincial secretary, had not arrived in Maryland at the time of the first session. In March of 1693, approximately six months after Lawrence's arrival, Governor Copley suspended him from the Council and imprisoned him for alleged opposition to the royal government in a power struggle between the two men. The Lower House ordered Lawrence's release from prison on September 22, 1693. It is uncertain who had been serving as acting governor in the power struggle since Copley's death on September 12, 1693, but Lawrence now resumed his position as senior councillor and presided in the Upper House until the arrival of Gov. Edmund Andros from Virginia on September 26. Andros claimed succession by virtue of his commission and served as acting governor through the remainder of this session. Andros's right to that post was later successfully challenged by Lawrence.

2. Suspended from the Council by Governor Copley in November 1692 for alleged improper behavior in accepting a clerkship, and did not sit in the second session.

3. Suspended from the Council by Governor Copley on July 9, 1692, for his alleged opposition to the government of the Protestant Associators and to the new royal government. Frisby had not attended the first session.

4. Edmundson, Everden, Goddin, and Warner were discharged because as Quakers they were unable to subscribe to the oaths required of delegates. Huett, as a minister and "man in sacred orders," was ruled ineligible by English law to sit in the Assembly. The Lower House voted to discharge Codd for his opposition to the revolution and Protestant Associators' government. Dare, under suspicion for similar opposition, refused to provide security for his good behavior and was not seated. Jones, also suspected of opposition to the Protestant Associators' government, gave security and held his seat.

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