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Royal Assembly of 1694 - 1697

First Session: September 20, 1694 - October 18, 1694
Second Session: February 28, 1694/95 - March 1, 1694/95
Third Session: May 8, 1695 - May 22, 1695
Fourth Session: October 2, 1695 - October 19, 1695
Fifth Session: April 30, 1696 - May 14, 1696
Sixth Session: July 1, 1696 - July 10, 1696
Seventh Session: September 16, 1696 - October 2, 1696
Eighth Session: May 26, 1697 - June 11, 1697

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

Robert Smith, Kenelm Cheseldyne, Speaker of the Lower House
Upper House
Thomas Lawrence1
Henry Jowles
Nicholas Greenberry
Charles Hutchins
George Robotham
David Browne
Thomas Tench
John Addison
John Courts
Thomas Brooke
James Frisby
Edward Randolph2

Lower House
Anne Arundel County
John Hammond
Edward Dorsey
Richard Hill
James Saunders
Baltimore County
Edward Boothby
John Fery
James Maxwell, s-6
Francis Watkins, d-5
George Ashman, e-6
John Hall, e-7
Calvert County
Thomas Greenfield, s-5
Francis Hutchins
George Lingan, s-6
Richard Johns, ds-13
Thomas Tasker, e-2
James Crawford, e-5
Walter Smith, e-7
Cecil County
St. Leger Codd
John Thompson
William Pearce, s-6
Casparus Augustus Herman, d-8
Edward Blay, e-7
Charles County
Henry Hawkins
James Smallwood
William Dent
William Hutchinson, r-5
Philip Hoskins, e-7
Dorchester County
John Pollard
Henry Hooper
Thomas Ennalls
Thomas Hicks 
Kent County
Hans Hanson
John Hynson
Thomas Smith
William Frisby
Prince George's County4
Ninian Beale, e-5
William Hatton, e-5
William Barton, e-5
William Hutchinson, e-5
Thomas Hollyday, e-7, ev
St. Mary's City
John Watson
Thomas Waughop
Samuel Watkins, ev-75
St. Mary's County
Kenelm Cheseldyne, spkr 4-8
Robert Mason, s-6
Philip Clarke
John Bayne, s-6
John Coode, e-7, ds-73
John Lowe, e-8
Henry Smith, e-8
Somerset County
William Whittington, s-4
Matthew Scarborough
John Bozman
Thomas Dixon
Francis Jenkins, e-5
Talbot County
Robert Smith, spkr 1-46
Henry Coursey, d-4
Thomas Smithson
John Edmundson, ds-13
Nicholas Lowe
William Hemsley, e-5
William Coursey, e-7

1. In England from 1694 to 1696 on official business and did not sit in the second through sixth sessions of this Assembly.

2. Randolph, surveyor general of customs, was not a resident colonist. He was in Maryland for only the first three sessions of the Assembly.

3. Johns and Edmundson were dismissed from the first session, because as Quakers they were unable to subscribe to the oaths required of delegates. Coode was dismissed from the seventh session after a prolonged debate, because as a former minister he was ruled ineligible by English law to sit in the Assembly.

4. Prince George's, recently established as a county, had its first representation at the fifth session. One of its delegates, William Hutchinson, previously sat from Charles County. Confusion over his status led to the election of Thomas Hollyday to the seventh session, but that election was declared invalid because no vacancy existed.

5. His election was ruled invalid because there was no official vacancy; the voters were apparently seeking to replace John Watson, who was in England in 1696.

6. Robert Smith became ill during the fourth session, resigned the speakership, and returned home. Cheseldyne was immediately elected to replace him.

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