Haslemere (UK Parliament constituency)

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Haslemere
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1584–1832
Number of members Two
Replaced by West Surrey

Haslemere was a parliamentary borough in Surrey, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1584 until 1832, when the borough was abolished by the Great Reform Act.

Members of Parliament[edit]

1584-1640[edit]

Parliament First member Second member
1584 Christopher Rithe Marlyon Rithe
1586 William Morgan William Campion
1588/9 Hugh Hare John Haselrigge
1593 Adrian Stoughton Nicholas Saunders
1597 Francis Aungier George Austen
1601 Francis Wolley John Clarke
1604 Edward Fraunceys William Jackson
1614 Sir Thomas Grimes Sir William Browne
1621 Sir Thomas Grimes Sir William Browne
1624-1625 Francis Carew Poynings More
1625 Francis Carew Poynings More
1626 Francis Carew Poynings More
1628 George Grimes Sir Thomas Canon
1629–1640 No Parliaments summoned

1640-1832[edit]

Year First member First party Second member Second party
April 1640 Poynings More [1] Parliamentarian Sir John Jacques, Bt
November 1640 John Goodwin Parliamentarian
1649 Carew Raleigh
1653 Haslemere was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament and the First and Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
January 1659 John Westbrooke Henry Fitzjames
May 1659 Carew Raleigh John Goodwin
April 1660 John Westbrooke Richard West
March 1661 James Gresham Chaloner Chute
May 1661 George Evelyn Thomas Morrice
1675 Sir William More, Bt
1679 James Gresham
1680 Denzil Onslow Whig Francis Dorrington
1681 Sir William More, Bt Sir George Woodroffe
1685 Sir George Vernon
1689 White Tichborne Denzil Onslow Whig
1690 George Rodney Brydges
1695 George Woodroffe
1698 Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe George Vernon
January 1701 George Woodroffe
November 1701 George Vernon
1702 Lewis Oglethorpe
1704 Thomas Heath
1705 George Woodroffe John Fulham
1708 Thomas Onslow [2] Theophilus Oglethorpe
1708 Nicholas Carew
1710 Sir John Clerke, Bt
1713 Thomas Onslow[3] George Vernon
1714 Nicholas Carew [4]
1715 Sir Montague Blundell, Bt [5]
1722 James Oglethorpe Tory Peter Burrell
1754 James More Molyneux Philip Carteret Webb
1759 Thomas More Molyneux
1768 William Burrell
1774 Sir Merrick Burrell, Bt
1776 Peter Burrell
September 1780 Sir James Lowther [6] Edward Norton
December 1780 Walter Spencer Stanhope
1784 Thomas Postlethwaite John Baynes-Garforth
1786 John Lowther
June 1790 William Gerard Hamilton James Lowther [7]
December 1790 Richard Penn
1791 James Clarke Satterthwaite
1796 James Lowther [8]
November 1796 George Wood
1802 Richard Penn
1806 Viscount Garlies Tory Charles Long Tory
1807 Robert Plumer Ward Tory
1823 George Lowther Thompson Tory
1826 Sir John Beckett, Bt Tory
1830 William Holmes Tory
1832 Constituency abolished

Notes

  1. ^ Created a baronet, May 1642
  2. ^ Onslow was also elected for Bletchingley, which he chose to represent, and never sat for Haslemere
  3. ^ Onslow was also elected for Bletchingley, which he chose to represent, and never sat for Haslemere
  4. ^ Created a baronet, January 1715
  5. ^ Created Viscount Blundell (in the Peerage of Ireland), 1720
  6. ^ Lowther was also elected for Cumberland, which he chose to represent, and never sat for Haslemere
  7. ^ Lowther was also elected for Westmorland, which he chose to represent, and never sat for Haslemere
  8. ^ Lowther was also elected for Westmorland, which he chose to represent, and never sat for Haslemere

References[edit]

  • Robert Beatson, A Chronological Register of Both Houses of Parliament (London: Longman, Hurst, Res & Orme, 1807) [1]
  • D Brunton & D H Pennington, Members of the Long Parliament (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1954)
  • Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the year 1803 (London: Thomas Hansard, 1808) [2]
  • J Holladay Philbin, Parliamentary Representation 1832 - England and Wales (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965)
  • Henry Stooks Smith, The Parliaments of England from 1715 to 1847 (2nd edition, edited by FWS Craig - Chichester: Parliamentary Reference Publications, 1973)
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]