Warwick (UK Parliament constituency)

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Warwick
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
County Warwickshire
Major settlements Warwick
1295–1885
Number of members Two
Replaced by Warwick & Leamington

Warwick was a parliamentary borough consisting of the town of Warwick, within the larger Warwickshire constituency of England. It returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of England from 1295 to 1707, to the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and then to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1885.

Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, the constituency was abolished for the 1885 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new single-member constituency of Warwick and Leamington.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1295–1640[edit]

Parliament First member Second member
1386 Robert Norton Henry Trymenell [1]
1388 (Feb) Robert Norton Henry Trymenell [1]
1388 (Sep) John Raines John Russell [1]
1390 (Jan) John Buckmore Henry Filongley [1]
1390 (Nov)
1391 Henry de la Chamber John Raines [1]
1393 Maurice de la Chamber Henry __? [1]
1394 Maurice Luttrell John Russell [1]
1395 Maurice de la Chamber John Allerwich [1]
1397 (Jan) Henry Trymenell Robert Walden [1]
1397 (Sep) John Brome William Ilshawe [1]
1399 William Ruding William Hull [1]
1401  ?John Brome  ?William Hopkins [1]
1402 John Brome Richard Hewe [1]
1404 (Jan) Simon Bennett John Weston [1]
1404 (Oct)
1406 John Brome John Weston [1]
1407 Thomas Ellam Richard Ferrour alias Barkes [1]
1410 John Weston Roger Wootton [1]
1411 John Weston Roger Wootton [1]
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) Nicholas Rody Roger Wootton [1]
1414 (Apr) John Brome Roger Wootton [1]
1414 (Nov) Nicholas Rody Roger Wootton [1]
1415
1416 (Mar)
1416 (Oct)
1417
1419 Nicholas Rody Roger Wootton [1]
1420 John Rody John Usk [1]
1421 (May) Nicholas Rody John Upton [1]
1421 (Dec) Nicholas Rody John Rody [1]
1510–1523 No names known [2]
1529 William Newenham Thomas Holte [2]
1536  ?
1539  ?
1542 Clement Throckmorton William Webbe [2]
1545 Kenelm Throckmorton William Pinnock [2]
1547 Sir William Pickering Clement Throckmorton [2]
1553 (Mar) Clement Throckmorton John Throckmorton [2]
1553 (Oct) Clement Throckmorton Edward Ferrers [2]
1554 (Apr) George Throckmorton Thomas Fisher [2]
1554 (Nov) Thomas Fisher Ralph Broune [2]
1555 Kenelm Throckmorton Thomas Fisher [2]
1558 Thomas Fisher John Butler [2]
1558/1559 Thomas Throckmorton Thomas Fisher[3]
1562/1563 Walter Haddon John Butler [3]
1571 (Mar) Edward Aglionby John Fisher [3]
1572 (Apr) Thomas Dudley John Fisher [3]
1584 (Nov) Thomas Dudley John Fisher [3]
1586 (Oct) Thomas Dudley Job Throckmorton [3]
1588 (Oct) James Dyer Thomas Dudley [3]
1593 John Hugford William Combe [3]
1597 (Sep) John Townsend William Spicer [3]
1601 (Oct) John Townsend William Spicer [3]
1604 John Townsend William Spicer
1614 Sir Greville Verney John Townsend
1621 John Coke Sir Greville Verney
1624 Sir Edward Conway Francis Lucy
1625 Sir Francis Leigh, Bt Francis Lucy
1626 Sir Francis Leigh, Bt. Francis Lucy
1628 Francis Lucy Hon. Robert Greville Election declared void
Replaced by
Anthony Stoughton[4]
1629-1640 No Parliaments summoned

MPs 1640–1885[edit]

Election 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
November 1640 William Purefoy Parliamentarian Sir Thomas Lucy [5]
December 1640 Godfrey Bosvile Parliamentarian
1653 Warwick was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament
1654 Richard Lucy Warwick had only one seat in the First and
Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
1656 Clement Throckmorton
January 1659 Fulke Lucy Thomas Archer
May 1659 William Purefoy One seat vacant
August 1659 Both seats vacant after Purefoy's death
April 1660 Sir Clement Throckmorton John Rous
1661 Henry Puckering
1664 Fulke Greville Sir Francis Compton
1677 The 3rd Lord Digby
1678 Sir John Bowyer, Bt
February 1679 Sir John Clopton Sir Henry Puckering, Bt
August 1679 Thomas Lucy Richard Booth
1681 Hon. Thomas Coventry [6]
1685 The 4th Lord Digby
1689 William Colemore
1690 The 5th Lord Digby
1695 Francis Greville
1698 Robert Greville Sir Thomas Wagstaffe
1699 Algernon Greville
January 1701 Francis Greville
November 1701 Algernon Greville
1705 Dodington Greville
1710 Charles Leigh
1713 William Colemore
1722 Sir William Keyt
1727 William Bromley
1735[7] Thomas Archer Henry Archer
1741 Wills Hill [8]
1756 John Spencer
1761 Viscount Dungarvan
1762 Paul Methuen
March 1768 Lord Greville
May 1768 Paul Methuen
January 1774 Hon. Charles Greville
October 1774 Hon. Robert Fulke Greville Tory
1780 Robert Ladbroke
1790 The Lord Arden Major Henry Gage
1792 Hon. George Villiers
1796 Samuel Robert Gaussen
1802 Charles Mills Lord Brooke Tory
1816 Hon. Sir Charles Greville Tory
1826 John Tomes
1831 Edward Bolton King Whig
1832 Hon. Sir Charles Greville [9] Conservative
1836 Hon. Charles Canning Conservative
March 1837 William Collins Whig
July 1837 Sir Charles Eurwicke Douglas Conservative
1852 George Repton Conservative Edward Greaves Conservative
1865 Arthur Wellesley Peel Liberal
1868 Edward Greaves Conservative
1874 George Repton Conservative
1885 Constituency abolished: see Warwick and Leamington

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "History of Parliament". Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "History of Parliament". Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "History of Parliament". Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  4. ^ Ann Hughes Politics, Society and Civil War in Warwickshire, 1620–1660
  5. ^ Died December 1640
  6. ^ Succeeded to a peerage as 5th Baron Coventry, July 1687, but the vacancy as MP for Warwick was not immediately filled
  7. ^ On petition, Keyt and Bromley were declared not to have been duly re-elected in 1734
  8. ^ Created Earl of Hillsborough (in the Peerage of Ireland), 1751
  9. ^ 1832: Greville's election was declared void on petition, and the constituency's writ was suspended

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]
  • F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1832–1885 (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
  • Maija Jansson (ed.), Proceedings in Parliament, 1614 (House of Commons) (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1988) [3]
  • J E Neale, The Elizabethan House of Commons (London: Jonathan Cape, 1949)
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Cambridgeshire
Constituency represented by the Speaker
1884–1885
Succeeded by
Warwick and Leamington