^Francis Bacon was re-elected in 1586, but had also been elected for Taunton, which he chose to represent
^Browne Willis, working from the Parliamentary records, gives two names for Weymouth and four for Melcombe, remarking of these "Double return, as it seems to me". But it may equally be that two of the six were recorded against the wrong constituency (especially as, in the same Parliament, he has the same pair of the names with only minor variations for Corfe Castle and Wareham.
^Listed in some sources as Walter Erle; Alumni Oxonienses allocates Christopher to the seat
^Middleton was re-elected to the Useless Parliament, but had also been elected for Denbighshire, which he chose to represent
^The names in the table are those given by Browne Willis, but other sources suggest Robert Napier represented the boroughs in this Parliament
^On petition, the election of Littleton and Betts was declared void, and a writ for a by-election was issued. Both were returned at the by-election, but were once again declared not to have been duly elected.
^On petition, Baker, Harvey and Betts were all declared not to have been duly elected
^Expelled from the House of Commons 1726 following his conviction for forgery
^News Weekly Journal or British Gazetteer, Saturday, February 10, 1728; Issue 142
^Dodington was also elected for Bridgwater, which he chose to represent, and did not sit in this parliament for Weymouth & Melcombe Regis
^On petition, the election of Wallace, Broadhurst and Trail was declared void, and a by-election was held; Murray's election was not disturbed
^Weyland was also elected for Oxfordshire, which he chose to represent, and never sat for Weymouth & Melcombe Regis
^At the election of 1841, the two sitting Conservative members, Villiers and Hope, were initially declared re-elected, by margins of 5 votes and 3 votes respectively, but on petition the result was overturned and the opponents, Bernal and Christie, were seated in their place