Haverfordwest (UK Parliament constituency)

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Haverfordwest
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1545–1885
Number of members one
Replaced by Pembroke and Haverfordwest

Haverfordwest was a parliamentary constituency. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History[edit]

The constituency was enfranchished in 1545, as the second borough constituency in the historic county of Pembrokeshire. In the previous election of 1542, the first at which Wales is known to have sent members to the Parliament of England, this borough was one of the ancient boroughs contributing to the wages and being in some sense represented by the member for Pembroke.

From 1832 to 1885, it was a district of boroughs constituency, consisting of the three boroughs of Haverfordwest, Fishguard and Narberth.[1]

The constituency was abolished for the 1885 general election, and merged into the newly created constituency of Pembroke and Haverfordwest.

Boundaries[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

1543–1660[edit]

Parliament Member
1547 Richard Howell [2]
1553 (Mar) Richard Howell [2]
1553 (Oct) Richard Taylor [2]
1554 (Apr) Richard Howell [2]
1554 (Nov) Richard Howell [2]
1555 John Bolton or Button [2]
1558 Thomas ab Owen [2]
1559 Hugh Harris[3]
1562/3 Rice Morgan [3]
1571 John Garnons
(Alban Stepneth cheated of seat by Sheriff) [3]
1572 Alban Stepneth [3]
1584 Alban Stepneth [3]
1586 Alban Stepneth [3]
1588 Sir John Perrot [3]
1593 Sir Nicholas Clifford [3]
1597 Sir James Perrot [3]
1601 John Canon [3]
1604-1611 Sir James Perrot
1614 Sir James Perrot
1621-22 Sir James Perrot
1624 Lewis Powell
1625 Sir Thomas Canon
1626 Sir James Perrot
1628 Sir James Perrot
1629–1640 No Parliaments summoned
1640 (Apr) Hugh Owen
1640 (Nov) Sir John Stepney, 3rd Baronet, disabled 1643
1645 Sir Robert Needham, secluded 1648
1653 Not represented in Barebones Parliament
1654 Not represented in 1st Protectorate Parliament
1656 John Upton
1659 John Upton
1660 William Philipps

1660–1885[edit]

Parliament Member
1660 (Apr) William Philipps, election declared void, June 1660 [4]
1660 (Aug) William Philipps re-elected[4]
1661 Isaac Lloyd, election declared void, May 1663 [4]
1663 (c.Jun) Sir William Morton, made judge
and was replaced 1666 by
Sir Frederick Hyde, who also died
and was replaced 1667 by
Sir Herbert Perrott [4]
1679 William Wogan [4]
1679 Thomas Owen [4]
1681 Thomas Howard [4]
1685 William Wogan [4]
1689 William Wogan [4]
1690 Sir William Wogan[5]
1695 Sir William Wogan [5]
1698 Sir William Wogan [5]
1701 (Jan) William Wheeler [5]
1701 (Dec) William Wheeler [5]
1702 John Laugharne [5]
1705 John Laugharne [5]
1708 John Laugharne [5]
1710 John Laugharne [5]
1713 John Laugharne [5]
1715 John Laugharne, died
and was replaced 1715 by
John Barlow, who also died
and was replaced 1718 by
Sir John Philipps, 4th Baronet[6]
1722-1725 Francis Edwardes, died
and replaced 1726 by
Sir Erasmus Philipps[6]
1727 Sir Erasmus Philipps [6]
1734 Sir Erasmus Philipps [6]
1741 Sir Erasmus Philipps, died
and replaced 1743 by
George Barlow[6]
1747-1784 William Edwardes (Baron Kensington from 1776)[6]
1784-1786 The Lord Milford
1786-1801 The Lord Kensington
1801-1802 Seat vacant
1802-1818 The Lord Kensington
1818-1826 William Henry Scourfield
1826-1835 Richard Philipps
1835-1837 William Henry Scourfield
1837-1847 Sir Richard Philipps, Bt
1847-1852 John Evans
1852-1868 John Henry Scourfield
1868-1885 Hon. William Edwardes, Liberal
(Baron Kensington from 1872)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 506. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 

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