List of MPs elected to the English parliament in 1597

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This is a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the 9th Parliament of Elizabeth I in 1597, the 39th year of her reign: the Parliament met on 24 October 1597 and was held to 9 February 1598 when it was dissolved.[1]

List of constituencies and members[edit]

Sir Christopher Yelverton, Speaker
Oliver St John, Bedfordshire
Sir Edward Hoby, Rochester

Bedfordshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Bedfordshire Hon. Oliver St John
Sir Edward Radclyffe
Bedford Humphrey Winche
Oliver Luke

Berkshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Berkshire Sir Henry Norreys
Francis Knollys
Windsor Julius Caesar
John Norreys
Reading Francis Moore
Sir Humphrey Forster
Wallingford Thomas Fortescue
Owen Oglethorpe
Abingdon Francis Little

Buckinghamshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Buckinghamshire Sir John Fortescue
Francis Goodwin
Buckingham Edward Carey
Francis Fortescue
Wycombe William Fortescue
John Tasburgh
Aylesbury Thomas Tasburgh
Thomas Smythe

Cambridgeshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Cambridgeshire Sir Henry North
William Hynde
Cambridge Robert Wallis
John Yaxley

Cheshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Cheshire Sir William Brereton
Thomas Egerton
City of Chester Peter Warburton
William Brock

Cornwall[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Cornwall William Killigrew
Jonathan Trelawny
Launceston Herbert Croft
 ?
Liskeard Henry Neville
Edward Trelawny
Lostwithiel William Cornwallis
John Cooke
Truro Maurice Berkeley
Reade Stafford
Bodmin Sir Bernard Grenville
John Herbert
Helston William Cooke
Nicholas Saunders
Saltash Gregory Downhall
Ellis Wynn
Westlow Robert Hitcham
Sir Henry Lennard
Grampound John Leigh
Robert Newdigate
Eastlow Ambrose Bellot
Robert Gawdy
Camelford Jerome Horsey
Henry Carnesewe
Penryn James Killigrew
Edward Jones
Tregoney Sir Edward Denny
Henry Birde
St Ives Noel Sotherton
Vincent Skinner
Mitchel John Arundell
John Carew
Bossiney Thomas Harris
Sir Edward Denny
Fowey John Rashleigh
Thomas Treffry
St Germans Robert Hatchman
John Chamberlain
St Mawes Michael Vyvyan
Richard Orver
Newport Morgan Coleman
Edward Lewknor
Callington Henry Ferrers
John Egerton

Cumberland[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Cumberland Joseph Pennington
Christopher Pickering
Carlisle Henry Scrope
Thomas Sandford

Derbyshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Derbyshire Thomas Gresley
John Harpur
Derby Henry Duport
Robert Stringer

Devon[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Devon William Strode
Amias Bampfield
Exeter John Hele
William Martin
Totnes Edward Giles
Christopher Buggin
Barnstaple Thomas Hinson
George Peard
Plymouth Warwick Hele
William Stallenger
Plympton Erle George Southcote
Edward Hancock
Tavistock Edward Montagu
Valentine Knightley
Bere Alston Sir Jocelyn Blount
George Crooke
Clifton Dartmouth Hardness John Osborne
William Bastard

Dorset[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Dorset Sir Ralph Horsey
Sir Walter Raleigh
Dorchester Robert Ashley
Richard Wright
Poole Roger Mawdeley
Edward Man
Shaftesbury John Budden
John Davies
Weymouth Richard Swayne
Francis Leigh
Melcombe Regis John Mockett
John Brooke
Lyme Regis Richard Tichborne
Christopher Ellesdon
Wareham John Frankland
Sampson Hussey
Bridport Lewison Fitzjames
Adrian Gilbert
Corfe Castle ?
?

Essex[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Essex William Petre
John Wentworth
Colchester Robert Barker
Richard Symnell
Maldon Thomas Harris
William Wiseman

Gloucestershire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Gloucestershire John Tracy
Sir John Hungerford
Gloucester Luke Garnons
William Oldsworth
Cirencester Henry Poole
James Wroughton

Hampshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Hampshire Thomas Fleming
Richard Mill
Winchester William Badger
John Moore
Southampton William Wallop
Francis Bacon
Bacon sat for Ipswich, replaced by Sir Oliver Lambert
Portsmouth William Greene
Thomas Thorney
Petersfield Wiliam Kingswell
Thomas Hanbury
Yarmouth Benedict Barnham
John Snow
Newport Richard James
William Cotton
Newtown Sylvanus Scory
Thomas Crompton
Lymington Thomas West
Henry Wallop
Christchurch Simon Willis
Andrew Rogers
Stockbridge Miles Sandys
Mark Steward
Whitchurch Thomas Henshaw
Richard Carey
Andover Edward Reynolds
Edward Phelips

Herefordshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Herefordshire Sir Thomas Coningsby
Sir John Scudamore
Hereford Gregory Price
Anthony Pembridge
Leominster Thomas Crompton
John Creswell

Hertfordshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Hertfordshire Sir Robert Cecil
Rowland Lytton
St Albans Henry Maynard
Humphrey Coningsby

Huntingdonshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Huntingdonshire Sir Gervase Clifton
Oliver Cromwell
Huntingdon Richard Cromwell
Robert Cooke

Kent[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Kent Sir Robert Sidney
Sir WIlliam Brooke
Canterbury John Boys
Sir Henry Finch
Rochester Sir Edward Hoby
(Sir) Thomas Walsingham (elder)
Queenborough Sir George Carew
Michael Sondes
Maidstone Sir Thomas Fludde
Sir John Leveson

Lancashire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Lancashire Thomas Gerard
Robert Hesketh
Preston John Brograve
Sir John Stanhope
Lancaster Sir Thomas Hesketh
Edward Hubberd
Newton William Cope
Geoffrey Osbaldeston
Wigan Edward Legh
Nicholas Smyth
Clitheroe William Holte
George Rotheram
Liverpool Thomas Gerard
Peter Probie

Leicestershire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Leicestershire Sir Edward Hastings
Sir Francis Hastings
Leicester George Parkins
John Stanford

Lincolnshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Lincolnshire Thomas Monson
William Pelham
Lincoln Thomas Grantham
George Anton
Boston Anthony Irby
Richard Stevenson
Grimsby Thomas Hatcliffe
Thomas Ellis
Stamford Sir Robert Wingfield
Thomas Balgaye
Grantham Thomas Horsman
Francis Neale

Middlesex[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Middlesex Sir Robert Wroth
John Peyton
Westminster Thomas Knyvet
Thomas Cole
Cole died - replaced by Anthony Mildmay
City of London Sir John Hart
John Croke
Thomas Fettiplace
George Southerton

Monmouthshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Monmouthshire Henry Herbert
John Arnold
Monmouth Boroughs Sir Robert Johnson

Norfolk[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Norfolk Henry Gawdy
Sir John Townshend
Norwich Christopher Layer
Thomas Sotherton
King's Lynn Thomas Oxborough
Nathaniel Bacon
Yarmouth Henry Hobart
John Felton
Thetford John Crofts
Philip Gawdy
Castle Rising Thomas Guybon
Henry Spelman

Northamptonshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Northamptonshire Sir Thomas Cecil
Sir Richard Knightley
Peterborough John Wingfield
Alexander Neville
Northampton Christopher Yelverton
Henry Yelverton
Christopher Yelverton was Speaker
Brackley Robert Spencer
Ranulph Crewe
Higham Ferrers Henry Montagu

Northumberland[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Northumberland Sir Robert Carey
William Selby
Newcastle Henry Chapman
Henry Lindley
Morpeth Robert Printis
Thomas Carleton
Berwick upon Tweed William Selby
Thomas Parkinson

Nottinghamshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Nottinghamshire John Byron
Sir Richard Whalley
Nottingham Humphrey Bonner
Anchor Jackson
East Retford Roger Portington
John Roos

Oxfordshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Oxfordshire Sir William Knollys
Sir Richard Wenman
Oxford Anthony Bacon
George Calfield
Woodstock Lawrence Tanfield
John Lee
Banbury Anthony Cope

Rutland[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Rutland William Cecil
Sir James Harington

Salop[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Shropshire Sir Henry Bromley
Thomas Leighton
Shrewsbury Reginald Scriven
Roger Owen
Bridgnorth Edward Bromley
John Lutwich
Ludlow Hugh Sanford
Thomas Canland
Sanford's election declared void - replaced by Robert Berry
Wenlock William Baynham
William Lacon
Baynham died - replaced by Thomas Fanshawe
Bishops Castle Hayward Townsend
Edmund Baynham

Somerset[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Somerset Sir Francis Popham
Sir Hugh Portman
Bristol George Snigge
Thomas James
Bath William Sharestone
William Heath
Wells Leonard Crosse
William Watkins
Taunton Edward Barker
Edward Hexte
Bridgwater Alexander Jones
Alexander Popham
Minehead Amias Bampfield
Conrad Prowse
Bampfield chose to sit for Devon - replaced by ?

Staffordshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Staffordshire Hon. John Dudley
Sir Christopher Blount
Lichfield Joseph Oldsworth
William Fowkes
Stafford Sir Edward Stafford
Henry Bourchier
Newcastle under Lyme Sir Walter Leveson
John Bowyer
Tamworth William Temple
George Hyde

Suffolk[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Suffolk Sir Thomas Waldegrave
Henry Warner
Ipswich Sir Michael Stanhope
Francis Bacon
Dunwich Arthur Atye
Clipsby Gawdy
Orford Thomas Rivett
William Forthe
Eye Edward Honing
Anthony Gawdy
Aldeburgh Francis Harvey
Francis Johnson
Sudbury George Waldegrave
John Clapham

Surrey[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Surrey Lord Howard of Effingham
George More
Howard replaced 1598 by Hon. Charles Howard as the former may have mistakenly supposed that in acquiring the courtesy title Lord Howard of Effingham he was disqualified
Southwark Edmund Bowyer
Richard Hutton
Bletchingly Hon. Charles Howard
Sir John Trevor
Howard sat for Surrey and was replaced by Sir Richard Trevor
Reigate Sir William Howard
Sir Edward Howard
Gatton George Buc
Michael Hicks
Guildford Sir WIlliam More
Sir Robert Southwell
Haslemere Francis Aungier
George Austen

Sussex[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Sussex Robert Sackville
Nicholas Parker
Chichester Richard Lewknor
Adrian Stoughton
Horsham John Hare
James Booth
Midhurst Lewis Lewknor
James Smyth
Lewes Sir Henry Glemham
John Shirley
New Shoreham William Nector
John Young
Steyning John Shurley
Thomas Shirley
Bramber Nicholas Trott
William Comber
East Grinstead George Rivers
Richard Baker
Arundel William Essex
James Smith

Warwickshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Warwickshire Fulke Greville
William Combe
Coventry Henry Kervyn
Thomas Saunders
Warwick John Townsend
William Spicer

Westmorland[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Westmoreland Walter Harcourt
Henry Cholmley
Appleby James Colbrand
John Lyly

Wiltshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Wiltshire Sir William Eyre
Henry Baynton
Salisbury Thomas Eyre
Giles Hutchens
Wilton Thomas Muffet
Robert Penruddock
Downton Robert Turner
George Powell
Hindon Sir James Marvyn
Henry Jackman
Heytesbury Sir John Thynne
Lawrence Hyde
Chippenham Thomas Edmondes
Sharington Talbot
Edmondes replaced by Edward Wymarke
Calne Thomas Edwards
Richard Lowe
Devizes John Kent
Robert Drew
Ludgershall Edmund Ludlow
Richard Leake
Great Bedwyn Sir Anthony Hungerford
Francis Castilian
Cricklade Sir George Gifford
Grey Brydges, 5th Baron Chandos
Malmesbury Sir Henry Knyvet
Thomas Estcourt
Westbury Matthew Ley
James Ley
Old Sarum William Blaker
Nicholas Hyde
Wootton Bassett Henry Dacre
John Lowe
Marlborough Richard Digges
Richard Wheler

Worcestershire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Worcestershire John Lyttelton
Edmund Colles
Worcester Rowland Berkeley
William Bagnall
Droitwich John Acton
Thomas Baily

Yorkshire[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Yorkshire Sir John Stanhope
Sir Thomas Posthumous Hoby
Both replaced by John Savile, 1st Baron Savile of Pontefract
and Sir William Fairfax
York James Birkby
Thomas Moseley
Kingston upon Hull Leonard Willan
Anthony Cole
Scarborough Sir Thomas Posthumous Hoby
Walter Pye
Knaresborough Hugh Beeston
Sir William Slingsby
Richmond Marmaduke Wyvill
Cuthbert Pepper
Beverley Thomas Crompton
Edward Fraunceys
Aldborough Henry Bellasis
Richard Gargrave
Thirsk George Leycester
Thomas Belasyse
Hedon Thomas Salveyn
Sir Christopher Hilliard
Ripon Sir John Bennet
Christopher Perkins
Boroughbridge Henry Fanshawe
Thomas Crompton

Cinque Ports[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Hastings Edmund Pelham
Richard Liffe
Sandwich Peter Manwood
Edward Peake
Dover Thomas Fane
William Leonard
Romney George Coppyn
James Thurbarne
Hythe Christopher Honywood
Christopher Toldervey
Rye Sampson Lennard
Thomas Hamon
Winchelsea Ralph Ewens
Thomas Colepeper

Wales[edit]

Constituency Members Notes
Anglesey Hugh Hughs
Beaumaris William Jones
Brecknockshire Sir Robert Knollys
Brecknock David Williams
Cardiganshire Thomas Pryse
Cardigan Thomas Rawlins
Carmarthenshire Walter Vaughan
Carmarthen Henry Vaughan
Carnarvonshire William Griffith
Carnarvon John Owen
Denbighshire John Lloyd
Denbigh Boroughs John Panton
Flintshire William Ravenscroft
Flint Edward Morgan
Glamorgan Sir Thomas Mansell
Cardiff Nicholas Hawkins
Merioneth Thomas Myddelton
Montgomeryshire William Herbert
Montgomery Thomas Jukes
Pembrokeshire Sir Gelly Meyrick
Pembroke Edward Burton
Haverford West Sir James Perrot
Radnorshire James Price
Radnor Edward Lewis

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