Lymington (UK Parliament constituency)

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Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members Two (1584-1868);
One (1868-1885)

Lymington was a parliamentary borough in Hampshire, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1584 until 1868, and then one member from 1868 until 1885, when the borough was abolished.

Members of Parliament[edit]


Parliament First member Second member
1584 Anthony Cooke Richard Cooke [1]
1586 (Oct) Francis Keilway William Wallop [1]
1588 (Oct) Francis Keilway William White [1]
1593 Richard Blount John Knight[1]
1597 (Oct) Thomas West Henry Wallop[1]
1601 (Oct) Sir Francis Darcy Thomas Ridley [1]
1604 Thomas Marshal Thomas South
1614 Philip Fleming Charles Thynne
1621-1622 Sir William Doddington Henry Crompton
1624 Nicholas Ferrar John More
1625 John Button John Mills
1626 Herbert Doddington John More
1628–1629 Herbert Doddington Richard Whitehead
1629–1640 No Parliaments summoned'


Year 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
November 1640 John Doddington John Kempe
November 1640 John Button Parliamentarian Henry Campion Parliamentarian
December 1648 Button excluded in Pride's Purge - seat vacant Campion not recorded as sitting after Pride's Purge
1653 Lymington was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament and the First and Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
January 1659 John Button Richard Whitehead
May 1659 Not represented in the restored Rump
April 1660 John Button Henry Bromfield
1661 Sir William Lewis John Bulkeley
1663 Sir Nicholas Steward
1678 Sir Richard Knight
February 1679 John Button Bartholomew Bulkeley
May 1679 John Burrard
1680 Henry Dawley
1685 Richard Holt
1690 Thomas Dore
May 1698 William Tulse
July 1698 George Burrard
1701 Paul Burrard
May 1705 Paul Burrard, junior
December 1705 Marquess of Winchester
1708 Richard Chaundler
1710 Lord William Powlett [2]
1713 Sir Joseph Jekyll Whig
April 1715 Richard Chaundler
March 1722 Lord Harry Powlett [3] Paul Burrard, junior
October 1722 Sir Gilbert Heathcote Whig
1727 Lord Nassau Powlett Anthony Morgan
1729 William Powlett
1734 Sir John Cope, Bt Colonel Maurice Bocland
May 1741 Lord Nassau Powlett (Sir) Harry Burrard [4]
December 1741 (Sir) Charles Powlett [5] Whig
1755 Lord Harry Powlett
1761 Adam Drummond [6]
1769 Hugo Meynell Whig
1774 Edward Morant
1778 Henry Goodricke
1780 Thomas Dummer Harry Burrard [7]
1781 Edward Gibbon Whig
1784 Robert Colt
1788 George Rose Tory
1790 Harry Burrard (Sir) Harry Burrard (later Burrard-Neale) [8]
1791 Nathaniel Brassey Halhed
1796 William Manning
July 1802 Harry Burrard
December 1802 John Kingston
1806 Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt
1807 George Duckett
1812 Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt
1814 John Taylor
1818 William Manning
1820 George Finch
1821 William Manning
1823 Walter Boyd
1826 Guy Lenox Prendergast
1827 Thomas Divett
1828 George Burrard
1830 William Egerton
1831 William Alexander Mackinnon Tory
1832 John Stewart Conservative Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, Bt Conservative
1835 William Alexander Mackinnon Conservative
1847 Hon. George Keppel Whig
1850 by-election Edward John Hutchins Whig
1852 Sir John Rivett-Carnac, Bt Conservative
1857 William Mackinnon (the younger) Whig
1859 Liberal
1860 by-election Lord George Gordon-Lennox Conservative
1868 representation reduced to one member


Election Member Party
1868 Lord George Gordon-Lennox Conservative
1874 Edmund Hegan Kennard Conservative
1885 constituency abolished


  1. ^ a b c d e f "History of Parliament". Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  2. ^ Powlett was re-elected in 1715, but had also been elected for Winchester, which he chose to represent, and did not sit again for Lymington
  3. ^ Powlett was also elected for Hampshire, which he chose to represent, and never sat for Lymington
  4. ^ Created a baronet, April 1769
  5. ^ Styled Marquess of Winchester from 1754
  6. ^ Drummond was re-elected in 1768, but had also been elected for St Ives, which he chose to represent, and did not sit again for Lymington
  7. ^ Major from 1786
  8. ^ Succeeded as a baronet, April 1791; Captain (RN) from 1793; took the surname Burrard-Neale in 1795


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