Marlborough (UK Parliament constituency)

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Marlborough
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1295–1885
Number of members two (1295-1868); one (1868-1885)

Marlborough was a parliamentary borough in Wiltshire, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1295 until 1868, and then one member from 1868 until 1885, when the borough was abolished.

History[edit]

Members of Parliament[edit]

1295-1640[edit]

Parliament First member Second member
1386 Thomas Cryps John Jenewyne [1]
1388 (Feb) John Curteys John Wyly [1]
1388 (Sep) John Curteys John Wyly [1]
1390 (Jan) Thomas Calston Robert Warner [1]
1390 (Nov)
1391
1393 John Curteys Thomas Lechenore [1]
1394 John Curteys Richard Frys [1]
1395 John Curteys Robert Drake [1]
1397 (Jan)
1397 (Sep) John Canynges Nicholas Cley [1]
1399 Thomas Cryps Thomas Cook [1]
1401
1402 Richard Collingbourne John Bird [1]
1404 (Jan)
1404 (Oct)
1406 Thomas Heose Nicholas Tympeneye [1]
1407
1410
1411
1413 (Feb)
1413 (May) John Bird William Byllyngtre [1]
1414 (Apr) Thomas Hathaway William Alcliffe [1]
1414 (Nov) Thomas Hathaway John Bird [1]
1415 John Bird Thomas Newman [1]
1416 (Mar) Thomas Newman Nicholas Swan [1]
1416 (Oct)
1417 William Hungate Hugh Gower [1]
1419
1420 Hugh Gower Nicholas Swan [1]
1421 (May) Hugh Gower Laurence Fitton [1]
1421 (Dec) Hugh Gower John Giles [1]
1455 Thomas Vaughan [2]
1510-1523 No names known [3]
1529 Edmund Darrell Henry Bagot [3]
1536  ?
1539  ?John Berwick  ?John Thynne [3]
1542 ?William Barnes  ?John Thynne [3]
1545 John Thynne Andrew Baynton [3]
1547 Humphrey Moseley Thomas Smith [3]
1553 (Mar) William Button Roger Colly [3]
1553 (Oct) Robert Weare alias Brown Robert Bithway [3]
1554 (Apr) Owen Gwyn Thomas Tyndale [3]
1554 (Nov) Peter Taylor alias Perce John Broke [3]
1555 Andrew Baynton Gabriel Pleydell [3]
1558 William Daniell William Fleetwood[3]
1559 William Daniell John Young[4]
1562/3 Michael Blount Leonard Dannett [4]
1571 John Cornwall Philip Godwyn [4]
1572 Nicholas St John John Stanhope [4]
1584 Henry Ughtred Edward Stanhope [4]
1586 Edward Stanhope Edmund Hungerford [4]
1588 Richard Wheler John Cornwall[4]
1593 Richard Wheler Anthony Hungerford [4]
1597 Richard Digges Richard Wheler [4]
1601 Richard Digges Lawrence Hyde
1604-1611 Lawrence Hyde Richard Digges
1614 Richard Digges Sir Francis Popham
1621 William Seymour, Lord Beauchamp, ennobled 1621
and replaced by
Walter Devereux
Richard Digges
1624 Sir Francis Seymour Richard Digges
1625 Richard Digges Edward Kyrton
1626 Richard Digges Edward Kyrton
1628 Richard Digges Henry Piercy
1629–1640 No Parliaments summoned

1640-1868[edit]

Year First member First party Second member Second party
March 1640 Sir William Carnaby Royalist Francis Baskerville
November 1640 John Francklyn Parliamentarian Sir Francis Seymour Royalist
1641 Philip Smith Parliamentarian
1645 Charles Fleetwood
1653 Marlborough was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament
1654 Charles Fleetwood Marlborough had only one seat in the First and
Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
1656 Jeremy Sankey
January 1659 Thomas Grove James Hayes
May 1659 Charles Fleetwood Philip Smith
April 1660 Henry Hungerford Jeffrey Daniel
1661 Lord John Seymour
1673 Sir John Elwes
February 1679 Thomas Bennet Edward Goddard
August 1679 Lord Bruce
1685 Sir John Ernle Sir George Willoughby
January 1695 Thomas Bennet
November 1695 William Daniell
1698 The Earl of Ranelagh William Grinfield
January 1701 John Jeffreys
November 1701 Robert Yard
July 1702 Hon. Robert Bruce
November 1702 Edward Jeffreys
May 1705 Edward Ashe John Jeffreys
November 1705 Earl of Hertford [5]
May 1708 Hon. James Bruce
December 1708 Sir Edward Ernle
1710 Lord Bruce Hon. Robert Bruce
1712 Richard Jones
1713 Gabriel Roberts
1715 Sir William Humphreys Joshua Ward [6]
1717 Gabriel Roberts
March 1722 Earl of Hertford [7]
October 1722 Thomas Gibson
1727 Edward Lisle [8]
1734 Francis Seymour
1737 John Crawley
1741 Sir John Hynde Cotton, 3rd Baronet Tory
1747 John Talbot
1752 Sir John Hynde Cotton, 4th Baronet
1754 Hon. John Ward
1761 Lord Brudenell Colonel the Hon. Robert Brudenell
1762 (Sir) James Long [9] Tory
1768 Hon. James Brudenell
1780 The Earl of Courtown Tory William Woodley
1784 Sir Philip Hales
1790 Major-General the Hon. Thomas Bruce
1793 Earl of Dalkeith
1796 Lord Bruce Hon. James Bruce
1797 Robert Brudenell
1802 James Henry Leigh
1806 Earl of Dalkeith
1807 Viscount Stopford Tory
1810 Hon. Edward Stopford
1814 William Hill Tory
1818 John Wodehouse Lord Brudenell Tory
1826 Earl Bruce Liberal
13 March 1829 Thomas Bucknall-Estcourt Tory
23 March 1829 William John Bankes Tory
1832 Lord Ernest Bruce Conservative Henry Bingham Baring Conservative
1857 Whig Whig
1859 Liberal Liberal
1868 Representation reduced to one member

1868-1885[edit]

Year Member Party
1868 Lord Ernest Bruce Liberal
1878 Lord Charles Bruce Liberal
1885 Constituency abolished

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Vaughan, Sir Thomas". Oxford DNB. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  5. ^ Hertford was re-elected in 1708, but had also been elected for Northumberland, which he chose to represent, and did not sit again for Marlborough
  6. ^ On petition, Ward was declared not to have been duly elected
  7. ^ Hertford was also elected for Northumberland, which he chose to represent, and did not sit again for Marlborough
  8. ^ Lisle was re-elected in 1734, but had also been elected for Hampshire; however, the result there was disputed. He continued to sit for Marlborough until the Hampshire petition was withdrawn in 1737, then chose to sit for Hampshire for the rest of the Parliament
  9. ^ Succeeded as baronet and adopted the surname Tylney-Long in 1767

Election results[edit]

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)
  • J Holladay Philbin, Parliamentary Representation 1832 - England and Wales (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965)
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]