Surrey

County

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Background Information

No names known for 1510-23

Elections

DateCandidate
1529SIR WILLIAM FITZWILLIAM I
 SIR NICHOLAS CAREW
1536?SIR WILLIAM FITZWILLIAM I 1
 (not known)
1539SIR ANTHONY BROWNE 2
 CHRISTOPHER MORE 3
1542SIR ANTHONY BROWNE
 ROBERT SOUTHWELL
1545SIR ANTHONY BROWNE
 SIR EDMUND WALSINGHAM
1547SIR ANTHONY BROWNE
 (SIR) CHRISTOPHER MORE
by 23 Jan. 1552(SIR) THOMAS CAWARDEN 4
aft. 1 Feb. 1552JOHN VAUGHAN I 5
1553 (Mar.)(SIR) THOMAS CAWARDEN
 (SIR) THOMAS SAUNDERS
1553 (Oct.)SIR EDWARD BRAY 6
 WILLIAM SAUNDERS 7
1554 (Apr.)(SIR) ANTHONY BROWNE I
 SIR EDWARD BRAY
1554 (Nov.)(SIR) THOMAS CAWARDEN
 WILLIAM SAUNDERS
1555WILLIAM SAUNDERS
 JOHN SKINNER II
1558(SIR) THOMAS SAUNDERS
 JOHN SKINNER II

Main Article

Elections of knights of the shire for Surrey took place at meetings of the county court held at Guildford. Indentures survive for the last two Parliaments of Henry VIII’s reign, for both of the Edwardian and for the last three of the Marian Parliaments. Written in English, they give the contracting parties as the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex and between nine and 53 nam