Appleby

Borough

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Elections

DateCandidate
12 Jan. 1559JOHN ELTOFTES
 CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON
1562/3CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON
 ROBERT ATKINSON
1571JOHN LAYTON
 RICHARD WROTH
26 Apr. 1572GEORGE FREVILE
 ROBERT BOWES I
5 Nov. 1584GEORGE IRELAND
 HENRY MACWILLIAM
1586JAMES RYTHER
 ROBERT CONSTABLE
1588LAURENCE LISTER
 THOMAS MUSGRAVE
 ROBERT WARCOP
 ANTHONY FELTON
  Election declared void, 11 Feb. 1589
16 Feb. 1589RALPH BOWES
 THOMAS POSTHUMOUS HOBY
1593THOMAS POSTHUMOUS HOBY
 CUTHBERT REYNOLDS
22 Sept. 1597JAMES COLBRAND
 JOHN LYLY
15 Oct. 1601JOHN MORICE
 THOMAS CAESAR

Main Article

A borough by prescription, Appleby was subject to the Cliffords, earls of Cumberland, whose castle dominated the town; the mayor and two bailiffs had no influence on elections. Henry Clifford, 2nd Earl of Cumberland, himself a Catholic, returned two others of that religion to the first Parliament of the reign: Christopher Monckton, a Yorkshire country gentleman, and John Eltoftes, an Inner Temple lawyer whose services had been employed by the family and who had already represented Appleby in the previous reign. Eltoftes died before the end of the Parliament but no evidence of a by-election to replace