Buckingham

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
1558/9ROBERT DRURY 1
 WILLIAM RISELEY 2
1562/3ROBERT NEWDIGATE I
 PAUL WENTWORTH
1571ROBERT NEWDIGATE I
 THOMAS WENMAN
1572HENRY CAREY
 LAWRENCE HOLINSHED
1584MICHAEL HARCOURT
 JOHN CAREY
1586JOHN FORTESCUE I
 CHRISTOPHER EDMONDS
1588/9JOHN CAREY
 FRANCIS FORTESCUE
1593JOHN CAREY
 FRANCIS FORTESCUE
10 Oct. 1597(SIR) EDWARD [recte EDMUND] CAREY3
 FRANCIS FORTESCUE
15 Oct. 1601CHRISTOPHER HATTON II
 ROBERT NEWDIGATE II

Main Article

In this period Buckingham was governed by 12 principal burgesses, a bailiff and a steward, in accordance with the charter of incorporation granted to the town in 1554. The corporation chose John Fortescue I of Salden as steward by 1584. The electorate consisted of the bailiff and the capital burgesses. The Carey family, former lords o