Calne

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
15 Jan. 1559ANDREW BAYNTON
 RICHARD KINGSMILL
1562/3WILLIAM CLERKE I
 WILLIAM ALLEN
1571EDWARD CHAMBERS
 RICHARD DANVERS
17 Apr. 1572WILLIAM ALLEN
 WILLIAM WEARE alias BROWNE
2 Nov. 1575(SIR) EDWARD BAYNTON vice Allen, deceased
3 Nov. 1584STEPHEN DUCKETT
 JOHN LEVER
2 Oct. 1586STEPHEN DUCKETT
 JOHN LEVER
1 Nov. 1588HENRY JACKMAN
 JOHN LEVER
1593HENRY JACKMAN
 THOMAS EDWARDS
28 Sept. 1597THOMAS EDWARDS
 RICHARD LOWE
1601LIONEL DUCKETT
 RICHARD LOWE

Main Article

The borough of Calne was not incorporated until the late seventeenth century but its privileges were confirmed by Elizabeth in 1569. Government of the borough was in the hands of two guild stewards, two constables and about twenty capital burgesses. One third of the borough lay within the manor of Calne, owned at the beginning of Elizabeth’s reign by Thomas Long, who sold it by 1579 to Sir Lionel Duckett. The other two thirds of the borough was within the prebendal manor held by the