Cricklade

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
17 Jan. 1559SIR WALTER DENYS
 JOHN ASTLEY
1562/3NICHOLAS ST. JOHN
 ANTHONY THROCKMORTON
1571SIR NICHOLAS ARNOLD
 GILES BRYDGES
18 Apr. 1572WILLIAM BRYDGES
 JOHN HIGFORD
1584ROWLAND LEIGH 1
 RICHARD SMITH 2
5 Oct. 1586JOHN HIGFORD
 RICHARD DELABERE
1588/9GEORGE SNIGGE
 THOMAS SMITH
1593HENRY NOEL
 JOHN PLEYDELL
5 Oct. 1597(SIR) GEORGE GIFFORD
 GRAY BRYDGES
1601(SIR) GEORGE GIFFORD
 ROBERT MASTER

Main Article

The borough of Cricklade, which was not incorporated, was in the hands of the Crown throughout Elizabeth’s reign. In 1557 the stewardship of the borough, together with that of other neighbouring properties, was granted to Edmund Brydges, and Baron Chandos. His son Giles, who succeeded him in March 1573, was grante