Dunwich

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
1558/9SIR EDMUND ROUS 1
 GREGORY COPPYN 2
1562/3ROBERT HARE
 ROBERT COPPYN
1571WILLIAM HUMBERSTON
 ARTHUR HOPTON
29 Apr. 1572ROBERT COPPYN
 RICHARD SONE
1576GODFREY FOLJAMBE vice Coppyn, deceased
10 Nov. 1584WALTER DUNCH
 ANTHONY WINGFIELD I
6 Oct. 1586ANTHONY WINGFIELD I
 ARTHUR MELLES
6 Nov. 1588EDWARD HONING
 WALTER DUNCH
1593HENRY SAVILE II
 THOMAS CORBET
18 Oct. 1597ARTHUR ATYE
 CLIPSBY GAWDY
11 Oct. 1601JOHN SUCKLING
 FRANCIS MYNGAYE

Main Article

The right of election at Dunwich was in the ‘bailiffs, burgesses and commonalty’. By the beginning of this period the port was declining through the ‘force and violence of the rages of the sea, nigh whereunto it standeth’ a