East Grinstead

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
14 Jan. 1559THOMAS SACKVILLE
 HUMPHREY LLOYD
1562/3JOHN SACKVILLE
 LAWRENCE BANESTER
1571JOHN JEFFREY
 HENRY BERKELEY I
Apr. 1572THOMAS CURE
 MICHAEL HENEAGE
22 Oct. 1584THOMAS CURE
 FRANCIS ALFORD
1 Oct. 1586JOHN COVERT
 DREW PICKESSE
21 Oct. 1589FRANCIS ALFORD
 THOMAS FRERE
1593READE STAFFORD
 JOHN SHURLEY II
11 Sept. 1597GEORGE RIVERS
 RICHARD BAKER
25 Sept. 1601HENRY COMPTON II
 GEORGE RIVERS

Main Article

The borough of East Grinstead, part of the duchy of Lancaster since the reign of Edward III, formed a ‘liberty of itself without any intermeddling of the hundred’ of that name. According to a 1563 survey of duchy lands in Sussex, the borough had about 50 burgages, six of which were held by Sir Richard (‘Fillsack’) Sackville. Among other Sackville property in the neighbourhood was the manor