Huntingdon

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
10 Jan. 1559RICHARD PATRICK
 WILLIAM SYMCOTS
1562/3RICHARD GOODERICK
 GEORGE BLYTH
1571TRISTRAM TYRWHITT
 RALPH ROKEBY
25 Apr. 1572THOMAS SLADE 1
 JOHN TURPIN
19 Nov. 1584FRANCIS FLOWER
 WILLIAM CERVINGTON
1586FRANCIS FLOWER
 WILLIAM CERVINGTON
12 Oct. 1588FRANCIS FLOWER
 WILLIAM CERVINGTON
1593ROBERT LEE
 ROBERT CROMWELL
8 Oct. 1597RICHARD CROMWELL
 ROBERT COOKE
1601WILLIAM BEECHER
 THOMAS CHICHELEY

Main Article

Though there was a connexion with the duchy of Lancaster going back to the thirteenth century, it has not proved possible to associate more than one Huntingdon MP in this period with the chancellor of the duchy. Perhaps there were moreā€”it has been stated that Sir Robert Cecil asked for a seat late in the reign, and some of the nominations attributed below to great men may have been contr