Ludgershall

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
12 Jan. 1559WILLIAM WIGHTMAN
 HENRY SHARINGTON
1562/3GRIFFIN CURTEYS
 GEORGE COPE
1571CHRISTOPHER WRAY
 JAMES COLBRAND
23 Apr. 1572JAMES COLBRAND
 THOMAS WALKEDEN
17 Nov 1584JOHN KINGSMILL
 FRANCIS BUTTON
8 Oct. 1586AMBROSE COPPINGER
 JOHN KINGSMILL
8 Oct. 1588CAREW RALEGH
 HENRY HYDE
1593EDWARD THORNBOROUGH
 CHIDIOCK WARDOUR
5 Oct. 1597EDMUND LUDLOW
 RICHARD LEAKE
10 Oct. 1601ROBERT PENRUDDOCK
 JAMES KIRTON I

Main Article

Ludgershall was a non-incorporated borough granted in 1539 to Richard Brydges for 40 years at a rent of £15 per annum. At the beginning of Elizabeth’s reign the widowed Lady Jane Brydges lived there but only the 1563 MPs can be said to have owed their returns to her: Griffin Curteys, servant of the Seymours, a neighbour, and George Cope, who married Lady Brydges’ niece.

None of the Members in this period had