Much Wenlock

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
16 Jan. 1559ROLAND LACON
 GEORGE BROMLEY
1562/3SIR GEORGE BLOUNT
 CHARLES FOXE
1571WILLIAM LACON
 THOMAS EYTON
23 Apr. 1572SIR GEORGE BLOUNT
 THOMAS LAWLEY
12 Nov. 1584THOMAS LAWLEY
 WILLIAM BAYNHAM
7 Oct. 1586THOMAS LAWLEY
 WILLIAM BAYNHAM
5 Nov. 1588WILLIAM BAYNHAM
 ROBERT LAWLEY
1593WILLIAM BAYNHAM
 SIR JOHN POOLE
15 Sept. 1597WILLIAM BAYNHAM
 WILLIAM LACON
11 Nov. 1597THOMAS FANSHAWE I vice Baynham, deceased
1 Oct. 1601JOHN BRETT
 WILLIAM LEIGHTON

Main Article

After the dissolution of the monasteries, the lordship and site of Wenlock priory were granted to Thomas Lawley, a Calais merchant, who died in 1559 leaving infant sons. Control of the borough s