Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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
13 Jan. 1559ROBERT LEWEN
 CUTHBERT BLOUNT 1
20 Dec. 1562SIR ROBERT BRANDLING
 BERTRAM ANDERSON
1571WILLIAM CARR II
 WILLIAM JENISON I
26 Apr. 1572WILLIAM JENISON I
 WILLIAM SELBY I
2 Nov. 1584WILLIAM JENISON I
 HENRY ANDERSON
1586HENRY ANDERSON
 EDWARD LEWEN
20 Oct. 1588HENRY ANDERSON
 HENRY MITFORD
1593HENRY ANDERSON
 HENRY MITFORD
10 Oct. 1597HENRY CHAPMAN 2
 HENRY LINDLEY 3
14 Oct. 1601WILLIAM JENISON II
 GEORGE SELBY

Main Article

Incorporated as a separate county in 1400, Newcastle-upon-Tyne obtained renewal of its charters in 1589 and 1600. The government of the town was in the hands of a mayor, sheriff, aldermen and 24 burgesses. Parliamentary returns were made in the name of the mayor, burgesses and commonalty, following an election at the guildhall.4

Newcastle had a record of virtually unassailable independence in parliamentary elections. Apart from Henry Lindley, whose election in 1597 arose out of special