Newtown I.o.W.

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
9 Nov. 1584WILLIAM MEUX
 ROBERT REDGE
3 Oct. 1586RICHARD HUYSHE
 ROBERT DILLINGTON 1
17 Oct. 1588RICHARD HUYSHE
 RICHARD SUTTON
1593THOMAS DUDLEY 2
 RICHARD BROWNE II
25 Sept 1597SILVANUS SCORY
 THOMAS CROMPTON III
4 Oct. 1601ROBERT WROTH II
 ROBERT BRUCE COTTON

Main Article

Newtown was a borough or fee farm held of the manor of Swainstone, formerly owned by the bishop of Winchester, and now in the hands of Sir Thomas Barrington. It received its first charter in 1393 and this was said to have been confirmed on 7 July 1598. Though not incorporated, the borough annually elected a mayor. In Tudor times it was completely decayed. Its enfranchisement in 1584, along with N