Northumberland

County

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Elections

DateCandidate
1558/9SIR THOMAS GREY I 1
 CUTHBERT HORSLEY 2
1562/3JOHN VAUGHAN I
 ROBERT LAWSON 3
1571SIR HENRY PERCY
 SIR WILLIAM HILTON
26 Apr. 1572SIR FRANCIS RUSSELL
 THOMAS LAYTON I
1584SIR FRANCIS RUSSELL 4
 EDWARD TALBOT 5
1586SIR THOMAS GREY II
 EDWARD TALBOT
24 Oct. 1588WILLIAM CAREY
 ROBERT WIDDRINGTON
1593SIR WILLIAM READE alias KYNNERD
 ROBERT WIDDRINGTON
1597(SIR) ROBERT CAREY 6
 WILLIAM SELBY III 7
15 Oct. 1601(SIR) ROBERT CAREY
 WILLIAM SELBY III

Main Article

The country gentlemen were in a minority among Elizabethan knights of the shire for Northumberland. Robert Lawson (1563) of Rock, a minor landowner who had made a fortunate marriage; Robert