Old Sarum

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
8 Jan. 1559JOHN HARINGTON
 HENRY HART
1562/3EDWARD HERBERT II
 HENRY COMPTON I
1571JOHN YOUNG I
 EDMUND LUDLOW
22 Apr. 1572HUGH POWELL
 JOHN FRENCHE 1
28 Oct. 1584RICHARD TOPCLIFFE
 ROGER GIFFORD
6 Oct. 1586EDWARD BERKELEY
 RICHARD TOPCLIFFE
1588/9ROGER GIFFORD
 HENRY BAYNTON I
1593ANTHONY ASHLEY
 EDMUND FORTESCUE
1597WILLIAM BLACKER 2
 NICHOLAS HYDE 3
5 Oct. 1601ROBERT TURNER
 HENRY HYDE

Main Article

Old Sarum was already deserted by the end of Henry VIII’s reign. The manor, or, strictly, the adjoining manor of Milford, was owned by the bishop of Salisbury, and leased to the earls of Pembroke. With the possible exception of John Frenche (1572), an Inner Temple lawyer, and Henry Baynton (1589), a Wiltshire country gentleman, all Old Sarum Members had Pembroke conn