Shropshire

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
12 Jan. 1559SIR ANDREW CORBET
 SIR ARTHUR MAINWARING
1562/3RICHARD CORBET I
 EDWARD LEIGHTON
1566ROBERT CORBET vice Corbet, deceased1
1571SIR GEORGE BLOUNT
 GEORGE BROMLEY
17 Apr. 1572GEORGE BROMLEY
 GEORGE MAINWARING
Nov. 1584WALTER LEVESON
 FRANCIS BROMLEY
13 Oct. 1586RICHARD CORBET II
 WALTER LEVESON
7 Nov. 1588(SIR) WALTER LEVESON
 RICHARD LEVESON
1593FRANCIS NEWPORT II
 ROBERT NEEDHAM
Sept. 1597(SIR) HENRY BROMLEY 2
 THOMAS LEIGHTON 3
24 Sept. 1601JOHN EGERTON
 ROGER OWEN

Main Article

There was no contested election for Shropshire in this period and such arrangements among the gentry as must have been made were made discreetly. The majority of the MPs, as might be expected in a border county, were members of the council in the marches. Among them was Sir Andrew Corbet of Moreton Corbet (1559), who had represented Shropshire in the previous period, whose uncle Richard (of Poynton) sat in 1563, whose first son Robert sat in 1566 and whose second son