Suffolk

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
1558/9OWEN HOPTON
 WILLIAM CAVENDISH I
1562/3WILLIAM WALDEGRAVE
 SIR ROBERT WINGFIELD
Mar. 1571(SIR) OWEN HOPTON
 THOMAS SECKFORD I
1572NICHOLAS BACON
 SIR ROBERT WINGFIELD
2 Nov. 1584SIR WILLIAM DRURY
 SIR ROBERT JERMYN
3 Oct. 1586SIR ROBERT JERMYN
 (SIR) JOHN HEIGHAM
1588/9ANTHONY WINGFIELD I
 ARTHUR HOPTON
1593EDMUND BACON
 SIR CLEMENT HEIGHAM
19 Sept. 1597SIR WILLIAM WALDEGRAVE
 HENRY WARNER
1601SIR HENRY GLEMHAM
 CALTHROP PARKER

Main Article

All the MPs in this period were Suffolk country gentlemen. The only man whose election as knight of the shire may partly have depended upon an official position outside the county was Thomas Seckford I, the master of requests. (Sir) Owen Hopton’s story is a little unus