Thirsk

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
1558/9THOMAS EYNNS 1
 FRANCIS WILSTROP 2
1562/3THOMAS EYNNS
 CHRISTOPHER LASCELLES
1571JOHN DAWNEY
 THOMAS LAYTON II
18 Apr. 1572JOHN DAWNEY
 EDWARD GATES
1584(SIR) JOHN DAWNEY 3
 ROBERT BOWES II 4
2 Oct. 1586(SIR) JOHN DAWNEY
 HENRY BELLASIS
1588/9(SIR) JOHN DAWNEY
 HENRY BELLASlS
1593(SIR) JOHN DAWNEY
 HENRY BELLASIS
19 Sept. 1597GEORGE LEYCESTER
 THOMAS BELLASIS
8 Oct. 1601HENRY BELLASIS
 JOHN MALLORY

Main Article

A borough by prescription, Thirsk’s government comprised a bailiff, elected annually, and, at the beginning of the sixteenth century and probably later, two constables. Returns were made by the burgesses and ‘bor