Totnes

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
1558/9LEONARD YEO 1
 SIR NICHOLAS POYNTZ 2
1562/3SIR ARTHUR CHAMPERNOWN
 RICHARD EDGECOMBE I
1571RICHARD HURLESTON
 JOHN STANHOPE
1572ROBERT MONSON
 EDWARD BUGGIN
1576ROBERT BEALE vice Monson, made a judge
7 Nov. 1584CHRISTOPHER SAVERY
 NICHOLAS BALL
1586JOHN GILES
 NICHOLAS HAYMAN
20 Oct. 1588RICHARD EDGECOMBE II
 SIMON KELWAY
1593RICHARD SPARRY
 CHRISTOPHER SAVERY
10 Oct. 1597EDWARD GILES
 CHRISTOPHER BUGGIN
12 Oct. 1601LEONARD DARR
 PHILIP HOLDITCH

Main Article

Totnes was incorporated in 1505, and received confirmations of charters in 1547, 1554 and 1559 showing the usual arrangement of a mayor (who acted as returning officer at parliamentary elections), recorder, and council of burgesses. However, in the last quarter of the sixteenth century th