Warwickshire

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
1558/9SIR AMBROSE CAVE 1
 THOMAS LUCY 2
1562/3SIR AMBROSE CAVE
 CLEMENT THROCKMORTON
1571(SIR) THOMAS LUCY
 JOHN HUBAND
21 Apr. 1572SIR WILLIAM DEVEREUX
 CLEMENT THROCKMORTON
31 Mar. 1575(SIR) JOHN HUBAND vice Throckmorton, deceased3
30 Nov. 1578GEORGE DIGBY vice Devereux, deceased4
16 Nov. 1584(SIR) THOMAS LUCY
 GEORGE DIGBY
17 Oct. 1586 (writ)(SIR) JOHN HARINGTON II
 FULKE GREVILLE
14 Oct. 1588FULKE GREVILLE
 RICHARD VERNEY
1593FULKE GREVILLE
 EDWARD GREVILLE
3 Oct. 1597FULKE GREVILLE
 WILLIAM COMBE
1601FULKE GREVILLE
 SIR ROBERT DIGBY

Main Article

Sir Ambrose Cave, chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster and Privy Councillor, held estates in Warwickshire and had no difficulty in obtaining the senior seat in the first two Parliaments of the reign. He died in 1568. His fellow MPs were Thomas Lucy of Charlecote and Clement Throckmorton of Haseley, both of whom were of sufficient standing to represent the county on more than one occasion. After being junior knight to Cave in 1559, Lucy was knighted in 1565 and achieved the senior seat in 1571 and 1584. Clement Throckmorton was junior knight in both 1563 and 1572. When Throckmorton died, in 1573, he was replaced by his brother-in-law (Sir)John Huband, servant of both the Earl of Leicester and the Earl of Warwick. Huband, who owned the Warwickshire estates of Hillbarrow, Ippsley and Temple Grafton, had already sat as junior knight in 1571. Another by-election during the long 1579 Parliament was caused by the death in 1570 of Sir William Devereux of Merevale, whose considerable estates and family connexions had made him an obvious choice to take his turn as senior knight in 1572: he was replaced by George Digby of Coleshill for the 1581 session. Digby was related to the Throckmortons, and was a fo