Westmorland

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 1559LANCELOT LANCASTER
 THOMAS WARCOP
1562/3WALTER STRICKLAND
 GERARD LOWTHER I
1571ALAN BELLINGHAM
 THOMAS WARCOP
1572THOMAS KNYVET I
 THOMAS WARCOP
1584FRANCIS CLIFFORD 1
 THOMAS WARCOP 2
1586FRANCIS CLIFFORD
 THOMAS WARCOP
31 Oct. 1588FRANCIS DACRE
 THOMAS WARCOP
1593SIR WILLIAM BOWES
 (SIR) EDWARD DENNY
22 Sept. 1597(SIR) WALTER HARCOURT
 HENRY CHOLMLEY
15 Oct. 1601GEORGE WHARTON
 THOMAS STRICKLAND

Main Article

In the first three Parliaments of the reign all the Westmorland knights of the shire were local gentry. Lancelot Lancaster (1559) of Stockbridge was related to Gerard Lowther I (1563) of Lowt