Wilton

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
16 Jan. 1559HENRY BODENHAM
 THOMAS HIGHGATE
1562/3WILLIAM WIGHTMAN
 THOMAS HIGHGATE
1571WILLIAM WIGHTMAN
 THOMAS HIGHGATE
22 Apr. 1572WILLIAM CLERKE I
 FRANCIS VAUGHAN
17 Nov. 1584JOHN PENRUDDOCK
 ROGER EARTHE
13 Oct. 1586EDWARD PENRUDDOCK
 HENRY MARTYN
15 Oct. 1588THOMAS CAVENDISH
 ROBERT PENRUDDOCK
1593(SIR) THOMAS MORGAN I
 ROBERT PENRUDDOCK
4 Oct. 1597THOMAS MOFFETT
 ROBERT PENRUDDOCK
9 Oct. 1601SIR EDMUND MORGAN
 HUGH SANFORD

Main Article

Wilton, a corporate town since the reign of Henry I, was dominated by successive earls of Pembroke, whose seat adjoined the borough. All the identified Elizabethan MPs were nominees of the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earl. Return at parliamentary elections was made by the mayor and burgesses.

Hoare, Wilts. Salisbury, 55-228.

Author: M.A.P.

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