Winchester

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
7 Jan. 1559WILLIAM LAWRENCE
 ROBERT BETHELL
Dec. 1562WILLIAM LAWRENCE
 THOMAS MICHELBORNE
1571THOMAS MICHELBORNE
 RICHARD BIRDE I
25 May 1572THOMAS MICHELBORNE
 JOHN CAPLYN II
14 Jan. 1583WILLIAM BETHELL vice Michelborne, deceased
11 Nov. 1584JOHN WOLLEY
 THOMAS FLEMING I
10 Oct. 1586JOHN WOLLEY
 THOMAS FLEMING I
9 Oct. 1588THOMAS FLEMING I
 FRANCIS MYLLES
1593(Sir) Edward Stafford II
 Thomas Fleming I
7 Oct. 1597WILLIAM BADGER
 JOHN MOORE III
7 Oct. 1601EDWARD COLE
 THOMAS FLEMING II

Main Article

Winchester’s principal officials in this period were a mayor, recorder, aldermen, two bailiffs, two coroners, two constables and the major’s ‘assistants’, known as the ‘24’ although their number varied. Sir Francis Walsingham, high steward of Winchester since 1588, procured a new charter for the cit