Worcester

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
3 Jan. 1559RICHARD BULLINGHAM
 GUTHLAC EDWARDS
1562/3WILLIAM GIBBES II
 JOHN MORE I
1571FRANCIS STREATE
 RICHARD BULLINGHAM
1572CHRISTOPHER DIGHTON I
 THOMAS WALSGROVE alias FLEET
7 Nov. 1584RICHARD NASH
 WALTER JONES
26 Sept. 1586RALPH WYAT
 WALTER JONES
1 Nov. 1588WALTER JONES
 JOHN WALSGROVE alias FLEET
1593WALTER JONES
 ROLAND BERKELEY
14 Oct. 1597ROLAND BERKELEY
 WILLIAM BAGNALL
1601ROLAND BERKELEY
 CHRISTOPHER DIGHTON II

Main Article

The government of Worcester was vested in two bailiffs, a recorder, a town clerk, a council of 24 and a council of 48. The method of election, according to the chamber order book, was that the city council would meet (probably to make the actual choice of MP), then the bellman would summon ‘the rest of the commons ... as many as would come’ to ‘give their voices thereunto’. Then the ‘bailiffs and the whole council together went up to the council ch