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|25 Nov. 1584||ARTHUR GORGES|
|1586||THOMAS WEST II|
|14 Oct. 1588||DANIEL HILLS|
|26 Sept. 1597||BENEDICT BARNHAM|
|24 Sept. 1601||WILLIAM COTTON|
Having once elected MPs in conjunction with Newport in 1295, Yarmouth had allowed its representative status to lapse, until in 1584 this was restored at the instance of Sir George Carey (from 1596 2nd Baron Hunsdon), captain of the Isle of Wight. Returns were made by the mayor and burgesses, who, at any rate in 1584, 1597 and 1601, sent them blank to Carey. Only Dillington (1593) was a local man and he must have been acceptable to Carey when he was returned, though he quarrelled with him later, accusing him of tyranny. All the rest were connected with Carey one way or another—through a connexion at court (Gorges, Crosse, probably Stubbs); at London (Hills, Howe, Barnham, Theobald); a relation (Thomas West II); a dependant (Snow, Cotton) or a neighbour in Buckinghamshire (Duncombe). Yarmouth was incorporated in 1609.
VCH Hants, v. 286; Weinbaum, Charters, 51.