Warwickshire

County

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Background Information

Number of voters:

about 3,500

Elections

DateCandidate
9 Feb. 1715ANDREW ARCHER
 WILLIAM PEYTO
28 Mar. 1722ROBERT DIGBY
 WILLIAM PEYTO
30 Aug. 1727EDWARD DIGBY
 WILLIAM PEYTO
1 May 1734EDWARD DIGBY
 SIR CHARLES MORDAUNT
20 May 1741EDWARD DIGBY
 SIR CHARLES MORDAUNT
24 Dec. 1746WILLIAM CRAVEN vice Digby, deceased
8 July 1747SIR CHARLES MORDAUNT
 WILLIAM CRAVEN

Main Article

From 1715 to 1754 Warwickshire, ‘a county with hardly a Whig in it’,1 was represented by Tory country gentlemen, who were all unopposed.

Author: Shirley Matthews

Notes

  • 1. Stuart mss 65/16.

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