Double Member Borough

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Background Information

Right of Election:

in inhabitants paying scot and lot

Number of voters:

about 50


17 Apr. 1754William Pitt
 Andrew Wilkinson
11 Dec. 1756Nathaniel Cholmley vice Pitt, appointed to office
28 Mar. 1761Andrew Wilkinson
 Nathaniel Cholmley
27 Dec. 1765George Bussy Villiers, Visct. Villiers, vice Wilkinson, appointed to office
19 Mar. 1768Aubrey Beauclerk
 Andrew Wilkinson
18 May 1772Henry Fiennes Pelham Clinton, Earl of Lincoln, vice Wilkinson, vacated his seat
8 Oct. 1774Charles Wilkinson
 Abel Smith
4 Mar. 1777William Bake vice Wilkinson, vacated his seat
6 Mar. 1778William Hangar vice Smith, vacated his seat
8 Sept. 1780Sir Richard Sutton
 Charles Mellish
28 Nov. 1780Edward Onslow vice Sutton, chose to sit for Sandwich
8 June 1781Sir Samuel Brudenell Fludyer vice Onslow, vacated his seat
20 Jan. 1784John Gally Knight vice Mellish, vacated his seat
31 Mar. 1784John Gally Knight
 Richard Pepper Arden
25 June 1788ARDEN re-elected after appointment to office

Main Article

See BOROUGHBRIDGE (1754-90 Section)