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 burgage holders

Number of voters:

about 50


16 Apr. 1754Thomas Frankland
 Roger Talbot
30 Mar. 1761Thomas Frankland
 Henry Grenville
26 Dec. 1765James Grenville vice Henry Grenville, appointed to office
19 Mar. 1768Sir Thomas Frankland
 William Frankland
12 Oct. 1774Sir Thomas Frankland
 Thomas Frankland
12 Sept. 1780Sir Thomas Gascoigne
 Beilby Thompson
3 Apr. 1784Sir Thomas Frankland
 Sir Gregory Page Turner
11 Jan. 1785Robert Vyner vice Frankland, deceased

Main Article

Thirsk was a complete pocket borough of the family of Frankland of Thirkleby, who possessed a majority of the burgages.

Author: John Brooke