- Malmesbury (UK Parliament constituency)
Malmesbury Former Borough constituency for the House of Commons 12751885– Number of members two (1295-1832); one (1832-1885)
Malmesbury was a parliamentary borough in Wiltshire, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1275 until 1832, and then one member from 1832 until 1885, when the borough was abolished.
Members of Parliament
From History of Parliament 
Parliament First member Second member 1386 Nicholas Weston Alexander Oxenford 1388 (Feb) John Parker Alexander Oxenford 1388 (Sep) 1390 (Jan) John Parker William Blankpayn 1390 (Nov) 1391 1393 William Blankpayn William Chaloner 1394 Richard Parker William Blankpayn 1395 Nicholas Sambourne Thomas Froud 1397 (Jan) Robert Newman William Blankpayn 1397 (Sep) John Stowell William Blankpayn 1399 Robert Newman Robert Salman 1401 1402 John Tanner Thomas Bonde 1404 (Jan) 1404 (Oct) 1406 Thomas Hyweye John Charlton 1407 1410 1411 1413 (Feb) 1413 (May) 1414 (Apr) John Charlton John Randolf 1414 (Nov) Thomas Hyweye John Gore 1415 Thomas Hyweye Richard Stenysham 1416 (Mar) John Gore Thomas Corbyn 1416 (Oct) 1417 William Palmer Thomas Corbyn 1419 William Palmer 1420 William Palmer John Charlton 1421 (May) William Palmer 1421 (Dec) William Palmer John Gore
(Source: Bindoff (1982))
Parliament First member Second member Parliament of 1510-23 No names known No names known Parliament of 1529 Thomas Edgar William Stumpe Parliament of 1536 Not known Not known Parliament of 1539 Not known Not known Parliament of 1542 Not known Not known Parliament of 1545 Not known Not known Parliament of 1547 Sir Maurice Denys William Stumpe Parliament of 1553(Mar) Not known Not known Parliament of 1553(Oct) John Hedges Matthew King Parliament of 1554(Apr) John Hedges Matthew King Parliament of 1554(Nov) Edward Unton John Hedges Parliament of 1555 Sir James Stumpe Matthew King Parliament of 1558 Matthew King Griffin Curteys
Source:History of Parliament 
Parliament First member Second member 1559 Lawrence Hyde David Cerney 1562/3 Sir Thomas Ragland Edward Poole 1571 Nicholas Snell Ambrose Button 1572 John Danvers Nicholas Snell died
and repl. Jan 1562 by Henry Baynton
1584 Sir Henry Knyvet John Stumpe 1586 Sir Henry Knyvet Henry Bayly 1589 Thomas Vavasour Henry Bayly 1593 Sir Henry Knyvet Thomas Lake 1597 Sir Henry Knyvet Thomas Estcourt 1601 Sir William Monson Sidney Montagu
Parliament First member Second member Parliament of 1604-1611 Sir Roger Dallyson Sir Thomas Dallyson Parliament of 1614-1621 Sir Roger Dallyson Sir Neville Poole Parliament of 1621-1622 Sir Henry Poole Sir Edward Wardour Parliament of 1624-1625 Sir Edward Wardour Thomas Hatton Parliament of 1625-1626 Sir Henry Moody, Bt Sir Edward Wardour Parliament of 1626-1628 Sir Henry Moody, Bt Sir William Crofts Parliament of 1628-1629 Sir Henry Moody, Bt Sir William Crofts 1629–1640 No Parliaments convened
Year First member First party Second member Second party April 1640 Anthony Hungerford Royalist Sir Neville Poole November 1640 Sir Neville Poole Parliamentarian June 1644 Hungerford disabled from sitting - seat vacant 1645 Sir John Danvers December 1648 Poole excluded in Pride's Purge - seat vacant 1653 Malmesbury was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament and the First and Second Parliaments of the Protectorate January 1659 Sir Henry Lee Thomas Higgons May 1659 Malmesbury was not represented in the restored Rump April 1660 Robert Danvers Sir Francis Lee, Bt 1661 Lawrence Washington 1662 Philip Howard 1668 Sir Edward Poole 1673 Thomas Estcourt February 1679 Sir William Estcourt, Bt Sir James Long, Bt 1685 Sir Thomas Estcourt John Fitzherbert 1689 Thomas Tollemache Charles Godfrey 1690 Goodwin Wharton Sir James Long, Bt 1692 George Booth 1695 Craven Howard 1696 Sir Thomas Skipwith, Bt 1698 Michael Wicks Edward Pauncefort January 1701 Samuel Shepheard November 1701 Sir Charles Hedges 1702 Thomas Boucher 1705 Thomas Farrington Henry Mordaunt 1710 Joseph Addison Whig 1713 Sir John Rushout, Bt 1719 by-election Fleetwood Dormer March 1722  The Viscount Hillsborough December 1722 Giles Earle John Fermor 1723 by-eelction Charles Stewart 1727 William Rawlinson Earle 1747 John Lee James Douglas 1751 by-election Lord Edward Digby 1754 Lord George Bentinck Brice Fisher 1759 by-election Thomas Conolly 1761 The Earl Tylney 1768 The Earl of Donegall Hon. Thomas Howard 1774 Hon. Charles James Fox Whig William Strahan Tory September 1780 Viscount Lewisham Viscount Fairford November 1780 by-election John Calvert 1784 The Viscount Melbourne Viscount Maitland February 1790 by-election Paul Benfield June 1790 Benjamin Bond-Hopkins 1792 by-election Sir James Sanderson  1794 by-election Francis Glanville May 1796 Samuel Smith  Peter Thellusson November 1796 by-eelction Philip Metcalfe 1802 Claude Scott Samuel Scott, Bt 1806 Robert Ladbroke Nicholas Ridley-Colborne 1807 Sir George Bowyer, Bt Tory Philip Gell Tory 1810 by-election Abel Smith Tory 1812 William Hicks-Beach Tory Sir Charles Saxton, Bt Tory 1813 by-election Peter Patten Tory 1817 by-election Sir William Abdy, Bt 1818 (Sir) Charles Forbes  Tory Kirkman Finlay Tory 1820 by-election William Leake 1826 John Forbes Tory 1832 Representation reduced to one member
Election Member Party 1832 Viscount Andover Whig 1841 Hon. James Howard Whig 1852 Thomas Luce Whig 1859 Viscount Andover Liberal 1868 Walter Powell Conservative 1882 by-election Charles William Miles Conservative 1885 Constituency abolished
- ^ "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/constituencies/malmesbury. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- ^ Bindoff S.T. (ed.) The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1509-1558, London, 1982, pp.91-92
- ^ "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1558-1603/constituencies/malmesbury. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- ^ On petition, the result of the election of 1722 was overturned, Rushout and Hillsborough being declared not to have been duly elected
- ^ Created a baronet, December 1794
- ^ Smith was also elected for Leicester, which he chose to represent, and never sat for Malmesbury
- ^ Created a baronet, November 1823
- ^ Disappeared on a balloon flight
- Robert Beatson, A Chronological Register of Both Houses of Parliament (London: Longman, Hurst, Res & Orme, 1807) 
- F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
- J Holladay Philbin, Parliamentary Representation 1832 - England and Wales (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965)
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)
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