THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
    CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "A"
 
               Last updated 20/03/2013
Date   Name Born Died  Age
Dates in italics in the first column denote that the election held on that
date was a by-election. Dates shown in normal type were general elections,
or, in some instances, the date of a successful petition against a 
previous election result.
Dates in italics in the "Born" column indicate that the MP was baptised on
that date; dates in italics in the "Died" column indicate that the MP was
buried on that date
  ABBEY
14 Dec 1918 William Lehman Ashmead Bartlett
Burdett-Coutts 20 Jan 1851 28 Jul 1921 70
25 Aug 1921 John Sanctuary Nicholson 19 May 1863 21 Feb 1924 60
19 Mar 1924 Otho William Nicholson 30 Nov 1891 29 Jun 1978 86
For further information on this MP,see the
note at the foot of this page
12 Jul 1932 Sidney Herbert,later [1936] 1st baronet 29 Jul 1890 22 Mar 1939 48
17 May 1939 Sir William Harold Webbe 30 Sep 1885 22 Apr 1965 79
   CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950 
  ABERAVON (GLAMORGANSHIRE)
14 Dec 1918 John Edwards        1882 23 May 1960 77
15 Nov 1922 James Ramsay Macdonald 12 Oct 1866  9 Nov 1937 71
30 May 1929 William George Cove 21 May 1888 15 Mar 1963 74
 8 Oct 1959 John Morris [kt 1999],later [2001] Baron Morris 
of Aberavon [L] 5 Nov 1931
7 Jun 2001 David Hywel Francis 6 Jun 1946
ABERCONWY
6 May 2010 Guto ap Owain Bebb 9 Oct 1968
  ABERCROMBY (LIVERPOOL)
25 Nov 1885 William Frederic Lawrence 29 Dec 1844 15 Jan 1935 90
16 Jan 1906 John Edward Bernard Seely,later [1933] 1st
Baron Mottistone 31 May 1868  7 Nov 1947 79
18 Jan 1910 Richard Godolphin Walmesley Chaloner,
later [1917] 1st Baron Gisborough 12 Oct 1856 23 Jan 1938 81
28 Jun 1917 Edward Montagu Cavendish Stanley,styled
Baron Stanley  9 Jul 1894 16 Oct 1938 44
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918 
  ABERDARE (MERTHYR TYDVIL)
14 Dec 1918 Charles Butt Stanton 7 Apr 1873  6 Dec 1946 73
15 Nov 1922 George Henry Hall,later [1946] 1st 
Viscount Hall 31 Dec 1881  8 Nov 1965 83
 5 Dec 1946 David Emlyn Thomas 16 Sep 1892 20 Jun 1954 61
28 Oct 1954 Arthur Reginald Probert 30 Sep 1907 14 Feb 1975 67
28 Feb 1974 Ioan Lyonel Evans 10 Jul 1927 10 Feb 1984 56
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983 
 
  ABERDEEN (ABERDEENSHIRE)
26 May 1708 John Gordon c 1655 24 Aug 1730
30 Oct 1710 James Scott 1671 Oct 1732 61
8 Feb 1711 William Livingston c 1650 after 1713
18 Sep 1713 John Middleton 27 Sep 1678  4 May 1739 60
21 Feb 1715 James Erskine   [he was unseated on petition        1671  after 1745
in favour of John Middleton 22 Jul 1715]
22 Jul 1715 John Middleton 27 Sep 1678  4 May 1739 60
13 Apr 1722 William Kerr   [he was unseated on petition by 1682 17 Jan 1741
in favour of John Middleton 25 Oct 1722]
25 Oct 1722 John Middleton 27 Sep 1678  4 May 1739 60
 8 Jun 1739 John Maule        1706  2 Jul 1781 75
20 Jun 1748 Charles Maitland     c 1704 16 Feb 1751
27 Mar 1751 David Scott        1689  1 Dec 1766
 9 Jan 1767 Sir John Lindsay        1737  7 Jun 1788 50
12 Apr 1768 Thomas Lyon        1741 13 Sep 1796 55
11 Jan 1779 Adam Drummond 31 Jan 1713 17 Jun 1786 73
26 Apr 1784 Sir David Carnegie 22 Nov 1753 25 May 1805 51
22 Jul 1790 Alexander Callender 20 Aug 1741  1 Apr 1792 50
18 May 1792 Alexander Allardyce c 1743  1 Nov 1801
 5 Jan 1802 James Farquhar  1 Aug 1764  4 Sep 1833 69
24 Nov 1806 John Ramsay 21 Apr 1775 28 Jun 1842 67
30 May 1807 James Farquhar  1 Aug 1764  4 Sep 1833 69
13 Jul 1818 Joseph Hume 22 Jan 1777 20 Feb 1855 78
23 Aug 1830 Sir James Carnegie,5th baronet 28 Sep 1799 30 Jan 1849 49
23 May 1831 Horatio Ross 5 Sep 1801 6 Dec 1886 85
18 Dec 1832 Alexander Bannerman  [kt 1851] 7 Oct 1788 30 Dec 1864 76
For further information on this MP,see the
note at the foot of this page
 3 Aug 1847 Alexander Dingwall Fordyce  4 Mar 1800 16 Jul 1864 64
10 Jul 1852 George Thompson        1804 11 Apr 1895 90
 2 Apr 1857 William Henry Sykes        1790 16 Jun 1872 81
29 Jun 1872 John Farley Leith        1808  4 Apr 1887 78
3 Apr 1880 John Webster        1810 31 May 1891 80
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO NORTH 
& SOUTH DIVISIONS 1885
  ABERDEEN CENTRAL
1 May 1997 Frank Doran 13 Apr 1949
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 2005
  ABERDEEN NORTH
25 Nov 1885 William Alexander Hunter 8 May 1844 21 Jul 1898 54
 1 May 1896 Duncan Vernon Pirie 22 Mar 1858 11 Jan 1931 72
14 Dec 1918 Frank Herbert Rose  5 Jul 1857 10 Jul 1928 71
16 Aug 1928 William Wedgwood Benn,later [1942] 
1st Viscount Stansgate 10 May 1877 17 Nov 1960 83
27 Oct 1931 John George Burnett 30 Mar 1876 20 Jan 1962 85
14 Nov 1935 George Morgan Garro-Jones,later [1947]
1st Baron Trefgarne 14 Sep 1894 27 Sep 1960 66
26 Jul 1945 Hector Samuel James Hughes 14 Aug 1887 23 Jun 1970 82
18 Jun 1970 Robert Hughes,later [1997] Baron
Hughes of Woodside [L] 3 Jan 1932
1 May 1997 Malcolm Kemp Savidge 9 May 1946
5 May 2005 Frank Doran 13 Apr 1949
  ABERDEEN SOUTH
25 Nov 1885 James Bryce,later [1914] 1st Viscount Bryce 10 May 1838 22 Jan 1922 83
20 Feb 1907 George Birnie Esslemont        1860  2 Oct 1917 57
 3 Apr 1917 Sir John Fleming        1847 25 Feb 1925 77
14 Dec 1918 Frederick Charles Thomson,later [1929]
1st baronet 27 May 1875 21 Apr 1935 59
21 May 1935 Sir James Douglas Wishart Thomson,2nd
baronet 30 Oct 1905  3 Jan 1972 66
26 Nov 1946 Priscilla Jean Fortescue Grant (later
Buchan),later [1970] Baroness Tweedsmuir
of Belhelvie [L] 25 Jan 1915 11 Mar 1978 63
31 Mar 1966 Donald Campbell Dewar 21 Aug 1937 11 Oct 2000 63
18 Jun 1970 Iain MacDonald Sproat  8 Nov 1938 29 Sep 2011 72
 9 Jun 1983 Peter Gerald Malone 21 Jul 1950
11 Jun 1987 Frank Doran 13 Apr 1949
9 Apr 1992 Raymond Scott Robertson 11 Dec 1959
1 May 1997 Margaret Anne Begg 6 Dec 1955
  ABERDEEN & KINCARDINE CENTRAL
14 Dec 1918 Alexander Theodore Gordon 11 May 1881  6 Mar 1919 37
16 Apr 1919 Murdoch McKenzie Wood  [kt 1932]        1881 11 Oct 1949 68
29 Oct 1924 Robert Workman Smith [kt 1934],later 
[1945] 1st baronet  7 Dec 1880  6 Dec 1957 76
26 Jul 1945 Henry Reginald Spence 22 Jun 1897 11 Sep 1981 84
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
  ABERDEEN & KINCARDINE EAST
14 Dec 1918 Sir William Henry Cowan 22 May 1862 11 Jan 1932 69
15 Nov 1922 Frederick Martin 23 Oct 1882 18 Jan 1950 67
29 Oct 1924 Robert John Graham Boothby [kt 1953],
later [1958] Baron Boothby [L] 12 Feb 1900 16 Jul 1986 86
 
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
  ABERDEENSHIRE
1 Jun 1708 William Gordon,styled Lord Haddo later [1720] 
2nd Earl of Aberdeen 22 Dec 1679 30 Mar 1745 65
18 Jan 1709 Sir Alexander Cumming,1st baronet     c 1670  7 Feb 1725
 6 Apr 1722 Archibald Grant,later [1726] 2nd baronet  25 Sep 1696 17 Sep 1778 81
[expelled 5 May 1732]
13 Jul 1732 Sir Arthur Forbes,4th baronet        1709  1 Jan 1773 63
28 Jul 1747 Andrew Mitchell  [kt 1765] 15 Apr 1708 28 Jan 1771 62
 3 May 1754 Lord Adam Gordon     c 1726 13 Aug 1801
14 Apr 1768 Alexander Garden        1714 21 Dec 1785 71
28 Feb 1786 George Skene  9 May 1749 27 Apr 1825 75
21 Jul 1790 James Ferguson 25 May 1735  6 Sep 1820 85
17 Oct 1820 William Gordon 18 Dec 1784  3 Feb 1858 73
22 Aug 1854 George John James Gordon,styled Lord Haddo,
later [1860] 5th Earl of Aberdeen 28 Sep 1816 22 Mar 1864 47
13 Feb 1861 William Leslie 16 Mar 1814  4 Mar 1880 65
15 May 1866 William Dingwall Fordyce 31 Mar 1836 27 Nov 1875 39
 CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO EAST 
& WEST DIVISIONS 1868
  ABERDEENSHIRE EAST
23 Feb 1950 Robert John Graham Boothby [kt 1953],
later [1958] Baron Boothby [L] 12 Feb 1900 16 Jul 1986 86
20 Nov 1958 Patrick Wolridge-Gordon 10 Aug 1935 22 May 2002 66
28 Feb 1974 Douglas Henderson 16 Jul 1935 15 Sep 2006 71
 3 May 1979 Albert McQuarrie  [kt 1987]  1 Jan 1918
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983 
  ABERDEENSHIRE EASTERN
20 Nov 1868 William Dingwall Fordyce 31 Mar 1836 27 Nov 1875 39
22 Dec 1875 Sir Alexander Hamilton Gordon 11 Dec 1817 18 May 1890 72
 4 Dec 1885 Peter Esslemont 13 Jun 1834  8 Aug 1894 60
10 Dec 1892 Thomas Ryburn Buchanan        1846  7 Apr 1911 64
13 Oct 1900 Archibald White Maconochie        1855  3 Feb 1926 70
24 Jan 1906 James Annand        1843  6 Feb 1906 62
28 Feb 1906 James Murray  [kt 1915] 19 Sep 1850 12 Apr 1932 81
26 Jan 1910 William Henry Cowan  [kt 1917] 22 May 1862 11 Jan 1932 69
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
  ABERDEENSHIRE WEST
23 Feb 1950 Henry Reginald Spence 22 Jun 1897 11 Sep 1981 84
 8 Oct 1959 Alexander Forbes Hendry 24 Oct 1908 18 Nov 1980 72
31 Mar 1966 James Duncan Gordon Davidson 10 Jan 1927
18 Jun 1970 Colin Campbell Mitchell 17 Nov 1925 20 Jul 1996 70
28 Feb 1974 Thomas Russell Fairgrieve  [kt 1981]  5 May 1924 17 Feb 1999 74
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983 
  ABERDEENSHIRE WEST AND KINCARDINE
1 May 1997 Sir Robert Hill Smith,3rd baronet 15 Apr 1958
  ABERDEENSHIRE WESTERN
19 Nov 1868 William McCombie 1805  1 Feb 1880 74
12 May 1876 Lord Douglas William Cope Gordon 11 Oct 1851  4 Aug 1888 36
8 Apr 1880 Robert Farquharson        1836  8 Jun 1918 81
18 Jan 1906 John Macdonald Henderson         1846 20 Nov 1922 76
   CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
  ABERTILLERY (MONMOUTHSHIRE)
14 Dec 1918 William Brace 23 Sep 1865 12 Oct 1947 82
21 Dec 1920 George Barker 13 Mar 1858 28 Oct 1936 78
30 May 1929 George Daggar 6 Nov 1879 14 Oct 1950 70
30 Nov 1950 Llywelyn Williams 22 Jul 1911  4 Feb 1965 53
 1 Apr 1965 Albert Clifford Williams 28 Jun 1905 1987 82
18 Jun 1970 Jeffrey Thomas 12 Nov 1933 17 May 1989 55
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983 
  ABINGDON (BERKSHIRE)
30 Mar 1660 Sir George Stonhouse,3rd baronet 28 Aug 1603 31 Mar 1675 71
John Lenthall
Double return. Lenthall allowed to sit
27 Apr 1660. Stonhouse declared elected
23 May 1660
19 Apr 1675 Sir John Stonhouse,4th baronet     c 1639 27 May 1700
 8 Jan 1689 Thomas Medlycott  [election declared void 25 Feb 1628 13 Dec 1716 88
7 May 1689]
22 May 1689 John Southby  [he was unseated on petition     c 1650  1 Apr 1741
in favour of Sir John Stonhouse 8 Jan 1690]
 8 Jan 1690 Sir John Stonhouse,4th baronet     c 1639 27 May 1700
19 Feb 1690 Sir Simon Harcourt,later [1721] 1st Viscount
Harcourt c Dec 1661 29 Jul 1727 65
10 May 1705 Grey Neville 23 Sep 1681 24 Apr 1723 41
4 May 1708 Sir Simon Harcourt,later [1721] 1st Viscount
Harcourt  [he was unseated on petition in c Dec 1661 29 Jul 1727 65
favour of William Hucks 20 Jan 1709]
20 Jan 1709 William Hucks 22 Oct 1672 28 Nov 1740 68
4 Oct 1710 Sir Simon Harcourt,later [1721] 1st Viscount
Harcourt c Dec 1661 29 Jul 1727 65
13 Dec 1710 James Jennings 26 Jun 1670  9 Mar 1739 68
22 Aug 1713 Simon Harcourt 9 Oct 1684 1 Jul 1720 35
25 Jan 1715 James Jennings 26 Jun 1670  9 Mar 1739 68
22 Mar 1722 Robert Hucks  5 Mar 1699 21 Dec 1745 46
 2 May 1741 John Wright     c 1692  1 Nov 1766
27 Jun 1747 John Morton  [following the general election     c 1714 25 Jul 1780  
in Mar 1768,Morton was unseated on petition
in favour of Nathaniel Bayly 8 Feb 1770]
 8 Feb 1770 Nathaniel Bayly     c 1726    Oct 1798
 7 Oct 1774 John Mayor  [his election was declared void     c 1735 23 Sep 1817
6 Mar 1775. At the subsequent by-election
held on 11 Mar 1775,he was again returned]
21 Dec 1782 Henry Howorth     c 1746 11 May 1783
19 May 1783 Edward Loveden Loveden     c 1750  4 Jan 1822
28 May 1796 Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe,later 
[1802] 1st baronet  8 Jan 1745 17 Nov 1813 68
 4 May 1807 George Knapp 29 Jan 1754 12 Nov 1809 55
12 Dec 1809 Henry Bowyer  9 Mar 1786 18 Oct 1853 67
24 Jun 1811 Sir George Bowyer,6th baronet  3 Mar 1783  1 Jul 1860 77
17 Jun 1818 John Maberly c 1775 by Feb 1840
10 Dec 1832 Thomas Duffield    Oct 1782 15 Mar 1854 71
11 May 1844 Sir Frederic Thesiger,later [1858] 1st Baron
Chelmsford 15 Jul 1794  5 Oct 1878 84
 8 Jul 1852 James Caulfeild 30 Jan 1782  4 Nov 1852 70
 3 Dec 1852 Montagu Bertie,styled Baron Norreys,later 
[1854] 6th Earl of Abingdon 19 Jun 1808  8 Feb 1884 75
13 Dec 1854 Joseph Haythorne Reed        1828  6 Apr 1858 29
27 Mar 1857 John Thomas Norris        1808 15 Jan 1870 61
13 Jul 1865 Charles Hugh Lindsay 11 Nov 1816 25 Mar 1889 72
 5 Feb 1874 John Creemer Clarke        1821 11 Feb 1895 73
28 Nov 1885 Philip Wroughton 6 Apr 1846  7 Jun 1910 64
19 Jul 1895 Archie Kirkman Loyd        1847  1 Dec 1922 75
17 Jan 1906 Edward Anthony Strauss  7 Dec 1862 25 Mar 1939 76
For further information on this MP,see the
note at the foot of this page
19 Jan 1910 Harold Greenwood Henderson 29 Oct 1875  1 Nov 1922 47
29 Aug 1916 Archie Kirkman Loyd        1847  1 Dec 1922 75
14 Dec 1918 John Tyson Wigan 31 Jul 1877 23 Nov 1952 75
14 May 1921 Arthur Thomas Loyd 19 Apr 1882  8 Nov 1944 62
 6 Dec 1923 Edward Albert Lessing 28 Jul 1890 25 Aug 1964 74
29 Oct 1924 Ralph George Campbell Glyn,later [1934] 1st
baronet and [1953] 1st and only Baron Glyn  3 Mar 1884  1 May 1960 76
30 Jun 1953 Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave 23 Jan 1916 30 Mar 1979 63
 3 May 1979 Thomas Yates Benyon 13 Aug 1942
     NAME ALTERED TO "OXFORD WEST   
& ABINGDON" 1983
  ACCRINGTON (LANCASHIRE)
28 Nov 1885 Frederick William Grafton        1816 27 Jan 1890 73
 7 Jul 1886 Robert Trotter Hermon-Hodge,later [1902] 1st
baronet and [1919] 1st Baron Wyfold 23 Sep 1851  3 Jun 1937 85
   Jul 1892 Joseph Francis Leese [kt 1895],later [1908]
1st baronet 28 Feb 1845 29 Jul 1914 69
19 Jan 1910 Harold Trevor Baker 22 Jan 1877 12 Jul 1960 83
14 Dec 1918 Ernest Gray  [kt 1925] 27 Aug 1856  6 May 1932 75
15 Nov 1922 Charles Roden Buxton 27 Nov 1875 16 Dec 1942 67
 6 Dec 1923 John Hugh Edwards 9 Apr 1869 14 Jun 1945 76
30 May 1929 Tom Snowden        1875 27 Nov 1949 74
27 Oct 1931 Henry Adam Procter 15 Nov 1883 26 Mar 1955 71
26 Jul 1945 Walter Travers Scott-Elliot  9 Oct 1895 14 Dec 1977 82
For further information on the death of this MP,
see the note at the foot of this page
23 Feb 1950 Henry Hynd  4 Jul 1900 1 Feb 1985 84
31 Mar 1966 Arthur Davidson  7 Nov 1928
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983 
  ACOCK'S GREEN (BIRMINGHAM)
26 Jul 1945 Henry Charles Usborne 16 Jan 1909 16 Mar 1996 87
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950 
  ACTON (MIDDLESEX)
14 Dec 1918 Sir Harry Ernest Brittain 24 Dec 1873  9 Jul 1974 100
30 May 1929 James Frederick Shillaker 28 Jan 1870 20 Jul 1943 73
27 Oct 1931 Herbert John Duggan 24 Jul 1904 25 Oct 1943 39
14 Dec 1943 Henry Carpenter Longhurst 18 Mar 1909 21 Jul 1978 69
26 Jul 1945 Joseph Alfred Sparks 30 Sep 1901 12 Jan 1981 79
 8 Oct 1959 Philip Welsby Holland  [kt 1983] 14 Mar 1917 2 Jun 2011 94
15 Oct 1964 Bernard Francis Castle Floud 22 Mar 1915 10 Oct 1967 52
28 Mar 1968 Kenneth Wilfred Baker,later [1997]
Baron Baker of Dorking [L]  3 Nov 1934
18 Jun 1970 Nigel John Spearing  8 Oct 1930
28 Feb 1974 Sir George Samuel Knatchbull Young,6th
baronet 16 Jul 1941
NAME CHANGED TO "EALING ACTON" 1983
  AIRDRIE & SHOTTS
1 May 1997 Helen Lawrie Liddell,later [2010] Baroness
Liddell of Coatdyke 6 Dec 1950
5 May 2005 John Reid 8 May 1947
6 May 2010 Pamela Nash 24 Jun 1984
  ALDBOROUGH (YORKSHIRE)
c 20 Apr 1660 Sir Solomon Swale,1st baronet  (to 1678) 14 Feb 1610 19 Jun 1678 68
[he was expelled from the House for being a
Roman Catholic]
Francis Goodricke c 1621 18 Aug 1673
 8 Nov 1673 Sir John Reresby,2nd baronet  (to May 1679) 14 Apr 1634 12 May 1689 55
Robert Benson
Double return. Reresby seated 24 Apr 1675.
Following the general election in Feb 1679,
the indenture which returned Sir John Reresby
was ordered to be taken off the file, and that
returning Sir Godfrey Copley to be affixed - see
below
12 Jul 1678 Ruisshe Wentworth c 1651 8 Jun 1686
28 Feb 1679 Henry Arthington  (to Aug 1679) 20 Sep 1655 21 Feb 1682 26
Sir John Reresby (see above) was unseated
on petition in favour of Sir Godfrey Copley
15 May 1679.
15 May 1679 Sir Godfrey Copley,2nd baronet  (to 1685) c 1653 9 Apr 1709
25 Aug 1679 Sir Brian Stapylton,2nd baronet c 1657 13 Nov 1727
19 Feb 1681 Sir John Reresby,2nd baronet 14 Apr 1634 12 May 1689 55
24 Mar 1685 Sir Michael Wentworth  (to 1696) c 1654 13 Sep 1696
Sir Roger Strickland 2 Feb 1640 8 Aug 1717 77
10 Jan 1689 Christopher Tancred  (to Jul 1698) 8 Apr 1659 22 Nov 1705 46
20 Feb 1690 Sir Michael Wentworth c 1654 13 Sep 1696
Christopher Tancred  8 Apr 1659 22 Nov 1705 46
Henry Boyle
John Vandenbendie
Double return. Wentworth and Tancred
declared elected 17 May 1690
Sep 1696 Henry Fairfax   [his election was declared 20 Apr 1659 1708 49
void 21 Dec 1696]
17 Jan 1698 William Wentworth 19 Aug 1675 3 Jun 1729 53
27 Jul 1698 Sir George Cooke,3rd baronet 16 May 1662 12 Oct 1732 70
Sir Abstrupus Danby 27 Dec 1655 27 Dec 1727 72
8 Jan 1701 Robert Monckton  (to 1713) c 1659 13 Nov 1722
Cyril Arthington c 1665 by Dec 1724
21 Jul 1702 William Jessop  c 1665  8 Nov 1734  
31 Aug 1713 John Dawnay 8 Dec 1686 12 Aug 1740 53
Paul Foley 8 Aug 1688 28 Nov 1739 51
 1 Feb 1715 James Stanhope,later [1718] 1st Earl Stanhope 1673  5 Feb 1721 47
[he was also returned for Cockermouth,for
which he chose to sit]
William Jessop  (to 1735)        1665  8 Nov 1734 69
16 Apr 1715 William Monson,later [1718] 4th baronet     c 1655  7 Mar 1727
27 Mar 1722 Charles Stanhope        1673 16 Mar 1760 86
27 Apr 1734 Henry Pelham   [he was also returned for c Jan 1695  6 Mar 1754 59
Sussex,for which he chose to sit]
 
19 Feb 1735 John Jewkes 28 Apr 1683 25 Sep 1743 60
Andrew Wilkinson  (to 1765)        1697 29 Mar 1784 86
 9 Dec 1743 Nathaniel Newnham     c 1699 17 Sep 1778
17 Apr 1754 William Pitt,later [1766] 1st Earl of Chatham 15 Nov 1708 11 May 1778 69
11 Dec 1756 Nathaniel Cholmley  (to 1768) 15 Nov 1721 11 Mar 1791 69
27 Dec 1765 George Bussy Villiers,styled Viscount
Villiers,later [1769] 4th Earl of Jersey  9 Jun 1735 22 Aug 1805 70
19 Mar 1768 Aubrey Beauclerk,later [1787] 5th Duke of 
St.Albans  (to 1774)  3 Jun 1740  9 Feb 1802 61
Andrew Wilkinson        1697 29 Mar 1784 86
18 May 1772 Henry Fiennes Pelham-Clinton,styled Earl
of Lincoln  5 Nov 1750 18 Oct 1778 27
 8 Oct 1774 Charles Wilkinson        1725    Apr 1782 56
Abel Smith  (to 1778) 14 Mar 1717 12 Jul 1788 71
 4 Mar 1777 William Baker  (to 1780)  3 Oct 1743 20 Jan 1824 80
 6 Mar 1778 William Hanger,later [1794] 3rd Baron
Coleraine [I]  6 Aug 1744 11 Dec 1814 70
 8 Sep 1780 Sir Richard Sutton   [he was also returned for 31 Jul 1733 10 Jan 1802 68
Sandwich,for which he chose to sit]
Charles Mellish  (to 1784)     c 1736 29 Dec 1796
28 Nov 1780 Edward Onslow  9 Apr 1758 18 Oct 1829 71
 8 Jun 1781 Sir Samuel Brudenell Fludyer,2nd baronet
(to Mar 1784)  8 Oct 1759 17 Feb 1833 73
20 Jan 1784 John Gally-Knight  (to 1796)     c 1741 20 Oct 1804
31 Mar 1784 Sir Richard Pepper Arden,later [1801] 1st 
Baron Alvanley 20 May 1744 19 Mar 1804 59
19 Jun 1790 Richard Muliman-Trench-Chiswell       c 1735  3 Feb 1797
(to 1797)
 2 Jun 1796 Charles Duncombe,later [1826] 1st Baron
Feversham  (to 1806)  5 Dec 1764 16 Jul 1841 76
22 Feb 1797 John Blackburn 26 Dec 1766  1 Jun 1824 57
 8 Jul 1802 John Sullivan  7 Apr 1749  1 Nov 1839 90
 1 Nov 1806 Henry Fynes (Fynes-Clinton from 1821)   (to 1826) 14 Jan 1781 24 Oct 1852 71
Gilbert Jones     c 1758  7 Sep 1830
12 Oct 1812 Henry Dawkins        1765 25 Oct 1852 87
12 Aug 1814 Henry Gally-Knight  2 Dec 1786  9 Feb 1846 59
 4 May 1815 Granville Venables Vernon 26 Jul 1792  8 Dec 1879 87
7 Mar 1820 Gibbs Crawford Antrobus 27 May 1793 21 May 1861 67
10 Jun 1826 Clinton James Fynes-Clinton  (to 1832) 13 Dec 1792 13 Apr 1833 40
Sir Alexander Cray Grant,8th baronet 30 Nov 1782 29 Nov 1854 71
30 Jul 1830 William David Murray,styled Viscount Stormont,
later [1840] 4th Earl of Mansfield 21 Feb 1806  2 Aug 1898 92
30 Apr 1831 Michael Thomas Sadler 3 Jan 1780 29 Jul 1835 55
 CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832 
  ALDEBURGH (SUFFOLK)
31 Mar 1660 Sir Robert Brooke   (to 1669) c 1637 Jun 1669
Thomas Bacon c 1620 1697
16 Apr 1661 Sir John Holland,1st baronet  (to 1679) Oct 1603 19 Jan 1701 97
 
 9 Nov 1669 John Bence 3 Oct 1622 4 Mar 1688 65
25 Feb 1679 Sir Richard Haddock c 1629 26 Jan 1715
Henry Johnson 25 Jan 1623 19 Nov 1683 60
19 Aug 1679 John Bence  (to 1689) 3 Oct 1622 4 Mar 1688 65
John Corrance c 1616 1694
31 Mar 1685 Sir Henry Bedingfield 9 Dec 1632 6 Feb 1687 54
10 Jan 1689 Sir Henry Johnson  (to 1719) c 1659 29 Sep 1719
William Johnson c 1660 Nov 1718
24 Nov 1718 Samuel Lowe  (to 1732)     c 1693 19 Jul 1731
 3 Dec 1719 Walter Plumer     c 1682  2 Mar 1746
18 Aug 1727 William Windham     c 1674 22 Apr 1730
 8 May 1730 Sir John Williams  (to 1734)     c 1675  7 May 1743
21 Jan 1732 George Purvis  (to Mar 1741) 27 Jul 1680  8 Mar 1741 60
14 Apr 1734 William James Conolly  (to 1747) by Dec 1706  2 Jan 1754
30 Mar 1741 Francis Gashry 14 Nov 1702 19 May 1762 59
 7 May 1741 Richard Plumer     c 1689 25 Nov 1750
 8 Jul 1747 William Windham     c 1706  4 May 1789
Zachary Philip Fonnereau  (to 1774) 31 Jan 1706 15 Aug 1778 72
28 Mar 1761 Philip Fonnereau 17 Jun 1739 17 Feb 1797 57
22 Mar 1768 Nicholas Linwood  2 May 1773
13 May 1773 Thomas Fonnereau  (to 1779) 27 Oct 1699 20 Mar 1779 79
14 Oct 1774 Richard Combe  (to 1780)     c 1728 18 Sep 1780
30 Mar 1779 Martyn Fonnereau  (to 1784) 19 Mar 1741 18 May 1817 76
12 Sep 1780 Philip Champion Crespigny  (to 1790)  after 1731  1 Jan 1803
 2 Apr 1784 Samuel Salt     c 1723 27 Jul 1792
23 Jun 1790 George Harry Grey,styled Baron Grey,later
[1819] 6th Earl of Stamford 31 Oct 1765 26 Apr 1845 79
Thomas Grenville 31 Dec 1755 17 Dec 1846 90
26 May 1796 Sir John Aubrey,6th baronet  (to Oct 1812)  4 Jun 1739 14 Mar 1826 86
Michael Angelo Taylor 13 Jul 1757 16 Jul 1834 77
26 Mar 1800 George Johnstone 10 Dec 1764 20 Nov 1813 48
 5 Jul 1802 John McMahon     c 1754 12 Sep 1817
13 Apr 1812 Sandford Graham,later [1825] 2nd baronet 10 Mar 1788 18 Sep 1852 64
13 Oct 1812 James Stevenson Blackwood,2nd Baron
Dufferin & Claneboye  [I]  8 Jul 1755  8 Aug 1836 81
Andrew Strahan     c 1749 25 Aug 1831
17 Jun 1818 Samuel Walker  4 Sep 1779 30 Jan 1851 71
Joshua Walker  (to 1829) 28 Sep 1786 22 Jan 1862 75
6 Mar 1820 James Blair     c 1788  9 Sep 1841
9 Jun 1826 John Wilson Croker 20 Dec 1780 10 Aug 1857 76
22 May 1827 Wyndham Lewis 7 Oct 1780 14 Mar 1838 57
27 Feb 1829 Arthur Richard Wellesley,styled Marquess of
Douro,later [1852] 2nd Duke of Wellington
(to 1832)  3 Feb 1807 13 Aug 1884 77
25 May 1829 Spencer Horsey Kilderbee (de Horsey from 1832) c Aug 1790 20 May 1860 69
3 Aug 1830 John Wilson Croker 20 Dec 1780 10 Aug 1857 76
 CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832 
  ALDERSHOT (HAMPSHIRE)
14 Dec 1918 Roundell Cecil Palmer,styled Viscount Wolmer,
later [1942] 3rd Earl of Selborne 15 Apr 1887  3 Sep 1971 84
26 Nov 1940 Oliver Lyttelton,later [1954] 1st Viscount
Chandos 15 Mar 1893 21 Jan 1972 78
28 Oct 1954 Sir Eric Errington,later [1963] 1st baronet 17 Mar 1900  3 Jun 1973 73
18 Jun 1970 Julian Michael Gordon Critchley  [kt 1995]  8 Dec 1930 9 Sep 2000 69
1 May 1997 James Gerald Douglas Howarth  [kt 2012] 12 Sep 1947
  ALDRIDGE-BROWNHILLS
28 Feb 1974 Geoffrey Edge 26 May 1943
 3 May 1979 Richard Charles Scrimgeour Shepherd  6 Dec 1942
  ALL SAINTS (BIRMINGHAM)
26 May 1955 Denis Herbert Howell,later [1992] Baron
Howell [L] 4 Sep 1923 19 Apr 1998 74
 8 Oct 1959 John Harold Hollingworth 11 Jul 1930
15 Oct 1964 Alastair Brian Walden  8 Jul 1932
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
  ALTRINCHAM (CHESHIRE)
27 Nov 1885 John Baguley Brooks        1856  8 Mar 1886 29
26 Mar 1886 Sir William Cunliffe Brooks,1st baronet 30 Sep 1819  9 Jun 1900 80
   Jul 1892 Coningsby Ralph Disraeli        1867 30 Sep 1936 69
25 Jan 1906 William John Crossley,later [1909] 1st baronet 22 Apr 1844 12 Oct 1911 67
   Dec 1910 John Robert Kebty-Fletcher        1868 12 Jul 1918 50
28 May 1913 George Clement Hamilton [kt 1922]
later [1937] 1st baronet  1 Nov 1877 12 Jan 1947 69
 6 Dec 1923 Robert Alstead 23 Oct 1873  9 Sep 1946 72
29 Oct 1924 Cyril Atkinson  [kt 1933]  9 May 1874 29 Jan 1967 92
14 Jun 1933 Sir Edward William Macleay Grigg,
later [1945] 1st Baron Altrincham  8 Sep 1879  1 Dec 1955 76
   ALTERED TO "ALTRINCHAM & SALE" 1945 
  ALTRINCHAM & SALE (CHESHIRE)
26 Jul 1945 Frederick James Erroll,later [1964] 1st 
and only Baron Erroll of Hale 27 May 1914 14 Sep 2000 86
 4 Feb 1965 Anthony Barber,later [1975] Baron Barber [L]  4 Jul 1920 16 Dec 2005 85
10 Oct 1974 William Fergus Montgomery  [kt 1985] 25 Nov 1927 19 Mar 2013 85
 ALTERED TO "ALTRINCHAM & SALE
WEST" 1997
  ALTRINCHAM & SALE WEST (CHESHIRE)
1 May 1997 Graham Stuart Brady 20 May 1967
  ALYN & DEESIDE
 9 Jun 1983 Stephen Barry Jones,later [2001] Baron   
Jones [L] 26 Jun 1938
7 Jun 2001 Mark Tami 3 Oct 1962
  AMBER VALLEY (DERBYSHIRE)
 9 Jun 1983 Phillip Anthony Charles Lawrence
Oppenheim 20 Mar 1956
1 May 1997 Clare Judith Mallaber 10 Jul 1951
6 May 2010 Nigel John Mills 1974
  AMERSHAM (BUCKINGHAMSHIRE)
   Apr 1660 Charles Cheyne,later [1681] 1st Viscount
Newhaven [S] 23 Oct 1625 30 Jun 1698 72
Thomas Proby,later [1662] 1st baronet  (to 1679) 18 Oct 1632 22 Apr 1689 56
23 Mar 1661 Sir William Drake,1st baronet 28 Sep 1606 28 Aug 1669 62
 1 Nov 1669 Sir William Drake  c 1651 24 Sep 1690
Sir Ralph Bovey,1st baronet 11 Oct 1679
Double return. Drake seated 8 Nov 1669
 4 Feb 1679 Sir Roger Hill  (to 1681) 19 Jun 1642 29 Dec 1729 87
Sir William Drake c 1651 24 Sep 1690
Algernon Sidney Jan 1623 7 Dec 1683 60
Double return. Election of Drake and Sidney
declared void 11 Dec 1680
18 Dec 1680 Sir William Drake  (to 1690) c 1651 24 Sep 1690
29 Jan 1681 William Cheyne,later [1698] 2nd Viscount
Newhaven [S] 14 Jul 1657 26 May 1728 70
 5 Jan 1689 Edmund Waller  (to 1698) 6 Jan 1652 6 Jan 1700 48
8 Oct 1690 William Montagu c 1618 26 Aug 1706
21 Oct 1695 Montagu Drake 13 Sep 1673 27 Jun 1698 24
21 Jul 1698 William Cheyne,2nd Viscount Newhaven [S] 14 Jul 1657 26 May 1728 70
[He was also returned for Buckinghamshire,
for which he chose to sit]
Sir John Garrard,3rd baronet  (to Feb 1701) 1638 13 Jan 1701 62
2 Jan 1699 John Drake Apr 1657 c Dec 1716 59
7 Jan 1701 William Cheyne,2nd Viscount Newhaven [S] 14 Jul 1657 26 May 1728 70
(to Mar 1701)  [he was also returned for
Buckinghamshire,for which he chose to sit]
19 Feb 1701 John Drake  (to 1705) Apr 1657 c Dec 1716 59
10 Mar 1701 Sir Samuel Garrard,4th baronet 1651 10 Mar 1725 73
21 Nov 1701 William Cheyne,2nd Viscount Newhaven [S] 14 Jul 1657 26 May 1728 70
[At the general election in Jul 1702,he was
also returned for Buckinghamshire,for which
he chose to sit]
14 Nov 1702 Sir Samuel Garrard,4th baronet  (to 1710) 1651 10 Mar 1725 73
8 May 1705 William Cheyne,2nd Viscount Newhaven [S] 14 Jul 1657 26 May 1728 70
21 Nov 1707 John Drake Apr 1657 c Dec 1716 59
4 May 1708 Francis Duncombe  (to 1713) c 1653 31 Jan 1720
3 Oct 1710 John Drake Apr 1657 c Dec 1716 59
27 Aug 1713 Montague Garrard Drake  (to 1722)  [at the 14 Oct 1692 26 Apr 1728 35
general election in Mar 1722,Drake was also
returned for Buckinghamshire,for which he
chose to sit]
John Verney,1st Viscount Fermanagh  [I]  5 Nov 1640 23 Jun 1717 76
[He was also returned for Buckinghamshire,
for which he chose to sit]
18 Mar 1714 James Herbert 28 Oct 1688 25 Apr 1721 32
26 Jan 1715 John Verney,1st Viscount Fermanagh  [I]  5 Nov 1640 23 Jun 1717 76
10 Jul 1717 Ralph Verney,2nd Viscount Fermanagh  [I]
later [1743] 1st Earl Verney  (to 1727) 18 Mar 1683  4 Oct 1752 69
27 Oct 1722 Thomas Chapman 20 Apr 1663  after 1744
17 Aug 1727 Montague Garrard Drake   (to May 1728) 14 Oct 1692 26 Apr 1728 35
Baptist Leveson Gower  [he was also returned     c 1703  4 Aug 1782
for Newcastle-under-Lyme,for which he
chose to sit]
23 Feb 1728 Thomas Lutwyche  (to 1735) 21 Sep 1674 13 Nov 1734 60
16 May 1728 Marmaduke Alington    Sep 1671  5 Sep 1749 78
25 Apr 1734 Henry Marshall  [kt 1745]   (to 1754) 25 Mar 1688  2 Feb 1754 65
17 Feb 1735 Thomas Gore     c 1694 17 Mar 1777
26 Feb 1746 William Drake  (to 1796) 12 May 1723  8 Aug 1796 73
15 Feb 1754 Isaac Whittington     c 1709 25 Apr 1773
27 Mar 1761 Sir Benet Garrard,6th baronet     c 1704  1 Jul 1767
 4 Dec 1767 John Affleck 12 Feb 1710 17 Feb 1776 66
16 Mar 1768 William Drake     c 1747 18 May 1795
 4 Jun 1795 Thomas Drake Tyrwhitt-Drake  (to 1810) 14 Jan 1749 18 Oct 1810 61
26 May 1796 Charles Drake Garrard 23 Dec 1755 17 Jul 1817 61
31 Jan 1805 Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake  (to 1832) 16 Mar 1783 23 Mar 1852 69
21 Nov 1810 William Tyrwhitt-Drake   21 Oct 1785 21 Dec 1848 63
 CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832 
Otho William Nicholson, MP for Abbey 1924-1932
Nicholson was one of only three survivors of an air crash at London Airport on 2 March 1948.
The following edited report appeared in "The Times" of 3 March 1948:-
'A Dakota aircraft of the Sabena Airline [the national airline of Belgium] from Brussels, arriving
at London Airport, Heathrow, in thick fog soon after 9 o'clock last night, crashed in landing 
and burst into flames on the ground. Of the passengers and crew, numbering 22, all but three
were killed. The three survivors [including Nicholson] were pulled clear of the wreckage by the
first members of the airport rescue teams to reach the aircraft…….This is the worst accident
that has happened at London Airport. The aircraft landed in a nose dive about 50 yards from
the wide concrete band of the runway which is generally used in fog. There was an explosion
and the Dakota broke into fierce flames immediately.
'After the three survivors had been rescued the heat became so intense that no more rescues
were possible. In spite of the water and foam poured on to the flames the fire raged some 
time before it became possible to reach the first bodies. The rescue squad and other helpers
worked in the fog in the beams of portable searchlights, ankle-deep in mud and foam. In an
hour or so the fire had almost burned itself out, leaving masses of red-hot ashes from which
the charred bodies were extricated with great difficulty, long pauses being necessary while
more water was poured in.'
 
Alexander Bannerman, MP for Aberdeen 1832-1847
After his parliamentary career had ended in 1847, Bannerman began a new career as a 
colonial governor. His first appointment was as Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island
in 1851, followed by the Governorship of the Bahamas in 1854 and finally Newfoundland in
1857
It was while Governor of Newfoundland between 1857 and 1864 that Bannerman left his
biggest mark upon history. According to the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage website
"Bannerman's term began in the midst of heated negotiations between the colony, France 
and Britain regarding French fishing rights along the French shore. Bannerman found the
Newfoundland government, under John Kent [1805-1872, Premier of Newfoundland 1858-
1861], unreasonable in its dealings, and corrupt. He argued that undeserving people received 
relief aid, and that funds were misappropriated. Characteristically, Bannerman tried to fix the
problems. During the 1859 elections, he called for an enquiry into election procedures at
Harbour Grace and Burin [two towns on Newfoundland] after reports of disorderly conduct
took 10 days to reach him. He also held an independent inquiry into reports of undue
influence within the Assembly. The most sensational political drama ensued when Bannerman
dissolved the government during a dispute over a currency bill when premier John Kent
questioned the governor's authority. The dissolution resulted in a tense election of the
opposition party to power [led by Hugh Hoyles 1814-1888, Premier of Newfoundland 1861-
1865], and crowd violence in St. John's. Troops quieted the riots, however, and the 
government resumed its work."
After his term expired in 1864, Bannerman returned to Great Britain where, weakened by a
cold, he died as a result of falling down a flight of stairs on 30 December 1864.
Edward Anthony Strauss, MP for Abingdon 1906-Jan 1910, Southwark West 
1910-1918 and Southwark North 1918-1923, 1927-1929 and 1931-1939
In 1913, in a case which must have put the fear of God into many members of Parliament, an
action was brought against Strauss by one of his constituents for damages for alleged breach 
of contract in that Strauss had failed to carry out the promises upon which he had been 
elected.
The following report of the case appeared in "The Times" of 20 May 1913:-
'At the Southwark County Court yesterday, before Judge Granger and a jury, an action was
brought by Mr. Arthur Macgillicuddy, an accountant, of Southwark, to recover damages from
Mr. E.A. Strauss, M.P., for alleged breach of agreement in not having carried out his election
pledges. Among the damages claimed were "the expense the plaintiff has been put to by
correspondence, printing and other items incidental to calling attention to the conduct of the
defendant in the matter of his refusing to take due cognizance of such facts as were brought
to his knowledge by the plaintiff, such facts having reference to so vital a public question as
corruption in political life."
'The plaintiff conducted his own case, and Mr. Strauss, who was not in attendance, was
represented by Mr. Cecil Whiteley.
'The plaintiff said this was a test action involving the whole question of Parliamentary
representation. Considering that the House of Commons had never yet, in its 650 years' 
history, given satisfaction or carried out the one purpose for which it was formed, it was time
to look into the whole question from a new and more thorough point of view. There was no 
party feeling between him and Mr. Strauss, as both were of the same political persuasion; 
there merely existed between them a difference of opinion in regard to the ways and means
of conducting the affairs of the country. He contended that Mr. Strauss had not fulfilled his
election pledges, and if the jury considered from the facts that he had been remiss in the 
discharge of his public duty, then it would be for them to assess what damages he was 
entitled to receive. His statement of claim was merely nominal, but if the jury took the wider
view of the whole question - the point of view of the public loss sustained by taxpayers
generally - then the damages the jury considered the defendant should pay by way of penalty
for his ill-conduct should be paid to the public Treasury towards the reduction of national
taxation. The jury would not fail to see what important results were likely to follow, if the
facts justified a condemnation of the existing system of Parliamentary inaction with regard to 
exercising a proper check upon our huge public expenditure.
'Mr, Macgillicuddy, having been sworn and informed by the Judge that he must give evidence 
of an agreement, read a letter he had addressed to Mr. Strauss, and said he was relying on 
the personal assurances to the electors that he would serve the interests of the constituency
to the best of his ability which had been given by Mr. Strauss.
'The Judge said that there was no contract and, finding that the plaintiff had no evidence of
a contract, withdrew the case from the jury and entered judgment for the defendant with 
costs.'
Walter Travers Scott-Elliot, MP for Accrington 1945-1950
Scott-Elliot, his wife and three other people were murdered by his butler and an accomplice
between July 1977 and January 1978.
The following articles, all of which are from "The Times", outline the history of this case:-
18 Jan 1978 - 'Scotland Yard detectives [are] assisting Scottish police last night in the 
search for Mr. Walter Scott-Elliot, aged 82, formerly a Labour MP, and his wife Dorothy, who
have not been seen since December 13 [1977].
'Their flat in Sloane Street, Chelsea, London was burgled and valuable antiques stolen. A man
who worked there is also missing.
'The body of a man was found in the boot of a car at North Berwick, Lothian, on Monday and
a woman's body near Dumfries shortly before Christmas. They were not the Scott-Elliots,
though the dead man was the brother of the couple's butler, police said.
'Scotland Yard said: "There is a possibility of other bodies being found."
'Cumbria police said inquiries were proceeding in relation to two men in custody in Scotland.
Detectives from Cumbria travelled to Edinburgh where the men were being detained.'
19 Jan 1978 - 'Detectives from more than half a dozen Scottish and English police forces last
night were investigating a bizarre trail of killings which are thought to include those of Mr.
Walter Scott-Elliot, a former Labour MP, aged 82, his wife, the brother of the couple's butler,
a gardener, and an unknown woman.
'Yesterday morning the police officers uncovered the body of a man in his eighties thought by
the police to be Mr. Scott-Elliot, in a shallow grave near Inverness. The brother of the butler,
Mr. Donald Hall, was found in the boot of a car near Edinburgh and the woman was found in a
stream at Middlebie, Dumfries and Galloway, on Christmas Day.
'Today searches will continue in Tayside for Mrs. Scott-Elliot's body and in Dumfries and 
Galloway for that of the gardener.
'The first of the killings, that of the gardener, is thought to have taken place last July when 
the man was shot and buried in the grounds of an estate. The circumstances of the death of
the woman remained unknown to the police until this week.
'It was the discovery of the body of Mr. Hall, aged 37, of no fixed address, that prompted the 
police investigations. Last night Lothian and Borders police could not confirm that Mr. Hall had
been released from prison recently, although they did say he had a police record.
'They added that he had recently been seen in the Cumbria area and yesterday police officers
searched a holiday cottage at Newton Arlosh, near Carlisle.
'Villagers say the cottage was let to two men last November. One was described as a Scot 
and the other a Londoner. The two were joined by a woman in December but she left. Last
weekend a third man joined the two.
'One report suggested that an older man was seen at the cottage last November but it is not
known if that was Mr. Scott-Elliot. The Scott-Elliots were last seen at their home in Richmond
Court, Knightsbridge, on December 13.
'Staff at the block of flats thought the couple had left to go to Scotland for Christmas. They
were not reported missing they often travelled and their disappearance raised no suspicions
among the staff.
'On Sunday night officers from the Metropolitan Police arrived and searched the two-bedroom
flat. It was thought that some antiques were missing and yesterday Scotland Yard said that
antiques valued at £3,000 had been recovered in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, 
during the past few days.
'Detectives and forensic scientists have been working in the flat for three days and the 
building is under police guard. On Tuesday night two senior detectives from Chelsea travelled
to Edinburgh to join officers from the Lothian and Borders force under the command of Det.
Chief Supt, George Macpherson, head of the force's CID.
'At Haddington, near Edinburgh, two men, one of them a relative of one of the victims, are to
appear at the sheriff's court on minor charges. They appeared at the court on Monday after
the discovery of Mr. Hall's body in the car boot at North Berwick.
'The body of the elderly man found yesterday morning was uncovered at Guisachan, near
Tomich, about 35 miles from Inverness. A search was made among snow-covered undergrowth
near a remote road leading to a gamekeeper's cottage. A policeman saw a skull protruding 
from a rhododendron bush and the body was then uncovered.'
23 Jan 1978 - 'The final two bodies sought by police in their murder inquiries stretching 
across Scotland were found during the weekend. Yesterday afternoon they recovered a 
female body from a stream near Dalchonzie power station, Comrie, Tayside.
'No identification was given but it is understood to be that of Mrs. Dorothy Scott-Elliot, aged 
60, whose husband, Mr. Walter Scott-Elliot, a former Labour MP, was found buried in Glen
Affric, 35 miles from Inverness, last week.
'Police dogs discovered the badly decomposed body of the woman but the search had been 
narrowed down by information given to the police. The same source helped police to find the
shallow grave of a man near the Kirkleton Estate, Dumfries and Galloway, on Saturday.
'Police did not identify the body, but it is believed to be that of Mr. David Wright, aged 30, a
gardener, who disappeared last July while on a visit to one of the servants on the estate,
which belongs to Lady Hudson, widow of a Conservative MP.
'Lothian and Borders police said last night the body was discovered 15 miles from Braco, 
where the police search had been concentrated. No other bodies have been found and no 
other people are being sought by the police.
'A man is to appear in court today. Another man has already been charged with theft. Police 
said both men were likely to face more serious charges soon.'
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The two men charged were Archibald Thompson Hall, aged 53, and Michael Anthony Kitto, 
aged 39. At their trial in May 1978, both pleaded guilty to Scott-Elliot's murder. Hall also 
admitted killing David Wright, who was butler to Lady Hudson. Evidence was given that Mr.
Scott-Elliot had been throttled with a scarf and then beaten over the head with a spade in a 
lonely Scottish forest, and that Wright had been shot six times in the head and chest. Both 
were sentenced to life imprisonment. 
In November 1978, the two men were back in court to answer charges relating to the deaths
of Mrs. Scott-Elliot, Mrs. Mary Coggle and Donald Thomson Hall, Archibald Hall's brother. 
Evidence was given that since May 1967, Hall had been butler to Lady Hudson at her Dumfries 
estate. While she was away, David Wright had stayed with him until mid-July 1977 when, 
following an argument, Hall had shot and killed Wright and buried his body near a stream. Hall 
then entered the employment of the Scott-Elliots, during which period he met Mrs. Coggle, 
the Scott-Elliot's housekeeper, and Michael Kitto. Hall decided to show Kitto over the Scott-
Eliot's flat, but in so doing the pair disturbed Mrs. Scott-Elliot, and when she demanded to
know the reason for Kitto's presence, she was smothered with a pillow. Her body was later 
placed in the car boot and Hall, Kitto, Mrs. Coggle and Walter Scott-Elliot (oblivious to the
presence of his wife's body) drove to Inverness, near where Mr. Scott-Elliot was murdered. 
Mrs. Coggle too, was killed by the pair and her body was found in a stream in Dumfriesshire. 
Donald Hall was last seen alive on 15 January 1978 and his body was later found in a car boot. 
Both Archibald Hall and Kitto received much deserved additional life sentences for these last
three murders.
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