THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
  CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "B"
 
                Last updated 31/08/2014
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
BAILLIESTON (GLASGOW)
1 May 1997 James Wray 28 Apr 1938 25 May 2013 75
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 2005
  BALHAM & TOOTING
14 Dec 1918 John Cuthbert Denison Denison-Pender,
later [1937] 1st Baron Pender 11 May 1882  4 Dec 1949 67
15 Nov 1922 Alfred Butt,later [1929] 1st baronet 20 Mar 1878  8 Dec 1962 84
23 Jul 1936 George Frederick Doland  1 May 1872 26 Nov 1946 74
26 Jul 1945 Harold Richard Adams  8 Oct 1912 25 Jun 1978 65
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
  BANBURY (OXFORDSHIRE)
c Apr 1660 Sir Anthony Cope,4th baronet 16 Nov 1632 11 Jun 1675 42
 1 Apr 1661 John Holman,later [1663] 1st baronet c 1633 22 May 1700
 9 Mar 1685 Sir Dudley North 16 May 1641 31 Dec 1691 50
 4 Jan 1689 Sir Robert Dashwood,1st baronet 6 Nov 1662 14 Jul 1734 71
23 Jul 1698 James Isaacson  [expelled 10 Feb 1699] 3 Sep 1660 16 Apr 1724 63
23 Feb 1699 Sir John Cope,5th baronet 19 Nov 1634 11 Jan 1721 86
6 Jan 1701 Charles North c 1677 9 Dec 1714
John Dormer
Double return. North seated 13 Mar 1701
25 Aug 1713 Jonathan Cope,later [1714] 1st baronet     c 1692 28 Mar 1765
24 Mar 1722 Monoux Cope,later [1749] 7th baronet     c 1696 29 Jun 1763
19 Aug 1727 Francis North,later [1752] 1st Earl of Guilford 13 Apr 1704  4 Aug 1790 86
21 Jan 1730 Toby Chauncy  2 Feb 1674 27 Mar 1733
 9 Apr 1733 William Knollys,styled Viscount Wallingford 15 Oct 1694  6 Jun 1740 45
25 Nov 1740 William Moore  4 Jun 1699 26 Oct 1746 47
26 Nov 1746 John Willes     c 1721 24 Nov 1784
15 Apr 1754 Frederick North,styled Baron North,later [1790]
2nd Earl of Guilford 13 Apr 1732  5 Aug 1792 60
21 Dec 1790 George Augustus North,styled Baron North
later [1792] 3rd Earl of Guilford 11 Sep 1757 20 Apr 1802 44
21 Sep 1792 Frederick North,later [1817] 5th Earl of Guilford  7 Feb 1766 14 Oct 1827 61
 5 Mar 1794 William Holbech        1748  6 Jul 1812 64
30 May 1796 Dudley North (Long-North from 1812) 14 Mar 1748 21 Feb 1829 80
 1 Nov 1806 William Praed 24 Jun 1747  9 Oct 1833 86
5 May 1807 William Praed 24 Jun 1747  9 Oct 1833 86
Dudley North 14 Mar 1748 21 Feb 1829 80
Double return. Election declared void
9 Feb 1808
16 Feb 1808 Dudley North (Long-North from 1812) 14 Mar 1748 21 Feb 1829 80
 5 Oct 1812 Frederick Sylvester North Douglas  8 Feb 1791 21 Oct 1819 28
22 Nov 1819 Heneage Legge 29 Feb 1788 12 Dec 1844 56
10 Feb 1826 Arthur Charles Legge 25 Jul 1800 18 May 1890 89
30 Jul 1830 Henry Villiers-Stuart,later [1839] 1st 
Baron Stuart de Decies 8 Jun 1803 23 Jan 1874 70
2 May 1831 John Easthope,later [1841] 1st baronet 29 Oct 1784 11 Dec 1865 81
24 Dec 1832 Henry William Tancred 1781 20 Aug 1860 79
 9 Feb 1859 Bernhard Samuelson,later [1884] 1st baronet 22 Nov 1820 10 May 1905 84
30 Apr 1859 Sir Charles Eurwicke Douglas        1806 21 Feb 1887 80
12 Jul 1865 Bernhard Samuelson,later [1884] 1st baronet 22 Nov 1820 10 May 1905 84
For further information on this MP and the petition
to unseat him following the 1865 election,see the
note at the foot of this page
22 Jul 1895 Albert Brassey 22 Feb 1844  7 Jan 1918 73
17 Jan 1906 Eustace Edward Twisleton-Wykeham-
Fiennes,later [1916] 1st baronet 29 Feb 1864  9 Feb 1943 78
24 Jan 1910 Robert Bingham Brassey 18 Oct 1875 14 Nov 1946 71
   Dec 1910 Sir Eustace Edward Twisleton-Wykeham-
Fiennes,1st baronet 29 Feb 1864  9 Feb 1943 78
24 Sep 1918 Sir Rhys Williams [later Rhys-Williams],1st
baronet 20 Oct 1865 29 Jan 1955 89
15 Nov 1922 Albert James Edmondson [kt 1934],later [1945] 
1st Baron Sandford 29 Jun 1887 16 May 1959 71
26 Jul 1945 Arthur Douglas Dodds-Parker  [kt 1973]  5 Jul 1909 13 Sep 2006 97
 8 Oct 1959 Harry Neil Marten  [kt 1983]  3 Dec 1916 22 Dec 1985 69
 9 Jun 1983 Anthony Brian Baldry  [kt 2012] 10 Jul 1950
  BANDON BRIDGE (CORK)
       1801 Sir Broderick Chinnery,1st baronet 13 Feb 1742    May 1808 66
15 Nov 1806 Courtenay Boyle  3 Sep 1770 21 May 1844 73
15 May 1807 Henry Boyle,styled Viscount Boyle,later [1807]
3rd Earl of Shannon  8 Aug 1771 22 Apr 1842 70
 3 Aug 1807 George Tierney 20 Mar 1761 25 Jan 1830 68
16 Oct 1812 Richard Boyle Bernard  4 Sep 1787  2 Mar 1850 62
24 Mar 1815 William Sturges-Bourne  7 Nov 1769  1 Feb 1845 75
27 Jun 1818 Augustus William James Clifford,later [1838]
1st baronet 26 May 1788  9 Feb 1877 88
13 Mar 1820 James Bernard,styled Viscount Bernard,later
[1830] 2nd Earl of Bandon 14 Jun 1785 31 Oct 1856 71
17 Jun 1826 John William Ponsonby,styled Viscount
Duncannon,later [1844] 4th Earl of Bessborough 31 Aug 1781 16 May 1847 65
[he was also returned for co.Kilkenny,for
which he chose to sit]
19 Dec 1826 Lord John Russell,later [1861] 1st Earl Russell 18 Aug 1792 28 May 1878 85
7 Aug 1830 James Bernard,styled Viscount Bernard,later
[1830] 2nd Earl of Bandon 14 Jun 1785 31 Oct 1856 71
6 Jan 1831 Francis Bernard,styled Viscount Bernard,later
[1856] 3rd Earl of Bandon  3 Jan 1810 17 Feb 1877 67
22 Jul 1831 Sir Augustus William James Clifford,later [1838]
1st baronet 26 May 1788  9 Feb 1877 88
15 Dec 1832 William Smyth Bernard 13 Sep 1792  6 Feb 1863 70
14 Jan 1835 Joseph Devonsher Jackson 23 Jun 1783 19 Dec 1857 74
14 Feb 1842 Francis Bernard,styled Viscount Bernard,later
[1856] 3rd Earl of Bandon  3 Jan 1810 17 Feb 1877 67
14 Feb 1857 William Smyth Bernard 13 Sep 1792  6 Feb 1863 70
27 Feb 1863 Henry Boyle Bernard  6 Feb 1812 14 Mar 1895 83
21 Nov 1868 William Shaw 4 May 1823 19 Sep 1895 72
 9 Feb 1874 Alexander Swanston 1808 24 Jun 1882 73
13 Apr 1880 Percy Broderick Bernard 17 Sep 1844 18 Jul 1912 67
25 Jun 1880 Richard Lane Allman        1813 22 Dec 1904 91
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1885
  BANFF & BUCHAN
 9 Jun 1983 Albert McQuarrie  [kt 1987]  1 Jan 1918
11 Jun 1987 Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond 31 Dec 1954
6 May 2010 Eilidh Whiteford 24 Apr 1969
  BANFFSHIRE
25 May 1708 Alexander Abercromby 5 Nov 1678 23 Dec 1728 50
14 Sep 1727 William Duff,later [1759] 1st Earl Fife [I]         1697 30 Sep 1763 66
20 May 1734 James Abercromby     c 1706  3 Apr 1781
10 May 1754 James Duff,2nd Earl Fife [I] 28 Sep 1729 24 Jan 1809 79
 8 Apr 1784 Sir James Duff        1753  5 Dec 1839 86
22 Jan 1789 James Ferguson 25 May 1735  6 Sep 1820 85
 2 Jul 1790 Sir James Grant,8th baronet 19 May 1738 18 Feb 1811 72
24 Jul 1795 David McDowall-Grant     c 1760 27 Jun 1841
 6 Jun 1796 William Grant  [kt 1799] 13 Oct 1752 23 May 1832 79
 2 Nov 1812 Robert Abercromby,later [1831] 5th baronet  4 Feb 1784  6 Jul 1855 71
 6 Jul 1818 John Duff,4th Earl Fife [I]   [following the  6 Oct 1776  9 Mar 1857 80
general election in Jun 1826,his name was 
erased from the return and that of John
Morison substituted 2 Apr 1827]
2 Apr 1827 John Morison c 1757 12 Feb 1835
21 Dec 1832 George Ferguson 15 Mar 1867
10 Aug 1837 James Duff,later [1857] 5th Earl Fife  6 Jul 1814  7 Aug 1879 65
30 Jun 1857 Lachlan Duff Gordon-Duff  1 Jun 1817 10 Jan 1892 74
 1 May 1861 Robert William Duff  [kt 1893]  8 May 1835 18 Mar 1895 59
15 Mar 1893 Sir William Wedderburn,4th baronet 25 Mar 1838 25 Jan 1918 79
 6 Oct 1900 Alexander William Black 28 Feb 1859 29 Dec 1906 47
For further information on the death of this MP,
see the note at the foot of this page
15 Feb 1907 Walter Waring 11 Aug 1876 16 Nov 1930 54
14 Dec 1918 Charles Coupar Barrie,later [1940] 1st 
Baron Abertay        1875  6 Dec 1940 65
29 Oct 1924 William Paterson Templeton 1876 4 Jul 1938 62
30 May 1929 Murdoch McKenzie Wood  [kt 1932]        1881 11 Oct 1949 68
14 Nov 1935 Sir John Edmund Ritchie Findlay,2nd baronet 14 Jun 1902  6 Sep 1962 60
26 Jul 1945 William Smith Duthie  [kt 1959] 22 May 1892 17 Dec 1980 88
15 Oct 1964 Wilfred Harold Kerton Baker 6 Jan 1920 9 Nov 2000 80
28 Feb 1974 Hamish Watt 27 Dec 1925 12 Apr 2014 88
 3 May 1979 David Fairlie Myles 30 May 1925
 ALTERED TO "BANFF & BUCHAN" 1983 
  BARKING 
26 Jul 1945 Somerville Hastings 4 Mar 1878  7 Jul 1967 89
 8 Oct 1959 Thomas Edward Neil Driberg,later [1976]
Baron Bradwell [L] 22 May 1905 12 Aug 1976 71
28 Feb 1974 Josephine Richardson 28 Aug 1923 1 Feb 1994 70
9 Jun 1994 Margaret Eve Hodge 8 Sep 1944
  BARKSTON ASH (YORKSHIRE)
28 Nov 1885 Robert Gunter,later [1901] 1st baronet 2 Nov 1831 17 Sep 1905 73
14 Oct 1905 Joseph Ormonde Andrews        1873 26 Jan 1909 35
19 Jan 1906 George Richard Lane-Fox,later [1933] 1st
Baron Bingley 15 Dec 1870 11 Dec 1947 76
27 Oct 1931 Leonard Ropner,later [1952] 1st baronet 26 Feb 1895 12 Oct 1977 82
15 Oct 1964 Michael James Hugh Alison 27 Jun 1926 28 May 2004 77
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983 
  BARNARD CASTLE (DURHAM)
 2 Dec 1885 Sir Joseph Whitwell Pease,1st baronet 23 Jun 1828 26 Jun 1903 75
25 Jul 1903 Arthur Henderson 13 Sep 1863 20 Oct 1935 72
14 Dec 1918 John Edmund Swan        1877  9 Feb 1956 78
15 Nov 1922 John Edwin Rogerson  8 Jan 1865 23 Mar 1925 60
 6 Dec 1923 Moss Turner-Samuels 19 Oct 1888  6 Jun 1957 68
29 Oct 1924 Cuthbert Morley Headlam,later [1935] 1st
baronet 27 Apr 1876 27 Feb 1964 87
30 May 1929 William Lawther 20 May 1889  1 Feb 1976 86
27 Oct 1931 Cuthbert Morley Headlam,later [1935] 1st
baronet 27 Apr 1876 27 Feb 1964 87
 
14 Nov 1935 Thomas Miles Sexton        1879 11 Jul 1946 67
26 Jul 1945 Sydney Charles Robert Lavers  4 Jun 1890  9 Apr 1972 81
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
  BARNET (HERTFORDSHIRE)
26 Jul 1945 Stephen James Lake Taylor,later [1958] 
Baron Taylor [L] 30 Dec 1910 1 Feb 1988 77
23 Feb 1950 Reginald Maudling  7 Mar 1917 14 Feb 1979 61
 ALTERED TO "CHIPPING BARNET" 
   FEB 1974
  BARNSLEY  (YORKSHIRE)
 1 Dec 1885 Courtney Stanhope Kenny 18 Mar 1847 18 Mar 1930 83
11 Mar 1889 William George Spencer Scott-Compton,
styled Earl Compton,later [1897] 5th Marquess 
of Northampton 23 Apr 1851 16 Jun 1913 62
28 Oct 1897 Joseph Walton,later [1910] 1st baronet 19 Mar 1849  8 Feb 1923 73
15 Nov 1922 John Samuel Potts 12 Aug 1861 28 Apr 1938 76
27 Oct 1931 Richard John Soper 13 Jun 1878 23 Jan 1954 75
14 Nov 1935 John Samuel Potts 12 Aug 1861 28 Apr 1938 76
16 Jun 1938 Frank Collindridge        1891 16 Oct 1951 60
 8 Nov 1951 Sidney Schofield 22 Mar 1911 Dec 1992 81
31 Mar 1953 Roy Mason,later [1987] Baron Mason 
of Barnsley [L] 18 Apr 1924
SPLIT INTO 3 DIVISIONS 1983
SEE "BARNSLEY CENTRAL","BARNSLEY
EAST" AND "BARNSLEY WEST & PENISTONE"
  BARNSLEY CENTRAL (YORKSHIRE)
 9 Jun 1983 Roy Mason,later [1987] Baron Mason 
of Barnsley [L] 18 Apr 1924
11 Jun 1987 Eric Evlyn Illsley  9 Apr 1955
3 Mar 2011 Daniel Owen Woolgar Jarvis 30 Nov 1972
  BARNSLEY EAST
 9 Jun 1983 Terry Patchett 11 Jul 1940 11 Oct 1996 56
12 Dec 1996 Jeffrey Ennis 13 Nov 1952
 ALTERED TO "BARNSLEY EAST & MEXBOROUGH"
1997,BUT REVERTED TO ORIGINAL NAME 2010
6 May 2010 Michael Vincent Dugher 26 Apr 1975
  BARNSLEY EAST AND MEXBOROUGH
1 May 1997 Jeffrey Ennis 13 Nov 1952
 ALTERED TO "BARNSLEY EAST" 2010
  BARNSLEY WEST & PENISTONE
 9 Jun 1983 Allen McKay  5 Feb 1927 2 May 2013 86
9 Apr 1992 Michael Clapham 15 May 1943
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 2010
  BARNSTAPLE (DEVONSHIRE)
 7 Apr 1660 John Rolle  [kt 1661] 23 Sep 1626  1 May 1706 79
Nicholas Dennys  (to Feb 1679) 13 Nov 1616 31 May 1692 75
   Apr 1661 Sir John Chichester,1st baronet 23 Apr 1623  2 Nov 1667 44
23 Dec 1667 Sir John Northcote,1st baronet     c 1600 24 Jun 1676
14 Mar 1677 John Basset  (to 1689)     c 1652 13 May 1686
20 Feb 1679 Sir Hugh Acland,5th baronet     c 1639  9 Mar 1714
 4 Oct 1679 Arthur Acland  [unseated on petition 24 Dec 1680] 24 Mar 1616 21 Jan 1691 74
24 Dec 1680 Richard Lee 20 Aug 1625   late 1704 79
20 Apr 1685 Sir Arthur Chichester,3rd baronet  (to 1690)     c 1662  3 Feb 1718
14 Jan 1689 Richard Lee 20 Aug 1625   late 1704 79
13 Mar 1690 Sir George Hutchins 16 Aug 1640 6 Jul 1705 64
Arthur Champneys  (to 1705) c 1658 2 Apr 1724
26 Oct 1695 Nicholas Hooper  [kt 1713]   (to 1715) 24 Oct 1654 13 May 1731 76
17 May 1705 Samuel Rolle 5 Mar 1669 28 Feb 1735 65
12 May 1708 Richard Acland 22 Jan 1679 16 Oct 1729 50
5 Sep 1713 Sir Arthur Chichester,3rd baronet  (to 1718)     c 1662  3 Feb 1718
 3 Feb 1715 John Rolle  (to 1722)  8 Dec 1679  6 May 1730 50
22 Feb 1718 John Basset        1683  5 Nov 1721 38
22 Nov 1721 Sir Hugh Acland,6th baronet  (to 1727) 26 Jan 1697 29 Jul 1728 31
24 Mar 1722 Thomas Whetham     c 1665 28 Apr 1741
21 Aug 1727 Richard Coffin 23 Jul 1684 3 Dec 1766 82
Theophilus Fortescue  (to 1741)        1707 13 Mar 1746 38
27 Apr 1734 Sir John Chichester,4th baronet  2 Jan 1689  2 Sep 1740 51
 1 Dec 1740 John Basset     c 1714 29 Sep 1757
 7 May 1741 Henry Rolle,later [1748] 1st Baron Rolle
(to 1748)  7 Nov 1708 17 Aug 1750 41
John Harris  6 Sep 1703    Feb 1768 64
 2 Jul 1747 Thomas Benson  (to 1754) 13 Feb 1708        1772 64
20 Jan 1748 Sir Bourchier Wrey,6th baronet     c 1715 13 Apr 1784
20 Apr 1754 John Harris  6 Sep 1703    Feb 1768 64
Sir George Amyand,1st baronet  (to 1766) 26 Sep 1720 16 Aug 1766 45
27 Mar 1761 Denys Rolle  (to 1774)     c 1725    Jun 1797
19 Nov 1766 John Clevland  (to 1802)        1734    Jun 1817 82
 8 Oct 1774 William Devaynes     c 1730 29 Nov 1809
11 Sep 1780 Francis Basset     c 1740    Nov 1802
 5 Apr 1784 William Devaynes     c 1730 29 Nov 1809
28 May 1796 Richard Wilson     c 1755        1815
 7 Jul 1802 William Devaynes  (to 1806)     c 1730 29 Nov 1809
Sir Edward Pellew,later [1816] 1st Viscount
Exmouth 19 Apr 1757 23 Jan 1833 75
 4 Aug 1804 Hugh Fortescue,styled Viscount Ebrington,
later [1841] 2nd Earl Fortescue  (to 1807) 13 Feb 1783 14 Sep 1861 78
 1 Nov 1806 William Taylor  (to Oct 1812) 29 May 1782  after 1834
 9 May 1807 George Woodford Thellusson  2 Mar 1764 30 Dec 1811 47
16 Jan 1812 William Busk        1769 19 Feb 1849 79
 8 Oct 1812 Sir Manasseh Masseh Lopes,1st baronet  27 Jan 1755 26 Mar 1831 76
(to 1819)
Sir Eyre Coote 20 May 1759 10 Dec 1823 64
For further information on this MP,see the 
note at the foot of the page containing details
of the members for Queen's County
18 Jun 1818 Francis Molyneux Ommanney  (to 1826) 4 Oct 1774  7 Nov 1840 66
9 Mar 1819 Sir Manasseh Lopes's election declared void,
and no writ issued until the next general election
8 Mar 1820 Michael Nolan c 1765 26 Dec 1827
8 Mar 1824 Frederick Hodgson  (to 1830)        1796 30 Mar 1854 57
10 Jun 1826 Henry Alexander 9 Apr 1787 14 Jan 1861 73
2 Aug 1830 Stephens Lyne-Stephens c 1801 28 Feb 1860
George Tudor 1792 24 Dec 1857 65
3 May 1831 Frederick Hodgson        1796 30 Mar 1854 57
John Palmer Bruce Chichester,later [1840]
1st baronet  (to 1841) c 1794 20 Dec 1851
12 Dec 1832 Charles St.John Fancourt 1804 1875 71
25 Jul 1837 Frederick Hodgson  (to 1847)        1796 30 Mar 1854 57
30 Jun 1841 Montague Gore        1811  5 Oct 1864 53
29 Jul 1847 Richard Bremridge  (to Apr 1853)        1803 15 Jun 1878 74
John William Fortescue 14 Jul 1819 25 Sep 1859 40
 8 Jul 1852 Sir William Augustus Fraser,4th baronet 10 Feb 1826 17 Aug 1898 72
[following the general election in Jul 1852,this
election was declared void 21 Apr 1853. The
writ was then suspended until Aug 1854]
25 Aug 1854 John Laurie   [his election was declared        1797  2 Aug 1864 67
void 2 Mar 1855]
Richard Samuel Guinness  (to 1857)        1797 28 Aug 1857 60
10 Mar 1855 George Stucley Buck (Stucley from 1858),later
[1859] 1st baronet 17 Aug 1812 13 Mar 1900 87
30 Mar 1857 Sir William Augustus Fraser,4th baronet 10 Feb 1826 17 Aug 1898 72
John Laurie        1797  2 Aug 1864 67
30 Apr 1859 John Davie Ferguson-Davie,later [1885] 2nd  
baronet  (to 1865) 27 Oct 1830 16 Jun 1907 76
George Potts        1807 20 Sep 1863 56
20 Oct 1863 Thomas Lloyd   [he was unseated on petition        1814 23 Jan 1890 75
in favour of Richard Bremridge 15 Apr 1864]
15 Apr 1864 Richard Bremridge         1803 15 Jun 1878 74
12 Jul 1865 Sir George Stucley Stucley,1st baronet 17 Aug 1812 13 Mar 1900 87
Thomas Cave  (to Apr 1880)        1825  2 Nov 1894 69
18 Nov 1868 Charles Henry Williams 16 Nov 1834  1 Feb 1908 73
 3 Feb 1874 Samuel Danks Waddy        1830 30 Dec 1902 72
12 Feb 1880 Newton Wallop,styled Viscount Lymington,later
[1891] 6th Earl of Portsmouth  (to 1885) 19 Jan 1856  4 Dec 1917 61
2 Apr 1880 Sir Robert Walter Carden,later [1887] 1st
baronet  7 Oct 1801 17 Jan 1888 86
REPRESENTATION REDUCED 
TO ONE MEMBER 1885
 5 Dec 1885 George Pitt-Lewis 13 Dec 1845 30 Dec 1906 61
   Jul 1892 Alfred Billson 18 Apr 1839  9 Jul 1907 68
19 Jul 1895 Sir William Cameron Gull,2nd baronet  6 Jan 1860 15 Dec 1922 62
 9 Oct 1900 Ernest Joseph Soares  [kt 1911] 20 Oct 1864 15 Mar 1926 61
 6 May 1911 Sir Godfrey Baring,1st baronet 18 Apr 1871 24 Nov 1957 86
14 Dec 1918 John Thomas Tudor Rees        1880 27 Feb 1956 75
15 Nov 1922 Basil Edward Peto,later [1927] 1st baronet 13 Aug 1862 28 Jan 1945 82
 6 Dec 1923 John Thomas Tudor Rees        1880 27 Feb 1956 75
29 Oct 1924 Basil Edward Peto,later [1927] 1st baronet 13 Aug 1862 28 Jan 1945 82
14 Nov 1935 Richard Thomas Dyke-Acland,later [1939]
15th baronet 26 Nov 1906 24 Nov 1990 83
26 Jul 1945 Christopher Henry Maxwell Peto,later [1971]
3rd baronet 19 Feb 1897 19 May 1980 83
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
  BARONS COURT
26 May 1955 William Thomas Williams  [kt 1976] 22 Sep 1915 28 Feb 1986 70
 8 Oct 1959 William Compton Carr 10 Jul 1918 Dec 2000 82
For further information on this MP,see the
note at the foot of this page
15 Oct 1964 Ivor Seward Richard,later [1990]
Baron Richard [L] 30 May 1932
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974 
  BARROW & FURNESS
 9 Jun 1983 Cecil Simon Franks  1 Jul 1935 2 Feb 2014 78
9 Apr 1992 John Matthew Patrick Hutton,later [2010]
Baron Hutton of Furness [L] 6 May 1955
6 May 2010 John Zak Woodcock 14 Oct 1978
  BARROW-IN-FURNESS
24 Nov 1885 David Duncan   [he was unseated on petition        1831 30 Dec 1886 55
23 Mar 1886]
 6 Apr 1886 William Sproston Caine 26 Mar 1842 17 Mar 1903 60
 2 Jul 1890 James Archibald Duncan        1858 13 Feb 1911 52
   Jul 1892 Charles William Cayzer [kt 1897],later [1904]
1st baronet 15 Jul 1843 28 Sep 1916 73
16 Jan 1906 Charles Duncan  8 Jun 1865  6 Jul 1933 68
14 Dec 1918 Robert Burton Chadwick (Burton-Chadwick
from 1936) [kt 1920],later [1935] 1st baronet 20 Jun 1869 21 May 1951 81
15 Nov 1922 Daniel Gerald Somerville 26 Oct 1879  1 Jul 1938 58
29 Oct 1924 John Bromley        1876  7 Sep 1945 69
27 Oct 1931 Sir Jonah Walker Walker-Smith 22 Nov 1874 23 Feb 1964 89
26 Jul 1945 Walter Monslow,later [1966] Baron Monslow [L] 26 Jan 1895 12 Oct 1966 71
31 Mar 1966 Albert Edward Booth 28 May 1928 6 Feb 2010 81
ALTERED TO "BARROW & FURNESS" 1983
  BARRY (GLAMORGANSHIRE)
23 Feb 1950 Dorothy Mary Rees  [Dame 1975] 29 Jul 1898 Aug 1987 89
25 Oct 1951 Herbert Raymond Gower  [kt 1974] 15 Aug 1916 22 Feb 1989 72
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
  BASILDON (ESSEX)
28 Feb 1974 Eric Moonman 29 Apr 1929
 3 May 1979 Keith Harvey Proctor 16 Jan 1947
 9 Jun 1983 David Anthony Andrew Amess 26 Mar 1952
1 May 1997 Angela Evans Smith,later [2010] Baroness
Smith of Basildon [L] 7 Jan 1959
UNITED WITH "BILLERICAY" TO FORM NEW 
CONSTITUENCY OF "BASILDON AND 
BILLERICAY" 2010
  BASILDON AND BILLERICAY (ESSEX)
6 May 2010 John Charles Baron 21 Jun 1959
  BASILDON SOUTH & THURROCK EAST (ESSEX)
6 May 2010 Stephen James Metcalfe 9 Jan 1966
  BASINGSTOKE (HAMPSHIRE)
28 Nov 1885 George Sclater-Booth,later [1887] 1st Baron
Basing 19 May 1826 22 Oct 1894 68
18 Jul 1887 Arthur Frederick Jeffreys 7 Apr 1848 14 Feb 1906 57
12 Mar 1906 Arthur Clavell Salter  [kt 1917] 30 Oct 1859 30 Nov 1928 69
25 Oct 1917 Sir Auckland Campbell Geddes,later [1942] 1st
Baron Geddes 21 Jun 1879  8 Jan 1954 74
31 Mar 1920 Sir Arthur Richard Holbrook 28 Apr 1850 24 Dec 1946 96
 6 Dec 1923 Reginald Thomas Herbert Fletcher,later [1942]
1st Baron Winster 27 Mar 1885  7 Jun 1961 76
29 Oct 1924 Sir Arthur Richard Holbrook 28 Apr 1850 24 Dec 1946 96
30 May 1929 Gerard Vernon Wallop,styled Viscount
Lymington,later [1943] 9th Earl of Portsmouth 16 May 1898 28 Sep 1984 86
19 Apr 1934 Henry Maxence Cavendish Drummond-Wolff 16 Jul 1899 8 Feb 1982 82
14 Nov 1935 Patrick William Donner  [kt 1953] 4 Dec 1904 19 Aug 1988 83
26 May 1955 Denzil Kingston Freeth 10 Jul 1924 26 Apr 2010 85
15 Oct 1964 David Bower Mitchell  [kt 1988] 18 Jun 1928 30 Aug 2014 86
 9 Jun 1983 Andrew Robert Frederick Ebenezer Hunter  8 Jan 1943
5 May 2005 Maria Frances Lewis Miller 26 Mar 1964
  BASSETLAW (NOTTINGHAMSHIRE)
 5 Dec 1885 William Beckett-Denison 10 Sep 1826 23 Nov 1890 64
For further information on this MP, see the 
note at the foot of this page.
15 Dec 1890 Sir Frederick George Milner,7th baronet  7 Nov 1849  8 Jun 1931 81
19 Jan 1906 Frank Hillyard Newnes,later [1910] 2nd baronet 28 Sep 1876 10 Jul 1955 78
   Jan 1910 William Ellis Hume-Williams,later [1922] 1st 
baronet 19 Aug 1863  4 Feb 1947 83
30 May 1929 Malcolm John Macdonald 17 Aug 1901 11 Jan 1981 79
14 Nov 1935 Frederick John Bellenger 23 Jul 1894 11 May 1968 73
31 Oct 1968 Joseph William Ashton  9 Oct 1933
7 Jun 2001 John Mann 10 Jan 1960
  BATH (SOMERSET)
31 Mar 1660 Alexander Popham  (to 27 Nov 1669)     c 1605 8 Dec 1669
William Prynne     c 1602 24 Oct 1669
12 Apr 1661 Alexander Popham  (to 27 Nov 1669)     c 1605 8 Dec 1669
William Prynne     c 1602 24 Oct 1669
Sir Charles Berkeley,later [1665] 2nd Viscount
Fitzhardinge [I] 14 Dec 1599 12 Jun 1668 68
Sir Thomas Bridges
Double return. Popham and Prynne seated
16 May 1661
15 Nov 1669 Sir Francis Popham  (to 1675) 19 Mar 1646 28 Aug 1674 28
27 Nov 1669 Sir William Bassett  (to 1679) 17 Apr 1628 25 Sep 1693 65
20 Apr 1675 Sir George Speke,2nd baronet  (to 1681)  1 Oct 1653 14 Jan 1683 29
18 Aug 1679 Sir Walter Long,2nd baronet     c 1626 21 May 1710
21 Feb 1681 Maurice Berkeley,3rd Viscount Fitzhardinge [I] 15 Jun 1628 13 Jun 1690 61
Sir William Bassett  (to 1693) 17 Apr 1628 25 Sep 1693 65
10 Oct 1690 Joseph Langton  (to 1695) c 1637 17 Mar 1720  
20 Nov 1693 William Blathwayt  (to 1710) 2 Mar 1649 16 Aug 1717 68
29 Oct 1695 Sir Thomas Estcourt c 1645 1702
26 Jul 1698 Alexander Popham c 1670 16 Jun 1705
20 Feb 1707 Samuel Trotman  (to 1720) 23 Feb 1650  6 Feb 1720 69
14 Oct 1710 John Codrington  (to 1727) 10 Jan 1677 17 Apr 1754 77
22 Feb 1720 Robert Gay     c 1676 31 Oct 1738
24 Mar 1722 George Wade  (to 1748)     c 1673 14 Mar 1748
22 Aug 1727 Robert Gay     c 1676 31 Oct 1738
30 Apr 1734 John Codrington  10 Jan 1677 17 Apr 1754 77
15 May 1741 Philip Bennet  8 Dec 1761
 1 Jul 1747 Robert Henley,later [1764] 1st Earl of 
Northington  (to 1757) 1708 14 Jan 1772 63
25 Mar 1748 Sir John Louis Ligonier,later [1766] 1st
Earl Ligonier  (to 1763) 7 Nov 1680 28 Apr 1770 89
 9 Jul 1757 William Pitt,later [1766] 1st Earl of Chatham
(to 1766) 15 Nov 1708 11 May 1778 69
28 Apr 1763 Sir John Sebright,6th baronet  (to 1774) 19 Oct 1725 23 Feb 1794 68
19 Nov 1766 John Smith  (to 1775)     c 1727 12 Nov 1775
10 Oct 1774 Abel Moysey  (to 1790) 23 Aug 1743  3 Jul 1831 87
24 Nov 1775 Sir John Sebright,6th baronet 19 Oct 1725 23 Feb 1794 68
11 Sep 1780 John Jeffreys Pratt,later [1794] 2nd Earl Camden
and [1812] 1st Marquess Camden  (to 1794) 11 Feb 1759  8 Oct 1840 81
21 Jun 1790 Thomas Thynne,styled Viscount Weymouth,
later [1796] 2nd Marquess of Bath  (to 1796) 25 Jan 1765 27 Mar 1837 72
 3 May 1794 Sir Richard Pepper Arden,later [1801] 1st
Baron Alvanley  (to 1801) 20 May 1744 19 Mar 1804 59
 8 Dec 1796 Lord John Thynne,later [1838] 3rd Baron 
Carteret  (to 1832) 28 Dec 1772 10 Mar 1849 76
 1 Jun 1801 John Palmer        1742 16 Aug 1818
 2 Feb 1808 Charles Palmer  6 May 1777 17 Apr 1851 73
9 Jun 1826 George Charles Pratt,styled Earl of Brecknock,
later [1840] 2nd Marquess Camden   (to 1830)  2 May 1799  6 Aug 1866 67
13 Feb 1829 George Charles Pratt,styled Earl of Brecknock,
later [1840] 2nd Marquess Camden   (to 1830)  2 May 1799  6 Aug 1866 67
Charles Palmer   6 May 1777 17 Apr 1851 73
Double return. At the subsequent by-election
held on 11 Mar 1829,Brecknock was returned
31 Jul 1830 Charles Palmer  (to 1837)  6 May 1777 17 Apr 1851 73
14 Dec 1832 John Arthur Roebuck 28 Dec 1802 30 Nov 1879 76
26 Jul 1837 Richard Wingfield,6th Viscount Powerscourt [I] 18 Jan 1815 11 Aug 1844 29
William Heald Ludlow Bruges        1796 25 Sep 1855 59
30 Jun 1841 Adam Duncan-Haldane,styled Viscount Duncan,
later [1859] 2nd Earl of Camperdown  (to 1852) 25 Mar 1812 30 Jan 1867 54
John Arthur Roebuck 28 Dec 1802 30 Nov 1879 76
30 Jul 1847 Anthony Ashley-Cooper,styled Baron Ashley,
later [1851] 7th Earl of Shaftesbury 28 Apr 1801  1 Oct 1885 84
25 Jun 1851 George Treweeke Scobell  (to 1857) 16 Dec 1785 11 May 1869 83
10 Jul 1852 Thomas Phinn        1814 31 Oct 1866 52
 5 Jun 1855 William Tite  [kt 1869]  (to May 1873)    Feb 1798 20 Apr 1873 75
28 Mar 1857 Sir Arthur Hallam Elton,7th baronet 19 Apr 1818 14 Oct 1883 65
 2 May 1859 Arthur Edwin Way        1813 19 Sep 1870 57
11 Jul 1865 James McGarel-Hogg,later [1876] 2nd baronet
and [1887] 1st Baron Magheramorne  (to 1868)  3 May 1823 27 Jun 1890 67
18 Nov 1868 Donald Dalrymple  (to Oct 1873)        1814 19 Sep 1873 59
 7 May 1873 George Henry Cadogan,styled Viscount Chelsea,
later [Jun 1873] 5th Earl Cadogan 12 May 1840  6 Mar 1915 74
28 Jun 1873 Arthur Edward Holland Grey Egerton,styled
Viscount Grey de Wilton,later [1882] 3rd Earl 
of Wilton  (to 1874) 25 Nov 1833 18 Jan 1885 51
 9 Oct 1873 Arthur Divett Hayter,later [1878] 2nd baronet
and [1906] 1st Baron Haversham  (to 1885) 19 Aug 1835  1 May 1917 81
 4 Feb 1874 Nathaniel George Philips Bousfield        1829 21 May 1883 53
2 Apr 1880 Edmond Robert Wodehouse  (to 1906) 3 Jun 1835 14 Dec 1914 79
24 Nov 1885 Robert Stickney Blaine  [kt 1890] 30 Jan 1816 15 Dec 1897 81
 2 Jul 1886 Robert Peter Laurie 24 Oct 1835 29 Jul 1905 69
   Jul 1892 Charles Wyndham Murray  [kt 1905] 22 Feb 1844  1 Nov 1928 84
15 Jan 1906 Donald Maclean  [kt 1917] 9 Jan 1864 15 Jun 1932 68
George Peabody Gooch 21 Oct 1873 31 Aug 1968 94
15 Jan 1910 Lord Alexander George Thynne 17 Feb 1873 16 Sep 1918 45
Sir Charles Roderick Hunter,3rd baronet
(to Dec 1918)  6 Jul 1858 24 Jun 1924 65
15 Oct 1918 Charles Talbot Foxcroft  (to 1923)        1868 11 Feb 1929 60
  REPRESENTATION REDUCED 
TO ONE MEMBER 1918
 6 Dec 1923 Frank Walter Raffety        1875  8 Sep 1946 71
29 Oct 1924 Charles Talbot Foxcroft         1868 11 Feb 1929 60
21 Mar 1929 Charles William Baillie-Hamilton 22 May 1900 24 Apr 1939 38
27 Oct 1931 Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness 9 Jun 1906 31 Dec 1988 82
26 Jul 1945 Isaac James Pitman  [kt 1961] 14 Aug 1901 1 Sep 1985 84
15 Oct 1964 Sir Edward Joseph Brown 15 Apr 1913 27 Aug 1991 78
 3 May 1979 Christopher Francis Patten,later [2005] Baron
Patten of Barnes [L] 12 May 1944
9 Apr 1992 Donald Michael Ellison Foster 31 Mar 1947
  BATLEY & MORLEY
14 Dec 1918 Gerald Ashburner France  4 Aug 1870 11 Feb 1935 64
15 Nov 1922 Ben Turner  [kt 1931] 25 Aug 1863 30 Sep 1942 79
29 Oct 1924 Walter Forrest  [kt 1935] 28 Jul 1869 18 Jul 1939 69
30 May 1929 Ben Turner  [kt 1931] 25 Aug 1863 30 Sep 1942 79
27 Oct 1931 Wilfrid Dewhurst Wills 15 Oct 1898 20 Apr 1954 55
14 Nov 1935 Willie Brooke 18 Dec 1896 21 Jan 1939 42
 9 Mar 1939 Hubert Beaumont        1883  2 Dec 1948 65
17 Feb 1949 Alfred Davies Devonsher Broughton  [kt 1969] 18 Oct 1902  2 Apr 1979 76
 3 May 1979 Kenneth John Woolmer,later [1999] Baron
Woolmer of Leeds [L] 25 Apr 1940
ALTERED TO "BATLEY & SPEN" 1983 
  BATLEY & SPEN (WEST YORKSHIRE)
 9 Jun 1983 Elizabeth Joan Peacock  4 Sep 1937
1 May 1997 Michael Roy Wood 3 Mar 1946
  BATTERSEA
27 Nov 1885 Octavius Vaughan Morgan        1837 26 Feb 1896 58
   Jul 1892 John Elliot Burns 20 Oct 1858 24 Jan 1943 84
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO "BATTERSEA NORTH"
& "BATTERSEA SOUTH" 1918,RE-UNITED 1983
 9 Jun 1983 Alfred Dubs,later [1994] Baron Dubs [L] 5 Dec 1932
11 Jun 1987 John Crocket Bowis  2 Aug 1945
1 May 1997 John Martin Linton 11 Aug 1944
6 May 2010 Jane Elizabeth Ellison 15 Aug 1964
  BATTERSEA NORTH
14 Dec 1918 Richard Morris        1869 26 Sep 1956 87
15 Nov 1922 Shapurji Saklatvala 28 Mar 1874 16 Jan 1936 61
 6 Dec 1923 Henry Cairn Hogbin 16 Nov 1880 13 Jun 1966 85
29 Oct 1924 Shapurji Saklatvala 28 Mar 1874 16 Jan 1936 61
30 May 1929 William Stephen Sanders  2 Jan 1871  6 Feb 1941 70
27 Oct 1931 Arthur Marsden        1883 26 Nov 1960 77
14 Nov 1935 William Stephen Sanders  2 Jan 1871  6 Feb 1941 70
17 Apr 1940 Francis Campbell Ross Douglas,later [1950] 1st
Baron Douglas of Barloch 21 Oct 1889 31 Mar 1980 90
25 Jul 1946 Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay,later [1987]
Baron Jay [L] 23 Mar 1907  6 Mar 1996 88
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
  BATTERSEA SOUTH
14 Dec 1918 Francis Richard Henry Penn Curzon,styled
Viscount Curzon,later [1929] 5th Earl Howe  1 May 1884 26 Jul 1964 80
 7 Feb 1929 William Bennett  7 Apr 1873  4 Nov 1937 64
27 Oct 1931 Harry Ralph Selley  [kt 1944]  9 Dec 1871 24 Feb 1960 88
26 Jul 1945 Caroline Selina Ganley 16 Sep 1879 31 Aug 1966 86
25 Oct 1951 Ernest Partridge 10 Aug 1895 20 Apr 1974 78
15 Oct 1964 Ernest George Perry 25 Apr 1908 28 Dec 1998 90
 3 May 1979 Alfred Dubs,later [1994] Baron Dubs [L] 5 Dec 1932
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983 
  BEACONSFIELD
28 Feb 1974 Ronald McMillan Bell  [kt 1980] 14 Apr 1914 27 Feb 1982 67
27 May 1982 Timothy John Smith  5 Oct 1947
1 May 1997 Dominic Charles Roberts Grieve 24 May 1956
  BEAUMARIS (ANGLESEY)
13 Jan 1659 Griffith Bodurda c 1621 1677
 4 Apr 1661 Sir Heneage Finch,1st baronet,later [1681] 1st 
Earl of Nottingham  [he was also returned for  23 Dec 1621 18 Dec 1682 60
Oxford University,for which he chose to sit]
18 Jul 1661 John Robinson     c 1617 15 Mar 1681
17 Feb 1679 Richard Bulkeley,later [1688] 3rd Viscount
Bulkeley [I]     c 1658  9 Aug 1704
20 Aug 1679 Henry Bulkeley     c 1641        1698
15 Jan 1689 Sir William Williams,1st baronet     c 1634 11 Jul 1700
13 Mar 1690 Thomas Bulkeley c 1633 23 Mar 1708
7 Nov 1695 Sir William Williams,1st baronet c 1634 11 Jul 1700
8 Aug 1698 Owen Hughes c Apr 1708
14 Jan 1701 Coningsby Williams c 1639 26 Feb 1708
3 Dec 1701 Robert Bulkeley c 1662 23 Dec 1702
29 Nov 1703 Coningsby Williams c 1639 26 Feb 1708
21 May 1705 Henry Bertie  4 May 1675 18 Dec 1735 60
26 Aug 1727 Watkin Williams Wynn   [he was also returned     c 1693 20 Sep 1749
for Denbighshire,for which he chose to sit]
25 Mar 1730 Richard Bulkeley,5th Viscount Bulkeley [I]  8 Apr 1707 15 Mar 1739 31
20 Apr 1739 James Bulkeley,6th Viscount Bulkeley [I] 17 Feb 1717 23 Apr 1752 35
29 Jan 1753 John Owen     c 1702 20 Feb 1754
22 Apr 1754 Richard Thelwall Price    May 1720 25 Mar 1775 54
25 Mar 1768 Sir Hugh Williams,8th baronet        1718 19 Aug 1794 76
16 Sep 1780 Sir George Warren  7 Feb 1735 31 Aug 1801 66
17 Apr 1784 Hugh Fortescue,later [1785] 3rd Baron
Fortescue and [1789] 1st Earl Fortescue 12 Mar 1753 16 Jun 1841 88
25 Jul 1785 Sir Hugh Williams,8th baronet        1718 19 Aug 1794 76
20 Oct 1794 Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn 26 Oct 1772  6 Jan 1840 67
14 Jun 1796 Thomas Wynn,1st Baron Newborough [I]        1736 12 Oct 1807 71
10 Dec 1807 Sir Edward Pryce Lloyd,2nd baronet,later 
[1831] 1st Baron Mostyn 17 Sep 1768  3 Apr 1854 85
10 Oct 1812 Thomas Frankland Lewis,later [1846] 1st baronet 14 May 1780 22 Jan 1855 74
13 Jun 1826 Sir Robert Williams,9th baronet 20 Jul 1764  1 Dec 1830 66
8 Feb 1831 Sir Richard Bulkeley Williams-Bulkeley,10th
baronet 23 Sep 1801 28 Aug 1875 73
10 Dec 1832 Frederick Paget  9 Mar 1807  4 Jan 1866 58
31 Jul 1847 Lord George Augustus Frederick Paget 16 Mar 1818 30 Jun 1880 62
28 Mar 1857 William Owen Stanley 13 Nov 1802 24 Feb 1884 81
 9 Feb 1874 Morgan Lloyd        1822  5 Sep 1893 71
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1885
  BEBINGTON 
23 Feb 1950 Hendrie Dudley Oakshott,later [1959] 1st
baronet and [1964] Baron Oakshott [L]  8 Nov 1904  1 Feb 1975 70
15 Oct 1964 Richard Edward Geoffrey Howe [kt 1970],later
[1992] Baron Howe of Aberavon [L] 20 Dec 1926
31 Mar 1966 Edwin Brooks  1 Dec 1929
18 Jun 1970 Eric Paul Cockeram  4 Jul 1924
ALTERED TO "BEBINGTON &
ELLESMERE PORT" 1974
  BEBINGTON & ELLESMERE PORT
28 Feb 1974 Alfred Bates  8 Jun 1944 17 Dec 2013 69
 3 May 1979 George Barrington Porter 11 Jun 1939 3 Nov 1996 57
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
  BECKENHAM
23 Feb 1950 Patrick George Thomas Buchan-Hepburn,
later [1957] 1st Baron Hailes  2 Apr 1901  5 Nov 1974 73
21 Mar 1957 Philip Carter Goodhart  [kt 1981]  3 Nov 1925
9 Apr 1992 Piers Rolf Garfield Merchant 2 Jan 1951 21 Sep 2009 58
20 Nov 1997 Jacqueline Anne Harkness Lait 16 Dec 1947
6 May 2010 Robert Alexander Stewart 7 Jul 1949
Bernhard Samuelson, MP for Banbury Feb-Apr 1859 and 1865-1895
After sitting for a short period as member for Banbury in 1859, Samuelson was re-elected
at the general election held in July 1865. His defeated opponent at that election, Charles
Bell, subsequently petitioned against Samuelson's return, such petition being heard by a
Select Committee of the House of Commons on 28 April 1866.
 
One of the provisions of the Act of Settlement of 1701 was that "no person born out of the
Kingdoms of England, Scotland, or Ireland, or the dominions belonging (although he be
naturalized or made a denizen, except such as are born of English parents) shall be capable
to be of the Privy Council or a member of either House of Parliament, or to enjoy any
office or place of trust, either civil or military, or to have any grant of lands, tenements or
hereditaments from the Crown, to himself or to any other or others in trust for him."
It was later recognised that this provision needed to be relaxed in certain circumstances
and as a result the British Nationality Act of 1772 was passed. This Act included the 
following words:-
'Whereas divers natural-born Subjects of Great Britain, who profess and exercise the
Protestant Religion through various lawful Causes, especially for the better carrying on of
commerce, have been, or are, obliged to reside in several trading Cities and other Foreign
Places, where they have contracted Marriages, and brought up Families: And whereas it
is equally just and expedient that the Kingdom should not be deprived of such Subjects,
nor lose the Benefit of the Wealth that they have acquired; and therefore that not only
the Children of such natural-born Subjects, but their Children also, should continue under
the Allegiance of His Majesty, and be intituled to come into this Kingdom, and to bring 
hither and realize, or otherwise employ, their Capital……'
 
The following edited report of the hearing of Charles Bell's petition appeared in 'The Times'
of 30 April 1866:-
'The Select Committee appointed to try the petition against the return of Mr. Bernhard
Samuelson as member for Banbury met on Saturday. The petitioner was Mr. Charles Bell,
an unsuccessful candidate for the representation of Banbury at the last election, and he
prayed that the election of Mr. Samuelson might be declared null and void on the ground
that he was an alien, and therefore incapacitated from occupying a seat in the House of
Commons. 
'The case resolved itself into a long legal argument, occupying upwards of five hours, upon
the question as to what constituted an alien. The petitioner prayed that the last election
for Banbury should be declared void on the ground that Mr. Bernhard Samuelson was "wholly
incapacitated and disqualified from sitting in the House of Commons by reason of his being
an alien, and therefore not entitled to the rights and privileges of the natural born subjects
of the Crown within the meaning of the statutes." A certificate of birth was put in from the
registry of births in the German Israelite community of Hamburg, which set forth that, "in
the year 1820, on the 22nd of November, at three of the clock in the morning, in this place,
a male child was born to Samuel Hermann Samuelson, a native of Petersburg, in Virginia, 
and Sarah Hertz, his wife." That child, afterwards named Bernhard Samuelson, was the
present sitting member for Banbury. A certificate of the marriage of the sitting member's
father and mother was also put in, together with the return of the Banbury election, poll-
books, etc.
'Mr. Rodwell [counsel for the petitioner] then contended that the onus of proof rested upon
the sitting member to show that he was entitled either by statute or by any other mode to
sit in Parliament. Mr. Samuelson had stated in an address to his constituents that he had
complied with the various Acts of Parliament passed for the naturalization of aliens, and he
relied principally upon the 13th of George III., cap 21 [i.e. the British Nationality Act of 
1772 quoted above], which naturalized the son or grandson of a British born subject, on
condition that he took the sacrament in a Protestant place of worship, and that he also
took the oath of allegiance. With both these conditions Mr. Samuelson said he had complied.
It would be for him, however, to prove that those conditions were sufficient for the purpose
of naturalizing an alien.
'Mr. Phinn [counsel for Samuelson] urged, on the other hand, that no case had been made
out, and asked for a nonsuit. Assuming that Mr. Samuelson and his father were both born
abroad, that was not sufficient to constitute him an alien, as the law declared that the
grandson of a natural born subject of the Crown inherited all the privileges of a natural born
son himself. The onus of proof rested with the petitioner to show that Mr. Samuelson was 
not the grandson of a natural born subject, and as no proof had been tendered on that
point, he contended that no case had been made out against his client.
'Mr. Rodwell contended that it must be assumed that every man owed allegiance to the
country in which he was born. It was proved that Mr. Samuelson was born at Hamburg, and
that his father was born in Virginia, and in the absence of proof as to where the grandfather
was born, the assumption was that they were both of them aliens. Under these 
circumstances, the proof as to where the grandfather was born rested on the sitting 
member.
'Mr. Phinn said in that case it was to be assumed that Mr. Samuelson's father was a British
subject, as, if he had been before the year 1784, the date of the treaty of Versailles, he
must necessarily have been born a British subject.
'After some discussion, the Committee decided that a sufficient case had been made out to
call for a defence on the part of the sitting member.
'Proof was then tendered by Mr. Phinn that Mr. Samuelson was the son of Mr. Samuel
Hermann Samuels, or Samuelson, who was born in Petersburg, in Virginia, in the year 1789,
married in 1815, and died in 1863. Mr. Samuel Hermann Samuels, it was also proved, was the
son of Mr. Hyman Samuels, who was born in London, on the 4th of April, 1764, married at
Hamburg on the 29th of August, 1787, and died in 1813. A family Bible with a record of 
dates was put in to prove these facts but [the petitioner's counsel] objected to its 
production on the ground that this was not a question of pedigree but a question of birth.
There was no question as to who was Mr. Samuelson's grandfather; the question was where
his grandfather was born.
'[After considering the evidence] the Chairman said the Committee had unanimously resolved
that Bernhard Samuelson, Esq., was not disqualified to be elected a member of Parliament
by reason of his being an alien, and that he was duly elected a burgess to serve in the
present Parliament for the borough of Banbury.'
Alexander William Black, MP for Banffshire 1900-1906
Black died as a result of injuries received in a train crash. The following edited account of the 
crash appeared in 'The Times' of 31 December 1906:-
The lamentable railway accident which occurred on Friday [28 December 1906] at Elliot
Junction, between Arbroath and Dundee, is the most disastrous in the history of Scotland.
For some 24 hours before the accident the main line of the North British Railway from 
Edinburgh to Aberdeen had been blocked by great snowdrifts between Dundee and Arbroath.
After great exertions, however, the line was so far cleared that on Friday morning a North
British express which left Waverley Station, Edinburgh, at 7.35 got through as far as Arbroath.
Further progress was found impossible; and it was decided to go back as far as Dundee or
Edinburgh, some of the passengers from the latter city still being in the train. The return 
journey was begun between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon. The engine pulling this train was
one of the largest on the North British system, and, there being no turntable at Arbroath large
enough to accommodate it, the engine had to be coupled to the carriage with the tender
first. All went smoothly at the outset, and according to the driver, George Gourlay, the train
did not travel particularly fast. "But," he adds, "before I had time to realize what had 
happened we dashed into a local train which was standing at the platform at Elliot Junction,
and I was thrown down on my engine."
'The North British express had, indeed, proceeded only about two miles on its southward
journey when it came into violent collision with a Caledonian local train which had been 
brought up owing to a goods train's being off the line, and at the moment of impact was 
awaiting a signal to proceed on its journey. A blinding snowstorm prevailed at the time, and
hence the driver of the North British train was unable to see the Caledonian local train into the
rear of which the express ran. The passengers in the express appear to have all escaped, or
to have suffered but trifling hurts. Irvine, the fireman, was not so fortunate.
'The full force of the collision fell with terrible effect upon the hapless occupants of the 
stationary local train. Soon the air was filled with the shrieks and groans of the injured and
dying. Dead and injured were extricated with all expedition and laid side by side on the snow-
covered ground, with the blizzard still raging around them. Nurse Duncan who was on the spot
made splints from parts of the wreckage, and directing others to follow her example, she tore
pieces from her skirt to make bandages. Gourlay, the driver, seems to have had a miraculous
escape........He says the signals showed a clear line. According to his calculation his speed
was not more than 20 miles an hour. Before Gourlay knew of the presence of any obstacle in
his way he was almost upon the rear of the Caledonian Company's train and he had not, he 
says, time to draw up.......Mr A. W. Black, M.P. For Banffshire, who was amongst the 
passenger in the Caledonian Company's train, sustained a compound fracture of both legs and
internal injuries and has since died.
'Fourteen passengers were killed on the spot, and six of the injured have succumbed to their
injuries, thus making the total number killed 20.
'The oncoming of the express is described by eye-witnesses on the platform as astounding.
The local train standing at the platform had few passengers to discharge. It is said that, 
hearing the noise of a train coming out of the storm, the guard had called to the passengers
to change. At any rate, several passengers did leave the ill-fated train; and were walking up
and down the platform trying to keep themselves warm until the driver got the signal to 
proceed. Out of the thickness of the storm and in the gathering gloom dashed the second
train, ramming the standing train in the rear. The guard's van and the last coach were 
shattered to atoms, and the second coach from the rear was completely telescoped. The
carriage nearest the engine did not suffer so much, and the locomotive itself kept the metals
notwithstanding the impact.'
William Compton Carr, MP for Baron's Court 1959-1964
In December 1971, Carr was imprisoned for fraudulent conversion and theft, as reported in
'The Guardian' on 22 December 1971:-
'William Compton Carr (53), Conservative MP for Barons Court from 1959 to 1964, was 
sentenced to 18 months imprisonment at the Old Bailey yesterday after pleading guilty to
fraudulent conversion and theft of clients' money totalling £19,659 while a solicitor.
'Judge Bernard Gillis, QC, told Mr. Carr: "The gravity of the offence is continued dishonesty
over a period of more than two years." Mr. Carr, of Exeter Road, Cricklewood, North London,
had pleaded guilty to six charges and had asked for seven similar offences to be considered.
'Mr. John Mathew said that in 1966-9 Carr was practising as a solicitor in a firm called Carr and
Company. After RAF service he was admitted as a solicitor in 1950 and he practised until 1959,
when political matters took his time until 1964.
'After losing his seat in the 1964 general election, he set up on his own as a solicitor the 
following year, practising at Jermyn Street.
'In a police statement he said he had to borrow heavily to buy out his partner in order to set
up on his own. As a result he was always in financial difficulties.
'Mr. Mathew said Mr. Carr then began his offences of fraudulent conversion and theft of
clients' money, the total amount involved being £19,659. Detective Chief Inspector Alan
Wheeler said Mr. Carr was married, but separated, and he had three grown-up children.
'He had served with an excellent character in the RAF, and he was now earning £1,200 a
year as a clerk, living in a furnished room on his own. Mr. Kenneth Jones, QC, defending said
that it was very difficult to ascertain where the money had gone.
"The position is that in no instance did he obtain that money dishonestly from anybody, but,
having obtained it honestly, he frankly admits with great shame that he fraudulently converted
it." Mr. Jones called several public figures to give evidence on Mr. Carr's behalf.
'They included Mr. William Fergus Montgomery, Conservative MP for Brierley Hill, and Lord
Royle, Labour MP for West Salford from 1945 to 1964.
'Mr. Jones, in mitigation, said Mr. Carr had got into desperate financial straits while he was an
MP. He had no means other than his MP's salary and did a great deal of entertaining. This ran
him heavily into debt, and he borrowed from his own bank, from friends, and even from a
money lender. He went into deep trouble when he lost his seat and wanted to go back into
business as a solicitor.
'He was faced with an ultimatum from one of his partners that he should pay £20,000 of that
partner's share, or the partnership would be dissolved.
'In the middle of 1966 his practice had virtually gone and he accumulated debts of about 
£50,000. It was from that time onwards that he started taking the money from his clients'
accounts.'
William Beckett-Denison, MP for East Retford 1876-1880 and Bassetlaw 1885-1890
Beckett was the third son of Sir Edmund Beckett, 4th baronet, and younger brother of the
1st Baron Grimthorpe. He sat in the House of Commons for East Retford between 1876 and
1880 and for Bassetlaw between 1885 and the time of his death.
The following account of Beckett's death is taken from 'The Manchester Times' of 28
November 1890:-
'Mr W. Beckett, M.P. for the Bassetlaw Division of Nottinghamshire, met with a sad death
at Wimborne on Sunday [23 November 1890], being knocked down and cut to pieces by a
train. Mr Beckett arrived at Wimborne by a train which goes on to Weymouth, and alighted
from a first-class carriage. He then asked a porter named Richard Harvey when there was a
train for Bournemouth. Harvey replied that there was one immediately, and another at four
o'clock. Mr Beckett said, "the four o'clock one will do for me." and left the station to cross
the line by the subway. He then walked away, and Harvey, who had to take some luggage
to the bank in the town of Wimborne, saw him in the square there. This was half an hour
after he had left the station. Later he was seen in the Canford Drive, which passes under
the railway, and the next seen of him was on the railway bridge crossing the river Stour. 
Levi Amans, the signalman, says that he had signalled in the 3.30 p.m. train from 
Bournemouth, and after it had passed his box he looked after it, and saw deceased walking
on the up side of the line that the train was on. The wind was blowing very hard, and as 
the train came up to the deceased his hat blew off, and almost immediately deceased fell
under the train. He was struck by the second or third carriage, and the body was rolled
along under the wheels and was carried along the bridge for 56 feet, rolling out from 
under the last carriage. The deceased had on a dress coat with a waterproof over it. Police-
sergeant Burden had the mangled remains placed on a stretcher and conveyed to the inn.'
In May and June of 1900, Beckett's executors were sued by a Mrs Gertrude Beatrice 
Brinkworth, in order to recover a sum of £1,136 which she alleged was owing to her. Her 
story was that, in 1882, aged 17 and having just left school, she became the mistress of 
the late William Beckett. She was represented by Beckett to be a Mrs Wheatley, his adopted
daughter. She further alleged that, in order to protect her future welfare, Beckett had, in
1889, purchased a house for her in Bournemouth, and that his reason for being near 
Bournemouth on the day of his death was that he was visiting her.
Mrs Brinkworth further alleged that Beckett was extremely anxious that she should have
children. As a result, three children were advertised for and adopted, and passed off as
her own. An allowance of £200 per child was paid for two years after Beckett's death, but
payments then ceased, since the executors had discovered that the children were not
fathered by Beckett. Before the evidence in the case had been completed, the jury stepped
in, declaring the whole of Mrs Brinkworth's case to be a 'swindle' and rejected her claims.
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