THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
  CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "B"
 
               Last updated 10/12/2012
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
  BODMIN (CORNWALL)
   Apr 1660 Hender Robartes  (to 1689) 28 Nov 1635 31 Jan 1688 52
John Silly     c 1621 11 Apr 1672
Sir John Carew,3rd baronet  6 Nov 1635  1 Aug 1692 56
Double return. Robartes and Silly seated
5 May 1660
 2 Apr 1661 Sir John Carew,3rd baronet  6 Nov 1635  1 Aug 1692 56
Bernard Granville
Double return. Robartes [see Apr 1660] and 
Carew seated 16 May 1661
17 Feb 1679 Nicholas Glynn  (to 1695)  3 Oct 1633 26 Mar 1697 63
12 Jan 1689 Sir John Cutler,1st baronet     c 1607 15 Apr 1693
28 Nov 1693 Russell Robartes  (to 1702) 16 Jul 1671 1 Feb 1719 47
29 Oct 1695 John Hoblyn  (to 1706) c 1660 4 Jun 1706
28 Jul 1702 John Grobham Howe  [he was also returned for 9 Feb 1657 11 Jun 1722 65
Newton, Gloucester and Gloucestershire,for which
he chose to sit]
2 Dec 1702 Francis Robartes  (to 1708)  6 Jan 1650  3 Feb 1718 68
17 Dec 1706 Thomas Herne 12 Dec 1674 26 Sep 1716 41
13 May 1708 John Trevanion c 1667 15 Aug 1740
Russell Robartes  (to 1713) 16 Jul 1671 1 Feb 1719 47
20 Oct 1710 Francis Robartes  (to 1718)  6 Jan 1650  3 Feb 1718 68
8 Sep 1713 Thomas Sclater (Bacon from c 1716) c 1664 23 Aug 1736
27 Jan 1715 John Legh  (to 1722)  8 Dec 1668 12 Dec 1739 71
26 Feb 1718 Charles Beauclerk,styled Earl of Burford,later
[1726] 2nd Duke of St.Albans  6 Apr 1696 27 Jul 1751 55
10 Apr 1722 Isaac le Heup  (to Aug 1727)     c 1686 25 Apr 1747
Richard West     c 1691  3 Dec 1726
31 Jan 1727 John Laroche  (to 1752)     c 1700 20 Apr 1752
23 Aug 1727 Robert Booth     c 1699 25 Jan 1733
 9 Feb 1733 Sir John Heathcote,2nd baronet     c 1689  5 Sep 1759
12 May 1741 Thomas Bludworth  after 1747
 2 Jul 1747 Sir William Irby,2nd baronet,later [1761] 1st
Baron Boston  (to 1761)  8 Mar 1707 30 Mar 1775 68
19 Jan 1753 George Hunt  (to 1784)     c 1720  8 Nov 1798
30 Mar 1761 John Parker,later [1784] 1st Baron Boringdon     c 1735 27 Apr 1788
24 May 1762 Sir Christopher Treise 23 Apr 1728  4 Dec 1780 52
21 Mar 1768 James Laroche,later [1776] 1st baronet 24 Jun 1734    Sep 1804 70
12 Sep 1780 William Masterman        1722 31 Jul 1786 64
 6 Apr 1784 Sir John Morshead,1st baronet  (to 1802)  4 Aug 1747 10 Apr 1813 65
Thomas Hunt     c 1723 11 Oct 1789
27 Nov 1789 George Wilbraham  4 Apr 1741  4 Dec 1813 72
22 Jun 1790 Roger Wilbraham        1743    Jan 1829 85
31 May 1796 John Nesbitt     c 1745 15 Mar 1817
 6 Jul 1802 Charles Shaw-Lefevre   [he was also returned 20 Sep 1759 27 Apr 1823 63
for Reading,for which he chose to sit]
Josias du Pre Porcher  (to Nov 1806)     c 1761  4 May 1820
17 Dec 1802 John Sargent        1750  9 Sep 1831 81
 1 Aug 1806 James Topping 26 Apr 1756 12 Jan 1821 64
 1 Nov 1806 William Wingfield     c 1773 21 Mar 1858
Davies Giddy,later [1817] Gilbert  (to 1832) 6 Mar 1767 24 Dec 1839 72
 9 May 1807 Sir William Oglander,6th baronet 13 Sep 1769 17 Jan 1852 82
 1 Jul 1812 Charles Bragge-Bathurst 28 Feb 1754 13 Aug 1831 77
18 Jun 1818 Thomas Bradyll 14 Nov 1776 10 Jul 1862 85
9 Mar 1820 John Wilson Croker 20 Dec 1780 10 Aug 1857 76
9 Jun 1826 Horace Beauchamp Seymour 22 Nov 1791 21 Nov 1851 59
11 Dec 1832 William Peter        1785  6 Feb 1853 67
Samuel Thomas Spry  [kt 1834]  (to 1841)        1804 29 Jun 1868 63
 6 Jan 1835 Charles Crespigny Vivian,later [1842] 2nd
Baron Vivian  (to 1843) 24 Dec 1808 24 Apr 1886 77
1 Jul 1841 John Dunn Gardner  (to 1847) 20 Jul 1811 11 Jan 1903 91
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of this page.
 9 Feb 1843 Sir Samuel Thomas Spry         1804 29 Jun 1868 63
29 Jul 1847 James Wyld        1812 17 Apr 1887 74
Henry Charles Lacy        1799
 8 Jul 1852 William Mitchell 14 Feb 1796 4 Nov 1872 76
Charles Brune Graves-Sawle,later [1865] 2nd
baronet 10 Oct 1816 20 Apr 1903 86
28 Mar 1857 John Cranch Walker Vivian 18 Apr 1818 22 Jan 1879 60
James Wyld        1812 17 Apr 1887 74
30 Apr 1859 Edward Frederic Leveson-Gower 
(to 1885)  3 May 1819 30 May 1907 88
William Mitchell 14 Feb 1796 4 Nov 1872 76
13 Aug 1859 James Wyld        1812 17 Apr 1887 74
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1868
 2 Dec 1885 Leonard Henry Courtney,later [1906] 1st Baron
Courtney  6 Jul 1832 11 May 1918 85
 9 Oct 1900 Sir Lewis William Molesworth,11th baronet 31 Oct 1853 29 May 1912 58
22 Jan 1906 Thomas Charles Reginald Agar-Robartes 22 May 1880 30 Sep 1915 35
[He was unseated on petition 18 Jun 1906]
24 Jul 1906 Freeman Freeman-Thomas,later [1936]
1st Marquess of Willingdon 12 Sep 1866 12 Aug 1941 74
21 Jan 1910 Cecil Alfred Grenfell 13 Feb 1864 11 Aug 1924 60
   Dec 1910 Sir Reginald Pole-Carew  1 May 1849 19 Sep 1924 75
14 Aug 1916 Charles Augustin Hanson,later [1918] 1st baronet 11 Sep 1846 17 Jan 1922 75
24 Feb 1922 Isaac Foot 23 Feb 1880 13 Dec 1960 80
29 Oct 1924 Gerald Joseph Cuthbert Harrison 20 Aug 1895  6 Dec 1954 59
30 May 1929 Isaac Foot 23 Feb 1880 13 Dec 1960 80
14 Nov 1935 John Rankin Rathbone  5 Feb 1910 10 Dec 1940 30
11 Mar 1941 Beatrice Frederika Rathbone (later Wright) 17 Jun 1910 17 Mar 2003 92
26 Jul 1945 Douglas Marshall  [kt 1963]  2 Oct 1906 24 Aug 1976 69
15 Oct 1964 Peter Joseph Bessell 24 Aug 1921 27 Nov 1985 64
18 Jun 1970 Robert Adrian Hicks  [kt 1996] 18 Jan 1938
28 Feb 1974 Paul Archer Tyler,later [2005] Baron Tyler [L] 29 Oct 1941
10 Oct 1974 Robert Adrian Hicks  [kt 1996] 18 Jan 1938
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983 
BOGNOR REGIS AND LITTLEHAMPTON
1 May 1997 Nicolas John Gibb 3 Sep 1960
  BOLSOVER (DERBYSHIRE)
23 Feb 1950 Harold Neal  3 Jul 1897 24 Aug 1972 75
18 Jun 1970 Dennis Edward Skinner 11 Feb 1932
  BOLTON (LANCASHIRE)
14 Dec 1832 Robert Torrens        1780 27 May 1864 83
For information on this MP,see the note at the
foot of the page containing details of members
for Ipswich
William Bolling  (to 1841)        1785 30 Aug 1848 63
 9 Jan 1835 Peter Ainsworth  (to 1847) 24 Nov 1790 18 Jan 1870 79
 2 Jul 1841 John Bowring  (to 1849) 17 Oct 1792 23 Nov 1872 80
30 Jul 1847 William Bolling         1785 30 Aug 1848 63
12 Sep 1848 Stephen Blair  (to 1852)        1804  5 Jul 1870 66
 9 Feb 1849 Sir Joshua Walmsley        1794 17 Nov 1871 77
 9 Jul 1852 Thomas Barnes        1813
Joseph Crook  (to 1861)        1809  8 Dec 1884 75
30 Mar 1857 William Gray  (to 1874) 21 Dec 1814  6 Feb 1895 80
11 Feb 1861 Thomas Barnes        1813
18 Nov 1868 John Hick  (to 1880)        1815  2 Feb 1894 78
 6 Feb 1874 John Kynaston Cross  (to 1885) 13 Oct 1832 20 Mar 1887 54
For further information on the death of this
MP,see the note at the foot of this page
2 Apr 1880 John Pennington Thomasson 19 May 1841 16 May 1904 62
25 Nov 1885 Herbert Shepherd-Cross  (to 1906) 1 Jan 1847  9 Jan 1916 69
Francis Charles Bridgeman 4 Jul 1846 14 Sep 1917 71
15 Jul 1895 George Harwood  (to 1912) 14 Sep 1845  7 Nov 1912 67
15 Jan 1906 Alfred Henry Gill  (to 1914)  3 Dec 1856 27 Aug 1914 57
23 Nov 1912 Thomas Taylor  (to 1916) 31 Jan 1851 17 Dec 1916 65
22 Sep 1914 Robert Tootill  (to 1922) 22 Oct 1850  2 Jul 1934 83
29 Feb 1916 William Edge,later [1937] 1st baronet  (to 1923) 21 Nov 1880 18 Dec 1948 68
15 Nov 1922 William Russell 28 Aug 1859 31 Oct 1937 78
 6 Dec 1923 Joseph Herbert Cunliffe  [kt 1926]   (to 1929)  1 Jul 1867  9 Apr 1963 95
Albert Law 28 Dec 1872 22 Oct 1956 83
29 Oct 1924 Cecil Hilton        1884 19 Jun 1931 46
30 May 1929 Michael Brothers        1870 5 Jun 1952 81
Albert Law 28 Dec 1872 22 Oct 1956 83
27 Oct 1931 Sir John Haslam   27 Feb 1878 21 May 1940 62
Cyril Fullard Entwistle  [kt 1937]  (to 1945) 23 Sep 1887  9 Jul 1974 86
13 Sep 1940 Sir Edward Cecil George Cadogan 15 Nov 1880 13 Sep 1962 81
26 Jul 1945 John Henry Jones 26 Oct 1894 31 Oct 1962 68
John Lewis 14 Dec 1912 14 Jun 1969 56
 CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO EAST 
& WEST DIVISIONS 1950
  BOLTON EAST
23 Feb 1950 Alfred Booth 24 Feb 1893 19 Dec 1965 72
25 Oct 1951 Philip Ingress Bell 10 Jan 1900 12 Sep 1986 86
16 Nov 1960 Edwin Taylor 13 Feb 1905 25 Sep 1973 68
15 Oct 1964 Robert Lever Howarth 31 Jul 1927
18 Jun 1970 Laurance Douglas Reed  4 Dec 1937
28 Feb 1974 David Wright Young 12 Oct 1930 1 Jan 2003 72
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983 
BOLTON NORTH EAST
 9 Jun 1983 Peter Giles Thurnham 21 Aug 1938 10 May 2008 69
1 May 1997 David Anthony Crausby 17 Jun 1946
BOLTON SOUTH EAST
 9 Jun 1983 David Wright Young 12 Oct 1930 1 Jan 2003 72
1 May 1997 Brian Iddon 5 Jul 1940
6 May 2010 Yasmin Qureshi 5 Jul 1963
  BOLTON WEST
23 Feb 1950 John Lewis 14 Dec 1912 14 Jun 1969 56
25 Oct 1951 Arthur Frederick Holt  8 Aug 1914 23 Aug 1995 81
15 Oct 1964 Gordon James Oakes 22 Jun 1931 14 Aug 2005 74
18 Jun 1970 Robert Spencer Redmond 10 Sep 1919 12 Mar 2006 86
10 Oct 1974 Winifred Ann Taylor,later [2005] Baroness 
Taylor of Bolton [L]  2 Jul 1947
 9 Jun 1983 Thomas Geoffrey Sackville 26 Oct 1950
1 May 1997 Ruth Maria Kelly 9 May 1968
6 May 2010 Julie Ann Hilling 29 Apr 1955
BOOTHFERRY
 9 Jun 1983 Sir Paul Elmore Oliver Bryan  3 Aug 1913 11 Oct 2004 91
11 Jun 1987 David Michael Davis 23 Dec 1948
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
  BOOTLE (LANCASHIRE)
 2 Dec 1885 Thomas Myles Sandys 12 May 1837 18 Oct 1911 74
27 Mar 1911 Andrew Bonar Law 16 Sep 1858 30 Oct 1923 65
14 Dec 1918 Sir Thomas Royden,2nd baronet,later [1944]
1st Baron Royden 22 May 1871  6 Nov 1950 79
15 Nov 1922 James Burnie 10 May 1882 15 May 1975 93
29 Oct 1924 Vivian Leonard Henderson  [kt 1927]  6 Oct 1884  3 Feb 1965 80
30 May 1929 John Kinley        1878 13 Jan 1957 78
27 Oct 1931 Chichester de Windt Crookshank 18 Nov 1868 23 Oct 1958 89
14 Nov 1935 Eric Errington [kt 1952],later [1963] 1st baronet 17 Mar 1900  3 Jun 1973 73
26 Jul 1945 John Kinley        1878 13 Jan 1957 78
26 May 1955 Simon Mahon 4 Apr 1914 19 Oct 1986 72
 3 May 1979 Allan Roberts 28 Oct 1943 21 Mar 1990 46
24 May 1990 Michael Carr 27 May 1947 20 Jul 1990 43
8 Nov 1990 Joseph Edward Benton 28 Sep 1933
  BORDESLEY (BIRMINGHAM)
24 Nov 1885 Henry Broadhurst 13 Apr 1840 11 Oct 1911 71
 3 Jul 1886 Jesse Collings 2 Dec 1831 20 Nov 1920 88
   CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918 
  BOROUGHBRIDGE (YORKSHIRE)
c Apr 1660 Conyers Darcy,later [1680] Baron Conyers and
[1689] 2nd Earl of Holdernesse 3 Mar 1622 13 Dec 1692 70
Henry Stapleton,later [Jun 1660] 1st baronet c 1617 26 Mar 1679
 8 Apr 1661 Sir Richard Mauleverer,2nd baronet  (to 1675) c 1623 25 Jul 1675
Robert Long,later [1662] 1st baronet c 1600 13 Jul 1673
 7 Nov 1673 Sir Henry Goodricke,2nd baronet  (to Aug 1679) 24 Oct 1642 5 Mar 1705 62
22 Oct 1675 Sir Michael Warton c 1648 25 Mar 1725
14 Mar 1679 Sir Thomas Mauleverer,3rd baronet  (to 1689) c 1643 13 Aug 1687
22 Aug 1679 Sir John Brookes,1st baronet 18 Nov 1691
18 Mar 1685 Sir Henry Goodricke,2nd baronet  (to 1705) 24 Oct 1642 5 Mar 1705 62
 8 Jan 1689 Christopher Vane,later [1698] 1st Baron Barnard   21 May 1653 28 Oct 1723 70
[he was unseated on petition in favour of Sir 
Brian Stapylton 18 Nov 1690]
18 Nov 1690 Sir Brian Stapylton,2nd baronet c 1657 23 Nov 1727
25 Oct 1695 Thomas Harrison c 1650 3 Oct 1707
25 Jul 1698 Sir Brian Stapylton,2nd baronet c 1657 23 Nov 1727
14 May 1705 John Stapylton,later [1727] 3rd baronet c 1683 24 Oct 1733
Craven Peyton  (to 1713) c 1663 25 Dec 1738
8 May 1708 Sir Brian Stapylton,2nd baronet  (to 1715) c 1657 23 Nov 1727
1 Sep 1713 Edmund Dunch 14 Dec 1677 31 May 1719 41
 2 Feb 1715 Sir Richard Steele  (to Mar 1722) 12 Mar 1672  1 Sep 1729
Thomas Wilkinson        1686        1718 32
31 Jan 1718 Sir Wilfrid Lawson,3rd baronet        1697 13 Jul 1737 40
26 Mar 1722 Conyers Darcy   [he was also returned for     c 1685  1 Dec 1758
Richmond,for which he chose to sit]
James Tyrrell  (to 1742)     c 1674 30 Aug 1742
24 Oct 1722 Joseph Danvers,later [1746] 1st baronet 24 Dec 1686 21 Oct 1753 66
19 Aug 1727 George Gregory  (to 1746)  2 Feb 1670 10 Apr 1746 76
29 Nov 1742 William Murray,later [1776] 1st Earl of
Mansfield  (to 1756)  2 Mar 1705 20 Mar 1793 88
22 Apr 1746 Francis Scott,styled Earl of Dalkeith 19 Feb 1721  1 Apr 1750 29
23 Apr 1750 Lewis Watson,later [1760] 1st Baron Sondes  28 Nov 1728 30 Mar 1795 66
[at the general election in Apr 1754,he was also 
returned for Kent,for which he chose to sit]
20 Dec 1754 John Fuller  8 Feb 1706  1 Feb 1755 48
15 Mar 1755 Sir Cecil Bishopp,6th baronet  (to 1768) 15 Jun 1778
10 Dec 1756 Augustus Henry Fitzroy,styled Earl of Euston,
later [1757] 3rd Duke of Grafton   [on 21 Dec  28 Sep 1735 14 Mar 1811 75
1756,he was also returned in a by-election for 
Bury St.Edmunds,for which he chose to sit. 
Accordingly,he gave up his seat in Boroughbridge]
15 Jan 1757 Thomas Thoroton     c 1723  9 May 1794
27 Mar 1761 Brice Fisher 28 May 1767
 8 Jun 1767 James West        1742 11 May 1795 52
18 Mar 1768 Nathaniel Cholmley  (to 1774) 15 Nov 1721 11 Mar 1791 69
James West  2 May 1703  2 Jul 1772 69
27 Jul 1772 Henry Clinton  4 Jun 1730 23 Dec 1795 65
10 Oct 1774 Charles Mellish   [he was also returned for      c 1736 29 Dec 1796
Pontefract,for which he chose to sit]
Anthony Eyre  (to 1784)  9 Jan 1727 14 Feb 1788 61
13 Mar 1775 William Phillips     c 1730 13 May 1781
 9 Sep 1780 Charles Ambler 19 Apr 1721 28 Feb 1794 72
 1 Apr 1784 Henry Temple,2nd Viscount Palmerston [I]  4 Dec 1739 16 Apr 1802 62
Sir Richard Sutton,1st baronet  (to 1796) 31 Jul 1733 10 Jan 1802 68
18 Jun 1790 Morris Robinson 14 Jul 1757 10 May 1829 71
27 May 1796 Sir John Scott,later [1821] 1st Earl of Eldon  4 Jun 1751 13 Jan 1838 86
Sir Francis Burdett,5th baronet  (to 1802) 25 Jan 1770 23 Jan 1844 73
23 Aug 1799 John Scott  (to Jan 1806)  8 Mar 1774 24 Dec 1805 31
 7 Jul 1802 Edward Berkeley Portman  (to Nov 1806) 31 Jan 1771 19 Jan 1823 51
18 Jan 1806 Robert Stewart,styled Viscount Castlereagh,
later [1821] 2nd Marquess of Londonderry 18 Jun 1769 12 Aug 1822 53
 3 Nov 1806 Henry Dawkins   1765 25 Oct 1852 87
William Henry Clinton  [kt 1815]  (to 1818) 23 Dec 1769 15 Feb 1846 76
29 Feb 1808 Henry Clinton    9 Mar 1771 11 Dec 1829 58
20 Jun 1818 Marmaduke Lawson   (to Jun 1820) 1793 10 Mar 1823 29
George Mundy  3 Mar 1777  9 Feb 1861 83
10 Mar 1820 Richard Spooner 28 Jul 1783 24 Nov 1864 81
[The names of the two sitting members (Lawson
and Spooner) were erased from the return and 
those of George Mundy and Henry Dawkins
substituted 7 Jun 1820]
 7 Jun 1820 George Mundy  3 Mar 1777  9 Feb 1861 83
Henry Dawkins 28 Nov 1788 13 Nov 1864 75
2 Aug 1830 Sir Charles Wetherell        1770 17 Aug 1846 76
Matthias Attwood 24 Nov 1779 11 Nov 1851 71
 CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832 
  BOSSINEY  (CORNWALL)
 7 Apr 1660 Francis Gerard,later [1670] 2nd baronet 12 Oct 1617 Dec 1680 63
(to 1661)
Charles Pym  [he was also returned for Minehead, c 1615 1671
for which he chose to sit]
22 Jun 1660 William Brereton 4 May 1631 17 Mar 1680 48
22 Apr 1661 Robert Robartes  (to Feb 1679) 7 Feb 1634 8 Feb 1682 48
Richard Rous c 1621 c 1672
Anthony Buller
Double return. Robartes and Rous seated
16 May 1661
 8 Mar 1673 Francis Robartes 6 Jan 1650 3 Feb 1718 68
11 Feb 1679 William Coryton,later [1690] 3rd baronet 24 May 1650 6 Dec 1711 61
John Tregagle 29 Sep 1644 7 Feb 1680 35
11 Oct 1679 Charles Bodvile Robartes,styled Viscount
Bodmin from 1682,later [1685] 2nd Earl of 
Radnor (to 1685) 26 Jul 1660 3 Aug 1723 63
Narcissus Luttrell 12 Aug 1657 27 Jun 1732 74
24 Feb 1681 Sir Peter Colleton,2nd baronet 17 Sep 1635 24 Mar 1694 58
11 May 1685 John Cotton Dec 1628 2 Feb 1703 74
John Mountstephen 28 Apr 1644 19 Dec 1706 62
15 Jan 1689 Sir Peter Colleton,2nd baronet  (to 1694) 17 Sep 1635 24 Mar 1694 58
Humphrey Nicoll c 1651 7 Jan 1700
8 Mar 1690 Samuel Travers   (to 1695) c 1655 17 Sep 1725
Apr 1694 Humphrey Nicoll c 1651 7 Jan 1700
8 Nov 1695 George Booth c 1655 11 Jun 1726
John Manley 23 Mar 1655 16 Dec 1713 58
3 Aug 1698 Sir John Pole,3rd baronet 17 Jun 1649 13 Mar 1708 58
John Tregagle  (to Dec 1701) Dec 1673 1712 38
11 Jan 1701 Francis Robartes  [he was also returned for  6 Jan 1650  3 Feb 1718 68
Tregony,for which he chose to sit]
21 Mar 1701 Thomas Watson-Wentworth 17 Jun 1665 6 Oct 1723 58
3 Dec 1701 Sir John Molesworth,2nd baronet 27 May 1635 18 Oct 1716 81
John Manley  (to 1708) 23 Mar 1655 16 Dec 1713 58
27 Jul 1702 William Hooker 31 Oct 1647 1718 70
19 May 1705 Sir Simon Harcourt,later [1721] 1st Viscount
Harcourt c Dec 1661 29 Jul 1727 65
17 May 1708 Samuel Travers c 1655 17 Sep 1725
Francis Foote c 1681 27 Jun 1730
19 Oct 1710 Francis Robartes  [he was also returned for  6 Jan 1650  3 Feb 1718 68
Bodmin,for which he chose to sit]
John Manley  (to 1714) 23 Mar 1655 16 Dec 1713 58
22 Dec 1710 Henry Campion c 1680 17 Apr 1761
9 Sep 1713 Sir William Pole,4th baronet  (to 1715) 17 Aug 1678 31 Dec 1741 63
22 Mar 1714 Paul Orchard c 1682 6 Jun 1740
25 Jan 1715 Henry Cartwright 20 Oct 1736
Samuel Molyneux 16 Jul 1689 13 Apr 1728
16 Apr 1722 Robert Corker  (to 1731) 29 Jan 1668  1 Mar 1731 63
Henry Kelsall     c 1692 10 Feb 1762
23 Aug 1727 John Hedges  (to 1734) 26 Feb 1688 20 Jun 1737 49
25 Mar 1731 James Cholmondeley 18 Apr 1708 13 Oct 1775 67
 3 May 1734 Henry Temple,1st Viscount Palmerston [I]
(to 1741)     c 1673 10 Jun 1757
Townsend Andrews 20 Nov 1702  6 May 1737 34
24 May 1737 Peregrine Poulett 10 Dec 1708 28 Aug 1752 43
12 May 1741 Richard Liddell     c 1694 22 Jun 1746
Thomas Foster     c 1720 20 Oct 1765
[Both members were unseated on petition in
favour of John Sabine and Christopher Tower
11 Dec 1741]
11 Dec 1741 John Sabine        1712 14 Jul 1776 64
Christopher Tower     c 1694 26 Sep 1771
[Both members were unseated on petition in
favour of Richard Liddell and Thomas Foster
18 Mar 1742,thus reversing the previous petition]
18 Mar 1742 Richard Liddell     c 1694 22 Jun 1746
Thomas Foster  (to Jul 1747)     c 1720 20 Oct 1765
 5 Jul 1746 William Breton  8 Feb 1773
 2 Jul 1747 Edward Wortley  [he was also returned for  8 Feb 1678 22 Jan 1761 82
Peterborough,for which he chose to sit]
Richard Heath  (to 1752)     c 1706  4 Feb 1752
12 Dec 1747 William Ord  (to 1754)  after 1711 24 Jan 1768
22 Feb 1752 William Montagu     c 1720 10 Feb 1757
27 Apr 1754 Edwin Sandys,later [1770] 2nd Baron Sandys 18 Apr 1726 11 Mar 1797 70
Edward Wortley-Montagu  (to 1768) 16 May 1713 29 Apr 1776 62
For further information on this MP,see the note
at the foot of the page containing details of
members for Huntingdonshire
30 Mar 1761 John Richmond Webb        1721 15 Jan 1766 44
24 Jan 1766 John Stuart,styled Viscount Mount Stuart,later
[1796] 1st Marquess of Bute  (to 1776) 30 Jun 1744 16 Nov 1814 70
18 Mar 1768 Henry Lawes Luttrell,later [1787] 2nd Earl of
Carhampton 7 Aug 1743 25 Apr 1821 77
24 Apr 1769 Sir George Osborn,4th baronet 10 May 1742 29 Jun 1818 76
10 Oct 1774 Henry Lawes Luttrell,later [1787] 2nd Earl of
Carhampton [I]   (to 1784) 7 Aug 1743 25 Apr 1821 77
20 May 1776 Charles Stuart  (to 1790)    Jan 1753 25 Mar 1801 48
 3 Apr 1784 Bamber Gascoyne 22 Feb 1725 27 Oct 1791 66
 4 May 1786 Matthew Montagu,later [1829] 4th Baron Rokeby 23 Nov 1762  1 Sep 1831 68
21 Jun 1790 James Archibald Stuart (Stuart-Wortley from
1795 and Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie from 1800) 19 Sep 1747  1 Mar 1818 70
(to May 1796)
Humphrey Minchin     c 1727 26 Mar 1796
16 Apr 1796 Evelyn Henry Frederick Pierrepont 18 Jan 1775 22 Oct 1801 26
30 May 1796 John Stuart-Wortley  8 Apr 1773 14 Jan 1797 23
John Lubbock  (to 1802) 20 Aug 1744 24 Feb 1816 71
22 Feb 1797 James Archibald Stuart-Wortley (Stuart-Wortley-
Mackenzie from 1800) 19 Sep 1747  1 Mar 1818 70
 6 Jul 1802 James Archibald Stuart-Wortley (Stuart-Wortley-
Mackenzie from 1826),later (1826) 1st Baron
Wharncliffe  (to 1819)   [at the general  6 Oct 1776 19 Dec 1845 69
election in Jun 1818,he was also returned for
Yorkshire,for which he chose to sit]
John Hiley Addington        1759 11 Jun 1818 58
12 Jan 1803 George Peter Holford 1767 30 Apr 1839 71
 1 Nov 1806 Henry Baring 18 Jan 1777 13 Apr 1848 71
 9 May 1807 Peter Isaac Thellusson,1st Baron
Rendlesham [I] 13 Oct 1761 16 Sep 1808 46
13 Dec 1808 John Otway Cuffe,2nd Earl of Desart [I] 20 Feb 1788 23 Nov 1820 32
12 Jun 1817 William Yates Peel  3 Aug 1789  1 Jun 1858 69
18 Jun 1818 Sir Compton Pocklington Domvile,1st baronet
(to 1826) c 1775 23 Feb 1857
 8 Apr 1819 John William Ward,later [1827] 1st Earl of Dudley  9 Aug 1781  6 Mar 1833 51
2 Jun 1823 John Stuart-Wortley (Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie
from 1845),later [1845] 2nd Baron Wharncliffe 20 Apr 1801 22 Oct 1855 54
(to 1830)
12 Jun 1826 Edward Rose Tunno  (to 1832) 26 Nov 1794 8 Mar 1863 68
31 Jul 1830 Charles James Stuart-Wortley 3 Jun 1802 22 May 1844 41
16 Feb 1831 John Stuart-Wortley (Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie
from 1845),later [1845] 2nd Baron Wharncliffe 20 Apr 1801 22 Oct 1855 54
 CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832 
  BOSTON (LINCOLNSHIRE)
   Apr 1660 Sir Anthony Irby  (to 1685) 17 Jan 1605  2 Jan 1682 76
Thomas Hatcher     c 1589 11 Jul 1677
 9 Apr 1661 Robert Bertie,styled Baron Willoughby de
Eresby,later [1666] 3rd Earl of Lindsey  8 Nov 1630  9 May 1701 70
Sir Anthony Irby  (to 1685) 17 Jan 1605  2 Jan 1682 76
Thomas Thory
Double return between Irby and Thory. Irby
allowed to sit 16 May 1661
26 Oct 1666 Sir Philip Harcourt 15 Dec 1638 30 Mar 1688 49
25 Feb 1679 Sir William Ellys 19 Jul 1607 11 Dec 1680 73
23 May 1679 Sir William Yorke     c 1646        1702
16 Apr 1685 Robert Bertie,styled Baron Willoughby de 
Eresby,later [Apr 1690] Baron Willoughby de
Eresby, [1706] 1st Marquess of Lindsey and 
[1715] 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven 20 Oct 1660 26 Jul 1723 62
(to 1690)  [at the 1690 general election he was
also returned for Preston but was summoned to 
the House of Lords before he could choose for
which seat to sit]
Peregrine Bertie     c 1663 10 Jul 1711
10 Jan 1689 Sir William Yorke  (to 1698)     c 1646        1702
8 May 1690 Peregrine Bertie     c 1663 10 Jul 1711
26 Jul 1698 Richard Wynn 19 Mar 1656 26 Oct 1719 63
Edmund Boulter  (to Dec 1701) c 1630 15 Feb 1709
10 Jan 1701 Sir William Yorke  (to 1702)     c 1646        1702
2 Dec 1701 Peregrine Bertie  (to 1705)     c 1663 10 Jul 1711
21 Jul 1702 Edward Irby,later [1704] 1st baronet  (to 1708) 31 Jul 1676 11 Nov 1718 42
14 May 1705 Richard Wynn  (to 1719) 19 Mar 1656 26 Oct 1719 63
4 May 1708 Peregrine Bertie c 1663 10 Jul 1711
20 Dec 1711 William Cotesworth  [election declared void 26 Sep 1665 12 Dec 1730 65
20 Mar 1712. At the subsequent by-election held
on 2 Apr 1712,Cotesworth was again returned]
 
31 Aug 1713 Henry Heron  (to 1722) 7 Dec 1675 10 Sep 1730 54
 7 Dec 1719 Richard Ellys,later [1727] 3rd baronet  (to 1734) 14 Mar 1683 14 Feb 1742 58
24 Mar 1722 Henry Pacey     c 1669 10 Dec 1729
22 Jan 1730 Henry Hare,3rd Baron Coleraine [I] 10 May 1693 10 Aug 1749 56
27 Apr 1734 Albemarle Bertie     c 1668 23 Jan 1742
Richard Fydell     c 1709 11 Apr 1780
 5 May 1741 Lord Vere Bertie     c 1712 13 Sep 1768
John Michell 20 Jan 1710 30 Nov 1766 56
15 Apr 1754 Lord Robert Bertie  (to 1782) 14 Nov 1721 10 Mar 1782 60
Charles Amcotts 25 Jun 1729 14 Apr 1777 47
27 Mar 1761 John Michell 20 Jan 1710 30 Nov 1766 56
22 Dec 1766 Charles Amcotts 25 Jun 1729 14 Apr 1777 47
 2 May 1777 Humphrey Sibthorp  (to 1784)  3 Oct 1744 25 Apr 1815 70
23 Mar 1782 Peter Burrell,later [1787] 2nd baronet and
[1796] 1st Baron Gwydir  (to 1796) 16 Jun 1754 29 Jun 1820 66
 1 Apr 1784 Dalhousie Watherston     c 1803
18 Jun 1790 Thomas Fydell  (to 1803)   [following the general 21 Oct 1740  6 Apr 1812 71
election in Jul 1802,Fydell's election was
declared void 5 May 1803]
30 May 1796 Thomas Charles Colyear,styled Viscount
Milsington,later [1823] 4th Earl of Portmore [S] 27 Mar 1772 18 Jan 1835 62
10 Jul 1802 William Alexander Madocks  (to 1820) 17 Jan 1773 29 Sep 1828 55
17 May 1803 Thomas Fydell 15 Dec 1773 28 Jun 1814 40
 3 Nov 1806 Thomas Fydell 21 Oct 1740  6 Apr 1812 71
13 Apr 1812 Peter Robert Drummond-Burrell,later [1820] 2nd
Baron Gwydir 19 Mar 1782 22 Feb 1865 82
8 Mar 1820 Gilbert John Heathcote,later [1851] 5th baronet
and [1856] 1st Baron Aveland  (to 1830) 16 Jan 1795  6 Sep 1867 72
Henry Ellis   [by order of the House,his name was  1777 28 Sep 1855 78
erased and that of William Augustus Johnson
substituted 16 Feb 1821]
16 Feb 1821 William Augustus Johnson 15 Oct 1777 26 Oct 1863 86
10 Jun 1826 Neill Malcolm  (to 1831) 5 Nov 1797 2 Oct 1857 59
31 Jul 1830 John Wilks  (to 1837) c 1776 25 Aug 1854
30 Apr 1831 Gilbert John Heathcote,later [1851] 5th baronet
and [1856] 1st Baron Aveland 16 Jan 1795  6 Sep 1867 72
15 Dec 1832 Benjamin Handley  9 Jan 1784 16 May 1858 74
 9 Jan 1835 John Studholme Brownrigg  (to 1847)        1786 21 Sep 1853 67
25 Jul 1837 Sir James Duke,later [1849] 1st baronet 31 Jan 1792  8 May 1873 81
(to 1849)
31 Jul 1847 Benjamin Bond Cabell  (to 1857) 1781  9 Dec 1874 93
 2 Aug 1849 Dudley Worsley Anderson-Pelham 20 Apr 1812 13 Apr 1851 38
22 Apr 1851 James William Freshfield 8 Apr 1774 27 Jun 1864 90
 9 Jul 1852 Gilbert Henry Heathcote,later [1867] 2nd Baron
Aveland and [1892] 1st Earl of Ancaster  1 Oct 1830 24 Dec 1910 80
 7 Mar 1856 Herbert Ingram  (to 1860) 27 May 1811  8 Sep 1860 49
For further information on this MP,see
the note at the foot of this page
27 Mar 1857 William Henry Adams        1809 29 Aug 1865 56
30 Apr 1859 Meaburn Staniland  (to 1865)        1809 c Feb 1898 88
30 Oct 1860 John Wingfield Malcolm,later [1896] 1st Baron
Malcolm  (to 1874) 16 Apr 1833  6 Mar 1902 68
13 Jul 1865 Thomas Parry   [he was unseated on petition         1818 c Dec 1879 61
in favour of Meaburn Staniland 21 Mar 1866]
21 Mar 1866 Meaburn Staniland         1809 c Feb 1898 88
16 Mar 1867 Thomas Parry         1818 c Dec 1879 61
18 Nov 1868 Thomas Collins 1825 26 Nov 1884 59
 5 Feb 1874 William James Ingram,later [1893] 1st
baronet  (to Aug 1880) 27 Oct 1847 18 Dec 1924 77
  Thomas Parry    [his election was declared         1818 c Dec 1879 61
void 8 Jun 1874]
23 Jun 1874 John Wingfield Malcolm,later [1896] 1st Baron
Malcolm  16 Apr 1833  6 Mar 1902 68
12 Aug 1878 Thomas Garfit   [Following the general election        1815 29 May 1883 67
in Apr 1880, the election of the two sitting
members (Garfit and Ingram) was declared void
3 Aug 1880. The writ then remained suspended
until Nov 1885]
 REPRESENTATION SUSPENDED AUG 1880 
RESUMED IN 1885 BUT REDUCED TO
ONE MEMBER ONLY
25 Nov 1885 William James Ingram,later [1893] 1st 
baronet 27 Oct 1847 18 Dec 1924 77
 3 Jul 1886 Henry John Atkinson (Farmer-Atkinson from 1891)        1828  3 Mar 1913 84
   Jul 1892 Sir William James Ingram,1st baronet 27 Oct 1847 18 Dec 1924 77
15 Jul 1895 William Garfit 9 Nov 1840 29 Oct 1920 79
13 Jan 1906 George Henry Faber 10 Dec 1839  6 Apr 1910 70
18 Jan 1910 Charles Harvey Dixon        1862 22 Sep 1923 61
   CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918 
  BOSTON AND SKEGNESS (LINCOLNSHIRE)
1 May 1997 Sir Richard Bernard Frank Stewart Body 18 May 1927
7 Jun 2001 Mark Jonathan Mortlock Simmonds 12 Apr 1964
  BOSWORTH (LEICESTERSHIRE)
 9 Dec 1885 James Ellis    Oct 1829
   Jul 1892 Charles Benjamin Bright McLaren,later [1902] 1st
baronet and [1911] 1st Baron Aberconway 12 May 1850 23 Jan 1934 83
   Dec 1910 Henry Duncan McLaren,later [1934] 2nd Baron
Aberconway 16 Apr 1879 23 May 1953 74
15 Nov 1922 Thomas Guy Frederick Paget 29 Jul 1886 12 Mar 1952 65
 6 Dec 1923 George Ward        1878  3 Dec 1951 73
29 Oct 1924 Robert Gee  7 May 1876  2 Aug 1960 84
For further information on this MP and VC
winner, see the note at the foot of the page
containing details of MPs for Woolwich East
31 May 1927 William Edge [kt 1922],later [1937] 1st baronet 21 Nov 1880 18 Dec 1948 68
For further information on this MP, see
the note at the foot of this page
26 Jul 1945 Arthur Cecil Allen 10 Jan 1887 8 Oct 1981 94
 8 Oct 1959 Woodrow Lyle Wyatt,later [1987] Baron
Wyatt of Weeford [L]  4 Jul 1918 7 Dec 1997 79
18 Jun 1970 Adam Courtauld Butler  [kt 1986] 11 Oct 1931 9 Jan 2008 76
11 Jun 1987 David Arthur Stephen Tredinnick 19 Jan 1950
  BOTHWELL (LANARKSHIRE)
14 Dec 1918 David Henderson Macdonald     c 1857 22 Jun 1919
16 Jul 1919 John Robertson        1867 14 Feb 1926 58
26 Mar 1926 Joseph Sullivan  8 Sep 1866 13 Feb 1935 68
27 Oct 1931 Helen Brown Shaw     c 1879 20 Apr 1964
14 Nov 1935 James C Welsh        1880  4 Nov 1954 74
26 Jul 1945 John Timmons 14 May 1890 21 Nov 1964 74
15 Oct 1964 James Hamilton 11 Mar 1918 11 Apr 2005 87
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
  BOURNEMOUTH
14 Dec 1918 Henry Page Croft,later [1924] 1st baronet
and [1940] 1st Baron Croft 22 Jun 1881  7 Dec 1947 66
27 Jun 1940 Sir Charles Ernest Leonard Lyle,1st baronet
later [1945] 1st Baron Lyle of Westbourne 22 Jul 1882  6 Mar 1954 71
15 Nov 1945 Brendan Bracken,later [1952] 1st 
Viscount Bracken 15 Feb 1901  8 Aug 1958 57
 CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO EAST 
& WEST DIVISIONS 1950
  BOURNEMOUTH EAST
28 Feb 1974 John Howard Cordle 11 Oct 1912 23 Nov 2004 92
24 Nov 1977 David Anthony Atkinson 24 Mar 1940 23 Jan 2012 71
5 May 2005 Tobias Martin Ellwood 12 Aug 1966
  BOURNEMOUTH EAST & CHRISTCHURCH
23 Feb 1950 Brendan Bracken,later [1952] 1st 
Viscount Bracken 15 Feb 1901  8 Aug 1958 57
 6 Feb 1952 Nigel Nicholson 19 Jan 1917 23 Sep 2004 87
 8 Oct 1959 John Howard Cordle 11 Oct 1912 23 Nov 2004 92
NAME ALTERED TO "BOURNEMOUTH 
EAST" FEB 1974
  BOURNEMOUTH WEST
23 Feb 1950 Robert Edward Peter Cecil,styled Viscount
Cranborne,later [1972] 6th Marquess of Salisbury 24 Oct 1916 11 Jul 2003 86
18 Feb 1954 John Benedict Eden,later [1964] 9th baronet
and [1983] Baron Eden of Winton [L] 15 Sep 1925
 9 Jun 1983 John Valentine Butterfill  [kt 2004] 14 Feb 1941
6 May 2010 Conor Burns 24 Sep 1972
  BOW & BROMLEY
26 Nov 1885 William Snowdon Robson [kt 1905],later [1910]
Baron Robson [L] 10 Sep 1852 11 Sep 1918 66
 6 Jul 1886 John Charles Ready Colomb  [kt 1888] 1 May 1838 27 May 1909 71
   Jul 1892 John Archibald Murray Macdonald  9 Oct 1854 16 Jan 1939 84
17 Jul 1895 Lionel Raleigh Holland 22 Mar 1865 25 May 1936 71
27 Oct 1899 Walter Murray Guthrie 3 Jun 1869 24 Apr 1911 41
17 Jan 1906 Stopford William Wentworth Brooke        1859 23 Apr 1938 78
18 Jan 1910 Alfred du Cros 10 Dec 1868 21 Dec 1946 78
   Dec 1910 George Lansbury 21 Feb 1859  7 May 1940 81
26 Nov 1912 Reginald Blair  [kt 1921],later [1945] 1st baronet  8 Nov 1881 18 Sep 1962 80
15 Nov 1922 George Lansbury 21 Feb 1859  7 May 1940 81
12 Jun 1940 Charles William Key  8 Aug 1883  6 Dec 1964 81
   CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950 
BOW & POPLAR
 9 Jun 1983 Ian Mikardo  9 Jul 1908 6 May 1993 84
11 Jun 1987 Mildred Gordon 24 Aug 1923
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
  BRACKLEY (NORTHAMPTONSHIRE)
c Apr 1660 Thomas Crew,later [1679] 2nd Baron 
Crew of Stene  (to 1679) 1624 30 Nov 1697 73
  William Lisle c 1632 12 Jul 1716
 
 2 Apr 1661 Robert Spencer,later [1685] 1st Viscount Teviot 2 Feb 1629 20 May 1694 65
Sir William Fermor,1st baronet 7 Nov 1621 14 May 1661 39
Sir Thomas Crew,later [1679] 2nd Baron 
Crew of Stene  (to 1679) 1624 30 Nov 1697 73
Double return between Fermor and Crew.
Crew declared elected 18 Jul 1661
17 Feb 1679 William Lisle c 1632 12 Jul 1716
26 Aug 1679 Sir William Egerton 15 Aug 1649 Dec 1691 42
Richard Wenman,later [1686] 4th (or 1st) 
Viscount Wenman [I]  (to 1690) 6 Nov 1657 21 Mar 1690 32
18 Feb 1681 William Lisle c 1632 12 Jul 1716
19 Mar 1685 James Griffin,later [1710] 2nd Baron Griffin
of Braybrooke 15 Dec 1667 31 Oct 1715 47
14 Jan 1689 John Parkhurst 30 Mar 1643 9 May 1731 88
25 Feb 1690 Sir William Egerton 15 Aug 1649 Dec 1691 42
John Blencowe  (to 1695) 30 Nov 1642 6 May 1726 83
2 Jan 1692 Harry Mordaunt  (to 1698) 29 Mar 1663 4 Jan 1720 56
24 Oct 1695 Charles Egerton  (to 1711)   [he was unseated 12 Mar 1654 11 Dec 1717 63
on petition in favour of John Burgh 27 Jan 1711]
23 Jul 1698 Sir John Aubrey,2nd baronet c 1650 15 Sep 1700
3 Jan 1701 Harry Mordaunt  29 Mar 1663 4 Jan 1720 56
18 Jul 1702 John James c 1661 10 Apr 1718
12 May 1705 John Sydney,later [Jul 1705] 6th Earl of Leicester 14 Feb 1680 27 Sep 1737 57
26 Nov 1705 Harry Mordaunt 29 Mar 1663 4 Jan 1720 56
4 May 1708 William Egerton  (to 1714) 5 Nov 1684 15 Jul 1732 47
27 Jan 1711 John Burgh 1673 25 Apr 1740 66
27 Aug 1713 Paul Methuen  [kt 1725] 19 Dec 1672 11 Apr 1757 84
[Both sitting members (Egerton and Methuen)
were unseated on petition in favour of John
Burgh and Henry Watkins 20 Apr 1714]
20 Apr 1714 John Burgh 1673 25 Apr 1740 66
Henry Watkins c 1666 25 Mar 1727
29 Jan 1715 William Egerton  5 Nov 1684 15 Jul 1732 47
Paul Methuen  [kt 1725]  (to 1747) 19 Dec 1672 11 Apr 1757 84
25 Jan 1733 George Lee  [kt 1752]     c 1700 18 Dec 1758
22 Mar 1742 Sewallis Shirley  (to 1754) 19 Oct 1709 31 Oct 1765 56
26 Jun 1747 Richard Lyttelton  [kt 1753]     c 1718  1 Oct 1770
16 Apr 1754 Marshe Dickinson  (to 1765)     c 1703  6 Feb 1765
Thomas Humberston     c 1730 22 Jul 1755
20 Nov 1755 Sir William Moreton     c 1696 14 Mar 1763
26 Mar 1761 Robert Wood  (to 1771)     c 1717  9 Sep 1771
15 Feb 1765 John Montagu,styled Viscount Hinchingbrooke,
later [1792] 5th Earl of Sandwich 26 Jan 1744  6 Jun 1814 70
18 Mar 1768 William Egerton  (to 1780)     c 1730 26 May 1783
 4 Oct 1771 Timothy Caswall  (to 1789)     c 1733 24 Aug 1802
 9 Sep 1780 John William Egerton,later [1803] 7th Earl of
Bridgewater  (to 1803) 14 Apr 1753 31 Mar 1823 69
 6 Jul 1789 Samuel Haynes 20 Mar 1735 18 Jun 1811 76
14 Dec 1802 Robert Haldane Bradshaw  (to 1832) 15 Apr 1759 18 Sep 1835 76
29 Mar 1803 Anthony Henderson 23 Apr 1763 7 Dec 1810 47
28 Dec 1810 Henry Wrottesley 26 Oct 1772 17 Feb 1825 52
28 Feb 1825 James Bradshaw 15 Apr 1786 18 Sep 1833 47
 CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832 
BRACKNELL (BEDFORDSHIRE)
1 May 1997 Andrew James MacKay 27 Aug 1949
6 May 2010 Phillip James Lee 28 Sep 1970
  BRADFORD (YORKSHIRE)
17 Dec 1832 Ellis Cunliffe Lister  (to 1841) 12 May 1774 24 Nov 1853 79
John Hardy        1773 29 Sep 1855 82
25 Jul 1837 William Busfield 12 Feb 1773 12 Sep 1851 78
 1 Jul 1841 John Hardy  (to 1847)        1773 29 Sep 1855 82
William Cunliffe Lister 13 Dec 1809 12 Aug 1841 31
16 Sep 1841 William Busfield  (to 1851) 12 Feb 1773 12 Sep 1851 78
31 Jul 1847 Thomas Perronet Thompson  (to 1852) 15 Mar 1783  6 Sep 1869 86
21 Oct 1851 Robert Milligan  (to 1857)        1786  1 Jul 1862 76
 8 Jul 1852 Henry Wickham Wickham  (to 1867)        1800 23 Sep 1867 67
27 Mar 1857 Thomas Perronet Thompson 15 Mar 1783  6 Sep 1869 86
30 Apr 1859 Titus Salt,later [1869] 1st baronet 20 Sep 1803 29 Dec 1876 73
11 Feb 1861 William Edward Forster  (to 1885) 11 Jul 1818  3 Apr 1886 67
16 Oct 1867 Matthew William Thompson,later [1890] 1st
baronet  1 Feb 1820  1 Dec 1891 71
18 Nov 1868 Henry William Ripley,later [1880] 1st baronet 23 Apr 1813  9 Nov 1882 69
[He was unseated on petition 29 Jan 1869]
12 Mar 1869 Edward Miall 8 May 1809 29 Mar 1881 71
14 Feb 1874 Henry William Ripley,later [1880] 1st baronet 23 Apr 1813  9 Nov 1882 69
5 Apr 1880 Alfred Illingworth 25 Sep 1827  2 Jan 1907 79
 SPLIT INTO 3 DIVISIONS 1885 
SEE "BRADFORD CENTRAL","BRADFORD
EAST" AND "BRADFORD WEST"
  BRADFORD CENTRAL
28 Nov 1885 William Edward Forster 11 Jul 1818  6 Apr 1886 67
21 Apr 1886 George John Shaw-Lefevre,later [1906] 1st
Baron Eversley 12 Jun 1831 19 Apr 1928 96
15 Jul 1895 James Leslie Wanklyn        1860  6 Jul 1919 59
13 Jan 1906 Sir George Scott Robertson 22 Oct 1852  3 Jan 1916 63
20 Jan 1916 James Hill,later [1917] 1st baronet Mar 1849 17 Jan 1936 86
14 Dec 1918 Henry Butler Ratcliffe     c 1844  9 Apr 1929
15 Nov 1922 William Leach        1870 21 Nov 1949 79
29 Oct 1924 Anthony Gadie  [kt 1935]  7 Sep 1868 24 Aug 1948 79
30 May 1929 William Leach        1870 21 Nov 1949 79
27 Oct 1931 George Hathaway Eady        1865  1 Sep 1941 76
14 Nov 1935 William Leach        1870 21 Nov 1949 79
26 Jul 1945 Maurice Webb 26 Sep 1904 10 Jun 1956 51
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1955 
  BRADFORD EAST
28 Nov 1885 Angus Holden,later [1897] 2nd baronet
and [1908] 1st Baron Holden 16 Mar 1833 25 Mar 1912 79
 6 Jul 1886 Henry Byron Reed        1855  5 Oct 1896 41
For further information on the death of this MP,
see the note at the foot of this page
   Jul 1892 William Sproston Caine 26 Mar 1842 17 Mar 1903 60
15 Jul 1895 Henry Byron Reed        1855  5 Oct 1896 41
For further information on the death of this MP,
see the note at the foot of this page
10 Nov 1896 Ronald Henry Fulke Greville 14 Oct 1864  5 Apr 1908 43
13 Jan 1906 William Edward Briggs Priestley  [kt 1909] 12 Apr 1859 25 Mar 1932 72
14 Dec 1918 Charles Edgar Loseby  1 May 1881  7 Jan 1970 88
15 Nov 1922 Frederick William Jowett 31 Jan 1864  1 Feb 1944 80
29 Oct 1924 Thomas Davis Fenby        1875  4 Aug 1956 81
30 May 1929 Frederick William Jowett 31 Jan 1864  1 Feb 1944 80
27 Oct 1931 Joseph Hepworth     c 1876 11 May 1945
26 Jul 1945 Frank McLeavy,later [1967] Baron McLeavy [L]  1 Jan 1899  1 Oct 1976 77
31 Mar 1966 Edward Lyons 17 May 1926 23 Apr 2010 83
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974,
BUT RE-CREATED 2010
6 May 2010 David Ward 24 Jun 1953
John Dunn Gardner, MP for Bodmin 1841-1847
George Ferrars Townshend, 3rd Marquess Townshend, married, on 12 May 1807, Sarah 
Gardner. A year later, on 8 May 1808, she left the Marquess and filed for divorce on the 
grounds of non-consummation of the marriage. Shortly afterwards, Sarah eloped with John 
Margetts and went through a form of marriage with Margetts on 24 October 1809. From 
this union a number of children were born, including the eldest surviving son, John Dunn
Gardner, then known as John Margetts, who was born in July 1811.
In 1823, when John was 12 years old, he and the rest of his siblings were re-baptised in the
name of Townshend and thereafter John was known initially as Lord John Townshend, and 
later styled himself Earl of Leicester, being the courtesy title used by the Marquesses 
Townshend.
It was under the style of Earl of Leicester that Gardner was elected as MP for Bodmin in
1841. In March 1843, Lord Brougham tabled in the House of Lords a petition from the 3rd
Marquess Townshend and Lord Charles Townshend (the 3rd Marquess' younger brother
and heir presumptive at the time). In the words of contemporary newspaper reports
'[Lord Brougham] proceeded to state that, in the year 1808, Sarah Gardner, Marchioness
Townshend, quitted her husband's house in Gloucester Place without her husband's
knowledge or consent, and afterwards went and lived with a respectable yeoman, a brewer
of the name of John Margetts…….[Their son] John Margetts assumed the title of the Earl
of Leicester, alleging himself to be the son and heir apparent of the first petitioner, and as
such was elected to serve as a burgess in Parliament for the borough of Bodmin in the
county of Cornwall, and was styled in the return to the writ, "The Honourable John 
Townshend, commonly called the Earl of Leicester." [Lord Brougham] called upon their
lordships to institute an enquiry with a view to protect not only the petitioners but their
lordships from the effects of so gross a fraud.'
The petition was debated at great length in the House of Lords in May 1843 and in the
Commons in June. Eventually, John (and his siblings) were declared to be illegitimate by
an Act of Parliament whose full title was "An Act to declare that certain persons therein
mentioned are not children of the Most Honourable George Ferrars, Marquis Townshend."
The operative clause of the Act declared that "the said several children of the said Sarah
Gardner, Marchioness Townshend, hereinbefore respectively mentioned, are not nor were,
nor shall they or any of them , be taken to be or deemed the lawful issue of the said George
Ferrars, Marquis Townshend." The Act received royal assent on 12 July 1843, after which
John assumed his mother's maiden name, being known thereafter as John Dunn Gardner.
John Kynaston Cross, MP for Bolton 1874-1885
The 'Hampshire Advertiser' of 23 March 1887:-
'On Sunday morning Mr. John Kynaston Cross, late member of Parliament for Bolton and Under-
Secretary of State for India, was found dead in his bedroom at Fernclough, Heaton, Bolton,
where he had committed suicide. It is understood that Mr. Cross went to bed in his usual 
health on Saturday night. On Sunday morning he was found suspended from the wardrobe in 
his room. He had doubled a piece of fishing cord several times, thrown it over a corner of the
wardrobe, and then, it is surmised, stood upon a stool, fastened the cord round his neck and
kicked the stool over. He was cut down, but was found to have been dead some time. He
had spent the previous evening with his brother and a brother-in-law, arranging to accompany
the latter on a fishing excursion, and when he left them there was nothing to foreshadow the
dreadful event that was so soon to follow.'
'The Times' of  23 March 1887:-
'Yesterday afternoon Mr. Edge, County Coroner, held an inquest respecting the death of Mr.
J. K. Cross, late member for Bolton and formerly Under-Secretary for India, who died under
melancholy circumstances on Sunday at his residence.
'Mr. Edward Cross, brother of the deceased, said the deceased was 54 years of age. He saw
him on Saturday, and had not the slightest suspicion that his brother would put a violent end
to himself. For the last five years he had not been strong.
'Charles Chard, footman, deposed to not receiving any answer on calling the deceased on
Sunday morning at a quarter-past 9, and then cutting a piece out of the door to turn the lock.
He found the deceased hanging from the end of the wardrobe by a twisted double fish line.
He had kicked a stool from underneath him, and the doctor who was summoned said the 
deceased must have been dead some hours. The bed had not been slept in.
'Edward Fenna Cross, a son of the deceased gentleman, gave evidence to the effect that
he last saw his father alive on Saturday night in the library. It was not unusual for Mr. Cross
to sleep alone owing to the health of his wife.
Mr. H. Clife, F.R.C.S., stated he had treated deceased professionally and travelled with him
on the Continent. Mr. Cross was an acute sufferer from diabetes, which was a most
exhausting disease. Witness last saw him alive on the 9th, when he returned from the
Continent. He was then particularly cheerful. Attacks of depression were a common symptom
of diabetes, but they were only temporary. There was nothing in the character of the disease
itself to lead to suicide. When on the Continent Mr. Cross was one of the most genial of men.
'The Coroner summed up, observing that Mr. Cross no doubt committed the act while suffering
from nervous depression. The jury found a verdict of suicide while temporarily insane.'
Herbert Ingram, MP for Boston 1856-1860
In 1842, together with his friend Mark Lemon, the editor of Punch, Ingram founded the 
Illustrated London News, one of the most successful magazines of its time. Published
weekly, it survived in that format until 1971. At its height, the magazine sold 300,000
copies per week, at a period when major newspapers such as The Times had a daily sale
of around 70,000.
Ingram was elected to the House of Commons for Boston in 1856. On 8 September 1860, he
and his son were aboard the paddle-steamer Lady Elgin which had left Chicago on a voyage 
to Milwaukee when the Lady Elgin collided with the schooner Augusta. Although the Lady
Elgin was brightly lit, the Augusta was apparently sailing without lights and had failed to give
way to the Lady Elgin as is dictated by the usual rule of sailing.
The following statement, made by the Clerk of the Lady Elgin, was published in the 'New 
York Herald' and reprinted in 'The Times' of 25 September 1860:-
'The steamer Lady Elgin left the harbour of Chicago at half-past 11 o'clock on Friday 
evening last for a pleasure excursion to Lake Superior……About half-past 2 o'clock this 
(Saturday) morning the schooner Augusta, of Oswego, collided with the steamer when she 
was about 25 miles from Chicago and 10 miles from land. The collision took place at the 
midships gangway and on the larboard [port or left] side of the steamer. The two vessels 
separated immediately afterwards, and the schooner, having her sails set and the wind
blowing freshly, drifted from the steamer very soon. When the collision occurred there
were music and dancing going forward in the principal cabin. Immediately after the crash
of collision both ceased, and the steamer sank half an hour later. Passing through the cabin
I saw the ladies pale, motionless and silent. There was no cry, no shriek on board, no
sound of any kind but that of escaping steam and surging waves. Whether the ladies were
silent from fear, or were not aware of the imminent fate which they stood quietly awaiting,
I could not say. A boat was lowered for the purpose of examining the leak, which soon made
itself known; but there were only two oars to row it with, and unfortunately at that moment
someone had taken possession of one of them, and the boat was consequently useless. We
succeeded in reaching the larboard wheel once, wherein the leak was, but were soon driven
from it by the fury of the waves, and washed ashore at the village of Winetka. There were
only two other boats on the steamer. One of these took 13 persons from her, all of whom
were saved. The other boat took eight persons, but only half that number reached land
alive, the other four being drowned on the beach when the boat drifted there. The rush of
water through the leak had extinguished the fires before I left the steamer, and the engines
had ceased working in consequence. The wind was blowing so hard and in such a direction
as to drift the boats, bodies of the drowned, and fragments of the wreck up the lake, and
most of them will probably be washed ashore in the vicinity of Winetka.'
Estimates of the death toll in the sinking of the Lady Elgin vary around the 400 mark, 
including Herbert Ingram and his son, thus making this disaster the worst ever recorded on
the waters of the Great Lakes.
After his death, the Illustrated London News passed into the control of his son, William
James Ingram, who also represented Boston between 1885 and 1886 and again between
1892 and 1895.
Sir William Edge, MP for Bosworth 1927-1945
Sir William narrowly failed to win a bet on 28 June 1930, according to the following report
from 'The Times' of 1 July 1930:-
'Sir William Edge, Liberal M.P. for Bosworth, just failed to reach the mining town of Ibstock,
in Leicestershire, on Saturday before a number of pigeons which he had raced from London.
He was recently challenged by a member of the Ibstock Homing Society, and it was
arranged that the pigeons should be liberated from the Palace Yard, Westminster, and that
Sir William Edge should dash by motor-car and train in an endeavour to reach the town 
before the birds. The birds, which numbered 130, were released about noon. As soon as
the last one had left Sir William Edge jumped into a taxicab and drove to St. Pancras. He
had 20 minutes in which to catch his train. Owing to a mishap on the line between Kettering
and Bedford, the train arrived at Leicester 26 minutes late. He drove by car to Ibstock,
arriving two minutes after the first pigeon.'
Henry Byron Reed, MP for Bradford East 1886-1892 and 1895-1896
Reed died on 5 October 1896 as a result of a carriage accident. The 'Manchester Guardian' of 
6 October contains the following report of his death:-
'On Saturday, Mr. H.B. Reed, the Conservative member for East Bradford, was driving a pony
carriage near the village of St.Lawrence, in the Isle of Wight, when the pony swerved, and
the carriage was thrown into a bank. It upset, and Mr. Reed was thrown out, sustaining a cut
on the forehead. He was taken home in a semi-conscious state, but afterwards improved
considerably. As showing that he did not regard the accident as serious, it is stated that in a
letter to his uncle, Sir E. Reed, written on Sunday, he never mentioned it. Later in the day,
however, he had a relapse, and became unconscious. He never rallied, and died shortly after
nine o'clock yesterday morning. A colleague of Mr. Reed's in the House of Commons states 
that the hon. member met with a similar accident about three months ago. Returning home in 
a cab early in the morning, he was about to alight at the door of his house when the cab 
suddenly stopped, and Mr. Reed was thrown forward on to the pavement, where he lay 
insensible. He was taken into the house, and there it was found that he had been severely on 
the left temple.'
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