THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "C"
Last updated 14/03/2014
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
CARMARTHEN EAST AND DINEFWR
1 May 1997 Alan Wynne Williams 21 Dec 1945
7 Jun 2001 Adam Price 23 Sep 1968
6 May 2010 David Jonathan Edwards 26 Apr 1976
CARMARTHEN WEST AND
PEMBROKESHIRE SOUTH
1 May 1997 Nicholas Richard Ainger 24 Oct 1949
6 May 2010 Simon Anthony Hart 15 Aug 1963
CARMARTHENSHIRE
16 Apr 1660 John Lloyd,later [1662] 1st baronet c 1617 1 Jan 1664
28 Mar 1661 Francis Vaughan,styled Baron Vaughan 14 Mar 1638 7 Mar 1667 28
9 Jan 1668 Sir Henry Vaughan c 1613 26 Dec 1676
22 Feb 1677 Altham Vaughan c 1642 16 Feb 1682
21 Feb 1679 John Vaughan,styled Baron Vaughan,later
[1687] 3rd Earl of Carbery [I] 18 Jul 1639 16 Jan 1713 73
17 Jan 1689 Sir Rice Rudd,2nd baronet c 1643 Jul 1701
18 Dec 1701 Griffith Rice c 1664 26 Sep 1729
12 Oct 1710 Sir Thomas Powell,1st baronet c 1665 22 Aug 1720
17 Feb 1715 Charles Powlett,styled Marquess of Winchester
later [1722] 3rd Duke of Bolton 3 Sep 1685 26 Aug 1754 68
23 May 1717 Sir Thomas Stepney,5th baronet c 1668 19 Jan 1745
19 Apr 1722 Edward Rice [he was unseated on petition 3 Apr 1727
in favour of Sir Nicholas Williams 18 Dec 1724]
18 Dec 1724 Sir Nicholas Williams,1st baronet 1681 19 Jul 1745 64
21 Nov 1745 John Vaughan 1693 27 Jan 1765 71
25 Apr 1754 George Rice c 1724 2 Aug 1779
2 Sep 1779 John Vaughan c 1752 19 Jan 1804
8 Apr 1784 Sir William Mansel,9th baronet 1 Mar 1739 3 Jan 1804 64
28 Jun 1790 George Talbot Rice,later [1793] 3rd Baron
Dynevor 8 Oct 1765 9 Apr 1852 86
9 Apr 1793 James Hamlyn,later [1795] 1st baronet Oct 1735 28 May 1811 75
16 Jul 1802 James Hamlyn Williams,later [1811] 2nd
baronet 25 Oct 1765 3 Dec 1829 64
22 Nov 1806 Sir William Paxton c 1744 10 Feb 1824
13 May 1807 Lord Robert Seymour-Conway 20 Dec 1748 23 Nov 1831 82
16 Mar 1820 George Rice [Rice-Trevor from 1824],later
[1852] 4th Baron Dynevor 5 Aug 1795 7 Oct 1869 74
9 May 1831 Sir James Hamlyn-Williams,3rd baronet 25 Nov 1790 10 Oct 1861 70
REPRESENTATION INCREASED
TO TWO MEMBERS 1832
24 Dec 1832 George Rice-Trevor,later Baron [1852] 4th
Baron Dynevor (to 1852) 5 Aug 1795 7 Oct 1869 74
Edward Hamlyn Adams
22 Jan 1835 Sir James Hamlyn Williams,3rd baronet 1791 10 Oct 1861 70
10 Aug 1837 John Jones 15 Sep 1777 10 Nov 1842 65
27 Dec 1842 David Arthur Saunders Davies (to 1857) 9 Jun 1792 22 May 1857 64
13 May 1852 David Jones (to 1868) 1 Nov 1810 1 Jul 1869 58
12 Jun 1857 David Pugh 1806 12 Jul 1890 84
26 Nov 1868 Edward John Sartoris 1814 23 Nov 1888 74
John Jones (to 1880) 1815
14 Feb 1874 Frederick Archibald Vaughan,styled Viscount
Emlyn,later [1898] 3rd Earl Cawdor (to 1885) 13 Feb 1847 8 Feb 1911 63
9 Apr 1880 Walter Rice Howell Powell 1819 26 Jun 1889 69
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO EAST
& WEST DIVISIONS 1885
CARMARTHENSHIRE EAST
5 Dec 1885 David Pugh 1806 12 Jul 1890 84
8 Aug 1890 Abel Thomas 1848 23 Jul 1912 64
22 Aug 1912 Josiah Towyn Jones 28 Dec 1858 16 Nov 1925 66
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
CARMARTHENSHIRE WEST
3 Dec 1885 Walter Rice Howell Powell 1819 26 Jun 1889 69
17 Jul 1889 John Lloyd Morgan 13 Feb 1861 17 May 1944 83
Dec 1910 John Hinds 26 Jul 1862 23 Jul 1928 65
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
CARRICK,CUMNOCK & DOON VALLEY
9 Jun 1983 George Foulkes,later [2005] Baron Foulkes
of Cumnock [L] 21 Jan 1942
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 2005
CARRICKFERGUS (ANTRIM)
1801 Noah Dalway 24 Jul 1747 17 Jul 1820 72
30 Jul 1802 Lord Spencer Stanley Chichester 20 Apr 1775 22 Feb 1819 43
31 Mar 1807 James Craig after 1822
5 Nov 1812 Arthur Chichester,later [1821] 1st baronet c 1769 25 May 1847
1 Jul 1818 George Hamilton Chichester,styled Earl of
Belfast,later [1844] 3rd Marquess of Donegall 10 Feb 1797 20 Oct 1883 86
16 Mar 1820 Arthur Chichester,later [1821] 1st baronet c 1769 25 May 1847
10 Aug 1830 Lord George Augusta Hill 9 Dec 1801 5 Apr 1879 77
19 Dec 1832 Conway Richard Dobbs [his election was 1796 28 Feb 1886 89
declared void 10 Apr 1833. Writ suspended
until Jan 1835]
10 Jan 1835 Peter Kirk 1800 1 Nov 1856 56
3 Aug 1847 Wellington Henry Stapleton Cotton,later
[1865] 2nd Viscount Combermere 24 Nov 1818 1 Dec 1891 73
2 Apr 1857 William Cary Dobbs 1806 17 Apr 1869 62
6 May 1859 Robert Torrens 23 Dec 1874
21 Nov 1868 Marriott Robert Dalway 1832 10 Jan 1914 81
6 Apr 1880 Thomas Greer 1837 19 Feb 1928 90
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1885
CARSHALTON (SURREY)
26 Jul 1945 Antony Henry Head,later [1960] 1st
Viscount Head 19 Dec 1906 29 Mar 1983 76
16 Nov 1960 Walter Elliot 17 Feb 1910 8 Sep 1988 78
28 Feb 1974 Leonard Robert Carr,later [1976] Baron
Carr of Hadley [L] 11 Nov 1916 17 Feb 2012 95
11 Mar 1976 Francis Nigel Forman 25 Mar 1943
NAME ALTERED TO "CARSHALTON
& WALLINGTON" 1983
CARSHALTON & WALLINGTON
9 Jun 1983 Francis Nigel Forman 25 Mar 1943
1 May 1997 Thomas Anthony Brake 6 May 1962
CASHEL (TIPPERARY)
1801 Richard Bagwell by Mar 1778 Apr 1826
9 Dec 1801 John Bagwell c 1780 4 Mar 1806
For information on the death of this MP,see
the note at the foot of this page
27 Jul 1802 William Wickham 11 Nov 1761 22 Oct 1840 78
17 Nov 1806 Archibald John Primrose,styled Viscount
Primrose,later [1814] 4th Earl of Rosebery 14 Oct 1783 4 Mar 1868 84
25 May 1807 Quintin Dick 7 Feb 1777 26 Mar 1858 81
15 Apr 1809 Robert Peel,later [1830] 2nd baronet 5 Feb 1788 2 Jul 1850 62
26 Oct 1812 Sir Charles Saxton,2nd baronet 2 Oct 1773 24 Jan 1838 64
9 Jun 1818 Richard Pennefather 1756 16 May 1831 74
4 Mar 1819 Ebenezer John Collett 22 May 1755 31 Oct 1833 78
5 Aug 1830 Matthew Pennefather c 1784 1858
16 Jul 1831 Philip Pusey 25 Jun 1799 9 Jul 1855 56
14 Dec 1832 James Roe
14 Jan 1835 Louis Perrin 15 Feb 1782 7 Dec 1864 82
4 Sep 1835 Stephen Woulfe 1787 2 Jul 1840 53
14 Jul 1838 Joseph Stock
5 Feb 1846 Timothy O'Brien,later [1849] 1st baronet 1787 4 Dec 1862 75
6 May 1859 John Lanigan
15 Jul 1865 James Lyster O'Beirne [his election was 1820 after 1885
declared void 22 Feb 1869. No writ was
issued to replace him and the seat was
disenfranchised by an Act which received
Royal assent on 1 Aug 1870]
CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1870
CASTLE POINT (ESSEX)
9 Jun 1983 Sir Bernard Richard Braine,later [1992]
Baron Braine of Wheatley [L] 24 Jun 1914 5 Jan 2000 85
9 Apr 1992 Robert Michael Spink 1 Aug 1948
1 May 1997 Christine Margaret Butler 14 Dec 1943
7 Jun 2001 Robert Michael Spink 1 Aug 1948
6 May 2010 Rebecca Elizabeth Harris 22 Dec 1967
CASTLE RISING (NORFOLK)
c Apr 1660 Sir John Holland Oct 1603 19 Jan 1701 97
John Spelman 12 Sep 1606 31 Jan 1663 56
21 Mar 1661 Robert Paston,later [1663] 2nd baronet and
[1679] 1st Earl of Yarmouth (to Nov 1673) 29 May 1631 8 Mar 1683 51
Robert Steward 6 Apr 1617 10 Jul 1672 55
10 Feb 1673 Sir John Trevor (to 1679) c 1637 20 May 1717
4 Nov 1673 Samuel Pepys 23 Feb 1633 26 May 1703 70
4 Feb 1679 Sir Robert Howard 19 Jan 1626 3 Sep 1698 72
James Hoste 11 Aug 1633 30 Jul 1699 65
26 Mar 1685 Sir Nicholas L'Estrange,4th baronet 2 Dec 1661 18 Dec 1724 63
Thomas Howard 21 Feb 1651 4 Apr 1701 50
12 Jan 1689 Sir Robert Howard 19 Jan 1626 3 Sep 1698 72
Robert Walpole (to Jan 1701) 18 Nov 1650 18 Nov 1700 50
28 Jul 1698 Thomas Howard (to Apr 1701) 21 Feb 1651 4 Apr 1701 50
11 Jan 1701 Robert Walpole,later [1742] 1st Earl of Orford 26 Aug 1676 18 Mar 1745 68
(to Jul 1702)
30 Apr 1701 Robert Cecil 6 Nov 1670 23 Feb 1716 45
1 Dec 1701 Richard Jones,1st Earl of Ranelagh [I] [he was 8 Feb 1641 5 Jan 1712 70
also returned for West Looe,for which he chose
to sit]
2 Feb 1702 William Cavendish,styled Marquess of Hartington
later [1707] 2nd Duke of Devonshire 1672 4 Jun 1729 56
24 Jul 1702 Sir Thomas Littleton,3rd baronet 3 Apr 1647 31 Dec 1709 62
Horatio Walpole (to 1710) 11 Jul 1663 17 Nov 1717 54
14 May 1705 Sir Robert Clayton [he was also returned for 29 Sep 1629 16 Jul 1707 77
London,for which he chose to sit]
29 Nov 1705 William Feilding (to 1724) 1669 21 Sep 1723 54
9 Oct 1710 Robert Walpole,later [1742] 1st Earl of Orford 26 Aug 1676 18 Mar 1745 68
[he was also returned for King's Lynn,for which
he chose to sit]
11 Dec 1710 Horatio Walpole 11 Jul 1663 17 Nov 1717 54
2 Sep 1713 Horatio Walpole,later [1756] 1st Baron Walpole 8 Dec 1678 5 Feb 1757 78
29 Jan 1715 Charles Churchill (to 1745) c 1679 14 May 1745
22 Jan 1724 Algernon Coote,6th Earl of Mountrath [I] 6 Jun 1689 27 Aug 1744 55
7 May 1734 Thomas Hanmer c 1702 1 Apr 1737
16 Apr 1737 William Howard,styled Viscount Andover
(to 1747) 23 Dec 1714 15 Jul 1756 41
24 Oct 1745 Richard Rigby Feb 1722 8 Apr 1788 66
29 Jun 1747 Robert Knight,1st Baron Luxborough [I],later
[1763] 1st Earl of Catherlough [I] 17 Dec 1702 30 Mar 1772 69
Thomas Howard,later [1779] 14th Earl of Suffolk
and 7th Earl of Berkshire (to 1768) 11 Jun 1721 3 Feb 1783 61
20 Apr 1754 Horatio Walpole,later [1791] 4th Earl of Orford 5 Oct 1717 2 Mar 1797 79
25 Feb 1757 Charles Boone c 1729 3 Mar 1819
21 Mar 1768 Thomas Whately (to 1772) c 1728 26 May 1772
Jenison Shafto c 1728 13 May 1771
8 Jun 1771 Crisp Molineux (to 1774) 7 Sep 1730 4 Dec 1792 62
10 Jun 1772 Heneage Finch,styled Baron Guernsey,later
[1777] 4th Earl of Aylesford 4 Jul 1751 21 Oct 1812 61
8 Oct 1774 Alexander Wedderburn,later [1801] 1st Earl of
Rosslyn [he was also returned for 13 Feb 1733 2 Jan 1805 71
Okehampton,for which he chose to sit]
Robert Mackreth [kt 1795] (to 1784) c 1725 c Mar 1819
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of this page.
2 Jan 1775 Charles Finch 4 Jun 1752 17 Dec 1819 67
24 May 1777 John Chetwynd Talbot,later [1782] 3rd Baron
Talbot of Hensol and [1784] 1st Earl Talbot 25 Feb 1749 19 May 1793 44
25 May 1782 Sir James Erskine (St.Clair-Erskine from 1789),
6th baronet,later [1805] 2nd Earl of Rosslyn 6 Feb 1762 18 Jan 1837 74
3 Apr 1784 Charles Boone (to 1796) c 1729 3 Mar 1819
Walter Sneyd 11 Feb 1752 23 Jun 1829
21 Jun 1790 Henry Drummond 13 Jan 1762 4 Jul 1794 32
14 Jul 1794 Charles Bagot-Chester (to 1807) 25 Oct 1770 11 Jun 1838 67
27 May 1796 Horatio Churchill 28 Feb 1759 22 Sep 1817 58
6 Jul 1802 Peter Isaac Thellusson,later [1806] 1st Baron
Rendlesham [I] 13 Oct 1761 16 Sep 1808 46
5 Nov 1806 Richard Sharp (to 1812) 1759 30 Mar 1835 75
7 May 1807 Charles Bagot 23 Sep 1781 19 May 1843 61
29 Jan 1808 Fulk Greville Howard (to 1832) 3 Apr 1773 4 Mar 1846 72
7 Oct 1812 Augustus Cavendish-Bradshaw 17 Feb 1768 11 Nov 1832 64
21 Feb 1817 George Horatio Cholmondeley,styled Earl of
Rocksavage,later [1822] 2nd Marquess of
Cholmondeley 16 Jan 1792 8 May 1870 78
1 Feb 1822 Lord William Henry Hugh Cholmondeley, later
[1870] 3rd Marquess of Cholmondeley 31 Mar 1800 16 Dec 1884 84
CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832
CATHCART (GLASGOW)
14 Dec 1918 John William Pratt [kt 1922] 9 Sep 1873 27 Oct 1952 79
15 Nov 1922 John Primrose Hay 4 Apr 1878 5 Dec 1949 71
6 Dec 1923 Robert MacDonald 1875 18 Jan 1949 73
30 May 1929 John Train [kt 1936] 8 May 1873 18 Mar 1942 68
29 Apr 1942 Francis Beattie 26 Oct 1885 28 Dec 1945 60
For information on the death of this MP,see
the note at the foot of this page
12 Feb 1946 John Henderson [kt 1964] 12 Jul 1888 28 May 1975 86
15 Oct 1964 Edward Macmillan Taylor [kt 1991] 18 Apr 1937
3 May 1979 John Alston Maxton,later [2004]
Baron Maxton [L] 5 May 1936
7 Jun 2001 Thomas Harris 20 Feb 1964
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 2005
CAVAN
1801 Francis Saunderson 15 Sep 1754 1827 72
Nathaniel Sneyd (to 1826) c 1767 31 Jul 1833
For further information on this MP, see
the note at the foot of this page
17 Nov 1806 John Maxwell-Barry,later [1823] 5th Baron
Farnham [I] 18 Jan 1767 20 Sep 1838 71
24 Feb 1824 Henry Maxwell,later [1839] 7th Baron 9 Aug 1799 20 Aug 1868 69
Farnham [I] (to 1839)
28 Jun 1826 Alexander Saunderson 22 Jul 1783 28 Nov 1857 74
19 May 1831 John Young,later [1848] 2nd baronet and
[1870] 1st Baron Lisgar (to 1855) 31 Aug 1807 6 Oct 1876 69
18 Feb 1839 Somerset Richard Maxwell,later [1868] 8th
Baron Farnham [I] 18 Oct 1803 4 Jun 1884 80
12 Aug 1840 Henry John Clements 16 Jul 1781 12 Jan 1843 61
17 Feb 1843 James Pierce Maxwell,later [1884] 9th Baron
Farnham [I] (to 1865) 1813 26 Oct 1896 83
13 Apr 1855 Robert Burrowes 1810 30 Nov 1881 71
13 Apr 1857 Hugh Annesley,later [1874] 5th Earl Annesley [I]
(to 1874) 26 Jan 1831 15 Dec 1908 77
17 Jul 1865 Edward James Saunderson 1 Oct 1837 21 Oct 1906 69
19 Feb 1874 Charles Joseph Fay 1842 20 Sep 1895 53
Joseph Gillis Biggar 1 Aug 1828 19 Feb 1890 61
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of this page.
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO
EAST & WEST DIVISIONS 1885
CAVAN EAST
Dec 1885 Thomas O'Hanlon c 1837 7 May 1897
Jul 1892 Samuel Young 14 Feb 1822 18 Apr 1918 96
He was the oldest sitting MP in modern times
20 Jun 1918 Arthur Griffith 31 Mar 1872 12 Aug 1922 50
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922
CAVAN WEST
9 Dec 1885 Joseph Gillis Biggar 1 Aug 1828 19 Feb 1890 61
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of this page.
26 Mar 1890 Edmund Francis Vesey Knox [at the general 23 Jan 1865 15 May 1921 56
election in Jul 1895, he was also returned for
Londonderry, for which he chose to sit]
22 Aug 1895 James Patrick Farrell 13 May 1865 11 Dec 1921 56
5 Oct 1900 Thomas McGovern 1851 6 Apr 1904 52
10 Jun 1904 Vincent Paul Kennedy 15 Feb 1876 18 Nov 1943 67
14 Dec 1918 Peter Paul Galligan 20 Jun 1888 15 Dec 1966 78
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922
CEREDIGION
1 May 1997 Cynog Glyndwr Dafis 1 Apr 1938
3 Feb 2000 Simon Thomas 28 Dec 1963
5 May 2005 Mark Fraser Williams 24 Mar 1966
 
CEREDIGION & PEMBROKE NORTH
 
 
9 Jun 1983 Geraint Wyn Howells,later [1992] Baron
Geraint [L] 15 Apr 1925 17 Apr 2004 79
 
9 Apr 1992 Cynog Glyndwr Dafis 1 Apr 1938
 
 
NAME ALTERED TO "CEREDIGION" 1997
 
 
CHARNWOOD (LEICESTERSHIRE)
1 May 1997 Stephen James Dorrell 25 Mar 1952
CHATHAM (KENT)
14 Dec 1832 William Leader Maberly 7 May 1798 6 Feb 1885 86
26 Jun 1834 George Stevens Byng,later [1860] 2nd Earl of
Strafford 8 Jun 1806 29 Oct 1886 80
8 Jan 1835 Sir John Poer Beresford,1st baronet 1769 2 Oct 1844 75
25 Jul 1837 George Stevens Byng,styled Viscount Enfield
from 1847,later [1860] 2nd Earl of Strafford 8 Jun 1806 29 Oct 1886 80
9 Jul 1852 Sir John Mark Frederick Smith 11 Jan 1790 20 Nov 1874 84
[His election was declared void 7 Mar 1853]
23 Jun 1853 Leicester Viney Vernon 1798 14 Apr 1860 61
30 Mar 1857 Sir John Mark Frederick Smith 11 Jan 1790 20 Nov 1874 84
12 Jul 1865 Arthur John Otway,later [1881] 3rd baronet 8 Aug 1822 8 Jun 1912 89
3 Feb 1874 George Augustus Elliot [kt 1877] 25 Sep 1813 13 Dec 1901 88
16 Feb 1875 John Eldon Gorst [kt 1885] 24 May 1835 4 Apr 1916 79
Jul 1892 Lewis Vivian Loyd 1852 21 Sep 1908 56
13 Jul 1895 Horatio David Davies [kt 1898] 1842 18 Sep 1912 70
15 Jan 1906 John Hagan Jenkins 1852 c Nov 1930 78
17 Jan 1910 Gerald Fitzroy Hohler [kt 1924] 1862 30 Jan 1934 71
14 Dec 1918 John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon,
later [1942] 1st Baron Brabazon of Tara 8 Feb 1884 17 May 1964 80
30 May 1929 Sydney Frank Markham [kt 1953] 19 Oct 1897 13 Oct 1975 77
27 Oct 1931 Sir Park Goff,later [1936] 1st baronet 12 Feb 1871 14 Apr 1939 68
14 Nov 1935 Leonard Frank Plugge 21 Sep 1889 19 Feb 1981 91
26 Jul 1945 Arthur George Bottomley,later [1984] Baron
Bottomley [L] 7 Feb 1907 3 Nov 1995 88
NAME ALTERED TO "ROCHESTER
& CHATHAM" 1950
CHATHAM AND AYLESFORD (KENT)
1 May 1997 Jonathan Rowland Shaw 3 Jun 1966
6 May 2010 Tracey Elizabeth Anne Crouch 24 Jul 1975
CHEADLE (CHESHIRE)
23 Feb 1950 William Stanley Shepherd 12 Mar 1910 11 Oct 2002 92
31 Mar 1966 Michael Platt Winstanley,later [1976] Baron
Winstanley [L] 27 Aug 1918 18 Jul 1993 74
18 Jun 1970 Thomas Normanton [kt 1987] 12 Mar 1917 6 Aug 1997 80
11 Jun 1987 Stephen Richard Day 30 Oct 1948
7 Jun 2001 Patricia Calton 19 Sep 1948 29 May 2005 56
14 Jul 2005 Mark James Hunter 25 Jul 1957
CHEETHAM (MANCHESTER)
23 Feb 1950 Norman Harold Lever,later [1979] Baron
Lever of Manchester [L] 15 Jan 1914 6 Aug 1995 81
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
CHELMSFORD (ESSEX)
1 Dec 1885 William James Beadel 1828 5 Apr 1892 63
30 Apr 1892 Thomas Usborne 30 May 1840 7 Jun 1915 75
6 Oct 1900 Frederic Carne Rasch,later [1903] 1st baronet 9 Nov 1847 26 Sep 1914 66
1 Dec 1908 Ernest George Pretyman 13 Nov 1860 26 Nov 1931 71
6 Dec 1923 Sydney Walter Robinson [kt 1934] 1876 17 Nov 1950 74
29 Oct 1924 Sir Henry Honywood Curtis-Bennett 31 Jul 1879 2 Nov 1936 57
30 Nov 1926 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury 15 Aug 1883 20 Sep 1963 80
27 Oct 1931 Sir Vivian Leonard Henderson 6 Oct 1884 3 Feb 1965 80
14 Nov 1935 John Robert Jermain Macnamara 11 Oct 1905 22 Dec 1944 39
26 Apr 1945 Ernest Rogers Millington 15 Feb 1916 9 May 2009 93
23 Feb 1950 Hubert Ashton [kt 1959] 13 Feb 1898 17 Jun 1979 81
15 Oct 1964 Norman Antony Francis St.John-Stevas,
later [1987] Baron St.John of Fawsley [L] 18 May 1929 2 Mar 2012 82
11 Jun 1987 Simon Hugh McGuigan Burns 6 Sep 1952
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
BUT RE-CREATED 2010
6 May 2010 Simon Hugh McGuigan Burns 6 Sep 1952
CHELMSFORD WEST (ESSEX)
1 May 1997 Simon Hugh McGuigan Burns 6 Sep 1952
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 2010
CHELSEA
17 Nov 1868 Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke,2nd baronet 4 Sep 1843 26 Jan 1911 67
(to 1886)
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of the page containing details
of the Dilke baronetcy.
Sir Henry Ainslie Hoare,5th baronet 14 Apr 1824 7 Jul 1894 70
10 Feb 1874 William Gordon 1818 9 Jun 1894 75
12 Apr 1880 Joseph Firth Bottomley Firth 1842 3 Sep 1889 47
For further information on this MP,see the
note at the foot of this page
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1885
5 Jul 1886 Charles Algernon Whitmore 1851 10 Sep 1908 57
16 Jan 1906 Emslie John Horniman 1863 11 Jul 1932 69
18 Jan 1910 Samuel John Gurney Hoare,later [1915] 2nd
baronet and [1944] 1st Viscount Templewood 24 Feb 1880 7 May 1959 79
11 Oct 1944 William Philip Sidney VC,later [1945] 6th Baron
de L'isle and Dudley and [1956] 1st Viscount 23 May 1909 5 Apr 1991 81
de L'isle
For further information on this peer and VC
winner, see the note at the foot of the page
containing details of his peerages
26 Jul 1945 Allan Herbert Percy Noble [kt 1959] 2 May 1908 17 Nov 1982 74
8 Oct 1959 John Shirley Sandys Litchfield 27 Aug 1903 31 May 1993 89
31 Mar 1966 William Marcus John Worsley,later [1973]
5th baronet 6 Apr 1925 18 Dec 2012 87
10 Oct 1974 Nicholas Paul Scott [kt 1995] 5 Aug 1933 6 Jan 2005 71
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
CHELSEA AND FULHAM
6 May 2010 Gregory William Hands 14 Nov 1965
CHELTENHAM (GLOUCESTERSHIRE)
10 Dec 1832 Craven Fitzhardinge Berkeley May 1805 1 Jul 1855 50
29 Jul 1847 Sir Willoughby Jones,3rd baronet [his election 24 Nov 1820 21 Aug 1884 63
was declared void 29 May 1848]
28 Jun 1848 Craven Fitzhardinge Berkeley May 1805 1 Jul 1855 50
[his election was declared void 24 Aug 1848]
2 Sep 1848 Charles Lennox Granville Berkeley 30 Mar 1806 25 Sep 1896 90
8 Jul 1852 Craven Fitzhardinge Berkeley May 1805 1 Jul 1855 50
14 Jul 1855 Charles Lennox Granville Berkeley 30 Mar 1806 25 Sep 1896 90
8 May 1856 Francis William Fitzhardinge Berkeley,
later [1867] 2nd Baron Fitzhardinge 16 Nov 1826 29 Jan 1896 69
12 Jul 1865 Charles Schreiber 10 May 1826 31 Mar 1884 58
17 Nov 1868 Henry Bernhard Samuelson,later [1905]
2nd baronet 30 Sep 1845 14 Mar 1937 91
4 Feb 1874 James Tynte Agg-Gardner [kt 1916] 25 Nov 1846 9 Aug 1928 81
1 Apr 1880 Charles Conrad Adolphus du Bois
de Ferrieres [Baron de Ferrieres in the 2 Oct 1823 18 Mar 1908 84
Dutch peerage]
24 Nov 1885 James Tynte Agg-Gardner [kt 1916] 25 Nov 1846 9 Aug 1928 81
15 Jul 1895 Francis Shirley Russell 13 Dec 1840 18 Mar 1912 71
29 Sep 1900 James Tynte Agg-Gardner [kt 1916] 25 Nov 1846 9 Aug 1928 81
16 Jan 1906 John Edward Sears 28 Nov 1857 20 Jan 1941 83
17 Jan 1910 Vere Brabazon Ponsonby,styled Viscount
Duncannon,later [1920] 9th Earl of Bessborough
[I] and [1937] 1st Earl of Bessborough [UK} 27 Oct 1880 10 Mar 1956 75
Dec 1910 Richard Mathias [kt 1913],later [1917] 1st
baronet [His election was declared void 1 Jun 1863 26 Oct 1942 79
31 Mar 1911]
28 Apr 1911 James Tynte Agg-Gardner [kt 1916] 25 Nov 1846 9 Aug 1928 81
26 Sep 1928 Sir Walter Reuben Preston 20 Sep 1875 6 Jul 1946 70
22 Jun 1937 Daniel Leopold Lipson 26 Mar 1886 14 Apr 1963 77
23 Feb 1950 William Whitehead Hicks Beach 23 Mar 1907 1 Jan 1975 67
15 Oct 1964 Arthur Douglas Dodds-Parker [kt 1973] 5 Jul 1909 13 Sep 2006 97
10 Oct 1974 Charles Graham Irving [kt 1990] 4 May 1924 30 Mar 1995 70
9 Apr 1992 Nigel David Jones,later [2005] Baron Jones
of Cheltenham [L] 30 Mar 1948
For information on an attempt to kill this MP,
see the note at the foot of this page
5 May 2005 Martin Charles Horwood 12 Oct 1962
CHERTSEY (SURREY)
7 Dec 1885 Frederick Alers Hankey 1833 15 Feb 1892 58
3 Mar 1892 Charles Harvey Combe 18 Feb 1863 14 Aug 1935 72
18 Feb 1897 Henry Currie Leigh-Bennett 25 Jul 1852 7 Mar 1903 50
27 Mar 1903 John Arthur Fyler 2 Dec 1855 17 Mar 1929 73
6 Jul 1904 George Charles Bingham,styled Baron Bingham,
later [1914] 5th Earl of Lucan 13 Dec 1860 20 Apr 1949 88
18 Jan 1906 Francis John Marnham 1853 18 Jan 1941 87
26 Jan 1910 Donald Macmaster,later [1921] 1st baronet 3 Sep 1846 3 Mar 1922 75
24 Mar 1922 Sir Philip Wigham Richardson,later [1929]
1st baronet 26 Jan 1865 23 Nov 1953 88
27 Oct 1931 Sir Archibald Boyd Boyd-Carpenter 26 Mar 1873 27 May 1937 64
2 Jul 1937 Arthur Marsden 1883 26 Nov 1960 77
23 Feb 1950 Lionel Frederick Heald [kt 1951] 7 Aug 1897 7 Nov 1981 84
18 Jun 1970 William Michael John Grylls [kt 1992] 21 Feb 1934 7 Feb 2001 66
NAME ALTERED TO "CHERTSEY
& WALTON" FEB 1974
CHERTSEY & WALTON (SURREY)
28 Feb 1974 Geoffrey Edwin Pattie [kt 1987] 17 Jan 1936
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
CHESHAM & AMERSHAM
28 Feb 1974 Ian Hedworth John Little Gilmour,later
[1977] 3rd baronet and [1992] Baron
Gilmour of Craigmillar [L] 8 Jul 1926 21 Sep 2007 81
9 Apr 1992 Cheryl Elise Kendall Gillan 21 Apr 1952
CHESHIRE
Apr 1660 Sir George Booth,2nd baronet,later [1661]
1st Baron Delamer 18 Dec 1622 8 Aug 1684 61
Sir Thomas Mainwaring,1st baronet 7 Apr 1623 28 Jun 1689 66
25 Mar 1661 William Brereton,2nd Baron Brereton of Leighlin [I] 28 Feb 1611 21 Apr 1664 53
Peter Venables (to 1670) 22 Apr 1604 13 Feb 1669 64
16 May 1664 Sir Fulk Lucy (to 1678) c 1623 26 Aug 1677
17 Jan 1670 Thomas Cholmondeley (to Feb 1679) 15 Sep 1627 26 Feb 1702 74
4 Mar 1678 Henry Booth,later [1684] 2nd Baron Delamer
and [1690] 1st Earl of Warrington (to 1685) 13 Jan 1652 2 Jan 1694 41
3 Feb 1679 Sir Philip Egerton 15 Aug 1698
15 Sep 1679 Sir Robert Cotton,1st baronet c 1635 18 Dec 1712
23 Mar 1685 Sir Philip Egerton 15 Aug 1698
Thomas Cholmondeley 15 Sep 1627 26 Feb 1702 74
15 Jan 1689 Sir Robert Cotton,1st baronet c 1635 18 Dec 1712
Sir John Mainwaring,2nd baronet 8 May 1656 4 Nov 1702 46
5 Aug 1702 Sir George Warburton,3rd baronet 1 Jun 1675 23 Jun 1743 68
Sir Roger Mostyn,3rd baronet 31 Jul 1673 5 May 1739 65
23 May 1705 Langham Booth 8 Jun 1684 7 May 1724 39
John Offley (Crewe from 1709) 20 Sep 1681 25 Aug 1749 67
24 Oct 1710 Sir George Warburton,3rd baronet (to 1722) 1 Jun 1675 23 Jun 1743 68
Charles Cholmondeley 12 Jan 1685 30 Mar 1756 71
16 Feb 1715 Langham Booth 8 Jun 1684 7 May 1724 39
4 Apr 1722 Charles Cholmondeley (to 1756) 12 Jan 1685 30 Mar 1756 71
John Crewe (formerly Offley) 20 Sep 1681 25 Aug 1749 67
30 Aug 1727 Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton,3rd baronet 2 Jan 1695 27 Aug 1748 53
15 May 1734 John Crewe 1709 18 Sep 1752 43
7 Feb 1753 Charles Crewe 1710 after 1754
1 May 1754 Samuel Egerton (to Mar 1780) 28 Dec 1711 10 Feb 1780 68
28 Apr 1756 Thomas Cholmondeley 24 Jun 1726 2 Jun 1779 52
29 Mar 1768 John Crewe (to 1802) 27 Sep 1742 28 Apr 1829 86
1 Mar 1780 Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton,5th baronet c 1739 24 Aug 1809
11 Jun 1796 Thomas Cholmondeley,later [1821] 1st Baron
Delamere (to 1812) 9 Aug 1767 30 Oct 1855 88
16 Jul 1802 William Egerton 9 May 1749 21 Apr 1806 56
22 May 1806 Davies Davenport (to 1830) 29 Aug 1757 5 Feb 1837 79
20 Oct 1812 Wilbraham Egerton (to 1831) 1 Sep 1781 25 Apr 1856 74
9 Aug 1830 Richard Grosvenor,styled Viscount Belgrave to
1831, then Earl Grosvenor 1831-1845, later
[1845] 2nd Marquess of Westminster (to 1832) 27 Jan 1795 31 Oct 1869 74
13 May 1831 George Wilbraham 8 Mar 1779 24 Jan 1852 72
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO NORTH &
& SOUTH DIVISIONS 1832
CHESHIRE EAST
19 Nov 1868 Edward Christopher Egerton 27 Jul 1816 27 Aug 1869 53
William John Legh,later [1892] 1st Baron
Newton (to 1885) 19 Dec 1828 15 Dec 1898 70
6 Oct 1869 William Cunliffe Brooks,later [1886] 1st
baronet 30 Sep 1819 9 Jun 1900 80
COUNTY SPLIT INTO 8 DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "ALTRINCHAM","CREWE","EDDISBURY",
"HYDE","KNUTSFORD","MACCLESFIELD"
"NORTHWICH" AND "WIRRAL"
CHESHIRE MID
21 Nov 1868 Wilbraham Egerton,later [1883] 2nd Baron
Egerton of Tatton and [1897] 1st Earl
Egerton of Tatton (to 1883) 17 Jan 1832 16 Mar 1909 77
George Cornwall Legh 30 Aug 1804 16 Jun 1877 72
10 Mar 1873 Egerton Leigh 1815 1 Jul 1876 61
18 Jul 1876 Piers Egerton-Warburton (to 1885) 22 May 1839 24 Mar 1914 74
16 Mar 1883 Alan de Tatton Egerton,later [1909] 3rd Baron
Egerton of Tatton 19 Mar 1845 9 Sep 1920 75
COUNTY SPLIT INTO 8 DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "ALTRINCHAM","CREWE","EDDISBURY",
"HYDE","KNUTSFORD","MACCLESFIELD"
"NORTHWICH" AND "WIRRAL"
CHESHIRE NORTH
17 Dec 1832 Edward John Stanley,later [1848] 1st Baron
Eddisbury and [1850] 2nd Baron Stanley
of Alderley 13 Nov 1802 16 Jun 1869 66
William Tatton Egerton,later [1859] 1st Baron
Egerton of Tatton (to 1858) 30 Dec 1806 21 Feb 1883 76
12 Jul 1841 George Cornwall Legh 30 Aug 1804 16 Jun 1877 72
4 Aug 1847 Edward John Stanley,later [1848] 1st Baron
Eddisbury and [1850] 2nd Baron Stanley
of Alderley 13 Nov 1802 16 Jun 1869 66
2 Jun 1848 George Cornwall Legh (to 1868) 30 Aug 1804 16 Jun 1877 72
7 Aug 1858 Wilbraham Egerton,later [1883] 2nd Baron
Egerton of Tatton and [1897] 1st Earl
Egerton of Tatton 17 Jan 1832 16 Mar 1909 77
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1868
CHESHIRE SOUTH
15 Dec 1832 George Wilbraham (to 1841) 8 Mar 1779 24 Jan 1852 72
Richard Grosvenor, styled Earl Grosvenor,
later [1845] 2nd Marquess of Westminster 27 Jan 1795 31 Oct 1869 74
16 Jan 1835 Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton,10th
baronet (to 1868) 13 Nov 1806 5 Apr 1881 75
16 Jul 1841 John Tollemache,later [1876] 1st Baron
Tollemache 5 Dec 1805 9 Dec 1890 85
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1868
CHESHIRE WEST
20 Nov 1868 Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton,10th
baronet (to 1881) 13 Nov 1806 5 Apr 1881 75
John Tollemache,later [1876] 1st Baron
Tollemache 5 Dec 1805 9 Dec 1890 85
17 Feb 1872 Wilbraham Frederick Tollemache,later [1890]
2nd Baron Tollemache (to 1885) 4 Jul 1832 17 Dec 1904 72
22 Apr 1881 Henry James Tollemache 1846 2 Apr 1939 92
COUNTY SPLIT INTO 8 DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "ALTRINCHAM","CREWE","EDDISBURY",
"HYDE","KNUTSFORD","MACCLESFIELD"
"NORTHWICH" AND "WIRRAL"
CHESTER (CHESHIRE)
9 Apr 1660 John Ratcliffe (to 1673) c 1611 13 Jan 1673
William Ince 27 Jan 1679
8 Apr 1661 Sir Thomas Smith,1st baronet (to 1675) c 1622 22 May 1675
10 Feb 1673 Robert Werden (to 1679) c 1622 23 Jan 1690
14 Jun 1675 William Williams,later [1688] 1st baronet c 1634 10 Jul 1700
(to 1685)
17 Feb 1679 Sir Thomas Grosvenor,3rd baronet 20 Nov 1655 2 Jul 1700 44
14 Feb 1681 Roger Whitley c 1618 17 Jul 1697
9 Mar 1685 Sir Thomas Grosvenor,3rd baronet 20 Nov 1655 2 Jul 1700 44
Robert Werden c 1622 23 Jan 1690
11 Jan 1689 Roger Whitley c 1618 17 Jul 1697
George Mainwaring 10 Dec 1642 14 Aug 1695 52
17 Mar 1690 Sir Thomas Grosvenor,3rd baronet (to 1701) 20 Nov 1655 27 Jun 1700 44
Sir Richard Levinge,later [1704] 1st baronet 2 May 1656 13 Jul 1724 68
18 Nov 1695 Roger Whitley c 1618 17 Jul 1697
12 Jan 1698 Thomas Cowper 3 Nov 1670 13 Aug 1718 47
27 Jul 1698 Peter Shakerley (to 1715) c 1650 24 Jun 1726
8 Jan 1701 Sir Henry Bunbury,3rd baronet (to 1727) 29 Nov 1676 12 Feb 1733 56
16 Feb 1715 Sir Richard Grosvenor,4th baronet 26 Jun 1689 12 Jul 1732 43
(to Jan 1733)
24 Aug 1727 Thomas Grosvenor,later [1732] 5th baronet 7 Dec 1693 31 Jan 1733 39
(to Mar 1733)
24 Jan 1733 Sir Robert Grosvenor,6th baronet (to 1755) 7 May 1695 1 Aug 1755 60
21 Mar 1733 Sir Charles Bunbury,4th baronet 9 Feb 1708 10 Apr 1742 34
5 May 1742 Philip Henry-Warburton 3 May 1700 16 Aug 1760 60
1 May 1754 Richard Grosvenor,later [1755] 7th baronet
and [1784] 1st Earl Grosvenor (to 1761) 18 Jun 1731 5 Aug 1802 71
10 Dec 1755 Thomas Grosvenor (to 1795) Mar 1734 12 Feb 1795 60
8 Apr 1761 Richard Wilbraham-Bootle 20 Sep 1725 13 Mar 1796 70
18 Jun 1790 Robert Grosvenor,styled Viscount Belgrave,
later [1831] 1st Marquess of Westminster 22 Mar 1767 17 Feb 1845 77
(to 1802)
20 Feb 1795 Thomas Grosvenor (to 1826) 30 May 1764 20 Jan 1851 86
15 Dec 1802 Richard Erle-Drax-Grosvenor 5 Oct 1762 8 Feb 1819 56
6 May 1807 John Grey-Egerton,later [1814] 8th baronet 11 Jul 1766 24 May 1825 58
26 Jun 1818 Richard Grosvenor, styled Viscount Belgrave,
later [1845] 2nd Marquess of Westminster 27 Jan 1795 31 Oct 1869 74
(to 1830)
22 Jun 1826 Robert Grosvenor,[styled Lord Robert
Grosvenor from 1831],later [1857] 1st Baron
Ebury (to 1847) 24 Apr 1801 18 Nov 1893 92
30 Jul 1830 Sir Philip de Malpas Grey-Egerton,10th
baronet 13 Nov 1806 5 Apr 1881 74
6 May 1831 Foster Cunliffe-Offley 17 Aug 1782 19 Apr 1832 49
18 May 1832 John Finchett-Maddock c 1775 24 Jan 1858
12 Dec 1832 John Jervis [kt 1846] (to 1850) 12 Jan 1802 1 Nov 1856 54
30 Jan 1847 Hugh Lupus Grosvenor,styled Earl Grosvenor,
later [1869] 3rd Marquess of Westminster 13 Oct 1825 22 Dec 1899 74
and [1874] 1st Duke of Westminster (to 1869)
22 Jul 1850 William Owen Stanley 13 Nov 1802 24 Feb 1884 81
28 Mar 1857 Enoch Gibbon Salisbury 1819 27 Oct 1890 71
30 Apr 1859 Philip Stapleton Humberston 1812 16 Jan 1891 78
12 Jul 1865 William Henry Gladstone 3 Jun 1840 4 Jul 1891 51
16 Nov 1868 Henry Cecil Raikes (to 1880) 25 Nov 1838 24 Aug 1891 52
4 Dec 1869 Norman de L'Aigle Grosvenor 22 Apr 1845 21 Nov 1898 53
5 Feb 1874 John George Dodson,later [1884] 1st Baron
Monk Bretton (to 1880) 18 Oct 1825 25 May 1897 71
2 Apr 1880 Beilby Lawley,later [1880] 3rd Baron Wenlock 12 May 1849 15 Jan 1912 62
[Following the general election in Apr 1880,
this election was declared void 17 Jul 1880.
Writ suspended until Nov 1885]
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1885
26 Nov 1885 Balthazar Walter Foster [kt 1886],later [1910]
1st Baron Ilkeston 17 Jul 1840 31 Jan 1913 72
6 Jul 1886 Robert Armstrong Yerburgh 17 Jan 1853 18 Dec 1916 63
17 Jan 1906 Alfred Moritz Mond,later [1910] 1st baronet
and [1928] 1st Baron Melchett 23 Oct 1868 27 Dec 1930 62
17 Jan 1910 Robert Armstrong Yerburgh 17 Jan 1853 18 Dec 1916 63
28 Feb 1916 Sir Owen Cosby Philipps,later [1923] 1st Baron
Kylsant 25 Mar 1863 5 Jun 1937 74
15 Nov 1922 Sir Charles William Cayzer,3rd baronet 6 Jan 1896 18 Feb 1940 44
For further information on the death of this MP,
see the note at the foot of the page
containing details of his baronetcy
7 Mar 1940 Basil Edward Nield [kt 1957] 7 May 1903 4 Dec 1996 93
15 Nov 1956 John Meredith Temple 9 Jun 1910 10 Dec 1994 84
28 Feb 1974 Peter Hugh Morrison [kt 1990] 2 Jun 1944 13 Jul 1995 51
9 Apr 1992 Gyles Daubeney Brandreth 8 Mar 1948
1 May 1997 Christine Margaret Russell 25 Mar 1945
6 May 2010 Stephen James Mosley 22 Jun 1972
CHESTERFIELD (DERBYSHIRE)
3 Dec 1885 Alfred Barnes 1823 28 Nov 1901 78
Jul 1892 Thomas Bayley 3 Jun 1846 11 Mar 1906 59
24 Jan 1906 James Haslam 1 Apr 1842 31 Jul 1913 71
20 Aug 1913 Barnet Kenyon 11 Aug 1850 20 Feb 1930 79
30 May 1929 George Benson [kt 1958] 3 May 1889 17 Aug 1973 84
27 Oct 1931 Roger John Edward Conant,later [1954] 1st 28 May 1899 30 Mar 1973 73
baronet
14 Nov 1935 George Benson [kt 1958] 3 May 1889 17 Aug 1973 84
15 Oct 1964 Eric Graham Varley,later [1990] Baron
Varley [L] 11 Aug 1932 29 Jul 2008 75
1 Mar 1984 Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn 3 Apr 1925 14 Mar 2014 88
7 Jun 2001 Paul Robert Holmes 16 Jan 1957
6 May 2010 Matthew Toby Perkins 12 Aug 1970
CHESTER-LE-STREET (DURHAM)
28 Nov 1885 James Joicey,later [1893] 1st baronet and
[1906] 1st Baron Joicey 4 Apr 1846 21 Nov 1936 90
26 Jan 1906 John Wilkinson Taylor 11 Aug 1855 26 Jun 1934 78
13 Nov 1919 John James Lawson,later [1950] 1st
Baron Lawson 16 Oct 1881 3 Aug 1965 83
23 Feb 1950 Patrick Bartley 24 Mar 1909 25 Jun 1956 47
27 Sep 1956 Norman Pentland 9 Sep 1912 28 Oct 1972 60
1 Mar 1973 Giles Heneage Radice,later [2001]
Baron Radice [L] 4 Oct 1936
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
CHESTERTON (CAMBRIDGESHIRE)
2 Dec 1885 Charles Hall [kt 1890] 3 Aug 1843 9 Mar 1900 56
Jul 1892 Hugh Edward Hoare 26 Mar 1854 15 Jul 1929 75
22 Jul 1895 Walter Raymond Greene,later [1920] 2nd
baronet 4 Aug 1869 24 Aug 1947 78
25 Jan 1906 Edwin Samuel Montagu 6 Feb 1879 15 Nov 1924 45
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
John Bagwell, MP for Cashel 1801-1802
"The Morning Post" of 8 March 1806:-
'It is with great concern we state the following account received from Exeter by Wednesday's
post: On Tuesday afternoon, a melancholy incident happened on the road between this city
[i.e. Exeter] and Exmouth, at that part where the road from Clyst and Newcourt join that
between Topsham and Topsham Bridge. As Lieut. Col. Bagwell, of the 6th Dragoons, was riding
on a party of pleasure, with some other officers of his acquaintance, his horse suddenly took
fright, and after galloping off with great fury, threw his rider with such force, that it fractured
his skull most dreadfully, and killed him on the spot. Medical assistance was procured in a few
minutes, but it was too late to be of service. The body was removed to Topsham, where the
Coroner held an Inquest, with returned a verdict of Accidental Death. The Lieutenant-Colonel
was in the prime of life, and universally beloved and esteemed by the whole regiment, as well
as by all who knew him. He is the son of John Bagwell Esq., Member of Parliament for the
county of Tipperary, and brother to the Representative in Parliament for the borough of
Clonmell, in Ireland.'
Robert Mackreth. MP for Castle Rising 1774-1784 and for
Ashburton 1784-1802
Mackreth became an MP in most unusual circumstances. The right to vote in the
constituency of Castle Rising was vested in the holders of 'burgage tenements', most of
which were owned by the Earls of Orford.
In 1774, Orford, who had just recovered from a bout of insanity, was asked whom he wished
to nominate as the potential member for Castle Rising. He nominated Robert Mackreth, who
was a waiter and billiard marker at his club. However, since he had not been able to supply
his candidate's Christian name, the election was declared void. But Orford persisted in his
nomination, and with Mackreth being able to supply his own Christian name, a fresh election
was held and Mackreth prevailed.
By 1781, Mackreth had used his position as an MP to build a considerable fortune as a
money-lender used by aristocratic spendthrifts. A problem arose in 1786 when James Fox
Lane pleaded before the Master of the Rolls that Mackreth had defrauded him of his
inheritance, worth 1300 a year, while he was still a minor. Mackreth was ordered to pay
20,000, a judgment confirmed on appeal to the House of Lords, which further imposed on
Mackreth the highest costs ever awarded in such a case.
Six years later, Mackreth ran into Sir John Scott (later the Earl of Eldon) who had been Fox
Lane's counsel. Mackreth called him 'a liar and a scoundrel' and challenged him to a
duel. Scott refused to accommodate him, instead preferring to obtain an indictment against
Mackreth, who was fined 100 and imprisoned for six weeks.
These occasional accidents failed to impede Mackreth's parliamentary career. In 1784 he
was elected for Ashburton which he served with distinction until 1802, having been knighted
in 1795.
Francis Beattie, MP for Cathcart 1942-1945
Beattie was killed in a car accident in December 1945. The following report of his death
appeared in 'The Irish Times' of 29 December 1945:-
Mr. Francis Beattie, M.P. for Cathcart, Glasgow, was killed yesterday, when his car skidded
into a ditch and burst into flames on the ice-bound Kilmarnock to Glasgow road.
'The accident occurred on a lonely part of the road over the Fenwick Moor, between
Loganswell and the Stewarton road junction. The car was travelling from Mr. Beattie's home at
Dundonald towards the city when it skidded. It went right across the road, and was hit by a
heavy lorry travelling in the opposite direction. The woman driver of the car, Miss Jemima
Hastie, of Troon, is in a critical condition in the Victoria Infirmary. Both occupants of the car
were thrown clear, but Mr. Beattie was dead when picked up. The body showed no signs of
burns. The fire brigade were called to extinguish the flames which enveloped the car when the
petrol tank exploded. The rear part of the car was completely burned out.'
Nathaniel Sneyd, MP for Cavan 1801-1826
Before his service in the House of Commons in London, Sneyd had already represented
Carrick and Cavan County in the Irish House of Commons. He made a career as a wine
merchant, and "Sneyd Claret" was famous throughout Ireland during his lifetime. After retiring
from the combined House of Commons, having represented Cavan County for 25 years, he
was assassinated in a Dublin street in 1833 by a homicidal maniac named John Mason.
The following report of the assassination is taken from the "Aberdeen Journal" of 7 August
1833:-
'Horrible Occurrence
'Dublin, July 30 - One of the most horrible outrages which has ever occurred in this city was
perpetrated yesterday, between two and three o'clock, on the person of Nathaniel Sneyd,
Esq., of the highly respectable firm of Sneyd, French and Barton, wine merchants. Mr. Sneyd
was accompanying some ladies to the Bank of Ireland, to shew them the interior of that
establishment, a privilege which none but a Bank Director possesses, when he was met,
near the East India Tea Warehouse, in Westmoreland Street, by a person named Mason, who
immediately placed a pistol close to his forehead, and discharged it. The ball grazed the left
side of Mr. Sneyd's forehead, and with the violence of the concussion, he fell on the
flagway. Mason looked for a second or two on his fallen victim, and then stooping, placed
the pistol, which was four-barrelled, to the upper part of his head, and discharged the
contents of the second barrel, which most unfortunately took effect. A vast quantity of
blood flowed from the wound. Mason threw the pistol from him, exclaiming at the same time,
"Ah! I have done for you." The wretched man was instantly secured, and dragged off to
Fleet Street watch-house. A crowd of persons immediately rushed to the spot, many of
whom recognized Mr. Sneyd, and conveyed him to Messrs. Hoy and Kinslagh's medical
establishment, Westmoreland Street, when the assistance of the first medical gentlemen
in Dublin was procured immediately. Mr. Sneyd never spoke from the time he received the
first fire of the assassin, but the agonized motion of his limbs showed but too plainly the
sufferings he was undergoing; and he died next morning. Mr. Sneyd was for a number of
years representative for the county of Cavan, on conservative principles - Mason appeared
to be a low sized young man, about 28 years of age, with dark hair and whiskers, pale
complexion, with an incoherent expression about his eyes. His demeanour was that of a
man fixed in his purpose, and who was prepared to meet all the consequences of any act
he might have committed.'
The "Newcastle Courant" of 7 September 1833 contains this report of Mason's trial:-
'In Dublin on Tuesday week [i.e. 27 August], John Mason was placed at the bar, charged
with the murder of Mr. Sneyd, and pleaded guilty. His counsel, however, suggested that his
plea could not be received, on the ground of insanity, and that the jury were to try whether
the prisoner was or was not of sound mind. Several witnesses, some of them medical men,
who had known the prisoner, said he had been in a deranged state of mind since 1821, in
the spring of which year it appeared he was seized with a violent epileptic fit one night
whilst at his prayers on going to bed, and his mind had not been in a proper state since
that period; that he had been in a weak state of mind from his infancy; and that he had
been twice confined in a lunatic asylum. His brother, the Rev.T.Mason, also deposed that
about 5 weeks before the assassination of Mr. Sneyd he saw his brother with a four-
barrelled pistol, when he used threatening language against some parties, in consequence
of which he applied to a magistrate to have his brother confined, but the magistrate
refused to interfere. Judge Burton charged the jury at length, and at seven o'clock the
issue was sent up, when they immediately found that "John Mason was not sound of
mind when he pleaded guilty." '
Mason was later imprisoned for life in the Richmond Lunatic Asylum.
Joseph Gillis Biggar, MP for Cavan 1874-1885 and Cavan West 1885-1890
In March 1883, Biggar found himself in court defending an action for breach of promise
brought against him by a Miss Fanny Hyland. A full report of the trial can be found in The
Times of 9 March 1883.
Although no reference is made to it in the report of the trial, the story goes that, when
Biggar had made the alleged proposal to Miss Hyland, he sealed it with the gift of a parrot.
When he subsequently broke off the alleged engagement, he sued Miss Hyland for the return
of the parrot. At the trial, Miss Hyland had been awarded 400, but she declared that she
would rather have kept the parrot.
A further story, for which I have no corroborative evidence, is that, on another occasion,
Biggar spoke in court of a number of impediments which stood in the way of a proposed
marriage to a cabaret dancer, Fay Sinclair. When asked what these impediments were, Biggar
replied 'Four illegitimate children.' 'Is the mother still alive?' asked the judge, to which Biggar
responded 'Yes, m'lud. All four are.'
Joseph Firth Bottomley Firth, MP for Chelsea 1880-1885 and Dundee 1888-1889
Firth died of sunstroke whilst on holidays in Switzerland. Initially, I thought that dying from
sunstroke in Switzerland was about as likely as being drowned in a flash flood in the Atacama
Desert, but when I checked on Swiss weather records, I was somewhat surprised to find
that the record high temperature in Switzerland is 41.5 C
The following (edited) report of his death is taken from the [Middlesbrough] 'North-Eastern
Daily Gazette' of 5 September 1889:-
'Sir George Morrison, Town Clerk of Leeds and brother-in-law to Mr. J.P. Bottomley Firth,
M.P. for Dundee.....received a telegram yesterday afternoon giving the melancholy intelligence
that Mr. Firth had died suddenly whilst spending his holidays in Switzerland, the cause of
death being sunstroke.....Enquiries at the London residence of Mr. Firth elicited information
that, in company with Mrs. Firth and their two children, he left London about three weeks ago
on his annual holiday. At the outset a visit was paid to Leeds, where Mrs, Firth's father....
resides. Here the children were left with another relative, and Mr. and Mrs. Firth paid a brief
visit to Dundee, leaving there to proceed to Switzerland. Nothing further was known of the
hon. member's movements. For some time Mr. Firth had complained of feeling unwell, and his
health had been somewhat shaken by anxieties attendant on his official position on the London
County Council, and the journey to Switzerland was undertaken in the hope that the change
would restore him to his usual health......'
Nigel David Jones, later [2005] Baron Jones of Cheltenham, MP for Cheltenham
1992-2005
Jones was injured, and one of his assistants killed, when attacked by a man wielding a samurai
sword in his constituency office in January 2000. The following report appeared in 'The Times'
of 29 January 2000:-
'A man wielding a samurai sword killed an MP's assistant who was trying to defend Nigel Jones,
the Liberal Democrat member for Cheltenham, in an attack during a constituency surgery
yesterday.
'Mr. Jones, 51, was recovering in Cheltenham General Hospital last night from severe cuts to
his hands, inflicted as he tried to fend off the 6ft tall attacker. His condition was said to be
satisfactory but he was being kept in overnight for observation.
'The attack took place as Mr. Jones met constituents at the Liberal Democrats' office in a
side street off Cheltenham's busy High Street. Witnesses described how Mr. Jones fled his
terraced office with blood pouring from his wounds and took shelter in a nearby guitar shop,
where he was given first aid. The manager of another shop then tried to help the MP's
assistant, Andrew Pennington, a councillor in his mid-40s, who had at least ten wounds,
including a stab wound to his stomach. He died as David Copson cradled him in his arms.
Graham North, 35, a lorry driver, said his friend Mr. Copson had tried to help the MP's
assistant as he bled to death: "I saw David dash into the MP's office seconds after Nigel Jones
ran out clutching his hands and screaming for help. He was in there a little while, but then he
came out as white as a ghost."
"He said: 'I couldn't do anything for him. He died in my arms. He had a gaping wound in his
lower stomach and there was a lot of blood.' He was distraught."
'Within ten minutes of the attack police arrested a 49-year-old local man in a shopping
street a short distance away. Witnesses said he was blood-stained and carrying a Japanese
sword under his black overcoat.'
The killer was a former civil engineer named Robert Ashman, who, in February 2001, was
found to be unfit to stand trial and was committed to the Broadmoor secure mental hospital.
In September 2002 Ashman was deemed to have sufficiently recovered to enable him to be
tried. At that trial, which took place in April 2003, Ashman admitted, on the ground of
diminished responsibility, the manslaughter of Andrew Pennington, and was returned to the
mental facility, from which he can be freed only on the orders of the Home Secretary or a
tribunal chaired by a senior judge.
Andrew Pennington was posthumously awarded the George Medal in 2001. The George Medal
recognises the highest acts of courage performed by civilians in the United Kingdom and the
Commonwealth, thus making it the civilian equivalent of the Victoria Cross.
The citation of Pennington's George Medal reads:
"For his actions in saving the life of a man who had been attacked by another man armed with
a samurai sword. On 28 January, 2000, a Member of Parliament was holding a surgery for his
constituents at his office in Cheltenham. Mr. Andrew Pennington was assisting him when the
receptionist showed a man into the office. The MP invited the man, who was wearing a full-
length overcoat buttoned up to the neck, to sit down but the man declined and stood in
front of the MP while he read a letter on which he had been asked to advise. A short
conversation took place between them, whilst Mr. Pennington looked on, but then the man
began to talk nonsensically and without warning reached into his coat and drew out a long
curved sword. He stood with the sword raised above his head in both hands, and as the MP
stood up, lowered it, pointing the sword tip at the MP's midriff. At this point, Mr. Pennington
ran to the door of the office and called to the receptionist to get help.
"Suddenly the man lunged forward and thrust the sword at the MP who managed to deflect
it with his left arm before grabbing the blade with both hands. The man tried to pull the sword
from the MP's grip and he fell face down onto the sofa with the sword beneath him. The man
fell on top of him and struggled to wrestle the sword free without success. Mr. Pennington
then hit the man from behind and dragged him off the MP, telling the MP to get away. The
MP managed to escape and ran out of the office to summon help, but the man got hold of
the sword again. A violent struggle then took place in which Mr. Pennington tried to restrain
the man but was stabbed repeatedly with the sword and was fatally wounded. Mr. Pennington
died shortly afterwards from his injuries and the man was later arrested."
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