THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "D"
Last updated 05/12/2014
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
DEVIZES (WILTSHIRE)
30 Mar 1660 William Lewis c 1625 1661
Robert Aldworth c 1624 20 Mar 1676
John Norden c 1612 c Jun 1669
Double return between Aldworth and Norden.
Aldworth seated 27 Apr 1660
8 Apr 1661 William Yorke c 1609 26 Nov 1666
John Kent (to 1669) c 1612 c Sep 1669
3 Dec 1666 John Norden c 1612 c Jun 1669
30 Oct 1669 Edward Lewis 30 Jul 1650 Jul 1674 23
George Johnson (to Feb 1679) 6 Mar 1626 28 May 1683 57
20 Apr 1675 Sir Edward Bayntun (to Sep 1679) 2 Dec 1618 26 Jul 1679 60
14 Feb 1679 Sir Walter Ernle,1st baronet c 1628 25 Jul 1682
15 Sep 1679 Sir Giles Hungerford 25 Sep 1614 7 Mar 1685 70
John Eyles 5 Jul 1703
8 Feb 1681 Sir Walter Ernle,1st baronet c 1628 25 Jul 1682
George Johnson 6 Mar 1626 28 May 1683 57
27 Mar 1685 Sir John Talbot 7 Jun 1630 13 Mar 1714 83
Walter Grubbe (to 1695) 11 Aug 1655 6 Sep 1715 60
14 Jan 1689 Sir William Pynsent,1st baronet 10 Aug 1642 1719 76
7 Mar 1690 Walter Grubbe (to 1695) 11 Aug 1655 6 Sep 1715 60
Sir Thomas Fowle 22 Jan 1637 11 Nov 1692 55
John Methuen c 1649 13 Jul 1706
Double return between Fowle and Methuen.
Fowle declared elected 29 Mar 1690,but he
was unseated on petition in favour of John
Methuen 22 Dec 1690
22 Dec 1690 John Methuen (to Jan 1701) c 1649 13 Jul 1706
8 Nov 1695 Sir Edward Ernle,3rd baronet c 1673 31 Jan 1729
25 Jul 1698 Sir Francis Child (to 1702) [at the general 14 Dec 1642 4 Oct 1713 70
election in Jul 1702,Child was also returned
for London,for which he chose to sit]
4 Jan 1701 Francis Merewether c 1674 30 Sep 1718
24 Nov 1701 John Methuen (to 1706) c 1649 13 Jul 1706
14 Nov 1702 John Child c 1677 14 Feb 1703
3 Mar 1703 Francis Merewether c 1674 30 Sep 1718
11 May 1705 Sir Francis Child (to 1708) 14 Dec 1642 4 Oct 1713 70
11 Dec 1706 Josiah Diston (to 1710) 1667 7 Nov 1737 70
5 May 1708 Paul Methuen [kt 1725] 19 Dec 1672 11 Apr 1757 84
7 Oct 1710 Sir Francis Child 14 Dec 1642 4 Oct 1713 70
Thomas Richmond Webb c 1663 16 Nov 1731
Josiah Diston 1667 7 Nov 1737 70
Paul Methuen 19 Dec 1672 11 Apr 1757 84
Double return. Child and Webb declared
elected 16 Dec 1710
28 Aug 1713 Robert Child 6 Jun 1674 6 Oct 1721 47
John Nicholas 1 Jul 1691 31 Aug 1746 55
24 Jan 1715 Josiah Diston (to 1722) 1667 7 Nov 1737 70
Francis Eyles [expelled 28 Jan 1721] c 1679 19 Dec 1735
8 Feb 1721 Benjamin Haskins-Stiles (to 1734) c 1684 4 Apr 1739
23 Mar 1722 Joseph Eyles [kt 1724] c 1690 8 Feb 1740
18 Aug 1727 Francis Eyles (to 1742) c 1704 21 Sep 1750
27 Apr 1734 Sir Joseph Eyles c 1690 8 Feb 1740
26 Feb 1740 John Garth (to Jan 1765) 1701 24 Dec 1764 63
23 Jul 1742 George Lee [kt 1752] c 1700 18 Dec 1758
1 Jul 1747 William Willy (to Jun 1765) c 1703 22 May 1765
13 Jan 1765 Charles Garth (to Nov 1780) c 1734 9 Mar 1784
3 Jun 1765 James Sutton c 1733 6 Jul 1801
9 Sep 1780 Sir James Long (Tylney-Long from 1784),
7th baronet (to 1788) c 1737 28 Nov 1794
28 Nov 1780 Henry Jones 1 Oct 1792
5 Apr 1784 Henry Addington,later [1805] 1st Viscount
Sidmouth (to 1805) 30 May 1757 15 Feb 1844 86
23 Dec 1788 Joshua Smith (to 1818) 1732 20 Mar 1819 86
23 Jan 1805 Thomas Grimston Estcourt (to 1826) 3 Aug 1775 26 Jul 1853 77
16 Jun 1818 John Pearse (to 1832) 19 Dec 1759 21 Jul 1836 76
1 Mar 1826 George Watson-Taylor 12 May 1771 6 Jun 1841 70
12 Dec 1832 Wadham Locke (to 1835) 20 Oct 1835
Montague Gore 1811 5 Oct 1864 53
17 Feb 1834 Sir Philip Charles Henderson
Calderwood Durham (to 1836) 29 Jul 1763 2 Apr 1845 81
25 Nov 1835 Thomas Henry Sutton Sotheron (Sotheron-
Estcourt from 1855) (to 1844) 4 Apr 1801 6 Jan 1876 74
10 Feb 1836 James Whitley Deans Dundas [kt 1855] 4 Dec 1785 3 Oct 1862 76
[he was unseated on petition in favour of George
Heneage Walker Heneage 25 May 1838]
25 May 1838 George Heneage Walker Heneage (to 1857) 17 Jul 1799 21 Sep 1875 76
7 Feb 1844 William Heald Ludlow Bruges 1796 c Jan 1856 59
25 Feb 1848 James Bucknall Bucknall-Estcourt 1802 23 Jun 1855 52
6 Jul 1852 John Neilson Gladstone 18 Jan 1807 7 Feb 1863 56
30 Apr 1857 Simon Watson Taylor 1811 25 Dec 1902 91
Christopher Darby Griffith (to 1868) 16 Sep 1804 19 Mar 1885 80
30 Apr 1859 John Neilson Gladstone 18 Jan 1807 7 Feb 1863 56
18 Feb 1863 William Wells Addington,later [1864] 3rd
Viscount Sidmouth 25 Mar 1824 28 Dec 1913 89
18 Apr 1864 Sir Thomas Bateson,2nd baronet,later [1885]
1st Baron Deramore (to 1885) 4 Jun 1819 1 Dec 1890 71
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1868
28 Nov 1885 Walter Hume Long,later [1921] 1st
Viscount Long of Wraxall 13 Jul 1854 26 Sep 1924 70
Jul 1892 Charles Edward Henry Hobhouse,later [1916]
4th baronet 30 Jun 1862 26 Jun 1941 78
26 Jul 1895 Edward Alfred Goulding,later [1915] 1st
baronet and [1922] 1st Baron Wargrave 5 Nov 1862 17 Jul 1936 73
17 Jan 1906 Francis Edward Newman Rogers 26 Dec 1868 28 Mar 1925 56
26 Jan 1910 Basil Edward Peto,later [1927] 1st baronet 13 Aug 1862 28 Jan 1945 82
14 Dec 1918 William Cory Heward Bell 25 Oct 1875 6 Feb 1961 85
6 Dec 1923 Eric Macfadyen [kt 1943] 9 Feb 1879 13 Jul 1966 87
29 Oct 1924 Percy Angier Hurd [kt 1932] 18 May 1864 5 Jun 1950 86
26 Jul 1945 Maurice Christopher Hollis 29 Mar 1902 5 May 1977 75
26 May 1955 Henry Percivall Pott 29 Mar 1908 17 Jan 1964 55
14 May 1964 Charles Andrew Morrison [kt 1988] 25 Jun 1932 9 May 2005 72
9 Apr 1992 Michael Andrew Foster Jude Kerr Ancram,
styled Earl of Ancram, later [2004] 13th
Marquess of Lothian 7 Jul 1945
6 May 2010 Claire Louise Perry 3 Apr 1964
DEVON
Apr 1660 George Monck,later [Jul 1660] 1st
Duke of Albemarle 6 Dec 1608 3 Jan 1670 61
Sir John Northcote,1st baronet (to 1661) c 1600 24 Jun 1676
31 Jul 1660 Sir Edward Seymour,3rd baronet 10 Sep 1610 4 Dec 1688 78
9 Apr 1661 Sir Hugh Pollard,2nd baronet c 1610 27 Nov 1666
Sir John Rolle (to 1679) 23 Sep 1626 1 May 1706 79
8 Jan 1667 Christopher Monck,styled Earl of Torrington,
later [1670] 2nd Duke of Albemarle 14 Aug 1653 6 Oct 1688 35
28 Feb 1671 Sir Coplestone Bampfylde,2nd baronet c 1633 9 Feb 1692
18 Feb 1679 Edward Seymour,later [1688] 4th baronet 1633 17 Feb 1708 74
Sir William Courtenay,1st baronet (to 1685) 7 Sep 1628 1 Aug 1702 73
2 Sep 1679 Samuel Rolle 5 Nov 1646 5 Nov 1719 73
7 Apr 1685 Sir Bourchier Wrey,4th baronet c 1653 28 Jul 1696
Sir Coplestone Bampfylde,2nd baronet c 1633 9 Feb 1692
15 Jan 1689 Francis Courtenay 27 Feb 1652 1 Apr 1699 47
Samuel Rolle (to Dec 1701) 5 Nov 1646 5 Nov 1719 73
16 May 1699 Thomas Drewe c 1635 10 Aug 1707
21 Jan 1701 Sir William Courtenay,2nd baronet (to 1710) 11 Mar 1676 6 Oct 1735 59
5 Dec 1701 Sir John Pole,3rd baronet 17 Jun 1649 13 Mar 1708 58
4 Aug 1702 Robert Rolle c 1677 18 Aug 1710
17 Oct 1710 Sir William Pole,4th baronet 17 Aug 1678 31 Dec 1741 63
John Rolle (to 1713) 8 Dec 1679 6 May 1730 50
22 Jul 1712 Sir William Courtenay,2nd baronet (to 1736) 11 Mar 1676 6 Oct 1735 59
15 Sep 1713 Sir Coplestone Warwick Bampfylde,3rd baronet c 1689 7 Oct 1727
29 Aug 1727 John Rolle 8 Dec 1679 6 May 1730 50
2 Jun 1730 Henry Rolle,later [1748] 1st Baron Rolle (to 1741) 7 Nov 1708 17 Aug 1750 41
3 Feb 1736 John Bampfylde 8 Apr 1691 17 Sep 1750 59
19 May 1741 Sir William Courtenay,later [1762] 1st Viscount
Courtenay (to 1762) 11 Feb 1710 16 May 1762 52
Theophilus Fortescue 1707 13 Mar 1746 38
15 Apr 1746 Sir Thomas Dyke Acland,7th baronet 14 Aug 1722 24 Feb 1785 62
7 Jul 1747 Sir Richard Warwick Bampfylde,4th baronet
(to 1776) 21 Nov 1722 15 Jul 1776 53
19 May 1762 John Parker,later [1784] 1st Baron Boringdon
(to 1784) c 1735 27 Apr 1788
3 Sep 1776 John Rolle Walter c 1714 30 Nov 1779
4 Jan 1780 John Rolle,later [1796] 1st Baron Rolle
(to 1796) 16 Oct 1756 3 Apr 1842 85
6 Apr 1784 John Pollexfen Bastard (to 1816) 18 Sep 1756 4 Apr 1816 59
1 Jun 1796 Sir Lawrence Palk,2nd baronet c 1766 20 Jun 1813
17 Oct 1812 Sir Thomas Dyke Acland,10th baronet 29 Mar 1787 22 Jul 1871 84
(to 1818)
13 May 1816 Edmund Pollexfen Bastard (to 1830) 12 Jul 1784 8 Jun 1838 53
25 Jun 1818 Hugh Fortescue,styled Viscount Ebrington,
later [1841] 2nd Earl Fortescue 13 Feb 1783 14 Sep 1861 78
18 Mar 1820 Sir Thomas Dyke Acland,10th baronet 29 Mar 1787 22 Jul 1871 84
(to 1831)
13 Aug 1830 Hugh Fortescue,styled Viscount Ebrington,
later [1841] 2nd Earl Fortescue (to 1832) 13 Feb 1783 14 Sep 1861 78
10 May 1831 Lord John Russell,later [1861] 1st Earl Russell 18 Aug 1792 28 May 1878 85
COUNTY SPLIT INTO NORTH
& SOUTH DIVISIONS 1832
DEVON CENTRAL
6 May 2010 Melvyn John Stride 30 Sep 1961
DEVON EAST
25 Nov 1868 Sir Lawrence Palk.4th baronet,later [1880]
1st Baron Haldon (to 1880) 5 Jan 1818 22 Mar 1883 65
Edward Baldwin Courtenay,styled Baron
Courtenay,later [1888] 12th Earl of Devon 7 May 1836 15 Jan 1891 54
9 Apr 1870 John Henry Kennaway,later [1873] 3rd baronet 6 Jun 1837 6 Sep 1919 82
(to 1885)
12 Apr 1880 William Hood Walrond,later [1889] 2nd
baronet and [1905] 1st Baron Waleran 26 Feb 1849 17 May 1925 75
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO VARIOUS
DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "ASHBURTON","BARNSTAPLE",
"HONITON"."SOUTH MOLTON",TAVISTOCK",
"TIVERTON","TORQUAY" AND "TOTNES"
CONSTITUENCY REVIVED 1997
1 May 1997 Sir Peter Frank Hannibal Emery 27 Feb 1926 9 Dec 2004 78
7 Jun 2001 Hugo George William Swire 30 Nov 1959
DEVON NORTH
15 Dec 1832 Hugh Fortescue,styled Viscount Ebrington,
later [1841] 2nd Earl Fortescue (to 1839) 13 Feb 1783 14 Sep 1861 78
Newton Fellowes,later [1853] 4th Earl of
Portsmouth 26 Jun 1772 9 Jan 1854 81
29 Jul 1837 Sir Thomas Dyke Acland,10th baronet 29 Mar 1787 22 Jul 1871 84
(to 1857)
18 Mar 1839 Lewis William Buck 1784 25 Apr 1858 73
6 Apr 1857 James Wentworth Buller 1 Oct 1798 13 Mar 1865 66
Charles Henry Rolle Trefusis,later [1866] 20th
Baron Clinton (to 1866) 2 Mar 1834 29 Mar 1904 70
1 Apr 1865 Thomas Dyke Acland,later [1871] 11th baronet 25 May 1809 29 May 1898 89
(to Nov 1885)
9 May 1866 Sir Stafford Henry Northcote,8th baronet,
later [1885] 1st Earl of Iddesleigh 27 Oct 1818 12 Jan 1887 68
1 Jul 1885 John Curzon Moore-Stevens c 1819 c Jul 1903
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO VARIOUS
DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "ASHBURTON","BARNSTAPLE",
"HONITON"."SOUTH MOLTON",TAVISTOCK",
"TIVERTON","TORQUAY" AND "TOTNES"
CONSTITUENCY REVIVED 1950
23 Feb 1950 Christopher Henry Maxwell Peto,later [1971]
3rd baronet 19 Feb 1897 19 May 1980 83
26 May 1955 James Louis Lindsay 16 Dec 1906 27 Aug 1997 90
8 Oct 1959 (John) Jeremy Thorpe 29 Apr 1929 4 Dec 2014 85
3 May 1979 Antony Speller 12 Jun 1929 15 Feb 2013 83
9 Apr 1992 Nicholas Barton Harvey [kt 2012] 3 Aug 1961
DEVON SOUTH
24 Dec 1832 Lord John Russell,later [1861] 1st Earl Russell
(to May 1835) 19 Aug 1792 28 May 1878 85
John Crocker Bulteel
13 Jan 1835 Sir John Buller Yarde-Buller,3rd baronet,
later [1858] 1st Baron Churston (to 1858) 12 Apr 1799 4 Sep 1871 72
7 May 1835 Montague Edmund Newcombe Parker 22 Jan 1807 1 Jul 1858 51
6 Jul 1841 William Reginald Courtenay,styled Baron
Courtenay,later [1859] 11th Earl of Devon 19 Apr 1807 18 Nov 1888 81
13 Feb 1849 Sir Ralph Lopes,2nd baronet 10 Sep 1788 23 Jan 1854 65
14 Feb 1854 Lawrence Palk.later [1860] 4th baronet and
[1880] 1st Baron Haldon (to 1868) 5 Jan 1818 22 Mar 1883 65
6 Aug 1858 Samuel Trehawke Kekewich (to 1873) 31 Oct 1796 1 Jun 1873 76
30 Nov 1868 Sir Massey Lopes,3rd baronet (to 1885) 14 Jun 1818 20 Jan 1908 89
17 Jun 1873 John Carpenter Garnier 28 Feb 1839 5 Oct 1926 87
13 Aug 1884 John Tremayne 1825 8 Apr 1901 75
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO VARIOUS
DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "ASHBURTON","BARNSTAPLE",
"HONITON"."SOUTH MOLTON",TAVISTOCK",
"TIVERTON","TORQUAY" AND "TOTNES"
DEVON SOUTHWEST
1 May 1997 Gary Nicholas Streeter 2 Oct 1955
DEVON WEST
28 Feb 1974 Peter McLay Mills [kt 1982] 22 Sep 1921 16 Aug 1993 71
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
DEVON WEST & TORRIDGE
9 Jun 1983 Sir Peter McLay Mills 22 Sep 1921 16 Aug 1993 71
11 Jun 1987 Emma Harriet Nicholson,later [1997] Baroness
Nicholson of Winterbourne [L] 16 Oct 1941
1 May 1997 John Patrick Aubone Burnett,later [2006]
Baron Burnett [L] 19 Sep 1945
5 May 2005 Charles Geoffrey Cox 30 Apr 1960
DEVONPORT (DEVONSHIRE)
13 Dec 1832 Sir George Grey,2nd baronet (to 1847) 11 May 1799 9 Sep 1882 83
Sir Edward Codrington 27 Apr 1770 28 Apr 1851 81
24 Jan 1840 Henry Tufnell (to 1854) 1805 15 Jun 1854 49
30 Jul 1847 John Romilly [kt 1848],later [1866] 1st Baron
Romilly 10 Jan 1802 23 Dec 1874 72
7 Jul 1852 Sir George Henry Frederick Berkeley
(to 1857) 9 Jul 1785 25 Sep 1857 72
11 May 1854 Sir Thomas Erskine Perry
(to 9 Aug 1859) 20 Jul 1806 22 Apr 1882 75
27 Mar 1857 James Wilson (to 17 Aug 1859) 3 Jun 1805 11 Aug 1860 55
9 Aug 1859 Sir Michael Seymour (to 1863) 5 Dec 1802 23 Feb 1887 84
17 Aug 1859 Sir Arthur William Buller (to 1865) 5 Sep 1808 30 Apr 1869 60
12 Feb 1863 William Ferrand (to 1866) 26 Apr 1809 31 Mar 1889 79
22 Jun 1865 Thomas Brassey,later [1886] 1st Baron
Brassey and [1911] 1st Earl Brassey 11 Feb 1836 23 Feb 1918 82
12 Jul 1865 John Fleming
[The election of the two sitting members
(Ferrand and Fleming) at the general election
in Jul 1865 was declared void 9 May 1866]
22 May 1866 William Gordon Cornwallis Eliot,styled Baron
Eliot,later [1877] 4th Earl of St.Germans 14 Dec 1829 19 Mar 1881 51
Montague Chambers (to 1874) 18 Sep 1885
18 Nov 1868 John Delaware Lewis 1828 31 Jul 1884 56
5 Feb 1874 John Henry Puleston [kt 1887] 2 Jun 1830 19 Oct 1908 78
George Edward Price 1842 29 Jun 1926 83
Jul 1892 Hudson Ewbanke Kearley,later [1908] 1st
baronet,[1910] 1st Baron Devonport and [1917]
1st Viscount Devonport (to 1910) 1 Sep 1856 5 Sep 1934 78
Edward John Chalmers Morton 10 Aug 1856 3 Oct 1902 46
22 Oct 1902 John Lockie 1863 26 Jan 1906 42
20 Jun 1904 John Williams Benn,later [1914] 1st baronet 13 Nov 1850 10 Apr 1922 71
15 Jan 1910 Sir John Jackson 4 Feb 1851 14 Dec 1919 68
Clement Kinloch-Cooke [kt 1905],later [1926]
1st baronet (to 1923) 1854 4 Sep 1944 90
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1918
6 Dec 1923 Isaac Leslie Hore-Belisha,later [1954] 1st
Baron Hore-Belisha 7 Sep 1893 16 Feb 1957 63
26 Jul 1945 Michael Mackintosh Foot 23 Jul 1913 3 Mar 2010 96
26 May 1955 Dame Joan Hilda Vickers,later [1975]
Baroness Vickers [L] 3 Jun 1907 23 May 1994 86
28 Feb 1974 David Anthony Llewellyn Owen,later [1992]
Baron Owen [L] 2 Jul 1938
9 Apr 1992 David Charles Jamieson 18 May 1947
5 May 2005 Alison Jane Seabeck 20 Jan 1954
COMBINED WITH "PLYMOUTH SUTTON" TO
FORM NEW CONSTUTUENCY OF "PLYMOUTH
SUTTON AND DEVONPORT" 2010
DEWSBURY
18 Nov 1868 John Simon [kt 1886] 9 Dec 1818 24 Jun 1897 78
16 Nov 1888 Mark Oldroyd [kt 1909] 30 May 1843 5 Jul 1927 84
28 Jan 1902 Walter Runciman,later [1937] 1st Viscount
Runciman of Doxford 19 Nov 1870 14 Nov 1949 78
14 Dec 1918 Emil William Pickering 3 Jan 1882 14 Mar 1942 60
15 Nov 1922 Benjamin Riley 1866 6 Jan 1946 79
6 Dec 1923 Thomas Edmund Harvey 4 Jan 1875 3 May 1955 80
29 Oct 1924 Benjamin Riley 1866 6 Jan 1946 79
27 Oct 1931 Walter Russell Rea,later [1935] 1st baronet and
[1937] 1st Baron Rea 18 May 1873 26 May 1948 75
14 Nov 1935 Benjamin Riley 1866 6 Jan 1946 79
26 Jul 1945 William Thomas Paling 28 Oct 1892 10 Apr 1992 99
8 Oct 1959 David Ginsburg 18 Mar 1921 18 Mar 1994 73
9 Jun 1983 John Whitfield 31 Oct 1941
11 Jun 1987 Winifred Ann Taylor,later [2005] Baroness
Taylor of Bolton [L] 2 Jul 1947
5 May 2005 Shahid Malik 24 Nov 1967
6 May 2010 Simon Justin Reevell 2 Mar 1966
DONCASTER (YORKSHIRE)
28 Nov 1885 Walter Shirley Shirley 1851 1 May 1888 36
23 Feb 1888 William Henry Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 26 Dec 1840 10 Jul 1920 79
Jul 1892 Charles James Fleming 26 Nov 1839 25 Dec 1904 65
22 Jul 1895 Frederick William Fison,later [1905] 1st baronet 4 Dec 1847 20 Dec 1927 80
24 Jan 1906 Charles Norris Nicholson,later [1912] 1st
baronet 30 Jul 1857 29 Nov 1918 61
14 Dec 1918 Reginald Nicholson 15 Jul 1869 27 Apr 1946 76
15 Nov 1922 Wilfred Paling 7 Apr 1883 17 Apr 1971 88
27 Oct 1931 Arthur Hugh Elsdale Molson,later [1961]
Baron Molson [L] 29 Jun 1903 13 Oct 1991 88
14 Nov 1935 Alfred Short 24 Nov 1882 24 Aug 1938 55
17 Nov 1938 John Morgan 21 Oct 1892 4 Dec 1940 48
6 Feb 1941 Evelyn Walkden Oct 1893 12 Sep 1970 76
23 Feb 1950 Raymond Jones Gunter 30 Aug 1909 12 Apr 1977 67
25 Oct 1951 Anthony Perrinott Lysberg Barber,later [1975]
Baron Barber [L] 4 Jul 1920 16 Dec 2005 85
15 Oct 1964 Harold Walker,later [1997] Baron Walker of
Doncaster [L] 12 Jul 1927 11 Nov 2003 76
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO "CENTRAL"
& "NORTH" DIVISIONS 1983
DONCASTER CENTRAL
9 Jun 1983 Harold Walker,later [1997] Baron Walker of
Doncaster [L] 12 Jul 1927 11 Nov 2003 76
1 May 1997 Rosalie Winterton 10 Aug 1958
DONCASTER NORTH
9 Jun 1983 Michael Collins Welsh 23 Nov 1926 20 Jan 2012 85
9 Apr 1992 Kevin Michael Hughes 15 Dec 1952 16 Jul 2006 53
5 May 2005 Edward Samuel Miliband 24 Dec 1969
DONEGAL
1801 Henry Vaughan Brooke 1743 27 Nov 1807 64
Arthur Saunders Gore,styled Viscount
Sudley,later [1809] 3rd Earl of Arran (to 1806) 20 Jul 1761 20 Jan 1837 75
28 Jul 1802 Sir James Stewart,7th baronet (to 1818) c 1756 20 May 1827
17 Nov 1806 Henry Vaughan Brooke 1743 27 Nov 1807 64
4 Feb 1808 Sir Henry Conyngham Montgomery,1st baronet 15 Mar 1765 21 Jan 1830 64
23 Oct 1812 George Vaughan Hart (to 1831) 1752 14 Jun 1832 79
1 Jul 1818 Henry Joseph Conyngham,styled Earl of
Mount Charles 6 Apr 1795 26 Dec 1824 29
21 Feb 1825 Francis Nathaniel Conyngham,styled Earl of
Mount Charles,later [1832] 2nd Marquess
Conyngham 11 Jun 1797 17 Jul 1876 79
17 May 1831 Sir Edmund Samuel Hayes,3rd baronet 2 Jul 1806 30 Jun 1860 53
(to 1860)
Edward Michael Conolly 23 Aug 1786 4 Jan 1849 62
20 Feb 1849 Thomas Conolly (to 1876) 23 Feb 1823 10 Aug 1876 53
17 Jul 1860 James Hamilton,styled Viscount Hamilton,
later [1885] 2nd Duke of Abercorn (to 1880) 24 Aug 1838 3 Jan 1913 74
28 Aug 1876 William Wilson 1836 8 Nov 1879 43
17 Dec 1879 Thomas Lea,later [1892] 1st baronet 17 Jan 1841 9 Jan 1902 60
(to 1885)
10 Apr 1880 John Kinnear 1824 1894 70
SPLIT INTO 4 DIVISIONS 1885 - SEE BELOW
DONEGAL EAST
5 Dec 1885 Arthur O'Connor 1 Oct 1844 30 Mar 1923 78
5 Oct 1900 Edward McFadden 23 Apr 1862 1922 60
15 Jan 1906 Charles McVeigh 1849
28 Jan 1910 Edward Joseph Kelly 31 Mar 1883 25 Sep 1944 61
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922
DONEGAL NORTH
2 Dec 1885 James Edward O'Doherty 1848
25 Jun 1890 James Rochfort Maguire 4 Oct 1855 18 Apr 1925 69
Jul 1892 John Mains 1851
15 Jul 1895 Thomas Bartholomew Curran 1870 Oct 1929 59
8 Oct 1900 William O'Doherty 1868 18 May 1905 36
15 Jun 1905 John Muldoon 1865 20 Nov 1938 73
18 Jan 1906 Philip O'Doherty 1871 6 Feb 1926 54
14 Dec 1918 Joseph O'Doherty 1891 10 Aug 1979 88
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922
DONEGAL SOUTH
9 Dec 1885 Bernard Kelly 1808 1 Jan 1887 78
2 Feb 1887 John Gordon Swift MacNeill 11 Mar 1849 24 Aug 1926 77
14 Dec 1918 Peter Joseph Ward 1 Nov 1891 6 Jan 1970 78
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922
DONEGAL WEST
1 Dec 1885 Patrick O'Hea 1848
30 May 1890 James Joseph Dalton 6 Feb 1861
Jul 1892 Timothy Daniel Sullivan 29 May 1827 31 Mar 1914 86
3 Oct 1900 James Boyle 1863 Dec 1936 73
25 Apr 1902 Hugh Alexander Law 1872 2 Apr 1943 70
14 Dec 1918 Joseph Aloysius Sweeney 13 Jun 1897 25 Nov 1980 83
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922
DON VALLEY (YORKSHIRE)
14 Dec 1918 James Walton 7 Sep 1867 26 Jan 1924 56
15 Nov 1922 Thomas Williams,later [1961] Baron Williams
of Barnburgh [L] 18 Mar 1888 29 Mar 1967 79
8 Oct 1959 Richard Kelley 24 Jul 1904 Apr 1984 79
3 May 1979 Michael Collins Welsh 23 Nov 1926 20 Jan 2012 85
9 Jun 1983 Martin Redmond 15 Aug 1937 20 Jan 1997 59
1 May 1997 Caroline Louise Flint 20 Sep 1961
DORCHESTER (DORSET)
9 Apr 1660 Denzil Holles,later [1661] 1st Baron Holles
(to May 1661) 31 Oct 1599 17 Feb 1680 80
John Whiteway 1614 c 1677
26 Mar 1661 James Gould (to 1677) 21 Jul 1593 15 Feb 1676 82
20 May 1661 John Churchill (to 1679) 1622 22 Dec 1682 60
28 Feb 1677 James Gould c 1625 11 Aug 1707
26 Feb 1679 Sir Francis Holles,1st baronet,later [1680]
2nd Baron Holles 19 Aug 1627 1 Mar 1690 62
Nicholas Gould (to 1681) 16 Mar 1635 1691 56
11 Nov 1680 James Gould (to 1685) c 1625 11 Aug 1707
21 Feb 1681 Nathaniel Bond 14 Jun 1634 31 Aug 1707 73
16 Apr 1685 Edward Meller c 1647 3 Sep 1699
William Churchill 15 Jan 1627 Aug 1702 75
11 Jan 1689 Gerard Napier c 1661 16 Nov 1689
Thomas Trenchard (to 1690) 14 Feb 1672 16 Jan 1703 30
9 Dec 1689 Thomas Chafin 15 Jul 1650 17 Jan 1691 40
3 Mar 1690 James Gould (to 1695) c 1625 11 Aug 1707
Sir Robert Napier,1st baronet [he was c 1640 31 Oct 1700
unseated on petition in favour of Thomas
Trenchard 17 Dec 1690]
17 Dec 1690 Thomas Trenchard 14 Feb 1672 16 Jan 1703 30
24 Oct 1695 Nathaniel Bond 14 Jun 1634 31 Aug 1707 73
Nathaniel Napier,later [1709] 3rd baronet c 1668 24 Feb 1728
(to 1708)
5 Aug 1698 Sir Robert Napier,1st baronet c 1640 31 Oct 1700
7 Jan 1701 Thomas Trenchard [at the general election 14 Feb 1672 16 Jan 1703 30
in Nov 1701,Trenchard was also returned for
Dorset,for which he chose to sit]
4 Feb 1702 Sir Nathaniel Napier,2nd baronet c 1636 21 Jan 1709
14 May 1705 Awnsham Churchill (to 1710) 2 May 1658 24 Apr 1728 69
8 May 1708 John Churchill 10 Feb 1657 24 Apr 1709 52
5 Dec 1709 Denis Bond 10 Dec 1676 30 Jan 1747 70
10 Oct 1710 Sir Nathaniel Napier,3rd baronet (to 1722) c 1668 24 Feb 1728
Benjamin Gifford c 1688 13 Jun 1713
28 Aug 1713 Henry Trenchard 1668 28 Mar 1720 51
23 Apr 1720 Robert Browne [he was unseated on petition 7 Aug 1695 21 Apr 1757 61
in favour of Abraham Janssen 18 May 1720]
18 May 1720 Abraham Janssen,later [1748] 2nd baronet c 1699 19 Feb 1765
28 Mar 1722 Edmund Morton Pleydell [he was unseated c 1693 16 Mar 1754
on petition in favour of William Chapple
13 Feb 1723]
Joseph Damer (to 1727) 1676 1 Mar 1737 60
13 Feb 1723 William Chapple (to 1737) c 1676 15 Mar 1745
21 Aug 1727 John Browne (to 1751) 24 Dec 1696 25 Apr 1750 53
25 Jun 1737 Robert Browne 7 Aug 1695 21 Apr 1757 61
5 May 1741 Nathaniel Gundry 2 Apr 1701 30 Mar 1754 52
29 Jan 1751 George Damer 28 Aug 1727 14 Mar 1752 24
John Pitt (to 1761) c 1706 Feb 1787
28 Mar 1752 George Clavell 12 Mar 1725 Jan 1774 48
16 Apr 1754 Joseph Damer,1st Baron Milton [I],later
[1792] 1st Earl of Dorchester (to 1762) 12 Mar 1718 12 Jan 1798 79
25 Mar 1761 Thomas Foster (to 1765) 1720 20 Oct 1765 45
7 May 1762 John Damer (to 1780) 27 Oct 1720 26 Dec 1783 63
23 Dec 1765 William Ewer (to 1789) c 1720 23 Jun 1789
11 Sep 1780 George Damer,later [1798] 2nd Earl of
Dorchester (to 1791) [following the 28 Mar 1746 7 Mar 1808 61
general election in Jun 1790,he was unseated
on petition in favour of Cropley Ashley
14 Apr 1791]
4 Jul 1789 Thomas Ewer 18 Jan 1790
30 Jan 1790 Cropley Ashley,later [1811] 6th Earl of
Shaftesbury 21 Dec 1768 2 Jun 1851 82
18 Jun 1790 Francis Fane (to 1807) 5 Dec 1752 10 Nov 1813 60
14 Apr 1791 Cropley Ashley,later [1811] 6th Earl of
Shaftesbury (to 1811) 21 Dec 1768 2 Jun 1851 82
5 May 1807 Robert Williams (to 1812) 23 Apr 1735 17 Jan 1814 78
29 May 1811 Charles Henry Bouverie (to Dec 1812) Feb 1782 27 May 1836 54
[at the general election in Oct 1812,he was
also returned for Downton,for which he
chose to sit]
7 Oct 1812 Robert Williams (to 1835) 11 Feb 1767 10 Mar 1847 80
28 Dec 1812 William A'Court,later [1817] 1st baronet and
[1828] 1st Baron Heytesbury 11 Jul 1779 31 May 1860 80
11 Apr 1814 Sir Samuel Shepherd 6 Apr 1760 3 Nov 1840 80
18 Jun 1819 Charles Warren 19 Mar 1764 12 Aug 1829 65
9 Jun 1826 Anthony William Ashley Cooper 4 Oct 1803 18 Apr 1877 73
10 Apr 1830 Henry Charles Sturt 9 Aug 1795 14 Apr 1866 70
2 Aug 1830 Anthony Ashley-Cooper,styled Baron Ashley,
later [1851] 7th Earl of Shaftesbury 28 Apr 1801 1 Oct 1885 84
11 Oct 1831 Anthony Henry Ashley-Cooper (to 1847) 5 May 1807 30 Nov 1858 51
6 Jan 1835 Robert Williams 23 Jan 1811 7 Jun 1890 79
28 Jun 1841 Sir James Robert George Graham,2nd
baronet 1 Jun 1792 25 Oct 1861 69
28 Jul 1847 George Lionel Dawson-Damer 28 Oct 1788 14 Apr 1856 67
Henry Gerard Sturt,later [1876] 1st Baron
Alington (to 1856) 16 May 1825 17 Feb 1904 78
8 Jul 1852 Richard Brinsley Sheridan (to 1868) c 1806 2 May 1888
22 Jul 1856 Charles Napier Sturt (to 1874) 9 Aug 1832 13 Mar 1886 53
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1868
4 Feb 1874 William Ernest Brymer 20 May 1840 9 May 1909 68
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1885
DORKING (SURREY)
23 Feb 1950 Gordon Cosmo Touche,later [1962] 1st baronet 8 Jul 1895 19 May 1972 76
15 Oct 1964 Sir George Evelyn Sinclair 6 Nov 1912 21 Sep 2005 92
3 May 1979 Keith David Wickenden 22 Nov 1932 9 Jul 1983 50
For information on the death of this former MP,
see the note at the foot of this page
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
DORSET
26 Mar 1660 John Fitzjames 31 Dec 1619 21 Jun 1670 50
Robert Coker c 1617 19 Sep 1698
Apr 1661 Giles Strangways 3 Jun 1615 20 Jul 1675 60
John Strode (to 1679) 11 Aug 1624 1679 54
18 Oct 1675 John Digby,styled Baron Digby,later [1677]
3rd Earl of Bristol 26 Apr 1634 18 Sep 1698 64
30 Apr 1677 Sir Nathaniel Napier,2nd baronet c 1636 21 Jan 1709
Thomas Browne c 1620 16 Sep 1680
Double return. Election declared void
28 Jan 1678
4 Mar 1678 Thomas Browne c 1620 16 Sep 1680
3 Mar 1679 Thomas Strangways (to 1713) 1643 21 Dec 1713 70
Thomas Freke c 1638 5 Dec 1701
10 Dec 1701 Thomas Trenchard 14 Feb 1672 16 Jan 1703 30
22 Jul 1702 Thomas Chafin 27 Jan 1675 16 Mar 1711 36
25 Apr 1711 Richard Bingham c 1667 1735
16 Sep 1713 George Chafin (to 1754) 7 Jan 1689 7 Sep 1766 77
Thomas Strangways c 1683 23 Sep 1726
25 Jan 1727 George Pitt after 1691 Oct 1745
6 Sep 1727 Edmund Morton Pleydell c 1693 16 Mar 1754
15 Jul 1747 George Pitt,later [1776] 1st Baron Rivers
(to 1774) 1 May 1721 7 May 1803 82
24 Apr 1754 Humphry Sturt (to 1784) c 1725 20 Oct 1786
12 Oct 1774 George Pitt,later [1803] 2nd Baron Rivers
(to 1790) 19 Sep 1751 20 Jul 1828 76
14 Apr 1784 Francis John Brown (to 1806) 4 Oct 1754 29 Mar 1833 78
25 Jun 1790 William Morton Pitt (to 1826) 16 May 1754 29 Feb 1836 81
7 Nov 1806 Edward Berkeley Portman 31 Jan 1771 19 Jan 1823 51
26 Feb 1823 Edward Berkeley Portman,later [1873] 1st
Viscount Portman (to 1832) 9 Jul 1799 19 Nov 1888 89
16 Feb 1826 Henry Bankes 19 Dec 1756 17 Dec 1834 77
16 May 1831 John Calcraft 16 Oct 1765 11 Sep 1831 65
For further information on the death of this
MP, see the note at the foot of the page
containing details of the members for Wareham
30 Sep 1831 Anthony Ashley-Cooper,styled Baron Ashley,
later [1851] 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (to 1846) 28 Apr 1801 1 Oct 1885 84
REPRESENTATION INCREASED
TO THREE MEMBERS 1832
19 Dec 1832 William John Bankes 11 Dec 1786 15 Apr 1855 68
For further information on this MP,see the
note at the foot of the page containing
details of the constituency of Truro
William Francis Spencer Ponsonby,later
[1838] 1st Baron De Mauley (to 1837) 31 Jul 1787 16 May 1855 67
13 Jan 1835 Henry Charles Sturt (to 1846) 9 Aug 1795 14 Apr 1866 70
2 Aug 1837 John George Charles Fox-Strangways 6 Feb 1803 8 Sep 1859 56
6 Jul 1841 George Bankes (to 1856) 1 Dec 1787 6 Jul 1856 68
19 Feb 1846 Henry Ker Seymer (to 1864) 1807 28 May 1864 56
John Floyer (to 1857) 26 Apr 1811 4 Jul 1887 76
26 Jul 1856 Henry Gerard Sturt,later [1876] 1st Baron
Alington (to 1876) 16 May 1825 17 Feb 1904 78
6 Apr 1857 William Henry Berkeley Portman,later [1888]
2nd Viscount Portman (to 1885) 12 Jul 1829 16 Oct 1919 90
27 Feb 1864 John Floyer (to 1885) 26 Apr 1811 4 Jul 1887 76
5 Feb 1876 Edward Henry Trafalgar Digby,later [1889] 10th
Baron Digby 21 Oct 1846 11 May 1920 73
SPLIT INTO 4 DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "DORSET EAST","DORSET NORTH",
"DORSET SOUTH" AND "DORSET WEST"
DORSET EAST
5 Dec 1885 Pascoe Charles Glyn 12 Apr 1833 3 Nov 1904 71
15 Jul 1886 George Hawkesworth Bond 1845 5 Nov 1891 46
27 Nov 1891 Humphrey Napier Sturt,later [1904] 2nd
Baron Alington 20 Aug 1859 30 Jul 1919 59
17 Mar 1904 Charles Henry Lyell 18 May 1875 18 Oct 1918 43
27 Jan 1910 Frederick Edward Guest [he was unseated 14 Jun 1875 28 Apr 1937 61
on petition 14 May 1910]
30 Jun 1910 Christian Henry Charles Guest 15 Feb 1874 9 Oct 1957 83
Dec 1910 Frederick Edward Guest 14 Jun 1875 28 Apr 1937 61
15 Nov 1922 Gordon Ralph Hall-Caine 16 Aug 1884 5 Mar 1962 77
30 May 1929 Alec Ewart Glassey 12 Dec 1887 26 Jun 1970 82
27 Oct 1931 Gordon Ralph Hall-Caine 16 Aug 1884 5 Mar 1962 77
26 Jul 1945 Mervyn James Wheatley 24 Apr 1880 26 Oct 1974 94
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
DORSET MID AND POOLE NORTH
1 May 1997 Christopher James Fraser 25 Oct 1962
7 Jun 2001 Annette Lesley Brooke 7 Jun 1947
DORSET NORTH
9 Dec 1885 Edwin Berkeley Portman 3 Aug 1830 27 Apr 1921 90
Jul 1892 John Kenelm Digby Wingfield-Digby 2 Sep 1859 25 Dec 1904 45
27 Jan 1905 Arthur Walters Wills 1868 17 Nov 1948 80
19 Jan 1910 Sir Randolf Littlehales Baker 20 Jul 1879 23 Jul 1959 80
14 Dec 1918 William Philip Colfox,later [1939] 1st baronet 25 Feb 1888 8 Nov 1966 78
15 Nov 1922 John Emlyn Emlyn-Jones 22 Jan 1889 3 Mar 1952 63
For further information on the death of this
MP,see the note at the foot of this page
29 Oct 1924 Cecil Hanbury [kt 1935] 10 Mar 1871 10 Jun 1937 66
13 Jul 1937 Angus Valdemar Hambro 8 Jul 1883 19 Nov 1957 74
26 Jul 1945 Charles Frank Byers,later [1964] Baron 24 Jul 1915 6 Feb 1984 68
Byers [L]
23 Feb 1950 Robert Fisher Crouch 7 Feb 1904 7 May 1957 53
27 Jun 1957 Richard Hamilton Glyn,later [1960] 9th baronet 12 Oct 1907 24 Oct 1980 73
18 Jun 1970 David Pelham James 25 Dec 1919 15 Dec 1986 66
3 May 1979 Nicholas Brian Baker [kt 1997] 23 Nov 1938 25 Apr 1997 58
1 May 1997 Robert John Walter 30 May 1948
DORSET SOUTH
1 Dec 1885 Henry Parkman Sturgis 1 Mar 1847 1 Mar 1929 82
13 Jul 1886 Charles Joseph Theophilus Hambro 2 Oct 1834 11 Apr 1891 56
7 May 1891 William Ernest Brymer 20 May 1840 9 May 1909 68
17 Jan 1906 Thomas Talbot Leyland Scarisbrick,later
[1909] 1st baronet 28 Apr 1874 18 May 1933 59
21 Jan 1910 Angus Valdimar Hambro 8 Jul 1883 19 Nov 1957 74
15 Nov 1922 Robert Daniel Thwaites Yerburgh,later [1929]
1st Baron Alvingham 10 Dec 1889 27 Nov 1955 65
30 May 1929 Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil,
styled Viscount Cranborne,later [1947] 5th
Marquess of Salisbury 27 Apr 1893 23 Feb 1972 78
22 Feb 1941 Alexander Victor Edward Paulet Montagu,
styled Viscount Hinchingbrooke,later [1962]
10th Earl of Sandwich 22 May 1906 25 Feb 1995 88
22 Nov 1962 Nicholas Guy Barnett 23 Aug 1928 24 Dec 1986 58
15 Oct 1964 Evelyn Mansfield King 30 May 1907 14 Apr 1994 86
3 May 1979 Robert Michael James Cecil,styled Viscount
Cranborne,later [2003] 7th Marquess of
Salisbury 30 Sep 1946
11 Jun 1987 Ian Cameron Bruce 14 Mar 1947
7 Jun 2001 James Philip Knight,later [2010] Baron Knight
of Weymouth 6 Mar 1965
6 May 2010 Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax 29 Jan 1958
DORSET WEST
3 Dec 1885 Henry Richard Farquharson 1857 19 Apr 1895 37
For further information on this MP,see
the note at the foot of this page
14 May 1895 Robert Williams,later [1915] 1st baronet 15 Jun 1848 15 Apr 1943 94
15 Nov 1922 William Philip Colfox,later [1939] 1st baronet 25 Feb 1888 8 Nov 1966 78
21 Jun 1941 Kenelm Simon Digby Wingfield Digby 13 Feb 1910 22 Mar 1998 88
28 Feb 1974 James Wilton Spicer [kt 1988] 4 Oct 1925
1 May 1997 Oliver Letwin 19 May 1956
Keith David Wickenden, MP for Dorking 1979-1983
Wickenden was killed in a plane crash in July 1983 when the plane he was flying solo crashed
seconds after taking off from Shoreham in Sussex. The aircraft, a twin-engined Dove, plunged
into one of the banks of the River Adur before bursting into flames. According to eye-witness
accounts the plane had failed to gain any height after taking off and had crashed when
Wickenden had attempted to turn back to the airport.
At the subsequent inquest it was revealed that the purpose of Wickenden's flight was to test
a new engine that had recently been fitted to his plane. The jury was told that Wickenden
had ignored professional advice to fit a brand-new engine, and had instead installed an engine
more than 30 years old. An accident inspector told the inquest that there were clear
indications of a fuel control fault in the engine and severe corrosion to the capsule which
regulated fuel flow, which could have led to sudden power loss.
John Emlyn Emlyn-Jones, MP for Dorset North 1922-1924
Emlyn-Jones, together with his wife and 36 others, was killed in a plane crash in France
on 3 March 1952. According to a report in 'The Times' on 4 March 1952:-
'The airliner was a Languedoc, a four-engined aircraft of French design. It left [Nice] at
9 a.m., but, according to some observers, seemed to have difficulty in taking off from the
runway and gaining height. A few minutes afterwards the port engines appear to have given
trouble, and the aircraft was seen returning to the airfield and lowering its under-carriage
as if to land. At the same time smoke was seen trailing from one of the engines.
'What followed is not clear, but it seems that one wing struck an olive tree on the side of a
hill about three miles from Nice. The aircraft overturned and burst into flames.
'The aircraft was completely wrecked, debris being strewn over the field where the crash
occurred.'
Henry Richard Farquharson, MP for Dorset West 1885-1895
At the general election held in 1892, Farquharson's unsuccessful opponent was Charles
Tindall Gatty. Following the election, Gatty sued Farquharson for alleged libel and slander.
The following report is taken from the 'Manchester Times' of 23 June 1893:-
'In the Queen's Bench Division, on Monday, the further hearing of the case of Gatty v
Farquharson was resumed before the Lord Chief Justice and a special jury. The plaintiff,
Mr. Charles Tindall Gatty, the son of a well-known Yorkshire clergyman, and the
unsuccessful candidate at the last general election for West Dorset, sought to recover
damages from the defendant, Mr. Henry Richard Farquharson, the sitting member for that
division, for alleged libel and slander. The plaintiff complained that in March, 1892, the
defendant told Mr. St.John Brodrick in the House of Commons that the plaintiff had been
expelled from the Charterhouse School or compelled to leave by reason of an unnatural
offence. In placards and speeches he managed to suggest some terrible charge. The
defendant denied the alleged statement to Mr. Brodrick, and pleaded privilege as to the
alleged libels.
'Amongst the witnesses called was Dr. Haig Brown, who said that he had been head master
of the Charterhouse for many years. Mr. Gatty left the Charterhouse in July, 1855. He was
removed by the head master for an offence against purity.
'Cross-examined by Mr. Lockwood: Mr. Gatty was then a boy of 13. There was a boy at the
school then named Lyne, a brother of Mr. Lyne, later known as Father Ignatius, and then
Brother Ignatius. Young Gatty had applied to Brother Ignatius, as he was in difficulty, and
made a statement to him. Brother Ignatius communicated with witness, who wrote to
Gatty's father, and the boy was taken away. He was not expelled. Witness might have said
in conversation with Gatty at the United University Club in May last that he was taken away
as much for protection as for punishment.
'Mr. Henry Richard Farquharson, examined by Mr. Winch, Q.C., said he was defendant in the
action and member for West Dorset. Previous to the last contest he did not know Mr. Gatty.
He had heard a rumour from an old Charterhouse boy in the constituency.
'Examined by Mr. Lockwood, the defendant said it was some time after his Bedminster
speech, in which he referred to Mr. Gatty's old school fellows, that he had a conversation
with Mr. St.John Brodrick at the House of Commons. Mr. Brodrick's statement of the
conversation agreed substantially with what witness remembered. He did not say anything
about Mr. Gatty leaving Yeovil on account of some matter in connection with printers' boys.
He swore that he never said anything of the sort.
'On resuming on Tuesday morning Mr. Lockwood said he wished to ask Mr. Gatty a question
about Yeovil which he had omitted to put on Monday. Mr. Gatty then went into the witness
box.
'Mr. Lockwood: Were there any scandals of any sort or kind connected with your stay at
Yeovil? - None whatever. [Lockwood] I believe you had a farewell dinner when you left, and
also a presentation from the staff of the paper on which you were engaged? - That was so.
'Sir Edward Clarke then addressed the jury on behalf of the defendant, and reviewed the
circumstances of the utterances of the alleged libels and the evidence in the case at great
length.
''Mr. Lockwood then addressed the jury on behalf of the plaintiff.
'His Lordship, in summing up the case to the jury, explained the legal definitions of libel and
slander. He said that a person who went in for politics must expect to get hard knocks, but
he had the right to have his personal character respected. It seemed to him (the learned
judge) that to rake out an incident in a young boy's life was unquestionably discreditable.
'The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff, 5,000 damages. His Lordship gave judgment
in accordance with the verdict.'
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