THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "H"
 
             Last updated 03/11/2014
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
  HERTFORD (HERTFORDSHIRE)
4 Apr 1660 James Cowper 8 Dec 1622 8 Aug 1683 60
Arthur Sparke  5 Jun 1628     mid 1677 49
25 Mar 1661 Sir Edward Turnor     c 1617  4 Mar 1676
Thomas Fanshawe  (to 1675) 17 Jun 1632 19 May 1674 41
 3 Feb 1673 Sir Thomas Byde  (to 1690)  3 Mar 1628 23 Jan 1704 75
Election declared void 6 Feb 1673. At the
subsequent by-election held on 11 Feb 1673,
Byde was again elected
28 Apr 1675 Edmund Feilde 11 Sep 1620  3 Jun 1676 55
28 Feb 1677 Sir John Gore 17 Apr 1621 14 Sep 1697 76
 5 Feb 1679 Sir Charles Caesar 22 Feb 1653 13 Aug 1694 41
 1 Sep 1679 Sir William Cowper,2nd baronet 14 Dec 1639 26 Nov 1706 66
23 Mar 1685 Sir Francis Boteler     c 1612  9 Oct 1690
 9 Jan 1689 Sir William Cowper,2nd baronet  (to 1701) 14 Dec 1639 26 Nov 1706 66
20 Feb 1690 Sir William Leman,2nd baronet 19 Dec 1637 18 Jul 1701 63
30 Oct 1695 William Cowper,later [1718] 1st Earl Cowper 24 Jun 1665 10 Oct 1723 58
3 Jan 1701 Charles Caesar  (to 1708) 21 Nov 1673  2 Apr 1741 67
Thomas Filmer c 1660 22 Jan 1701
21 Feb 1701 Richard Goulston  [following the general 15 Apr 1669 18 Mar 1731 61
election in May 1705,Goulston was unseated
on petition in favour of Thomas Clarke 
6 Dec 1705]
6 Dec 1705 Thomas Clarke  [kt 1706]  (to 1710) c 1672 26 Oct 1754
4 May 1708 William Monson,later [1718] 4th baronet c 1653 7 Mar 1727
4 Oct 1710 Charles Caesar 21 Nov 1673  2 Apr 1741 67
Richard Goulston 15 Apr 1669 18 Mar 1731 61
[Both members were unseated on petition in
favour of Sir Thomas Clarke and John Boteler
24 May 1715]
24 May 1715 Sir Thomas Clarke     c 1672 26 Oct 1754
John Boteler        1684 17 Jul 1774 90
20 Mar 1722 Edward Harrison  (to 1727)  3 Dec 1674 28 Nov 1732 57
Charles Caesar   [he was unseated on petition 21 Nov 1673  2 Apr 1741 67
in favour of Sir Thomas Clarke 22 Jan 1723]
22 Jan 1723 Sir Thomas Clarke  (to 1741)     c 1672 26 Oct 1754
23 Jan 1727 George Harrison 10 Feb 1680  2 Dec 1759 79
24 Apr 1734 Nathaniel Brassey  (to 1761)     c 1697 29 Sep 1765
 4 May 1741 George Harrison 10 Feb 1680  2 Dec 1759 79
13 Dec 1759 George Nassau Clavering Cowper,styled 
Viscount Fordwich,later [1764] 3rd 
Earl Cowper 26 Aug 1738 22 Dec 1789 51
26 Mar 1761 John Calvert  (to 1780)  6 May 1726 22 Feb 1804 77
Timothy Caswall     c 1733 24 Aug 1802
17 Mar 1768 William Cowper        1721 27 Aug 1769 48
15 Jan 1770 Paul Feilde  6 Oct 1711  2 Feb 1783 71
 7 Sep 1780 Thomas Dimsdale  (to 1790) 29 May 1712 30 Dec 1800 88
William Baker  3 Oct 1743 20 Jan 1824 80
30 Mar 1784 John Calvert  (to 1802)  6 May 1726 22 Feb 1804 77
16 Jun 1790 Nathaniel Dimsdale 11 Apr 1748  3 Jul 1811 63
 6 Jul 1802 Edward Spencer Cowper 16 Jul 1779  1 Feb 1823 43
Nicolson Calvert  (to 1826) 15 May 1764 13 Apr 1841 76
 6 Feb 1817 James Brownlow William Cecil,styled Viscount
Cranborne,later [1823] 2nd Marquess
of Salisbury 17 Apr 1791 12 Apr 1868 76
27 Jun 1823 Thomas Byron  (to 1830) 4 Nov 1772 8 Apr 1845 72
15 Jun 1826 Thomas Slingsby Duncombe  (to 1832) 1796 13 Nov 1861 65
9 Aug 1830 Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot,styled Viscount
Ingestrie,later [1856] 18th Earl of Shrewsbury  8 Nov 1803  4 Jun 1868 64
7 May 1831 John Currie 28 May 1797 19 May 1873 75
12 Dec 1832 Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot,styled Viscount
Ingestrie,later [1856] 18th Earl of Shrewsbury  8 Nov 1803  4 Jun 1868 64
Philip Henry Stanhope,styled Viscount Mahon,
later [1855] 5th Earl Stanhope   31 Jan 1805 24 Dec 1875 70
[Election declared void 3 Apr 1833. Writ
suspended until Jan 1835]
 7 Jan 1835 Philip Henry Stanhope,styled Viscount Mahon,
later [1855] 5th Earl Stanhope   31 Jan 1805 24 Dec 1875 70
William Francis Cowper-Temple,later [1880]
1st Baron Mount Temple  (to 1868) 13 Dec 1811 16 Oct 1888 76
 7 Jul 1852 Thomas Chambers  [kt 1872]        1814 24 Dec 1891 77
27 Mar 1857 Sir Walter Minto Townshend-Farquhar,
2nd baronet 26 Oct 1809 18 Jun 1866 56
30 Jun 1866 Robert Dimsdale 1 Jul 1828  2 May 1898 69
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1868
30 Jan 1874 Arthur James Balfour,later [1922] 1st
Earl of Balfour 25 Jul 1848 19 Mar 1930 81
28 Nov 1885 Abel Smith 30 Dec 1829 31 May 1898 68
22 Jun 1898 Evelyn Cecil,later [1934] 1st Baron Rockley 30 May 1865  1 Apr 1941 75
 1 Oct 1900 Abel Henry Smith 6 Dec 1862 10 Nov 1930 67
19 Jan 1910 Sir John Fowle Lancelot Rolleston 26 Mar 1848  9 Apr 1919 71
10 Mar 1916 Noel Pemberton Billing        1880 11 Nov 1948 68
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of this page.
16 Jun 1921 Murray Fraser Sueter [kt 1934] 6 Sep 1872  3 Feb 1960 87
26 Jul 1945 Derek Colclough Walker-Smith,later [1960]
1st baronet and [1983] Baron Broxbourne [L] 13 Apr 1910 22 Jan 1992 81
26 May 1955 Robert Alexander Lindsay,styled Lord Balniel,
later [1974] Baron Balniel [L] and [Dec 1975] 
29th Earl of Crawford & 12th Earl of Balcarres  5 Mar 1927
NAME ALTERED TO "HERTFORD 
& STEVENAGE" FEB 1974
  HERTFORD & STEVENAGE
28 Feb 1974 Shirley Vivien Teresa Brittain Williams,  
later [1993] Baroness Williams of Crosby [L] 27 Jul 1930
 3 May 1979 Petrie Bowen Wells  4 Aug 1935
ALTERED TO "HERTFORD &
STORTFORD" 1983
HERTFORD & STORTFORD 
 9 Jun 1983 Petrie Bowen Wells  4 Aug 1935
7 Jun 2001 Mark Michael Prisk 12 Jun 1962
  HERTFORDSHIRE
12 Apr 1660 Sir Henry Caesar  2 Oct 1630  6 Jan 1668 37
Rowland Lytton c 1615 1 Nov 1674
11 Apr 1661 Sir Richard Franklin,1st baronet   (to Feb 1679) 20 Jul 1630 16 Sep 1685 55
Sir Thomas Fanshawe,later [5 Sep 1661] 1st
Viscount Fanshawe [I] c 1596 30 Mar 1665  
 3 Apr 1666 Sir Henry Caesar  2 Oct 1630  6 Jan 1668 37
 4 Apr 1668 James Cecil,styled Viscount Cranborne,later
[Dec 1668] 3rd Earl of Salisbury 1648 Jun 1683 34
11 Nov 1669 William Hale  (to Aug 1679)     c 1632 25 May 1688
19 Feb 1679 Silius Titus     c 1623    Dec 1704
28 Aug 1679 Sir Jonathan Keate,1st baronet 14 Feb 1633 17 Sep 1700 67
Sir Charles Caesar  (to 1685) 22 Feb 1653 13 Aug 1694 41
17 Feb 1681 William Hale     c 1632 25 May 1688
27 Mar 1685 Ralph Freman 29 May 1627 17 Nov 1714 87
Thomas Halsey 12 Mar 1655 15 May 1715 60
14 Jan 1689 Sir Thomas Pope Blount,1st baronet  (to 1697) 12 Sep 1649 30 Jun 1697 47
Sir Charles Caesar 22 Feb 1653 13 Aug 1694 41
6 Mar 1690 Sir Thomas Pope Blount,1st baronet  (to 1697) 12 Sep 1649 30 Jun 1697 47
Ralph Freman 29 May 1627 17 Nov 1714 87
  Sir Charles Caesar  22 Feb 1653 13 Aug 1694 41
Double return between Freman and Caesar.
Freman declared elected 30 Apr 1690
7 Nov 1695 Thomas Halsey  (to 1705) 12 Mar 1655 15 May 1715 60
30 Dec 1697 Ralph Freman  (to 1727) 10 Jun 1666 8 Jun 1742 75
10 May 1705 Sir John Spencer,4th baronet c 1650 16 Nov 1712
6 May 1708 Thomas Halsey 12 Mar 1655 15 May 1715 60
 3 Feb 1715 Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright,4th baronet  11 May 1692 12 Apr 1736 43
(to 1736)
 7 Sep 1727 Charles Caesar 21 Nov 1673  2 Apr 1741 67
 2 May 1734 William Plumer  (to 1741)     c 1686 12 Dec 1767
22 Apr 1736 Charles Caesar 21 Nov 1673  2 Apr 1741 67
21 May 1741 Jacob Houblon 31 Jul 1710 15 Feb 1770 59
Charles Gore  (to 1761)     c 1711 15 Feb 1768
 6 Jul 1747 Paggen Hale     c 1715  3 Apr 1755
 1 May 1755 William Plumer     c 1686 12 Dec 1767
 6 Apr 1761 Thomas Plumer Byde     c 1720 26 May 1789
Jacob Houblon 31 Jul 1710 15 Feb 1770 59
28 Mar 1768 William Plumer  (to 1807) 24 May 1736 17 Jan 1822 85
Thomas Halsey     c 1731  9 Oct 1788
22 Apr 1784 James Bucknall Grimston,3rd Viscount
Grimston [I]  9 May 1747 30 Dec 1808 61
23 Jun 1790 William Baker  3 Oct 1743 20 Jan 1824 80
10 Jul 1802 Peniston Lamb  3 May 1770 24 Jan 1805 34
11 Feb 1805 William Baker  3 Oct 1743 20 Jan 1824 80
11 May 1807 Thomas Brand,later [1819] 20th Lord Dacre 15 Mar 1774 21 Mar 1851 77
Sir John Saunders Sebright,7th baronet 23 May 1767 15 Apr 1846 78
(to 1835)
29 Nov 1819 William Lamb,later [1828] 2nd Viscount 
Melbourne 15 Mar 1779 24 Nov 1848 69
16 Jun 1826 Nicolson Calvert  (to 1835) 15 May 1764 13 Apr 1841 76
REPRESENTATION INCREASED
TO THREE MEMBERS 1832
17 Dec 1832 James Walter Grimston,styled Viscount Grimston,
later [1845] 2nd Earl of Verulam  (to 1846) 22 Feb 1809 27 Jul 1895 86
14 Jan 1835 Abel Smith  (to 1847) 17 Jul 1788 23 Feb 1859 70
Rowland Alston  7 Jun 1782 21 Nov 1865 83
 5 Jul 1841 Granville Dudley Ryder  (to 1847) 26 Nov 1799 24 Nov 1879 79
 8 Jan 1846 Thomas Plumer Halsey  (to 1854) 26 Jan 1815 24 Apr 1854 39
For further information on the death of this
MP,see the note at the foot of this page
 3 Aug 1847 Sir Henry Meux,2nd baronet  (to 1859) 28 Dec 1817  1 Jan 1883 65
Thomas Trevor,later [1853] 22nd Lord Dacre  5 Dec 1808 26 Feb 1890 81
15 Jul 1852 Sir Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-
Lytton,1st baronet,later [1866] 1st Baron 
Lytton  (to 1866) 25 May 1806 18 Jan 1873 66
24 May 1854 Abel Smith 30 Dec 1829 31 May 1898 68
31 Mar 1857 Christopher William Puller  (to 1864)        1807 c Feb 1864 56
 2 May 1859 Abel Smith  (to 1865) 30 Dec 1829 31 May 1898 68
14 Mar 1864 Henry Edward Surtees  (to 1868)  9 May 1819 31 Jul 1895 76
24 Jul 1865 Henry Frederick Cowper  (to 1885) 18 Apr 1836 10 Nov 1887 51
23 Jul 1866 Abel Smith  (to 1885) 30 Dec 1829 31 May 1898 68
21 Nov 1868 Henry Robert Brand,later [1892] 2nd Viscount
Hampden  2 May 1841 22 Nov 1906 65
11 Feb 1874 Thomas Frederick Halsey,later [1920] 1st
baronet 9 Dec 1839 12 Feb 1927 87
 SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885 
SEE "HERTFORD","HITCHIN"
"ST.ALBANS" AND "WATFORD"
  HERTFORDSHIRE EAST
26 May 1955 Derek Colclough Walker-Smith,later [1960]
1st baronet and [1983] Baron Broxbourne [L] 13 Apr 1910 22 Jan 1992 81
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
HERTFORDSHIRE NORTH
 9 Jun 1983 Bernard Harold Ian Halley Stewart [kt 1991],
later [1992] Baron Stewartby [L] 10 Aug 1935
9 Apr 1992 Oliver Heald  [kt 2014] 15 Dec 1954
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
HERTFORDSHIRE NORTH EAST
1 May 1997 Oliver Heald  [kt 2014] 15 Dec 1954
  HERTFORDSHIRE SOUTH
28 Feb 1974 Cecil Edward Parkinson,later [1992] Baron
Parkinson [L]  1 Sep 1931
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
  HERTFORDSHIRE SOUTH WEST
23 Feb 1950 Gilbert James Morley Longden  [kt 1972] 16 Apr 1902 16 Oct 1997 95
28 Feb 1974 Geoffrey Hugh Dodsworth  7 Jun 1928
13 Dec 1979 Richard Lewis Page 22 Feb 1941
5 May 2005 David Michael Gauke 8 Oct 1971
HERTFORDSHIRE WEST
 9 Jun 1983 Robert Brannock Jones 26 Sep 1950 16 Apr 2007 56
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
HERTSMERE (HERTFORDSHIRE)
 9 Jun 1983 Cecil Edward Parkinson,later [1992] Baron
Parkinson [L]  1 Sep 1931
9 Apr 1992 William James Clappison 14 Sep 1956
  HESTON & ISLEWORTH
26 Jul 1945 William Richard Williams  7 Mar 1895 11 Sep 1963 68
23 Feb 1950 Richard Reader Harris  4 Jun 1913 7 Jul 2009 96
18 Jun 1970 Bernard John Hayhoe [kt 1987],later [1992] 
Baron Hayhoe [L]  8 Aug 1925 7 Sep 2013 88
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
  HEXHAM (NORTHUMBERLAND)
 3 Dec 1885 Miles MacInnes 21 Feb 1830 28 Sep 1909 79
   Jul 1892 Nathaniel George Clayton        1833  5 Sep 1895 62
[His election was declared void 29 Nov 1892]
18 Feb 1893 Miles MacInnes 21 Feb 1830 28 Sep 1909 79
26 Jul 1895 Wentworth Canning Blackett Beaumont,later
[1907] 2nd Baron Allendale and [1911] 1st
Viscount Allendale  2 Dec 1860 12 Dec 1923 63
24 Mar 1907 Richard Durning Holt,later [1935] 1st baronet 13 Nov 1868 22 Mar 1941 72
14 Dec 1918 Douglas Clifton-Brown,later [1951] 1st Viscount
Ruffside 16 Aug 1879  5 May 1958 78
 6 Dec 1923 Victor Harold Finney 13 Jul 1897 10 Apr 1970 72
29 Oct 1924 Douglas Clifton-Brown,later [1951] 1st Viscount
Ruffside 16 Aug 1879  5 May 1958 78
25 Oct 1951 Rupert Malise Speir  [kt 1964] 10 Sep 1910 16 Sep 1998 88
31 Mar 1966 Aubrey Geoffrey Frederick Rippon,later [1987]
Baron Rippon of Hexham [L] 28 May 1924 28 Jan 1997 72
11 Jun 1987 Alan Thomas Amos 10 Nov 1952
9 Apr 1992 Peter Landreth Atkinson 19 Jan 1943
6 May 2010 Guy Thomas Opperman 18 May 1965
  HEYTESBURY (WILTSHIRE)
30 Mar 1660 Thomas Moore 14 Apr 1618 6 Aug 1695 77
John Jolliffe  29 Aug 1613 2 Jan 1680 66
4 Apr 1661 Sir Joseph Ashe,1st baronet 1618 15 Apr 1686 67
John Jolliffe  29 Aug 1613 2 Jan 1680 66
Sir Charles Berkeley,later [1665] 2nd Viscount
Fitzhardinge [I] 14 Dec 1599 12 Jun 1668 68
Henry Coker
Double return. Election declared void 
17 May 1661
24 May 1661 Sir Charles Berkeley,later [1665] 2nd Viscount
Fitzhardinge [I] 14 Dec 1599 12 Jun 1668 68
John Jolliffe  (to 1679) 29 Aug 1613 2 Jan 1680 66
 8 Oct 1668 William Ashe  (to Dec 1701) 17 Nov 1647 22 Oct 1713 65
 6 Feb 1679 Edward Ashe 4 May 1654 7 Dec 1731 77
14 Jan 1689 William Sacheverell c 1638 9 Oct 1691
8 Mar 1690 William Trenchard c 1643 22 Aug 1713
1 Nov 1695 Edward Ashe  (to 1747)     c 1673 22 May 1748
26 Nov 1701 Sir Edward Ernle,3rd baronet c 1673 31 Jan 1729
17 Jul 1702 William Monson,later [1718] 4th baronet c 1653 7 Mar 1727
7 May 1708 William Ashe     c 1675 by Jan 1732
31 Aug 1713 Pierce A'Court     c 1677 7 Mar 1725
24 Jan 1715 William Ashe     c 1675 by Jan 1732
22 Mar 1722 Pierce A'Court     c 1677 7 Mar 1725
13 Apr 1725 Lord Charles Cavendish  after 1700 28 Apr 1783
16 Aug 1727 Horatio Townshend     c 1683  4 Oct 1751
29 Apr 1734 Pierce A'Court (A'Court-Ashe from 1750)     c 1707  6 Sep 1768
(to 1768)
26 Jun 1747 William Ashe     c 1714 11 Aug 1750
25 Jan 1751 William A'Court-Ashe  (to 1781)     c 1708  2 Aug 1781
16 Mar 1768 Charles Fitzroy-Scudamore     c 1713 22 Aug 1782
 8 Oct 1774 William Gordon        1736 25 May 1816 79
 9 Sep 1780 William Eden,later [1789] Baron Auckland [I]
and [1793] 1st Baron Auckland  [he was  3 Apr 1744 28 May 1814 70
also returned for Woodstock,for which he
chose to sit]
4 Dec 1780 Francis Burton  (to 1784) c 1744 28 Nov 1832
 3 Sep 1781 William Pierce Ashe A'Court,later [1795] 1st
baronet  (to 1790)        1747 22 Jul 1817 70
31 Mar 1784 William Eden,later [1789] Baron Auckland [I]
and [1793] 1st Baron Auckland  (to May 1793)  3 Apr 1744 28 May 1814 70
22 Dec 1790 Michael Angelo Taylor  [he was also returned 13 Jul 1757 16 Jul 1834 77
for Poole,for which he chose to sit]
 8 Mar 1791 Richard Barry,7th Earl of Barrymore [I] 14 Aug 1769  6 Mar 1793 23
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of the page containing
details of the Barrymore earldom.
22 Mar 1793 Charles Rose Ellis,later [1826] 1st Baron Seaford 19 Dec 1771 1 Jul 1845 73
(to 1796)
28 May 1793 Henry Welbore Agar (Agar-Ellis from 4 Feb
1804),2nd Viscount Clifden [I]  (to Feb 1802) 22 Jan 1761 13 Jul 1836 75
30 May 1796 Sir John Fleming Leicester,5th baronet,later
[1826] 1st Baron de Tabley 4 Apr 1762 18 Jun 1827 65
22 Feb 1802 William Wickham 11 Nov 1761 22 Oct 1840 78
 5 Jul 1802 John Hamilton Fitzmaurice,styled Viscount
Kirkwall  (to 1806) 9 Oct 1778 23 Nov 1820 42
Charles Abbot,later Baron Colchester 14 Oct 1757  7 May 1829 71
[he was also returned for Woodstock,for
which he chose to sit]
14 Dec 1802 Charles Moore 23 Dec 1771 14 Dec 1826 54
 4 Nov 1806 Charles Abbot,later [1817] 1st Baron Colchester 14 Oct 1757  7 May 1829 71
[he was also returned for Oxford University,
for which he chose to sit]
Sir William Pierce Ashe A'Court,1st baronet        1747 27 Jul 1817 70
27 Jan 1807 Charles Moore  (to 1812) 23 Dec 1771 14 Dec 1826 54
Michael Symes     c 1762 22 Jan 1809
 8 May 1807 James Edward Harris,styled Viscount
FitzHarris,later [1820] 2nd Earl of Malmesbury 19 Aug 1778 10 Sep 1841 63
 7 Oct 1812 Samuel Hood,later [1814] 2nd Baron 
Bridport [I] 7 Dec 1788 6 Jan 1868 79
Charles Duncombe,later [1826] 1st Baron
Feversham 5 Dec 1764 16 Jul 1841 76
19 Jun 1818 George James Welbore Agar-Ellis,
later [1831] 1st Baron Dover 17 Jan 1797 10 Jul 1833 36
William Henry John Scott 25 Feb 1795 6 Jul 1832 37
8 Mar 1820 Edward Henry A'Court  (to 1832) 10 Dec 1783 22 Sep 1855 71
Charles Ashe A'Court 17 Jun 1785 19 Apr 1861 75
3 Aug 1820 Henry Handley 17 Mar 1797 29 Jun 1846 49
9 Jun 1826 Henry Stafford Northcote 18 Mar 1792  6 Feb 1878 85
2 Aug 1830 Sir George Thomas Staunton,2nd baronet 26 May 1781 10 Aug 1859 78
 CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832 
  HEYWOOD (LANCASHIRE)
30 Nov 1885 Isaac Hoyle        1828  2 Sep 1911 83
   Jul 1892 Thomas Snape        1835  9 Aug 1912 77
22 Jul 1895 George Kemp [kt 1909],later [1913] 1st
Baron Rochdale  9 Jun 1866 24 Mar 1945 78
23 Jan 1906 Edward Hopkinson Holden,later [1909] 1st baronet 11 May 1848 23 Jul 1919 71
24 Jan 1910 Harold Thomas Cawley 12 Jun 1878 23 Sep 1915 37
10 Nov 1915 Albert Holden Illingworth,later [1921] 1st
Baron Illingworth 25 May 1865 23 Jan 1942 76
  NAME ALTERED TO "HEYWOOD
& RADCLIFFE" 1918
HEYWOOD & MIDDLETON (MANCHESTER)
 9 Jun 1983 James Callaghan 28 Jan 1927
1 Feb 1997 James Dobbin 26 May 1941 6 Sep 2014 73
9 Oct 2014 Elizabeth McInnes 1957
  HEYWOOD & RADCLIFFE (LANCASHIRE)
14 Dec 1918 Albert Holden Illingworth,later [1921] 1st
Baron Illingworth 25 May 1865 23 Jan 1942 76
 8 Jun 1921 Walter Halls 16 Jun 1871 20 Oct 1953 82
15 Nov 1922 Abraham England  3 Jan 1867  4 Jan 1949 82
27 Oct 1931 Joseph Cooksey Jackson 12 Jan 1879 26 Apr 1938 59
14 Nov 1935 Richard Whitaker Porritt  4 Sep 1910 26 May 1940 29
28 Aug 1940 James Henry Wootton-Davies 1884 21 Dec 1964 80
26 Jul 1945 John Edmondson Whittaker        1897  9 Dec 1945 48
For information on the death of this MP,
see the note at the foot of this page
21 Feb 1946 Arthur William James Anthony Greenwood,later
[1970] Baron Greenwood of Rossendale [L] 14 Sep 1911 12 Apr 1982 70
NAME ALTERED TO "HEYWOOD 
& ROYTON" 1950
  HEYWOOD & ROYTON
23 Feb 1950 Harold Sutcliffe  [kt 1953] 11 Dec 1897 20 Jan 1958 60
26 May 1955 John Anthony Leavey  3 Mar 1915 9 Jul 1999 84
15 Oct 1964 Joel Barnett,later [1983] Baron Barnett [L] 14 Oct 1923 1 Nov 2014 91
ALTERED TO "HEYWOOD &
MIDDLETON" 1983
  HIGHAM FERRERS (NORTHAMPTONSHIRE)
c Apr 1660 Sir Thomas Dacres 19 Oct 1587 26 Dec 1668 81
Edward Harby
Double return. Dacres declared elected
16 May 1660
28 Mar 1661 Lewis Palmer,later [1679] 2nd baronet 21 Sep 1630 10 Apr 1713 82
17 Feb 1679 Sir Rice Rudd,2nd baronet c 1643 Jul 1701
31 Mar 1685 Sir Lewis Palmer,2nd baronet 21 Sep 1630 10 Apr 1713 82
10 Jan 1689 Sir Rice Rudd,2nd baronet  [he was also c 1643 Jul 1701
returned for Carmarthenshire,for which he
chose to sit]
 8 Feb 1689 Lewis Watson,later [1689] 3rd Baron Rockingham
and [1714] 1st Earl of Rockingham 29 Dec 1655 19 Mar 1724 68
15 Jul 1689 Thomas Andrew c 1645 19 Oct 1722
22 Jul 1698 Thomas Ekins c 1650 25 Mar 1702
13 Apr 1702 Thomas Pemberton 30 Mar 1667 8 May 1703 36
22 Nov 1703 Thomas Watson Wentworth  [he was also 17 Jun 1665 6 Oct 1723 58
returned for Malton,for which he chose
to sit]
12 Mar 1714 Charles Leigh 28 Mar 1686 28 Jul 1749 63
24 Mar 1722 Thomas Watson-Wentworth 17 Jun 1665  6 Oct 1723 58
   
20 Jan 1724 John Finch     c 1692 12 Feb 1763
 4 May 1741 Henry Finch   [he was also returned for      c 1694 26 Apr 1761
Malton,for which he chose to sit]
28 Dec 1741 Henry Seymour Conway 12 Aug 1719  9 Jul 1795 75
26 Jun 1747 John Hill     c 1690  3 Jul 1753
21 Nov 1753 John Yorke 27 Aug 1728  4 Sep 1801 73
18 Mar 1768 Frederick Montagu    Jul 1733 30 Jul 1800 67
16 Jun 1790 Frederick Ponsonby,styled Viscount Duncannon,
later [1793] 3rd Earl of Bessborough   [he was  24 Jan 1758  3 Feb 1844 86
also returned for Knaresborough,for which he
chose to sit]
31 Dec 1790 John Lee 26 Mar 1733  5 Aug 1793 60
13 Sep 1793 James Adair     c 1743 21 Jul 1798
 4 Sep 1798 Stephen Thurston Adey  after 1753 28 Oct 1801
13 Nov 1801 Francis Ferrand Foljambe 17 Jan 1750 13 Nov 1814 64
 8 May 1807 William Windham  3 May 1750  4 Jun 1810 60
15 Jun 1810 John William Ponsonby,styled Viscount
Duncannon,later [1844] 4th Earl of Bessborough 31 Aug 1781 16 May 1847 65
 9 Oct 1812 William Plumer 24 May 1736 17 Jan 1822 85
11 Feb 1822 Constantine Henry Phipps,styled Viscount
Normanby,later [1838] 1st Marquess of Normanby 15 May 1797 28 Jul 1863 66
20 Jun 1826 Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby  6 Jul 1783 11 Jan 1837 53
3 Aug 1830 Henry Grey,styled Viscount Howick,later
[1845] 3rd Earl Grey 28 Dec 1802  9 Oct 1894 91
30 Apr 1831 Charles William Fitzwilliam,styled Viscount
Milton,later [1833] 5th Earl Fitzwilliam  [he was   4 May 1786  4 Oct 1857 71
also returned for Northamptonshire,for which
he chose to sit]
14 Jul 1831 Charles Christopher Pepys [kt 1834],later [1836] 
1st Baron Cottenham and [1850] 1st Earl of 
Cottenham 29 Apr 1781 29 Apr 1851 70
6 Oct 1831 John George Brabazon Ponsonby,later [1847]
5th Earl of Bessborough 14 Oct 1809 28 Jan 1880 70
 CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832 
  HIGH PEAK (DERBYSHIRE)
 4 Dec 1885 William Sidebottom        1841  3 Jan 1933 91
 8 Oct 1900 Oswald Partington,later [1925] 2nd Baron
Doverdale  4 May 1872 23 Mar 1935 62
   Dec 1910 Samuel Hill Hill-Wood,later [1921] 1st baronet 12 Mar 1872  4 Jan 1949 76
30 May 1929 Sir Alfred Joseph Law 31 May 1860 18 Jul 1939 79
 7 Oct 1939 Arthur Hugh Elsdale Molson,later [1961]
Baron Molson [L] 29 Jun 1903 13 Oct 1991 88
16 Mar 1961 Alan David Walder 13 Nov 1928 26 Oct 1978 49
31 Mar 1966 Peter Michael Jackson 14 Oct 1928
18 Jun 1970 Spencer Le Marchant  [kt 1984] 15 Jan 1931 7 Sep 1986 55
 9 Jun 1983 Christopher James Hawkins 26 Nov 1937
9 Apr 1992 Charles Hendry 6 May 1959
1 May 1997 Tom Levitt 10 Apr 1954
6 May 2010 Andrew Russell Bingham 23 Jun 1962
  HILLHEAD (GLASGOW)
14 Dec 1918 Sir Robert Stevenson Horne,later [1937]
Viscount Horne of Slammanan 28 Feb 1871  3 Sep 1940 69
10 Jun 1937 James Scott Cumberland Reid,later [1948]
Baron Reid [L] 30 Jul 1890 29 Mar 1975 84
25 Nov 1948 Thomas Galloway Dunlop Galbraith  [kt 1982] 10 Mar 1917 2 Jan 1982 64
25 Mar 1982 Roy Harris Jenkins,later [1987] Baron
Jenkins of Hillhead [L] 11 Nov 1920 5 Jan 2003 82
11 Jun 1987 George Galloway 16 Aug 1954
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
  HILLSBOROUGH (SHEFFIELD)
14 Dec 1918 Arthur Neal 23 Sep 1862 29 Jan 1933 70
15 Nov 1922 Albert Victor Alexander,later [1963] 1st Earl
Alexander of Hillsborough  1 May 1885 11 Jan 1965 79
27 Oct 1931 Joseph Gurney Braithwaite,later [1954] 1st
baronet 24 May 1895 25 Jun 1958 63
14 Nov 1935 Albert Victor Alexander,later [1963] 1st Earl
Alexander of Hillsborough  1 May 1885 11 Jan 1965 79
23 Feb 1950 George Darling,later [1974] Baron Darling
of Hillsborough [L] 20 Jul 1905 18 Oct 1985 80
28 Feb 1974 Martin Henry Flannery 2 Mar 1918 16 Oct 2006 88
9 Apr 1992 Helen Margaret Jackson 19 May 1939
5 May 2005 Angela Smith 16 Aug 1961
COMBINED WITH "SHEFFIELD BRIGHTSIDE" TO
FORM NEW CONSTITUENCY OF "SHEFFIELD
BRIGHTSIDE & HILLSBOROUGH" 2010
  HINDON (WILTSHIRE)
 4 Apr 1660 Sir George Grobham Howe,1st baronet c 1627 26 Sep 1676
(to 1677)
Edmund Ludlow
Sir Thomas Thynne c 1610 late 1669
Double return between Ludlow and Thynne.
Thynne declared elected 18 May 1660
5 Apr 1661 Sir Charles Harbord  [he was also returned  2 Jul 1596 25 May 1679 82
for Launceston,for which he chose to sit]
11 Apr 1661 Edward Seymour,later [1688] 4th baronet 1633 17 Feb 1708 74
(to 1679)
23 Feb 1677 Robert Hyde 10 Oct 1650 20 Apr 1722 71
12 Feb 1679 Richard Howe  (to 1681) c 1652 3 Jul 1730
Thomas Lambert c 1638 1692
23 Aug 1679 Sir Richard Grobham Howe,2nd baronet 28 Aug 1621 3 May 1703 81
(to 1685)
18 Feb 1681 John Thynne c 1640 16 Mar 1699
16 Mar 1685 Robert Hyde  (to 1698) 10 Oct 1650 27 Apr 1722 71
Thomas Lambert c 1638 1692
12 Jan 1689 John Milner c 1657 26 Jun 1712
22 Feb 1690 Thomas Chafin 15 Jul 1650 17 Jan 1691 40
20 Apr 1691 John Berkeley,4th Viscount Fitzhardinge [I] 18 Apr 1650 19 Dec 1712 62
26 Oct 1695 Charles Morley  [kt 1696] c 1653 23 Aug 1697
22 Dec 1697 Henry Lee c 1657 6 Sep 1734
25 Jul 1698 Sir James Howe,2nd baronet  (to Nov 1701) c 1669 19 Jan 1736
Reynolds Calthorpe  [he was unseated on 12 Aug 1655 12 Apr 1720 64
petition in favour of George Morley
13 May 1701]
13 May 1701 George Morley  (to Nov 1702) 14 Jul 1664 c May 1711 46
[following the general election in Jul 1702,
Morley's election was declared void 
27 Nov 1702]
24 Nov 1701 Reynolds Calthorpe 12 Aug 1655 12 Apr 1720 64
18 Jul 1702 Sir James Howe,2nd baronet   (to 1705) c 1669 19 Jan 1736
7 Nov 1704 Thomas Jervoise 6 Sep 1667 10 May 1743 75
11 May 1705 George Morley  14 Jul 1664 c May 1711 46
Reynolds Calthorpe 12 Aug 1655 12 Apr 1720 64
7 May 1708 Sir James Howe,2nd baronet  [he was c 1669 19 Jan 1736
unseated on petition in favour of Reynolds
Calthorpe 12 Feb 1709]
Edmund Lambert  (to 1713) 26 Jul 1666 29 Jan 1734 67
12 Feb 1709 Reynolds Calthorpe 12 Aug 1655 12 Apr 1720 64
7 Oct 1710 Edmund Lambert  (to 1713) 26 Jul 1666 29 Jan 1734 67
Reynolds Calthorpe 12 Aug 1655 12 Apr 1720 64
George Morley 14 Jul 1664 c May 1711 46
Double return between Calthorpe and Morley.
Morley declared elected 2 Dec 1710
15 May 1711 Henry Lee Warner 23 Jul 1688 13 Dec 1760 72
29 Aug 1713 Reynolds Calthorpe 6 Nov 1689 10 Apr 1714 24
Richard Lockwood c 1676 30 Aug 1756  
25 Jan 1715 George Wade  (to 1722)        1673 14 Mar 1748 74
Reynolds Calthorpe 12 Aug 1655 12 Apr 1720 64
 6 May 1720 John Pitt     c 1698  9 Feb 1754
24 Mar 1722 Henry Ludlow Coker        1683     c 1734
Robert Gray  after 1727
16 Aug 1727 George Heathcote  7 Dec 1700  7 Jun 1768 67
Townsend Andrews 20 Nov 1702  6 May 1737 34
27 Apr 1734 Stephen Fox,later [1756] 1st Earl of 
Ilchester  [he was also returned for Shaftesbury, 12 Sep 1704 29 Sep 1776 72
for which he chose to sit]
George Fox,later [1762] 1st Baron Bingley 
(to 1741)     c 1696 22 Feb 1773
28 Feb 1735 Henry Fox,later [1763] 1st Baron Holland 28 Sep 1705  1 Jul 1774 68
 4 May 1741 Henry Calthorpe     c 1717 14 Apr 1788
William Steele c Jul 1748
27 Jun 1747 Valens Comyn by 1700 27 Apr 1751
Bisse Richards  (to 1756)     c 1715 29 Dec 1755
 4 May 1751 Francis Blake Delaval 16 Mar 1727  7 Aug 1771 44
15 Apr 1754 James Dawkins  (to 1758)        1722    Dec 1757 35
19 Jan 1756 William Mabbott  (to 1761)     c 1692 14 Nov 1764
21 Jan 1758 James Calthorpe 25 Mar 1699 11 Mar 1784 84
27 Mar 1761 William Blackstone 10 Jul 1723 14 Feb 1780 56
Edward Morant 10 Dec 1730 27 Jul 1791 60
16 Mar 1768 John St.Leger Douglas     c 1732 23 May 1783
William Hussey  1 Jan 1725 26 Jan 1813 88
10 Oct 1774 Richard Smith  (to 1777) 15 May 1734  3 Jul 1803 69
Thomas Brand-Hollis     c 1719  2 Sep 1804
Election declared void 14 Feb 1775
16 May 1776 Henry Dawkins  (to 1780) 24 May 1728 19 Jun 1814 86
Richard Smith    [his election was declared 15 May 1734  3 Jul 1803 69
void 29 Jan 1777]
 5 Feb 1777 Archibald Macdonald [kt 1788],later [1813] 
1st baronet 13 Jul 1747 18 May 1826 78
 9 Sep 1780 Lloyd Kenyon,later [1788] 1st Baron Kenyon  5 Oct 1732  4 Apr 1802 69
Nathaniel William Wraxall  8 Apr 1751  7 Nov 1831 80
 2 Apr 1784 William Egerton  9 May 1749 21 Apr 1806 56
Edward Bearcroft 30 Apr 1737 20 Nov 1796 59
19 Jun 1790 William Beckford 29 Sep 1760  2 May 1844 83
James Adams  (to 1796)  5 Jun 1752 14 Sep 1816 64
 5 Jan 1795 Thomas Wildman        1740 21 Dec 1795 55
12 Feb 1796 James Wildman  (to 1802) 20 Mar 1747 23 Mar 1816 69
28 May 1796 Matthew Gregory Lewis 9 Jul 1775 14 May 1818 42
For further information on this MP, see
the note at the foot of this page
 6 Jul 1802 Thomas Wallace,later [1828] 1st Baron Wallace c 1768 23 Feb 1844  
John Pedley     c 1762 22 Jul 1838
 3 Nov 1806 William Beckford  (to 1820) 29 Sep 1760  2 May 1844 83
Benjamin Hobhouse 29 Mar 1757 14 Aug 1831 74
17 Jun 1818 Frederick Gough-Calthorpe,later [1851] 4th 
Baron Calthorpe  (to 1826) 14 Jun 1790 2 May 1868 77
7 Mar 1820 John Plummer 11 Jul 1780 1 Oct 1839 59
9 Jun 1826 George Matthew Fortescue  (to 1831) 21 May 1791 24 Jan 1877 85
Arthur Gough-Calthorpe 14 Nov 1796 5 Mar 1836 39
31 Jul 1830 John Weyland  (to 1832) 4 Dec 1774 8 May 1854 79
29 Apr 1831 Edward John Stanley,later [1848] 1st Baron
Eddisbury and [1850] 2nd Baron Stanley 
of Alderley 13 Nov 1802 16 Jun 1869 66
 CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832 
  HITCHIN (HERTFORDSHIRE)
 3 Dec 1885 Robert Dimsdale 1 Jul 1828  2 May 1898 69
   Jul 1892 George Bickersteth Hudson 16 Mar 1845 29 Feb 1912 66
25 Jan 1906 Julius Bertram  8 Nov 1866  5 Nov 1944 77
21 Jan 1910 Alfred Peter Hillier        1858 24 Oct 1911 53
For information on the death of this MP,see
the note at the foot of this page
23 Nov 1911 Lord Robert Cecil,later [1923] 1st Viscount
Cecil of Chelwood 14 Sep 1864 24 Nov 1958 94
 6 Dec 1923 Guy Molesworth Kindersley 28 Feb 1877 30 Nov 1956 79
27 Oct 1931 Edward Anthony James Lytton,styled Viscount
Knebworth 13 May 1903  1 May 1933 29
For information on the death of this MP,see
the note at the foot of this page
 8 Jun 1933 Sir Arnold Talbot Wilson 18 Jul 1884 31 May 1940 55
10 Mar 1941 John Seymour Berry,later [1954] 2nd Viscount
Camrose 12 Jul 1909 15 Feb 1995 85
26 Jul 1945 Philip Asterley Jones 21 Jun 1914 23 Oct 1978 64
23 Feb 1950 Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher  [kt 1974] 14 Jul 1913 9  Oct 1996 83
26 May 1955 William Francis Martin Maddan  4 Oct 1920 22 Aug 1973 52
15 Oct 1964 Shirley Vivien Teresa Brittain Williams,  
later [1993] Baroness Williams of Crosby [L] 27 Jul 1930
28 Feb 1974 Bernard Harold Ian Halley Stewart [kt 1991],
later [1992] Baron Stewartby [L] 10 Aug 1935
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
 HITCHIN AND HARPENDEN (HERTFORDSHIRE)
1 May 1997 Peter Bruce Lilley 23 Aug 1943
  HODGE HILL (BIRMINGHAM)
 9 Jun 1983 Terence Anthony Gordon Davis  5 Jan 1938
15 Jul 2004 Liam Dominic Byrne 2 Oct 1970
  HOLBORN
26 Nov 1885 Francis Duncan        1836 16 Nov 1888 52
29 Nov 1888 Gainsford Bruce  [kt 1892]        1834 24 Feb 1912 77
12 Aug 1892 Sir Charles Hall 3 Aug 1843  9 Mar 1900 56
23 Mar 1900 James Farquharson Remnant,later [1917] 1st
baronet and [1928] 1st Baron Remnant 13 Feb 1863 30 Jan 1933 69
28 Jun 1928 Stuart James Bevan 31 Mar 1872 25 Oct 1935 63
14 Nov 1935 Sir Robert Inigo Tasker        1868 28 Feb 1959 90
26 Jul 1945 John William Maxwell Aitken 15 Feb 1910 30 Apr 1985 75
NAME ALTERED TO "HOLBORN 
& ST.PANCRAS SOUTH" 1950
HOLBORN & ST.PANCRAS (LONDON)
 9 Jun 1983 Frank Gordon Dobson 15 Mar 1940
  HOLBORN & ST.PANCRAS SOUTH
23 Feb 1950 Santo Wayburn Jeger 20 May 1898 24 Sep 1953 55
19 Nov 1953 Lena May Jeger,later [1979] Baroness Jeger [L] 19 Nov 1915 26 Feb 2007 91
 8 Oct 1959 Geoffrey Johnson-Smith  [kt 1982] 16 Apr 1924 11 Aug 2010 86
15 Oct 1964 Lena May Jeger,later [1979] Baroness Jeger [L] 19 Nov 1915 26 Feb 2007 91
 3 May 1979 Frank Gordon Dobson 15 Mar 1940
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
  HOLDERNESS (YORKSHIRE)
 4 Dec 1885 George Richard Bethell    Mar 1849  3 Dec 1919 70
10 Oct 1900 Arthur Stanley Wilson 30 Jul 1868 12 Apr 1938 69
15 Nov 1922 William Audley Bowdler  7 Sep 1884 20 Feb 1969 84
 6 Dec 1923 Samuel Servington Savery  [kt 1937] Mar 1861 27 Dec 1938 77
15 Feb 1939 Joseph Gurney Braithwaite,later [1954] 1st
baronet 24 May 1895 25 Jun 1958 63
   CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950 
  HOLLAND (LINCOLNSHIRE)
                     SEE "SPALDING"
  HOLLAND WITH BOSTON (LINCOLNSHIRE)
14 Dec 1918 William Stapleton Royce 13 Dec 1858 23 Jun 1924 65
31 Jul 1924 Arthur Wellesley Dean 27 Aug 1857  7 Feb 1929 71
21 Mar 1929 James Blindell  [kt 1936]        1884 10 May 1937 52
For information on the death of this MP,see
the note at the foot of this page
24 Jun 1937 Herbert Walter Butcher,later [1960] 1st baronet 12 Jun 1901 11 May 1966 64
31 Mar 1966 Richard Bernard Frank Stewart Body  [kt 1986] 18 May 1927
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
  HOLMFIRTH (YORKSHIRE)
 5 Dec 1885 Henry Joseph Wilson 14 Apr 1833 29 Jun 1914 81
20 Jun 1912 Sydney Arnold,later [1924] 1st Baron Arnold 13 Jan 1878  3 Aug 1945 67
   CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918 
  HONITON (DEVON)
 9 Apr 1660 Sir John Yonge  2 Oct 1603 26 Aug 1663 59
Samuel Serle 16 Jul 1620  2 Feb 1683 62
 6 Apr 1661 Sir Courtenay Pole,2nd baronet 17 Feb 1619 13 Apr 1695 76
Peter Prideaux,later [1682] 3rd baronet 13 Jul 1626 22 Nov 1705 79
17 Feb 1679 Sir Walter Yonge,3rd baronet  8 Sep 1653 18 Jul 1731 77
Sir Thomas Putt,1st baronet  (to 1689) 19 Jul 1644 25 Jun 1686 41
16 Apr 1685 Edmund Walrond  (to 1690) 18 Jul 1655 24 Feb 1708 52
Sir Thomas Putt,1st baronet  19 Jul 1644 25 Jun 1686 41
[Putt's election was declared void 15 Jun 1685
although he was again returned at the
subsequent by-election held on 3 Oct 1685]
11 Jan 1689 Richard Courtenay     c 1655    Jan 1696
3 Mar 1690 Sir William Drake,4th baronet  (to 1715) 12 Jul 1658 28 Feb 1716 57
Sir Walter Yonge,3rd baronet 8 Sep 1653 18 Jul 1731 77
23 Oct 1710 Sir William Drake,4th baronet  (to 1715) 12 Jul 1658 28 Feb 1716 57
[at the general election of 1713,he was also
returned for Dartmouth,and appears to have
been allowed to sit for both seats]
Sir Walter Yonge,3rd baronet 8 Sep 1653 18 Jul 1731 77
James Sheppard c 1681 10 Apr 1730
Double return between Yonge and Sheppard.
Sheppard declared elected 17 Feb 1711
 4 Feb 1715 Sir William Courtenay  [he was also returned 11 Mar 1676  6 Oct 1735 59
for Devon,for which he chose to sit]
Sir William Yonge,4th baronet  (to 1754)     c 1693 10 Aug 1755
17 Mar 1716 Sir William Pole,4th baronet 17 Aug 1678 31 Dec 1741 63
21 Aug 1727 James Sheppard       c 1681 10 Apr 1730
15 Mar 1731 Sir William Pole,4th baronet   [following the 17 Aug 1678 31 Dec 1741 63
death of James Sheppard, Pole appears to
have been seated on petition, without any
by-election appearing to have occurred]
26 Apr 1734 William Courtenay,later [1762] 1st Viscount 11 Feb 1710 16 May 1762 52
Courtenay
 5 May 1741 Henry Reginald Courtenay  8 Jun 1714 30 Apr 1763 48
 2 Jul 1747 John Heath,later Duke     c 1717  3 Nov 1775
16 Apr 1754 Henry Reginald Courtenay  (to 1763)  8 Jun 1714 30 Apr 1763 48
George Yonge,later [1755] 5th baronet    Mar 1733 25 Sep 1812 79
27 Mar 1761 John Duke  (to 1768)     c 1717  3 Nov 1775
22 Nov 1763 Sir George Yonge,5th baronet  (to 1796)    Mar 1733 25 Sep 1812 79
17 Mar 1768 Brass Crosby  8 May 1725 14 Feb 1793 67
 7 Oct 1774 Laurence Cox  [kt 1786] 26 Aug 1792
 8 Sep 1780 Alexander Macleod   [his election was      c 1715  7 Jan 1790
declared void]
 5 Apr 1781 Jacob Wilkinson     c 1716 12 May 1791
 2 Apr 1784 Sir George Collier 11 May 1738  6 Apr 1795 56
25 Jun 1790 George Templer     c 1755 20 Jul 1819
30 May 1796 George Chambers        1766  after 1826
George Shum  (to 1805) c Nov 1751 28 Feb 1805 53
23 Jul 1802 Sir John Honywood,4th baronet  (to Apr 1806)     c 1757 29 Mar 1806
13 Mar 1805 Augustus Cavendish-Bradshaw  (to 1812) 17 Feb 1768 11 Nov 1832 64
11 Apr 1806 Richard Bateman-Robson        1753 10 Mar 1827 73
31 Oct 1806 Thomas Cochrane,styled Lord Cochrane,later
[1831] 10th Earl of Dundonald 14 Dec 1775 31 Oct 1860 84
 6 May 1807 Sir Charles Hamilton,2nd baronet 25 May 1767 14 Sep 1849 82
 7 Oct 1812 Richard William Howard Howard-Vyse 25 Jul 1784  8 Jun 1853 68
George Abercrombie Robinson,later [1823]
1st baronet 29 Mar 1758 13 Feb 1832 73
23 Jun 1818 Peregrine Francis Cust 13 Aug 1791 15 Sep 1873 82
Samuel Crawley 16 Dec 1790 21 Dec 1852 62
16 Jun 1826 Josiah John Guest,later [1838] 1st 
baronet  (to 1831)  2 Feb 1785 26 Nov 1852 67
Henry Baines Lott 9 Oct 1781 20 Jun 1833 51
30 Jul 1830 Sir George Warrender,4th baronet  (to 1832)  5 Dec 1782 21 Feb 1849 66
5 May 1831 Henry Baines Lott 9 Oct 1781 20 Jun 1833 51
13 Dec 1832 George Augustus Frederick Child-Villiers,
styled Viscount Villiers,later [1859] 6th Earl
of Jersey  4 Apr 1808 24 Oct 1859 51
James Ruddell-Todd
 8 Jan 1835 Hugh Duncan Baillie  (to 1847)        1777 21 Jun 1866 88
Arthur Chichester
25 Aug 1837 James Stewart 17 Aug 1805 26 Sep 1860 55
29 Jun 1841 Forster Alleyne McGeachy        1809 20 Mar 1887 77
28 Jul 1847 Joseph Locke  (to 1860) 9 Aug 1805 18 Sep 1860 55
Sir James Weir Hogg,1st baronet  7 Sep 1790 27 May 1876 85
31 Mar 1857 Archibald Henry Plantagenet Stuart-
Wortley 26 Jul 1832 30 Apr 1890 57
29 Apr 1859 Alexander Dundas Wishart Ross Baillie-
Cochrane,later [1880] 1st Baron Lamington 
(to 1868) 24 Nov 1816 15 Feb 1890 73
22 Oct 1860 George Moffatt 1807 20 Feb 1878 70
12 Jul 1865 Frederick David Goldsmid 31 Jan 1812 18 Mar 1866 54
 4 Apr 1866 Julian Goldsmid,later [1878] 3rd baronet  8 Oct 1838  7 Jan 1896 57
CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1868,
BUT REVIVED 1885
 1 Dec 1885 Sir John Henry Kennaway,3rd baronet 6 Jun 1837  6 Sep 1919 82
28 Jan 1910 Arthur Clive Morrison-Bell,later [1923] 1st baronet 19 Apr 1871 16 Apr 1956 84
27 Oct 1931 Cedric Drewe  [kt 1953] 26 May 1896 21 Jan 1971 74
26 May 1955 Robert Mathew  9 May 1911  8 Dec 1966 55
16 Mar 1967 Peter Frank Hannibal Emery  [kt 1982] 27 Feb 1926 9 Dec 2004 78
NAME ALTERED TO "TIVERTON
AND HONITON" 1997
Noel Pemberton Billing, MP for Hertford 1916-1921
Billing, as much as any other man, left his mark on British aviation. Unfortunately for him,
he was probably born 50 years ahead of his time. 
He ran away from school at the age of 13, when he stowed away on a freighter bound for
South Africa. When the ship was well out to sea, he gave himself up and the captain 
signed him on as a cabin boy. Four years later he left the sea and became a trooper in the
Natal Mounted Police. He fought in the Boer War, before returning to England to marry. 
Married life did not tie him down, and in 1906 he roamed around America. There the
achievements of the Wright Brothers fired his imagination and he decided to make aviation
his career.  
To this end, he opened an aerodrome at Fambridge in Essex, but aviation at the time was
considered to be a fad and his venture failed. Undaunted he turned to the design and
manufacture of aircraft. One of his planes had the first tricycle undercarriage. In 1908, he
formed a scheme to create the world's first air force, but the War Office dismissed him as
a lunatic. When World War I broke out, he joined the Royal Naval Air Service and organised
the first air raid of WWI, a raid on the Zeppelin sheds at Friedrichshafen. He later returned
to England to form Britain's first anti-aircraft unit, consisting of 12 Rolls Royce cars, 
armoured and equipped with guns and searchlights. Its mission was to protect Windsor
Castle. 
In 1916 he resigned his commission and entered the House of Commons as member for
Hertford.  Once in the House, all of his pent-up frustration bubbled up. He thundered for
a more vigorous war effort with greater concentration on air power. He charged Britain's
war leaders with inefficiency, mismanagement and bungling on a grand scale and won so
many supporters that he was able to demand the Air Inquiry of 1916, out of which grew
the Air Board (later the Air Ministry). Around this time, he founded a newspaper named
'The Imperialist'.
Billing had long professed disgust at what he claimed was the degenerate element in the 
British upper crust. On 26 January 1918, 'The Imperialist' carried a leading article which 
shocked the country. It was headed 'As I See It - The First 47,000.'
The subject of the article was a book - known as the 'Black Book' - which supposedly
listed 47,000 British citizens who were allegedly being blackmailed by the Germans because
of their sexual indiscretions. According to Billing, the book had been compiled from reports
of German agents who had infested Britain for the past 20 years. The book, said Billing,
contained the names of Privy Counsellors, dancing girls, youths of the chorus, Cabinet
Ministers and their wives, while poets, diplomats, bankers, editors, newspaper proprietors
and members of His Majesty's Household follow each other with no order of precedence. He
then described in lurid detail the methods used by German agents to trap and demoralise
their victims. He claimed it was part of a fiendish Hun plot to undermine the moral fibre of 
the British race and thus exterminate it. Incredible as the charges seemed, thousands 
believed the story.
In February 1918, Billing changed the name of 'The Imperialist' to 'The Vigilante.' That same 
month, J T Grein's Independent Theatre Society announced a series of performances of
Oscar Wilde's play "Salome.'  This play, which was often performed on the Continent, had 
been banned from public performance in Britain. Grein got around this ban by limiting
performances to members of his society, membership of which was open to anyone paying
a five guinea fee. A classical dancer, Maud Allan, was billed to perform the Dance of the 
Seven Veils.
Such an action infuriated Billing, then on the crest of a moral wave. On 16 February 1918, in
the first issue of his re-named paper, there was a paragraph headed 'The Cult of the Clitoris,'
which included that 'to be a member of Maud Allan's private performance in Oscar Wilde's
'Salome' one has to apply to a Miss Valetta, 9 Duke Street, Adelphi. If Scotland Yard were to
seize the list of these members, I have no doubt they would secure the names of several
thousands of the first 47,000.'
Maud Allan took this to be a suggestion that she was a lesbian and, together with Grein,
issued a writ for criminal libel against Billing, who was arrested pending a hearing at the Old
Bailey.
The trial opened on 29 May 1918. [Sir] Travers Humphreys headed the prosecution while
Billing conducted his own defence. Billing opened with an attack upon the judge, Mr Justice
Darling (later Baron Darling). He claimed that he had criticised Darling in the House of 
Commons on several occasions and that, as a result, the judge would be prejudiced against
him, an assertion which the judge rejected. Billing then launched an attack on Wilde and his
play, insisting that the London presentation of the play would attract many of the '47,000.'
His first witness was a slim, attractive brunette named Eleanor Villiers-Stuart, who claimed
to have seen the 'Black Book.' Pressed by Billing, she reeled off a list of names alleged to be
in it. Then Billing asked, 'Is Mr Justice Darling's name in it?' Her answer was drowned in a
storm of booing, shouting, cheering and clapping. Asked to repeat her answer, she said
'Yes' loudly.
Travers Humphreys protested violently, but Justice Darling declined to take any action,
saying that he cared nothing for any charges Billing might make against him. As the trial
continued, Billing successfully switched the attention of the Court from the main issue of
libel, converting the trial into an attack on Wilde's play. Another of his witnesses was Lord
Alfred Douglas, former lover of Oscar Wilde, who was by now bent on revenge against Wilde.
Despite the judge's repeated warnings that the play had nothing to do with the case, the
jury returned after an absence of 90 minutes with a verdict of 'not guilty,' at which cheering
broke out in the courtroom.
After the trial, Billing's health failed and he resigned his Commons seat in 1921. He continued
to be interested in aviation and it was his company which eventually produced the Spitfire
fighter plane which did so much to aid the British in WWII.
Thomas Plumer Halsey, MP for Hertfordshire 1846-1854
Halsey, together with his wife and infant son, was drowned following the wreck of the 
steamer 'Ercolano' (the modern Italian name for 'Herculaneam') in the Gulf of Genoa on 24 
April 1854.
The following harrowing account, written by a French passenger, appeared in the 'Daily 
News' of 3 May 1854:-
'We left Genoa on the 24th, at 20 minuted to 3 o'clock.  The weather was moderate, and
the sea became calmer as we quitted the Gulf.
'At ten minutes before midnight we were struck by the steamer Sicilia on the larboard side,
between the paddlebox and the stern. The blow came with such force that the Herculaneum
was nearly cut in two, the water entered in torrents, the fires of the engines were instantly
extinguished, and the vessel enveloped in steam. All this was the work of a few seconds.
'At that awful moment I was smoking a cigar below. I rushed on the deck, and saw the 
vessel rapidly going down by the stern. To describe the scene that then followed is
impossible; women and children screaming - fathers seeking their children - husbands
making desperate efforts to save their wives. Oh! I shall never forget the awful heart-
breaking scenes I witnessed.
'The water gained and gained upon us, and at last we all went down! Fortunately, I am a
good swimmer, and after keeping myself above water for about ten minutes, I got hold of a
plank, part of the paddlebox, and ultimately was taken on board the Sicilia, but not before
I had been upwards of an hour in the most perilous of positions.
'Sir Robert Peel [son of the late Prime Minister]  was saved owing to his bravery and sang
froid. The instant the accident happened he rushed to the forecastle, stripped himself,
threw himself into the sea, and swam until taken up by a boat from the Sicilia.
'Whilst swimming I saw some females rise to the surface of the water, and then sink. One
of them, before going down, cried out, "Charles, Charles, my dearest Charles, save me!"
This was twice or thrice repeated - and the unhappy being was launched into eternity.
'An English gentleman of the name of Knight made the most supreme efforts to save his
family, but without success; and his wife, three young children, and their servant, perished
in his very sight. Mr. Knight, I am told, was himself badly wounded, but succeeded in 
escaping a watery grave.
'I cannot give you the names of the passengers, but I am assured amongst those who 
perished was a Mr. Hayer, his wife and servant, Mr. Thomas Halsey, his wife, his son, and
two servants, the Princess Napolitan Cattaneo, and three of her suite.
'Amongst those saved were Mr. Samson, Mr. Rankin, Mr. George Wilkinson, Mr. Edward
Dawnley, Mr. Edward Knight, and Sir Robert Peel. The only female who escaped was a 
servant girl named Marie Ambrusano.
'I declare most solemnly, and in the presence of that God whom I implored when I thought
my earthly career terminated, that the horrible misfortune which has plunged so many
families into mourning, is owing to the criminal negligence of the two captains, neither of
them being on deck at the moment of the accident; all the officers were below, and the
Herculaneum was left to the care of the steersman only.
'I further declare that if the usual precautions had been taken - a simple look-out - the
accident would not have happened; both vessels having their signal lanterns alight, the
sea was not running high, and the night was clear and starlight.'
Halsey's  other son, who could not accompany them because he was at school, later sat 
for Hertfordshire between 1874 and 1885, and Watford between 1885 and 1906. He was
created a baronet in 1920.
John Edmondson Whittaker, MP for Heywood and Radcliffe Jul-Dec 1945
Whittaker committed suicide in December 1945, only a little over four months after being 
elected to Parliament. The report below of the subsequent inquest appeared in the 
'Manchester Guardian' of 12 December 1945:-
'Medical evidence that he was overworked and physically and mentally exhausted was given
at the inquest held at Padiham, near Burnley, yesterday, on Mr. John Edmonson Whittaker,
the Labour M.P. for the Heywood and Radcliffe Division, who was found dead on a lonely 
moor near his Burnley home on Sunday.
'The East Lancashire Coroner, Mr. P. Rowland, returned a verdict that he took his own life
when not of sound mind. Mr. Thomas Whittaker told how his brother had done a tremendous
amount of work for the A.T.C. [Air Transport Command?] in which he was an officer, and the
N.U.T. [National Union of Teachers], in addition to duties as headmaster before being elected
to Parliament. He said that Mr. Whittaker had set off to resume his Parliamentary work in
London last Monday after having had influenza and had got as far as Manchester when he 
collapsed and had to return home.
'The widow said her husband refused to take medical advice to rest. The only troubles he
had were other people's, for he took a tremendous personal interest in his constituency and
answered all letters himself. Evidence was also given that when Mr. Whittaker left home on
Friday for a walk and did not return, unsuccessful search was made until some boys found his
body on the moor on Sunday morning. There were two razors in his pockets. One was blood-
stained and he had injuries to the throat.
'The Coroner said it was a tragedy of ill-health. Mr. Whittaker had worked so hard that he
became a physical and mental wreck. The fear that he could not serve his constituents 
efficiently seemed to have been the last straw.'
Matthew Gregory Lewis, MP for Hindon 1796-1802
The publishing, in 1764, of Horace Walpole's novel "The Castle of Otranto" ushered in a new
genre of literature, known as "Gothic Horror." In his brilliant book "Boys Will be Boys," [I 
cannot recommend this book highly enough] E.S.Turner describes popular fiction
of the early nineteenth century as "steeped in darkness and diablerie. Spectres gliding in a
green phosphorescence, hags picking over the bones of charnel houses, death's-heads in
closets, heirs to great estates chained in dungeons, forests stuffed with robbers and 
werewolves, graves creaking open in the moonlight to let the vampires out - these were 
the stock-in-trade of the Gothic novelist……..in rising spate came romances set in clammy 
castles in the German forests or in convents ruled by degenerate nuns who wielded the
knout upon their novices. The atmosphere of all of them was oppressive. Neither indoors 
nor outdoors was there a stirring of fresh air. In the turrets of castles censers smoked 
before unholy altars; no one opened a window, unless to jump from it. Out of doors the air
was foul with the reek of gibbets."
Perhaps the most lurid of all Gothic tales is "Ambrosio; or the Monk" written by Matthew 
Gregory Lewis and published in March 1796, when its author was still only 20 years old. The 
book is generally referred to as "The Monk" and Lewis was for the rest of his life known as
"Monk" Lewis.
Briefly, the plot of the book is that the main protagonist is a monk named Ambrosio, whose
past and parentage are mysteries. He occupies the position of abbot in a Capuchin 
monastery in medieval Madrid. He is approached by a young novice named Rosario, who 
reveals that he is really a woman named Matilda. She explains that due to her love for him
she has disguised herself as a novice to be closer to him. The two soon begin a sexual
relationship, although Ambrosio is filled with self-loathing for his actions. Later, while
visiting a nearby convent, Ambrosio discovers that one of the nuns, Agnes, plans to elope
with her lover. Ambrosio informs on her, and the prioress of the convent punishes Agnes
by imprisoning her in a dungeon beneath the convent. Ambrosio now falls in love with 
Antonia, daughter of Donna Elvira. With the help of Matilda, who is conversant with black
magic, Ambrosio summons a demon to help him in his plan to debauch Antonia. Ambrosio
kills Donna Elvira and abducts Antonia. Back at the convent, Lorenzo, Agnes' brother,
accuses the prioress of murdering his sister. Hearing this accusation, an angry mob storms
the convent, slaughtering the prioress and many innocent nuns. During this attack,
Lorenzo searches for his sister and finds her, close to death, clutching the decomposing
body of her dead child. Lorenzo hears a girl screaming nearby and finds the body of
Antonia, who has been ravished and stabbed - he also sees Ambrosio fleeing the scene.
Lorenzo informs on Ambrosio to the Inquisition, and Ambrosio is sentenced to be burned
at the stake, but Ambrosio sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for his freedom. The
Devil saves him from the flames, but then reveals to Ambrosio his true identity and those
of Donna Elvira and Antonia. Yes, you've guessed it - in killing Donna Elvira and raping
Antonia he has killed his mother and committed incest with his sister. Finally, Ambrosio
is cast into Hell.
Lewis was the son of a government official who owned large sugar plantations in Jamaica.
Reared in luxury, he was sent to Weimar to study European politics and the German
language, in anticipation of a career in the diplomatic service. Here he was surrounded
by the cream of German literature, including Goethe, Schiller and Wieland. On his return
to England, Lewis' head was filled with romantic legends of haunted castles, robber barons,
dungeons and maidens in distress. He ransacked the family library for books on witchcraft
and demons. In May 1794, he was sent to The Hague as a junior attaché at the British
Embassy, and, while there, aged only 19, he wrote 'The Monk.'
When the book was published in March 1796, it caused a furore. Although this was a
period of barbarous sports and swaggering bucks, the story was still a heady brew. 
There was a public outcry against the violence and sexual content of the book, and in
particular its perceived blasphemy. Naturally, everyone wanted to read it and the book
ran through many editions - it has been described as the first 'bestseller' in English 
literature.
In May 1796, Lewis was returned to Parliament as MP for Hindon. This seat was largely
under the control of a previous member, William Beckford, who had resigned it after
gossip accused him of seducing William Courtenay, later the 9th Earl of Devon. This is
somewhat ironic, as there seems little doubt that Lewis, too, was homosexual.
Debate over the book raged. The Critical Review warned parents they 'might well turn
pale' if they saw the book in the hands of their children. It was, they said, 'poison for
youth and provocation to debauchery.' Another literary journal stated that 'obscenity
corrupts the entire narrative…..the book reeks with maddening orgies and panders
to lust and licensed blasphemy.' When Lewis took his seat in the House of Commons,
one outraged member asked how 'the portrayer of lewd and systematic seduction' 
dared show his face within the House.
About a year after the book's publication, Lewis was forced to revise it by eliminating
some passages. By then, Lewis had many powerful friends and supporters, including 
Mrs. Jordan, actress and mistress of the Duke of Clarence. For her, Lewis wrote
'The Castle Spectre,' a drama replete with ghosts, murders and a missing heiress.
Another of his plays, 'The Captive, or the Private Mad-House,' was written, according
to Lewis, to expose the atrocious conditions in private lunatic asylums of the time. 
When it opened in March 1803, the audience was reported as becoming 'hysterical 
with horror.' According to a contemporary account, a number of people were
'carried screaming from the theatre.'
Some time around 1804, Lewis became infatuated with a youth named Kelly. He
adopted him and found him a government post, but Kelly repaid Lewis by forging his
signature on a bank draft, with the result that Kelly was thrown into prison. 
In 1811, Lewis produced his last work, 'Timour the Tartar,' a play filled with glittering
pageantry, cavalry charges, gold helmets, jewelled turbans and harem scenes in
which scores of scantily-clad girls appeared. The play was a huge success, leading
to a number of parodies such as 'Timour, Cream of the Tartars.'
After his father died in 1812 leaving a huge fortune to his already wealthy son, Lewis
travelled throughout Europe, visiting Byron and Shelley, and being feted by the
English colonies throughout Europe. In 1816, he paid his first visit to the Jamaican
sugar plantations that formed the basis of the family wealth. Here he was horrified
at the wretched condition of the slaves on his plantations and instituted a number
of humane reforms, such as the abolition of flogging. Early in 1818, he again visited
Jamaica. When he boarded ship to sail home to England, however, yellow fever had
broken out aboard the ship. On 14 May 1818, Lewis died from its effects and was
buried at sea. In a final twist which would no doubt have appealed to Lewis' sense
of the macabre, it is reported that the chains wrapped around his coffin to ensure that 
it sank slipped off, with the result that the coffin rose to the surface and was last seen
drifting back towards Jamaica.
Alfred Peter Hillier, MP for Hitchin 1910-1911
Hillier spent a large portion of his life in South Africa, where he served as a trooper during the 
Kaffir War of 1877-1879, and was subsequently involved in the famous Jameson Raid in 1895.
After failing to be elected for Stockport in 1900 and for Luton in 1906, he was successful in
Hitchin in January 1910. Hillier committed suicide in October 1911. The following report of the 
subsequent inquest appeared in 'The Scotsman' on 27 October 1911:-
'An inquest was held at Westminster yesterday on the death of Dr Alfred Peter Hillier. Member
of Parliament for the Hitchin Division of Herts, who was found dead with his throat cut in the
bathroom of his residence, 20 Eccleston Square, S.W., on Tuesday.
'Mr. Sidney Hillier, brother of the deceased, a doctor in practice at Stowmarket, Suffolk, said
that when he last saw the deceased three weeks ago he looked jaded. He constantly did the
work of two men.
'The widow said that Dr Hillier had lately been worried by the illness of a son, and his 
Parliamentary work had over-strained him completely. On Tuesday he appeared as usual in the 
morning, though very tired. He had lately suffered from sleeplessness. About midday he said
men working outside the house were jeering at him, which was pure delusion. He went to the
dressing-room, and was found there dead.
'Other evidence showed that Dr Hillier was found lying partly dressed in the bath with a razor
beside him. Appearances suggested that he had cut his throat deeply while standing before
the mirror, and had lain down in the bath.
'A verdict of "Suicide while temporarily insane" was returned.'
Edward Anthony James Lytton, styled Viscount Knebworth, MP for Hitchin 1931-1933
Viscount Knebworth, son and heir of the 2nd Earl of Lytton, was killed in a plane crash in
1933. The following report appeared in 'The Times' on 2 May 1933:-
'Lord Knebworth, son and heir of Lord Lytton, and Leading Aircraftman R. Harrison, were
killed in an aeroplane accident at Hendon last night, while practising for the Auxiliary Air Force
display to be given next Sunday.
'The accident was announced by the Air Ministry in the following statement:-
"The Air Ministry regret to announce that Pilot Officer Viscount Knebworth, M.P., Auxiliary
Air Force, the pilot, and No. 801246 Leading Aircraftman Ralph Harrison lost their lives in an 
accident which occurred at Hendon tonight to a Hart aircraft of No. 601 Squadron, Hendon."
'Our Hendon Correspondent telegraphed last night:- "The machine belonged to one of two
squadrons of the Auxiliary Air Force - the other being No. 600 (City of London) (Bomber)
Squadron, which also has its aerodrome at Hendon - which since Easter have been making 
practice flights in preparation for their display, which is to be given next Sunday. They were
practising as usual to-night, and the accident happened on the last flight of the evening.
"A woman who was watching said: 'I was waiting for a friend when I noticed nine aeroplanes
coming over the aerodrome. They all dipped as though they were saluting, and one of them
seemed to be lower than the others. It suddenly dived and hit the earth. There was a 
slight explosion and the next moment the machine was in flames.'
"The aerodrome fire brigade and ambulance rushed to the machine but could do nothing to
save the occupants. The bodies were taken to the Hendon mortuary. A roll call of the
members of the squadron was held before the men left the aerodrome, but no statement on
the accident was made."
'Another account states that chemical extinguishers had to be used before the firemen could
get close enough to drag Lord Knebworth and his companion from the wreckage.
'Lady Lytton was at the Opera when the news of her son's death was broken to her. She
left immediately with Lord Lytton.'
Sir James Blindell, MP for Holland with Boston 1929-1937
Blindell was killed in a car accident in May 1937. The following report appeared in 'The Times'
on 12 May 1937:-
'The skidding of a car when its driver attempted to avoid killing two dogs in the road was 
stated at the inquest at Stickford, Lincs, yesterday, to have led to the death of Sir James
Blindell, M.P., Junior Lord of the Treasury, who was killed when the car overturned on Monday.
  The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death," and exonerated the driver.
'William Weston, a farmer, said that the car was proceeding at 30 to 35 miles an hour. Two
dogs were on the road, and the driver pulled to his offside. The car swerved into the grass,
overturned, and slid along on its side.
'The driver, Marshall John Woodall, 19, of Grimsby, said that he sounded his hooter, but the
dogs would not move. Not wishing to kill them, he braked. The car swung over to the right,
skidded, and rolled over once. Sir James Blindell was sitting by his side. The condition of the 
road was bad as there was a camber, but his brakes were good.
'A police officer stated that the condition of the tyres was good and the road surface was of
nonskid material.
'The Coroner, Dr. F.J. Walker, said that the action of the driver in endeavouring to avoid 
running over the dogs was understandable.'
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