THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "O"
Last updated 07/09/2013
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
OCHIL
1 May 1997 Martin John O'Neill,later [2005] Baron O'Neill
of Clackmannan [L] 6 Jan 1945
NAME ALTERED TO "OCHIL &
PERTHSHIRE SOUTH" 2005
OCHIL & SOUTH PERTHSHIRE
5 May 2005 Gordon Raymond Banks 14 Jun 1955
OGMORE (GLAMORGANSHIRE)
14 Dec 1918 Vernon Hartshorn 16 Mar 1872 13 Mar 1931 58
19 May 1931 Edward John Williams [kt 1952] 1 Jul 1890 16 May 1963 72
4 Jun 1946 John Evans 10 Sep 1875 18 Apr 1961 85
23 Feb 1950 Walter Ernest Padley 24 Jul 1916 15 Apr 1984 67
3 May 1979 Raymond Powell [kt 1996] 19 Jun 1928 7 Dec 2001 73
14 Feb 2002 Huw Irranca-Davies 22 Jan 1963
OKEHAMPTON (DEVON)
4 Apr 1660 Edward Wise (to 1677) 19 Sep 1632 17 Nov 1675 43
Josias Calmady 10 Oct 1619 Mar 1683 63
Robert Reynolds
Double return. Wise and Calmady seated
27 Apr 1660
3 Apr 1661 Sir Thomas Hele,1st baronet c 1595 7 Nov 1670
2 Jan 1671 Arthur Harris,later [1673] 1st baronet (to 1685) c 1650 20 Feb 1686
14 Mar 1677 Henry Northleigh 4 Mar 1643 31 Jan 1694 50
24 Feb 1679 Josias Calmady c 1652 c Nov 1714
25 Feb 1681 Sir George Cary c 1653 6 Jan 1685
18 Mar 1685 Sir Simon Leach c 1652 30 Jun 1708
William Cary (to 1695) c 1661 by Oct 1710
11 Jan 1689 Henry Northleigh 4 Mar 1643 31 Jan 1694 50
23 Feb 1694 John Burrington (to 1698) 1 May 1634 by Mar 1708
1 Nov 1695 Thomas Northmore (to 1708) c 1643 25 Jul 1713
28 Jul 1698 William Harris c 1652 17 Oct 1709
27 Jul 1702 Sir Simon Leach c 1652 30 Jun 1708
15 May 1705 Thomas Northmore (to 1708) c 1643 25 Jul 1713
John Dibble (to 1713) 26 Jan 1728
Sir Simon Leach c 1652 30 Jun 1708
Double return. Northmore and Dibble declared
elected 20 Dec 1705
12 May 1708 William Harris c 1652 17 Oct 1709
1 Dec 1709 Christopher Harris (to 1722) c 1687 4 Jul 1718
3 Sep 1713 William Northmore 1 Jul 1690 17 Mar 1735 44
26 Mar 1722 Robert Pitt c 1680 21 May 1727
John Crowley 3 Nov 1689 2 Jan 1728 38
21 Aug 1727 William Northmore 1 Jul 1690 17 Mar 1735 44
Thomas Pitt (to 1754) c 1705 17 Jul 1761
28 Mar 1735 George Lyttelton,later [1751] 5th baronet
and [1756] 1st Baron Lyttelton (to 1756) 17 Jan 1709 22 Aug 1773 64
17 Apr 1754 Robert Vyner (to 1761) 27 Jun 1717 19 Jul 1799 82
11 Dec 1756 William Pitt,later [1766] 1st Earl of Chatham 15 Nov 1708 11 May 1778 69
13 Jul 1757 Thomas Potter c 1718 17 Jun 1759
24 Nov 1759 George Brydges Rodney,later [1764] 1st baronet
and [1782] 1st Baron Rodney 13 Feb 1719 24 May 1792 73
27 Mar 1761 Alexander Forrester c 1711 2 Jul 1787
Wenman Coke 7 Jan 1717 11 Apr 1776 59
19 Mar 1768 Thomas Pitt,later [1784] 1st Baron Camelford 3 Mar 1737 19 Jan 1793 55
(to 1774)
Thomas Brand c 1717 22 Aug 1770
20 Oct 1770 Richard Fitzpatrick 24 Jan 1748 25 Apr 1813 65
7 Oct 1774 Richard Vernon (to 1784) 18 Jun 1726 16 Sep 1800 74
Alexander Wedderburn,later [1801] 1st
Earl of Rosslyn 13 Feb 1733 2 Jan 1805 71
11 Jun 1778 Humphrey Minchin c 1727 26 Mar 1796
6 Apr 1784 John Luxmoore 11 Jul 1726 30 Jan 1788 61
Thomas Wiggens 18 Jan 1785
[Both members were unseated on petition in
favour of Viscount Malden and Humphrey
Minchin 27 Apr 1785]
27 Apr 1785 George Capel-Coningsby,styled Viscount Malden,
later [1799] 5th Earl of Essex 13 Nov 1757 23 Apr 1839 81
Humphrey Minchin c 1727 26 Mar 1796
22 Jun 1790 John Hayes St.Leger 22 Jul 1756 1799 43
Robert Ladbroke c 1739 1 Jul 1814
John Townson c 1725 3 Mar 1797
John William Anderson Oct 1735 21 May 1813 77
Double return. St.Leger and Ladbroke declared
elected 28 Feb 1791
28 May 1796 Thomas Tyrwhitt [kt 1812] 12 Aug 1762 24 Feb 1833 70
Richard Bateman-Robson 1753 10 Mar 1827 73
10 Jul 1802 Henry Holland (to 1806) c 1775 20 Jan 1855
James Charles Stuart Strange 8 Aug 1753 6 Oct 1840 87
27 Apr 1804 John Charles Spencer,styled Viscount Althorp,
later [1834] 3rd Earl Spencer 30 May 1782 1 Oct 1845 63
1 Nov 1806 Richard Bateman-Robson 1753 10 Mar 1827 73
Joseph Foster-Barham 1 Jan 1759 28 Sep 1832 73
9 May 1807 Gwyllym Lloyd Wardle c 1761 30 Nov 1833
Albany Savile (to Jun 1820) c 1783 26 Jan 1831
7 Oct 1812 Thomas North Graves,2nd Baron Graves [I] 28 May 1775 7 Feb 1830 54
17 Jun 1818 Christopher Atkinson Savile c 1738 23 Apr 1819
11 May 1819 Henry Sadlier Prittie,2nd Baron Dunalley [I]
(to 1824) 3 Mar 1775 19 Oct 1854 79
16 Jun 1820 John Campbell,styled Lord Glenorchy,later
[1834] 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane (to 1826) 26 Oct 1796 8 Nov 1862 66
2 Jun 1824 William Henry Trant Feb 1781 1 Oct 1859 78
10 Jun 1826 Sir Compton Pocklington Domvile,1st baronet c 1775 23 Feb 1857
Joseph Holden Strutt 21 Nov 1758 18 Feb 1845 86
30 Jul 1830 Edward Adolphus Seymour,styled Baron Seymour,
later [1855] 12th Duke of Somerset (to 1855) 20 Dec 1804 28 Nov 1885 80
George James Welbore Agar-Ellis,later
[1831] 1st Baron Dover 17 Jan 1797 10 Jul 1833 36
30 Apr 1831 William Henry Trant Feb 1781 1 Oct 1859 78
John Thomas Hope (to 1832) 10 Jan 1807 17 Apr 1835 28
14 Jul 1831 Sir Richard Rawlinson Vyvyan,8th baronet 6 Jun 1800 15 Aug 1879 79
CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832
OLD BEXLEY & SIDCUP (LONDON)
9 Jun 1983 Edward Richard George Heath [KG 1992] 9 Jul 1916 17 Jul 2005 89
7 Jun 2001 Derek Leslie Conway 15 Feb 1953
6 May 2010 James Peter Brokenshire 7 Jan 1968
OLDBURY & HALESOWEN
23 Feb 1950 Arthur Moyle,later [1966] Baron Moyle [L] 25 Sep 1894 23 Dec 1974 80
15 Oct 1964 Frederick John Horner 5 Nov 1911 11 Feb 1997 85
18 Jun 1970 John Heydon Romaine Stokes [kt 1988] 23 Jul 1917 27 Jun 2003 85
NAME ALTERED TO "HALESOWEN
& STOURBRIDGE" FEB 1974
OLDHAM (LANCASHIRE)
14 Dec 1832 William Cobbett 9 Mar 1762 18 Jun 1835 73
John Fielden (to 1847) 17 Jan 1784 29 May 1849 65
8 Jul 1835 John Frederick Lees 1809 18 Sep 1867 58
28 Jul 1837 William Augustus Johnson 1777 26 Oct 1863 86
31 Jul 1847 William Johnson Fox 1786 3 Jun 1864 77
John Duncuft (to Dec 1852) 27 Jul 1852
9 Jul 1852 John Morgan Cobbett (to 1865) 1800 13 Feb 1877 76
3 Dec 1852 William Johnson Fox 1786 3 Jun 1864 77
31 Mar 1857 James Platt 1823 27 Aug 1857 34
19 Oct 1857 William Johnson Fox 1786 3 Jun 1864 77
6 May 1862 John Tomlinson Hibbert [kt 1893] (to 1874) 5 Jan 1824 7 Nov 1908 84
13 Jul 1865 John Platt 16 Sep 1817 18 May 1872 54
5 Jun 1872 John Morgan Cobbett (to 1877) 1800 13 Feb 1877 76
This was the last election in which a public
ballot (as opposed to a secret ballot) was used.
The first election to use a secret ballot was
held in Pontefract on 15 Aug 1872, at which
Hugh Childers was re-elected following his
appointment to a ministerial post
6 Feb 1874 Frederick Lowten Spinks (to 1880) 27 Dec 1816 27 Dec 1899 83
1 Mar 1877 John Tomlinson Hibbert [kt 1893] (to 1886) 5 Jan 1824 7 Nov 1908 84
2 Apr 1880 Edward Lyulph Stanley,later [1903] 4th Baron
Stanley of Alderley 16 May 1839 5 Nov 1925 86
25 Nov 1885 James Mackenzie Maclean (to 1892) 13 Aug 1835 22 Apr 1906 70
3 Jul 1886 Elliott Lees,later [1897] 1st baronet 23 Oct 1860 16 Oct 1908 47
Jul 1892 Joshua Milne Cheetham 1835 27 Nov 1902 67
John Tomlinson Hibbert [kt 1893] 5 Jan 1824 7 Nov 1908 84
15 Jul 1895 Robert Ascroft 1847 19 Jun 1899 51
James Francis Oswald 21 Nov 1838 14 Sep 1908 69
6 Jul 1899 Alfred Emmott,later [1911] 1st Baron Emmott
(to 1911) 8 May 1858 13 Dec 1926 68
Walter Runciman,later [1937] 1st Viscount
Runciman of Doxford 19 Nov 1870 13 Nov 1949 78
1 Oct 1900 Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill [KG 1953] 30 Nov 1874 25 Jan 1965 90
15 Jan 1906 John Albert Bright 1848 11 Nov 1924 76
17 Jan 1910 Andrew William Barton [kt 1917] (to 1922) 5 Aug 1862 9 Jul 1957 94
13 Nov 1911 Edward Robert Bartley Denniss [kt 1922]
(later Bartley-Denniss) 9 Apr 1854 20 Mar 1931 76
15 Nov 1922 William John Tout 1870 24 Feb 1946 75
Sir Edward William Macleay Grigg,later [1945] 1st
Baron Altrincham (to 1925) 8 Sep 1879 1 Dec 1955 76
29 Oct 1924 Alfred Duff Cooper,later [1952] 1st Viscount
Norwich (to 1929) 22 Feb 1890 1 Jan 1954 63
24 Jun 1925 William Martin Wiggins 4 Aug 1870 4 Oct 1950 80
30 May 1929 James Wilson 24 Aug 1879 15 Aug 1943 63
Gordon Lang 25 Feb 1893 20 Jun 1981 88
27 Oct 1931 Anthony Crommelin Crossley 13 Aug 1903 15 Aug 1939 36
Hamilton William Kerr,later [1957] 1st
baronet (to 1945) 1 Aug 1903 26 Dec 1974 71
14 Nov 1935 John Samuel Dodd [kt 1947] 13 Oct 1904 3 Sep 1973 68
26 Jul 1945 Charles Leslie Hale,later [1972] Baron Hale [L] 13 Jul 1902 9 May 1985 82
Frank Fairhurst 1892 30 Aug 1953 61
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO EAST
& WEST DIVISIONS 1950
OLDHAM CENTRAL & ROYTON
9 Jun 1983 James Alexander Lamond 29 Nov 1928 20 Nov 2007 78
9 Apr 1992 Bryan Davies,later [1997] Baron Davies
of Oldham [L] 9 Nov 1939
NAME ALTERED TO "OLDHAM WEST
AND ROYTON" 1997
OLDHAM EAST
23 Feb 1950 Frank Fairhurst 1892 30 Aug 1953 61
25 Oct 1951 Ian Macdonald Horobin [kt 1955] 16 Nov 1899 5 Jun 1976 76
8 Oct 1959 Charles Mapp 1903 3 May 1978 74
18 Jun 1970 James Alexander Lamond 29 Nov 1928 20 Nov 2007 78
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
OLDHAM EAST AND SADDLEWORTH
1 May 1997 Philip James Woolas 11 Dec 1959
Following the May 2010 General Election,one
of Woolas's opponents (Elwyn Watkins) in that
election challenged the result under the
Represenation of the People Act 1983,accusing
Wollas of making false statements in relation to
Watkins's character and conduct. On 5 Nov 2010
Woolas was found to have breached the Act,
with the result that his election was declared
void,and that as a result he lost his seat. He
was also barred from holding public office for
3 years.
13 Jan 2011 Deborah Angela Elspeth Abrahams 15 Sep 1960
OLDHAM WEST
23 Feb 1950 Charles Leslie Hale,later [1972] Baron Hale [L] 13 Jul 1902 9 May 1985 82
13 Jun 1968 Keith Bruce Campbell 25 Oct 1916 27 Sep 1990 73
18 Jun 1970 Michael Hugh Meacher 4 Nov 1939
NAME ALTERED TO "OLDHAM WEST
AND ROYTON" 1997
OLDHAM WEST AND ROYTON
1 May 1997 Michael Hugh Meacher 4 Nov 1939
OLD SARUM (WILTSHIRE)
14 Apr 1660 Seymour Bowman c 1621 6 May 1704
John Norden c 1612 c Jun 1669
Algernon Cecil
Double return. Bowman and Norden seated
27 Apr 1660
29 Apr 1661 Edward Nicholas (to 1679) 6 Mar 1625 21 May 1696 71
John Denham 1615 20 Mar 1669 53
c Oct 1669 Sir Eliab Harvey 3 Jun 1635 20 Feb 1699 63
17 Feb 1679 Eliab Harvey 2 Nov 1659 3 Jun 1681 21
John Young c 1639 1 Feb 1710
27 Aug 1679 Henry Hare,2nd Baron Coleraine [I] 21 Apr 1636 15 Jul 1708 72
Sir Eliab Harvey (to Jan 1689) 3 Jun 1635 20 Feb 1699 63
17 Feb 1681 Sir Thomas Mompesson 4 Jan 1630 11 Jun 1701 71
16 Jan 1689 John Young c 1639 1 Feb 1710
Thomas Pitt 5 Jul 1653 28 Apr 1726 72
Election declared void 14 Mar 1689
25 Mar 1689 William Harvey (to 1705) 18 Dec 1663 31 Oct 1731 67
John Hawles [kt 1695] 18 Mar 1645 2 Aug 1716 71
27 Feb 1690 Sir Thomas Mompesson 4 Jan 1630 11 Jun 1701 71
28 Oct 1695 Thomas Pitt 5 Jul 1653 28 Apr 1726 72
27 Jul 1698 Charles Mompesson (to 1708) 26 Jan 1670 12 Jul 1714 44
10 May 1705 Robert Pitt (to 1710) c 1680 21 May 1727
Charles Mompesson 26 Jan 1670 12 Jul 1714 44
John Fitzgerald Villiers,5th Viscount Grandison [I] c 1682 14 May 1766
Double return between Mompesson and
Villiers. Mompesson declared elected
11 Dec 1705
4 May 1708 William Harvey 18 Dec 1663 31 Oct 1731 67
6 Oct 1710 Thomas Pitt (to 1716) 5 Jul 1653 28 Apr 1726 72
William Harvey 20 Apr 1689 24 Dec 1742 53
28 Aug 1713 Robert Pitt (to 1722) c 1680 21 May 1727
3 Aug 1716 Sir William Strickland,3rd baronet Mar 1665 12 May 1724 59
21 Mar 1722 Thomas Pitt (to 1726) 5 Jul 1653 28 Apr 1726 72
Robert Pitt [he was also returned for c 1680 21 May 1727
Okehampton,for which he chose to sit]
3 Nov 1722 George Morton Pitt 1693 9 Feb 1756 62
20 Jan 1724 John Pitt (to 1727) c 1698 9 Feb 1754
30 May 1726 George Pitt c 1663 28 Feb 1735
16 Aug 1727 Thomas Pitt [he was also returned for c 1705 17 Jul 1761
Okehampton,for which he chose to sit]
Thomas Pitt,1st Earl of Londonderry [I]
(to May 1728) c 1688 12 Sep 1729
1 Mar 1728 Matthew Chitty St.Quintin (to 1734) c 1701 8 May 1783
30 May 1728 Thomas Harrison 24 Apr 1681 by 1755
26 Apr 1734 Thomas Pitt [he was also returned for c 1705 17 Jul 1761
Okehampton,for which he chose to sit]
Robert Nedham (to 1741) 1704 13 Aug 1762 58
18 Feb 1735 William Pitt,later [1766] 1st Earl of Chatham
(to Jul 1747) 15 Nov 1708 11 May 1778 69
8 May 1741 George Lyttelton,later [1756] 1st Baron Lyttelton 17 Jan 1709 22 Aug 1773 64
[he was also returned for Okehampton,for
which he chose to sit]
5 Jan 1742 James Grenville 12 Feb 1715 14 Sep 1783 68
28 May 1747 Edward Willes 6 Nov 1723 14 Jan 1787 63
3 Jul 1747 Thomas Pitt [he was also returned for c 1705 17 Jul 1761
Okehampton,for which he chose to sit]
Sir William Irby,2nd baronet,later [1761] 1st
Baron Boston [he was also returned for 8 Mar 1707 30 Mar 1775 68
Bodmin,for which he chose to sit]
17 Dec 1747 Charles Sackville,styled Earl of Middlesex,
later [1765] 2nd Duke of Dorset (to 1754) 6 Feb 1711 6 Jan 1769 57
Arthur Mohun St.Leger,3rd Viscount
Doneraile [I] 7 Aug 1718 Aug 1750 32
25 Jan 1751 Paul Jodrell c 1715 30 Jun 1751
22 Nov 1751 Simon Fanshawe 4 Mar 1716 1 Jan 1777 60
19 Apr 1754 William Pulteney,styled Viscount Pulteney
(to 1761) 9 Jan 1731 11 Feb 1763 32
Thomas Pitt c 1705 17 Jul 1761
18 Mar 1755 Sir William Calvert c 1703 3 May 1761
30 Mar 1761 Thomas Pitt c 1705 17 Jul 1761
Howell Gwynne (to 1768) 16 Apr 1718 1780 62
17 Dec 1761 Thomas Pitt,later [1784] 1st Baron Camelford 3 Mar 1737 19 Jan 1793 55
16 Mar 1768 William Gerard Hamilton 28 Jan 1729 16 Jul 1796 67
John Crauford c 1742 26 May 1814
11 Oct 1774 Pinckney Wilkinson (to Mar 1784) c 1693 26 Feb 1784
Thomas Pitt,later [1784] 1st Baron Camelford 3 Mar 1737 19 Jan 1793 55
6 Jan 1784 John Charles Villiers,later [1824] 3rd Earl
of Clarendon (to 1790) 14 Nov 1757 22 Dec 1838 81
11 Mar 1784 George Hardinge (to 1802) 22 Jun 1743 26 Apr 1816 72
19 Jun 1790 John Sullivan 7 Apr 1749 1 Nov 1839 90
30 May 1796 Richard Colley Wellesley,2nd Earl of Mornington
[I],later [1799] 1st Marquess Wellesley 20 Jun 1760 26 Sep 1842 82
29 Jul 1797 Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn 9 Oct 1775 2 Sep 1750 74
20 Mar 1799 Sir George Yonge Mar 1733 25 Sep 1812 79
14 Feb 1801 John Horne-Tooke 25 Jun 1736 18 Mar 1812 75
12 Jul 1802 Nicholas Vansittart,later [1823] 1st Baron Bexley
(to 1812) 29 Apr 1766 8 Feb 1851 84
Henry Alexander 1763 6 May 1818 54
1 Nov 1806 Thomas Andrew Blayney,11th Baron Blayney [I] 30 Nov 1770 8 Apr 1834 63
9 May 1807 Josias du Pre Porcher (to 1818) c 1761 4 May 1820
30 May 1812 James Alexander (to 1832) 1769 12 Sep 1848 79
17 Jun 1818 Arthur Johnston Crawford 1786 13 Oct 1826 40
17 Jul 1820 Josias du Pre Alexander 1771 20 Aug 1839 68
2 Apr 1828 Stratford Canning,later [1852] 1st Viscount
Stratford de Redcliffe 4 Nov 1786 14 Aug 1880 93
31 Jul 1830 Josias du Pre Alexander 1771 20 Aug 1839 68
CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832
OPENSHAW (MANCHESTER)
26 May 1955 William Richard Williams 7 Mar 1895 11 Sep 1963 68
5 Dec 1963 Charles Richard Morris 14 Dec 1926 8 Jan 2012 85
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
ORFORD (SUFFOLK)
13 Apr 1660 Walter Devereux c 1621 Dec 1683
Sir Allen Brodrick 28 Jul 1623 25 Nov 1680 57
24 Feb 1679 Lionel Tollemache,styled Lord Huntingtower,
later [1698] 3rd Earl of Dysart 30 Jan 1649 23 Feb 1727 78
Sir John Duke,2nd baronet (to 1685) 3 Jan 1633 24 Jul 1705 72
5 Sep 1679 Henry Parker c 1608 Feb 1681
23 Feb 1681 Thomas Glemham (to 1695) c 1647 24 Sep 1704
17 Mar 1685 Lionel Tollemache,styled Lord Huntingtower,
later [1698] 3rd Earl of Dysart 30 Jan 1649 23 Feb 1727 78
11 Jan 1689 Sir John Duke,2nd baronet 3 Jan 1633 24 Jul 1705 72
26 Feb 1690 Thomas Felton,later [1697] 4th baronet (to 1700) 12 Oct 1649 3 Mar 1709 59
2 Nov 1695 Sir Adam Felton,3rd baronet after 1637 9 Feb 1697
4 Mar 1697 Sir John Duke,2nd baronet 3 Jan 1633 24 Jul 1705 72
28 Jul 1698 Sir Charles Hedges 30 Jan 1650 10 Jun 1714 64
[Both sitting members (Sir Thomas Felton and
Sir Charles Hedges) were unseated on petition
in favour of Sir Edmund Bacon and William
Johnson 10 Feb 1700]
10 Feb 1700 Sir Edmund Bacon,4th baronet (to 1708) 6 Apr 1672 10 Jul 1721 49
William Johnson c 1660 Nov 1718
10 Jan 1701 Sir Edward Turnor (to 1709) [he was unseated c 1646 3 Dec 1721
on petition in favour of William Thompson
29 Jan 1709]
4 May 1708 Clement Corrance (to 1722) c 1684 30 Mar 1724
29 Jan 1709 William Thompson c 1676 27 Oct 1739
10 Oct 1710 Sir Edward Turnor c 1646 3 Dec 1721
29 Dec 1721 Sir Edward Duke,3rd baronet c 1694 25 Aug 1732
21 Mar 1722 Dudley North (to 1730) c 1686 4 Feb 1730
William Acton c 1684 23 Jan 1744
17 Aug 1727 Price Devereux,later [1740] 10th Viscount
Hereford [he was also returned for Montgomery- 9 Jun 1694 29 Jul 1748 54
shire,for which he chose to sit]
31 Jan 1729 William Acton (to 1734) c 1684 23 Jan 1744
23 Feb 1730 Robert Kemp,later [1734] 4th baronet 9 Nov 1699 15 Feb 1752 52
29 Apr 1734 Richard Powys (to 1741) c 1707 10 Sep 1743
Lewis Barlow 22 Oct 1737
1 Feb 1738 John Cope 1690 28 Jul 1760 70
9 May 1741 John Campbell,styled Lord Glenorchy,
later [1752] 3rd Earl of Breadalbane 10 Mar 1696 26 Jan 1782 85
Henry Legge (Bilson-Legge from 1754) (to 1759) 29 May 1708 23 Aug 1764 56
31 Jan 1746 John Bateman,2nd Viscount Bateman [I] Apr 1721 2 Mar 1802 80
30 Jun 1747 John Waldegrave,later [1763] 3rd
Earl Waldegrave 28 Apr 1718 22 Oct 1784 66
15 Apr 1754 John Offley (to 1768) c 1717 3 Apr 1784
20 Dec 1759 Charles Fitzroy,later [1780] 1st Baron
Southampton 25 Jun 1737 21 Mar 1797 59
28 Mar 1761 Thomas Worsley 22 Nov 1710 13 Dec 1778 68
22 Mar 1768 Francis Seymour-Conway (Seymour-Ingram
from Dec 1807),styled Viscount Beauchamp,
later [1794] 2nd Marquess of Hertford (to 1794) 12 Feb 1743 17 Jun 1822 79
Edward Colman c 1734 29 Jul 1815
15 May 1771 Robert Seymour-Conway 20 Dec 1748 23 Nov 1831 82
2 Apr 1784 George Seymour-Conway 21 Jul 1763 10 Mar 1848 84
21 Jun 1790 William Seymour-Conway (styled Lord William
Seymour-Conway from 1793) (to 1796) 3 Oct 1760 31 Jan 1837 76
7 Jul 1794 Lord Robert Seymour-Conway (to 1807) [at the 20 Dec 1748 23 Nov 1831 82
general election in May 1807,he was also
returned for Carmarthenshire,for which he
chose to sit]
26 May 1796 Robert Stewart,styled Viscount Castlereagh from
Aug 1796,later [1821] 2nd Marquess of
Londonderry 18 Jun 1769 12 Aug 1822 53
31 Jul 1797 Francis Charles Seymour-Conway,styled Earl
of Yarmouth,later [1822] 3rd Marquess of Hertford 11 Mar 1777 1 Mar 1842 64
7 Jul 1802 James Trail 19 Dec 1745 16 Aug 1808 62
1 Nov 1806 Lord Henry Seymour Moore (to 1812) 15 Mar 1784 Aug 1825 41
27 Jul 1807 William Sloane 1781 11 Apr 1860 78
7 Oct 1812 Charles Arbuthnot 14 Mar 1767 18 Aug 1850 83
Edmund Alexander Macnaghten (to 1820) 2 Aug 1762 15 Mar 1832 69
18 Jun 1818 John Douglas (to 1821) 1 Feb 1774 6 Aug 1838 64
9 Mar 1820 Horace Beauchamp Seymour [he was also 22 Nov 1791 21 Nov 1851 59
returned for Lisburn,for which he chose to sit]
23 May 1820 Edmund Alexander Macnaghten (to 1826) 2 Aug 1762 15 Mar 1832 69
28 Apr 1821 Robert Stewart,2nd Marquess of Londonderry [I] 18 Jun 1769 12 Aug 1822 53
1 Oct 1822 Charles Ross 6 Jul 1799 21 Mar 1860 60
10 Jun 1826 Sir Henry Frederick Cooke (to 1832) 13 Apr 1783 10 Mar 1837 53
Horace Beauchamp Seymour [he was also 22 Nov 1791 21 Nov 1851 59
returned for Bodmin,for which he chose to sit]
26 Dec 1826 Quintin Dick 7 Feb 1777 26 Mar 1858 81
3 Aug 1830 Spencer Horsey Kilderbee (de Horsey from 1832) c Aug 1790 20 May 1860 69
CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832
ORKNEY & SHETLAND
15 Jun 1708 Sir Alexander Douglas Jan 1718
23 Oct 1713 George Douglas,later [1730] 13th Earl of Morton 1662 4 Jan 1738 75
2 Mar 1715 James Moodie 4 Feb 1724
24 Apr 1722 George Douglas,later [1730] 13th Earl of Morton 1662 4 Jan 1738 75
7 May 1730 Robert Douglas c 1703 30 Apr 1745
19 Feb 1747 John Halyburton 10 May 1765
15 May 1754 Sir James Douglas,later [1786] 1st baronet 1703 2 Nov 1787 84
6 May 1768 Thomas Dundas c 1708 16 Apr 1786
31 Jan 1771 Thomas Dundas 30 Jun 1750 3 Jun 1794 43
10 Oct 1780 Robert Baikie [he was unseated on petition in 4 Apr 1817
favour of Charles Dundas 23 Feb 1781]
23 Feb 1781 Charles Dundas,later [1832] 1st Baron Amesbury 5 Aug 1751 30 Jun 1832 80
4 May 1784 Thomas Dundas 30 Jun 1750 3 Jun 1794 43
28 Jul 1790 John Balfour 6 Nov 1750 15 Oct 1842 91
29 Jun 1796 Robert Honyman
1 Dec 1806 Robert Honyman c 1781 20 Nov 1808
9 Jun 1807 Malcolm Laing 1762 6 Nov 1818 56
6 Nov 1812 Richard Bempde Johnstone Honyman,later [1825]
2nd baronet 4 May 1787 23 Feb 1842 54
18 Jul 1818 George Heneage Lawrence Dundas 8 Sep 1778 7 Oct 1834 56
8 Apr 1820 John Balfour 6 Nov 1750 15 Oct 1842 91
12 Jul 1826 George Heneage Lawrence Dundas 8 Sep 1778 7 Oct 1834 56
1 Sep 1830 George Traill 5 Nov 1787 29 Sep 1871 83
9 Feb 1835 Thomas Balfour 2 Apr 1810 1838 28
4 Aug 1837 Frederick Dundas 14 Jun 1802 26 Oct 1872 70
1 Sep 1847 Arthur Anderson 1792 28 Feb 1868 75
3 Aug 1852 Frederick Dundas 14 Jun 1802 26 Oct 1872 70
11 Jan 1873 Samuel Laing 12 Dec 1812 6 Aug 1897 84
Dec 1885 Leonard Lyell,later [1894] 1st baronet and
[1914] 1st Baron Lyell 21 Oct 1850 18 Sep 1926 75
23 Oct 1900 John Cathcart Wason 17 Nov 1848 19 Apr 1921 72
17 May 1921 Sir Malcolm Smith 1 Dec 1856 12 Mar 1935 78
15 Nov 1922 Sir Robert William Hamilton 26 Aug 1867 15 Jul 1944 76
14 Nov 1935 Sir Basil Hamilton Hebden Neven-Spence 12 Jun 1888 13 Sep 1974 86
23 Feb 1950 Joseph Grimond,later [1983] Baron Grimond [L] 29 Jul 1913 24 Oct 1993 80
9 Jun 1983 James Robert Wallace,later [2007] Baron
Wallace of Tankerness [L] 25 Aug 1954
7 Jun 2001 Alexander (Alistair) Morrison Carmichael 15 Jul 1965
ORMEAU (BELFAST)
14 Dec 1918 Thomas Moles Nov 1871 3 Feb 1937 65
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922
ORMSKIRK (LANCASHIRE)
1 Dec 1885 Arthur Bower Forwood,later [1895] 1st baronet 23 Jun 1836 27 Sep 1898 62
20 Oct 1898 Arthur Stanley [kt 1944] 28 Jan 1871 4 Nov 1947 76
14 Dec 1918 James Bell 1872 28 Dec 1955 83
15 Nov 1922 Francis Nicholas Blundell 16 Oct 1880 28 Oct 1936 56
30 May 1929 Samuel Thomas Rosbotham [kt 1933] 26 Jun 1864 12 Mar 1950 85
27 Oct 1939 William Stephen Richard King-Hall [kt 1954],
later [1966] Baron King-Hall [L] 21 Jan 1893 2 Jun 1966 73
26 Jul 1945 James Harold Wilson [KG 1976],later [1983]
Baron Wilson of Rievaulx [L] 11 Mar 1916 24 May 1995 79
23 Feb 1950 Sir Ronald Hibbert Cross,1st baronet 9 May 1896 3 Jun 1968 72
5 Apr 1951 Sir James Arthur Salter,later [1953] 1st
Baron Salter 15 Mar 1881 27 Jun 1975 94
12 Nov 1953 Douglas Glover [kt 1960] 13 Feb 1908 15 Jan 1982 73
18 Jun 1970 Harold Benjamin Soref 18 Dec 1916 14 Mar 1993 76
28 Feb 1974 Robert Michael Kilroy-Silk 19 May 1942
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
ORPINGTON
26 Jul 1945 Sir Waldron Smithers 5 Oct 1880 9 Dec 1954 74
20 Jan 1955 William Donald Massey Sumner 13 Aug 1913 12 May 1990 76
14 Mar 1962 Eric Reginald Lubbock,later [1971] 4th Baron
Avebury 29 Sep 1928
18 Jun 1970 Ivor Robert Stanbrook 13 Jan 1924 18 Feb 2004 80
9 Apr 1992 John Rhodes Horam,later [2013] Baron Horam [L] 7 Mar 1939
6 May 2010 Joseph Edmund Johnson 23 Dec 1971
OSGOLDCROSS (YORKSHIRE)
5 Dec 1885 Sir John William Ramsden,5th baronet 14 Sep 1831 15 Apr 1914 82
10 Jul 1886 John Austin,later [1894] 1st baronet 9 Mar 1824 30 Mar 1906 81
26 Jan 1906 Joseph Compton Compton-Rickett [kt 1907] 13 Feb 1847 30 Jul 1919 72
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
OSSORY (QUEEN'S COUNTY)
5 Dec 1885 Arthur O'Connor [he was also returned for 1 Oct 1844 30 Mar 1923 78
Donegal East, for which he chose to sit]
12 Feb 1886 Stephen O'Mara
9 Jul 1886 William Archibald Macdonald 1841 Oct 1911 70
For further information on this MP,see the
note at the foot of this page
Jul 1892 Eugene Crean 1854 12 Jan 1939 84
5 Oct 1900 William P Delany 1855 7 Mar 1916 60
28 Apr 1916 John Lalor Fitzpatrick 1875 Jan 1952 76
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
OSWESTRY (SHROPSHIRE)
1 Dec 1885 Stanley Leighton 1837 4 May 1901 63
24 May 1901 George Ralph Ormsby-Gore,later [1904]
3rd Baron Harlech 21 Jan 1855 8 May 1938 83
27 Jul 1904 Allan Heywood Bright 24 May 1862 3 Aug 1941 79
19 Jan 1906 William Clive Bridgeman,later [1929] 1st
Viscount Bridgeman 31 Dec 1864 14 Aug 1935 70
30 May 1929 Bertie Edward Parker Leighton 26 Nov 1875 15 Feb 1952 76
26 Jul 1945 Oliver Brian Sanderson Poole,later [1958] 1st
Baron Poole 11 Aug 1911 28 Jan 1993 81
23 Feb 1950 William David Ormsby-Gore,later [1964] 5th
Baron Harlech 20 May 1918 26 Jan 1985 66
8 Nov 1961 William John Biffen,later [1997] Baron Biffen [L] 3 Nov 1930 14 Aug 2007 76
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
OTLEY (YORKSHIRE)
3 Dec 1885 Sir Andrew Fairbairn 5 Mar 1828 30 May 1901 73
14 Jul 1886 John Barran,later [1895] 1st baronet 3 Aug 1821 3 May 1905 83
24 Jul 1895 Marmaduke D'Arcy Wyvill 5 Mar 1849 23 Sep 1918 69
10 Oct 1900 Sir James Hastings Duncan Mar 1855 31 Jul 1928 73
NAME ALTERED TO "PUDSEY & OTLEY" 1918
OXFORD (OXFORDSHIRE)
5 Apr 1660 Henry Cary,4th Viscount Falkland [S] 21 Nov 1634 2 Apr 1663 28
James Huxley 6 Nov 1614 c 1672
16 Apr 1661 Richard Croke c 1625 14 Sep 1683
Brome Whorwood (to 1685) 10 Oct 1615 12 Apr 1684 68
12 Feb 1679 William Wright 29 Jun 1619 26 Oct 1693 74
9 Mar 1685 Henry Bertie (to 1695) c 1656 4 Dec 1734
Sir George Pudsey Jun 1688
11 Jan 1689 Sir Edward Norreys (to 1701) 28 Aug 1634 5 Oct 1712 78
24 Oct 1695 Thomas Rowney (to Mar 1722) Apr 1668 31 Aug 1727 59
6 Jan 1701 Francis Norreys 23 May 1666 6 Jun 1706 40
11 Dec 1706 Sir John Walter,3rd baronet (to Oct 1722) c 1674 11 Jun 1722
20 Mar 1722 Thomas Rowney (to 1759) c 1693 27 Oct 1759
24 Oct 1722 Francis Knollys c 1697 24 Jun 1754
23 Apr 1734 Matthew Skinner 22 Oct 1689 21 Oct 1749 59
8 Feb 1739 James Herbert c 1713 21 Nov 1740
3 Dec 1740 Philip Herbert c 1716 22 Jul 1749
21 Nov 1749 Philip Wenman,6th (or 3rd) Viscount Wenman [I] 23 Nov 1719 16 Aug 1760 40
15 Apr 1754 Robert Lee (to 1768) 3 Jul 1706 3 Nov 1776 70
19 Nov 1759 Sir Thomas Stapleton,5th baronet 27 Feb 1727 1 Jan 1781 53
17 Mar 1768 George Nares 1716 20 Jul 1786 70
William Harcourt,later [1809] 3rd Earl Harcourt
(to 1774) 20 Mar 1743 17 Jun 1830 87
31 Jan 1771 Lord Robert Spencer (to Jun 1790) 8 May 1747 23 Jun 1831 84
5 Oct 1774 Peregrine Francis Bertie (to Dec 1790) 13 Mar 1741 20 Aug 1790 49
16 Jun 1790 Francis Burton (to 1812) c 1744 28 Nov 1832
21 Dec 1790 Arthur Annesley 16 Aug 1760 20 Jan 1841 80
27 May 1796 Henry Peters c 1763 21 Dec 1827
9 Jul 1802 John Atkyns-Wright c 1760 5 Mar 1822
4 May 1807 John Ingram Lockhart (to 1818) 5 Sep 1765 13 Aug 1835 69
17 Oct 1812 John Atkyns-Wright (to 1820) c 1760 5 Mar 1822
22 Jun 1818 Frederick St.John 20 Dec 1765 19 Nov 1844 78
10 Mar 1820 Charles Wetherell [kt 1824] 1770 17 Aug 1846 76
John Ingram Lockhart (to 1830) 5 Sep 1765 13 Aug 1835 69
16 Jun 1826 James Haughton Langston (to 1835) c 1797 19 Oct 1863
4 Aug 1830 William Hughes-Hughes 2 Sep 1792 10 Oct 1874 82
13 Dec 1832 Thomas Stonor,later [1839] 3rd Lord Camoys 22 Oct 1797 18 Jan 1881 83
[his election was declared void 8 Mar 1833]
18 Mar 1833 William Hughes-Hughes (to 1837) 2 Sep 1792 10 Oct 1874 82
10 Jan 1835 Donald Maclean (to 1847) 1800 21 Mar 1874 73
26 Jul 1837 William Erle 1 Oct 1793 28 Jan 1880 86
30 Jun 1841 James Haughton Langston (to 1863) c 1797 19 Oct 1863
29 Jul 1847 William Page Wood [kt 1851],later [1868] 1st
Baron Hatherley 29 Nov 1801 10 Jul 1881 79
4 Jan 1853 Edward Cardwell,later [1874] 1st
Viscount Cardwell 24 Jul 1813 15 Feb 1886 72
31 Mar 1857 Charles Neate [his election was declared 1806 7 Feb 1879 72
void 8 Jul 1857]
21 Jul 1857 Edward Cardwell,later [1874] 1st
Viscount Cardwell (to 1874) 24 Jul 1813 15 Feb 1886 72
7 Nov 1863 Charles Neate 1806 7 Feb 1879 72
8 Nov 1868 Sir William George Granville Venables
Vernon-Harcourt (to May 1880) 14 Oct 1827 30 Sep 1904 76
16 Mar 1874 Alexander William Hall 20 Jun 1838 29 Apr 1919 80
3 Apr 1880 Joseph William Chitty [kt 1881] (to 1881) 28 May 1828 15 Feb 1899 70
[he was appointed a judge in Sep 1881 and no
new writ was issued until Nov 1885]
10 May 1880 Alexander William Hall [his election was 20 Jun 1838 29 Apr 1919 80
declared void 4 Aug 1880. No writ was issued
until Nov 1885]
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1885
26 Nov 1885 Alexander William Hall 20 Jun 1838 29 Apr 1919 80
Jul 1892 Sir George Tomkyns Chesney 30 Apr 1830 31 Mar 1895 64
20 Apr 1895 Arthur Annesley,11th Viscount Valentia [I] 23 Aug 1843 20 Jan 1927 83
22 Mar 1917 John Arthur Ransome Marriott [kt 1924] 17 Aug 1859 6 Jun 1945 85
15 Nov 1922 Frank Gray [following the general election in 31 Aug 1880 2 Mar 1935 54
Dec 1923, his election was declared void
14 May 1924]
For further information on this MP,see the note
at the foot of this page
5 Jun 1924 Robert Croft Bourne 15 Jul 1888 7 Aug 1938 50
27 Oct 1938 Quintin McGarel Hogg,later [1950] 2nd Viscount
Hailsham and [1970] Baron Hailsham of
St.Marylebone [L] 9 Oct 1907 12 Oct 2001 94
2 Nov 1950 Henry Frederic Lawrence Turner 30 Dec 1908 17 Dec 1977 68
8 Oct 1959 Christopher Montague Woodhouse,later [1998]
5th Baron Terrington 11 May 1917 13 Feb 2001 83
31 Mar 1966 David Evan Trant Luard 31 Oct 1926 8 Feb 1991 64
18 Jun 1970 Christopher Montague Woodhouse,later [1998]
5th Baron Terrington 11 May 1917 13 Feb 2001 83
10 Oct 1974 David Evan Trant Luard 31 Oct 1926 8 Feb 1991 64
3 May 1979 John Haggitt Charles Patten,later [1997]
Baron Patten [L] 17 Jul 1945
SPLIT INTO "OXFORD EAST" & "OXFORD
WEST AND ABINGDON" 1983
OXFORD EAST
9 Jun 1983 Steven John Norris 24 May 1945
11 Jun 1987 Andrew David Smith 1 Feb 1952
OXFORD WEST & ABINGDON
9 Jun 1983 John Haggitt Charles Patten,later [1997] 17 Jul 1945
Baron Patten [L]
1 May 1997 Evan Leslie Harris 21 Oct 1965
6 May 2010 Nicola Claire Blackwood 1979
OXFORDSHIRE
c Apr 1660 Thomas Wenman,3rd Viscount Wenman [I] c 1596 24 Jan 1665
James Fiennes,later [1662] 2nd Viscount
Saye and Sele c 1602 15 Mar 1674
20 Mar 1661 Henry Cary,4th Viscount Falkland [S] 21 Nov 1634 2 Apr 1663 28
Sir Anthony Cope,4th baronet (to 1675) 16 Nov 1632 11 Jun 1675 42
c May 1663 William Knollys c 1620 4 Sep 1664
21 Dec 1664 Sir Francis Wenman,1st baronet (to Feb 1679) c 1630 2 Sep 1680
10 Nov 1675 Sir Edward Norreys (to Aug 1679) 28 Aug 1634 5 Oct 1712 78
26 Feb 1679 Sir John Cope,5th baronet (to 1681) 19 Nov 1634 11 Jan 1721 86
13 Aug 1679 Thomas Horde (to 1685) 26 Jul 1625 6 Nov 1715 90
23 Feb 1681 Sir Philip Harcourt 15 Dec 1638 30 Mar 1688 49
18 Mar 1685 Anthony Cary,5th Viscount Falkland [S] 15 Feb 1656 24 May 1694 38
Thomas Tipping,later [1698] 1st baronet 20 Apr 1653 1 Jul 1718 65
14 Jan 1689 Sir Robert Jenkinson,2nd baronet (to Feb 1710) c 1654 30 Jan 1710
Sir John Cope,5th baronet 19 Nov 1634 11 Jan 1721 86
5 Mar 1690 Montagu Venables-Bertie,styled Baron
Norreys,later [1699] 2nd Earl of Abingdon 4 Feb 1673 16 Jun 1743 70
29 Nov 1699 Sir Robert Dashwood,1st baronet 6 Nov 1662 14 Jul 1734 71
22 Jan 1701 Sir Edward Norreys 28 Aug 1634 5 Oct 1712 78
5 May 1708 Francis Godolphin,styled Viscount Rialton 3 Sep 1678 17 Jan 1766 87
later [1712] 2nd Earl of Godolphin (to Oct 1710)
22 Feb 1710 Sir Robert Jenkinson,3rd baronet (to 1717) 23 Nov 1685 29 Oct 1717 31
10 Oct 1710 Francis Clerke c 1655 2 May 1715
25 May 1715 James Herbert (to 1721) 28 Oct 1688 25 Apr 1721 32
4 Dec 1717 Sir Robert Bankes Jenkinson,4th baronet 24 Jan 1687 2 Jul 1738 51
(to 1727)
17 May 1721 Henry Perrot (to Feb 1740) 29 Sep 1689 6 Jan 1740 50
30 Aug 1727 Sir William Stapleton,4th baronet c 1698 12 Jan 1740
30 Jan 1740 Sir James Dashwood,2nd baronet (to 1754) 7 Aug 1715 10 May 1779 63
27 Feb 1740 George Henry Lee,styled Viscount Quarendon,
later [1743] 3rd Earl of Lichfield 21 May 1718 19 Sep 1772 54
23 Mar 1743 Norreys Bertie c 1718 25 Oct 1766
17 Apr 1754 Thomas Parker,styled Viscount Parker,later
[1764] 3rd Earl of Macclesfield 12 Oct 1723 9 Feb 1795 71
Sir Edward Turner,2nd baronet 18 Apr 1719 31 Oct 1766 47
Philip Wenman,6th (or 3rd) Viscount Wenman [I] 23 Nov 1719 16 Aug 1760 40
Sir James Dashwood,2nd baronet 7 Aug 1715 10 May 1779 63
Double return. Parker and Turner declared
elected 23 Apr 1755
8 Apr 1761 Lord Charles Spencer (to 1790) 31 Mar 1740 16 Jun 1820 80
Sir James Dashwood,2nd baronet 7 Aug 1715 10 May 1779 63
30 Mar 1768 Philip Wenman,7th (or 4th) Viscount Wenman [I] 18 Apr 1742 26 Mar 1800 57
(to 1796)
24 Jun 1790 George Spencer, styled Marquess of Blandford,
later [1817] 5th Duke of Marlborough 6 Mar 1766 5 Mar 1840 73
3 Jun 1796 John Fane (to 1824) 6 Jan 1751 8 Feb 1824 73
Lord Charles Spencer 31 Mar 1740 16 Jun 1820 80
6 Mar 1801 Lord Francis Almeric Spencer 26 Dec 1779 10 Mar 1845 65
12 Oct 1815 William Henry Ashhurst (to 1830) 19 Oct 1778 3 Jun 1846 67
8 Mar 1824 John Fane (to 1831) 9 Jul 1775 4 Oct 1850 75
5 Aug 1830 Montagu Bertie,styled Baron Norreys,later
[1854] 6th Earl of Abingdon 19 Jun 1808 8 Feb 1884 75
9 May 1831 George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt
(to 1862) 6 Aug 1785 19 Dec 1861 76
Richard Weyland (to 1837) 25 Mar 1780 14 Oct 1864 84
REPRESENTATION INCREASED
TO THREE MEMBERS 1832
17 Dec 1832 Montagu Bertie,styled Baron Norreys,later
[1854] 6th Earl of Abingdon (to 1852) 19 Jun 1808 8 Feb 1884 75
29 Jul 1837 Thomas Augustus Wolstenholme Parker 17 Mar 1811 24 Jul 1896 85
5 Jul 1841 Joseph Warner Henley (to 1878) 3 Mar 1793 9 Dec 1884 91
12 Jul 1852 John Sidney North (to 1885) 1804 11 Oct 1894 90
3 Feb 1862 John William Fane 1 Sep 1804 19 Nov 1875 71
18 Nov 1868 William Cornwallis Cartwright (to 1885) 24 Nov 1826 8 Nov 1915 88
5 Feb 1878 Edward William Harcourt 1825 19 Dec 1891 66
SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "BANBURY","HENLEY"
AND "WOODSTOCK"
OXFORDSHIRE MID
28 Feb 1974 Douglas Richard Hurd,later [1997] Baron
Hurd of Westwell [L] 8 Mar 1930
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
OXFORD UNIVERSITY
12 Apr 1660 Thomas Clayton c 1612 4 Oct 1693
John Mylles c 1604 Mar 1676
1 Apr 1661 Laurence Hyde,later [1682] 1st Earl of Rochester
(to 1679) 15 Mar 1642 2 May 1711 69
Sir Heneage Finch,1st baronet,later [1681] 1st
Earl of Nottingham 23 Dec 1621 18 Dec 1682 60
16 Jan 1674 Thomas Thynne,later [1680] 2nd baronet
and [1682] 1st Viscount Weymouth 8 Sep 1640 28 Jul 1714 73
27 Feb 1679 Heneage Finch,later [1703] 1st Baron Guernsey
and [1714] 1st Earl of Aylesford c 1649 22 Jul 1719
John Eddisbury c 1646 16 May 1713
19 Aug 1679 Sir Leoline Jenkins c 1625 1 Sep 1685
Charles Perrot (to 1689) 29 Nov 1642 10 Jun 1686 43
23 Nov 1685 George Clarke 7 May 1661 22 Oct 1736 75
7 Jan 1689 Heneage Finch,later [1714] 1st Earl of Aylesford c 1649 22 Jul 1719
(to 1698)
Sir Thomas Clarges c 1618 4 Oct 1695
21 Oct 1695 Sir William Trumbull 12 Aug 1639 14 Dec 1716 77
23 Jul 1698 Sir Christopher Musgrave,4th baronet c 1631 29 Jul 1704
(to Mar 1701) [at the general election in Mar
1701,Musgrave was also returned for Westmorland,
for which he chose to sit]
Sir William Glynne,2nd baronet 17 May 1663 3 Sep 1721 58
3 Jan 1701 Heneage Finch,later [1703] 1st Baron Guernsey
and [1714] 1st Earl of Aylesford (to 1703) c 1649 22 Jul 1719
21 Mar 1701 William Bromley (to 1732) 31 Aug 1663 13 Feb 1732 68
22 Nov 1703 Sir William Whitlock 27 Dec 1636 22 Nov 1717 80
4 Dec 1717 George Clarke (to 1737) 7 May 1661 22 Oct 1736 75
26 Feb 1732 Henry Hyde,styled Viscount Cornbury,later [1751]
Baron Hyde of Hindon (to 1751) 28 Nov 1710 26 Apr 1753 42
9 Feb 1737 William Bromley c 1701 12 Mar 1737
31 Mar 1737 Edward Butler c 1686 29 Oct 1745
12 Nov 1745 Peregrine Palmer (to 1762) c 1703 30 Nov 1762
31 Jan 1751 Sir Roger Newdigate,5th baronet (to 1780) 20 May 1719 23 Nov 1806 87
16 Dec 1762 Sir Walter Wagstaffe Bagot,5th baronet 3 Aug 1702 20 Jan 1768 65
3 Feb 1768 Sir William Dolben,3rd baronet 12 Jan 1727 20 Mar 1814 87
23 Mar 1768 Francis Page (to 1801) c 1726 24 Nov 1803
11 Sep 1780 Sir William Dolben,3rd baronet (to 1806) 12 Jan 1727 20 Mar 1814 87
23 Mar 1801 Sir William Scott,later [1821] 1st Baron
Stowell (to 1821) 17 Oct 1745 28 Jan 1836 90
6 Nov 1806 Charles Abbot,later [1817] 1st Baron Colchester 14 Oct 1757 7 May 1829 71
10 Jun 1817 Robert Peel,later [1830] 2nd baronet (to 1829) 5 Feb 1788 2 Jul 1850 62
24 Aug 1821 Richard Heber 5 Jan 1774 4 Oct 1833 59
22 Feb 1826 Thomas Grimston Bucknall Estcourt
(to 1847) 3 Aug 1775 26 Jul 1853 77
28 Feb 1829 Sir Robert Harry Inglis,2nd baronet (to 1854) 12 Jan 1786 5 May 1855 69
3 Aug 1847 William Ewart Gladstone (to 1865) 29 Dec 1809 19 May 1898 88
7 Feb 1854 Sir William Heathcote,5th baronet (to 1868) 17 May 1801 18 Aug 1881 80
18 Jul 1865 Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy,later [1878] 1st
Viscount Cranbrook and [1892] 1st Earl of
Cranbrook (to 1878) 1 Oct 1814 30 Oct 1906 92
18 Nov 1868 John Robert Mowbray,later [1880] 1st baronet 3 Jun 1815 22 Apr 1899 83
(to 1899)
17 May 1878 John Gilbert Talbot (to 1910) 24 Feb 1835 1 Feb 1910 74
11 May 1899 Sir William Reynell Anson,3rd baronet (to 1914) 14 Nov 1843 4 Jun 1914 70
15 Jan 1910 Lord Hugh Richard Heathcote Cecil,later [1941]
1st Baron Quickswood (to 1937) 14 Oct 1869 10 Dec 1956 87
30 Jun 1914 Rowland Edmund Prothero,later [1919] 1st
Baron Ernle 6 Sep 1851 1 Jul 1937 85
19 Mar 1919 Charles William Chadwick Oman [kt 1920] 12 Jan 1860 23 Jun 1946 86
14 Nov 1935 Alan Patrick Herbert [kt 1945] (to 1950) 24 Sep 1890 11 Nov 1971 81
For further information on this MP,see the note
at the foot of this page
27 Feb 1937 Sir James Arthur Salter,later [1953] 1st
Baron Salter 15 Mar 1881 27 Jun 1973 92
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
William Archibald Macdonald, MP for Ossory 1886-1892
Macdonald's obituary in 'The Weekly Irish Times' of 14 October 1911 reads as follows:-
'One of the strangest figures in Irish politics of the last quarter of a century has passed away
in the person of Mr. William Archibald Macdonald, ex-M.P. for the Ossory Division of Queen's
County. Mr. Macdonald was very greatly handicapped in the political arena by the fact that
he was blind, but this defect did not interfere with his determination to take part in the affairs
of the day in Ireland. In 1886 he was returned unopposed for the Ossory Division, which he
represented continuously until the General Election of 1892, when he knew that he had no
chance, as a Parnellite, of being returned for the division. He had taken Mr. Parnell's side at
the time of the split, and stuck to "The Chief" and to his memory. After he lost his seat Mr.
Macdonald used to make most vigorous and long-winded speeches at the meetings of the
National League. Blind as he was, he became almost insuppressible. Finally he retired from
public life and settled down in England. His death took place suddenly at Chalfont St. Peters,
Bucks. Mr. Macdonald was for many years quite a familiar figure in the streets of Dublin, as
he was led along by his wife or little son.'
Frank Gray, MP for Oxford 1922-1924
Gray, together with Charles Ainsworth, MP for Bury 1918-1935, were involved in a challenge
issued by Gray in August 1923. Gray had issued a sporting challenge that he would walk,
carrying the full equipment of an infantryman, against anyone of his own age from Oxford to
Banbury, or vice versa, a distance of 23 miles. The challenge was taken up by his fellow MP,
Charles Ainsworth, and the match was held on 27 August 1923. The following report of the
outcome of the challenge appeared in 'The Irish Times' on the following day:-
'Dramatic scenes marked the finish of yesterday's walking match between Mr. Frank Gray,
Liberal M.P. for Oxford City, the challenger, and Captain Charles Ainsworth, Conservative M.P.
for Bury. The men, aged respectively 42 and 48, were in full marching order, with rifle, and the
course, twenty-three miles, was from Banbury Cross to Oxford.
'The last few miles provided tense scenes, both walkers collapsing in turn almost within sight
of each other. One and a half miles from home Captain Ainsworth was unable to continue. Mr.
Gray just managed to complete the distance, to collapse in a faint after touching the winning-
post.
'It was three miles from the winning-post that the walking match became unexpectedly
dramatic. Captain Ainsworth had made up the ground that he had lost by a halt soon after
the half-way mark, and went ahead, walking well. The Oxford City member, on the other hand,
was now showing the effects of his exertions. His face was strained and drawn and he
staggered as he walked. On the Banbury side of the level crossing he collapsed. His friends
removed his pack and bathed his face and massaged his limbs. After a few minutes' rest he
staggered to his feet and resumed the walk, but sank to the roadside in a faint.
'Mrs. Gray, who was following in a car, stood by her husband, and a doctor was summoned.
Spectators advised Mrs. Gray to hide his pack and rifle. She refused, however, saying that if
Mr. Gray was fit to carry on she would not be the one to oppose him.
'Within a few minutes Mr. Gray had recovered and once again he took the road. By this time
Captain Ainsworth had gained a very substantial lead. About two miles from Oxford, however,
he, too, began to show obvious signs of distress. His right leg, which had been terribly
wounded in the war, failed him. As he was staggering along he was overtaken by Mr. Gray.
'When he had staggered a few hundred yards further Captain Ainsworth sank back onto one
of his supporters. A doctor felt his pulse and strongly advised that he should retire. Captain
Glover, who was accompanying the M.P., recognised that his man could go no further and
insisted on taking off the pack and relieving him of the rifle. Captain Ainsworth resisted feebly,
but was carried into the car in which Mrs. Ainsworth had covered the course and was driven
to an hotel, having covered in all twenty-one miles in five and a half hours.
'Mr. Gray had forged steadily ahead. His condition was pitiable, but refused to give in. His
head was craned forward and his sweat-lined cheeks were sunken and drawn. Only by a
supreme effort did he manage to reach the winning-post. He stretched out his hand, touched
the railings surrounding the memorial [the Martyrs' Memorial in St. Giles Church] and fainted
dead away. Mr. Gray was then carried to a private motor car and driven home. He had finished
the walk in just under six hours.'
Sir Alan Patrick Herbert, MP for Oxford University 1935-1950
The following biographical sketch of Sir A.P. Herbert appeared in the Australian monthly
magazine "Parade" in its issue for June 1972:-
'From 1916 the English humorist A.P. Herbert lived in a rambling house on the bank of the
Thames at Hammersmith. And here, in succeeding years, as his fame grew, he virtually
became one of the sights of London while sitting in the garden writing. As a pleasure boat
laden with tourists went chugging by, the voice of the guide pointing out the sights over the
loudspeaker floated up to Herbert. "We are now passing the ancient Doves public 'ouse. The
island ahead is Chiswick Eyot. Between them the gent in bathing trunks is A.P. Herbert, the
well-known 'umorist."
'A. P. Herbert, or Sir Alan Herbert as he became, was much more that a humorist. Indeed, he
could be described as a phenomenon of literary versatility. He was essayist, novelist, versifier,
playwright, librettist, lawyer, social reformer, sailor, politician-and for years the acknowledged
champion writer of letters to The Times. Author of more than 60 books and 17 plays, he was
also Britain's leading divorce reformer, and, as an independent MP in 1937, pushed through the
first changes in Britain's antiquated divorce laws for 80 years.
'A.P.H., as he was known in Punch for more than half a century, was both jester and crusader.
In an attack in the House of Commons on the high tax on whisky and gin he once demanded
that the Chancellor of the Exchequer put a similar tax on tea. "If this country is going to go
down the drain," thundered A. P. Herbert, "it won't be on tiny nips of whisky, but in a cataract
of tea. All day long workmen are interrupted by tea and so are offices, factories, docks and
ships. I honestly think that tea has become a national peril." Understandably, that remained
one of Herbert's failures as a reformer - like his campaign to stop small boys spitting from
London's bridges on boatmen passing beneath.
'Born in 1890 Alan Patrick Herbert began writing in childhood. :I can remember having measles
and producing a limerick," he once said. While still at Winchester Public School he achieved
publication of a book of comic verse and by 20 he was appearing regularly in Punch. Herbert
went up to New College, Oxford, to read law and in 1914, after graduating with first class
honours, he enlisted as a private in the Royal Naval Division. After demobilisation he was called
to the Bar in 1919, but never practised because, he said, "I really couldn't afford to because
by that time I had to support a wife and four children - well, three and a half." So he took the
security of a salaried job as secretary to Sir Leslie Scott, a distinguished lawyer and MP [for
the Exchange division of Liverpool 1910-1929] and in his spare time poured out articles, verses
and an acclaimed war novel The Secret Battle. After a couple of years the success of his
novel, said A.P. Herbert years later, "inflamed me to leave my nice employer and become a
struggling freelance, which I have been ever since." It was not really such a struggle for the
talented A.P.H. He made money with novels such as Water Gypsies and became one of the
mainstays of Punch.
'By the 1930s the crusader, social reformer and debunker that lurked inside A.P.H. the writer
was beginning to blossom. Thus in 1934 he became excited about English drinking laws and
hotel closing hours, especially when he discovered that in the bars of the House of Commons
MPs could get a drink at any time. So A.P.H. went to court with a complaint that liquor was
being sold in the House of Commons without a licence. Parliamentarians choked over their
whisky, said he was either a lunatic or a Bolshevik and ordered the Attorney-General to fight
the case. In due course, Mr. Justice Avory decided that the MPs did have the right to drink
liquor 24 hours a day without a licence, but he refused to grant costs against A.P. Herbert.
'Undaunted, Herbert took up another crusade - to publicise the "nonsense" in the law relating
to banks and cheques. He began writing his cheques on eggs, bottle labels and table napkins.
His bank calmly passed them and on one occasion even returned to him a full bottle of brandy
after it had been through the clearing house. [For an example of one of Herbert's cheques
written in verse, see below].
'In 1935 Herbert turned to reform the divorce laws and wrote a popular novel, Holy Deadlock,
satirising the fact that adultery was the only legal ground for divorce in Britain. The novel
made money, but the law remained unchanged, so A.P.H. set out to win the Oxford University
seat in the House of Commons and fight his battle there. As an Independent, Herbert was
triumphantly returned at the head of the poll and with his back-bench seat only two days
warm he bounced up to deliver his maiden speech. Brandishing a draft bill "to reform the
indecent, hypocritical, cruel and unjust marriage laws of this country," he vowed: I swear it
shall be passed before this Parliament is over." Meeting Herbert outside later, his old friend
Winston Churchill chuckled: "Call that a maiden speech? It was a brazen hussy of a speech.
Never did such a painted lady of a speech parade itself before a modest Parliament."
'Undeterred, Herbert set about the herculean task of drawing up what became the Matrimonial
Causes Act and added desertion, cruelty and incurable insanity to adultery as grounds for
divorce. Herbert's work involved the scrutiny of all existing marriage laws, lobbying for support,
conferences with law officers and preparation of speeches on each phase of the Bill. Yet he
stuck at it, neglected his own writing and lived on his meagre parliamentary salary (less than
400 a year then) until the day of triumph in 1938 when his Bill was finally passed and
members of all parties rushed across the floor to congratulate him.
'As an Independent MP untrammelled by party ties, A.P. Herbert continued to fight for his pet
beliefs, but generally they were lost causes. Thus he got nowhere with his Public Refreshments
Bill in which he wanted Parliament to adopt holus bolus the liquor and refreshment laws of
France. This meant in effect an open go for everyone, at any time of the day and night, and
prompted tee-totaller Lady Astor to attack him as "the playboy of the drink world." Snapped
back A.P.H.: "A little alcoholic indulgence would be extremely good for the noble lady and
would make her less restive." Similarly, A.P.Herbert got nowhere with an indignant attack upon
a government Bill that permitted census-takers trying to fathom the reason for the falling
birth-rate to ask searching questions of British families. Herbert, the father of four children,
described the Bill as "an insult to the nation's women" and declared: "I think that I have
ceased to breed. But nobody is going to ask me about that, even if you pass their Nosey
Parker Bill."
'During World War II A. P. Herbert divided his time between the House of Commons and
command of his own motor cruiser, Water Gypsy, as a member of the Naval Auxiliary Patrol in
in the Thames. His job was simply to watch for mine-laying German planes and therefore his
vessel was supposed to be unarmed, but in fact, the Water Gypsy mounted on deck a Lewis
gun obtained from one of her skipper's friends in "a certain Ministry." There came a night at the
height of the Blitz when Nazi planes took to skimming low over the cruiser and A.P.H. and his
crew blazed away happily at them for several hours. They did bag any enemy bombers, but
next day Herbert had to explain to the Air Ministry how one of their barrage balloons had been
shot down.
'In one of his last acts before his government was voted out in 1945, Winston Churchill
recommended Herbert for a knighthood. Over the next five years Sir Alan Herbert MP combined
with his parliamentary duties the writing for .P. Cochran of the smash hit musical comedies
Bless The Bride, Big Ben and Tough at the Top.
'That he was still one of the sights of London was also proved one hot summer afternoon in
those years when he decided to swim the half-mile up the Thames from Waterloo Bridge to
Westminster Bridge. After only 100 yards a canoeist paddled up and asked: "Aren't you A.P.
Herbert the famous humorist?" Herbert said he was and stroked on steadily under Charing
Cross Bridge - where a small boy spat at him but missed. He was 50 yards from Westminster
Bridge when the usual tourist boat passed and from its deck came the megaphone voice of
the guide: "On our left are the Houses of Parliament, on our right the County Hall, and in the
water A. P. Herbert, the well-known humorist."
'Sir Alan's Parliamentary career came to an end in 1950 when England's Labour Government
abolished the university seats. Thereafter he had to fight for his pet causes with letters to
The Times, books and public speeches. From frequent observation of the night sky on his
wartime patrols he had become an enthusiastic amateur astronomer. The result was a book
urging the renaming of the stars. Tired of such labels as Betelgeuse he wanted to dot the
the heavens with stars called Nelson, Drake and Cook. Herbert sent his book to the Royal
Astronomical Society which replied noncommittally: "Your suggestion was received with
appreciation."
'Another A.P.H. hobby horse was campaigning against jargon and officialese. He pointed out
that Nelson's famous signal, "England expects that every man will do his duty," today would
probably be changed by some shipboard bureaucrat to read: "England anticipates that, with
regard to the current emergency, personnel will duly implement their obligations in accordance
with the functions allocated to their respective age groups."
'On a visit to Australia in 1955 Sir Alan Herbert said he wanted to celebrate the 40th
anniversary of his marriage in a country with a lower divorce rate than Britain's.'
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On one occasion, Herbert received a demand for payment from the Inland Revenue for surtax
of 85. He took a sheet of his own notepaper, affixed a 2d duty stamp, and then wrote the
cheque as follows (words in capitals were in red):-
Dear Bankers, PAY the undermentioned hounds
The shameful sum of FIVE-AND-EIGHTY POUNDS
By 'hounds', of course, by custom, one refers
To SPECIAL INCOME TAX COMMISSIONERS
And these progenitors of woe and worry
You'll find at LYNWOOD ROAD, THAMES DITTON, SURREY.
This is the second lot of tax, you know,
On money that I earned two years ago.
(The shark, they say, by no means Nature's knight,
Will rest contented with a single bite:
The barracuda who's a fish more fell
Comes back and takes the other leg as well.)
Two years ago. But things have changed since then.
My earnings dwindle; and the kindly State
Gives me a tiny pension - with my mate.
You'd think the State would generously roar
At least he shan't pay SURTAX any more.
Instead, by this un-Christian attack
They get two-thirds of my poor pension back.
Oh very well. No doubt it's for the best;
At all events, pay do as I request;
And let the good old custom be enforced
Don't cash this cheque, unless it is endorsed.
To his amazement, the tax authorities, displaying a sense of humour not normally found in
such an organisation, replied:-
Dear Sir,
It is with pleasure that I thank
You for your letter and the order to your bank
To pay the sum of five and eighty pounds
To those here whom you designate as hounds.
Their appetite is satisfied, In fact,
You paid too much and I am forced to act,
Though such a course is easy, it would seem.
Your liability for later years
Is giving your accountants many tears:
And till such time as they and we can come
To amicable settlement on the sum
That represents your tax bill to the State
I'll leave the overpayment to its fate.
I do not think this step will make you frown:
The sum involved is only half a crown.
Knowing when he was beaten, Herbert replied
I thank you, Sir, but am afraid
Of such a rival in my trade:
One never should encourage those -
In future I shall pay in prose.
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