THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "W"
 
             Last updated 22/10/2012
Date   Name Born Died  Age
Dates in italics in the first column denote that the election held on that
date was a by-election. Dates shown in normal type were general elections,
or, in some instances, the date of a successful petition against a 
previous election result.
Dates in italics in the "Born" column indicate that the MP was baptised on
that date; dates in italics in the "Died" column indicate that the MP was
buried on that date
  WAKEFIELD (YORKSHIRE)
12 Dec 1832 Daniel Gaskell 11 Sep 1782 20 Dec 1875 93
27 Jul 1837 William Saunders Sebright Lascelles 29 Oct 1798  2 Jul 1851 52
 3 Jul 1841 Joseph Holdsworth   [he was unseated on 6 Dec 1789 18 Apr 1857 67
petition in favour of William Saunders
Sebright Lascelles 21 Apr 1842]
21 Apr 1842 William Saunders Sebright Lascelles 29 Oct 1798  2 Jul 1851 52
30 Jul 1847 George Sandars 2 Oct 1805 14 May 1879 73
27 Mar 1857 John Charlesworth Dodgson-Charlesworth 1816 21 Mar 1880 63
 2 May 1859 William Henry Leatham  [his election was  6 Jul 1815 14 Nov 1889 74
declared void 27 Jul 1859. Writ suspended
until Feb 1862]
28 Feb 1862 Sir John Charles Dalrymple-Hay,3rd baronet 11 Feb 1821 28 Jan 1912 90
13 Jul 1865 William Henry Leatham  6 Jul 1815 14 Nov 1889 74
19 Nov 1868 Somerset Archibald Beaumont  6 Feb 1836  8 Dec 1921 85
 2 Feb 1874 Edward Green,later [1886] 1st baronet  4 Mar 1831 30 Mar 1923 92
[His election was declared void 27 Apr 1874]
 6 May 1874 Thomas Kemp Sanderson        1821 24 Dec 1897 76
2 Apr 1880 Robert Bownas Mackie         1820 18 Jun 1885 64
4 Jul 1885 Edward Green,later [1886] 1st baronet  4 Mar 1831 30 Mar 1923 92
   Jul 1892 Albany Hawkes Charlesworth 5 Feb 1854 12 Sep 1914 60
16 Jul 1895 Wentworth Charles de Meuron Wentworth-
Fitzwilliam,styled Viscount Milton,later [1902]
7th Earl Fitzwilliam 25 Jul 1872 15 Feb 1943 70
25 Mar 1902 Edward Allen Brotherton,later [1918] 1st
baronet and [1929] 1st Baron Brotherton  1 Apr 1856 21 Oct 1930 74
   Dec 1910 Arthur Harold Marshall  [kt 1918]  2 Aug 1870 18 Jan 1956 85
14 Dec 1918 Edward Allen Brotherton,1st baronet,
later [1929] 1st Baron Brotherton  1 Apr 1856 21 Oct 1930 74
15 Nov 1922 Robert Geoffrey Ellis,later [1932] 1st baronet  4 Sep 1874 28 Jul 1956 81
 6 Dec 1923 George Henry Sherwood 1878 10 Oct 1935 57
29 Oct 1924 Robert Geoffrey Ellis,later [1932] 1st baronet  4 Sep 1874 28 Jul 1956 81
30 May 1929 George Henry Sherwood 1878 10 Oct 1935 57
27 Oct 1931 George Brown Hillman        1867 19 Mar 1932 64
21 Apr 1932 Arthur Greenwood  8 Feb 1880  9 Jun 1954 74
21 Oct 1954 Arthur Creech Jones 15 May 1891 23 Oct 1964 73
15 Oct 1964 Walter Harrison  2 Jan 1921 19 Oct 2012 91
11 Jun 1987 David Martin Hinchliffe 14 Oct 1948
5 May 2005 Mary Helen Creagh 2 Dec 1967
  WALLASEY
14 Dec 1918 Bouverie Francis Primrose McDonald 13 Apr 1861  8 Jul 1931 70
15 Nov 1922 Sir Robert Burton Chadwick,later [1935]
1st baronet 20 Jun 1869 21 May 1951 81
27 Oct 1931 John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon,
later [1942] 1st Baron Brabazon of Tara  8 Feb 1884 17 May 1964 80
29 Apr 1942 George Leonard Reakes 31 Jul 1889 15 Apr 1961 71
26 Jul 1945 Alfred Ernest Marples,later [1974] Baron
Marples [L]  9 Dec 1907  6 Jul 1978 70
28 Feb 1974 Lynda Chalker,later [1992] Baroness Chalker  
of Wallasey [L] 29 Apr 1942
9 Apr 1992 Angela Eagle 17 Feb 1961
  WALLINGFORD (BERKSHIRE)
   Apr 1660 Robert Packer  (to 1679) 12 Sep 1614 25 Feb 1682 67
Hungerford Dunch  [Dunch was also returned 20 Jan 1639 9 Nov 1680 41
for Cricklade, for which he chose to sit]
16 Jun 1660 Thomas Saunders 5 Dec 1626 c 1670
 1 Apr 1661 George Fane c 1616 25 Apr 1663
 6 May 1663 Sir John Bennet 5 Jul 1616 11 Feb 1695 78
 8 Feb 1679 John Stone c 1627 10 Oct 1704
Scorey Barker  (to 1685) c 1652 22 Aug 1713
14 Aug 1679 William Lenthall early 1702
10 Feb 1681 Taverner Harris c 1656 11 Jul 1685
20 Apr 1685 John Stone c 1627 10 Oct 1704
John Holloway 4 Oct 1661 13 Feb 1721 59
 8 Jan 1689 Thomas Tipping,later [1698] 1st baronet 20 Apr 1653 1 Jul 1718 65
William Jennens  (to 1698) c 1666 6 Feb 1709
John Dormer
Double return between Jennens and Dormer.
Jennens declared elected 21 Feb 1689
22 Feb 1690 John Wallis 26 Dec 1650 14 Mar 1717 66
21 Oct 1695 Sir Thomas Tipping,1st baronet  (to 1701) 20 Apr 1653 1 Jul 1718 65
21 Jul 1698 Richard Pye after 1660 Jun 1703
4 Jan 1701 William Jennens  (to 1709) c 1666 6 Feb 1709
Thomas Renda c 1660 15 Mar 1723
7 May 1705 Clement Kent 18 Apr 1683 25 Dec 1746 63
4 May 1708 Grey Neville  (to 1710) 23 Sep 1681 24 Apr 1723 41
22 Feb 1709 Thomas Renda  (to 1713) c 1660 15 Mar 1723
5 Oct 1710 Simon Harcourt  (to 1714)   [at the general 9 Oct 1684 1 Jul 1720 35
election in Aug 1713,Harcourt was also
returned for Abingdon,for which he chose
to sit]
24 Aug 1713 Richard Bigg  (to 1715) c 1675 1731
15 Mar 1714 Thomas Renda c 1660 15 Mar 1723
27 Jan 1715 Edmund Dunch 14 Dec 1677 31 May 1719 41
William Hucks  (to 1740) 22 Oct 1672 28 Nov 1740 68
 1 Dec 1719 Henry Grey 17 Aug 1683  9 Sep 1740 57
21 Mar 1722 George Parker,styled Viscount Parker,later
[1732] 2nd Earl of Macclesfield     c 1697 17 Mar 1764
15 Aug 1727 George Lewen  1 Apr 1743
23 Apr 1734 Thomas Tower  (to 1741)     c 1698  2 Sep 1778
22 Dec 1740 Joseph Townsend     c 1704  8 Jul 1763
 6 May 1741 John Bance 23 Feb 1755
John Rush     c 1704 12 May 1767
26 Jun 1747 Joseph Townsend     c 1704  8 Jul 1763
Richard Tonson  9 Oct 1772
15 Apr 1754 John Hervey  (to 1765) 25 Jun 1696 30 Jul 1764 68
Richard Neville Aldworth (Neville from 1762)  3 Sep 1717 17 Jul 1793 75
25 Mar 1761 Sir John Gibbons,2nd baronet  (to 1768)     c 1717  9 Jul 1776
15 Jan 1765 Sir George Pigot,1st Baron Pigot [I]  4 May 1719 11 May 1777 58
16 Mar 1768 John Aubrey,later [1786] 6th baronet  (to 1774)  4 Jun 1739 14 Mar 1826 86
Robert Pigot,later [1777] 2nd baronet        1720  2 Aug 1796 76
27 Jan 1772 John Cator  (to 1780) 12 Mar 1728 21 Feb 1806 77
 8 Oct 1774 Sir Robert Barker,later [1781] 1st baronet     c 1732 14 Sep 1789
 8 Sep 1780 John Aubrey,later [1786] 6th baronet   4 Jun 1739 14 Mar 1826 86
Chaloner Arcedeckne     c 1743 20 Dec 1809
31 Mar 1784 Sir Francis Sykes,1st baronet  (to 1804) 22 May 1730 11 Jan 1804 73
Thomas Aubrey     c 1740 15 Jan 1814
16 Jun 1790 Nathaniel William Wraxall  8 Apr 1751  7 Nov 1831 80
12 Mar 1794 Francis William Sykes,later [1804] 2nd 
baronet 12 Nov 1767  7 Mar 1804 36
25 May 1796 Sampson Eardley,1st Baron Eardley [I] 10 Oct 1745 25 Dec 1824 79
 5 Jul 1802 William Lewis Hughes,later [1831] 1st Baron
Dinorben  (to 1831) 10 Nov 1767 10 Feb 1852 84
 8 Feb 1804 George Galway Mills 22 Oct 1765 14 Feb 1828 62
For information on the death of this MP,see the
note at the foot of this page
29 Oct 1806 Richard Benyon 28 Apr 1770 22 Mar 1854 83
 8 Oct 1812 Ebenezer Fuller-Maitland 23 Apr 1780  1 Nov 1858 78
6 Mar 1820 George James Robarts c 1782 16 Oct 1829
16 Dec 1826 Robert Knight  (to 1832) 3 Mar 1768 5 Jan 1855 86
21 Sep 1831 Thomas Charles Leigh,later [1858] 2nd 
Baron Sudeley 5 Feb 1801 19 Feb 1863 62
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1832
11 Dec 1832 William Seymour Blackstone        1809  6 Jan 1881 71
 7 Jul 1852 Richard Malins  [kt 1867] 9 Mar 1805 15 Jan 1882 76
13 Jul 1865 Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke,1st baronet 18 Feb 1810 11 May 1869 59
17 Nov 1868 Stanley Vickers        1837 24 Feb 1872 34
 9 Mar 1872 Edward Wells        1821 Feb 1910 88
1 Apr 1880 Walter Wren   [his election was declared 28 Dec 1833  5 Aug 1898 64
void 19 Jun 1880]
1 Jul 1880 Pandeli Ralli 28 May 1845 21 Aug 1928 83
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1885 
  WALLSEND
14 Dec 1918 Matthew Turnbull Simm  4 Jan 1869  8 Oct 1928 59
15 Nov 1922 Patrick Gardiner Hastings  [kt 1924] 17 Mar 1880 26 Feb 1952 71
21 Jul 1926 Margaret Grace Bondfield 17 Mar 1873 16 Jun 1953 80
27 Oct 1931 Irene Mary Bewick Ward [Dame 1955],later 
[1975] Baroness Ward of North Tyneside [L] 23 Feb 1895 26 Apr 1980 85
26 Jul 1945 John McKay        1885  4 Oct 1964 79
15 Oct 1964 William Edward Garrett 21 Mar 1920 30 May 1993 73
9 Apr 1992 Stephen John Byers 13 Apr 1953
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
  WALSALL (STAFFORDSHIRE)
13 Dec 1832 Charles Smith Forster        1784 17 Nov 1850 66
25 Jul 1837 Francis Finch 1874
 2 Feb 1841 John Neilson Gladstone 18 Jan 1807  7 Feb 1863 56
30 Jun 1841 Robert Wellbeloved Scott 15 Jul 1803 21 Feb 1856 52
29 Jul 1847 Edward Richard Littleton,later [1863] 2nd
Baron Hatherton 31 Dec 1815  3 Apr 1888 72
 8 Jul 1852 Charles Forster,later [1874] 1st baronet 3 Aug 1815 26 Jul 1891 75
12 Aug 1891 Edward Thomas Holden  [kt 1907] 10 Sep 1831 13 Nov 1926 95
   Jul 1892 Frank James   [he was unseated on petition 8 Nov 1821 23 Mar 1924 102
16 Nov 1892]
 9 Feb 1893 Sir Arthur Divett Hayter,2nd baronet,later 
[1906] 1st Baron Haversham  9 Aug 1835  1 May 1917 81
17 Jul 1895 Sydney Gedge 16 Oct 1829  6 Apr 1923 93
 3 Oct 1900 Sir Arthur Divett Hayter,2nd baronet,later 
[1906] 1st Baron Haversham  9 Aug 1835  1 May 1917 81
17 Jan 1906 Edward Marten Dunne 27 Aug 1864 23 Feb 1944 79
17 Jan 1910 Richard Ashmole Cooper,later [1913] 2nd
baronet 11 Aug 1874  5 Mar 1946 71
15 Nov 1922 Patrick Collins  5 Apr 1859  8 Dec 1943 84
29 Oct 1924 William Preston  [his election was declared         1874 22 Nov 1941 67
void February 1925. At the subsequent by-
election held on 27 February 1925, he was
again returned]
30 May 1929 John James McShane  1 Oct 1882 26 May 1972 89
27 Oct 1931 Joseph Alexander Leckie 24 May 1866  9 Aug 1938 72
16 Nov 1938 Sir George Ernest Schuster 25 Apr 1881 5 Jun 1982 101
26 Jul 1945 William Thomas Wells 10 Aug 1908 3 Jan 1990 81
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO NORTH &
SOUTH DIVISIONS 1955
  WALSALL NORTH
26 May 1955 William Thomas Wells 10 Aug 1908 3 Jan 1990 81
28 Feb 1974 John Thomson Stonehouse 28 Jul 1925 15 Apr 1988 62
 4 Nov 1976 Robin Granville Hodgson,later [2000] Baron
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts [L] 25 Apr 1942
 3 May 1979 David Julian Winnick 26 Jun 1933
  WALSALL SOUTH
26 May 1955 Sir Henry Joseph d'Avigdor-Goldsmid,2nd
baronet 10 Jun 1909 11 Dec 1976 67
28 Feb 1974 Bruce Thomas George  1 Jun 1942
6 May 2010 Valerie Carol Marian Vaz 7 Dec 1954
  WALTHAMSTOW (ESSEX)
 5 Dec 1885 Edward North Buxton  1 Sep 1840  9 Jan 1924 83
13 Jul 1886 William Thomas Makins,later [1903]
1st baronet 16 Mar 1840  2 Feb 1906 65
   Jul 1892 Edmund Widdrington Byrne  [kt 1897] 30 Jun 1844  4 Apr 1904 59
 3 Feb 1897 Samuel Woods 10 May 1846 23 Nov 1915 69
11 Oct 1900 David John Morgan        1844 28 Feb 1918 73
24 Jan 1906 John Allsebrook Simon [kt 1910],later [1940] 1st
Viscount Simon 28 Feb 1873 11 Jan 1954 80
SPLIT INTO EAST & WEST DIVISIONS 1918,
BUT RE-UNITED 1974
28 Feb 1974 Eric Petro Deakins  7 Oct 1932
11 Jun 1987 Hugo Hawksley Fitzthomas Summerson 21 Jul 1950
9 Apr 1992 Neil Francis Gerrard 3 Jul 1942
6 May 2010 Stella Judith Creasy 1977
  WALTHAMSTOW EAST
14 Dec 1918 Louis Stanley Johnson  [kt 1920] 11 Oct 1869 30 Nov 1937 68
29 Oct 1924 Sir Hamar Greenwood,1st baronet,later
[1937] 1st Viscount Greenwood   7 Feb 1870 10 Sep 1948 78
30 May 1929 Harry Wright Wallace 11 Sep 1885 30 Apr 1973 87
27 Oct 1931 Sir Brograve Campbell Beauchamp  5 May 1897 25 Aug 1976 79
26 Jul 1945 Harry Wright Wallace 11 Sep 1885 30 Apr 1973 87
26 May 1955 John Edgar Harvey 24 Apr 1920 13 Jan 2008 87
31 Mar 1966 William Oscar James Robinson 20 Mar 1909 18 Oct 1968 59
27 Mar 1969 Robert Michael Conal McNair-Wilson  [kt 1988] 12 Oct 1930 28 Mar 1993 62
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974 
  WALTHAMSTOW WEST
14 Dec 1918 Charles Jesson  1 Jun 1862 21 Sep 1926 64
15 Nov 1922 Valentine la Touche McEntee,later [1951] 1st
Baron McEntee 16 Jan 1871 11 Feb 1953 82
29 Oct 1924 Horace Evelyn Crawfurd 13 Jan 1881 14 Mar 1958 77
30 May 1929 Valentine la Touche McEntee,later [1951] 1st
Baron McEntee 16 Jan 1871 11 Feb 1953 82
23 Feb 1950 Clement Richard Attlee,later [1955] 1st Earl
Attlee  3 Jan 1883  8 Oct 1967 84
 1 Mar 1956 Edward Charles Redhead  8 Apr 1902 15 Apr 1967 65
21 Sep 1967 Frederick John Silvester 20 Sep 1933
18 Jun 1970 Eric Petro Deakins  7 Oct 1932
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974 
  WALTON (LIVERPOOL)
25 Nov 1885 John George Gibson 13 Feb 1846 28 Jun 1923 77
 3 Feb 1888 Miles Walker Mattinson  [kt 1922] 26 Dec 1854 29 Feb 1944 89
   Jul 1892 James Henry Stock 17 Dec 1855 14 Jun 1907 51
16 Jan 1906 Frederick Edwin Smith,later [1918] 1st baronet
and [1922] 1st Earl of Birkenhead 12 Jul 1872 30 Sep 1930 58
14 Dec 1918 Harry Warden Stanley Chilcott  [kt 1922] 11 Mar 1871  8 Mar 1942 70
30 May 1929 Reginald Purbrick  2 Feb 1877  6 Nov 1950 73
26 Jul 1945 James Haworth 10 Nov 1896 16 Dec 1976 80
23 Feb 1950 Kenneth Pugh Thompson,later [1963] 
1st baronet 24 Dec 1909 4 Jan 1984 74
15 Oct 1964 Eric Samuel Heffer 12 Jan 1922 27 May 1991 69
4 Jul 1991 Peter Kilfoyle 9 Jun 1946
6 May 2010 Steven Philip Rotheram 4 Nov 1961
  WALWORTH
28 Nov 1885 Lewis Henry Isaacs 3 Jan 1830 17 Oct 1908 78
For further information on this MP,see
the note at the foot of this page
   Jul 1892 William Saunders        1823  1 May 1895 71
14 May 1895 James Bailey  [kt 1905] 10 Nov 1840 12 Oct 1910 69
13 Jan 1906 Charles James O'Cahan O'Donnell 28 May 1850  3 Dec 1934 84
15 Jan 1910 James Arthur Dawes 16 Jun 1866 14 Nov 1921 55
  CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918 
  WANDSWORTH
25 Nov 1885 Henry Kimber,later [1904] 1st baronet    Jul 1834 18 Dec 1923 89
12 Jun 1913 Samuel Samuel  7 Apr 1855 23 Oct 1934 79
  SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1918
SEE "BALHAM & TOOTING","CLAPHAM",
"PUTNEY","STREATHAM" AND
"WANDSWORTH CENTRAL"
  WANDSWORTH CENTRAL
14 Dec 1918 Sir John Norton Norton-Griffiths,later [1922]
1st baronet 13 Jul 1871 27 Sep 1930 59
For further information on this MP,see the note
attached to the page containing details of his
baronetcy
29 Oct 1924 Sir Henry Jackson,later [1935] 1st baronet 22 Aug 1875 23 Feb 1937 61
30 May 1929 Archibald George Church  7 Sep 1886 23 Aug 1954 67
27 Oct 1931 Sir Henry Jackson,1st baronet 22 Aug 1875 23 Feb 1937 61
29 Apr 1937 Harry Louis Nathan,later [1940] 1st 
Baron Nathan 2 Feb 1889 23 Oct 1963 74
22 Jun 1940 Ernest Bevin  9 Mar 1881 14 Apr 1951 69
23 Feb 1950 Harold Richard Adams  8 Oct 1912 25 Jun 1978 65
26 May 1955 Michael Henry Colin Hughes-Young,later
[1964] 1st Baron St.Helens 28 Oct 1912 27 Dec 1980 68
15 Oct 1964 David Leigh Kerr 25 Mar 1923 12 Jan 2009 85
18 Jun 1970 Thomas Michael Cox 19 Jan 1930
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
  WANSBECK (NORTHUMBERLAND)
 9 Dec 1885 Charles Fenwick  5 May 1850 20 Apr 1918 67
29 May 1918 Robert Mason 17 Dec 1857  1 Aug 1927 69
15 Nov 1922 George Henry Warne 15 Dec 1881 24 Dec 1928 47
13 Feb 1929 George William Shield 24 Mar 1876  1 Dec 1935 59
27 Oct 1931 Bernard Cruddas  1 Jan 1882 23 Dec 1959 77
29 Jul 1940 Robert Donald Scott  [kt 1955] 13 Nov 1901 18 Jun 1974 72
26 Jul 1945 Alfred Robens,later [1961] Baron Robens
of Woldingham [L] 18 Dec 1910 27 Jun 1999 88
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950 
BUT REVIVED 1983
 9 Jun 1983 John Thompson 27 Aug 1928 Jul 2011 82
1 May 1997 Denis Murphy 2 Nov 1948
6 May 2010 Ian Lavery 6 Jan 1963
WANSDYKE (AVON)
 9 Jun 1983 Jack Heywood Aspinwall 5 Feb 1933
1 May 1997 Dan Norris 28 Jan 1960
NAME ALTERED TO "SOMERSET 
NORTH EAST" 2010
  WANSTEAD & WOODFORD
28 Feb 1974 Charles Patrick Fleeming Jenkin,later [1987]
Baron Jenkin of Roding [L] 7 Sep 1926
11 Jun 1987 James Norwich Arbuthnot 4 Aug 1952
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
WANTAGE (OXFORDSHIRE)
 9 Jun 1983 Robert Victor Jackson 24 Sep 1946
5 May 2005 Edward Henry Butler Vaizey 5 Jun 1968
  WAREHAM (DORSET)
17 Apr 1660 George Pitt  (to 1679) 9 May 1625 27 Jul 1694 69
Robert Culliford  (to 1679) 22 Feb 1617 10 Feb 1698 80
4 Apr 1661 George Pitt  (to 1679) 9 May 1625 27 Jul 1694 69
Robert Culliford  (to 1679) 22 Feb 1617 10 Feb 1698 80
Robert Lawrence
Double return between Culliford and Lawrence.
Culliford seated 16 May 1661
18 Feb 1679 Thomas Erle  (to 1698) c 1650 23 Jul 1720
George Savage 17 Apr 1636 c Sep 1683 47
17 Mar 1685 George Ryves 18 Oct 1627 18 Mar 1689 61
 2 May 1689 Thomas Skinner 10 Mar 1662 21 Oct 1732 70
20 Feb 1690 William Okeden c 1662 26 Sep 1718
25 Oct 1695 Thomas Trenchard  (to Jan 1701) 14 Feb 1672 16 Jan 1703 30
2 Aug 1698 George Pitt  (to Nov 1702)  [at the general 18 Jun 1663 28 Feb 1735
election in Jul 1702,Pitt was also returned
for Hampshire,for which he chose to sit]
10 Jan 1701 Thomas Erle  [he was also returned for     c 1650 23 Jul 1720
Portsmouth,for which he chose to sit]
5 Mar 1701 Sir Edward Ernle,3rd baronet c 1673 31 Jan 1729
26 Nov 1701 Thomas Erle  (to 1718)     c 1650 23 Jul 1720
24 Nov 1702 Sir Josiah Child,2nd baronet c 1668 20 Jan 1704
22 Feb 1704 Sir Edward Ernle,3rd baronet c 1673 31 Jan 1729
15 May 1705 George Pitt   [at the general election in 18 Jun 1663 28 Feb 1735
Oct 1710,Pitt was also returned for
Hampshire,for which he chose to sit]
13 Dec 1710 Sir Edward Ernle,3rd baronet c 1673 31 Jan 1729
1 Sep 1713 George Pitt   [at the general election in 18 Jun 1663 28 Feb 1735
Feb 1715,Pitt was also returned for Hampshire,
for which he chose to sit]
18 Apr 1715 George Pitt  (to 1722)  after 1691    Oct 1745
28 Mar 1718 Henry Drax     c 1693 24 May 1755
31 Mar 1722 Sir Edward Ernle,3rd baronet  (to 26 Feb 1729)     c 1673 31 Jan 1729
Joseph Gascoigne  1 Sep 1728
12 Feb 1729 Nathaniel Gould  (to 1734)     c 1697 30 Mar 1738
26 Feb 1729 Thomas Tower     c 1698  2 Sep 1778
 4 May 1734 Henry Drax  (to 1748)     c 1693 24 May 1755
John Pitt      c 1706    Feb 1787
 2 Jul 1747 Thomas Erle Drax     c 1721    Dec 1789
[Both sitting members (Henry Drax and Thomas
Erle Drax) were unseated on petition in
favour of John Pitt and Robert Banks
Hodgkinson 26 Jan 1748]
26 Jan 1748 John Pitt     c 1706    Feb 1787
Robert Banks Hodgkinson  (to 1754)     c 1721 11 Nov 1792
25 Jan 1751 Henry Drax       c 1693 24 May 1755
19 Apr 1754 John Pitt     c 1706    Feb 1787
William Augustus Pitt   (to 1761)     c 1728 29 Dec 1809
Henry Drax       c 1693 24 May 1755
Thomas Erle Drax     c 1721    Dec 1789
Double return. Henry Drax and William
Augustus Pitt declared elected 30 Dec 1754
24 Nov 1755 Edward Drax     c 1726    Apr 1791
27 Mar 1761 Thomas Erle Drax     c 1721    Dec 1789
John Pitt     c 1706    Feb 1787
18 Mar 1768 Ralph Burton 29 Sep 1768
Robert Palk,later [1782] 1st baronet 16 Dec 1717 29 Apr 1798 80
(to Oct 1774)
16 Nov 1768 Whitshed Keene     c 1731 27 Feb 1822
28 Jan 1774 Thomas de Grey,later [1781] 2nd Baron 
Walsingham 14 Jul 1748 16 Jan 1818 69
 8 Oct 1774 William Gerard Hamilton 28 Jan 1729 16 Jul 1796 67
Christopher D'Oyly     c 1717 19 Jan 1795
 9 Sep 1780 John Boyd,later [1800] 2nd baronet 27 Oct 1750 20 May 1815 64
Thomas Farrer  (to 1790)  4 Feb 1744 12 Mar 1797 53
 1 Apr 1784 Charles Lefebure  after 1817
15 Jul 1786 John Calcraft 16 Oct 1765 11 Sep 1831 65
For further information on the death of this
MP, see the note at the foot of this page
21 Jun 1790 Lord Robert Spencer  (to 1799)  8 May 1747 23 Jun 1831 84
Richard Smith 15 May 1734  3 Jul 1803 69
27 May 1796 Charles Rose Ellis,later [1826] 1st Baron Seaford 19 Dec 1771 1 Jul 1845 73
[he was also returned for Seaford,for
which he chose to sit]
 1 Nov 1796 Sir Godfrey Webster,4th baronet  (to 1800) 25 Dec 1747  3 Jun 1800 52
 1 Mar 1799 Joseph Chaplin Hankey  (to 1802) c 1754 7 Apr 1803
16 Jun 1800 John Calcraft  (to 1806) 16 Oct 1765 11 Sep 1831 65
 6 Jul 1802 Andrew Strahan  (to 1807)     c 1749 25 Aug 1831
 3 Nov 1806 Jonathan Raine 21 Jan 1763 14 May 1831 68
 7 May 1807 Sir Granby Thomas Calcraft     c 1767 20 Aug 1820
John William Ward,later [1827] 1st Earl 
of Dudley  (to 1812)  9 Aug 1781  6 Mar 1833 51
20 Apr 1808 Sir Samuel Romilly 1 Mar 1757 2 Nov 1818 61
10 Oct 1812 Robert Gordon 1786 16 May 1864 77
Theodore Henry Broadhead  3 Dec 1767 12 Dec 1820 53
17 Jun 1818 John Calcraft  (to 1831) 16 Oct 1765 11 Sep 1831 65
Thomas Denman,later [1834] 1st Baron Denman 23 Feb 1779 22 Sep 1854 75
7 Mar 1820 John Hales Calcraft 23 Sep 1796 13 Mar 1880 83
9 Jun 1826 Charles Baring Wall 1 May 1795 14 Oct 1853 58
31 Jul 1830 James Ewing 11 Jan 1784 18 Dec 1853 69
2 May 1831 Granby Hales Calcraft 18 Jan 1800 16 Jan 1855 54
Charles Wood [kt 1856],later [1866] 1st
Viscount Halifax 20 Dec 1800 8 Aug 1885 84
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1832
12 Dec 1832 John Hales Calcraft 23 Sep 1796 13 Mar 1880 83
30 Jun 1841 John Samuel Wanley Sawbridge Erle-Drax  6 Oct 1800  7 Jan 1887 86
28 Mar 1857 John Hales Calcraft 23 Sep 1796 13 Mar 1880 83
29 Apr 1859 John Samuel Wanley Sawbridge Erle-Drax  6 Oct 1800  7 Jan 1887 86
13 Jul 1865 John Hales Montagu Calcraft 4 May 1831  1 Dec 1868 37
23 Dec 1868 John Samuel Wanley Sawbridge Erle-Drax  6 Oct 1800  7 Jan 1887 86
5 Apr 1880 Montague John Guest 29 Mar 1839  9 Nov 1909 70
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1885 
  WARLEY
1 May 1997 John Francis Spellar 5 Aug 1947
  WARLEY EAST
28 Feb 1974 Andrew Matthew William Faulds  1 Mar 1923 31 May 2000 77
COMBINED WITH "WARLEY WEST" 
TO FORM "WARLEY" 1997
  WARLEY WEST
28 Feb 1974 Peter Kingsley Archer,later [1992] Baron
Archer of Sandwell [L] 20 Nov 1926 14 Jun 2012 85
9 Apr 1992 John Francis Spellar 5 Aug 1947
COMBINED WITH "WARLEY EAST" 
TO FORM "WARLEY" 1997
  WARRINGTON (LANCASHIRE)
13 Dec 1832 Edmund George Hornby 16 Nov 1799 27 Feb 1865 65
 7 Jan 1835 John Ireland Blackburne 26 May 1783 27 Jan 1874 90
29 Jul 1847 Gilbert Greenall,later [1876] 1st baronet    May 1806 10 Jul 1894 88
18 Nov 1868 Peter Rylands 18 Jan 1820  8 Feb 1887 67
 5 Feb 1874 Sir Gilbert Greenall,1st baronet    May 1806 10 Jul 1894 88
3 Apr 1880 John Gordon McMinnies 17 May 1817  1 Feb 1890 72
24 Nov 1885 Sir Gilbert Greenall,1st baronet    May 1806 10 Jul 1894 88
   Jul 1892 Robert Pierpont 8 Jun 1845 22 Jan 1932 86
15 Jan 1906 Arthur Henry Crosfield,later [1915] 1st
baronet 5 Apr 1865 22 Sep 1938 73
For further information on this MP,see the note
at the foot of the page which contains details
of his baronetcy
   Dec 1910 Harold Smith  [kt 1921] 18 Apr 1876 10 Sep 1924 48
15 Nov 1922 Alec Stratford Cunningham-Reid 20 Apr 1895 26 Mar 1977 81
 6 Dec 1923 Charles Dukes,later [1947] 1st Baron Dukeston 28 Oct 1881 14 May 1948 66
29 Oct 1924 Alec Stratford Cunningham-Reid 20 Apr 1895 26 Mar 1977 81
30 May 1929 Charles Dukes,later [1947] 1st Baron Dukeston 28 Oct 1881 14 May 1948 66
27 Oct 1931 Noel Barre Goldie  [kt 1945] 26 Dec 1882  4 Jun 1964 81
26 Jul 1945 Edward Porter 28 Jul 1880 31 Aug 1960 80
23 Feb 1950 Hyacinth Bernard Wenceslaus Morgan 11 Sep 1885  7 May 1956 70
26 May 1955 Edith Clara Summerskill,later [1961]
Baroness Summerskill [L] 19 Apr 1901  4 Feb 1980 78
20 Apr 1961 William Thomas Williams  [kt 1976] 22 Sep 1915 28 Feb 1986 70
16 Jul 1981 Eric Douglas Harvey Hoyle,later [1997]
Baron Hoyle [L] 17 Feb 1930
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO NORTH & 
SOUTH DIVISIONS 1983
WARRINGTON NORTH
 9 Jun 1983 Eric Douglas Harvey Hoyle,later [1997]
Baron Hoyle [L] 17 Feb 1930
1 May 1997 Helen Mary Jones 24 Dec 1954
WARRINGTON SOUTH
 9 Jun 1983 Mark Carlisle,later [1987] Baron Carlisle
of Bucklow [L] 7 Jul 1929 14 Jul 2005 76
11 Jun 1987 Christopher John Butler 12 Aug 1950
9 Apr 1992 Michael Thomas Hall 20 Sep 1952
1 May 1997 Helen Mary Southworth 13 Nov 1956
6 May 2010 David John Mowat 20 Feb 1957
  WARWICK (WARWICKSHIRE)
30 Mar 1660 Sir Clement Throckmorton  (to 1664) c 1630 10 Nov 1663
John Rous c 1618 2 Nov 1680
26 Mar 1661 Henry Puckering c 1638 by Mar 1664
28 Mar 1664 Fulke Greville,later [1677] 5th Baron Brooke 1643 22 Oct 1710 67
Sir Francis Compton  (to 1679) c 1629 20 Dec 1716
30 May 1677 Robert Digby,3rd Baron Digby [I] 30 Apr 1654 29 Dec 1677 23
 4 Feb 1678 Sir John Bowyer,2nd baronet 25 Apr 1653 18 Jul 1691 38
 6 Feb 1679 Sir Henry Puckering 13 Apr 1618 22 Jan 1701 82
Sir John Clopton 14 Oct 1638 13 Apr 1719 80
29 Aug 1679 Thomas Lucy  (to 1685) c 1655 1 Nov 1684
Richard Booth c 1620 22 Nov 1692
11 Feb 1681 Thomas Coventry,later [1687] 5th Baron
Coventry and [1697] 1st Earl of Coventry 1637 15 Jul 1699 62
(to 1689)
14 Mar 1685 Simon Digby,4th Baron Digby [I] 18 Jul 1657 19 Jan 1686 28
10 Jan 1689 William Colemore  c 1649 16 Jul 1723
  William Digby,5th Baron Digby [I]   (to 1698) 20 Feb 1661 27 Nov 1752 91
29 Oct 1695 Francis Greville 1 Jul 1667 11 Oct 1710 43
25 Jul 1698 Robert Greville 19 Apr 1674 6 Jul 1699 25
Sir Thomas Wagstaffe  (to Nov 1701) 1633 22 Jan 1709 75
4 Dec 1699 Algernon Greville c 1677 28 Apr 1720
16 Jan 1701 Francis Greville  (to 1710) 1 Jul 1667 11 Oct 1710 43
24 Nov 1701 Algernon Greville c 1677 28 Apr 1720
9 May 1705 Dodington Greville  (to 1727) 1679 11 Mar 1738 58
13 Dec 1710 Charles Leigh 28 Mar 1686 28 Jul 1749 63
27 Aug 1713 William Colemore  (to 1722) 24 Jan 1682  1 Nov 1722 40
22 Nov 1722 Sir William Keyt,3rd baronet  (to 1735)  8 Jul 1688    Sep 1741 53
18 Aug 1727 William Bromley     c 1701 12 Mar 1737
[Following the general election in Apr 1734,
both members (Keyt and Bromley) were
unseated on petition in favour of Thomas
Archer and Henry Archer 25 Feb 1735]
25 Feb 1735 Thomas Archer,later [1747] 1st Baron Archer 21 Jul 1695 19 Oct 1768 73
Henry Archer  (to May 1768) 18 Nov 1700 16 Mar 1768 67
[At the general election held on 16 Mar 1768,
he was again returned but died the same day]
 5 May 1741 Wills Hill,later [1742] 2nd Viscount Hillsborough [I],
[1751] 1st Earl of Hillsborough [I] and [1789] 1st
Marquess of Downshire [I] 30 May 1718  7 Oct 1793 75
 9 Dec 1756 John Spencer,later [1765] 1st Earl Spencer 19 Dec 1734 31 Oct 1783 48
27 Mar 1761 Hamilton Boyle,styled Viscount Dungarvan,
later [1762] 6th Earl of Cork and 6th Earl of 
Orrery  3 Feb 1730 17 Jan 1764 33
13 Dec 1762 Paul Methuen 16 May 1723 22 Jan 1795 71
16 Mar 1768 George Greville,styled Baron Greville,later
[1773] 2nd Earl of Warwick  (to Jan 1774) 16 Sep 1746  2 May 1816 69
20 May 1768 Paul Methuen  (to Oct 1774) 16 May 1723 22 Jan 1795 71
21 Jan 1774 Charles Francis Greville  (to 1790) 12 May 1749 23 May 1809 60
 7 Oct 1774 Robert Fulke Greville  3 Feb 1751 27 Apr 1824 73
12 Sep 1780 Robert Ladbroke     c 1739  1 Jul 1814
17 Jun 1790 Charles George Perceval,later [1784] 1st Baron
Arden [I] and [1802] 1st Baron Arden  (to 1796)  1 Oct 1756  5 Jul 1840 83
Henry Gage 4 Mar 1761 29 Jan 1808 46
18 Jan 1792 George Villiers  (to 1802) 23 Nov 1759 21 Mar 1827 67
27 May 1796 Samuel Robert Gaussen 27 Feb 1759 14 Aug 1812 53
 6 Jul 1802 Charles Mills  (to 1826) 13 Jul 1755 29 Jan 1826 70
Henry Richard Greville,styled Baron Brooke,
later [1816] 3rd Earl of Warwick and 3rd Earl
Brooke 29 Mar 1779 10 Aug 1853 74
 
17 May 1816 Sir Charles John Greville  (to 1831) 5 Apr 1780 2 Dec 1836 56
11 Feb 1826 John Tomes  (to 1832) 28 Mar 1760 31 Jan 1844 83
4 May 1831 Edward Bolton King  (to Jul 1837) 15 Jul 1800 23 Mar 1878 77
12 Dec 1832 Sir Charles John Greville    [His election was 1780 c Nov 1836 56
declared void 15 May 1833. The writ for the
second seat was suspended until Jan 1835]
7 Jan 1835 Sir Charles John Greville 1780 c Nov 1836 56
23 Aug 1836 Charles John Canning,later [1859] 1st Earl
Canning 14 Dec 1812 17 Jun 1862 49
28 Mar 1837 William Collins  (to 1852)
25 Jul 1837 Sir Charles Eurwicke Douglas        1806 21 Feb 1887 80
 7 Jul 1852 George William John Repton  (to 1868)        1818 30 Aug 1906 88
Edward Greaves 21 Sep 1803  6 Jul 1879 75
13 Jul 1865 Arthur Wellesley Peel,later [1895] 1st
Viscount Peel  (to 1885)  3 Aug 1829 24 Oct 1912 83
17 Nov 1868 Edward Greaves 21 Sep 1803  6 Jul 1879 75
 3 Feb 1874 George William John Repton         1818 30 Aug 1906 88
NAME ALTERED TO "WARWICK & 
LEAMINGTON" 1885
  WARWICK & LEAMINGTON
24 Nov 1885 Arthur Wellesley Peel,later [1895] 1st
Viscount Peel  3 Aug 1829 24 Oct 1912 83
23 May 1895 Alfred Lyttelton 7 Feb 1857  5 Jul 1913 56
16 Jan 1906 Thomas Henry Devereux Berridge  [kt 1912] 6 Jul 1857 24 Oct 1924 67
18 Jan 1910 Ernest Murray Pollock [kt 1917],later [1922] 1st
baronet and [1936] 1st Viscount Hanworth 25 Nov 1861 22 Oct 1936 74
 6 Dec 1923 Robert Anthony Eden [KG 1954],later [1961]
1st Earl of Avon 12 Jun 1897 14 Jan 1977 79
 7 Mar 1957 John Gardiner Sumner Hobson  [kt 1962]        1912  4 Dec 1967 55
28 Mar 1968 Dudley Gordon Smith  [kt 1983] 14 Nov 1926
1 May 1997 James Andrew Plaskitt 23 Jun 1954
6 May 2010 Christopher White 11 Apr 1972
  WARWICKSHIRE
23 Apr 1660 Thomas Archer 14 Jan 1619 25 Oct 1685 66
George Browne c 1615 early 1661
c Apr 1661 Sir Robert Holte,2nd baronet c 1625 3 Oct 1679
Sir Henry Puckering 13 Apr 1618 22 Jan 1701 82
27 Feb 1679 Sir Edward Boughton,2nd baronet 22 Sep 1628 2 Feb 1681 52
Robert Burdett,later [1696] 3rd baronet 11 Jan 1640 18 Jan 1716 76
28 Feb 1681 Sir Richard Newdigate,2nd baronet 4 May 1644 4 Jan 1710 65
Thomas Mariet 24 Feb 1631 Apr 1691 60
23 Mar 1685 Sir Charles Holte,3rd baronet 22 Mar 1649 20 Jun 1722 73
Sir Richard Verney  (to 1690) 28 Jan 1622 18 Jul 1711 89
14 Jan 1689 Sir Richard Newdigate,2nd baronet 4 May 1644 4 Jan 1710 65
24 Feb 1690 Andrew Archer  2 Aug 1659 31 Dec 1741 82
William Bromley 31 Aug 1663 13 Feb 1732 68
3 Aug 1698 Sir John Mordaunt,5th baronet  (to 1715) by 1649 6 Sep 1721
Sir Charles Shuckburgh,2nd baronet Nov 1659 2 Sep 1705 45
28 Nov 1705 Andrew Archer  2 Aug 1659 31 Dec 1741 82
25 Oct 1710 James Compton,styled Baron Compton later
[1727] 5th Earl of Northampton 2 May 1687 3 Oct 1754 67
31 Jan 1712 Sir William Boughton,4th baronet 15 May 1663 22 Jul 1716 53
9 Sep 1713 Andrew Archer  (to 1722) 2 Aug 1659 31 Dec 1741 82
 9 Feb 1715 William Peyto  (to 1734) by 1698 11 Jan 1734
28 Mar 1722 Robert Digby     c 1692 19 Apr 1726
11 May 1726 Edward Digby  (to 1746)     c 1693  2 Oct 1746
 6 Feb 1734 Sir Charles Mordaunt,6th baronet  (to 1774)     c 1697 11 Mar 1778
24 Dec 1746 William Craven,later [1764] 5th Baron Craven 19 Sep 1705 17 Mar 1769 63
 6 Feb 1765 William Throckmorton Bromley     c 1726  3 Mar 1769
29 Mar 1769 Sir Thomas George Skipwith,4th baronet     c 1735 28 Jan 1790
(to 1780)
20 Oct 1774 Sir Charles Holte,6th baronet     c 1721 13 Mar 1782
27 Sep 1780 Sir Robert Lawley,5th baronet 22 Mar 1736 11 Mar 1793 56
Sir George Augustus William Shuckburgh
(Shuckburgh-Evelyn from 1793),6th baronet 23 Aug 1751 11 Aug 1804 52
(to 1804)
30 Mar 1793 Sir John Mordaunt,7th baronet  9 May 1734 18 Nov 1806 72
12 Jul 1802 Dugdale Stratford Dugdale  (to 1831) c 1773 5 Nov 1836
 1 Oct 1804 Charles Mordaunt,later [1806] 8th baronet  5 Jan 1771 30 May 1823 52
7 Nov 1820 Francis Lawley,later [1834] 7th baronet 13 Sep 1782 30 Jan 1851 68
(to 1832)
10 May 1831 Sir Grey Skipwith,8th baronet 17 Sep 1771 13 May 1852 80
COUNTY SPLIT INTO NORTH & 
SOUTH DIVISIONS 1832
  WARWICKSHIRE NORTH
26 Dec 1832 Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot,1st baronet 21 Feb 1783  3 Feb 1847 63
William Stratford Dugdale  (to 1847)  1 Apr 1801 15 Sep 1871 70
10 Mar 1843 Charles Newdigate Newdegate  (to 1885) 14 Jul 1816  9 Apr 1887 70
26 Jul 1847 Richard Spooner 28 Jul 1783 24 Nov 1864 81
13 Dec 1864 William Bromley Davenport 20 Aug 1821 15 Jun 1884 62
 1 Jul 1884 Philip Albert Muntz,later [1902] 1st
baronet 5 Jan 1839 21 Dec 1908 69
 SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885 
SEE "NUNEATON","RUGBY"
"STRATFORD-ON-AVON" AND "TAMWORTH"
CONSTITUENCY REVIVED 1983
 9 Jun 1983 Francis Anthony Aylmer Maude 4 Jul 1953
9 Apr 1992 Michael O'Brien 19 Jun 1954
6 May 2010 Daniel Alan Byles 24 Jun 1974
  WARWICKSHIRE SOUTH
20 Dec 1832 Sir Grey Skipwith,8th baronet 17 Sep 1771 13 May 1852 80
Sir George Philips,1st baronet 24 Mar 1766  3 Oct 1847 81
14 Jan 1835 Sir John Mordaunt,9th baronet  (to 1845) 24 Aug 1808 27 Sep 1845 37
Edward Ralph Charles Sheldon        1786    Jun 1836 49
 1 Jul 1836 Evelyn John Shirley  (to 1849) 26 Apr 1788 31 Dec 1856 68
 5 Nov 1845 George Guy Brooke,styled Baron Brooke,
later [1853] 4th Earl of Warwick  (to 1853) 28 Mar 1818  2 Dec 1893 75
 7 Jun 1849 Heneage Finch,styled Baron Guernsey,later
[1859] 6th Earl of Aylesford  (to 1857) 24 Dec 1824 10 Jan 1871 46
 3 Dec 1853 Evelyn Philip Shirley  (to 1865) 22 Jan 1812 19 Sep 1882 70
 3 Apr 1857 Edward Bolton King 15 Jul 1800 23 Mar 1878 77
 3 May 1859 Sir Charles Mordaunt,10th baronet  (to 1868) 28 Apr 1836 15 Oct 1897 61
24 Jul 1865 Henry Christopher Wise  (to 1874) 7 Oct 1806 15 Jan 1883 76
21 Nov 1868 John Hardy,later [1876] 1st baronet 23 Feb 1809  9 Jul 1888 79
14 Feb 1874 Hugh de Grey Seymour,styled Earl of 
Yarmouth,later [1884] 6th Marquess of 
Hertford 22 Oct 1843 23 Mar 1912 68
Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot,2nd baronet
(to 1885) 16 Nov 1810  1 Feb 1892 81
8 Apr 1880 Gilbert Henry Chandos Leigh  1 Sep 1851 Sep 1884 33
For further information on the death of this MP,
see the note at the foot of this page
10 Nov 1884 Sampson Samuel Lloyd 10 Nov 1820  3 Mar 1889 68
 SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885 
SEE "NUNEATON","RUGBY"
"STRATFORD-ON-AVON" AND "TAMWORTH"
WASHINGTON AND SUNDERLAND WEST
6 May 2010 Sharon Hodgson 1 Apr 1966
  WATERFORD
       1801 William Congreve Alcock     c 1771  4 Sep 1813
24 Jul 1803 Sir Simon John Newport,1st baronet 24 Oct 1756  9 Feb 1843 86
  REPRESENTATION INCREASED
TO TWO MEMBERS 1832
21 Dec 1832 Henry Winston Barron,later [1841] 1st baronet 15 Oct 1795 19 Apr 1872 76
(to 1841)
William Christmas 22 Mar 1867
17 Jan 1835 Thomas Wyse  9 Dec 1791 15 Apr 1862 70
12 Jul 1841 William Christmas 22 Mar 1867
William Morris Reade        1787 Apr 1847
[Both members were unseated on petition
in favour of Sir Henry Winston Barron and
Thomas Wyse 13 Jun 1842]
13 Jun 1842 Sir Henry Winston Barron ,1st baronet 15 Oct 1795 19 Apr 1872 76
Thomas Wyse  9 Dec 1791 15 Apr 1862 70
 4 Aug 1847 Thomas Meagher  (to 1857)
Daniel O'Connell 14 Jun 1897
 1 Mar 1848 Sir Henry Winston Barron ,1st baronet 15 Oct 1795 19 Apr 1872 76
15 Jul 1852 Robert Keating
 2 Apr 1857 John Aloysius Blake  (to 1869)        1826 22 May 1887 60
Michael Dobbyn Hassard        1817  7 Apr 1869 51
13 Jul 1865 Sir Henry Winston Barron,1st baronet 15 Oct 1795 19 Apr 1872 76
20 Nov 1868 James Delahunty  (to 1874)        1808 15 Jun 1885 76
22 Nov 1869 Sir Henry Winston Barron,1st baronet 15 Oct 1795 19 Apr 1872 76
[His election was declared void 31 Jan 1870]
25 Feb 1870 Ralph Bernal Osborne 26 Mar 1808  4 Jan 1882 73
 6 Feb 1874 Richard Power  (to 1891)        1851 29 Nov 1891 40
Purcell O'Gorman c 1819 24 Nov 1888
   Apr 1880 Edmund Leamy        1848 10 Dec 1904 56
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1885
17 Dec 1891 John Edward Redmond 1 Sep 1856  6 Mar 1918 61
22 Mar 1918 William Archer Redmond        1886 17 Apr 1932 45
  CONSTITUENCY  ABOLISHED 1922 
  WATERFORD COUNTY
       1801 John Beresford  (to 1805) 14 Mar 1738  5 Nov 1805 67
Richard Power     c 1747 18 Mar 1814
21 Jul 1802 Edward Lee  (to Nov 1806) 1761 Sep 1837 76
6 Jan 1806 John Claudius Beresford  (to 1811) 23 Oct 1766 20 Jul 1846 79
18 Nov 1806 Richard Power  (to 1814)     c 1747    Mar 1814
28 Jun 1811 Sir William Carr Beresford,later [1823] 1st
Viscount Beresford  (to May 1814)  2 Oct 1768  8 Jan 1854 85
25 Apr 1814 Richard Power  (to 1830)     c 1775 12 Mar 1834
25 May 1814 Lord George Thomas Beresford 12 Feb 1781 26 Oct 1839 58
1 Jul 1826 Henry Villiers-Stuart,later [1839] 1st 
Baron Stuart de Decies 8 Jun 1803 23 Jan 1874 70
2 Mar 1830 Lord George Thomas Beresford  (to 1831) 12 Feb 1781 26 Oct 1839 58
13 Aug 1830 Daniel O'Connell 8 Aug 1775 15 May 1847 71
11 May 1831 Sir Richard Musgrave,3rd baronet 6 Jan 1790 7 Jul 1859 69
Robert Power c 1793 30 Nov 1842
26 Dec 1832 John Matthew Galwey c 1790 1842
Sir Richard Keane,2nd baronet Mar 1780 16 Feb 1855 74
19 Jan 1835 Sir Richard Musgrave,3rd baronet  (to 1837)  6 Jan 1790  7 Jul 1859 69
Patrick Power c Sep 1835
21 Sep 1835 William Villiers Stuart  (to 1847) 21 Aug 1804  7 Nov 1873 69
 9 Aug 1837 John Power  4 Feb 1816
24 Aug 1840 Robert Shapland Carew,later [1856] 2nd Baron
Carew 28 Jan 1818  8 Sep 1881 63
11 Aug 1847 Nicholas Mahon Power  (to 1859)        1787 1873 86
Robert Keating
26 Jul 1852 Sir John Esmonde,10th baronet  (to 1877) 16 May 1826  9 Dec 1876 50
12 May 1859 Walter Cecil Talbot 27 Mar 1834 13 May 1904 70
18 Jul 1865 John Henry de la Poer Beresford,styled Earl of
Tyrone,later [1866] 5th Marquess of Waterford 21 May 1844 23 Oct 1895 51
31 Dec 1866 Edmond de la Poer 6 Mar 1841 30 Aug 1915 74
 5 Jul 1873 Henry Windsor Villiers-Stuart 13 Sep 1827 12 Oct 1895 68
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of this page
10 Feb 1874 Lord Charles William de la Poer Beresfird,
later [1916] 1st Baron Beresford  (to 1880) 10 Feb 1846  6 Sep 1919 73
24 Jan 1877 James Delahunty        1808 15 Jun 1885 76
9 Apr 1880 Henry Windsor Villiers-Stuart  (to 1885) 13 Sep 1827 12 Oct 1895 68
John Aloysius Blake        1826 22 May 1887 60
25 Aug 1884 Patrick Joseph Power 17 Nov 1850  8 Jan 1913 62
 SPLIT INTO EAST & WEST DIVISIONS 1885,
BUT RE-UNITED 1918
14 Dec 1918 Charles William St.John Burgess  8 Jul 1874  7 Jul 1922 47
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922 
  WATERFORD COUNTY EAST
 5 Dec 1885 Patrick Joseph Power 17 Nov 1850  8 Jan 1913 62
15 Feb 1913 Martin Joseph Murphy        1862  4 Sep 1919 57
  CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918 
  
  WATERFORD COUNTY WEST
 2 Dec 1885 Jasper Douglas Pyne        1847 14 Nov 1888 41
For further information on this MP, see
the note at the foot of this page
14 Nov 1888 Vacant
24 Feb 1890 Alfred John Webb        1834 30 Jul 1908 74
11 Sep 1895 James John O'Shee 3 Nov 1866  1 Jan 1946 79
  CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918 
George Galway Mills, MP for Wallingford 1804-1806, Mitchell 1807-1808 and 
Winchelsea 1818-1820
Mills was a member of a family which had long settled on the island of St.Kitts in the West
Indies, although he spent much of his time in England. Having attempted and failed to find
a seat in the House of Commons during the 1790s, he went back to St.Kitts, returning to
England in 1804, when he was able to secure a return for Wallingford.
During this period, the decline in trade with the West Indies left Mills deeply in debt. In order
to redeem his situation, he obtained a promise that he should be included in a mission to
Russia, where his language skills could be used to advantage, but the promise was never
fulfilled. He was subsequently offered a post in the West Indies, but before he could take it
up he had been arrested for debt. 
At the general election in 1807 Mills was returned for the seat of Mitchell, but he resigned
it shortly afterward, and went abroad to Prussia as English agent. He remained there for 
some years, during which period he was ordered by the King of Prussia to investigate the
disappearance of the British envoy, Benjamin Bathurst (one of the greatest unsolved
mysteries in history). After leaving Prussia, he spent some time in Switzerland and France
before he was again returned to Parliament for Winchelsea in 1818. After failing to be re-
elected in 1820, he eventually obtained the appointment of Registrar of the Supreme Court
of New South Wales and accordingly migrated to Sydney where he spent the remainder of
his life.
On 14 February 1828, apparently driven insane by the prospect of having to pay a debt 
for which he was the guarantor, he committed suicide in Sydney. The following report of
the subsequent inquest appeared in the 'Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser'
on 15 February 1828:-
'Shortly after 12 o'clock, yesterday, the Coroner received the melancholy intelligence that 
George Galway Mills, Esq., J.P. and Registrar of the Supreme Court, had put an end to his
existence, by shooting himself through the head. An Inquest was immediately convened at
the Bricklayers' Arms public-house, Market-street, when the following circumstances were
detailed in evidence:-
'Doctor Bland stated, that from the manner of the deceased, he had some strong suspicions
of his intentions, and expressed his fears on the subject to Mr. John Blaxland; that he met the
deceased this morning in the street, when he appeared more calm and collected than when he
last saw him; has considered him in a deranged state at intervals for some time past,
particularly for the last fortnight; witness called upon the deceased last night, and found him
more composed, and left him inclined to sleep, but the circumstance by which he was most
forcibly struck with the deceased's intention to make an attempt upon his life, was a wish that
he expressed to take a quantity of laudanum, from which witness dissuaded him; the ball 
passed through his head.
'Mr. Iredale, of George-street, stated that the deceased called at his shop yesterday morning;
he appeared very pleasant, and enquired it witness had any fire-arms; witness told him he had
not, and the deceased went away.
Mr. Mackaness deposed, that about a month ago, shortly after the deceased resigned his 
situation as Secretary to the Turf Club, he observed him a good deal depressed; he found a
bottle of laudanum in his writing desk this morning; witness considered him for some time past 
to have had considerable aberration of mind, but to have been much as usual in his manner;
the deceased received a letter about a month ago which operated much upon his mind. He
seemed anxious to destroy himself.
'Charles Hawthorne stated, that he was servant to the deceased; about nine o'clock this 
morning, witness laid the deceased's breakfast as usual; Dr. Bland called soon after; the 
deceased went out soon after breakfast, saying that he should return shortly, and desired the
bed not to be made, as he should lie down when he came back; he came home in about an 
hour, and a few minutes before twelve o'clock witness heard the report of a pistol, but 
thought at the time it was a boy firing a popgun with powder; Mrs. Moore ran in saying, "My
God, Charles! What is that?" Witness replied, he thought it came from Mrs. Moore's yard;
witness then went into the deceased's room, and found him lying on his face, with a pistol in
his hand, and the blood gushing from him; he did not appear well for some time past; he
seemed very uneasy yesterday morning. The pistol was here produced. Witness could not
swear it was the pistol with which he shot himself' there were two; the deceased told
witness yesterday morning, that he security for a considerable sum, four thousand pounds, 
which he was afraid he would have to pay; witness thinks this circumstance preyed upon
his mind; thinks he bought the pistols this morning; it was impossible that any one could
have got away from the premises from the time he heard the report till he discovered the
deceased dead' Dr. Cook was the first who saw him; about four days ago deceased told
witness of the money transaction.
'Bernard Fitzpatrick, a constable, stated that he saw the deceased yesterday in the street; he
appeared in a state of evident derangement, so much so, that witness could not help taking 
notice of it; about four o'clock yesterday, as witness was coming from the Supreme Court, he
saw the deceased near Park-street, and was quite surprised at his haggard appearance; he
had an umbrella in his hand, which he swung about with considerable violence, and was talking
very loudly to himself; witness heard him say, as he passed, "that must be it;" he saluted
witness in his usual way, but he seemed gnawing the handle of the umbrella as he went by.
'Dr. Cook stated, that shortly after twelve o'clock yesterday, a man came for Dr. Bland, who
was not at home; witness went with the man, and on being shewn into the room where the 
deceased lay, found him on his face, with a pistol in his right hand; a profusion of blood flowed
from him; the pistol was loaded with ball; the deceased had his spectacles on, and was quite
dead when witness saw him.
Mr. M'Donald, gunsmith, of George-street, stated that the deceased came to his shop 
yesterday, in the morning, and purchased a pair of pistols; witness wanted him to have a
better pair, but he said they were for his servant, as he was going into the country; he asked
for balls, but took some buck shot.
Dr. Bland, being again examined, stated that, since Monday last, there was so much agitation
of the mind, that it verged on insanity; since that period, the deceased appeared more and
more depressed; witness was fearful the deceased would commit suicide; his mind was very
much agitated yesterday; the fits of insanity or morbid state of the brain were very constant,
and witness has no doubt that deceased was insane; his purchasing the pistols was what a
physician would call monomania, or rational on one point.
'The Jury found a Verdict, that the deceased had come by his death from the discharge of a
pistol in a fit of insanity.'
Lewis Henry Isaacs, MP for Walworth 1885-1892
In the late 1870s Isaacs, at that time a married man, employed a young girl named Elizabeth
Vincent as governess to his children. After a couple of years, Elizabeth left his employment
and went to Germany. Isaacs' wife died in 1882 and he re-established contact with 
Elizabeth and she ultimately had a child by him in April 1887. However, in March 1890, 
Elizabeth Vincent was charged with the attempted murder of Lewis Isaacs.
The following edited account of the trial is taken from "Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper" of 16
March 1890:-
'Elizabeth Vincent, 27, …… was indicted at the Old Bailey, on Tuesday, for feloniously 
shooting at Mr. Lewis Henry Isaacs, M.P., with intent to murder him, and, on a second 
count, with an intent to do him grievous bodily harm……
'The prisoner, whose real name was Fanny Elizabeth Cornish, was 27 years of age….and 
when she was about 15 years of age she entered the service of the prosecutor….as nursery
governess to his son and daughter. Prosecutor had been a widower since January, 1882. 
The prisoner left his service in October, 1881, and owing to the kindness of a lady she was
sent to Germany so that she might improve herself there. She returned from Germany about
April, 1884. There was no doubt that after her return to England the prosecutor met her on
various occasions, and ultimately an improper intercourse took place between them, and in
April, 1887, she was delivered of a female child.
'Lewis Henry Isaacs then went into the witness box and deposed: I went down to the
house at Richmond on Oct. 8, between half-past four and five. I knocked at the front door,
which was opened by the prisoner. She closed the door after I entered, and I went into the
dining-room. She followed me. When she got in she locked the door, took the key out, went
to the cabinet, and deposited the key in it. She then produced a revolver, and said, "You
and I are alone in this house, and if you wish to leave it alive you must sign that paper"
(pointing to the paper on the table). I read the paper, and in reference to one part of it I
said: "I would rather suffer a thousand deaths than sign it." That was the opening 
paragraph, alleging that I had seduced her with violence. I tore it off immediately…..After
that she asked me to sign a declaration that I had seduced her, and I said: "I cannot see
what benefit that would be to you, but if you wish it you shall have it," and I thereupon
complied with her request on a separate piece of paper, and I signed the piece of paper
demanding the £20,000. She then brought three pieces of paper out of the drawer, and on
each sheet was a penny stamp. She said, "If you wish to see your daughter alive, and care
for the prestige of your name, you must fill in the cheques." I then saw the character of
the plot, and I felt there was nothing left for me to do except to close with her, and take 
the pistol from her, and get out of the house.
'I got up and moved towards her. She moved as I came near her. My leg somehow hit
against the table, and it caught and pinned her, so to speak, between the table and the
sideboard. I then noticed the pistol on a line with my head. I was standing about five feet 
from the pistol……The pistol was discharged, and I received the bullet in my arm, a little
below the wrist. I reached her, and took hold of her with my left hand, and exclaimed,
"I am shot."  She said, "Where?" I showed her my wound, from which blood was oozing
freely, and then she commenced to scream and was very hysterical. At that moment there
was a violent kicking at the door, and a demand on the part of someone to open. Prisoner
fetched the key, and unlocked the door, and a young man then entered the room and
demanded to know who I was, and what I was doing. I replied that he had better ask the
lady. Then I began to feel a little faint from loss of blood, and I asked for some brandy-and-
water. Prisoner gave me some, and I then left. The young man accompanied me to the 
railway station. On the way….I called on the surgeon….and showed him the injury……'
In his summing up, the Lord Chief Justice remarked that there was nothing to show whether
the pistol went off accidentally or not. The jury took the hint and, after only 20 minutes,
returned a verdict of 'not guilty.' When the verdict was announced, some of the spectators
burst into applause, which prompted the Lord Chief Justice to remark that anyone who
applauded  would have reason to repent it for a week or a fortnight.
John Calcraft, MP for Wareham 1786-1790, 1800-1806 and 1818-1831,
Rochester 1806-1818 and Dorset 1831
Calcraft was the son of another John Calcraft, who sat for Calne 1766-1768 and 
Rochester 1768-1772.
The following account of the inquest caused by Calcraft's suicide is taken from the "Leeds
Mercury" of 17 September 1831:-
'On Monday night, at eight o'clock, Mr. H. Gale and a highly respectable Jury assembled at
the dwelling-house of John Calcraft, Esq., M.P., to investigate the cause of the death of 
that gentleman, who put a period to his existence under the circumstances detailed in the
following evidence. The lamentable event involved the family of the deceased in the utmost
despair and agitation, and the Jury, at the suggestion of the Coroner, viewed the body two
at a time.
'George Rennison being sworn, stated, I am footman to the deceased. Had been in his 
employ nine years. The deceased had only been three months in the house, No. 17,
Whitehall-place. On Sunday afternoon, about four o'clock, I was in the kitchen, when Miss
Arabella Calcraft, the daughter of the deceased, came home from church, and went, as I
thought, to the drawing room, but not finding the deceased there, she called me, and 
asked, "Where is my father?" I replied, "I suppose he is in his bedroom." She then inquired
"how long it was since I had seen him?" I replied, "three quarters of an hour." She then
proceeded to his bed-room door on the same landing-place, and knocked, but it was fast,
and she received no answer.  She then proceeded to his dressing room, which adjoins his
sleeping room. I followed her, and we removed some things which were placed near the 
bed-room door, which enabled us to enter it. On going into the room Miss Calcraft shrieked
out "George, George," and we advanced about two paces into the room. I then saw the
deceased lying on the floor, with his face downward, in a complete pool of blood. Miss
Calcraft threw herself on the body of the deceased, and cried out "Father, Father," five or
six times. She then directed me to run with all possible despatch and fetch somebody. I
went instantly, leaving her kneeling by her father. When I left the house there was no one 
below but the footman, the porter having just gone out. As I went down stairs, I met the
footman coming up, but did not speak to him, and proceeded out in search of assistance,
and in the course of a few minutes, Mr. Freeman, a medical gentleman, arrived; but prior to
his arrival, I had returned and got into the house, having taken the precaution not to shut
the doors. I went instantly into the bed room of the deceased, and found Miss Calcraft still
kneeling over the remains of the deceased, screaming and crying. She requested me to lift
the body on the bed, which I was unable to do. I think I was absent about two minutes,
and when I returned the footman was in the hall. As soon as Mr. Freeman arrived, he 
proceeded upstairs to the deceased's bed room. Miss Calcraft was still there, and it was
with extreme difficulty that Mr. Freeman prevailed upon her to retire. Mr. Freeman then
examined the body, and said, that the deceased was quite dead, and consequently he
could do nothing for him. Whilst the examination was going on, Miss Calcraft again entered
the apartment, and reluctantly quitted it again; as soon as she had gone out, I and Mr.
Freeman lifted the body on the bed. On lifting him up, I saw a dreadful gash in his throat,
and he had a bloody razor firmly grasped in his right hand. The deceased was attired in his
dressing jacket, black waistcoat, and pantaloons, stockings and shoes. His cravat was on
the bed, and his watch lying on a small dressing table. It is my own conviction that he
committed the act himself.
'CORONER - Have you observed any difference in his behaviour lately?
'Witness - I have seen a great difference within the last three or four months; he appeared
low and dejected, which I observed to my fellow servants.
CORONER - Did the loss of his situation, as Paymaster of the forces, appear to affect him?
'Witness - I cannot say.
'Alexander Philip Wilson Philip, M.D. of Cavendish-square, examined - I have been in 
attendance upon Miss Calcraft for some months past, when, during my visits, I had an
opportunity of seeing the deceased, who appeared low-spirited, which increased to such a
degree that about three weeks ago he was confined in his bed with slow nervous fever and
aberration of mind. I prescribed for him, and in a short time the fever left him, and the 
aberration of mind settled down into a deep melancholy, when I cautioned Miss Arabella
Calcraft to look well after him, lest she should do some mischief. - The last time I saw the
deceased was on Friday, and we was then certainly labouring under great depression of
spirits, and this great depression of spirits, when compared to his late aberration of mind,
leads me to the conclusion that at the time he committed the act he laboured under a
momentary return of that aberration of intellect, and that in fact he was at the time of an 
unsound mind. I feel convinced that the deceased committed the act himself, though in
conversation with me he frequently assured me that he never should commit such an act.
'JUROR - Did he ever feel disappointment at not being elevated to the peerage?
'Witness - I believe he never had any expectation of being raised to the peerage. He had
latterly fancied that he was continually watched by a man sitting on the top of a house.
The deceased was a thorough believer in religion.
'The Coroner having summed up the evidence, the Jury, at twelve o'clock, returned a 
verdict - "That the deceased committed the act himself, he being at the time in a state of
temporary mental derangement." '
Gilbert Henry Chandos Leigh, MP for Warwickshire South 1880-1884
Gilbert Leigh was killed when he fell into a canyon while staying on a ranch in Wyoming.
The following report appeared in "The Birmingham Daily Post" on 25 September 1884:-
'A telegram from New York announces that the Hon. Gilbert Henry Chandos Leigh, M.P. for
South Warwickshire, who has been on a visit to the United States on a hunting expedition,
has been killed in Wyoming. He had gone out to the Big Horn Mountains in search of game.
and had been missing for ten days. Search parties were organised to scour the locality, and
on Monday last the remains of the unfortunate gentleman were found at the foot of a
precipice, death having undoubtedly resulted from injuries inflicted by the fall. It is 
conjectured that he missed his footing while following game.
'...........Mr. Leigh was at Stoneleigh Abbey [the family seat of his father, Lord Leigh] down
to the 8th of last month [August], when he took part in a cricket match which was played 
on the lawn in front of the abbey by two teams, one representing the Warwickshire clergy
and the other the laity. On the 12th he sailed from Liverpool.....for the United States, on 
a visit to his brother, the Hon. Dudley Leigh, who is the proprietor of a somewhat extensive
ranch there. Beyond the fact that he arrived safely at his destination, nothing more appears
to have been heard of him till yesterday, when the melancholy news arrived of his sudden 
death. It appears that Mr. Leigh had paid several visits to his brother since his settlement
in Wyoming, and was highly delighted with the country. The district is noted for its
mountainous character, Fremont's Peak rising to a height of 13,570 feet and Laramie Peak
to 10,000 feet, as well as for its remarkably narrow gorges, which are locally described as
"canons." The sides of these rise almost perpendicularly, sometimes several thousand feet.
As one telegram speaks of Mr. Leigh's mangled remains, it is thought that he had fallen down
one of these gorges, in which case death would certainly be instantaneous.'
The place where Gilbert Leigh died is 15 miles east of the town of Ten Sleep, which is 
located in the Big Horn Basin. At the confluence of Leigh Creek (named after Gilbert Leigh) 
and Ten Sleep Creek there is a promontory called the Leigh Creek Vee. About 200 feet 
below the rim of the canyon, and about 1000 feet from the canyon's floor is a stone 
monument topped with a cross which was erected in 1889 in memory of Gilbert Leigh.
Henry Windsor Villiers-Stuart, MP for co. Waterford 1873-1874 and 1880-1885
Villiers-Stuart claimed to be the legitimate son of Henry Villiers-Stuart, Baron Stuart de
Decies. After the death of his alleged father in January 1874, Villiers-Stuart set about 
attempting to prove his claim. 
His claim was heard by the Committee for Privileges of the House of Lords in August 1876. 
His case was that he was the son of Henry Villiers-Stuart and Theresia Pauline de Ott, a 
native of Vienna, whom he alleged had been married in 1826, not once, but three times - 
firstly in the Roman Catholic chapel in Spanish Place, in London; secondly, in Scotland, and,
thirdly, by a Protestant minister in Dublin. No documentary proof of such marriages was 
available, and Villiers-Stuart therefore had to rely upon the evidence of 'habit and repute.' 
Although such evidence was abundant after 1839, little, if any, existed before that time. 
Villiers-Stuart's stepsister, Baroness Leopoldine Prochazka, gave lengthy evidence 
concerning the re-marriage of her mother to Henry Villiers-Stuart and the subsequent birth 
of a step-brother. 
Another witness, the claimant's sister, by now Lady Wheeler-Cuffe, wife of Sir Charles
Wheeler-Cuffe, 2nd baronet, confirmed the evidence of 'habit and repute.' I have been 
unable to find any further reports dealing with the eventual conclusion to this claim, other
than that mentioned in the report of Villiers-Stuart's death, which is attached below.
The following notice of Villiers-Stuart's death appeared in 'The Pall Mall Gazette' of 
14 October 1895:-
We regret to announce the death by drowning of the Hon. Henry Villiers-Stuart, of
Dromana, which occurred last evening in the Blackwater, near Villierstown [in co. Waterford
in Ireland]. Mr. Villiers-Stuart left Youghal, at the mouth of the river, in his steam launch at
three o'clock, arriving at Villierstown about dusk. There the launch was anchored in mid-
stream and a boat lowered for him to land. Just as he stepped on the gunwale the boat
capsized, and he was thrown into the water, together with two men who were in the boat.
Mr. Villiers-Stuart, who was wearing a heavy coat, sank at once, but the two men managed
to get ashore. The deceased was the only son of Henry, first Lord Stuart de Decies, and on
the death of his father he claimed succession to the barony, but owing to the death of
necessary witnesses sufficient evidence could not be obtained to substantiate it………'
 
Jasper Douglas Pyne, MP for Waterford County West 1885-1888
Pyne was the Nationalist candidate for the seat of Waterford West when, in October 1885,
he was called to court to show cause why he should not give security to keep the peace.
The reason for this action on the part of the authorities was that he had made a recent
speech in which he had said that "there are two ways of treating a land-grabber - one was
to shoot him, and the other, which he believed was the best, was to treat him with all
charity and the cold of silence." The local magistrates, however, refused to consider the
authorities' application and set Pyne at liberty. Needless to say, such a charge did not
diminish Pyne's popularity with the local electors, and he won the subsequent election, 
receiving over 90% of the votes cast.
In November 1887, Pyne was charged with "unlawfully inciting certain persons to wilfully
resist and obstruct certain sheriffs, constables, bailiffs and other ministers of the law while
in the execution of their duty." He did not attend the hearing, but shut himself up in an
old ruin near his house, named Lisfinney Castle, where he was besieged by the authorities, 
since he refused to come out and be arrested. Eventually, he escaped to London, where he
was arrested on 10 February 1888, as he was entering the House of Commons. On 14 
February, he was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, which was later reduced to six
weeks.
On 14 November 1888, Pyne disappeared off a boat between Holyhead and Dublin. The
following account appeared in the "Glasgow Herald" of 15 November 1888:-
'Early yesterday morning Captain Helvennes, of the London and North-Western Company's
steamer Shamrock, running between Dublin and Holyhead, reported on his arrival in Dublin
that a first-class saloon passenger named Pyne, believed to be Mr. Douglas Pyne, M.P. 
for Waterford, fell overboard about midway between Holyhead and Dublin, and was drowned.
The body has not been recovered. During the day the name of the unfortunate gentleman
was not definitely known, but from certain facts that have been ascertained there can be
little doubt of his being the member of Parliament. Amongst other papers supposed to belong
to the deceased were several passes of admission to the House of Commons. A gentleman
who travelled from London states that he was sitting during a portion of the time beside a
passenger who answers to the description of Mr. Pyne. He did not know Mr. Pyne personally,
but he subsequently remarked to a friend that he was speaking and acting in a very
remarkable fashion. The occurrence may have been accidental, but it is not considered
probable that he would fall by chance overboard, as the sea was not very rough. It is
stated that Mr. Pyne was seen in the House of Commons a couple of days ago. He has not
been in the Imperial Hotel, where it was customary for him to stop while in Dublin, for some
time. A member of the Irish party, who came to Dublin by the mail steamer yesterday, 
states that Mr. Pyne was not in his place in the House of Commons on Tuesday, and it 
appears that Mr. Pyne has not been seen in London since Sunday, when he dined with a 
friend in Commercial Road East. No luggage belonging to Mr. Pyne was on the Shamrock.
The hon. member for West Waterford was the hero of the celebrated Lisfinney Castle 
episode. After being sentenced to a term of imprisonment for intimidation he shut himself in 
an old ruin called Lisfinney Castle, which is close to his residence, near Lismore. Here he 
remained for some weeks, and defied the police to arrest him. He then escaped to London,
but was subsequently arrested and sent to jail to serve the term of imprisonment to which 
he had been sentenced, his appeal to the County Court judge having been rejected. '
After Pyne's disappearance, the seat of Waterford West remained vacant for 15 months,
until a new writ for a by-election was finally issued on 14 February 1890.
 
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