THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "W"
 
              Last updated 27/03/2014
Date   Name Born Died  Age
Dates in italics in the first column denote that the election held on that
date was a by-election. Dates shown in normal type were general elections,
or, in some instances, the date of a successful petition against a 
previous election result.
Dates in italics in the "Born" column indicate that the MP was baptised on
that date; dates in italics in the "Died" column indicate that the MP was
buried on that date
WITNEY (OXFORDSHIRE)
 9 Jun 1983 Douglas Richard Hurd,later [1997] Baron Hurd 
of Westwell [L]  8 Mar 1930
1 May 1997 Shaun Anthony Woodward 26 Oct 1958
7 Jun 2001 David William Donald Cameron 9 Oct 1966
  WOKING (SURREY)
23 Feb 1950 Harold Arthur Watkinson,later [1964]
1st Viscount Watkinson 25 Jan 1910 19 Dec 1995 85
15 Oct 1964 Cranley Gordon Douglas Onslow [kt 1993],
later [1997] Baron Onslow of Woking [L]  8 Jun 1926 13 Mar 2001 74
1 May 1997 Humfrey Jonathan Malins 31 Jul 1945
6 May 2010 Jonathan George Caladine Lord 17 Sep 1962
  WOKINGHAM (BERKSHIRE)
 4 Dec 1885 Sir George Russell,4th baronet 23 Aug 1828  7 Mar 1898 69
30 Mar 1898 Oliver Young 11 Jul 1855  9 Oct 1908 53
12 Jul 1901 Ernest Gardner  [kt 1923]        1846  7 Aug 1925 79
  CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918,
BUT REVIVED 1950
23 Feb 1950 Peter Farquharson Remnant 21 Sep 1897 31 Jan 1968 70
 8 Oct 1959 Sir William Radcliffe van Straubenzee 27 Jan 1924 2 Nov 1999 75
11 Jun 1987 John Alan Redwood 15 Jun 1951
  WOLVERHAMPTON (STAFFORDSHIRE)
15 Dec 1832 William Wolryche Whitmore 16 Sep 1787 11 Aug 1858 70
Richard Fryer c 1772 9 Aug 1846
10 Jan 1835 Charles Pelham Villiers  (to 1885)  3 Jan 1802 16 Jan 1898 96
Thomas Thornley c 1780 4 May 1862
29 Apr 1859 Sir Richard Bethell,later [1861] 1st Baron
Westbury 30 Jun 1800 20 Jul 1873 73
 3 Jul 1861 Thomas Matthias Weguelin 5 May 1809  5 Apr 1885 75
2 Apr 1880 Henry Hartley Fowler,later [1908] 1st 
Viscount Wolverhampton 16 May 1830 25 Feb 1911 80
 SPLIT INTO 3 DIVISIONS 1885 
SEE BELOW
  WOLVERHAMPTON EAST
24 Nov 1885 Henry Hartley Fowler,later [1908] 1st
Viscount Wolverhampton 16 May 1830 25 Feb 1911 80
 4 May 1908 George Rennie Thorne 12 Oct 1853 20 Feb 1934 80
For further information on this by-election,
see the note at the foot of this page
30 May 1929 Geoffrey le Mesurier Mander  [kt 1945]  6 Mar 1882  9 Sep 1962 80
26 Jul 1945 John Baird 26 Sep 1906 21 Mar 1965 58
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950 
  WOLVERHAMPTON NORTH EAST
23 Feb 1950 John Baird 26 Sep 1906 21 Mar 1965 58
15 Oct 1964 Renee Short 26 Apr 1916 18 Jan 2003 86
11 Jun 1987 Maureen Patricia Hicks 23 Feb 1948
9 Apr 1992 Kenneth Purchase 8 Jan 1939
6 May 2010 Emma Elizabeth Reynolds 2 Nov 1977
  WOLVERHAMPTON SOUTH
24 Nov 1885 Charles Pelham Villiers  3 Jan 1802 16 Jan 1898 96
 3 Feb 1898 John Lloyd Gibbons        1837 27 Apr 1919 81
 2 Oct 1900 Henry Norman [kt 1906],later [1915] 1st baronet 19 Sep 1858  4 Jun 1939 80
15 Jan 1910 Thomas Edgcumbe Hickman 25 Jul 1859 23 Oct 1930 71
  CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
  WOLVERHAMPTON SOUTH EAST
28 Feb 1974 Robert Edwards 16 Jan 1905 4 Jun 1990 85
11 Jun 1987 Dennis Turner,later [2005] Baron Bilston [L] 26 Aug 1942 25 Feb 2014 71
5 May 2005 Patrick Bosco McFadden 26 Mar 1965
  WOLVERHAMPTON SOUTH WEST
23 Feb 1950 John Enoch Powell 16 Jun 1912 8 Feb 1998 85
28 Feb 1974 Nicholas William Budgen  3 Nov 1937 26 Oct 1998 60
1 May 1997 Jennifer Grace Jones 8 Feb 1948
7 Jun 2001 Robert Marris 8 Apr 1955
6 May 2010 Paul Singh Uppal 14 Jun 1967
  WOLVERHAMPTON WEST
24 Nov 1885 Alfred Hickman [kt 1891],later [1903] 1st baronet 3 Jul 1830 11 Mar 1910 79
 6 Jul 1886 Sir William Chichele Plowden        1832  4 Sep 1915 83
   Jul 1892 Sir Alfred Hickman,later [1903] 1st baronet 3 Jul 1830 11 Mar 1910 79
15 Jan 1906 Thomas Frederick Richards 25 Mar 1863  4 Oct 1942 79
15 Jan 1910 Alfred Frederick Bird,later [1922] 1st baronet 27 Jul 1849  7 Feb 1922 72
 7 Mar 1922 Sir Robert Bland Bird,2nd baronet 20 Sep 1876 20 Nov 1960 84
30 May 1929 William John Brown 13 Sep 1894  3 Oct 1960 66
27 Oct 1931 Sir Robert Bland Bird,2nd baronet 20 Sep 1876 20 Nov 1960 84
26 Jul 1945 Herbert Delauney Hughes  7 Sep 1914 15 Nov 1995 81
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
  WOODBRIDGE (SUFFOLK)
 7 Dec 1885 Robert Lacey Everett 28 Jan 1833 21 Oct 1916 83
 8 Jul 1886 Robert Hamilton Lloyd-Anstruther        1841 24 Aug 1914 73
   Jul 1892 Robert Lacey Everett 28 Jan 1833 21 Oct 1916 83
17 Jul 1895 Ernest George Pretyman 13 Nov 1860 26 Nov 1931 71
17 Jan 1906 Robert Lacey Everett 28 Jan 1833 21 Oct 1916 83
21 Jan 1910 Robert Francis Peel 30 Apr 1874 10 Aug 1924 50
28 Jul 1920 Sir Arthur Charles Churchman,1st baronet,
later [1932] 1st Baron Woodbridge  7 Sep 1867  3 Feb 1949 81
30 May 1929 Frank Guy Clavering Fison  [kt 1957] 11 Dec 1892 13 Apr 1985 92
27 Oct 1931 Walter Ross-Taylor        1877 12 Jul 1958 81
26 Jul 1945 Hohn Hugh Hare,later [1963] 1st Viscount
Blakenham 22 Jan 1911 7 Mar 1982 71
NAME ALTERED TO "SUDBURY &
WOODBRIDGE" 1950
  WOODFORD
26 Jul 1945 Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill  [KG 1953] 30 Nov 1874 24 Jan 1965 90
15 Oct 1964 Charles Patrick Fleeming Jenkin,later [1987]
Baron Jenkin of Roding [L] 7 Sep 1926
NAME ALTERED TO "WANSTEAD &
WOODFORD" FEB 1974
  WOOD GREEN (MIDDLESEX)
14 Dec 1918 Godfrey Lampson Tennyson Locker-Lampson 19 Jun 1875  1 May 1946 70
14 Nov 1935 Arthur Beverley Baxter  [kt 1954]  8 Jan 1891 26 Apr 1964 73
23 Feb 1950 William John Irving  1 Apr 1892 15 Mar 1967 74
26 May 1955 Joyce Shore Butler 13 Dec 1910 2 Jan 1992 81
 3 May 1979 Denys Alan Reginald Race 23 Jun 1947
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
  WOODSIDE (GLASGOW)
23 Feb 1950 William Gordon Bennett  [kt 1955] 1900 5 Oct 1982 82
26 May 1955 William Grant 19 Jun 1909 19 Nov 1972 63
22 Nov 1962 Neil George Carmichael,later [1983] Baron
Carmichael of Kelvingrove [L] 10 Oct 1921 19 Jul 2001 79
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974 
WOODSPRING (AVON)
 9 Jun 1983 Arthur Paul Dean [kt 1985],later [1993] Baron
Dean of Harptree [L] 14 Sep 1924 1 Apr 2009 84
9 Apr 1992 Liam Fox 22 Sep 1961
NAME ALTERED TO "SOMERSET NORTH" 2010
  WOODSTOCK (OXFORDSHIRE)
c Apr 1660 Sir Thomas Spencer,3rd baronet  (to 1679) 1 Jan 1639 6 Mar 1685 46
Edward Atkyns c 1630 Oct 1698
21 Mar 1661 Sir William Fleetwood 20 Jul 1603 12 Feb 1674 70
16 Feb 1674 Thomas Howard 8 Jul 1621 c 1681
15 Feb 1679 Sir Littleton Osbaldeston,1st baronet c 1631 26 Dec 1691
Nicholas Bayntun  (to 1685) c 1649 28 Oct 1700
 3 Feb 1681 Henry Bertie c 1656 4 Dec 1734
11 Mar 1685 Richard Bertie c 1637 19 Jan 1686
Sir Littleton Osbaldeston,1st baronet c 1631 26 Dec 1691
10 Jan 1689 Sir Thomas Littleton,3rd baronet  (to 1702) 3 Apr 1647 31 Dec 1709 62
Sir John D'Oyly,1st baronet 17 Nov 1640 13 Apr 1709 68
19 Feb 1690 Thomas Wheate,later [1696] 1st baronet 6 Sep 1667 25 Aug 1721 53
21 Oct 1695 James Bertie  (to 1705) 13 Mar 1674 18 Oct 1735 61
18 Jul 1702 Sir William Glynne,2nd baronet 17 May 1663 3 Sep 1721 58
11 May 1705 William Cadogan,later [1718] 1st Earl Cadogan 1672 17 Jul 1726 54
(to 1716)
Charles Bertie 1683 15 Aug 1727 44
3 May 1708 Sir Thomas Wheate,1st baronet  (to 1721) 6 Sep 1667 25 Aug 1721 53
[Both members (Wheate and Cadogan) were
returned at the general election in Aug 1713.
This election was declared void 16 Mar 1714.
At the subsequent by-election held on 24 Mar
1714,both members were again returned]
 2 Jul 1716 William Clayton,later [1735] 1st Baron Sundon [I]  9 Nov 1671 29 Apr 1752 80
(to 1722)
27 Oct 1721 Charles Crisp     c 1680  9 Jul 1740
22 Mar 1722 Sir Thomas Wheate,2nd baronet  2 Mar 1693  1 May 1746 53
Samuel Trotman  (to 1734)  7 Mar 1686  2 Feb 1748 61
21 Aug 1727 William Godolphin,styled Marquess of Blandford     c 1699 24 Aug 1731
22 Jan 1732 John Spencer  (to 1746) 13 May 1708 19 Jun 1746 38
24 Apr 1734 James Dawkins  (to 1747)     c 1696 10 May 1766
 4 Jul 1746 John Trevor,later [1753] 3rd Baron Trevor
(to 1753) 25 Aug 1695 27 Sep 1764 69
29 Jun 1747 John Bateman,2nd Viscount Bateman [I]
(to 1768)    Apr 1721  2 Mar 1802 80
31 Mar 1753 Anthony Keck        1708 29 May 1767 58
 8 Jun 1767 William Gordon  (to 1774)        1736 25 May 1816 79
18 Mar 1768 Lord Robert Spencer  8 May 1747 23 Jun 1831 84
30 Jan 1771 John Skynner  (to 1777)        1724 26 Nov 1805 81
 6 Oct 1774 William Eden,later [1789] Baron Auckland [I]
and [1793] 1st Baron Auckland  (to 1784)  3 Apr 1744 28 May 1814 70
 1 Dec 1777 George Parker,styled Viscount Parker,
later [1795] 4th Earl of Macclesfield 24 Feb 1755 20 May 1842 87
 1 Apr 1784 Sir Henry Watkin Dashwood,3rd baronet 30 Aug 1745 10 Jun 1828 82
(to 1820)
Francis Burton     c 1744 28 Nov 1832
17 Jun 1790 Lord Henry John Spencer 20 Dec 1770 3 Jul 1795 24
21 Oct 1795 Ralph Payne,1st Baron Lavington [I] 19 Mar 1739  3 Aug 1807 68
28 Jan 1799 Charles Moore 23 Dec 1771 14 Dec 1826 54
 6 Jul 1802 Charles Abbot,later [1817] 1st Baron Colchester 14 Oct 1757  7 May 1829 71
 1 Nov 1806 William Frederick Elliot Eden 19 Jan 1782 c Jan 1810 28
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of this page
10 Mar 1810 George Eden,later [1814] 2nd Baron Auckland
and [1839] 1st Earl of Auckland 28 Aug 1784 1 Jan 1849 64
 5 Oct 1812 William Thornton 22 Jul 1763 18 Dec 1841 78
10 Nov 1813 George Eden,later [1814] 2nd Baron Auckland
and [1839] 1st Earl of Auckland 28 Aug 1784 1 Jan 1849 64
14 Jun 1814 William Thornton 22 Jul 1763 18 Dec 1841 78
17 Jun 1818 Lord Robert Spencer  8 May 1747 23 Jun 1831 84
7 Mar 1820 John Gladstone 11 Dec 1764 7 Dec 1851 86
James Haughton Langston c 1797 19 Oct 1863
10 Jun 1826 George Spencer-Churchill,styled Marquess of
Blandford,later [1840] 6th Duke of Marlborough 27 Dec 1793  1 Jul 1857 63
Anthony Ashley-Cooper,styled Baron Ashley,
later [1851] 7th Earl of Shaftesbury 28 Apr 1801  1 Oct 1885 84
31 Jul 1830 Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill
(to 1832)  3 Dec 1794 28 Apr 1840 45
2 May 1831 William David Murray,styled Viscount Stormont,
later [1840] 4th Earl of Mansfield 20 Feb 1806  2 Aug 1898 92
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1832
10 Dec 1832 George Spencer-Churchill,styled Marquess of
Blandford,later [1840] 6th Duke of Marlborough 27 Dec 1793  1 Jul 1857 63
 7 Jan 1835 Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill  3 Dec 1794 28 Apr 1840 45
25 Jul 1837 Henry Peyton,later [1854] 3rd baronet 30 Jun 1804 18 Feb 1866 61
11 May 1838 George Spencer-Churchill,styled Marquess of
Blandford,later [1840] 6th Duke of Marlborough 27 Dec 1793  1 Jul 1857 63
20 Mar 1840 Frederic Thesiger [kt 1844],later [1858]
1st Baron Chelmsford 15 Apr 1794  5 Oct 1878 84
22 Apr 1844 John Winston Spencer-Churchill,styled 
Marquess of Blandford,later [1857] 7th Duke 
of Marlborough  2 Jun 1822  5 Jul 1883 61
 1 May 1845 John Henry Loftus,styled Viscount Loftus,
later [Sep 1845] 3rd Marquess of Ely 19 Jan 1814 15 Jul 1857 43
18 Dec 1845 Lord Alfred Spencer-Churchill 24 Apr 1824 21 Sep 1893 69
29 Jul 1847 John Winston Spencer-Churchill,styled 
Marquess of Blandford,later [1857] 7th Duke 
of Marlborough  2 Jun 1822  5 Jul 1883 61
24 Jul 1857 Lord Alfred Spencer-Churchill 24 Apr 1824 21 Sep 1893 69
12 Jul 1865 Henry Barnett 14 Feb 1815  5 May 1896 81
 4 Feb 1874 Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill 13 Feb 1849 24 Jan 1895 45
 3 Dec 1885 Francis William Maclean  [kt 1896] 13 Dec 1844 11 Nov 1913 68
21 Apr 1891 George Herbert Morrell        1845 30 Sep 1906 61
   Jul 1892 Godfrey Rathbone Benson,later [1911] 1st
Baron Charnwood 6 Nov 1864  3 Feb 1945 80
19 Jul 1895 George Herbert Morrell        1845 30 Sep 1906 61
19 Jan 1906 Ernest Nathaniel Bennett  [kt 1930] 12 Dec 1868  2 Feb 1947 78
21 Jan 1910 Alfred St.George Hamersley  8 Oct 1848 25 Feb 1929 80
  CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
  WOODVALE (BELFAST)
14 Dec 1918 Robert John Lynn  [kt 1924]        1873  5 Aug 1945 72
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922
  WOOLWICH
27 Nov 1885 Edwin Hughes  [kt 1902] 27 May 1832 15 Sep 1904 72
25 Apr 1902 Lord Charles William de la Poer 
Beresford,later [1916] 1st Baron Beresford 10 Feb 1846  6 Sep 1919 73
11 Mar 1903 William Crooks  6 Apr 1852  5 Jun 1921 69
17 Jan 1910 William Augustus Adam 27 May 1865 18 Oct 1940 75
   Dec 1910 William Crooks  6 Apr 1852  5 Jun 1921 69
CONSTITUENCY SPLIT INTO EAST & WEST 
DIVISIONS 1918,RE-UNITED 1983
 9 Jun 1983 John Cameron Cartwright 29 Nov 1933
9 Apr 1992 John Eric Austin-Walker 21 Aug 1944
NAME ALTERED TO GREENWICH &
WOOLWICH 1997
  WOOLWICH EAST
14 Dec 1918 William Crooks  6 Apr 1852  5 Jun 1921 69
 2 Mar 1921 Robert Gee VC  7 May 1876  2 Aug 1960 84
For further information on this MP and VC
winner, see the note at the foot of this page
15 Nov 1922 Henry Snell,later [1931] 1st Baron Snell  1 Apr 1865 21 Apr 1944 79
15 Apr 1931 Ernest George Hicks 13 May 1879 19 Jul 1954 75
23 Feb 1950 Ernest Bevin 9 Mar 1881 14 Apr 1951 70
14 Jun 1951 Christopher Paget Mayhew,later [1981]
Baron Mayhew [L] 12 Jun 1915 7 Jan 1997 81
10 Oct 1974 John Cameron Cartwright 29 Nov 1933
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
  WOOLWICH WEST
14 Dec 1918 Sir Howard Kingsley Wood 19 Aug 1881 21 Sep 1943 62
7 Nov 1943 Francis William Beech  5 Jun 1885 21 Feb 19698 83
26 Jul 1945 Henry Berry  7 Jan 1883 14 Feb 1956 73
23 Feb 1950 William Arthur Steward  [kt 1955] 20 Apr 1901 May 1987 86
 8 Oct 1959 Colin William Carstairs Turner  [kt 1993]  4 Jan 1922 21 Mar 2014 92
15 Oct 1964 William Hamling 10 Aug 1912 20 Mar 1975 62
26 Jun 1975 Peter James Bottomley 30 Jul 1944
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
  WOOTTON BASSETT (WILTSHIRE)
16 Apr 1660 John Pleydell  (to Aug 1679) c 1601 12 Jan 1693
Henry Somerset,styled Baron Herbert of Raglan,
later [1682] 1st Duke of Beaufort  [he was also  1629 21 Jan 1700 70
returned for Monmouthshire,for which he chose
to sit]
25 Jun 1660 Sir Baynham Throckmorton,later [1664] 
3rd baronet 11 Dec 1629 31 Jul 1681 51
27 Jun 1660 Sir Walter St.John,3rd baronet May 1622 3 Jul 1708 86
Double return,but St.John did not challenge
Throckmorton's right to sit
 1 Apr 1661 Sir Walter St.John,3rd baronet May 1622 3 Jul 1708 86
20 Feb 1679 Laurence Hyde,later [1682] 1st Earl of Rochester 15 Mar 1642 2 May 1711 69
(to 1681)
14 Aug 1679 Henry St.John,later [1708] 4th baronet and
[1716] 1st Viscount St.John  (to 1695) 17 Oct 1652 8 Apr 1742 89
 9 Feb 1681 John Pleydell c 1601 12 Jan 1693
17 Jan 1689 John Wildman c 1648 Apr 1710
8 Nov 1695 Thomas Jacob c 1653 6 Mar 1730
Henry Pinnell  (to Nov 1701) 13 Sep 1670 by Apr 1721 50
23 Jul 1698 Henry St.John,later [1708] 4th baronet and
[1716] 1st Viscount St.John  17 Oct 1652 8 Apr 1742 89
6 Jan 1701 Henry St.John,later [1712] 1st Viscount
Bolingbroke  (to 1708) 16 Sep 1678 12 Dec 1751 73
24 Nov 1701 Thomas Jacob c 1653 6 Mar 1730
17 Jul 1702 Henry Pinnell 13 Sep 1670 by Apr 1721 50
12 May 1705 John Morton Pleydell 7 Jul 1682 11 Feb 1706 23
2 Mar 1706 Francis Popham  (to 1710) c 1682 14 Sep 1735
5 May 1708 Robert Cecil 6 Nov 1670 23 Feb 1716 45
6 Oct 1710 Henry St.John,later [1712] 1st Viscount 16 Sep 1678 12 Dec 1751 73
Bolingbroke  [he was also returned for
Berkshire,for which he chose to sit]
Richard Goddard  (to 1713) 6 Jan 1676 24 Aug 1732 56
14 Dec 1710 Edmund Pleydell  (to 1715) c 1652 23 Nov 1726
28 Aug 1713 Richard Cresswell 1688 1743 55
24 Jan 1715 Sir James Long,5th baronet     c 1681 16 Mar 1729
William Northey     c 1690 11 Nov 1738
21 Mar 1722 Robert Murray  7 Jan 1689 25 Mar 1738 49
William Chetwynd     c 1691 24 Jul 1744
17 Aug 1727 John St.John,later [1742] 2nd Viscount St.John  3 May 1702 26 Nov 1748 46
John Crosse,later [1738] 2nd baronet        1700 12 Mar 1762 61
24 Apr 1734 Sir Robert Long,6th baronet     c 1705 10 Feb 1767
Nicholas Robinson  1 Feb 1753
 6 May 1741 Robert Neale  (to 1754) 27 May 1706  3 Jul 1776 70
John Harvey-Thursby     c 1711  1 Jun 1764
29 Jun 1747 Martin Madan  1 Jul 1700  4 Mar 1756 55
15 Apr 1754 John Probyn  3 Feb 1703 22 Mar 1773 70
Thomas Estcourt Cresswell  (to 1774) 22 Jul 1712 14 Nov 1788 76
27 Mar 1761 Henry St.John  (to 1784)        1738  4 Apr 1818 79
 6 Oct 1774 Robert Scott     c 1746  6 Feb 1808
 9 Sep 1780 William Strahan 24 Mar 1715  9 Jul 1785 70
 3 Apr 1784 George Augustus North,later [1792] 3rd Earl of
Guilford 11 Sep 1757 20 Apr 1802 44
Robert Seymour Conway 20 Dec 1748 23 Nov 1831 82
18 Jun 1790 John Thomas Stanley,later [1807] 7th baronet
and [1839] 1st Baron Stanley of Alderley 26 Nov 1766 23 Oct 1850 83
John Christopher Burton Dawnay, 
5th Viscount Downe [I] 15 Nov 1764 18 Feb 1832 67
27 May 1796 John Denison c 1758 6 May 1820
Edward Clarke 28 Nov 1770 13 Dec 1826 56
 7 Jul 1802 Henry St.John        1738  4 Apr 1818 79
Robert Williams  (to 1807) 11 Feb 1767 10 Mar 1847 80
18 Dec 1802 Peter William Baker     c 1756 25 Aug 1815
 3 Nov 1806 Robert Knight 3 Mar 1768 5 Jan 1855 86
 9 May 1807 John Murray,later [1811] 8th baronet  (to 1811)     c 1768 15 Oct 1827
John Cheesment (Severn from Aug 1807) 27 Oct 1781 17 Dec 1875 94
 2 Feb 1808 Benjamin Walsh  [expelled 5 Mar 1812]     c 1775  after 1818
For further information on this MP,see
the note at the foot of this page
14 May 1811 Robert Knight  (to Oct 1812) 3 Mar 1768 5 Jan 1855 86
14 Mar 1812 John Attersoll  (to Apr 1813)     c 1784 24 Dec 1822
 7 Oct 1812 James Kibblewhite 10 Jun 1770 3 Nov 1845 75
11 Mar 1813 Richard Ellison  (to 1820) 1754 7 Jul 1827 73
 6 Apr 1813 Robert Rickards 28 Mar 1769 30 Jun 1836 67
 8 Jul 1816 William Taylor Money  4 Sep 1769  3 Apr 1834 64
16 Mar 1820 Horace Twiss 28 Feb 1787  4 May 1849 62
George Philips,later [1828] 1st baronet 24 Mar 1766  3 Oct 1847 81
30 Jul 1830 Philip Henry Stanhope,styled Viscount Mahon,
later [1855] 5th Earl Stanhope  (to 1832) 30 Jan 1805 24 Dec 1875 70
Thomas Hyde Villiers 27 Jan 1801 3 Dec 1832 31
30 Apr 1831 Henry John George Herbert,styled Baron
Porchester,later [1833] 3rd Earl of Carnarvon  8 Jun 1800 10 Dec 1849 49
 CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1832 
  WORCESTER (WORCESTERSHIRE)
10 Apr 1660 Thomas Street  (to 1681) 13 Oct 1625 8 Mar 1696 70
Thomas Hall 5 Aug 1619 28 Sep 1667 48
 9 Apr 1661 Sir Rowland Berkeley c 1613 c Apr 1696
18 Feb 1679 Sir Francis Winnington  (to 1685) 7 Nov 1634 1 May 1700 65
15 Feb 1681 Henry Herbert,later [1694] 1st Baron 
Herbert of Chirbury 24 Jul 1654 22 Jan 1709 54
 7 Apr 1685 William Bromley  (to 1701) 26 Jun 1656 5 Aug 1707 51
Bridges Nanfan 25 Mar 1623 4 Jun 1704 81
11 Jan 1689 Sir John Somers,later [1697] 1st Baron Somers 4 Mar 1651 26 Apr 1716 65
5 Dec 1693 Samuel Swift  [he was unseated on petition c 1659 8 Feb 1718
in favour of Charles Cocks 7 Feb 1694]
7 Feb 1694 Charles Cocks 9 Sep 1646 early 1727 80
5 Nov 1695 Samuel Swift  (to 1718) c 1659 8 Feb 1718
21 Jan 1701 Thomas Wylde  (to 1727)     c 1670 12 Apr 1740
 7 Mar 1718 Samuel Sandys,later [1743] 1st Baron Sandys
(to 1744) 10 Aug 1695 21 Apr 1770 74
29 Aug 1727 Sir Richard Lane     c 1667 29 Mar 1756
 3 May 1734 Richard Lockwood        1676 30 Aug 1756 80
23 May 1741 Thomas Winnington  (to 1746) 31 Dec 1696 23 Apr 1746 49
10 Jan 1744 Sir Henry Harpur,5th baronet  (to 1747)      c 1708  7 Jun 1748
13 May 1746 Thomas Vernon  (to 1761)  7 Jun 1724  9 Dec 1771 47
 1 Jul 1747 Thomas Geers Winford   [he was unseated on     c 1697 23 May 1753
petition in favour of Robert Tracy 11 Feb 1748]
11 Feb 1748 Robert Tracy     c 1706 28 Sep 1767
19 Apr 1754 Henry Crabb-Boulton  (to 1773)     c 1709  8 Oct 1773
30 Mar 1761 John Walsh  (to 1780)        1726  9 Mar 1795 68
25 Nov 1773 Thomas Bates Rous     c 1739  1 Feb 1799
Election declared void 8 Feb 1774
 1 Mar 1774 Nicholas Lechmere 18 Dec 1733 20 Mar 1807 73
12 Oct 1774 Thomas Bates Rous  (to 1784)     c 1739  1 Feb 1799
19 Sep 1780 William Ward,later [1788] 3rd Viscount Dudley
and Ward of Dudley  (to 1789) 21 Jan 1750 25 Apr 1823 73
 2 Apr 1784 Samuel Smith  (to 1790) 19 Mar 1755 15 Jun 1793 38
 4 Mar 1789 Edmund Wigley  (to 1802)        1758  9 Sep 1821 63
26 Jun 1790 Edmund Lechmere 1747 31 Oct 1798 51
26 May 1796 Abraham Robarts  (to 1816) 27 Sep 1745 26 Nov 1816 71
 
 5 Jul 1802 Joseph Scott,later [1806] 1st baronet 31 Mar 1752 17 Jun 1828 76
29 Oct 1806 Henry Bromley     c 1761        1837
17 Feb 1807 William Gordon (Duff-Gordon from 1813),later
[1815] 2nd baronet  (to 1818) 8 Apr 1772 8 Mar 1823 50
23 Dec 1816 George William Coventry,styled Viscount
Deerhurst,later [1831] 8th Earl of Coventry  16 Oct 1784 15 May 1843 58
(to 1826)
23 Jun 1818 Thomas Henry Hastings Davies  (to 1835) 27 Jan 1789 11 Dec 1846 57
16 Jun 1826 George Richard Robinson  (to 1837) c 1781 24 Aug 1850
 8 Jan 1835 Joseph Bailey,later [1852] 1st baronet 21 Jan 1783 20 Nov 1858 75
(to 1847)
22 Jul 1837 Thomas Henry Hastings Davies 27 Jan 1789 11 Dec 1846 57
29 Jun 1841 Sir Thomas Wilde,later [1850] 1st Baron Truro  7 Jul 1782 11 Nov 1855 73
 8 Jul 1846 Sir Denis Le Marchant,1st baronet 3 Jul 1795 30 Oct 1874 79
30 Jul 1847 Osman Ricardo  (to 1865) 25 May 1795  2 Jan 1881 85
Francis Rufford 1854
28 Apr 1852 William Laslett        1801 26 Jan 1884 82
12 Mar 1860 Richard Padmore  (to 1868) 1789 12 Jan 1881 91
12 Jul 1865 Alexander Clunes Sheriff  (to 1878)        1816 17 Mar 1878 61
17 Nov 1868 William Laslett        1801 26 Jan 1884 82
 6 Feb 1874 Thomas Rowley Hill  (to 1885)        1816  9 Oct 1896 80
28 Mar 1878 John Derby Allcroft 19 Jul 1822 29 Jul 1893 71
3 Apr 1880 Aeneas John McIntyre 6 Dec 1821 19 Sep 1889 67
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1885
25 Nov 1885 George Higginson Allsopp 28 Mar 1846  9 Sep 1907 61
17 Jan 1906 George Henry Williamson 14 Jan 1845    Mar 1918 73
[he was unseated on petition 25 May 1906.
Writ suspended until Feb 1908]
 7 Feb 1908 Edward Alfred Goulding,later [1915] 1st baronet
and [1922] 1st Baron Wargrave  5 Nov 1862 17 Jul 1936 73
15 Nov 1922 Richard Robert Fairbairn 27 May 1867 17 Oct 1941 74
 6 Dec 1923 William Pomeroy Crawford Greene 28 Jun 1884 10 May 1959 74
26 Jul 1945 George Reginald Ward,later [1960] 1st
Viscount Ward of Witley 20 Nov 1907 15 Jun 1988 80
16 Mar 1961 Peter Edward Walker,later [1992] Baron 
Walker of Worcester [L] 25 Mar 1932 23 Jun 2010 78
9 Apr 1992 Peter James Luff  [kt 2014] 18 Feb 1955
1 May 1997 Michael John Foster 14 Mar 1963
6 May 2010 Robin Caspar Walker 4 Jun 1978
  WORCESTERSHIRE
11 Apr 1660 Henry Bromley 5 Mar 1632 20 Sep 1670 38
John Talbot 7 Jun 1630 13 Mar 1714 83
10 Apr 1661 Sir John Pakington,2nd baronet 13 Aug 1621 3 Jan 1680 58
Samuel Sandys  (to 1681) 15 Jun 1615 5 Apr 1685 69
19 Feb 1679 Thomas Foley  (to 1685) c 1641 1 Feb 1701
16 Feb 1681 Bridges Nanfan 25 Mar 1623 4 Jun 1704 81
 8 Apr 1685 Sir John Pakington,3rd baronet c 1649 28 Mar 1688
James Pytts c 1627 c 1686
15 Jan 1689 Sir James Rushout,1st baronet 22 Mar 1644 16 Feb 1738 93
Thomas Foley  (to 1698) c 1641 1 Feb 1701
5 Mar 1690 Sir John Pakington,4th baronet 16 Mar 1671 13 Aug 1727 56
6 Nov 1695 Edwin Sandys 1 Oct 1659 1699 39
10 Aug 1698 Sir John Pakington,4th baronet  (to 1727) 16 Mar 1671 13 Aug 1727 56
William Walsh 6 Oct 1662 16 Mar 1708 45
26 Nov 1701 William Bromley  26 Jun 1656 5 Aug 1707 51
5 Aug 1702 William Walsh 6 Oct 1662 16 Mar 1708 45
23 May 1705 William Bromley 26 Jun 1656 5 Aug 1707 51
3 Dec 1707 Sir Thomas Cookes Winford,2nd baronet 26 Dec 1673 19 Jan 1744 70
18 Oct 1710 Samuel Pytts c 1674 15 Jan 1729
 2 Feb 1715 Thomas Vernon 25 Nov 1654  5 Feb 1721 66
 6 Mar 1721 Sir Thomas Lyttelton,4th baronet  (to 1734)        1686 14 Sep 1751 65
30 Aug 1727 Sir Herbert Perrott Pakington,5th baronet     c 1701 24 Sep 1748
(to 1741)
 1 May 1734 Edmund Lechmere  (to 1747)  4 Apr 1710 29 Mar 1805 94
20 May 1741 Edmund Pytts  (to 1753)     c 1696 24 Nov 1753
 8 Jul 1747 George William Coventry,styled Viscount
Deerhurst,later [1751] 6th Earl of Coventry 26 Apr 1722  3 Sep 1809 87
10 Apr 1751 John Bulkeley Coventry  (to 1761) 21 Mar 1724 16 Mar 1801 76
26 Dec 1753 Edmund Pytts  23 Feb 1729 13 Dec 1781 52
 8 Apr 1761 John Ward,later [1774] 2nd Viscount Dudley
and Ward of Dudley 22 Feb 1725 10 Oct 1788 63
William Dowdeswell  (to 1775) 12 Mar 1721  6 Feb 1775 53
30 May 1774 Edward Foley  (to 1803) 16 Mar 1747 22 Jun 1803 56
22 Mar 1775 William Lygon,later [1815] 1st Earl Beauchamp
(to 1806) 25 Jul 1747 21 Oct 1816 69
18 Jul 1803 John William Ward,later [1827] 1st Earl of 
Dudley  (to Nov 1806)  9 Aug 1781  6 Mar 1833 51
 3 Mar 1806 William Beauchamp Lygon,later [1816] 2nd Earl 
Beauchamp  (to 1816) 1782 12 May 1823 40
 7 Nov 1806 William Henry Lyttelton,later [1828] 3rd Baron
Lyttelton  (to 1820) 3 Apr 1782 30 Apr 1837 55
 5 Dec 1816 Henry Beauchamp Lygon,later [1853] 4th Earl 
Beauchamp  (to 1831)  5 Jan 1784  8 Sep 1863 79
13 Mar 1820 Sir Thomas Edward Winnington,3rd baronet 13 Mar 1779 24 Sep 1839 60
5 Aug 1830 Thomas Henry Foley,later [1833] 4th Baron Foley
(to 1832) 11 Dec 1808 20 Nov 1869 60
6 May 1831 Frederick Spencer,later [1845] 4th Earl Spencer 14 Apr 1798 27 Dec 1857 59
COUNTY SPLIT INTO EAST & 
WEST DIVISIONS 1832
  WORCESTERSHIRE EAST
21 Dec 1832 William Congreve Russell 15 Apr 1778 1850 72
Thomas Henry Cookes  (to 1837) c 1803 after 1892
19 Jan 1835 Edward Holland 12 Feb 1806  5 Jan 1875 68
 4 Aug 1837 Sir Horace St.Paul,2nd baronet 29 Dec 1812 28 May 1891 78
John Barneby  (to Jan 1847)    Nov 1799 c Dec 1846 47
12 Jul 1841 James Arthur Taylor  (to Aug 1847) 18 Jun 1817 14 Jun 1889 71
11 Jan 1847 George Rushout-Bowles,later [1859] 3rd
Baron Northwick  (to 1859) 30 Aug 1811 18 Nov 1887 75
 7 Aug 1847 John Hodgetts Hodgetts-Foley  (to 1861) 17 Jul 1797 13 Nov 1861 64
24 Feb 1859 Frederick Henry William Gough-Calthorpe,
later [1868] 5th Baron Calthorpe  (to Jun 1868) 24 Jul 1826 25 Jun 1893 66
20 Dec 1861 Harry Foley Vernon,later [1885] 1st
baronet  (to Nov 1868) 11 Apr 1834  1 Feb 1920 85
 1 Jun 1868 Charles George Lyttelton,later [1889] 8th
Viscount Cobham  (to 1874) 27 Oct 1842  9 Jun 1922 79
25 Nov 1868 Richard Paul Amphlett  [kt 1874] 24 May 1809  7 Dec 1883 74
16 Feb 1874 Henry Allsopp,later [1886] 1st Baron Hindlip 19 Feb 1811  3 Apr 1887 76
Thomas Eades Walker 24 Feb 1843 1917 74
14 Apr 1880 William Henry Gladstone  3 Jun 1840  4 Jul 1891 51
George Woodyatt Hastings   28 Sep 1825 21 Oct 1917 92
[expelled 21 Mar 1892 - for further information
regarding the cause of this expulsion,see the
note at the foot of this page]
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1885
30 Mar 1892 Joseph Austen Chamberlain 16 Oct 1863 16 Mar 1937 73
16 Jul 1914 Frederick Leverton Harris 17 Dec 1864 14 Nov 1926 61
   CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918 
WORCESTERSHIRE MID
 9 Jun 1983 Eric Forth 9 Sep 1944 17 May 2006 61
1 May 1997 Peter James Luff  [kt 2014] 18 Feb 1955
  WORCESTERSHIRE NORTH
 5 Dec 1885 Benjamin Hingley,later [1893] 1st baronet 11 Sep 1830 13 May 1905 74
23 Jul 1895 John William Wilson 22 Oct 1858 18 Jun 1932 73
   CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918 
  WORCESTERSHIRE SOUTH
23 Feb 1950 Rupert de la Bere [kt 1952],later [1953]
1st baronet 16 Jun 1893 25 Feb 1978 84
26 May 1955 Peter Garnett Agnew,later [1957] 1st baronet  9 Jul 1900 26 Aug 1990 90
31 Mar 1966 Sir Gerald David Nunes Nabarro 29 Jun 1913 18 Nov 1973 60
28 Feb 1974 William Michael Hardy Spicer [kt 1996],later
[2010] Baron Spicer [L] 22 Jan 1943
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
  WORCESTERSHIRE WEST
14 Dec 1832 Henry Beauchamp Lygon,later [1853] 4th 
Earl Beauchamp  (to 1853)  5 Jan 1784  8 Sep 1863 79
Thomas Henry Foley,later [1833] 4th Baron Foley 11 Dec 1808 20 Nov 1869 60
16 May 1833 Henry Jeffreys Winnington 1794 25 Aug 1873 79
       
 6 Jul 1841 Frederic Winn Knight  [kt 1886]  (to 1885) c May 1812  3 May 1897 84
28 Feb 1853 Henry Lygon,styled Viscount Elmley,later
[1863] 5th Earl Beauchamp 13 Feb 1829  4 Mar 1866 37
26 Oct 1863 Frederick Lygon,later [1866] 6th 
Earl Beauchamp 10 Nov 1830 19 Feb 1891 60
24 Mar 1866 William Edward Dowdeswell    Jun 1841 12 Jul 1893 52
 8 Jun 1876 Sir Edmund Anthony Harley Lechmere,3rd
baronet  8 Dec 1826 18 Dec 1894 68
SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885 
SEE "BEWDLEY","DROITWICH","EVESHAM",
"WORCESTERSHIRE EAST" AND
"WORCESTERSHIRE NORTH"
CONSTITUENCY RE-UNITED 1997
1 May 1997 Sir William Michael Hardy Spicer,later [2010]
Baron Spicer [L] 22 Jan 1943
6 May 2010 Harriett Mary Morison Baldwin 2 May 1960
  WORKINGTON (CUMBERLAND)
14 Dec 1918 Thomas Cape  5 Oct 1868  6 Nov 1947 79
26 Jul 1945 Thomas Frederick Peart,later [1976]
Baron Peart [L] 30 Apr 1914 26 Aug 1988 74
 4 Nov 1976 Richard Lewis Page 22 Feb 1941
 3 May 1979 Dale Norman Campbell-Savours,later [2001]
Baron Campbell-Savours [L] 23 Aug 1943
7 Jun 2001 Thomas Anthony (Tony) Cunningham 16 Sep 1952
WORSLEY (MANCHESTER)
 9 Jun 1983 Terence Lewis 29 Dec 1935
5 May 2005 Barbara Mary Keeley 26 Mar 1952
NAME ALTERED TO "WORSLEY AND 
ECCLES SOUTH" 2010
WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH (MANCHESTER)
6 May 2010 Barbara Mary Keeley 26 Mar 1952
  WORTHING
26 Jul 1945 Otho Leslie Prior-Palmer  [kt 1959] 28 Oct 1897 29 Jan 1986 88
15 Oct 1964 Terence Langley Higgins [kt 1993],later [1997]
Baron Higgins [L] 18 Jan 1928
 CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1997
  WORTHING EAST & SHOREHAM
1 May 1997 Timothy Paul Loughton 30 May 1962
  WORTHING WEST
1 May 1997 Peter James Bottomley  [kt 2011] 30 Jul 1944
THE WREKIN (SHROPSHIRE)
14 Dec 1918 Sir Charles Solomon Henry,1st baronet 28 Jan 1860 27 Dec 1919 59
 7 Feb 1920 Charles Frederick Palmer  9 Sep 1869 25 Oct 1920 51
20 Nov 1920 Sir Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend 21 Feb 1861 18 May 1924 63
15 Nov 1922 Howard Stransom Button  [kt 1936] 14 Feb 1873 18 Aug 1943 70
 6 Dec 1923 Henry Nixon        1874 15 Mar 1939 64
29 Oct 1924 Thomas Oakley        1879  4 Apr 1936 56
30 May 1929 Edith Picton-Turbervill 13 Jun 1872 31 Aug 1960 88
27 Oct 1931 James Baldwin-Webb  5 Feb 1894 17 Sep 1940 46
26 Sep 1941 William Arthur Colegate  [kt 1955]     c 1884 10 Sep 1956
26 Jul 1945 Ivor Owen Thomas 5 Dec 1898 11 Jan 1982 83
26 May 1955 William Yates 15 Sep 1921 18 Apr 2010 88
31 Mar 1966 Gerald Teasdale Fowler  1 Jan 1935 1 May 1993 58
18 Jun 1970 Joseph Anthony Porteous Trafford,later [1987]
Baron Trafford [L] 20 Jul 1932 16 Sep 1989 57
28 Feb 1974 Gerald Teasdale Fowler  1 Jan 1935 1 May 1993 58
 3 May 1979 Philip Warren Hawksley 10 Mar 1943
11 Jun 1987 Bruce Joseph Grocott,later [2001] Baron
Grocott [L] 1 Nov 1940
1 May 1997 Peter Charles Stephen Bradley 12 Apr 1953
5 May 2005 Mark Andrew Pritchard 22 Nov 1966
  WREXHAM (DENBIGHSHIRE)
14 Dec 1918 Sir Robert John Thomas,1st baronet 23 Apr 1873 27 Sep 1951 78
15 Nov 1922 Robert Richards 7 May 1884 22 Dec 1954 70
29 Oct 1924 Christmas Price Williams 25 Dec 1881 18 Aug 1965 83
30 May 1929 Robert Richards 7 May 1884 22 Dec 1954 70
27 Oct 1931 Aled Owen Roberts 17 Jul 1889 25 Aug 1949 60
14 Nov 1935 Robert Richards 7 May 1884 22 Dec 1954 70
17 Mar 1955 James Idwal Jones 30 Jun 1900 18 Oct 1982 82
18 Jun 1970 Robert Thomas Ellis 15 Mar 1924 14 Apr 2010 86
 9 Jun 1983 John Marek 24 Dec 1940
7 Jun 2001 Ian Colin Lucas 18 Sep 1960
(CHIPPING) WYCOMBE (BUCKINGHAMSHIRE)
28 Mar 1660 Edmund Petty c 1621 16 Dec 1661
Richard Browne c 1628 23 Sep 1684
Thomas Scott
Double return between Browne and Scott.
Browne declared elected 5 May 1660
20 Mar 1661 Sir Edmund Pye,1st baronet  (to Nov 1673) c 1607 28 Apr 1673
Sir John Borlase,1st baronet 21 Aug 1619 8 Aug 1672 52
15 Feb 1673 Sir John Borlase,2nd baronet  (to 1685) c 1640 1 Feb 1689
 1 Nov 1673 Robert Sawyer  [kt 1677] 20 Sep 1633 28 Jul 1692 58
 8 Feb 1679 Thomas Lewes c Jun 1657 16 Mar 1696 38
16 Mar 1685 Sir Dennis Hampson,3rd baronet c 1653 10 Apr 1719
Edward Baldwin 2 Sep 1632 21 Nov 1693 61
 7 Jan 1689 Thomas Lewes  (to 1696) c Jun 1657 16 Mar 1696 38
William Jephson c 1647 7 Jun 1691
26 Oct 1691 Charles Godfrey  (to 1713) c 1648 23 Feb 1715
28 Mar 1696 Fleetwood Dormer 14 Apr 1657 21 Oct 1723 66
21 Jul 1698 John Archdale  [because he was a Quaker 5 May 1642 4 Jul 1717 75
he refused to take the oaths]
21 Jan 1699 Thomas Archdale c 1675 9 Aug 1711
7 Jan 1701 Fleetwood Dormer 14 Apr 1657 21 Oct 1723 66
4 Oct 1710 Sir Thomas Lee,3rd baronet  (to Mar 1722) 31 Mar 1687 17 Dec 1749 62
25 Aug 1713 Sir John Wittewrong,3rd baronet 11 Jul 1673 30 Jan 1722 48
 8 Feb 1722 John Neale 11 Jul 1687 19 Dec 1746 59
24 Mar 1722 Charles Egerton     c 1694  7 Nov 1725
Henry Petty,1st Earl of Shelburne [I] 22 Oct 1675 17 Apr 1751 75
(to 1727)
 1 Feb 1726 Charles Colyear,styled Viscount Milsington,
later [1730] 2nd Earl of Portmore  [his election  27 Aug 1700  5 Jul 1785 84
was declared void 22 Feb 1726. At the 
subsequent by-election held on 3 Mar 1726,
Colyear was again returned,but he was unseated 
on petition in favour of Harry Waller 17 Mar 1726]
17 Mar 1726 Harry Waller  (to 1747)     c 1701 29 Jul 1772
17 Aug 1727 William Lee  2 Aug 1688  8 Apr 1754 65
27 Jan 1731 Sir Charles Vernon c 1683 4 Apr 1762
23 Apr 1734 Edmund Waller   [he was also returned for     c 1699 25 Apr 1771
Great Marlow,for which he chose to sit]
17 Feb 1735 Sir Charles Vernon c 1683 4 Apr 1762
4 May 1741 Edmund Waller  (to 1754)     c 1699 25 Apr 1771
27 Jun 1747 Edmund Waller     c 1725  8 Aug 1788
17 Apr 1754 John Petty,1st Earl of Shelburne [I]  (to 1760)        1706 14 May 1761 54
John Waller     c 1723 13 Nov 1757
10 Dec 1757 Edmund Waller  (to 1761)     c 1725  8 Aug 1788
 2 Jun 1760 William Petty,styled Viscount Fitzmaurice,
later [1784] 1st Marquess of Lansdowne  
(to Dec 1761)  2 May 1737  7 May 1805 68
28 Mar 1761 Robert Waller  (to 1790)     c 1732 c Nov 1814
 5 Dec 1761 Isaac Barre 15 Oct 1726 20 Jul 1802 75
 6 Oct 1774 Thomas Fitzmaurice    Jul 1742 28 Oct 1793 51
 6 Sep 1780 Charles Stanhope,styled Viscount Mahon,later
[1786] 3rd Earl Stanhope  3 Aug 1753 15 Dec 1816 63
15 Mar 1786 John Henry Petty,styled Earl Wycombe,later
[1805] 2nd Marquess of Lansdowne  (to 1802)  6 Dec 1765 15 Nov 1809 43
19 Jun 1790 Sir John Jervis,later [1797] 1st Earl of 
St.Vincent  9 Jan 1735 13 Mar 1823 88
 1 Feb 1794 Sir Francis Baring,1st baronet 18 Apr 1740 12 Sep 1810 70
26 May 1796 Sir John Dashwood-King,4th baronet  (to 1831) c 1766 22 Oct 1849  
 6 Jul 1802 Sir Francis Baring,1st baronet 18 Apr 1740 12 Sep 1810 70
 1 Nov 1806 Sir Thomas Baring,2nd baronet  (to 1832) 12 Jun 1772  3 Apr 1848 75
30 Apr 1831 Robert John Smith,later [1838] 2nd Baron
Carrington  (to 1838) 16 Jan 1796 17 Mar 1868 72
26 Jun 1832 Charles Grey 15 Mar 1804 31 Mar 1870 66
24 Jul 1837 George Henry Dashwood,later [1849] 5th
baronet  (to 1862) 24 Jan 1792  4 Mar 1862 70
23 Oct 1838 George Robert Smith  2 May 1793 22 Feb 1869 75
 1 Jul 1841 Ralph Bernal (Osborne from 1844) 26 Mar 1808  4 Jan 1882 73
29 Jul 1847 Martin Tucker Smith  (to 1865)  6 Jul 1803 10 Oct 1880 77
18 Mar 1862 John Remington Mills  (to 1868)        1798 22 Nov 1879 81
11 Jul 1865 Charles Robert Wynn-Carington,later [1868]
3rd Baron Carrington, [1895] 1st Earl Carrington
and [1912] 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire 16 May 1843 13 Jun 1928 85
11 Apr 1868 William Henry Peregrine Carington  [kt 1911] 28 Jul 1845  7 Oct 1914 69
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1868
10 Mar 1883 Gerard Smith  [kt 1895] 12 Dec 1839 28 Oct 1920 80
28 Nov 1885 Richard George Penn Curzon-Howe,styled
Viscount Curzon,later [1900] 4th Earl Howe 28 Apr 1861 10 Jan 1929 67
12 Oct 1900 William Henry Grenfell,later [1905] 1st Baron
Desborough 30 Oct 1855  9 Jan 1945 89
23 Jan 1906 Thomas Arnold Herbert  1 Sep 1863 22 Nov 1940 77
21 Jan 1910 Sir Charles Alfred Cripps,later [1914] 1st
Baron Parmoor  3 Oct 1852 30 Jun 1941 88
18 Feb 1914 William Baring du Pre 5 Apr 1875 23 Aug 1946 71
 6 Dec 1923 Vera Florence Annie Woodhouse,Lady
Terrington 11 Jan 1889 19 May 1973 84
29 Oct 1924 Sir Alfred William Fortescue Knox 30 Oct 1870  9 Mar 1964 93
26 Jul 1945 John Edwin Haire,later [1965] Baron Haire
of Whiteabbey [L] 14 Nov 1908  7 Oct 1966 57
25 Oct 1951 William Waldorf Astor,later [1952] 3rd
Viscount Astor 13 Aug 1907  8 Mar 1966 58
 4 Nov 1952 John Hall  [kt 1973] 21 Sep 1911 19 Jan 1978 66
27 Apr 1978 Raymond William Whitney  [kt 1997] 28 Nov 1930 15 Aug 2012 81
7 Jun 2001 Paul Alexander Cyril Goodman 17 Nov 1959
6 May 2010 Steven John Baker 6 Jun 1971
WYRE (LANCASHIRE)
 9 Jun 1983 Sir Walter Clegg 18 Apr 1920 15 Apr 1994 73
11 Jun 1987 Keith Douglas Rowland Mans 10 Feb 1946
NAME ALTERED TO "LANCASTER
AND WYRE" 1997
WYRE FOREST (WORCESTERSHIRE)
 9 Jun 1983 James Esmond Bulmer 19 May 1935
11 Jun 1987 Anthony Michael Vincent Coombs 18 Nov 1952
1 May 1997 David Anthony Lock 2 May 1960
7 Jun 2001 Richard Taylor 7 Jul 1934
6 May 2010 Mark Robert Timothy Garnier 26 Feb 1963
WYRE AND PRESTON NORTH (LANCASHIRE)
6 May 2010 Robert Ben Lobban Wallace 15 May 1970
  WYTHENSHAWE (MANCHESTER)
23 Feb 1950 Eveline Hill 16 Apr 1898 22 Sep 1973 75
15 Oct 1964 Alfred Morris,later [1997] Baron Morris of
Manchester [L] 23 Mar 1928 12 Aug 2012 84
  NAME ALTERED TO "WYTHENSHAWE
AND SALE EAST" 1997
WYTHENSHAWE AND
SALE EAST (MANCHESTER)
1 May 1997 Paul Gerard Goggins 16 Jun 1953 7 Jan 2014 60
13 Feb 2014 Michael Joseph Patrick Kane
The Wolverhampton East by-election of 1908 - the first vote cast by a woman?
This by-election was caused by the raising to the peerage of the sitting member, Henry
Hartley Fowler, who was created Viscount Wolverhampton. At that time, women had not
yet been granted the right to vote, and the Suffragette movement was in full swing.
However, due to a clerical error, a woman was allowed to vote in this by-election, as is
shown in the following report from 'The Times' of 6 May 1908:-
'The Suffragists have secured a triumph. Throughout the day they have been full of 
enthusiasm of behalf of the Unionist candidate [Leopold Amery]. At each of the stations
women have been placed, and as electors came up they urged them to vote against the
Government. They proudly boasted that they had polled a woman voter. Some one informed
them that a woman was upon the Parliamentary register, and investigation proved that this
was correct. She was discovered a day or two ago, and she expressed her willingness to 
vote provided she were allowed to do so. She was assured by Mrs. Manson and other ladies
of the Women's Freedom League that there was no bar to her exercising the franchise, and
she did so. Her name is Mrs. Lois Dawson, and she lives in Red Hill-street, but her name
appeared on the register as Louis Dawson. "I suppose," said Mrs. Manson, "the Revising
Barrister thought Lois was a man, but he has been caught napping for once, and we have
polled our first vote." She explained that Liberals outside the polling station objected to Mrs.
Dawson's going in, but they got her inside. The presiding officer informed them that he had
never had such a case before, but being satisfied that she was on the register he had no
alternative but to allow her to vote.'
The by-election was won by the Liberal candidate, George Rennie Thorne, who received 
4,514 votes to Amery's 4,506, a majority of only 8. There was talk at the time of demanding
a scrutiny of the poll, but this does not appear to have taken place. If it had, there seems
little doubt that Lois Dawson's vote would have been discarded.
William Frederick Elliot Eden, MP for Woodstock 1806-1810
Eden was the eldest son of William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland. His body was found in the
Thames on 25 February 1810. The following account of the inquest is taken from "The
Morning Chronicle" of 27 February 1810:-
'An Inquisition was taken yesterday at the Brown Bear public-house, Horse-ferry, 
Westminster, on the body of the Honourable William Frederick Eden, a Lieutenant-Colonel
in the Westminster Volunteers, who was found drowned in the Thames on Sunday.
'Richard Western, a bargeman, stated, that on Sunday, about half past twelve o'clock, he
was going on shore in a skiff, from a barge moored off Lambeth Palace with his apprentice,
when he perceived something drifting on the water, about 20 yards from the shore,
opposite Finch's wharf, which he took for a piece of tarpauling. It was ebb tide, and on 
approaching the object, and touching it with a boat-hook, witness discovered it to be a
body, and it immediately turned with the face upwards. The body was fastened astern,
and conveyed to the shore, when a man of the name of Swan, said it was Mr. Eden, for
whom a great reward was offered. Witness immediately went to Lord Auckland's, and a
servant-maid and a foot-boy recognized the body. It was conveyed to the Brown Bear, and
on searching the pockets a receipt was found in a pocket-book for £600 paid to Drummond
& Co., £13 in notes, some silver, and a gold watch and seal, besides other articles.
According to the appearance of the body, witness supposed it might have been a fortnight
in the water, but it might have been six weeks at this season of the year, if buried in sand.
A scratch visible in the forehead might have been occasioned by the gravel.
'Mr. Holt, Surgeon, in Abingdon-street, stated that he saw the deceased on Friday evening,
the 19th of January, the day he was missing. He was with Mr. Stables, the Adjutant of the
Westminster corps, who lives in Mr. Holt's house. He had called at witness's house to inquire
for Mr. Stables, on Wednesday and Thursday. It was between seven and eight o'clock on
Friday evening witness saw the deceased in Mr. Stables' apartments; and some time after,
whilst writing in the parlour, he heard him in the passage trying to get out, and witness 
went with a light. The deceased had thrown down a long broom, which prevented him from
opening the door, and witness jocularly observed, "You are shouldering your musket, 
Colonel." He seemed not to regard what witness said, and he went out without making any 
reply, which witness thought was rather strange, as they were acquainted. Witness never
conceived the deceased to be in the least deranged.
'Mr Stables stated, that the deceased called on him at 9 o'clock in the morning of Friday, 
and witness called on the Colonel at 11, and paid him £600 on account of the corps. The 
deceased called on witness again at five, and after absenting himself a short time, he 
returned and stayed an hour and a half. They were settling some military matters, and the
deceased started from his chair on a sudden, and went down stairs, before witness could
even ring for a servant, without saying a word. He had previously desired Mr. Stables to
call on him on Monday morning, at 11 o'clock, and bring the papers with him. Witness knew
the deceased well, but he never considered him in the least deranged. He had been 
informed that the deceased went home to Lord Auckland's after he had left him, and he 
made his own tea, and appeared perfectly sane.
'Major Jones, belonging to the Westminster corps, knew the Colonel well, and he never
conceived an idea that he was deranged - and this was corroborated by Mr. Figg, Lord
Auckland's Steward. On a question being put by the Coroner, Mr Holt was of opinion that
at this season of the year a body might be a month or five weeks in the water without
being putrid, and until in that state it never floated.
'There was no person from Lord Auckland's, excepting Mr. Figg, and the Jury returned a
special verdict of "Found drowned in the river, but by what means it came there, there
was no evidence before the Jury." - The body had been missing more than five weeks.
'The man who found the body will receive £50.'
Robert Gee VC, MP for Woolwich East 1921-1922 and Bosworth 1924-1927
Gee was a temporary Captain in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers when, on 30 
November 1917, he won a Victoria Cross for his actions at Masnières in France.
His citation reads:-
"For most conspicuous bravery, initiative, and determination when an attack by a strong
enemy force pierced our line and captured a brigade headquarters and ammunition dump.
Capt. Gee, finding himself a prisoner, killed one of the enemy with his spiked stick, and
succeeded in escaping. He then organised a party of the brigade staff, with which he 
attacked the enemy fiercely, closely followed and supported by two companies of infantry.
By his own personal bravery and prompt action he, aided by his orderlies, cleared the
locality.
"Captain Gee established a defensive flank on the outskirts of the village, then finding that
an enemy machine gun was still in action, with a revolver in each hand and followed by 
one man, he rushed and captured the gun, killing eight of the crew. At this time he was
wounded, but refused to have the wound dressed until he was satisfied that the defence
was organised."
Gee was elected to the House of Commons in a by-election in Woolwich East in March 1921.
His defeated opponent was Ramsay Macdonald, later to become the first Labour Prime
Minister of Great Britain. The election was seen as being a fight between a war hero and a
pacifist who had opposed the war, with the war hero winning.
Benjamin Walsh, MP for Wootton Bassett 1808-1812
The following note on Benjamin Walsh was written by my friend Paul Buttle, and is here
reproduced with his kind permission. Paul has written a compendium (available on Lulu.com)
which outlines the parliamentary histories of each of the 'rotten boroughs' which were
abolished following the passing of the 1832 Reform Act.
Walsh was elected to represent Wootton Bassett after paying £5000 for his seat. He 
bought the seat to avoid being imprisoned for debt after losing money as a lottery 
contractor. Even though he was declared a bankrupt and expelled from the stock
exchange soon afterwards, this did not prevent him from obtaining the trust of no less a
person than the Solicitor General, Sir Thomas Plumer, who employed Walsh as his
stockbroker.
 
On the 4th December, 1811 Sir Thomas gave Walsh £22,000 worth of stock to convert 
into exchequer bills. Walsh converted the stock into cash, but bought only £6000 worth of
exchequer bills; £1,200 he used to pay back the money he owed to his brother, whose
need was particularly pressing, and the balance he used to finance his planned decampment
to America. To this end, he purchased £11,000 worth of American stock. On the 5th of
December, Walsh gave Sir Thomas the £6000 worth of exchequer bills he had obtained for
him and made excuses as to why he had not obtained the rest. Later that day, or the
following day, he left London for Falmouth where he planned to board a vessel that would
take him to Lisbon, from whence he intended to sail for America.
 
Some little time after Walsh left his presence Sir Thomas, perhaps feeling matters were not 
quite as they should be, decided to call in on his bank that evening. There he discovered 
the business that Walsh was conducting for him was not quite in order. The next day he
therefore called at Walsh's office and discovered he was gone. Sir Thomas realised he had 
been duped, with the result that a hunt for Walsh was set in motion.
 
Whilst on the run Walsh posted his brother a letter explaining what he had done, which in
part read "Sir Thomas Plumer employed me to sell a large sum of stock to pay for an estate,
and I have withheld a part of the proceeds. I might have taken it all; but thought my crime
enough for my future life to answer for, to take what I conceived would be sufficient to
maintain my family in competence and pay those debts which hung heaviest on my mind."
This letter proved to be Walsh's undoing, for he took advantage of his right to free postage
as an MP, and franked the letter with his own signature. The letter was consequently
intercepted by the authorities who thereby became aware of his location. Walsh was
apprehended in Falmouth on the 9th of December, just three days after the hunt for him
had begun.
 
Walsh’s trial, which attracted much public interest, took place on the 15th January, 1812, 
37 days after his arrest. It lasted a day, by the end of which he was found guilty, subject 
to the verdict being reviewed by a panel of judges. On the 14th of February, the said 
panel of judges (ten in all) surprisingly decided that Walsh was guiltless of having committed
a felony, seemingly because Plumer's stock had been handed to Walsh rather than being
stolen by him. The judges recommended a pardon, which was granted by the Prince Regent
on the 20th. Notwithstanding this pardon, however, moves were made in the House of 
Commons on the 25th of February to seek Walsh's expulsion. As Walsh refused to attend
the House, his case was not considered until the 5th of March when, by a vote of 101 to
16, the House voted for his expulsion. 
In the year following his expulsion, Walsh became a newspaper proprietor after purchasing
a Plymouth newspaper. This venture, however, failed within a couple of years.
                                       ************************
Walsh's entry in the 'Newgate Calendar' reads as follows;-
 
BENJAMIN WALSH, ESQ., M.P.
Convicted in 1812 of stealing a Large Sum 
of Money from Sir Thomas Plumer, his Majesty's
Solicitor-General, and pardoned on a Case reserved
for the Opinion of the Twelve Judges
'Mr Benjamin Walsh had long been known in the City of London as a dashing mercantile
character. In co-partnership with Mr Nisbett he contracted with the Chancellor of the
Exchequer for a lottery of fifty thousand tickets. This proved, to such a man as Walsh, a
very lucky speculation. He rubbed off his debts by a Statute of Bankruptcy, and soon 
procured for himself a seat in the Parliament of his country.
 
'Walsh and Nisbett bustled through their broken fortunes and, from the counting-house
desk, the former, as we have already observed, was placed in the seat of a legislator for
his country. There, among "the great men, the grave men, and the sage men of the land,"
he beheld a fair field for the exercise of his talents. Elevation to rank and power soon wipes
away every former stain of reputation, and effaces each blot of character.
 
'Among the dignified of the House of Commons, Sir Thomas Plumer, it seemed, had not a
whit worse opinion of his brother Member, Walsh, than if no lottery contract had been
made, nor any bankruptcy against him issued forth, In short, Sir Thomas entrusted him with 
a very large sum of money to purchase government securities; but Walsh laid it out in the 
stocks of the United States of America in his own name, and ran off towards that land of 
refuge for the guilty. He was, however, fortunately overtaken by the arm of justice at the
port from whence he intended to fly his native country. 
 
'Walsh was pursued by the solicitor of the duped knight and a Bow Street runner, to 
Falmouth; to which port it was discovered he had fled by stopping his letters, under a
government order, at the General Post Office. Young Members of Parliament were fond of
franking the letters of their friends; and it appeared that Walsh was so very tenacious of
this prerogative that, in an ignominious concealed flight, he still endorsed his letters "FREE
B. WALSH."
'This degenerate legislator for his country was, like the meanest felon, arraigned at the bar
of the Old Bailey, charged with feloniously stealing twenty-two bank-notes of one thousand
pounds each, and one bank-note for two hundred pounds, the property of Sir Thomas 
Plumer, Kt. with intent to defraud him of the said sum of money; in other counts of the 
indictment the offence was variously charged, to which the prisoner pleaded not guilty.
 
'Mr Garrow, in stating the case on the part of the prosecution, observed that if it had been 
possible for the prosecutor in this action to have extended indulgence or commiseration
towards the unfortunate prisoner at the bar, the honourable and humane feelings and
character of the prosecutor would have most willingly abstained from the present 
prosecution; but from the nature of the case he was called upon to discharge an important
public duty which was indispensable. The prosecutor was his Majesty's Solicitor-General,
and had long been acquainted with the gentleman whom he now had the painful duty to
prosecute. His father had been a director of the Bank of England, and from this the
prosecutor was induced to trust the prisoner as a stockbroker. He then proceeded to 
state the case as it appeared in evidence, from which he concluded, that at the time of
the prisoner's getting the means into his power, it was his intention to perpetrate the
felony.
 
'Sir Thomas Plumer, being sworn, stated that he had for many years employed the prisoner
as a stockbroker, and in the month of August last apprised him that he had made a contract
for the purchase of an estate, for which he was to pay at Michaelmas, and it would be 
necessary for him to sell out stock to a considerable amount. The prisoner advised at that
time to postpone selling out, as he expected a considerable rise in stock, and the longer he
postponed it the better, but in November the prisoner urged him strongly to sell out, as 
stock would fall considerably, saying he had consulted the most intelligent persons upon the 
subject. In consequence of this he gave him authority to sell out stock to the amount of
thirteen thousand, four hundred pounds of three per cents, and eighteen thousand, six
hundred pounds of reduced Consols. On the following day he called at the prisoner's office
in the city, who told him he had made the contract for the sale, and it was agreed to be
transferred on the Wednesday or Thursday following, which accordingly took place. He
then consulted the prisoner on the best way of disposing of the money until he should want
it, and he advised the purchase of Exchequer bills, but it was then, he said, too late in the
day for that purpose. The next day the prisoner called at his chambers at Lincoln's Inn, and
gave him a cheque on Messrs Goslings, his bankers, for twenty-two thousand pounds, for 
the purpose of purchasing these Exchequer bills, and he promised to return with them that
day at four o'clock; this was on Thursday, the 5th of December. He returned about half-
past four, appeared agitated, and complained of an asthma; and after a little pause told him
he had made the contract with Mr Trotter, Mr Coutts's broker; but the Exchequer bills could
not be delivered until Saturday, as they were locked up in the bank, and Mr Coutts was not
in town; and that he should call on that day at three o'clock. At that time he produced
six thousand pounds in Exchequer bills, which he said he would lodge with his bankers,
along with the receipt for the balance. He afterwards inquired at his bankers, and found the
Exchequer bills for six thousand pounds were lodged, but no receipt, and he never saw the
prisoner after until he saw him in Bow Street.
 
'William Ewins, clerk at Goslings & Co.'s, proved the payment of the cheque for twenty-two
pounds to the prisoner in person' Mr William Hannan proved the purchase of six thousand,
five hundred pounds in Exchequer bills, by order of the prisoner; and George Hankley, his
clerk, proved the delivery of them to the prisoner.
'The case on the part of the prosecution being closed, the prisoner declined making any 
defence.
 
'Mr Scarlet, for the prisoner, in addressing the Court, hoped he would not be understood to
entertain any other sentiments of this offence that a conviction of the moral turpitude of 
the prisoner - and he was satisfied the prisoner himself entertained no other sentiment, and 
felt all the contrition belonging to such a crime - but it now became his duty to make such
objections as occurred to him. First, there could be no charge of this sort for stealing the
cheque, for it was in evidence the prosecutor had given it to the prisoner for a specific
purpose, and it was not altogether misapplied, for he had purchased some Exchequer bills,
and the law did not allow the act of felony to be in part separated. The second objection
was under the statute of the second year of the reign of George II, by which the security
intended by the legislature was to such property as was still available to the party himself -
in this case the prosecutor had parted with all control over the cheque by delivering it to
the prisoner. Thirdly, the felonious intent of the party taking was not in itself sufficient to
constitute a felony when the party to whom the property belonged had relinquished his
control over it. In support of these objections, he referred to several cases in point.
 
'After some observations by Mr Garrow, Mr Scarlet and Mr Alley, it was agreed that the
jury should find a verdict subject to the future judgment of the twelve judges upon the
Chief Baron's report.
 
'The Chief Baron acquiesced in this arrangement, and then, addressing the jury, adverted
to that part of the evidence which went to show the previous intent of the prisoner to
commit the felony; observing, at the same time, that it was impossible, upon such evidence,
not to find the prisoner guilty; who, in consequence of the objections made by his counsel,
would have all the benefit of the judgment of the twelve judges hereafter.
 
'The jury immediately returned a verdict of guilty.
 
'During the whole of the trial the prisoner was much affected. The court was exceedingly
crowded from an early hour, and several Members of both Houses of Parliament attended to
witness this extraordinary trial.
'The judges who presided at the trial of Walsh, by no means satisfied with the verdict,
reserved a case for their brethren. The result of their opinion will be found in the following
report to the Lord Chief Baron, and the pardon of the Prince Regent:-
                      THE LORD CHIEF BARON TO MR SECRETARY RYDER
 
February 15, 1812          .
    SIR - I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of his Royal Highness the
Prince Regent, that Benjamin Walsh was indicted before me at the last sessions held at the
Old Bailey, for stealing from Sir Thomas Plumer a certain order for the payment of twenty-
two thousand, two hundred pounds, and also stealing bank-notes to that amount.
The facts of his having formed the design of converting this money to his use, and of
actually so converting much the greater part of it, were proved without contradiction. But
doubts having occurred to Mr Justice Le Blanc and myself (Mr Justice Chambre being absent
from indisposition), the case was reserved for the judges to consider whether the facts 
proved amounted to the crime of larceny.
 
The argument of counsel concluded last night; and the case was considered by ten judges
present (two being confined by illness), who were of opinion that the facts proved did not,
in estimation of law, amount to felony.
The prisoner having been convicted of that offence, I am humbly to recommend him as a
proper object of his Majesty's pardon. I am, etc
(Signed) AR MACDONALD'
George Woodyatt Hastings , MP for Worcestershire East 1880-1892
Hastings was expelled from the House of Commons on 21 March 1892 after being sentenced
to five years' imprisonment after pleading guilty to fraudulent conversion. Hastings had been
the trustee, under the will of a Mr. John Brown, of property which he appropriated for his
own use.
 
In sentencing Hastings, the judge said "You have pleaded guilty to an indictment which
charges you with misappropriating trust money committed to your charge. Having read the
depositions, I have no doubt you are guilty of that offence. In the year 1876 you, in 
conjunction with Mr. Curzon, became joint trustee of the property which the late Major 
Brown left by his will as a provision for his four children. The minimum amount you came
into possession of was £28,000. It is stated by counsel for the Crown that the advance in
the value of the securities raised it far above that sum. For ten years you remained trustee
with Mr. Curzon, till 1886. In that year Mr. Curzon died. From 1886 down almost to the
present time you have remained sole trustee. You have told me to-day, and I am willing to
accept it, that when Mr. Curzon died you suggested that Major Brown should be trustee, or,
failing that, that Mr. Willis Bond should be appointed. As a matter of fact neither of these
gentlemen was appointed trustee with you. It is manifest from the depositions that from the
date of Mr. Curzon's death down to the present time you have been plundering that trust.
I cannot use any other expression when I read the depositions. That trust - take it, if you
like, as £28,000 - you brought down to a sum the very most in your favour of £7,000. So
that of the money of the four children you appropriated £20,000, if not £30,000. You have
practically left the four children of Major Brown on the verge of want. That these
beneficiaries had good ground to trust to your integrity and honour no one can doubt: the
witnesses called prove it. Member for your county of Worcester, for some time chairman of
quarter sessions, yet during the whole of those years, while the beneficiaries were relying
upon you to take care of property entrusted to you, you have been making away with it,
and now you leave them with the paltry sum of £7,000. I know the severity of the sentence
which I am called upon to pass to a man in your position, and I wish I could pass a lighter
one. I cannot pass the case by. The sentence is five years' penal servitude."
  
 
 
 
 
 
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