THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
CONSTITUENCIES BEGINNING WITH "S"
Last updated 07/01/2014
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
SHANKILL (BELFAST)
14 Dec 1918 Samuel McGuffin 18 Aug 1863 21 Nov 1952 89
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922
SHEFFIELD (YORKSHIRE)
15 Dec 1832 John Parker (to 1852) 21 Oct 1799 5 Sep 1881 81
James Silk Buckingham 25 Aug 1786 30 Jun 1855 68
29 Jul 1837 Henry George Ward 27 Feb 1797 2 Aug 1860 63
3 May 1849 John Arthur Roebuck (to 1868) 28 Dec 1802 30 Nov 1879 76
7 Jul 1852 George Hadfield (to 1874) 28 Dec 1787 21 Apr 1879 81
18 Nov 1868 Anthony John Mundella (to 1885) 1825 21 Jul 1897 72
4 Feb 1874 John Arthur Roebuck 28 Dec 1802 30 Nov 1879 76
21 Dec 1879 Samuel Danks Waddy 1830 30 Dec 1902 72
3 Apr 1880 Charles Beilby Stuart-Wortley,later [1917] 1st
Baron Stuart of Wortley 15 Sep 1851 24 Apr 1926 74
SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "ATTERCLIFFE","BRIGHTSIDE",
"ECCLESALL","HALLAM" AND
"SHEFFIELD CENTRAL"
SHEFFIELD CENTRAL
25 Nov 1885 Charles Edward Howard Vincent [kt 1896] 31 May 1849 7 Apr 1908 58
21 Apr 1908 James Fitzalan Hope,later [1932] 1st Baron
Rankeillour 11 Dec 1870 14 Feb 1949 78
30 May 1929 Philip Christopher Hoffman 26 Jun 1878 20 Apr 1959 80
27 Oct 1931 William Whytehead Boulton,later [1944] 1st
baronet 10 Jan 1873 9 Jan 1949 75
26 Jul 1945 Harry Morris,later [1950] 1st Baron Morris
of Kenwood 7 Oct 1893 1 Jul 1954 60
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
BUT REVIVED 1983
9 Jun 1983 Richard George Caborn 6 Oct 1943
6 May 2010 Paul Blomfield 25 Aug 1953
SHEFFIELD SOUTH EAST
6 May 2010 Clive James Charles Betts 13 Jan 1950
SHERWOOD (NOTTINGHAMSHIRE)
9 Jun 1983 Andrew Struthers Stewart 27 May 1937 6 Oct 2013 76
9 Apr 1992 Simon Patrick Tipping 24 Oct 1949
6 May 2010 Mark Steven Spencer 20 Jan 1970
SHETTLESTON (GLASGOW)
14 Dec 1918 Thomas Benjamin Stratton Adair 6 Nov 1861 12 Aug 1928 66
15 Nov 1922 John Wheatley 19 May 1869 12 May 1930 60
26 Jun 1930 John McGovern 13 Dec 1887 14 Feb 1968 80
8 Oct 1959 Myer Galpern [kt 1960],later [1979] Baron
Galpern [L] 1 Jan 1903 23 Sep 1993 90
3 May 1979 David Marshall 7 May 1941
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 2005
SHIPLEY (YORKSHIRE)
2 Dec 1885 Joseph Craven 1825 29 Nov 1914 89
Jul 1892 William Pollard Byles [kt 1911] 13 Feb 1839 15 Oct 1917 78
20 Jul 1895 James Fortescue Flannery [kt 1899],later
[1904] 1st baronet 16 Dec 1851 5 Oct 1943 91
15 Jan 1906 Percy Holden Illingworth 9 Mar 1869 3 Jan 1915 45
9 Feb 1915 Oswald Partington,later [1925] 2nd
Baron Doverdale 4 May 1872 23 Mar 1935 62
14 Dec 1918 Henry Norman Rae [kt 1922] 20 Jan 1860 31 Dec 1928 68
6 Dec 1923 William Mackinder 28 Apr 1880 8 Sep 1930 50
6 Nov 1930 James Horace Lockwood 25 May 1888 29 Nov 1972 84
14 Nov 1935 Arthur Creech Jones 15 May 1891 23 Oct 1964 73
23 Feb 1950 Geoffrey Audus Nicholson Hirst 14 Dec 1904 18 Jun 1984 79
18 Jun 1970 John Marcus Fox [kt 1986] 11 Jun 1927 16 Mar 2002 74
1 May 1997 Christopher Michael Leslie 28 Jun 1972
5 May 2005 Philip Andrew Davies 5 Jan 1972
SHOREDITCH
14 Dec 1918 Christopher Addison,later [1945] 1st Viscount
Addison 19 Jun 1869 11 Dec 1951 82
15 Nov 1922 Ernest Griffith Price 13 May 1870 5 Jan 1962 91
6 Dec 1923 Ernest Thurtle 11 Nov 1884 22 Aug 1954 69
27 Oct 1931 Charles Harold Summersby 1882 13 Aug 1961 79
14 Nov 1935 Ernest Thurtle 11 Nov 1884 22 Aug 1954 69
NAME ALTERED TO "SHOREDITCH
& FINSBURY" 1950
SHOREDITCH & FINSBURY
23 Feb 1950 Ernest Thurtle 11 Nov 1884 22 Aug 1954 69
21 Oct 1954 Victor John Collins,later [1958] Baron
Stonham [L] 1 Jul 1903 22 Dec 1971 68
27 Nov 1958 Michael Cliffe Mar 1904 9 Aug 1964 60
15 Oct 1964 Ronald William Brown 7 Sep 1921 27 Jul 2002 80
NAME ALTERED TO "HACKNEY SOUTH
& SHOREDITCH" FEB 1974
SHOREHAM (SUSSEX)
see also NEW SHOREHAM
28 Feb 1974 Richard Napier Luce [kt 1991],later [2000]
Baron Luce [L] 14 Oct 1936
9 Apr 1992 Barrie Michael Lace Stephen 25 Sep 1942
NAME ALTERED TO "EAST WORTHING
AND SHOREHAM" 1997
SHREWSBURY (SHROPSHIRE)
13 Apr 1660 Samuel Jones c 1610 3 Jan 1673
Thomas Jones (to 1677) 13 Oct 1614 May 1692 77
2 May 1661 Robert Leighton (to 1679) 30 Dec 1628 27 Apr 1689 60
17 Mar 1677 Sir Richard Corbet,2nd baronet (to 1685) 2 Sep 1640 1 Aug 1683 42
3 Feb 1679 Edward Kynaston (to 1689) 25 Mar 1641 15 Aug 1693 52
4 Apr 1685 Sir Francis Edwards,2nd baronet (to 1690) 13 May 1643 1690 47
12 Jan 1689 Andrew Newport (to 1698) 30 Nov 1622 11 Sep 1699 76
3 Mar 1690 Richard Mytton 27 Dec 1660 22 Oct 1718 57
28 Oct 1695 John Kynaston (to 1709) 21 Aug 1664 10 Sep 1733 69
25 Jul 1698 Richard Mytton 27 Dec 1660 22 Oct 1718 57
[The two sitting members (Kynaston and
Mytton) were unseated on petition in
favour of Sir Edward Leighton 20 Dec 1709.
The other seat was filled at a by-election
held on 3 Jan 1710 - see below]
20 Dec 1709 Sir Edward Leighton,1st baronet (to Oct 1710) c 1650 6 Apr 1711
3 Jan 1710 Thomas Jones c 1667 31 Jul 1715
9 Oct 1710 Edward Cressett (to 1715) 9 Jan 1727
Richard Mytton 27 Dec 1660 22 Oct 1718 57
4 Sep 1713 Thomas Jones [he was unseated on petition c 1667 31 Jul 1715
in favour of Corbet Kynaston 27 May 1714]
27 May 1714 Corbet Kynaston (to 1723) 28 Jan 1690 17 Jun 1740 50
1 Feb 1715 Thomas Jones c 1667 31 Jul 1715
21 Nov 1715 Andrew Corbet 16 Oct 1694 Feb 1757 62
28 Mar 1722 Richard Lyster c 1692 13 Apr 1766
[Both sitting members (Kynaston and Lyster)
were unseated on petition in favour of
Sir Richard Corbet and Orlando Bridgeman
9 Apr 1723]
9 Apr 1723 Sir Richard Corbet,4th baronet 21 May 1696 25 Sep 1774 78
Orlando Bridgeman,later [1747] 4th baronet 6 Jul 1695 25 Jul 1764 69
30 Aug 1727 Richard Lyster c 1692 13 Apr 1766
Sir John Astley,2nd baronet 24 Jan 1687 29 Dec 1771 84
29 Apr 1734 William Kinaston c 1682 24 Feb 1749
Sir Richard Corbet,4th baronet (to 1754) 21 May 1696 25 Sep 1774 78
9 Mar 1749 Thomas Hill (to 1768) 1693 11 Jun 1782 78
16 Apr 1754 Robert More May 1703 5 Jan 1780 76
27 Mar 1761 Robert Clive,later [1762] 1st Baron Clive
of Plassey [I] (to 17 Mar 1775) 29 Sep 1725 24 Nov 1774 49
19 Mar 1768 Noel Hill,later [1784] 1st Baron Berwick Apr 1745 16 Jan 1789 43
14 Oct 1774 Charlton Leighton,later [1780] 4th baronet 1747 9 Sep 1784 37
[he was unseated on petition in favour of
William Pulteney 8 Mar 1775]
8 Mar 1775 William Pulteney,later [1794] 5th baronet 19 Oct 1729 30 May 1805 75
(to 1805)
17 Mar 1775 John Corbet 1751 19 May 1817 65
12 Sep 1780 Sir Charlton Leighton,4th baronet 1747 9 Sep 1784 37
29 Oct 1784 John Hill,later [1809] 3rd baronet 21 Jul 1740 21 May 1824 83
8 Jun 1796 William Hill,later [1832] 3rd Baron Berwick 21 Oct 1773 4 Aug 1842 68
(to 1812)
10 Jun 1805 John Hill,later [1809] 3rd baronet 21 Jul 1740 21 May 1824 83
17 Nov 1806 Henry Grey Bennet [his election was 2 Dec 1777 29 May 1836 58
declared void 24 Apr 1807]
20 May 1807 Thomas Tyrwhitt Jones,later [1808] 1st
baronet 1 Sep 1765 26 Nov 1811 46
23 Dec 1811 Henry Grey Bennet (to 1826) 2 Dec 1777 29 May 1836 58
12 Oct 1812 Sir Rowland Hill,later [1842] 1st Viscount Hill 11 Aug 1772 10 Dec 1842 70
27 May 1814 Richard Lyster c 1772 3 May 1819
25 May 1819 John Mytton 30 Sep 1796 29 Mar 1834 37
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of this page.
9 Mar 1820 Panton Corbett (to 1830) 2 Apr 1785 22 Nov 1855 70
15 Jun 1826 Robert Aglionby Slaney (to 1835) 9 Jun 1791 19 May 1862 70
2 Aug 1830 Richard Jenkins 18 Feb 1785 30 Dec 1853 68
14 Dec 1832 Sir John Hanmer,3rd baronet,later [1872]
1st Baron Hanmer (to 1837) 22 Dec 1809 8 Mar 1881 71
9 Jan 1835 John Cressett-Pelham c 1769 29 Aug 1838
27 Jul 1837 Richard Jenkins 18 Feb 1785 30 Dec 1853 68
Robert Aglionby Slaney 9 Jun 1791 19 May 1862 70
30 Jun 1841 George Tomline 6 Mar 1813 29 Aug 1889 76
Benjamin Disraeli,later [1876] 1st Earl of
Beaconsfield 21 Dec 1804 19 Apr 1881 76
30 Jul 1847 Edward Holmes Baldock (to 1857) 1812 15 Aug 1875 63
Robert Aglionby Slaney 9 Jun 1791 19 May 1862 70
7 Jul 1852 George Tomline (to 1868) 6 Mar 1813 29 Aug 1889 76
28 Mar 1857 Robert Aglionby Slaney 9 Jun 1791 19 May 1862 70
2 Jun 1862 Henry Robertson 11 Jun 1816 22 Mar 1888 71
11 Jul 1865 William James Clement (to 1870) 29 Aug 1870
17 Nov 1868 James Figgins (to 1874) 1811 12 Jun 1884 72
21 Sep 1870 Douglas Straight [kt 1892] 22 Oct 1844 4 Jun 1914 69
4 Feb 1874 Charles Cecil Cotes 1846 9 Aug 1898 52
Henry Robertson 11 Jun 1816 22 Mar 1888 71
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1885
27 Nov 1885 James Watson 1817 5 Jul 1895 78
Jul 1892 Henry David Greene 1843 11 Oct 1915 72
16 Jan 1906 Sir Clement Lloyd Hill 5 May 1845 9 Apr 1913 67
22 Apr 1913 George Butler Lloyd 8 Jan 1854 28 Mar 1930 76
15 Nov 1922 Dudley Ryder,styled Viscount Sandon,later
[1956] 6th Earl of Harrowby 11 Oct 1892 7 May 1987 94
6 Dec 1923 Joseph Sunlight 2 Jan 1889 15 Apr 1978 89
29 Oct 1924 Dudley Ryder,styled Viscount Sandon,later
[1956] 6th Earl of Harrowby 11 Oct 1892 7 May 1987 94
30 May 1929 George Arthur Victor Duckworth 3 Jan 1901 14 Nov 1986 85
26 Jul 1945 John Anthony Langford-Holt [kt 1962] 30 Jun 1916 23 Jul 1993 77
NAME ALTERED TO "SHREWSBURY &
ATCHAM" 1983
SHREWSBURY & ATCHAM (SHROPSHIRE)
9 Jun 1983 Derek Leslie Conway 15 Feb 1953
1 May 1997 Paul William Barry Marsden 18 Mar 1968
5 May 2005 Daniel Robert Kawczynski 24 Jan 1972
SHROPSHIRE
c Apr 1660 Sir William Whitmore,2nd baronet 6 Apr 1637 30 Mar 1699 61
Sir Henry Vernon,1st baronet 16 Dec 1606 11 Apr 1676 69
21 Mar 1661 Sir Francis Lawley,2nd baronet (to 1679) c 1626 25 Oct 1696
Sir Richard Ottley 5 Aug 1626 10 Aug 1670 44
17 Nov 1670 Richard Newport,later [1708] 2nd Earl of
Bradford (to 1685) 3 Sep 1644 14 Jun 1723 78
6 Feb 1679 Sir Vincent Corbet,2nd baronet c 1642 4 Feb 1681
3 Mar 1681 William Leveson-Gower,later [1689] 4th
baronet [he was also returned for Newcastle- c 1647 22 Dec 1691
under-Lyme,but the Parliament was dissolved
before he chose which seat to represent]
2 Apr 1685 Edward Kynaston (to 1699) 24 Aug 1643 23 May 1699 55
John Walcot 24 Jun 1624 1702 78
Jan 1689 Richard Newport,styled Viscount Newport 3 Sep 1644 14 Jun 1723 78
from 1694,later [1708] 2nd Earl of Bradford
28 Jul 1698 Sir Edward Leighton,1st baronet (to Jan 1701) c 1650 6 Apr 1711
12 Dec 1699 Robert Lloyd (to 1702) 9 Feb 1657 1 Jun 1709 52
9 Jan 1701 Sir Humphrey Briggs,4th baronet c 1670 8 Dec 1734
11 Dec 1701 Richard Corbet (to 1705) 15 Jan 1649 Apr 1718 69
23 Jul 1702 Roger Owen 3 Dec 1674 17 Jan 1718 43
24 May 1705 Sir Robert Corbet,4th baronet (to 1710) c 1670 3 Oct 1740
Robert Lloyd 9 Feb 1657 1 Jun 1709 52
20 May 1708 Henry Newport,styled Viscount Newport, later
[1723] 3rd Earl of Bradford 8 Aug 1683 25 Dec 1734 51
19 Oct 1710 John Kynaston (to 1715) 21 Aug 1664 10 Sep 1733 69
Robert Lloyd c 1688 6 Jun 1734
17 Sep 1713 Henry Newport,styled Viscount Newport, later
[1723] 3rd Earl of Bradford (to 1722) 8 Aug 1683 23 Dec 1734 51
3 Feb 1715 Sir Robert Corbet,4th baronet c 1670 3 Oct 1740
12 Apr 1722 John Kynaston Aug 1664 10 Sep 1733 69
Robert Lloyd c 1688 7 Jun 1734
7 Sep 1727 John Walcot 24 Jun 1697 1765 68
William Lacon Childe 3 Mar 1700 14 Dec 1757 57
9 May 1734 Sir John Astley,2nd baronet (to 1772) 24 Jan 1687 29 Dec 1771 84
Corbet Kynaston 2 Feb 1690 17 Jun 1740 50
11 Dec 1740 Richard Lyster c 1692 13 Apr 1766
8 May 1766 Charles Baldwyn (to 1780) 29 Sep 1729 28 Sep 1801 71
5 Mar 1772 Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn,4th baronet 8 May 1748 29 Jul 1789 41
13 Oct 1774 Noel Hill,later [1784] 1st Baron Berwick
(to 1784) Apr 1745 16 Jan 1789 43
20 Sep 1780 Richard Hill,later [1783] 2nd baronet (to 1806) 6 Jun 1733 28 Nov 1808 75
15 Apr 1784 John Kynaston (Powell from 1797),later [1818]
1st baronet (to 1822) 5 Feb 1753 24 Oct 1822 69
8 Nov 1806 John Cotes 1749 24 Aug 1821 72
18 Oct 1821 Rowland Hill,later [1824] 4th baronet and
[1842] 2nd Viscount Hill (to 1832) 10 May 1800 3 Jan 1875 74
2 Dec 1822 John Cressett-Pelham c 1769 29 Aug 1838
COUNTY SPLIT INTO NORTH &
SOUTH DIVISIONS 1832
SHROPSHIRE NORTH
21 Dec 1832 Sir Rowland Hill,4th baronet,later [1842]
2nd Viscount Hill (to 1843) 10 May 1800 3 Jan 1875 74
John Cotes 17 Jul 1799 10 Jan 1874 74
10 Jan 1835 William Ormsby-Gore (to 1857) 14 Mar 1779 4 May 1860 81
16 Jan 1843 Edward James Herbert,styled Viscount Clive,
later [1848] 3rd Earl of Powis 5 Nov 1818 7 May 1891 72
16 Feb 1848 John Whitehall Dod (to 1859) 1797 8 Jul 1863 66
31 Mar 1857 Rowland Clegg Hill,later [1875] 3rd Viscount Hill
(to 1865) 5 Dec 1833 30 Mar 1895 61
3 May 1859 John Ralph Ormsby-Gore,later [1876] 1st
Baron Harlech (to 1876) 3 Jun 1816 15 Jun 1876 60
13 Jul 1865 Charles Henry Cust 27 Sep 1813 19 May 1875 61
17 Aug 1866 Adelbert Wellington Cust,later [1867] 3rd
Earl Brownlow 19 Aug 1844 19 Apr 1927 82
14 Mar 1867 George Cecil Orlando Bridgeman,styled Viscount
Newport,later [1898] 4th Earl of Bradford
(to 1885) 3 Feb 1845 2 Jan 1915 69
3 Feb 1876 Stanley Leighton 13 Oct 1837 4 May 1901 63
SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "LUDLOW","NEWPORT"
"OSWESTRY" AND "WELLINGTON"
CONSTITUENCY REVIVED 1983
9 Jun 1983 William John Biffen,later [1997] Baron Biffen [L] 3 Nov 1930 14 Aug 2007 76
1 May 1997 Owen William Paterson 24 Jun 1956
SHROPSHIRE SOUTH
24 Dec 1832 Henry Vane,styled Earl of Darlington,later
[1842] 2nd Duke of Cleveland 6 Aug 1788 18 Jan 1864 75
Robert Henry Clive (to 1854) 15 Jan 1789 20 Jan 1854 65
3 Mar 1842 Orlando George Charles Bridgeman,styled
Viscount Newport,later [1865] 3rd Earl of
Bradford (to 1865) 24 Apr 1819 9 Mar 1898 78
8 Feb 1854 Robert Windsor Clive 24 May 1824 4 Aug 1859 35
14 Sep 1859 Sir Baldwin Leighton,7th baronet (to Jul 1865) 14 May 1805 26 May 1871 65
12 Apr 1865 Percy Egerton Herbert [kt 1869] (to 1876) 15 Apr 1822 7 Oct 1876 54
15 Jul 1865 Robert Jasper More 1836 25 Nov 1903 67
25 Nov 1868 Edward Corbett (to 1877) 30 Dec 1817 6 Jan 1895 77
3 Nov 1876 John Edmund Severne (to 1885) 24 Apr 1826 21 Apr 1899 72
10 Aug 1877 Sir Baldwin Leighton,8th baronet 27 Oct 1836 22 Jan 1897 60
SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "LUDLOW","NEWPORT"
"OSWESTRY" AND "WELLINGTON"
SIDCUP
28 Feb 1974 Edward Richard George Heath [KG 1992] 9 Jul 1916 17 Jul 2005 89
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
SILVERTOWN (WEST HAM)
14 Dec 1918 John Joseph Jones 8 Dec 1873 21 Nov 1941 67
22 Feb 1940 James Henry Hollins 1877 22 Sep 1954 77
26 Jul 1945 Louis Comyns 17 Aug 1904 10 Feb 1962 57
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
SITTINGBOURNE AND SHEPPEY (KENT)
1 May 1997 Derek Murray Wyatt 4 Dec 1949
6 May 2010 Gordon Henderson 27 Jan 1948
SKIPTON (YORKSHIRE)
3 Dec 1885 Sir Mathew Wilson,1st baronet 29 Aug 1802 18 Jan 1891 88
13 Jul 1886 Walter Morrison 21 May 1836 18 Dec 1921 85
Jul 1892 Charles Savile Roundell 19 Jul 1827 3 Mar 1906 78
26 Jul 1895 Walter Morrison 21 May 1836 18 Dec 1921 85
12 Oct 1900 Frederick Whitley Thomson (Whitley-Thomson
from 1914) [kt 1916] 1851 21 Jun 1925 73
26 Jan 1906 William Clough 13 May 1862 11 May 1937 74
14 Dec 1918 Richard Foulis Roundell 4 Nov 1872 5 Jan 1940 67
29 Oct 1924 Ernest Roy Bird 13 Oct 1883 27 Sep 1933 49
7 Nov 1933 George William Rickards 16 Dec 1877 27 Nov 1943 65
7 Jan 1944 Hugh McDowall Lawson 13 Feb 1912 23 Mar 1997 85
26 Jul 1945 George Burnaby Drayson 9 Mar 1913 16 Sep 1983 70
3 May 1979 John Grenville Bernard Watson 21 Feb 1943
NAME ALTERED TO "SKIPTON
& RIPON" 1983
SKIPTON & RIPON (NORTH YORKSHIRE)
9 Jun 1983 John Grenville Bernard Watson 21 Feb 1943
11 Jun 1987 David Maurice Curry 13 Jun 1944
6 May 2010 Julian Richard Smith 30 Aug 1971
SLEAFORD (LINCOLNSHIRE)
28 Nov 1885 Henry Chaplin,later [1916] 1st Viscount Chaplin 22 Dec 1840 29 May 1923 82
17 Jan 1906 Arnold Lupton 11 Sep 1846 23 May 1930 83
20 Jan 1910 Edmund Royds 6 Jul 1860 31 Mar 1946 85
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
SLEAFORD AND NORTH HYKEHAM
1 May 1997 Douglas Martin Hogg,later [2001] 3rd
Viscount Hailsham 5 Feb 1945
6 May 2010 Stephen James Phillips 9 Mar 1970
SLIGO
1801 Owen Wynne 1755 12 Dec 1841 86
16 Jul 1806 George Canning,later [1818] 1st Baron
Garvagh [I] 15 Nov 1778 20 Aug 1840 61
5 Nov 1812 George Canning [he was also returned for 11 Apr 1770 8 Aug 1827 57
Petersfield,for which he chose to sit]
5 Apr 1813 Joshua Spencer c 1758 1829
27 Mar 1815 Sir Brent Spencer c 1760 29 Dec 1828
29 Jun 1818 John Bent 27 Mar 1776 6 Oct 1848 72
21 Mar 1820 Owen Wynne c 1756 12 Dec 1841
4 Aug 1830 John Arthur Wynne 20 Apr 1801 19 Jun 1865 64
21 Dec 1832 John Martin
5 Aug 1837 John Patrick Somers [his election was 1791 10 Sep 1858 67
declared void 27 Mar 1848]
11 Apr 1848 Charles Towneley [his election was 1803 4 Nov 1870 67
declared void 26 Jun 1848]
15 Jul 1848 John Patrick Somers 1791 10 Sep 1858 67
15 Jul 1852 Charles Towneley [his election was declared 1803 4 Nov 1870 67
void 6 Jun 1853]
8 Jul 1853 John Sadleir 1813 17 Feb 1856 42
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of the page which contains
details of the members for Carlow.
8 Mar 1856 John Arthur Wynne 20 Apr 1801 19 Jun 1865 63
2 Apr 1857 John Patrick Somers [he was unseated on 1791 10 Sep 1858 67
petition in favour of John Arthur Wynne
31 Jul 1857]
31 Jul 1857 John Arthur Wynne 20 Apr 1801 19 Jun 1865 63
9 Aug 1860 Francis Macdonogh 18 Apr 1882
15 Jul 1865 Richard Armstrong 1815 26 Aug 1880 65
20 Nov 1868 Lawrence Edward Knox [his election was 1836 24 Jan 1873 36
declared void 2 Mar 1869. No writ was
issued to replace him and the seat was
disenfranchised by an Act which received
Royal assent on 1 Aug 1870]
CONSTITUENCY DISENFRANCHISED 1870
SLIGO COUNTY
1801 Joshua Edward Cooper 5 Mar 1762 8 Jun 1837 75
Charles O'Hara (to 1823) 26 Apr 1746 19 Sep 1822 76
17 Nov 1806 Edward Synge Cooper (to 1830) 5 Mar 1762 16 Aug 1830 68
4 Dec 1822 Henry King (to 1831) 4 Jul 1776 25 Nov 1839 63
14 Aug 1830 Edward Joshua Cooper (to Jul 1841) May 1798 23 Apr 1863 64
17 May 1831 Alexander Perceval (to Sep 1841) 10 Feb 1788 9 Dec 1858 70
8 Jul 1841 William Richard Ormsby-Gore,later [1876] 2nd
Baron Harlech (to 1852) 3 Mar 1819 27 Jun 1904 85
28 Sep 1841 John Ffolliott 1798 11 Feb 1868 69
12 Mar 1850 Sir Robert Gore Booth,4th baronet (to 1877) 25 Aug 1805 21 Dec 1876 71
26 Jul 1852 Richard Swift 1811 24 Mar 1872 60
11 Apr 1857 Edward Joshua Cooper 1798 23 Apr 1863 64
13 May 1859 Charles William Cooper (O'Hara from 27 Nov 1860) 1817 20 May 1870 52
17 Jul 1865 Edward Henry Cooper 1827 26 Feb 1902 74
2 Dec 1868 Denis Maurice O'Conor (to 1883) 1840 26 Jul 1883 43
12 Jan 1877 Edward Robert King-Harman 3 Apr 1838 10 Jun 1888 50
10 Apr 1880 Thomas Sexton (to 1885) 1848 1 Nov 1932 84
22 Aug 1883 Nicholas Lynch 1827
COUNTY SPLIT INTO NORTH &
SOUTH DIVISIONS 1885
SLIGO COUNTY NORTH
2 Dec 1885 Peter McDonald 1836 12 Mar 1891 54
2 Apr 1891 Bernard Collery 1838 5 Jul 1907 69
7 Mar 1900 John O'Dowd 1856 Oct 1937 81
4 Oct 1900 William McKillop 1860 25 Aug 1909 49
16 Jan 1906 Patrick Aloysius McHugh 29 Sep 1858 30 May 1909 50
4 Aug 1909 Thomas Scanlan 21 May 1874 9 Jan 1930 55
14 Dec 1918 John Joseph Clancy c 1891 1 Jan 1932
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922
SLIGO COUNTY SOUTH
4 Dec 1885 Thomas Sexton [at the general election in 1848 1 Nov 1932 84
Jul 1886, he was also returned for Belfast
West, for which he chose to sit]
7 Feb 1887 Edward Joseph Kennedy 1851
6 Jul 1888 Edmund Leamy 1848 10 Dec 1904 56
Jul 1892 Thomas Curran 1840 13 Aug 1913 73
2 Oct 1900 John O'Dowd 1856 Oct 1937 81
14 Dec 1918 Alexander McCabe 5 Jun 1886 31 May 1972 85
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1922
SLOUGH (BERKSHIRE)
9 Jun 1983 John Arthur Watts 19 Apr 1947
1 May 1997 Fiona Mactaggart 12 Sep 1953
SMALL HEATH (BIRMINGHAM)
23 Feb 1950 Fred Longden 23 Feb 1894 5 Oct 1952 58
27 Nov 1952 William Edwin Wheeldon 20 Feb 1898 7 Oct 1960 62
23 Mar 1961 Denis Herbert Howell,later [1992] Baron
Howell [L] 4 Sep 1923 19 Apr 1998 74
9 Apr 1992 Roger Duncan Godsiff 28 Jun 1946
NAME ALTERED TO "SPARKBROOK AND
SMALL HEATH" 1997
SMETHWICK
14 Dec 1918 John Emanuel Davison 28 Nov 1870 2 Mar 1927 56
21 Dec 1926 Oswald Ernald Mosley,later [1928] 6th baronet 16 Nov 1896 3 Dec 1980 84
27 Oct 1931 Alfred Roy Wise 1901 21 Aug 1974 73
26 Jul 1945 Alfred James Dobbs 1882 27 Jul 1945 63
For further information on this MP, see
the note at the foot of this page
1 Oct 1945 Patrick Chrestien Gordon-Walker,later [1974]
Baron Gordon-Walker [L] 7 Apr 1907 2 Dec 1980 73
15 Oct 1964 Peter Harry Steve Griffiths 24 May 1928 20 Nov 2013 85
31 Mar 1966 Andrew Matthew William Faulds 1 Mar 1923 31 May 2000 77
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED FEB 1974
SOLIHULL
26 Jul 1945 Martin Alexander Lindsay,later [1962] 1st baronet 22 Aug 1905 5 May 1981 75
15 Oct 1964 William Percival Grieve 25 Mar 1915 22 Aug 1998 83
9 Jun 1983 John Mark Taylor 19 Aug 1941
5 May 2005 Lorely Jane Burt 10 Aug 1954
SOMERSET
2 Apr 1660 George Horner 3 Mar 1605 9 Feb 1677 71
Hugh Smith,later [1661] 1st baronet 21 Apr 1632 26 Jul 1680 48
1 Apr 1661 Sir John Stawell 29 Aug 1600 21 Feb 1662 61
Edward Phelips (to Feb 1679) c 1613 5 Feb 1680
31 Mar 1662 John Poulett,later [1665] 3rd Baron Poulett c 1641 Jun 1679
6 Nov 1665 Sir John Warre 25 Dec 1636 Sep 1669 32
1 Nov 1669 Sir John Sydenham,2nd baronet 1643 19 Dec 1696 53
(to Aug 1679)
10 Feb 1679 Sir Hugh Smith,1st baronet 21 Apr 1632 26 Jul 1680 48
25 Aug 1679 Sir William Portman,6th baronet 5 Sep 1643 1690 46
George Speke 1 May 1623 2 Dec 1689 66
30 Mar 1685 Sir John Smith,2nd baronet c Dec 1659 26 May 1726 66
George Horner (to 1690) 1646 11 Mar 1707 60
15 Jan 1689 Edward Gorges 18 Dec 1631 8 Sep 1708 76
24 Feb 1690 Sir Edward Phelips 26 Sep 1638 4 Apr 1699 60
Nathaniel Palmer 1 Sep 1660 16 Jan 1718 57
28 Oct 1695 Sir John Smith,2nd baronet c Dec 1659 26 May 1726 66
Sir John Trevelyan,2nd baronet 9 Apr 1670 25 Sep 1755 85
3 Aug 1698 Sir Edward Phelips 26 Sep 1638 4 Apr 1699 60
John Hunt (to Dec 1701) c 1639 26 Apr 1721
10 May 1699 Nathaniel Palmer 1 Sep 1660 16 Jan 1718 57
15 Jan 1701 Sir John Trevelyan,2nd baronet 9 Apr 1670 25 Sep 1755 85
17 Dec 1701 Sir Philip Sydenham,3rd baronet c 1676 10 Oct 1739
Nathaniel Palmer (to 1708) 1 Sep 1660 16 Jan 1718 57
30 May 1705 John Pigott c 1647 23 Dec 1727
26 May 1708 Henry Seymour Portman (to Oct 1710) c 1637 10 Feb 1728
John Prowse 11 Mar 1676 4 Apr 1710 34
26 Apr 1710 Sir William Wyndham,3rd baronet (to 1740) c 1688 17 Jun 1740
25 Oct 1710 Sir Thomas Wroth,3rd baronet c 1674 27 Jun 1721
9 Sep 1713 Thomas Horner (Thomas Strangways Horner 3 Jul 1688 19 Nov 1741 53
from 1726)
9 Feb 1715 William Helyar 10 Jul 1662 8 Oct 1742 80
11 Apr 1722 Edward Phelips c 1677 13 May 1734
23 Aug 1727 Thomas Strangways Horner (to 1741) 3 Jul 1688 19 Nov 1741 53
26 Nov 1740 Thomas Prowse (to 1767) c 1707 1 Jan 1767
13 May 1741 Henry William Portman c 1709 19 Jan 1761
1 Jul 1747 Sir Charles Kemys-Tynte,5th baronet 19 May 1710 25 Apr 1785 74
(to 1774)
28 Jan 1767 Sir Thomas Dyke Acland,7th baronet 14 Aug 1722 24 Feb 1785 62
23 Mar 1768 Richard Hippisley Coxe (to 1784) 22 Sep 1742 26 Aug 1786 43
26 Oct 1774 Edward Phelips c Mar 1725 1797 72
20 Sep 1780 Sir John Trevelyan,4th baronet (to 1796) 6 Feb 1735 18 Apr 1828 93
12 Apr 1784 Edward Phelips c 1753 5 Aug 1792
14 Sep 1792 Henry Hippisley Coxe 28 Jun 1748 1 Aug 1795 47
21 Sep 1795 William Gore-Langton (to Nov 1806) Dec 1760 14 Mar 1847 86
3 Jun 1796 William Dickinson 13 Jul 1745 26 May 1806 60
16 Jun 1806 Thomas Buckler Lethbridge (to 1812) 21 Feb 1778 17 Oct 1849 71
7 Nov 1806 William Dickinson (to 1831) 1 Nov 1771 19 Jan 1837 65
14 Oct 1812 William Gore-Langton Dec 1760 14 Mar 1847 86
14 Mar 1820 Sir Thomas Buckler Lethbridge 21 Feb 1778 17 Oct 1849 71
7 Aug 1830 Edward Ayshford Sanford (to 1832) 23 May 1794 1 Dec 1871 77
11 May 1831 William Gore-Langton Dec 1760 14 Mar 1847 86
COUNTY SPLIT INTO EAST &
WEST DIVISIONS 1832
SOMERSET EAST
15 Dec 1832 William Gore-Langton (to 1847) Dec 1760 14 Mar 1847 86
William Papwell Brigstocke 1788 29 Dec 1833 45
3 Feb 1834 Sir William Miles,1st baronet (to 1865) 13 May 1797 17 Jun 1878 81
10 Apr 1847 William Pinney 1806 30 May 1898 91
22 Jul 1852 William Francis Knatchbull 30 Jul 1804 2 May 1871 66
18 Jul 1865 Ralph Neville Grenville 27 Feb 1817 20 Aug 1886 69
Richard Horner Paget,later [1886] 1st baronet 14 Mar 1832 3 Feb 1908 75
19 Nov 1868 Ralph Shuttleworth Allen (to 1879) 1817 6 Feb 1887 69
Richard Bright 1822 28 Feb 1878 55
20 Mar 1878 Sir Philip John William Miles,2nd baronet 2 Sep 1825 5 Jun 1888 62
(to 1885)
19 Mar 1879 Francis Richard Charles Guy Greville,styled
Baron Brooke,later [1893] 5th Earl Brooke 9 Feb 1853 15 Jan 1924 70
REPRESENTATION REDUCED
TO ONE MEMBER 1885
28 Nov 1885 Henry Hobhouse 1 Mar 1854 25 Jun 1937 83
26 Jan 1906 John William Howard Thompson 1861 17 Oct 1959 98
19 Jan 1910 Ernest Jardine,later [1919] 1st baronet 23 Sep 1859 26 Apr 1947 87
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
SOMERSET MID
26 Nov 1868 Richard Horner Paget,later [1886] 1st
baronet (to Nov 1885) 14 Mar 1832 3 Feb 1908 75
Ralph Neville Grenville 27 Feb 1817 20 Aug 1886 69
19 Mar 1878 William Stephen Gore-Langton,later [1889]
4th Earl Temple of Stowe 11 May 1847 28 Mar 1902 54
3 Mar 1885 John Kenelm Digby Wingfield-Digby 2 Sep 1859 25 Dec 1904 45
SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "BRIDGWATER","FROME","SOMERSET
EAST","SOMERSET NORTH","SOMERSET
SOUTH","WELLINGTON" AND "WELLS"
SOMERSET NORTH
9 Dec 1885 Evan Henry Llewellyn 1847 27 Feb 1914 66
Jul 1892 Thomas Courtenay Theydon Warner,later
[1910] 1st baronet 19 Jul 1857 15 Dec 1934 77
22 Jul 1895 Evan Henry Llewellyn 1847 27 Feb 1914 66
19 Jan 1906 William Henry Bateman Hope 28 Mar 1865 Dec 1919 54
22 Jan 1910 Joseph King 31 Mar 1860 25 Aug 1943 83
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918,
BUT REVIVED 1950
23 Feb 1950 Edwin Hartley Cameron Leather [kt 1962] 22 May 1919 5 Apr 2005 85
15 Oct 1964 Arthur Paul Dean [kt 1985],later [1993] Baron
Dean of Harptree [L] 14 Sep 1924 1 Apr 2009 84
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1983
BUT RE-CREATED 2010
6 May 2010 Liam Fox 22 Sep 1961
SOMERSET NORTH EAST
6 May 2010 Jacob William Rees-Mogg 24 May 1969
SOMERSET SOUTH
9 Dec 1885 Frederick Edwin Gould Lambart,styled Viscount
Kilcoursie,later [1887] 9th Earl of Cavan [I] 21 Oct 1839 14 Jul 1900 60
Jul 1892 Edward Strachey,later [1901] 4th baronet
and [1911] 1st Baron Strachie 30 Oct 1858 25 Jul 1936 77
23 Nov 1911 Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux Herbert 3 Apr 1880 26 Sep 1923 43
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1918
SOMERSET WEST
17 Dec 1832 Edward Ayshford Sanford (to 1841) 23 May 1794 1 Dec 1871 77
Charles John Kemeys Tynte 1800 16 Sep 1882 82
28 Jul 1837 Thomas Dyke Acland,later [1871] 11th
baronet (to 1847) 25 May 1809 29 May 1898 89
10 Jul 1841 Francis Henry Dickinson 6 Jan 1813 17 Jul 1890 77
19 Aug 1847 Charles Aaron Moody (to 1863) 17 Dec 1867
Sir Alexander Hood,2nd baronet 5 Jul 1793 7 Mar 1851 57
10 Apr 1851 William Henry Powell Gore-Langton 25 Jul 1824 11 Dec 1873 49
3 May 1859 Sir Alexander Bateman Periam Fuller-
Acland-Hood,3rd baronet (to 1868) 20 Apr 1819 29 Apr 1892 73
17 Feb 1863 William Henry Powell Gore-Langton
(to 1874) 25 Jul 1824 11 Dec 1873 49
28 Nov 1868 Arthur Wellington Alexander Nelson Hood,
later [1904] 2nd Viscount Bridport (to 1880) 15 Dec 1839 28 Mar 1924 84
12 Jan 1874 Vaughan Hanning Vaughan-Lee (to 1882) 25 Feb 1836 7 Jul 1882 46
8 Apr 1880 Mordaunt Fenwick Bisset (to 1884) 1825 c Aug 1884 59
26 Apr 1882 Edward James Stanley (to 1885) 16 Dec 1826 29 Sep 1907 80
18 Feb 1884 Charles Isaac Elton 6 Dec 1839 23 Apr 1900 60
SPLIT INTO VARIOUS DIVISIONS 1885
SEE "BRIDGWATER","FROME","SOMERSET
EAST","SOMERSET NORTH","SOMERSET
SOUTH","WELLINGTON" AND "WELLS"
SOMERTON & FROME (SOMERSET)
9 Jun 1983 Robert Thomas Boscawen 17 Mar 1923 28 Dec 2013 90
9 Apr 1992 Mark Noel Foster Robinson 26 Dec 1946
1 May 1997 David William St.John Heath 16 Mar 1954
SOUTHALL
26 Jul 1945 Walter Henry Ayles 24 Mar 1879 6 Jul 1953 74
23 Feb 1950 George Albert Pargiter,later [1966] Baron
Pargiter [L] 16 Mar 1897 16 Jan 1982 84
31 Mar 1966 Sydney James Bidwell 14 Jan 1917 25 May 1997 80
NAME ALTERED TO "EALING SOUTHALL" 1974
SOUTHAMPTON (HAMPSHIRE)
Apr 1660 William Stanley c 1610 7 Aug 1678
Robert Richbell c 1605 16 Jul 1688
8 Apr 1661 Sir Richard Ford (to 1678) c 1614 31 Aug 1678
William Legge c 1608 13 Oct 1670
31 Oct 1670 Thomas Knollys (to 1679) c 1612 3 Jun 1679
4 Nov 1678 Benjamin Newland [kt 1679] (to 1699) c 1633 11 Dec 1699
16 Aug 1679 Sir Charles Wyndham 2 Apr 1638 22 Jul 1706 68
10 Jan 1689 Richard Brett 5 Nov 1689
25 Nov 1689 Edward Fleming [unseated on petition in c 1653 1700
favour of Sir Charles Wyndham 31 Dec 1689]
31 Dec 1689 Sir Charles Wyndham 2 Apr 1638 22 Jul 1706 68
23 Jul 1698 John Smith (to Jan 1701) after 1707
27 Dec 1699 Roger Mompesson (to Nov 1701) c 1661 Mar 1715
4 Jan 1701 Mitford Crow (to Jul 1702) 18 Apr 1669 15 Dec 1719 50
26 Nov 1701 Adam de Cardonnel [he was expelled from 1 Nov 1663 22 Feb 1719 55
the House on 19 Feb 1712] (to 1712)
21 Jul 1702 Frederick Tylney 24 Nov 1652 2 Oct 1725 72
12 May 1705 William Henry Bentinck,styled Viscount
Woodstock,later [1709] 2nd Earl of Portland
and [1716] 1st Duke of Portland [at the 17 Mar 1682 4 Jul 1726 44
general election in May 1708,Woodstock was
also returned for Hampshire,for which he
chose to sit]
11 Dec 1708 Simeon Stuart,later [1710] 2nd baronet 17 Nov 1685 11 Aug 1761 75
6 Oct 1710 Richard Fleming (to 1722) c 1682 4 Aug 1740
6 Mar 1712 Roger Harris c 1668 by Nov 1717
24 Jan 1715 Thomas Lewis (to 1727) c 1679 22 Nov 1736
22 Mar 1722 Thomas Missing 6 Jul 1733
19 Aug 1727 Robert Eyre c 1693 14 Dec 1752
Anthony Henley (to 1734) c 1704 24 Dec 1748
For further information on this MP, see the
note at the foot of this page.
29 May 1729 Sir William Heathcote,1st baronet (to 1741) 15 Mar 1693 10 May 1751 58
27 Apr 1734 John Conduitt 8 Mar 1688 23 May 1737 49
Anthony Henley c 1704 24 Dec 1748
Double return between Conduitt and Henley.
Conduitt declared elected 3 April 1735
10 Jun 1737 Thomas Lee Dummer c 1712 6 Oct 1765
8 May 1741 Peter Delme (to 1754) 28 Feb 1710 10 Apr 1770 60
Edward Gibbon Oct 1707 10 Nov 1770 63
3 Jul 1747 Anthony Langley Swymmer (to 1760) c 1724 4 Jan 1760
15 Apr 1754 Hans Stanley (to Jan 1780) 23 Sep 1721 12 Jan 1780 58
29 Mar 1760 Henry Dawkins 24 May 1728 19 Jun 1814 86
16 Mar 1768 Henry Temple,2nd Viscount Palmerston [I] 4 Dec 1739 16 Apr 1802 62
7 Oct 1774 John Fleming (to Sep 1780) 1743 28 Feb 1802 58
29 Jan 1780 John Fuller (to 1784) 20 Feb 1757 11 Apr 1834 77
12 Sep 1780 Hans Sloane 14 Nov 1739 1827 87
3 Apr 1784 John Fleming 1743 28 Feb 1802 58
James Amyatt (to 1806) 18 Jul 1734 10 Jan 1813 78
18 Jun 1790 Henry Martin,later [1791] 1st baronet 28 Aug 1733 1 Aug 1794 60
26 Aug 1794 George Henry Rose [kt 1819] (to 1818) 3 May 1770 17 Jun 1855 85
4 Nov 1806 Arthur Atherley c 1771 21 Oct 1844
5 May 1807 Josias Jackson 28 Jun 1765 30 Aug 1819 54
10 Oct 1812 Arthur Atherley c 1771 21 Oct 1844
7 Mar 1818 William Chamberlayne (to 1830) 4 Dec 1760 10 Oct 1829 68
22 Jun 1818 Sir William Champion de Crespigny,2nd
baronet 1 Jan 1765 28 Dec 1829 64
9 Jun 1826 Abel Rous Dottin (to 1831) c 1768 7 Jun 1852
13 Jan 1830 James Barlow-Hoy c 1794 13 Aug 1843
For information on the death of this MP,see
the note at the foot of this page
6 May 1831 Arthur Atherley (to 1835) 1772 21 Oct 1844 72
John Storey Penleaze c 1786 12 Apr 1855
13 Dec 1832 James Barlow-Hoy [he was unseated on c 1794 13 Aug 1843
petition in favour of John Storey Penleaze
2 Apr 1833]
For information on the death of this MP,see
the note at the foot of this page
2 Apr 1833 John Storey Penleaze c 1786 12 Apr 1855
9 Jan 1835 James Barlow-Hoy c 1794 13 Aug 1843
For information on the death of this MP,see
the note at the foot of this page
Abel Rous Dottin (to 1841) c 1768 7 Jun 1852
28 Jul 1837 Adam Duncan,styled Viscount Duncan,later
[1859] 2nd Earl of Camperdown 25 Mar 1812 30 Jan 1867 54
2 Jul 1841 James Bruce,styled Baron Bruce,later [Nov 1841]
8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine 20 Jul 1811 20 Nov 1863 52
Charles Cecil Martyn 1809 3 Sep 1866 57
Election declared void 6 May 1842. Writ for
new election issued on 1 Aug 1842
9 Aug 1842 Humphrey St.John Mildmay 11 Jul 1794 9 Aug 1853 59
George William Hope 4 Jul 1808 18 Oct 1863 55
31 Jul 1847 Sir Alexander James Edmund Cockburn, 24 Dec 1802 20 Nov 1880 77
later [1858] 12th baronet
Brodie McGhie Willcox (to 1862) 1785 c Nov 1862 77
11 Feb 1857 Thomas Matthias Weguelin 1809 5 Apr 1885 75
2 May 1859 William Digby Seymour (to 1865) 1822 16 Mar 1895 72
6 Dec 1862 William Anderson Rose [kt 1867] 1820 9 Jun 1881 60
13 Jul 1865 Russell Gurney (to 1878) 1804 31 May 1878 73
George Moffatt 1807 20 Feb 1878 70
19 Nov 1868 Peter Merrick Hoare 29 Oct 1843 22 Feb 1894 50
6 Feb 1874 Sir Frederick Perkins (to 1880) 1826 8 Nov 1902 76
17 Jun 1878 Alfred Giles 1816 3 Mar 1895 78
6 Apr 1880 Henry Lee (to 1885) 1817
Charles Parker Butt 24 Jun 1830 25 May 1892 61
7 Apr 1883 Alfred Giles (to 1892) 1816 3 Mar 1895 78
25 Nov 1885 Sir John Edmund Commerell VC 13 Jan 1829 21 May 1901 72
For further information on this MP and VC
winner, see the note at the foot of this page
23 May 1888 Francis Henry Evans [kt 1893],later [1902]
1st baronet (to 1895) 29 Aug 1840 22 Jan 1907 66
Jul 1892 Tankerville Chamberlayne (to 1896) 9 Aug 1843 17 May 1924 80
[following the general election in Jul 1895,
he was unseated on petition 6 Dec 1895]
16 Jul 1895 Sir John Stephen Barrington Simeon,4th
baronet (to 1906) 31 Aug 1850 26 Apr 1909 58
22 Feb 1896 Sir Francis Henry Evans,later [1902] 1st
baronet 29 Aug 1840 22 Jan 1907 66
4 Oct 1900 Tankerville Chamberlayne 9 Aug 1843 17 May 1924 80
25 Jan 1906 Ivor Philipps [kt 1917] 9 Sep 1861 15 Aug 1940 78
William Dudley Ward 14 Oct 1877 11 Nov 1946 69
15 Nov 1922 Edwin King Perkins [kt 1929] 28 Feb 1855 8 Jan 1937 81
Allen Algernon Bathurst,styled Baron Apsley 3 Aug 1895 17 Dec 1942 47
30 May 1929 Ralph Morley 25 Oct 1882 14 Jun 1955 72
Thomas Lewis 12 Dec 1873 28 Feb 1962 88
27 Oct 1931 William Craven Craven-Ellis (to 1945) 1880 17 Dec 1959 79
Sir Charles Coupar Barrie,later [1940]
1st Baron Abertay 1875 6 Dec 1940 65
1 Feb 1940 Sir John Charles Walsham Reith,
later [Oct 1940] 1st Baron Reith 20 Jul 1889 16 Jun 1971 81
27 Nov 1940 William Stanley Russell Thomas 5 Feb 1896 21 Mar 1957 61
26 Jul 1945 Ralph Morley 25 Oct 1882 14 Jun 1955 72
Thomas Lewis 12 Dec 1873 28 Feb 1962 88
CONSTITUENCY ABOLISHED 1950
John Mytton, MP for Shrewsbury 1819-1820
The following is extracted from "The Emperor of the United States of America and Other
Magnificent British Eccentrics" by Catherine Caufield (Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1981)
John Mytton was a sporting man. At the age of 12 he prevailed upon his widowed mother to
allow him to establish his own pack of harriers. He was also highly spirited, strong willed and
used to having his own way. Mrs Mytton, unable to cope, depended upon the good influence
of John's tutor, a tractable cleric named William Owen.
Luckily Owen, a keen outdoorsman himself, was able to accept being the victim of his
charge's numerous practical jokes. On one occasion he spent the night with a pony that
young Jack had coaxed up the stairs and into Owen's bedroom, and that refused to budge
from there until morning.
Eventually the private tutorials came to an end. In 1807 at the age of 11, Mytton was sent
to Westminster School, where, as a contemporary remembered, 'the boys fought one
another; they fought the Masters; the Masters fought them; they fought outsiders; in short
we were ready to fight anybody.' After a year Mytton proved too pugnacious even for this
set; he was expelled, sent to Harrow, and after only four days, was thrown out of that
establishment as well.
Owen came once more into Mytton's life when he advised his erstwhile pupil to go to
University; 'Upon my word, sir, you must go. Every man of fortune ought to go to Christ
Church if only for a term or so.' Mytton's reaction was sullen. 'Well them, if I do go, I go
on the following terms - that I shall never open a book!' 'There is not the least occasion
to - not the smallest', was Owen's reassuring reply. It appears that Mytton had settled on
Cambridge, as he ordered more than 2,000 bottles of port to be sent up in anticipation
of his arrival, but at the last moment he thought better of it and embarked upon the Grand
Tour instead.
In 1816, after his return from the Continent, he joined the 7th Hussars, and spent a
pleasant year gambling, drinking and racing with the army of occupation in France. With his
majority approaching, Mytton decided to leave the army and return to take charge of the
family estates at Halston, in Shropshire. His last gesture as a soldier was to jump his old
one-eyed horse, Baronet, right over the fully laden mess-table as a farewell salute to his
fellow officers.
Mytton came into a fortune of 60,000 in cash and estates worth 18,000 a year. He
needed all this, for in the remaining 17 years of his life he ran through more than 500,000.
He began his adult life by running for Parliament. His appeal to voters was none too subtle;
he walked the streets 'attired in a brilliant coloured coat trimmed with gold buttons and a
ten pound note, intended for voters to snatch at, attached to each button.' These notes
were replaced as they were taken, so that altogether Mytton spent 10,000 to win his
place in Parliament. One might wonder why he bothered since, having a made a half-hour
appearance for his swearing-in, Mytton returned to Halston and never showed himself at
Westminster again.
Meanwhile his fame as a daredevil sportsman and practical joker spread. Not content with
riding fifty miles or more to and from meets several times a week, Mytton enjoyed going
at fences, ditches and streams in a gig or a tandem. One night while dining with friends he
agreed, on a wager of 150, to drive his tandem from the house to the highway - straight
across a three-yard-wide sunk fence, a deep ditch and two hedges with ditches on the far
side. The night was pitch black so twelve men were stationed along his route with
lanterns. Mytton won the bet.
On another occasion he was driving his friend and biographer, Nimrod (C J Apperley), late
at night when they found their way blocked by a high hedge and a ditch. Mytton took a
look and cheerfully announced, 'We'll manage it. This horse is a capital fencer.' Nimrod got
out and watched as Mytton - horse, carriage and all - cleared the hurdle.
Fear was a word Mytton refused to recognise. His imperious style of riding and hunting led
to numberless accidents and broken bones; indeed he often rode out with broken ribs or
with his arm in a sling, but he scorned caution and expected others to do likewise. He was
shocked to hear from a friend as they were out driving that he had never been upset in a
gig. 'What?' cried Mytton. 'Never! What a damned slow fellow you must have been all your
life!' He then deliberately overturned the gig they were in, just to rectify this outrageous
state of affairs. Luckily - and Mytton was incredibly lucky - no one was hurt.
In his personal affairs Mytton was equally incautious. He started the day by opening a
bottle of port which he drank as he shaved. Another four or five followed during the course
of the day. Mytton was easily satisfied, however; he once drank a bottle of lavender water
at his barber's when nothing else was available. How he managed to survive his field
exploits with such a quantity of liquor under his belt is a mystery, but his drinking was such
that a close friend signed an affidavit after Mytton's death to the effect that the Squire
had been continually drunk for the previous twelve years.
If port was Mytton's drink, filberts were his food. He had a standing order with a shopkeeper
in Shrewsbury for filberts and as many as two cartloads were delivered to Halston in a
season. Once he and a friend shared a carriage from London to Halston with 18 pounds of
filberts and by the time they arrived they had eaten every one and were up to their knees
in nut shells.
Mytton's taste in clothes ran to lightweight garments totally unsuited to the winter sports
he loved. He often went out in the dead of winter bare-headed, wearing no gloves and no
underwear, and clad only in the thinnest silk stockings, delicate shoes, an unbuttoned
waistcoat and unlined breeches. The better to camouflage himself while waiting in the
snow for wildfowl, Mytton would often wear only a nightshirt, and once he crawled stark
naked across a frozen pond in pursuit of some ducks. Still, his wardrobe was immense, with
1000 hats, 3000 shirts and 152 pair of breeches and trousers.
Mytton never lacked for animal companions; at one time Halston was home to 2,000 dogs.
He also had more than 60 cats, each dressed in a style that suited its own breed. Mytton
had a way with animals and was supremely confident around them. He once intervened in a
fight between two fierce 70-pound bulldogs, picking up one dog by the nose with his teeth
and holding him suspended while the second was taken away to safety. He also had a pet
bear named Nell, which was docile enough with him, but not so reliable with other people.
There was havoc after one of Mytton's dinner parties when the host appeared in the dining
room in full hunting pink, mounted on Nell. In the excitement - with his friends jumping out
of the windows and leaping onto the furniture - Mytton forgot himself and calling out
'Tally-ho,' he spurred his unbroken mount, who retaliated by sinking her teeth into his leg.
Nell was finally removed, and Mytton's leg eventually healed, sooner no doubt than his
guests' nerves.
Bringing animals into the house had been a fancy of Mytton's ever since his prank with
the pony at the age of nine. In later years he sometimes sat his favourite horse, Baronet,
by the fire after a hard day's hunting and served him mulled port.
Friends and neighbours were kept alert, if not always amused, by Mytton's exploits. These
included setting four foxes free in a public house in Shrewsbury; riding his horse upstairs
into a hotel dining-room and jumping, still on horseback, from the balcony down into the
street; buttering a piece of bread, topping it with a five pound note and eating it; and
replacing the last few pages of Mr Owen's - now Mytton's own chaplain - sermon with
pages from the Sporting Magazine.
On one occasion Mytton got George Underhill, his horse dealer, drunk and put him into
bed with two bulldogs and Nell. Another time, Mytton gave Underhill a note to a banker
in Shrewsbury, ostensibly authorising him to collect money on Mytton's behalf. Instead,
the banker, who was also a Governor of the local lunatic asylum, read this message;
'Sir, admit the bearer, George Underhill, to the Lunatic Asylum. Your obedient servant,
John Mytton.'
On other occasions, Mytton amused himself by dressing up as a highwayman and robbing
his own dinner guests at gunpoint or holding up his butler for the household payroll. Posing
as a trespasser on his own property, Mytton was once thrashed by an applicant for the
post of keeper on the estate. He cast off his disguise and hired the man on the spot.
In spite of his impetuous, and often dangerous, behaviour, Mytton's generosity made him
popular with his tenants. He gave money away as freely as he spent it. Visitors to Halston
were likely to find bundles of notes lying around the grounds where their host had dropped
them. One man, at whose parents' inn Mytton often stopped, recalled, 'My dear mother
has often told me that nothing delighted him more than to fill my little fist with silver, which
was to be all my own if I cursed and swore like a trooper.'
Mytton's first wife died in 1820 after two years of marriage; he remarried, but the second
Mrs Mytton left her husband in 1830. He was fond of both of his wives, but was totally unfit
for marriage and certainly left a great deal to be desired as a husband. At about the time of
his separation from Caroline, his second wife, Mytton's financial difficulties began to get very
serious. His friends had long advised him that his spending was over the mark, but Mytton
could never take advice, saying, 'What the devil is the use of my having a head on my
shoulders if I am obliged to make use of yours?'
Mytton hardly knew what he owed since he had a habit of never opening any letters,
except those on which he recognised the handwriting. All others he assumed to be bills
and sent straight on to his agent. Nimrod tried to counsel Mytton, telling him that if he
would only live on 6,000 a year he would be saved. Mytton's response was a blank
refusal: 'I would not give a straw for life if it was to be passed on 6,000 a year.' He
talked of selling Halston and when reminded by anxious relatives that it had been in the
family for 500 years he said, 'The devil it has! Then it is high time it should go out of it.'
Eventually Mytton made his way to Calais to escape the bailiffs. Even in exile he had a few
Myttonesque tricks up his sleeve. One evening in his hotel, impatient with a persistent
attack of hiccups, he picked up a lighted candle, saying, 'Damn this hiccup! I'll frighten it
away!', and set fire to his nightclothes. Luckily two companions were able to tear off the
flaming nightshirt, but Mytton was horribly burned. As he collapsed onto his bed he cried,
'The hiccup is gone, by God!'
This foolish act of bravado, which owed something to the effects of brandy, kept Mytton
in bed for four months. Of course, he found the notion of an enforced rest intolerable and
the very day after the incident he insisted on dining out with a friend. A month later he
announced his intention of paying a call on Nimrod. Knowing that, although he disapproved
of the idea, he couldn't stop Mytton, Nimrod ordered a carriage to fetch his friend from the
hotel. When Mytton, still swathed in bandages, saw a measly two-horse equipage at his
door, he was furious and said he would sooner walk than settle for less than four horses.
And walk he did, though it took two men to support him.
At the end of 1832 he returned to England to sign some papers and was briefly confined in
the King's Bench. On his release Mytton was walking across Westminster Bridge when he saw
an attractive young woman. He asked where she was going. 'I don't know', was the reply.
'Well, then,' he said, 'come live with me and I will settle 500 a year on you.' The girl, whose
name was Susan, agreed and they went off to Calais together. Mytton was quite in love
and Susan proved to be a very kind and sympathetic creature. After further adventures,
mainly concerned with repeated arrests and imprisonments for small debts, Mytton, who by
this time was ill from over-indulgence in drink, was fetched back to England by his mother.
In early 1834, he was again confined in the King's Bench Prison where he died, from
delirium tremens, at the end of March 1834.
Three thousand people attended Mytton's coffin to its burial in a field behind the family
chapel at Halston.
For further reading, see "Memoirs of the Life of John Mytton" by 'Nimrod' (Charles James
Apperley) (1837)
Alfred James Dobbs, MP for Smethwick 1945
Apart from four members who were posthumously returned to Parliament during the
twentieth century, Dobbs holds the dubious distinction of being the shortest-serving
MP during that period.
On 26 July 1945, Dobbs, the Labour candidate, was returned at the declaration of the
poll in the constituency of Smethwick. The next day, while driving along the Great North
Road near Doncaster in Yorkshire, he swerved to avoid a child and collided with a military
vehicle and was killed instantly. A passenger in his car, Mrs. Elsie Marshall, was severely
injured and died on 5 August.
Anthony Henley, MP for Southampton 1727-1734
In 1733, while Henley was representing Southampton, he received a respectful request
from his local corporation to oppose the Excise Bill. In reply, he wrote:-
"I have received yours and am surprised at your insolence in troubling me about the excise.
You know what I very well know, that I bought you.
"And I know what perhaps you think I don't know, you are now selling yourselves to
somebody else.
"And I know what you don't know, that I am buying another borough.
"May God's curse light on you all.
"May your houses be as open and as common to all excise officers as your wives and
daughters were to me when I stood for your scoundrel corporation."
This letter was printed in The Weekly Register of 31 March 1733. However, Henley's
letter appears to have been written as a joke, since his real letter, which is described
as being "short and extremely proper" was immediately published by the Mayor of
Southampton. In the event, he voted against the Excise Bill as he had been requested.
For further reading see "Notes and Queries" Series II, volume xii, page 107 (1861)
James Barlow-Hoy, MP for Southampton 1830-1831, 1832-1833 and 1835-1837
The following [edited] report appeared in the 'Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian' of 26
August 1843:-
'A feeling of the most intense sorrow was communicated to the town [Southampton] on
Wednesday last, by the awful announcement that James Barlow Hoy, Esq., (for many years
M.P. for Southampton, and a gentleman of large property in its neighbourhood) had met with
an untimely death by the "bursting" (as erroneously reported) of his gun while shooting. The
melancholy intelligence of the lamented gentleman's death is, unhappily, too true, and we
have taken down the following statement of the shocking occurrence from the dictation of
gentleman, a friend of Mr. Barlow Hoy's, who was present at the calamitous accident:-
"Mr. Hoy left England a short time since on a tour, for the benefit of his lady's health, to the
Bagnieres de Luchon, in the Haute Garonne [in south-west France, at the foot of the
Pyrenees], and had been residing there about a month, when a shooting excursion was formed,
the party consisting of Mr. Barlow Hoy, Captain Meredith R.N., and five French gentlemen:
they had six Chasseurs [light cavalrymen] and three guides also in the party. It may be here
stated that the shooting was arranged to be in the neighbourhood of the Hospice of Vielle
(in the Pyrenees, in the province of Catalonia).
'The first day's shooting was on the 9th inst.; on the 12th, being the fourth day, Mrs. Hoy
was at the hospice, and the gentlemen had ascended as high as 4000ft above the level of
the valley, in pursuit of their game, and on their return divided into two parties, that with
Mr. Hoy had perhaps descended about a 1000ft when in crossing a ridge of rocks Mr. Hoy, in
jumping from one to another, slipped his footing, and in grasping the rock to recover himself,
his gun fell from his hand and at the same second went off; the muzzle as it were slid down
his left arm, the contents unhappily passed through it, close to the elbow, lacerating the arm
extensively and cutting the principal blood-vessels, but not breaking any bone. Captain
Meredith instantly applied a tourniquet. The gallant officer having seen considerable service
in the war, and having in duty in boats frequently applied such aids, could do this most
effectively by the means of a knotted handkerchief twisted to the extremist tension round
the arm with the knot upon the wound.
'Chasseurs were sent at the same moment to the adjacent villages in search of surgical
assistance, and one of the French gentlemen, the Count de Nicolay, having suggested that
Mons. Rue, the most celebrated of the Parisian surgeons, was at that time at Louchon, from
whence the party had started. Captain Meredith requested the Count, who was a personal
friend of Mons. Rue, to proceed to the Hospice and despatch a messenger for him. This was
done and Mr. Hoy conveyed, in the arms and on the shoulders of the guides and chasseurs,
with every care and despatch, down the route to the Hospice, a considerable distance and
3000ft descent, under great difficulties from the troublesome nature of the ground. When
arrived on the level road Mr. Hoy was sufficiently strong to ride three miles to the Hospice,
where Mrs. Hoy, who was there waiting, became acquainted with the dreadful accident that
had occurred.
'The accident happened at about ten minuted after three, but in spite of every exertion made
to obtain it, surgical assistance did not arrive from Vielle till nine o'clock on the following
morning; Mons. Rue only reached Vielle when his aid was too late. The wound was dressed by
ten o'clock and the surgeon, apparently a most expert practitioner, declared that there was
no manner of danger. He was told that there had been a great effusion of blood, but he
declared that had not the discharge of so much blood occurred, he might have been compelled
to take some from his patient.
'Mr. Hoy showed, during the time of the dressing great fortitude, strength of voice and collect-
edness of manner, and after it, laid down to rest. The surgeon remained in the house, and was
called about two hours afterwards by the friends watching, who told him of their
apprehensions lest that the tourniquets having been removed on the wound being dressed,
they feared that the blood might be again flowing. An examination took place, when the
surgeon again declared that there had been no flow of blood, and that everything was
favourable. Mr. Hoy continued his sleep after this, but we regret to state that he only
survived the first dressing between four and five hours, dying not so much from the nature of
the wound, or the loss of blood, as from the shock the nervous system had received.'
Sir John Edmund Commerell VC, MP for Southampton 1885-1888
Entering the Navy at age 13, in September 1855 Commerell was given the command of the
gun-vessel Weser based in the Sea of Azov during the Crimean War. On 11 October 1855,
together with two other men, he landed and made a hazardous march inland in order to
destroy a large Russian storage of forage and corn. The party reached its objective and
managed to set fire to the corn stacks, but they were discovered by the guards and a hot
pursuit ensued before the party reached the safety of their ship. For this exploit Commerell
and one of the other members of the party, William Thomas Rickard, were awarded the
Victoria Cross.
Commerell unsuccessfully contested Southampton in 1880, but was returned in both of the
general elections in 1885 and 1886. He devoted his time in Parliament promoting the
necessity of strengthening the Navy. When he was appointed commander-in-chief at
Portsmouth in 1888 he resigned his seat. He was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet in
February 1892.
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