Lyme Regis (UK Parliament constituency)
Lyme Regis was a parliamentary borough in Dorset, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1295 until 1832, and then one member from 1832 until 1868, when the borough was abolished.
|Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||two (1295–1832); one (1832–1868)|
Members of Parliament
- Constituency created (1295)
|Parliament||First member||Second member|
|1386||Walter Tropenell||Robert Membury|
|1388 (Feb)||Walter Tropenell||Robert Membury|
|1388 (Sep)||Walter Tropenell||John Dorset|
|1390 (Jan)||Walter Tropenell||John Dorset|
|1391||Walter Tropenell||John Dorset|
|1393||Robert Membury||Roger Crogge|
|1394||Robert Membury||John Stikelane|
|1395||John Dorset||John Wade|
|1397 (Jan)||Thomas Bathe||Hugh Sampford|
|1397 (Sep)||John Stikelane||John Crone|
|1399||Roger Crogge||John Stikelane|
|1402||Roger Crogge||Ralph Stikelane|
|1406||Roger Crogge||Ralph Stikelane|
|1407||Peter Richman||John Baker III|
|1413 (May)||Thomas Walsingham||Roger Crogge|
|1414 (Apr)||John Tynham||Thomas Stikelane|
|1414 (Nov)||John Tynham||Roger Crogge|
|1417||Thomas Est||William Taverner|
|1420||Edward Cukkford||John Richman|
|1421 (May)||Thoms Lond||Nicholas Radford|
|1421 (Dec)||Thomas Richman||Richard Parker|
|1510–1523||No names known|
|1529||John Pyne, died |
and repl. after 1532 by ?John Tudoll
|1545||John Fry||William Pole|
|1547||Sir Francis Fleming||Henry Leke|
|1553 (Oct)||Thomas Goodwin||John Mallock|
|Parliament of 1554|
|Parliament of 1554–1555|
|Parliament of 1555||John Strowbridge||Jasper Poyntz|
|Parliament of 1558||Jasper Poyntz||John Popham|
|Parliament of 1559||Nicholas Throckmorton||John Mallock|
|Parliament of 1563–1567||Francis Walsingham||William Butler (or Boteler?)|
|Parliament of 1571||John Astley||William Ellesdon|
|Parliament of 1572–1581||George Ellesdon|
|Parliament of 1584–1585||Edward Drew||John Hassard|
|Parliament of 1586–1587||Thomas Hughes|
|Parliament of 1588–1589||Hamden Paulet||Robert Hassard|
|Parliament of 1593||Zachariah Bethel|
|Parliament of 1597–1598||Richard Tichborne||Christopher Ellesdon|
|Parliament of 1601||John FitzJames||Nicholas Throckmorton, later Nicholas Carew|
|Parliament of 1604–1611||Sir George Somers died 1610
By-election Sir Francis Russell
|John Hassard too ill to continue sitting 1610|
By-election George Jeffreys
|Addled Parliament (1614)||Sir Edward Seymour||George Browne|
|Parliament of 1621–1622||John Poulett||Robert Hassard|
|Happy Parliament (1624–1625)||Sir John Drake||William Wynn|
|Useless Parliament (1625)||John Drake||Thomas Paramour|
|Parliament of 1625–1626||Sir Walter Erle|
|Parliament of 1628–1629||Christopher Erle|
|No Parliament summoned 1629–1640|
|Year||1st Member||1st Party||2nd Member||2nd Party|
|April 1640||Sir Walter Erle||Parliamentarian||Richard Rose||Parliamentarian|
|November 1640||Edmund Prideaux||Parliamentarian|
|December 1648||Rose not recorded as sitting after Pride's Purge|
|1653||Lyme Regis was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament|
|1654||Sir Edmund Prideaux||Lyme Regis had only one seat in the First and |
Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
|January 1659||Henry Henley|
|May 1659||One seat vacant|
|April 1660||Walter Yonge||Thomas Moore (sat for Heytesbury)|
|June 1660||Henry Hyde, later Earl of Clarendon|
|1661||Sir John Shaw||Henry Henley|
|1679||Sir George Strode|
|1685||John Pole||Sir Winston Churchill|
|1710||Henry Henley||John Burridge, junior|
|1722||Henry Holt Henley|
|1728||Henry Holt Henley|
|1753||Thomas Fane, later Earl of Westmorland||Tory|
|1762||Lord Burghersh, later Earl of Westmorland||Tory|
|1772||Hon. Henry Fane||Tory|
|1780||David Robert Michel||Tory|
|1784||Hon. Thomas Fane||Tory|
|1806||Lord Burghersh, later Earl of Westmorland||Tory|
|1816||John Thomas Fane||Tory|
|1826||Hon. Henry Sutton Fane||Tory|
|1832||Representation reduced to one member|
Elections in the 1840s
Pinney was unseated on petition on 31 May 1842, and Hussey was declared elected.
Elections in the 1850s
|Conservative||John Wright Treeby||115||49.8||+22.9|
Notes and references
- This may be the future Speaker of the House of Commons, John Popham (1531–1607), but his entry in the Dictionary of National Biography judges this identification as "uncertain".
- In 1607, Sir George Somers reported to the Commons that his colleague, Hassard, was too ill from gout to continue serving, and attempted to have him dismissed from his seat. However, the House resolved "That he shall still serve, and that he shall not be removed". But in 1610 Sir John Jeffreys offered a petition on behalf of the borough to allow Hassard to be replaced, and a committee on investigation found that the 69-year-old MP was bed-ridden and incurable, and a new writ was ordered to replace him. (Oldfield, Vol I, p 372).
- Browne Willis gives three names for Lyme Regis in the Short Parliament, those of Erle, Rose and Prideaux. Other sources do not suggest that Prideaux sat in that Parliament (whereas Erle certainly did), and it is probably his name that is in error.
- Prideaux took his seat in the restored Rump, but died 1659
- Burridge was re-elected at the general election of 1727 but was subsequently judged to be ineligible since he was Mayor of the borough at the time of the election, and his defeated opponent Henley was declared elected in his place
- In 1780 there was a double return: on petition, the election was declared void and a new election held with the same candidates: Fane and Michel were elected in preference to Henry Harford and Lionel Darell, junior.
- Pinney was initially declared re-elected at the general election of 1841, but on petition his election was declared void and Hussey declared elected in his place after scrutiny of the votes
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- "Election Talk". The Spectator. 13 December 1834. p. 6. Retrieved 19 May 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
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- "To the Editor of the Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury". Sherborne Mercury. 28 August 1847. p. 3. Retrieved 19 May 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Elvins, Brian. "Somerset County M.P.s 1832–1885—A Profile" (PDF). Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. p. 152. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
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- "Lyme Regis and Sir Fitzroy Kelly". The Ipswich Journal. 28 August 1847. p. 3. Retrieved 24 November 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Lyme Regis Election". Southern Times and Dorset County Herald. 10 July 1852. p. 4. Retrieved 19 May 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Dorset County Chronicle. 6 July 1865. p. 17 https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000408/18650706/057/0017. Retrieved 25 March 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. Missing or empty
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- F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1832–1885 (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
- Maija Jansson (ed.), Proceedings in Parliament, 1614 (House of Commons) (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1988)
- Lewis Namier & John Brooke, The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1754–1790 (London: HMSO, 1964)* J E Neale, The Elizabethan House of Commons (London: Jonathan Cape, 1949)
- T. H. B. Oldfield, The Representative History of Great Britain and Ireland (London: Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, 1816)
- J Holladay Philbin, Parliamentary Representation 1832 – England and Wales (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965)
- Henry Stooks Smith, The Parliaments of England from 1715 to 1847, Volume 1 (London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1844)
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. p. 1.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 4)