Aldeburgh (UK Parliament constituency)

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Aldeburgh
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
CountySuffolk
Major settlementsAldeburgh
1571–1832
Number of membersTwo
Replaced byEast Suffolk

Aldeburgh in Suffolk, was a parliamentary borough represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and its predecessor bodies.

History[edit]

The town was enfranchised in 1571 as a borough constituency. It was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of England until 1707, then of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832. It was represented by two burgesses. The constituency was abolished in 1832 as a rotten borough.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency comprised the parliamentary borough of Aldeburgh, in the county of Suffolk in Eastern England.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1571–1640[edit]

Parliament First member Second member
1571 Roger Woodhouse Robert Higford[1]
1572 Francis Beaumont Charles Seckford [1]
1584 Peter Osborne John Foxe [1]
1586 Peter Osborne Edmond Bell [1]
1588 Edward Coke William Bence [1]
1593 Thomas Knyvet William Bence [1]
1597 Francis Harvey Francis Johnson [1]
1601 Martin Stutteville Francis Corbet [1]
1604–1611 Sir William Woodhouse Thomas Ryvett
1614 Sir William Woodhouse Sir Henry Glemham
1621–1622 Sir Henry Glemham Charles Glemham
1624 Nicholas Ryvett John Bence
1625 Sir Thomas Glemham Charles Glemham
1626 Sir Thomas Glemham William Mason
1628 Sir Simon Steward Marmaduke Rawden
1629–1640 No Parliaments summoned

MPs 1640–1832[edit]

Year First member First party Second member Second party
April 1640 William Rainsborough Parliamentarian Squire Bence Parliamentarian
November 1640 William Rainsborough Parliamentarian Alexander Bence Parliamentarian
1642 Squire Bence Parliamentarian
November 1648 Squire Bence died, November 1648 - seat vacant
December 1648 Alexander Bence excluded in Pride's Purge - seat vacant
1653 Aldeburgh was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament and the First and Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
January 1659 Laurence Oxburgh John Bence
May 1659 Not represented in the restored Rump
April 1660 Sir Robert Brooke Thomas Bacon
1661 Sir John Holland, Bt
1669 John Bence
February 1679 Sir Richard Haddock Henry Johnson
August 1679 John Bence John Corrance
1685 Sir Henry Bedingfield
1689 Sir Henry Johnson William Johnson
1718 by-election Samuel Lowe
1719 by-election Walter Plumer
1727 William Windham
1730 by-election Sir John Williams Tory
1732 by-election Captain George Purvis Whig
1734 William Conolly Whig
March 1741 by-election Francis Gashry Whig
May 1741 Richard Plumer
1747 William Windham Zachary Philip Fonnereau
1761 Philip Fonnereau
1768 Nicholas Linwood
1773 by-election Thomas Fonnereau
1774 Richard Combe
1779 by-election Martyn Fonnereau
1780 Philip Champion Crespigny
1784 Samuel Salt
1790 Lord Grey of Groby Thomas Grenville
1796 Sir John Aubrey, Bt Whig Michael Angelo Taylor Whig
1800 by-election George Johnstone
1802 John McMahon Tory
April 1812 by-election Sandford Graham
October 1812 The Lord Dufferin & Claneboye Tory Andrew Strahan Tory
1818 Samuel Walker Tory Joshua Walker Tory[10]
1820 James Blair Tory
1826 John Wilson Croker Tory[11]
1827 by-election Wyndham Lewis Tory[12]
February 1829 by-election Marquess of Douro Tory[13]
May 1829 by-election Spencer Horsey Kilderbee Tory[14]
1830 John Wilson Croker Tory[11]
1832 Constituency abolished

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1830s[edit]

General election 1831: Aldeburgh[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Tory Arthur Wellesley Unopposed
Tory John Wilson Croker Unopposed
Registered electors c. 65
Tory hold
Tory hold
General election 1830: Aldeburgh[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Tory Arthur Wellesley Unopposed
Tory John Wilson Croker Unopposed
Tory hold
Tory hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Aldeburgh". History of Parliament Online (1558-1603). Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Aldeburgh". History of Parliament Online (1604-1629). Retrieved 27 March 2019. (currently unavailable)
  3. ^ "Aldeburgh". History of Parliament Online (1640-1660). Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Aldeburgh". History of Parliament Online (1660-1690). Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Aldeburgh". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Aldeburgh". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Aldeburgh". History of Parliament Online (1754-1790). Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Aldeburgh". History of Parliament Online (1790-1820). Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  9. ^ a b c "Aldeburgh". History of Parliament Online (1820-1832). Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  10. ^ Escott, Margaret. "WALKER, Joshua (1786-1862), of Hendon Place, Mdx. and 9 Mansion House Street, London". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  11. ^ a b Fisher, David R. "CROKER, John Wilson (1780-1857), of Munster House, Fulham, Mdx. and West Molesey , Surr". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  12. ^ Escott, Margaret. "LEWIS, Wyndham (1780-1838), of Greenmeadow, Tongwynlais, Glam. and Grosvenor Gate, Mdx". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  13. ^ Escott, Margaret. "WELLESLEY, Arthur Richard, mq. of Douro (1807-1884)". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  14. ^ Escott, Margaret. "KILDERBEE (afterwards DE HORSEY), Spencer Horsey (1790-1860), of Great Glemham, Suff. and 8 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mdx". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
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