Worcestershire (parliamentary constituency)

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The Worcestershire parliamentary constituency was created in 1290 and remained a constituency under the Parliament of England until April 1707; it was then a constituency under the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1801 and finally it was a constituency under the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 until the Reform Act of 1832. Under the Reform Act the seat was split into two, the Worcestershire East and Worcestershire Western Division constituencies. It had two Members of Parliament.


[edit] Boundaries

The constituency comprised the whole county, except for the boroughs of Bewdley, Droitwich, Evesham and Worcester. Between 1290 and 1832 Kidderminster was part of the Worcestershire constituency and Stourport was part of the Bewdley constituency.

[edit] Members of Parliament

DateFirst memberSecond member
1539Sir John Pakington??
1570 - 1571Gilbert Lyttelton ??
1609 - 1611Samuel Sandys??
1615Samuel Sandys??
1620 - 1621Samuel SandysThomas Lyttelton
1640Sir John Pakington , 2nd Bt ??
1660Henry BromleyJohn Talbot
1661Sir John Pakington , 2nd Bt Samuel Sandys
1679Thomas Foley
1681Bridges Nanfan
1685Sir John Pakington, 3rd Bt James Pytts
1689Sir James RushoutThomas Foley
1690Sir John Pakington, 4th Bt
1695Edwin Sandys
1698Sir John Pakington, 4th Bt William Walsh
1701William Bromley
1702William Walsh
1705William Bromley
1707Sir Thomas Winford
1710Samuel Pytts
1715Thomas Vernon
1720Sir Thomas Lyttelton, 4th Bt
1727Sir Herbert Pakington
1734Edmund Lechmere
1741Edmund Pytts I
1747Viscount Deerhurst
1751John Bulkeley Coventry
1753Edmund Pytts II
1761John Ward, later Viscount DudleyWilliam Dowdeswell
1774Edward Foley
1775William Lygon, later 2nd Earl Beauchamp
March 1803 John Ward, later Earl of Dudley
November 1803William Lygon, later 2nd Earl Beauchamp
1806 William Lyttelton, 3rd Lord Lyttelton
1816Henry Beauchamp Lygon, later 3rd Earl Beauchamp
1820Sir Thomas Winnington, 3rd Bt
1830Thomas Foley, later 4th Lord Foley
1831Frederick Spencer, later 4th Earl Spencer

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