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Cardigan (UK Parliament constituency)

Cardigan
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
1542–1885
Number of members one
Replaced by Cardiganshire

The Cardigan District of Boroughs was a parliamentary constituency in Wales which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and its predecessors, from 1542 until it was abolished for the 1885 general election. The borough constituency comprised the four towns of Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Lampeter and Adpar - geographically separated from each other but all within the county of Cardiganshire.

The last member to represent the constituency was David Davies from 1874 until 1885. When the county and borough constituencies were merged to form the Cardiganshire seat in 1885, David Davies comfortably won the election. In 1886, however, Davies joined the Liberal Unionists and was narrowly defeated at the General Election that year by the Liberal Party candidate..

Contents

  • Boundaries 1
  • Members of Parliament 2
    • Members of Parliament 1542-1640 2.1
    • Members of Parliament 1640-1660 2.2
      • Long Parliament 2.2.1
  • Election results 3
  • References 4

Boundaries

Members of Parliament

Members of Parliament 1542-1640

As there were sometimes significant gaps between Parliaments held in this period, the dates of first assembly and dissolution are given. Where the name of the member has not yet been ascertained or (before 1558) is not recorded in a surviving document, the entry unknown is entered in the table.

Elected Assembled Dissolved Member Note
1542 16 January 1542 28 March 1544 unknown
1545 23 November 1545 31 January 1547 Jenkin ap Rhees
1547 4 November 1547 15 April 1552 John Cotton History of Parliament gives Gruffydd Done
1553 1 March 1553 31 March 1553 Edward ap Howell
1553 5 October 1553 5 December 1553 John Gwyn
1554 2 April 1554 3 May 1554 John Powell
1554 12 November 1554 16 January 1555 John Powell History of Parliament gives John Gwyn
1555 21 October 1555 9 December 1555 Thomas Phaer
1558 20 January 1558 17 November 1558 Thomas Phaer
1559 23 January 1559 8 May 1559 Thomas Phaer
1562/3 11 January 1563 2 January 1567 John Gwyn
1571 2 April 1571 29 May 1571 Edward Davies
1572 8 May 1572 19 April 1583 Edward Davies
1584 23 November 1584 14 September 1585 Francis Cheyne
1586 13 October 1586 23 March 1587 Francis Cheyne
1588 4 February 1589 29 March 1589 Alban Stepney
1593 18 February 1593 10 April 1593 Sir Ferdinando Gorges
1597 24 October 1597 9 February 1598 Thomas Rawlins
1601 27 October 1601 19 December 1601 William Aubrey
Richard Delabere
Double return unresolved at the dissolution of Parliament
1604 19 March 1604 9 February 1611 William Bradshaw
1614 5 April 1614 7 June 1614 Robert Wolverstone
1620 16 January 1621 8 February 1622 Walter Overbury
12 January 1624 12 February 1624 27 March 1625 Rowland Pugh
4 March 1625 17 May 1625 12 August 1625 Rowland Pugh
12 January 1626 6 February 1626 15 June 1626 Walter Overbury
31 March 1628 17 March 1628 10 March 1629 John Vaughan
1640 13 April 1640 5 May 1640 John Vaughan

Members of Parliament 1640-1660

This sub-section includes the Long Parliament and the Rump Parliament, together with the Parliaments of the Commonwealth and the Protectorate (before the Convention Parliament of 1660).

Long Parliament

Year Member Party
November 1640 writ delivered too late to make a return, new writ ordered
December 1640 John Vaughan
1645 Vaughan expelled - seat vacant
1646 Thomas Wogan
1653 Cardigan was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament
and the First and Second Parliaments of the Protectorate
January 1659 Col. Rowland Dawkins
May 1659 Unrepresented in the restored Rump
April 1660 James Philipps
1663 Sir Charles Cotterell
1679 Hector Phillips
1693 John Lewis
1698 Sir Charles Lloyd
1701 Henry Lloyd
1705 Lewis Pryse
February 1710 Simon Harcourt Tory
October 1710 John Meyrick
1712 Owen Brigstocke
1713 Sir George Barlow, 2nd Baronet
1715 Stephen Parry
1725 Thomas Powell
1727 Francis Cornwallis
1729 Richard Lloyd
1741 Thomas Pryse
1746 John Symmons
1761 Sir Herbert Lloyd, 1st Baronet
1768 Pryse Campbell Whig
1769 Ralph Congreve
1774 Sir Robert Smyth, 5th Baronet
1775 Thomas Johnes
1782 John Campbell Pittite
1796 Hon. John Vaughan
1818 Pryse Pryse Liberal
1849 Pryse Loveden Liberal
1855 John Lloyd Davies Conservative
1857 Edward Lewis Pryse Liberal
1868 Sir Thomas Lloyd, 1st Baronet Liberal
1874 David Davies Liberal
1885 Constituency abolished

Election results

References

  • The Parliamentary History of the Principality of Wales
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 2)
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