List of MPs elected to the English parliament in 1604

This is a list of members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the 1st parliament in the reign of King James I in 1604, known as the Blessed Parliament.

In a stone-walled room, several armed men physically restrain another man, who is drawing his sword.
Guy Fawkes discovered guarding barrels of gunpowder in the undercroft beneath the House of Lords shortly after midnight on 5 November 1605.
Sir Edward Phelips - Speaker

The Parliament was summoned on 31 January 1604 and the first session ran from 19 March 1604 to 7 July 1604. The second session began on 5 November 1605 on the day when the Gunpowder Plot was discovered. It ended on 27 May 1606. The third session began on 18 November 1606 and lasted to 5 July 1607. The fourth session began on 9 February 1609 and continued to 23 July 1610. It was prorogued to 16 October 1610 and continued to 21 December 1610. It was then prorogued to 9 February 1611 when it was dissolved.

Prior to 1621 there was no official list of members and the 1614 parliamentary list is incomplete. However Browne Willis was able to state that his record for 1604 "is rendered thus perfect from a List sent me by the late Sir Philip Sydenham Bart".

List of constituencies and members edit

Oliver St John, Bedfordshire
Sir Henry Neville, Berkshire
Sir William Wade, West Looe
William Noy, Grampound
George Calvert, Bossiney 1609
Sir Richard Hawkins, Plymouth
William Cecil, Weymouth
Sir George Somers, Lyme Regis
Francis Russell, Lyme Regis 1610
Sir Dudley Digges, Tewkesbury
Thomas Fleming, Southampton
Sir Edwin Sandys, Stockbridge
Sir James Scudamore, Herefordshire
Francis Bacon, St Albans
Sir Robert Cotton, Huntingdonshire
Sir Edward Hoby, Rochester
John Sheffield, Lincolnshire
Sir Charles Cornwallis, Norfolk
Henry Hobart, Norwich
Robert Hitcham, King's Lynn
Sir William Paddy, Thetford
Arthur Ingram, Stafford 1609
Edward Cecil, Chichester
John Doddridge, Horsham
Sir Richard Weston, Midhurst
Sir Thomas Edmondes, Wilton
Sir James Ley, Westbury
Sir Francis Clifford, Yorkshire
George Carew, Hasting
Philip Herbert, Glamorgan
Sir Robert Harley, Radnor

Bedfordshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Bedfordshire Hon. Oliver St John
Sir Edward Radclyffe
Bedford Humphrey Winche
Thomas Hawes
Winche replaced by Sir Christopher Hatton

Berkshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Berkshire Sir Henry Neville
Sir Francis Knollys
Windsor Samuel Backhouse
Thomas Durdent
Durdent died - replaced by Sir Francis Howard
Reading Francis Moore
Jerome Bowes
Wallingford Sir William Dunch
Griffin Payne
Abingdon Sir Richard Lovelace

Buckinghamshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Buckinghamshire Sir Francis Goodwin
William Fleetwood
Goodwin not duly elected and replaced by Christopher Pigott.
Pigott expelled, replaced by Sir Anthony Tyringham
Buckingham Sir Thomas Denton
Sir Edward Tyrrell
Tyrrell died - replaced by Sir Francis Goodwin
Wycombe Sir John Townsend
Henry Fleetwood
Aylesbury Sir William Borlase
Sir William Smith

Cambridgeshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Cambridgeshire Sir John Peyton, 1st Baronet
Sir John Cutts
Cambridge University Nicholas Steward
Henry Mountlow
Steward replaced by Barnaby Gooch
Cambridge Robert Wallis
John Yaxley

Cheshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Cheshire Sir Thomas Holcroft
Sir Roger Aston
City of Chester Thomas Lawton
Hugh Glasier

Cornwall edit

Constituency Members Notes
Cornwall Sir Anthony Rous
Sir Jonathan Trelawny
Trelawny died 1604 replaced by Sir William Godolphin
Launceston Sir Thomas Lake
Ambrose Rous
Liskeard Sir William Killigrew
Reginald Nicholas
Lostwithiel Sir Thomas Chaloner
Sir William Lower
Truro Henry Cossen
Sir Thomas Burgess
Bodmin John Stone
Richard Spray
Helston Sir John Leigh
John Bogans
Bogans died (1606); replaced by Robert Naunton
Saltash Sir Peter Manwood
Thomas Wyvill
Westlow Sir George Harvey
Sir Henry Goodyer
Harvey died; replaced by Sir William Wade
Grampound William Noy
Francis Barnham
Eastlow Sir Robert Phelips
Sir John Parker
Camelford John Good
Anthony Turpin
Penryn Sir Richard Warburton
Thomas Prowse
Warburton died; replaced by Sir William Maynard (1609-1611)
Prowse died; replaced by Sir Edward Conway (1610-1611)
Tregoney Henry Pomeroy
Richard Garveigh
St Ives John Tregannon
William Brook
Mitchell William Cary
William Hakewill
Bossiney George Upton
Jerome Horsey
Upton died; replaced 1609-1611 by George Calvert
Fowey Henry Peter
Francis Vyvyan
St Germans George Carew
John Trott
St Mawes Dudley Carleton
Sir John Speccot
Newport Sir Robert Killigrew
Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet
Callington Sir Roger Wilbraham
Sir Wiliam Rolle

Cumberland edit

Constituency Members Notes
Cumberland Wilfrid Lawson
Edward Musgrave
Carlisle Thomas Blennerhassett
William Barwick

Derbyshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Derbyshire William Kniveton
Sir John Harpur
Derby John Baxter
Edmund Sleighe

Devon edit

Constituency Members Notes
Devon Edward Seymour
Thomas Ridgeway
Ridgway replaced 1607 by Sir John Acland
Exeter John Prowse
George Smith
Totnes Christopher Brocking
Walter Dollings (merchant)
Barnstaple Thomas Hinson
George Pearde
Plymouth Sir Richard Hawkins
James Bagg (merchant)
Plympton Erle Sir William Strode
Sir Henry Beaumont
Beaumont chose for Leicester - replaced by John Hele
Tavistock Sir George Fleetwood
Edward Duncombe
Bere Alston Sir Arthur Atye
Sir Richard Strode
Atye died replaced by Humphrey May from 1605
Clifton Dartmouth Hardness Thomas Holland
Thomas Gurney

Dorset edit

Constituency Members Notes
Dorset Sir Thomas Freke
John Williams
Dorchester Matthew Chubbe
John Spicer
Poole Edward Man
Thomas Robarts
Shaftesbury Robert Hopton
John Budden
Weymouth Thomas Barfoot (mayor)
Sir John Hanham
Barfoot died - replaced by William Cecil, Lord Cranborne
Melcombe Regis Robert White (alderman)
Robert Myddelton (merchant)
White replaced 1610 by Barnard Michell
Lyme Regis Sir George Somers
John Hassard
Somers died 1610 - replaced by Sir Francis Russell
Hassard too ill in 1610 - replaced by George Jeffreys
Wareham Sir Robert Napier
Francis James
Bridport Sir Robert Miller
John Pitt
Corfe Castle Sir John Hobart
Edward Duncombe
Duncombe poss Daccombe

Essex edit

Constituency Members Notes
Essex Sir Edward Denny
Sir Francis Barrington Bt
Denny ennobled and replaced 1605 by Sir Gameliel Capell
Colchester Robert Barker
Edward Alford
Maldon Sir Edward Lewknor
William Wiseman
Lewknor died - replaced by Sir Theophilus Howard
Wiseman died - replaced by Sir John Sammes
Harwich Richard Browne
Thomas Trevor
Not recorded by BW

Gloucestershire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Gloucestershire Sir Thomas Berkeley
Sir Richard Berkeley
Richard Berkeley died - replaced by John Throckmorton
Gloucester Nicholas Overbury
John Jones
BW gives Christopher Caple
Cirencester Richard Martin
Arnold Oldsworth
Martin chose for Christchurch - replaced by Edward Jones
Jones died - replaced by Sir Anthony Manie
Tewkesbury Not enfranchised until 1610
when Sir Dudley Diggs and Edward Ferrers returned

Hampshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Hampshire Sir Robert Oxenbridge
William Jephson
Winchester John Moore
Edward Cole
Southampton Thomas Fleming
Sir John Jeffrys
Thomas Fleming made Baron of the Exchequer in 1604. Replaced by son Thomas Fleming
Portsmouth Oliver St John
Sir Richard Jenvoy
Petersfield Sir William Hervey
Sir William Kingswell
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight Thomas Cheeke
Arthur Bromfield
Newport, Isle of Wight Richard James
John Ashdell
Newtown, Isle of Wight Sir John Stanhope
William Meux
Stanhope made Baron in 1605 and replaced by Thomas Wilson
Lymington Thomas Marshal
Thomas South
Christchurch Richard Martin
Nicholas Hyde
Stockbridge Sir William Fortescue
Edwin Sandys
Whitchurch Sir Richard Pawlett
Thomas Brookes
Andover Sir Thomas Jermyn
Thomas Antrobus

Herefordshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Herefordshire Sir James Scudamore
Sir Herbert Croft
Hereford Walter Hardman
John Hoskins
Leominster Thomas Coningsby
John Powle

Hertfordshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Hertfordshire Henry Cary, 1st Viscount Falkland
Sir Rowland Lytton
St Albans Francis Bacon
Adolph Carey
Bacon chosen for Ipswich replaced by Tobie Matthew
Carey died - replaced by Sir Thomas Parry
Hertford Not enfranchised

Huntingdonshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Huntingdonshire Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington
Sir Oliver Cromwell
Huntingdon Henry Cromwell
Thomas Harley

Kent edit

Constituency Members Notes
Kent Sir John Scott
Sir John Leveson
Canterbury John Boys
Matthew Hadde
Rochester Sir Edward Hoby
(Sir) Thomas Walsingham (elder)
Queenborough Sir Edward Stafford
Michael Sondes
Maidstone Sir Francis Fane
Lawrence Washington

Lancashire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Lancashire Sir Richard Molyneux
Sir Richard Hoghton
Preston Sir Vincent Skinner
William Holte (or Hall)
Lancaster Sir Thomas Hesketh
Sir Thomas Fanshawe
Hesketh replaced 1605 by Thomas Howard
Newton Sir John Luke
Richard Ashton
Wigan Sir William Cooke
Sir John Pulteney
Clitheroe Sir John Dormer
Martin Lister
Liverpool Giles Brook (alderman)
Thomas Remchinge

Leicestershire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Leicestershire Sir George Villiers
Sir Thomas Beaumont
Leicester William Skipwith
Henry Beaumont
Skipwith died 1610 and replaced by Henry Rich

Lincolnshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Lincolnshire Lord Clinton and Saye
John Sheffield
Lincoln Sir Thomas Grantham
Sir Edward Tyrwhit
Boston Anthony Irby
Francis Bullingham
Grimsby Sir William Wray
Sir George St Paul
Stamford Sir Robert Wingfield
Henry Hall
Wingfield died 1609 - replaced by Edward Cecil
Grantham Sir George Manners
Sir Thomas Horsman

Middlesex edit

Constituency Members Notes
Middlesex Sir Robert Wroth
Sir William Fleetwood
Julius Caesar served part term.
Westminster Sir Thomas Knyvet
Sir Walter Cope
City of London Sir Henry Billingsley
Sir Henry Montague
Nicholas Fuller
Richard Gore
Billingsley died 1606 - replaced by Sir Thomas Lowe

Monmouthshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Monmouthshire Thomas Somerset
Sir John Herbert
Monmouth Boroughs (Sir) Robert Johnson

Norfolk edit

Constituency Members Notes
Norfolk Nicholas Bacon
Sir Charles Cornwallis
Norwich Henry Hobart
John Pettus
King's Lynn Thomas Oxborough (recorder)
Robert Hitcham
Yarmouth Thomas Damet
John Wheeler
Thetford Bassingbourne Gawdy
Sir William Paddy
Gawdy died in 1606 - replaced by Sir William Twysden
Castle Rising Sir Thomas Monson
Sir Robert Townsend

Northamptonshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Northamptonshire Sir Edward Montagu
Sir Valentine Knightley
Peterborough Richard Cecil
Edward Wymarke
Northampton Henry Yelverton
Edward Mercer
Brackley Richard Spencer
William Lisle
Higham Ferrers Goddard Pemberton

Northumberland edit

Constituency Members Notes
Northumberland Sir Ralph Grey
Sir Henry Widdrington
Newcastle George Selby
Henry Chapman
Morpeth Christopher Perkins
John Hare
Berwick upon Tweed Sir William Selby
Christopher Parkinson

Nottinghamshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Nottinghamshire Sir John Holles
Sir Percival Willoughby
Nottingham Richard Hunt
Anchor Jackson
East Retford Sir John Thornhagh
Sir Thomas Darrel

Oxfordshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Oxfordshire Lawrence Tanfield
John Doyley
Oxford University Sir Daniel Donne
Sir Thomas Crompton
Oxford Sir Francis Leigh
Thomas Wentworth
Woodstock Sir Richard Lee
Thomas Spencer
Banbury William Cope

Rutland edit

Constituency Members Notes
Rutland Sir James Harrington
Sir William Bulstrode

Salop edit

Constituency Members Notes
Shropshire Sir Richard Leveson
Sir Robert Needham
Shrewsbury Richard Barker
Francis Tate
Bridgnorth Sir Lewis Lewknor
Edward Bromley
Bromley replaced by Francis Lacon
Ludlow Robert Berry
Richard Benson
Wenlock Robert Lawley
George Lawley
Bishops Castle William Twyneho
Samuel Lewknor

Somerset edit

Constituency Members Notes
Somerset Sir Francis Hastings
(Sir) Edward Phelips
Phelips was speaker. Hastings died 1610 - replaced by John Poulett
Bristol George Snigge
Thomas James
Snigge replaced in 1605 by John Whitson
Bath William Sharestone
Christopher Stone
Wells Sir Robert Stapleton
James Kirton
Stapleton died 1606 - replaced by Edward Forsett
Taunton Edward Hexte
John Bond
Bridgwater Sir Nicholas Halswell
John Povey
Minehead Sir Ambrose Turville
Sir Maurice Berkeley

Staffordshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Staffordshire Sir Edward Littleton
Sir Robert Stanford
Littleton replaced 1610 by Francis Trentham
Stanford replaced 1607 by Sir John Egerton
Lichfield Anthony Dyott
Thomas Crew
Stafford Hugh Beeston
George Cradock
Beeston replaced by Arthur Ingram in 1609
Newcastle under Lyme Walter Chetwynd
John Bowyer
Bowyer died 1605 replaced in by-election by Rowland Cotton
Tamworth Percival Willoughby
John Ferrers
Percival replaced in by-election in 1604 by Sir Thomas Beaumont

Suffolk edit

Constituency Members Notes
Suffolk Sir John Heigham
Sir Robert Drury
Ipswich Sir Henry Glemham
Sir Francis Bacon
Dunwich Sir Valentine Knightley
Philip Gawdy
Knightley chose to sit for Northamptonshire;replaced by Thomas Smythe
Orford Sir Michael Stanhope
Sir William Cornwallis
Eye Edward Honing
Sir Henry Bockenham
Honing died and replaced 1610 by Sir John Kay
Aldeburgh Sir William Woodhouse
Thomas Revett
Sudbury Sir Thomas Beckingham
Thomas Eden
BW corregenda changes Eden from Henry to Thomas

Surrey edit

Constituency Members Notes
Surrey Sir Robert More
Sir Edmund Bowyer
Southwark George Rivers
William Counden
Bletchingly Sir John Trevor
Richard Bellingham
Bellingham died, replaced by Sir Charles Howard
Reigate Sir Edward Howard
Herbert Pelham
Gatton Sir Thomas Gresham
Sir Nicholas Saunders
Guildford Sir George More
George Austen
Haslemere Edward Fraunceys
William Jackson

Sussex edit

Constituency Members Notes
Sussex Robert Sackville
Charles Howard
Chichester Adrian Stoughton
Sir John Morley
Horsham John Dodderidge
Michael Hicks
Midhurst Francis Neville
Sir Richard Weston
Weston may have replaced William Twinehoe
Lewes John Shirley
Sir Henry Nevill
New Shoreham Sir Bernard Whetston
Sir Hugh Beeston
Steyning Sir Thomas Shirley
Sir Thomas Bishopp, 1st Baronet
Bramber Sir John Shurley
Henry Shelley
East Grinstead Sir Henry Compton
Sir John Swynnerton
Arundel Thomas Preston
John Tye

Warwickshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Warwickshire Sir Edward Greville
Sir Richard Verney
Coventry Henry Breres
John Rogerson
Rogerson ill and replaced by Sir John Harington
Warwick John Townsend
William Spicer

Westmorland edit

Constituency Members Notes
Westmoreland Sir Thomas Strickland
Sir Richard Musgrave
Appleby Sir John Morice
Sir William Bowyer

Wiltshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Wiltshire Sir Francis Popham
Sir John Thynne
Salisbury Giles Tooker
Richard Godfrey
Wilton Sir Thomas Edmondes
Hugh Sandford
Downton Sir Carew Raleigh
William Stockman
Hindon Sir Edmund Ludlow
Thomas Thynne
Heytesbury Sir William Eyre
Walter Gawen
Chippenham John Hungerford
General John Roberts
Calne William Swaddon
John Noyes
Swaddon vacated seat - replaced by Sir Edmund Carey
Devizes Sir Henry Baynton
Robert Drew
Ludgershall James Kirton
Henry Ludlow
Great Bedwyn John Rodney
(Sir) Anthony Hungerford
Cricklade Sir John Hungerford
Sir Henry Poole
Malmesbury Sir Roger Dalyson
Sir Thomas Dalyson
Westbury Sir James Ley
Matthew Ley
James Ley made justice - replaced by Alexander Chocke
Old Sarum William Ravenscroft
Edward Leache
Wootton Bassett Henry Martin
Alexander Tutt
Marlborough Lawrence Hyde
Richard Digges

Worcestershire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Worcestershire Sir Henry Bromley
Sir William Lygon
Lygon died 1609 - replaced by Sir Samuel Sandys
Worcester John Coucher
Christopher Deighton
Deighton died - replaced by Rowland Berkeley
Droitwich George Wylde I
John Brace
Evesham Sir Thomas Biggs
Sir Philip Knightley
Knightley died 1605 - replaced by Robert Bowyer
Bowyer replaced 1610 by Edward Salter
Bewdley Enfranchised 1605 Richard Young

Yorkshire edit

Constituency Members Notes
Yorkshire Sir Francis Clifford
Sir John Savile
BW gives Thomas Clifford
York Roger Askwith (Alderman)
Christopher Brooke
Kingston upon Hull Anthony Cole (Alderman)
John Edmonds (Alderman)
BW gives Edwards
Scarborough Francis Eure
Sir Thomas Posthumous Hoby
Knaresborough Sir Henry Slingsby
Sir William Slingsby
Richmond Sir Talbot Bowes
Richard Perceval
Beverley Allan Percy
William Gee
Aldborough Sir Henry Savile
Sir Edmund Sheffield
Thirsk Sir Edward Swift
Timothy Whittingham
Hedon Sir Henry Constable
Sir Christopher Hilliard
Constable replaced 1610 by John Digby
Ripon Sir John Mallory
Sir John Bennet
Boroughbridge John Ferne
Sir Henry Jenkins
BW gives Fane for Ferne
Ferne died replaced by Sir Richard Gargrave
Gargrave then replaced by Sir Thomas Vavasour

Cinque Ports edit

Constituency Members Notes
Hastings Richard Lyffe
Sir George Carew
Lyffe died and was replaced 1605 by James Lasher
Carew created Baron Carew of Clopton on 4 June 1605 and replaced by Sir Edward Hales
Sandwich Sir George Fane
Edward Peake
Peake died 1607 replaced by John Griffith
Dover Sir Thomas Waller
George Bing
Romney Sir Robert Remington
John Plommer
Hythe Sir John Smith
Christopher Toldervey
Smith died and replaced (1609) by Norton Knatchbull
Rye Thomas Hamon
John Young
Hamon (or Hammond) died 1607, probably replaced by Heneage Finch
Winchelsea Adam White
Thomas Unton

Wales edit

Constituency Members Notes
Anglesey Sir Richard Bulkeley
Beaumaris William Jones
Brecknockshire Sir Robert Knollys
Brecknock Sir Henry Williams
Cardiganshire John Lewis
Cardigan William Bradshaw
Carmarthenshire Sir Robert Mansell
Carmarthen Sir Walter Rice
Carnarvonshire Sir William Maurice
Carnarvon John Griffith Griffith died 1609 - replaced by Clement Edmondes
Denbighshire Peter Mutton
Denbigh Boroughs Hugh Myddelton
Flintshire Roger Puleston
Flint Roger Brereton
Glamorgan Philip Herbert Herbert ennobled - replaced by Sir Thomas Mansell
Cardiff Matthew Davies
Merioneth Sir Edward Herbert
Montgomeryshire William Herbert
Montgomery Edward Whittingham
Pembrokeshire Alban Stepney
Pembroke Richard Cuney
Haverfordwest James Perrot
Radnorshire James Price BW gives (of Pilleth)
Radnor Sir Robert Harley

See also edit

Notes edit

References edit

  • Brunton, D.; Pennington, D. H. (1954). Members of the Long Parliament. London: George Allen & Unwin.
  • Cobbett, William, ed. (1808). Comprising the period from the Battle of Edge-Hill, in October 1642, to the restoration of Charles the Second, in April 1660. Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the year 1803. Vol. 3. London: R. Bagshaw. pp. 1535, 1536.
  • Willis, Browne (1750). "First Parliament, at Westminster, Anno 1 James I. 1603.". 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. pp. 156-166.