Records of members of parliament of the United Kingdom

This article about records of members of parliament of the United Kingdom and of England includes a variety of lists of MPs by age, period and other circumstances of service, familiar sets, ethnic or religious minorities, physical attributes, and circumstances of their deaths.



Prior to the Acts of Union, the youngest known person to have sat in the House of Commons of England was Christopher Monck, elected MP for Devon in 1667, "probably without a contest", at the age of 13. He sat in the House for three years, before being elevated to the House of Lords upon his father's death. He is said to have been "moderately active during his short period of membership, sitting on seven committees".[1]

Monck was one of many members returned underage in the late seventeenth century, with around ten underage members in each of the Parliaments of 1690 and 1695, many aristocrats. In response to this, the Parliamentary Elections Act 1695 established 21 as the minimum age, although this was not reliably enforced.[2] Until the Reform Act 1832, underage MPs were seldom unseated. For example, Charles James Fox became an MP aged 19 in 1768,[3] and Robert Jocelyn, Viscount Jocelyn, became an MP aged 18 in 1806.[4][5]

Before the general election of 2015, the youngest MP since the Reform Act of 1832[6] was William Charles Wentworth-FitzWilliam, elected at Malton in the 1832 general election aged 20 and 11 months. His election, whilst theoretically illegal, was unchallenged; Malton was a pocket borough controlled by his family, and the matter was viewed as academic as he would be of full age by the time Parliament assembled.[7]

After Wentworth-FitzWilliam, the youngest MP elected was James Dickson, who was elected as a Liberal at a by-election for the Borough of Dungannon on 25 June 1880. He was born on 19 April 1859, and so was aged 21 years 67 days. The youngest female MP was Bernadette Devlin, elected on 17 April 1969 from Mid Ulster, aged 21 years 359 days. Until 1970, the minimum age to sit in parliament was 21. In 1970, the minimum age was lowered to 18. Both records are now jointly held by Mhairi Black, who was aged 20 years and 237 days old at the time of her election to the seat of Paisley and Renfrewshire South in the 2015 general election.


The oldest serving MP whose exact dates are known was Samuel Young (1822–1918), who was MP for East Cavan from 1892 (when aged 70), until his death at the age of 96 years 63 days.[8]

Oldest debutsEdit

Perhaps the oldest parliamentary debut of all time was that of Warren Lisle, believed born in 1695, who was elected on 7 September 1780 during that year's general election as MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis as locum tenens, aged reportedly 85. He stood down on 21 November to allow his kinsman, Gabriel Steward, to stand for the seat after completing his own term as mayor of the borough (when he had been the local returning officer). He died in July 1788 aged reportedly 93.[9]

The oldest debut where a confirmed birth date is known was made by Sir Robert Pullar (born 18 February 1828) who was elected at an unopposed by-election for Perth on 12 February 1907 aged 78 years and 359 days. He retired at the January 1910 general election.

The oldest debut at a general election to the UK Parliament was possibly by Bernard Kelly (born 1808) who was elected MP for South Donegal in 1885 in the year of his 77th birthday. He died in office on 1 January 1887 aged 78.

The oldest woman at first entry to the Commons was Dr Ethel Bentham (born 5 January 1861) who was elected MP for Islington East at the 1929 general election aged 68 years and 145 days. She died in office, the first woman so to do, in 1931.

Mick Whitley was the oldest new MP elected at the 2019 general election, aged 68.[10]

List of oldest sitting MPs since 1945Edit

Name Born Became oldest MP Left House Age on leaving Died Political party Highest office held
Murdoch Macdonald 6 May 1866 1945 1950 83 2 24 April 1957 Liberal
David Logan 22 November 1871 1950 Feb 1964 92 1 25 February 1964 Labour
Winston Churchill F 30 November 1874 Feb 1964 Sep 1964 89 2 24 January 1965 Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Emanuel Shinwell 18 October 1884 Sep 1964 1970 85 2 8 May 1986 Labour Minister of Defence
S. O. Davies probably 9 November 1879 1970 1972 92 1[11] 25 February 1972 Labour
John Rankin 1 February 1890 1972 1973 83 1 8 October 1973 Labour
Irene Ward 23 February 1895 1973 Feb 1974 79 2 26 April 1980 Conservative
David Weitzman 18 June 1898 Feb 1974 1979 80 2 6 May 1987 Labour
Robert Edwards 16 January 1905 1979 1987 82 2 4 June 1990 Labour
Michael Foot 23 July 1913 1987 1992 78 2 3 March 2010 Labour Leader of the Opposition
Edward Heath F 9 July 1916 1992 2001 84 2 17 July 2005 Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Piara Khabra 20 November 1921 2001 2007 85 1 21 June 2007 Labour
Ian Paisley 6 April 1926 2007 2010 84 2 12 September 2014 Democratic Unionist Party First Minister of Northern Ireland
Peter Tapsell F 1 February 1930 2010 2015 85 2 18 August 2018 Conservative
Gerald Kaufman F 21 June 1930 2015 2017 86 1 26 February 2017 Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary
Dennis Skinner 11 February 1932 2017 2019 873 living Labour
Bill Cash 10 May 1940 2019 present Incumbent aged 81 living Conservative


F Also Father of the House (not necessarily contemporaneous with seniority)
1 Died in office
2 Retired
3 Defeated when seeking re-election

Longest-lived MPEdit

Although his alleged birth year predates parish registers and civil birth registration, William Badger, who was member for Winchester in the 1597 parliament of England, is supported by a History of Parliament biographer to have been a centenarian, being established to have been born 'circa 1523' and to have been buried on 18 January 1629, aged at least 105 years.[12]

Ronald Atkins (13 June 1916 – 30 December 2020),[13] member for Preston North from 1966 to 1970, and again from 1974 to 1979, was the longest-lived former MP whose birth date is registered. His daughter Charlotte Atkins also served as an MP from 1997 to 2010. On 30 August 2018, he surpassed the previous record set by Theodore Cooke Taylor (3 August 1850 – 19 October 1952), member for Radcliffe-cum-Farnworth from 1900 to 1918, who had lived to be 102 years and 77 days old. Atkins died aged 104 years and 200 days old.

Other ex-MPs who have reached their centenary are Nathaniel Micklem (1853–1954), Sir Harry Brittain (1873–1974), Sir George Ernest Schuster (1881–1982), Manny Shinwell (1884–1986), Edgar Granville (1898–1998), Jack Oldfield (1899–1999, who outlived his parliamentary service by 68 years), Hartley Shawcross (1902–2003), Bert Hazell (1907–2009), Michael Shaw (1920–2021) and Sir Patrick Duffy (born 1920, and the only centenarian former MP currently living).

Frank James, who was elected MP for Walsall at the 1892 general election, but unseated on petition in November that year, died at 102 years and 135 days old; James's record was surpassed by Atkins on 27 October 2018.[14]

As of 2021, Sir Patrick Duffy is the oldest living former MP (born 17 June 1920, age 101 years, 165 days).[15]

The longest-lived and oldest currently living female former MP is Jill Knight (born 9 July 1923, age 98 years, 143 days).

Robert Lindsay, at the time styled Lord Balniel by courtesy (born 5 March 1927, age 94 years, 269 days), who was elected MP for Hertford in the 1955 general election, is the earliest elected former MP still living.[16]

Shortest-lived MPsEdit

One known contender for this record for whom both birth and death dates are known, in the Parliament of England, was James Wriothesley, Lord Wriothesley, who while still a minor was MP for Callington in 1621–22, and for Winchester from early in 1624 until his death from illness on military service in the Netherlands on 1 November 1624 aged 19 years and 251 days.

Based only on evidence from his university entrance records,[17] Peter Legh, MP for Newton from 1640, may have been aged 19 or younger when he died after a duel on 2 February 1642, but his precise birthdate is not known.

Geoffrey Palmer, MP for Ludgershall from March 1660, died in office on 31 October 1661 aged 19 years and at least 245 days, based on his baptism registration (28 February 1642).[18]

After the setting of the youngest election age at 21, the youngest MP to die in office was George Charles Grey who was elected MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed in 1941 and was killed in action on 30 July 1944 aged 25 years 240 days. Throughout this period he was the Baby of the House.

The shortest-lived female MP, Lady Cynthia Mosley, MP for Stoke 1929–31, died in 1933 aged 34. The youngest female MP to die in office was Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen since 2015, who was murdered on 16 June 2016, 6 days before her 42nd birthday.

Period of serviceEdit


Sir Francis Knollys (also the oldest ever sitting MP) was first elected as MP for Oxford in 1575 at the age of around 25 and was MP for Reading at the time of his death in 1648, a period spanning 73 years,[8] although there were eight periods, amounting to 27 entire years (1590–92, 1594–96, 1599–1600, 1602–03, 1605–13, 1615–19, 1627 and 1630–39) in which the Parliament of England did not meet, and his period of service totalled little more than 23 years.[19]

The longest span of service of an MP since the start of the 20th century was Winston Churchill who was first elected on 1 October 1900 and left the House of Commons on 25 September 1964, a period of 63 years 360 days. His service was not continuous, as he was not an MP for a spell in 1908 and between 1922 and 1924.

Charles Pelham Villiers was the longest continuously serving MP. He was elected in 1835 and remained an MP continuously for over 62 years until his death on 16 January 1898, aged 96 years 13 days. Since the start of the 20th century, the longest continuous service by an MP has been 51 years 80 days by Edward Heath, who sat from 1950 to 2001.

The longest continuous service record for a female MP is held by Harriet Harman, first elected in October 1982. The longest total service record for a female MP is held by Dame Margaret Beckett, who served for 4 years and 7 months between 1974 and 1979 and was then re-elected in June 1983. Beckett also holds the record for the longest span of service for a woman.


There are cases of MPs being elected posthumously; Edward Legge (1710–47) was elected unopposed as MP for Portsmouth on 15 December 1747, four days before news arrived that he had died 87 days previously in the West Indies. In 1780 John Kirkman was elected as MP for the City of London despite dying before polls closed.[8]

In more recent times, members have died after polling, but before the declaration of the results. In 1906, Thomas Higgins was declared elected for the seat of North Galway, even though he had died earlier that morning, after polling day. More recently, in 1945 Sir Edward Taswell Campbell at Bromley and Leslie Pym at Monmouth died after polling, but nine days before the declaration of the results. Both were declared elected posthumously, and both had been MPs for a number of years. Noel Skelton is another example in 1935.

The shortest non-posthumous service was that of Alfred Dobbs, who was declared elected MP for Smethwick on 26 July 1945 and was killed the following day in a car accident on the way to take his seat.[20]

The shortest service for women MPs has been 92 days in the case of both Ruth Dalton, who was MP for Bishop Auckland from a by-election on 7 February 1929 to dissolution of Parliament on 10 May 1929 prior to that year's general election, and Margo MacDonald, who was MP for Glasgow Govan from a by-election on 8 November 1973 until the dissolution of Parliament on 8 February 1974 prior to the coming general election.

Shortest total service since 1900Edit

For a comprehensive list of MPs since 1900 with less than 365 days total service see

Members who never took their seatsEdit


a Abstentionist
b In prison at time of election
c Died before taking seat
d Ruled ineligible
e Elected posthumously
f By-election win was superseded by subsequent general election, without Parliament sitting in the meantime

MPs who never won an electionEdit

On rare occasions the election winner may be disqualified, either by an election court or by the House of Commons, and the seat awarded to the runner-up.

Malcolm St. Clair: Bristol South-East, 1961–63
Charles Beattie: Mid-Ulster, 1955–56

MPs elected to two or more constituencies simultaneouslyEdit

MPs who have sat for three or more different constituenciesEdit

In modern times, it is unusual for an MP to represent more than one or two constituencies during their career, although before the 20th century it was quite common. MPs whose seats were altered purely by boundary changes are not listed.

Michael Ancram: Berwick and East Lothian 1; Edinburgh South 1; Devizes 5
Ralph Assheton: Rushcliffe 1; City of London 2; Blackburn West 5
Walter Ayles: Bristol North1; Southall 4; Hayes and Harlington 3
Kenneth Baker: Acton 1; St. Marylebone 2; Mole Valley 5
Arthur Balfour: Hertford 4; Manchester East 1; City of London 1
Joseph Braithwaite: Hillsborough 1; Holderness 2; Bristol North West 1
James, Lord Brudenell: Marlborough; Fowey 2; North Northamptonshire 5
John Calcraft (the younger): Wareham 4; Rochester 4; Dorset 10
Winston Churchill: Oldham 4; Manchester North West 1; Dundee 1; Epping 2 Woodford 2
William Clark: Nottingham South 1; East Surrey 4; Croydon South 5
Roger Conant: Chesterfield 1; Bewdley 2; Rutland and Stamford 5
Geoffrey de Freitas: Nottingham Central 4; Lincoln 3; Kettering 5
Benjamin Disraeli: Maidstone 4; Shrewsbury 4; Buckinghamshire 6
Walter Elliot: Lanark1; Kelvingrove1; Combined Scottish Universities 2; Kelvingrove 10
George Galloway: Glasgow Hillhead/Kelvin 4; Bethnal Green and Bow 4; Bradford West 1
William Ewart Gladstone: Newark 1; Oxford University 1; South Lancashire 2; Greenwich 4; Midlothian 5
Thomas Graves: Okehampton 4; Windsor 4; Milborne Port 5
Arthur Griffith-Boscawen: Tunbridge 1; Dudley 1; Taunton 1
Ray Gunter: South-East Essex 2; Doncaster 1; Southwark 3
Edward Hemmerde: East Denbighshire 4; North West Norfolk 2; Crewe 1
Arthur Henderson: Barnard Castle 4; Widnes 1; Newcastle East 1; Burnley 1; Clay Cross 10
Austin Hudson: Islington East 1; Hackney North 1; Lewisham North 10
Roy Jenkins: Southwark Central 2; Birmingham Stechford 3; Glasgow Hillhead 1
Harcourt Johnstone Willesden West 1; South Shields 1; Middlesbrough West 10
William Jowitt: Hartlepool 1; Preston 4; Ashton-under-Lyne 6
Richard Kidston Law: Kingston upon Hull South West 1; Kensington South 2; Haltemprice 6
Geoffrey Lloyd: Birmingham Ladywood 1; Birmingham King's Norton 2; Sutton Coldfield 5
Walter Long: Wiltshire North 2; Devizes 1; Liverpool West Derby 4; Bristol South 4; Dublin County South 4; Strand 2; Westminster St George's 6
Sir Manasseh Masseh Lopes: New Romney 3; Evesham 9; Barnstaple 9, Westbury 3
Leonard Lyle: Stratford 1; Epping 5; Bournemouth 6
Charles MacAndrew: Kilmarnock 1; Glasgow Partick 4; Bute and North Ayrshire 5
Ramsay MacDonald: Leicester 2; Aberavon 4; Seaham 1; Combined Scottish Universities 10
James Patrick Mahon: Clare 8; Ennis 1; County Carlow 10
Lord John Manners: Newark 1; Colchester 4; North Leicestershire 4; Melton 6
Frank Markham: Chatham 5; Nottingham South 1; Buckingham 5
Fergus Montgomery: Newcastle East 1; Brierley Hill 2; Altrincham and Sale 2
Hyacinth Morgan: Camberwell North West 5; Rochdale 4; Warrington 5
John Fletcher Moulton: Clapham 1 South Hackney 1, Launceston 5
Wilfred Paling: Doncaster 1; Wentworth 2; Dearne Valley 5
Arthur Palmer: Wimbledon 1; Cleveland 1; Bristol Central 2; Bristol North East 2
Sir Robert Peel: Cashel 4; Chippenham 4; Oxford University 4; Westbury 4; Tamworth 10
Charles Simmons: Birmingham Erdington1; Birmingham West 2; Brierley Hill 1
Frank Soskice: Birkenhead East 2; Sheffield Neepsend 2; Newport 5
John Strachey: Aston 1; Dundee 2, Dundee West 10
Earl Gower: St Mawes 4; Newcastle-Under-Lyme 4; Staffordshire 5
Shirley Williams: Hitchin 2; Hertford and Stevenage 1; Crosby 1
John Wilmot: Fulham East 1; Kennington 4; Deptford 5
Sir Joseph Yorke: Reigate 7; Saint Germans 3; Sandwich 4 Reigate 10


1 defeated
2 seat abolished
3 resigned
4 sought another constituency
5 retired
6 inherited/raised to peerage
7 resigned but returned to constituency at later date
8 unseated on petition; elected at a later date, then retired
9 unseated for bribery
10 died

MPs who have made more than one comebackEdit

In modern times, it is unusual for an MP who has been defeated (or retired e.g. due to their seat being abolished) to achieve more than one comeback to the House of Commons after a period of absence. In the UK Parliament, William Vesey-FitzGerald, Lord Charles Beresford and Arthur Henderson were exceptional in achieving it on no fewer than four occasions each: Vesey-FitzGerald over a span of 18 years through three by-elections and one general election, Beresford over a span of 25 years after voluntarily resigning or retiring from the House at stages of his naval career, Henderson invariably at by-elections following serial general election defeats in previous seats, in the shorter span of 14 years. A woman has never come back more than once.

William McCrea: 2000 b, 2005
Michael Ancram: 1979, 1992
Fergus Montgomery: 1967 b, October 1974
Tony Benn: 1963 b, 1984 b
Arthur Palmer: 1952 b, 1964
Alec Douglas-Home: 1950, 1963 b
Frank Soskice: 1950 b, 1956 b
Richard Law: 1945 b, 1951
Frank Markham: 1935, 1951
Sir Herbert Williams: 1932 b, 1950
Cahir Healy: 1931 b, 1950
Harold Macmillan: 1931, 1945 b
Ian Fraser: 1931, 1940 b
Harcourt Johnstone: 1931, 1940 b
Cuthbert Headlam: 1931, 1940 b
Gwilym Lloyd George: 1929, 1951
Walter Ayles: 1929, 1945
Somerville Hastings: 1929, 1945
George Isaacs: 1929, 1939 b
William Jowitt: 1929, 1939 b
James Chuter Ede: 1929, 1935
Herbert Morrison: 1929, 1935
Robert Richards: 1929, 1935
Arthur Henderson Jr.: 1929, 1935
Benjamin Walter Gardner: 1929, 1934 b
Tom Smith: 1929, 1933 b
William Wedgwood Benn: 1928 b, 1937 b
Manny Shinwell: 1928 b, 1935
Austin Hudson: 1924, 1950
Walter Elliot: 1924, 1946 b
Edward Cadogan: 1924, 1940 b
Lord Erskine: 1924, 1940 b
Tom Johnston: 1924 b, 1935
Andrew MacLaren: 1924, 1935
Alec Cunningham-Reid: 1924, 1932b
Archibald Boyd-Carpenter: 1924, 1931
Sir Geoffrey Ellis: 1924, 1931
Arthur Evans, 1924, 1931
Park Goff, 1924, 1931
Vivian Henderson: 1924, 1931
George Hume: 1924, 1931
Frank Sanderson: 1924, 1931
Wilfred Sugden: 1924, 1931
Charles Lyle: 1923, 1940 b
Tom Kennedy: 1923, 1935
Thomas Ellis Naylor: 1923, 1935
Francis Dyke Acland: 1923, 1932 b
Walter Rea: 1923, 1931
John Edmund Mills: 1923, 1929
Walter Robert Smith: 1923, 1929
Henry Guest: 1922, 1937 b
Ramsay MacDonald: 1922, 1936 b
Charles Roden Buxton: 1922, 1929
Fred Jowett: 1922, 1929
Hastings Lees-Smith: 1922, 1924, 1935
John Edward Sutton: 1922 b, 1923
Arthur Henderson, Sr.: 1919 b, 1923 b, 1924 b, 1933 b
Edward Hemmerde: 1912 b, 1922
Geoffrey Howard: 1911 b, 1923
Charles Masterman: 1911 b, 1923
Sir James Millar: 1911 b, 1922, 1929
Sir Donald Maclean: December 1910, 1929
Edward Anthony Strauss: December 1910, 1927 b, 1931
Sir Hamar Greenwood: December 1910, 1924
Frederick Guest: December 1910, 1923, 1931
Leif Jones: December 1910, 1923, 1929
William Mitchell-Thomson: December 1910, 1923
Arthur Griffith-Boscawen: December 1910, 1921 b
J. E. B. Seely: 1910 b, 1923
Sir Harry Foster: January 1910, 1924
Henry Duke: January 1910, 1911[21]
Winston Churchill: 1908 b, 1924
Frederick Leverton Harris: 1907 b, 1914 b
Thomas Bramsdon: 1906, 1918
Havelock Wilson: 1906, 1918
John Scurrah Randles: 1906 b, 1912 b
Bonar Law: 1906 b, 1911 b
James Rowlands: 1906, December 1910
Harry Levy-Lawson: 1905 b, 1910
Walter Runciman: 1902 b, 1924
Charles Cripps: 1901 b, 1910
Alfred Billson: 1897 b, 1906
Sir Francis Evans: 1896 b, 1901 b
Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck: 1895, 1910
Sir Robert Finlay: 1895, January 1910
Robert Hermon-Hodge: 1895, 1909 b, 1917 b
Archibald Grove: 1895, 1906
John Fletcher Moulton: 1894 b, 1898 b
Harry Levy-Lawson: 1893 b, 1905 b, Jan 1910
Philip Stanhope: 1893 b, 1904b
Eugene Wason: 1892, 1899 b
Michael Davitt: 1892, 1893 b, 1895
William Mather: 1889 b, 1900 b
Edmund Leamy: 1888 b, 1900
Thomas Buchanan: 1888 b, 1892 b, 1903 b
Tim Healy: 1887 b, 1911 b
William O'Brien: 1887 b, 1900, January 1910
William Sproston Caine: 1886 b, 1892, 1900
James Agg-Gardner: 1885, 1900, 1911 b
Lord Charles Beresford: 1885, 1898, 1902 b, 1910
William Grenfell: 1885, 1892 b, 1900
Sir Henry Havelock-Allan, 1885, 1892
Sir William Ingram: 1885, 1892
Henry Meysey-Thompson: 1885, 1892
James Lowther: 1881 b, 1888 b
John Aloysius Blake: 1880, 1886 b
Sir Thomas Lea: 1880, 1886
Samuel Danks Waddy: 1879 b, 1882 b, 1886
Jacob Bright:1876 b, 1886
John Philip Nolan: 1874 b, 1900
Sir George Elliot: 1874 b, 1881 b, 1886
Arthur Hayter: 1873 b, 1893 b, 1900
Sir Julian Goldsmid: 1870 b, 1885
Thomas Salt: 1869 b, 1881 b, 1886
Lord Claud Hamilton: 1869 b, 1880 b, January 1910
Sir Wilfrid Lawson: 1868, 1886, 1903 b
Edward Brydges Williams: 1868, 1880
Ralph Bernal Osborne: 1866, 1870
William Henry Leatham: 1865, 1880
Arthur Otway: 1865, 1878 b
Edward Watkin: 1864, 1874
Sir John Ramsden: 1859 b, 1868, 1880
Sir James Fergusson: 1859, 1885
Abel Smith: 1859, 1866 b
Joseph Hardcastle: 1857, 1880
Sir John Salusbury-Trelawny: 1857, 1868
Sir William Fraser: 1857, 1863 b, 1874 b
George Peacocke: 1854 b, 1859, 1874
Lord Montagu Graham: 1852, 1858 b
James Patrick Mahon: 1847, 1879 b, 1887 b
William Ewart Gladstone: 1847, 1865 b
Sir Harry Verney: 1847, 1857, 1880
Viscount Melgund: 1847, 1857
Thomas Alcock: 1839, 1847
Fitzroy Kelly: 1838 b, 1843 b, 1852
Frederick Tollemache: 1837, 1857, 1868
Robert Aglionby Slaney: 1837, 1847, 1857
Anthony Lefroy: 1833, 1842, 1858
Daniel O'Connell: 1832, 1837
James Barlow-Hoy: 1832, 1835
William Lascelles: 1831, 1837, 1842 b
Sir William Miles: 1830, 1834 b
Philip John Miles: 1829 b, 1835
Sir John Beckett: 1826, 1835
John Nicholas Fazakerley: 1826, 1830 b
John Ashley Warre: 1820, 1831, 1857
Lord John Russell: 1818, 1826 b, 1835 b
William Vesey-FitzGerald: 1813 b, 1829 b, 1830 b, 1831
Frederick Trench: 1812 b, 1819 b, 1835
Lord Palmerston: 1811 b, 1831 b, 1835 b
Thomas Creevey: 1807, 1820, 1831
Sir Manasseh Masseh Lopes: 1807, 1812, 1820


b indicates a by-election

Longest delay before making a comebackEdit

In absolute terms two 17th-century members of the English Parliament had 35-year intervals outside the House of Commons:

Edward Mainwaring, 35 years and 269 days from serving as MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme in the parliament that closed on 12 August 1625, to returning for the same seat at start of the Cavalier Parliament on 8 May 1661,[22]
Sir William Killigrew who was out of the Commons 35 years and 30 days from the close of the 1628 parliament on 10 March 1629 when he served as MP for Penryn, Cornwall, until returning as MP for Richmond, Yorkshire on 9 April 1664[23]

Note that intervals of more than a decade between service in the Commons were more commonplace in the 17th than in later centuries due to factors such as:

-years when no parliaments were held, such as Charles I's rule without parliament covering 1630–39,
-Royalist MPs expelled during the English Civil Wars sitting again after the restoration of Charles II (1660),
-the Cavalier Parliament of 1661–79 which met without general elections in meantime.
-former Civil War and Commonwealth era Roundhead MPs returning to the Commons in the 1670s and 1680s under the Whig Party.

Since the establishment of regular parliamentary government at the end of the 17th century and the creation of the United Kingdom Parliament in 1801, possibly the longest gap between sitting was faced by Henry Drummond (1786–1860), of nearly 35 years between the dissolution of his first parliament on 29 September 1812 and returning to his next at the general election held in July–August 1847.


John Angerstein, 33 years (1802–1835)
Sir George Sondes, 32 years (1629–1661)
Richard Spencer, 32 years (1629–1661)
Sir William Ayscough, 32 years (1648–1681)
Walter Hungerford, 32 years (1701–1734)
Henry Bulwer, 31 years (1837–1868)
William Allen, 31 years (1900–1931)
Richard Winwood, 30 years (1648–1679)
Sir William Whitelock, 30 years (1659–1689)
Sir Thomas Hanmer, 29 years (1640–1669)
Sir John Gell, 29 years (1659–1689)
Richard Beke, 29 years (1659–1689)
Charles Boscawen, 29 years (1659–1689)
Sir Jonathan Jennings, 29 years (1659–1689)
John Manley, 29 years (1659–1689)
John Buller, 29 years (1796–1826)
Edward Herle, 28 years (second comeback) (1660–1689)
Thomas Lascelles, 28 years (1660–1689)
Sir Thomas Miller, 28 years (1778–1806)
Sir William Scott, 28 years (1830–1859)
William John Evelyn, 28 years (1857–1885)
Sir Alfred Hopkinson, 28 years (1898–1926)
Robert Hyde, 27 years (1586–1614)
Samuel Trehawke Kekewich, 27 years (1830–1858)
Sir Edward East, 26 years (1796–1833)
Love Parry-Jones, 26 years (1808-1835)
Lord Edward Thynne, 26 years (1832–1859)
Sir Sidney Montagu, 26 years (1614–1640)
Octavius Coope, 26 years (1848–1874)
James Patrick Mahon, 26 years (second comeback) (1852–1879)
Robert Ferguson, 24 years (1807–1831)
Richard Spooner, 24 years (1820–1844)
Charles Tottenham (1807–1886), 24 years (1831–1856)
Philip Pleydell-Bouverie, 24 years (1832–1857)
Sir William Morton, 23 years (1640–1663)
Vincent Denne, 23 years (1658–1681)
Henry Luttrell, 2nd Earl of Carhampton, 23 years (1794–1817)
William Peachy, 23 years (1802–1826)
Henry Tufton, 23 years (1802–1826)
William Ormsby-Gore, 23 years (1807–1830)
Edward Southwell Ruthven, 23 years (1807–1830)
John Arthur Wynne, 23 years (1832–1856)
John Ashley Warre, 23 years (1834–1857)
Sir Abel Barker, 22 years (1656–1679)
Sir John Chetwode, 22 years (1818–1841)
James Wentworth Buller, 22 years (1834–1857)
Sir Charles Berkeley, 21 years (1640–1661)
Sir William Fleetwood, 21 years (1640–1661)
Sir Richard Lloyd, 21 years (1640–1661)
Sir Robert Long, 21 years (1640–1661)
Sir Philip Mainwaring, 21 years (1640–1661)
Sir James Thynne, 21 years (1643–1664)
Robert Carden, 21 years (1859–1880)
Lord Claud Hamilton, 21 years (1888–1910)
Thomas Gewen, 20 years (1626–1647)
Sir Francis Wyndham, 20 years (1640–1660)
Sir Nicholas Crispe, 20 years (1641–1661)
William Sandys, 20 years (1641–1661)
Edmund Wyndham, 20 years (1641–1661)
Samuel Ashe, 20 years (1659–1679)
Sir Cecil Bishopp, 20 years (1734–1755)
Francis Leigh, 20 years (1801–1821)
John Cressett-Pelham, 20 years (1802–1822)
Walter Boyd, 20 years (1802–1823)
Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie, 20 years (1807–1828)
Lord William Cholmondeley, 20 years (1832–1852)
Sir John Shelley, 20 years (1832–1852)
Mathew Wilson, 20 years (1853–1874)
Sackville Stopford-Sackville, 20 years (1880–1900)
Moss Turner-Samuels, 20 years (1924–1945)
Sir Francis Darcy, 19 years (1601–1621)
Sir Fulke Greville, 19 years (1601–1621)
Sir Henry Herbert, 19 years (1642–1661)
John Frederick Cheetham, 19 years (1885–1905)
Felix Cobbold, 19 years (1886–1906)
Ernest Bennett, 19 years (1910–1929)
Edward Herle, 18 years (first comeback) (1640–1659)
Sir John Stawell, 18 years (1642–1661)
Sir John Banks, 18 years (1659–1678)
Robert Beake, 18 years (1660–1679)
Sir Thomas Acland, 18 years (1868–1885)
Edward Brocklehurst Fielden, 18 years (1906–1924)
Fenner Brockway, 18 years (1931–1950)
Thomas Onley, 17 years (1554–1572)
Sir Thomas Littleton, 17 years (1644–1661)
Jonathan Rashleigh, 17 years (1644–1661)
Sir Ralph Assheton, 17 years (1662–1679)
Richard Watson, 17 years (1835–1852)
Sir James Fergusson, 17 years (1868–1885)
John Henry Maden, 17 years (1900–1917)
Paul Tyler, 17 years (1974–1992)
James Patrick Mahon, 16 years (first comeback) (1830–1847)
Hugh Lucas-Tooth, 16 years (1929–1945)
Ian Horobin, 16 years (1935–1951)

The longest interval between parliamentary service for women MPs was 13 years in the case of Jennie Lee, Leah Manning and Lucy Noel-Buxton, Baroness Noel-Buxton who lost their first seats at the general election of October 1931 then gained their second at that of July 1945.

MPs who resigned without completing at least one full parliament (or five years service)Edit

Barry McElduff, 2018 (published a video which was seen to be a mockery of the Kingsmill massacre)
Mark Reckless, 2014 (resigned to re-contest, after defecting to UKIP)
Louise Mensch, 2012 (resigned to spend more time with her family)
Jim Nicholson, 1985 (resigned to re-contest but was defeated)
Frank Cousins, 1966 (disagreed with Prime Minister over introducing a statutory incomes policy)
Malcolm St. Clair, 1963 (honoured a pledge to stand down)
Sidney Schofield, 1953
John Belcher, 1949 (scandal)
Tom Williamson, 1948
Noel Mason-Macfarlane, 1946 (ill health)
John Boyd Orr, 1946 (resigned to become Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization)
Clarice Shaw, 1946 (terminally ill)

MPs who represented multiple partiesEdit

It is relatively common for MPs to cross the floor and join another party, sometimes with a period as an independent. MPs representing three distinct parties in the House of Commons are much less common.

  • Richard Acland – Liberals (1935 to 1942), Common Wealth Party (1942 to 1945), Labour (1947 to 1955)
  • Heidi Allen – Conservatives (2015 to February 2019), Change UK (February to June 2019), Liberal Democrats (October to December 2019)Ind
  • Luciana Berger – Labour (2010 to February 2019), Change UK (February to June 2019), Liberal Democrats (September to December 2019)Ind
  • John Cartwright – Labour (1974 to 1981), Social Democrats (1981 to 1988), continuing Social Democrats (1988 to 1990)SDP
  • John Horam – Labour (1970 to 1981), Social Democrats (1981 to 1983), Conservatives (1992 to 2010)
  • Frank Markham – Labour (1929 to 1931), National Labour (1931; 1935 to 1945), Conservatives (1951 to 1964)
  • Oswald Mosley – Conservatives (1918 to 1920), Labour (1924 to 1931), New Party (1931)
  • Angela Smith – Labour (2005 to February 2019), Change UK (February to June 2019), Liberal Democrats (September to December 2019)Ind
  • David Owen – Labour (1977 to 1981), Social Democrats (1981 to 1988), continuing Social Democrats (1988 to 1990)SDP
  • Jim Sillars – Labour (1970 to 1976), Scottish Labour (1976 to 1979), Scottish National Party (1988 to 1992)
  • Chuka Umunna – Labour (2010 to February 2019), Change UK (February to June 2019), Liberal Democrats (August to December 2019)
  • Sarah Wollaston – Conservatives (2010 to February 2019), Change UK (February to June 2019), Liberal Democrats (August to December 2019)

Ind : Was also a member of The Independents, a grouping of independent MPs that was not registered as a political party

SDP : After the Social Democratic Party merged with the Liberal Party to form the Liberal Democrats, a minority of SDP members formed the continuing SDP.

Former and future Commonwealth heads of governmentEdit

Several former heads of government have settled in Britain after their service and served in one of the Houses.

Sir Robert Torrens, Premier of South Australia (September 1857); MP for Cambridge 1868–74
Sir George Reid, Prime Minister of Australia (1904–05), previously Premier of New South Wales (1894–99); MP for St George, Hanover Square 1916–18
Sir Newton Moore, Premier of Western Australia (1906–10); MP for St George, Hanover Square October–December 1918, Islington North 1918–23, and Richmond upon Thames 1924–32
Stanley Melbourne Bruce, 1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne, Prime Minister of Australia (1923–29); in House of Lords 1947–67
Joseph Martin, Premier of British Columbia (February–June 1900); St Pancras East 1910–18
Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett, Prime Minister of Canada (1930–35); in House of Lords 1941–47
Northern Ireland:

Several Prime Ministers of Northern Ireland when it had its own parliamentary government between 1921 and 1972 while remaining in the UK came to serve in Westminster as follows:

James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland 1921–40, MP for East Down 1906–18 and Mid Down 1918–21; in House of Lords 1927–40.
Basil Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland 1943–63; in House of Lords 1952–73
Terence O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of the Maine, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland 1963–69; in House of Lords 1970–90
James Chichester-Clark, Baron Moyola, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland 1969–71; in House of Lords 1971–2002
Brian Faulkner, Baron Faulkner of Downpatrick, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland 1971–72; in House of Lords 1977

Several United Kingdom MPs have become a head of government in other parts of the Commonwealth:

Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, Premier of Victoria (1871–72), had been MP for New Ross in Ireland in 1852–56
Sir Bryan O'Loghlen, Premier of Victoria (1881–83), had been MP for County Clare, Ireland in 1877–79 (but did not sit)[24]
Hong Kong (as crown colony in 1843–1941 and 1945–1981; Dependent Territory in 1981–1997):
John Bowring, Governor of Hong Kong (1854–59), had been MP for Kilmarnock Burghs in 1835–37 and for Bolton in 1841–49.
John Pope Hennessy, Governor of Hong Kong (1877–83), had been MP for King's County in 1859–65.
Chris Patten, Governor of Hong Kong (1992–97), had been MP for Bath in 1979–92.
Irish Free State (within Commonwealth to 1948 – subsequently seceded as the Republic of Ireland):
W. T. Cosgrave, President of the Executive Council (1922–32), had been MP for Kilkenny City in 1917–18 and for North Kilkenny 1918–22 but he did not sit at Westminster because of the Sinn Féin policy of abstentionism.
Éamon de Valera, President of the Executive Council (1932–37) and Taoiseach (1937–48) while the Irish Free State was within the Commonwealth (later Taoiseach in the Government of Ireland in 1951–54 and 1957–59, and President of Ireland 1959–73). He had been MP for East Clare 1917–22 and for East Mayo 1918–22, but he did not sit at Westminster because of the Sinn Féin policy of abstentionism.
Gerald Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland, Prime Minister of Malta (1927–32), had been MP for Lancaster 1924–28; also sat in the House of Lords 1928–40.
Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, Governor of Punjab (2013–15, 2018–present), had been MP for Glasgow Govan 1997–2005 and Glasgow Central 2005–10; also sat in the Senate of Pakistan 2018.


The first woman elected to the House of Commons was Constance Markievicz who was elected on 14 December 1918 to the constituency of Dublin St Patrick's, but she refused to take her seat as she was a member of Sinn Féin.

The first woman to take her seat as an MP was Conservative Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, elected 28 November 1919.[25]

The first female MP to become a cabinet minister was Margaret Bondfield who was appointed Minister of Labour in 1929.

The first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was Margaret Thatcher who served as PM from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. Margaret Thatcher was also the first woman to hold one of the Great Offices of State.

Mother-daughter sets of MPsEdit

These are rarer than father-son sets:

Sister setsEdit

Sylvia Heal (née Sylvia Lloyd Fox), MP for Mid Staffordshire 1990–92 and Halesowen and Rowley Regis 1997–2010 and Ann Keen (née Ann Lloyd Fox), MP for Brentford and Isleworth 1997–2010. Keen additionally served with her husband, Alan Keen.

There are two sets of sisters since the 2019 general election:

The first sister set to succeed each other, indirectly, to the same constituency have been Jo Cox and Kim Leadbeater who both represented Batley and Spen respectively in 2015-16 and since by-election in 2021.

Constituency representationEdit

Most women representing:

Halifax (in 1964–83 and since 1987) and Erewash (continuously since 1992) have both – since 2015 – been represented by a fourth woman to sit for their constituencies, as has Birmingham Edgbaston since 2017 and Batley and Spen since 2021.

Longest period represented by women MPs:

Birmingham Edgbaston has been represented by 4 women MPs in continuous succession since a by-election on 2 July 1953, a period of 68 years, apart from a vacancy interval of 63 days between the death of Dame Edith Pitt on 27 January 1966 and the election of her successor Dame Jill Knight at the general election that year.

Husband-wife sets of MPsEdit

First couples to serve as MPs

First widow elected to succeed deceased husband as MP

Margaret Wintringham who became MP for Louth, Lincolnshire in 1921 at by-election following death of her husband Thomas Wintringham, who had only served since June 1920 and had died in August 1921. She lost the seat at the 1924 general election. She was the second woman to take her seat in the Commons.

Longest concurrent Commons service as married couple

Nicholas Winterton and Ann Winterton – 27 years, from the latter's election in 1983 for Congleton until both retired at the 2010 general election. The former had commenced serving as MP for Macclesfield from 1971. They are also contenders for the record of couple with highest collective years of service in the Commons, totaling 66 years.

Longest span of couple's service in the Commons

Although differing in that the husband's service preceded and outlasted the wife's, the Bevans' span has been surpassed by Sir Peter Bottomley who has served in the Commons since 26 June 1975 and his wife Virginia, who sat as MP for South West Surrey from by-election on 4 May 1984 to the 2005 general election – a period of 46 years, 156 days.

Representation of a constituency by a couple

The establishment of single-member seats by the 20th century as the norm for parliamentary constituencies means there have been no concurrent representations of a constituency by a couple but successive representations by one spouse after the other has died or relinquished the seat have been relatively commonplace in parliament.

Hemel Hempstead was represented the longest, for nearly 39 years, by John Davidson from a by-election in November 1920 until he was elevated to the House of Lords as Viscount Davidson in 1937, when the seat was represented by his wife Frances Davidson, Viscountess Davidson from the subsequent by-election until her retirement at the October 1959 general election.

Louth, Lincolnshire was represented for the shortest time, a total of 4 years and 3 months, by Thomas Wintringham from June 1920 to his death in August 1921, then by his widow, Margaret, from the by-election in September 1921 to the general election in October 1924.

Couples who served separately as MPs before marriage but not together after

Couples who married serving as MPs

Couple who divorced before one partner became an MP

Shirley Summerskill, MP for Halifax 1964–83, who divorced in 1971 from her husband John Ryman, who later became MP for Blyth 1974–83, and Blyth Valley 1983–87.

Couple who divorced when one partner had ceased to be an MP

John Dunwoody, MP for Falmouth and Camborne 1966–70, and Gwyneth Dunwoody, MP for Exeter 1966–70 and Crewe 1974–83 and Crewe and Nantwich 1983–2008, who divorced in 1975.

Couple who divorced while serving as MPs

Gordon Prentice, MP for Pendle 1992–2010 and Bridget Prentice, MP for Lewisham East 1992–2010, who divorced in 2000. They were married to each other when both were returned at the same 1992 general election.

Currently serving MP couples

Couples with one spouse still serving in the Commons

First UK MP married to a foreign head of government

Stephen Kinnock, MP for Aberavon since May 2015, is married to Helle Thorning-Schmidt, member of the Danish Parliament 2005–16 and Prime Minister of Denmark 2011–15, resigning shortly after Kinnock's election.

Mother- and child-in-law setsEdit

(Not as commonplace as those of fathers- and children-in-law.)

Parents and children sets – unusual recordsEdit

Children elected before parentsEdit

This is not as commonplace as children following parents into the Commons.

Children serving alongside parentsEdit

It is rarer for parents and children to serve in the Commons simultaneously than consecutively (frequent cause of latter being death, retirement or promotion to House of Lords of the father). In most cases given below the children entered parliament in latter stages of the parent's service.

Brother sets of MPsEdit

Largest setEdit

Six brother sets:

Longest span of service in the Commons by brothersEdit

Probably the longest (though not continuous) all time span of service by brothers in the Commons, in the Parliament of England, was 85 years from 1562, when Sir Henry Knollys was elected MP for Reading, until the death in 1648 of his brother Sir Francis Knollys (above, aged reputedly 97) also representing Reading, although there were intervals of years when parliament did not meet. They were part of another set of six brothers who all sat at various times.

Since regular parliamentary government was established by the start of the UK Parliament, contenders for longest span of continuous service include the four brothers Sir Robert Peel (also twice Prime Minister), William Yates Peel, Jonathan Peel and Edmund Peel, with a span of 59 years from Robert's by-election return on 15 April 1809 as MP for Cashel, to the retirement of Jonathan at the 1868 general election as MP for Huntingdon. Their collective service totalled 115 years and all four were simultaneously in Parliament when Edmund was sitting in 1831–32 and 1835–37 for Newcastle-under-Lyme. Another 59-year service span was enjoyed by two brothers, William Lowther, 2nd Earl of Lonsdale (when Viscount Lowther before entering the House of Lords in 1841) and Henry Cecil Lowther, from the former's election as MP for Cockermouth in 1808 until the death of the latter as MP for Westmorland (which he had represented since 1812) and Father of the House on 4 December 1867.

Thomas Hyde Villiers and his brother Charles Pelham Villiers (above) had a span of nearly 72 years service from the former's first election as MP in 1826 to the latter's death as a serving MP and Father of the House in 1898, but this was broken by an interval when the former was out of parliament in 1831, and the gap between Thomas' death on 3 December 1832 and Charles' first election in 1835. Their consecutive service thus totalled 69 years.

Representation of same constituency by brothersEdit

Where seats were in the patronage of territorial magnates, it was commonplace into the 19th century for brothers in (usually landowning) families to hold seats successively or (before the advent of single member seats) even concurrently, before the system of choosing candidates by local party associations became organised on a competitive selection basis. Two brothers successively represented North Derbyshire for a total span of nearly 48 years. Lord Cavendish of Keighley was MP from the 1832 general election until succeeding his father and going to the House of Lords as Earl of Burlington in 1834. He was succeeded by Lord George Henry Cavendish from 1834 until the latter's death on 23 September 1880.

The last set of brothers to represent the same constituency were Frederick and Henry Guest, who did so in connection with two successive constituencies:

Brother sets serving after the 2019 general electionEdit

Sets with one brother still serving:

Boris Johnson, MP for Henley 2001–08 and Uxbridge and South Ruislip from 2015, and Jo Johnson, MP for Orpington 2010–19.
David Miliband, MP for South Shields 2001–13, and Ed Miliband, MP for Doncaster North from 2005.

Brother-sister sets of MPsEdit

Brother-sister set serving after the 2019 general electionEdit


James Grenville and Richard Grenville sat together as MPs for Buckingham from 1774 to 1780.

Edward John Stanley, MP for North Cheshire, sat alongside his brother William Owen Stanley, MP for Anglesey, from 1837 to 1841.

Angela Eagle and Maria Eagle, mentioned above, are the only twin sisters to have sat in the Commons together, last elected in 2019.

Ethnic minoritiesEdit

LGBT membersEdit

First general election victors by religious affiliationEdit

When the UK Parliament was established in 1801, non-Anglicans were prevented from taking their seats as MPs under the Test Act 1672. However, Methodists took communion at Anglican churches until 1795, and some continued to do so, and many Presbyterians were prepared to accept Anglican communion, thus ensuring that members of these creeds were represented in the Parliament.[26] Some Unitarians were also elected.

The first Roman Catholic general election victors in the UK Parliament were at the 1830 general election. They included Daniel O'Connell and James Patrick Mahon in Clare.

The first Quaker general election victor was Joseph Pease at the 1832 general election.

The first Moravian general election victor was Charles Hindley at the 1835 general election.

The first Jewish general election victor was Lionel de Rothschild at the 1847 general election. He was not permitted to take his seat until 1858.

The first Catholic Apostolic general election victor was Henry Drummond also at the 1847 election.

The first Baptist general election victor was George Goodman at the 1852 general election.

The first Congregationalist general election victor was Samuel Morley at the 1865 general election.

The first declared atheist general election victor was Charles Bradlaugh at the 1880 general election. He was not permitted to take the oath until January 1886, although he sat briefly in 1880–81 when permitted to affirm allegiance; a legal action later held that affirmation had no effect.

The first Parsi general election victor was Dadabhai Naoroji at the 1892 general election.

The first Sikh general election victor was Piara Khabra at the 1992 general election.

The first Mormon general election victor was Terry Rooney at the 1992 general election, after being initially elected for his seat at a by-election in 1990.

The first Muslim general election victor was Mohammad Sarwar at the 1997 general election.

The first Hindu general election victor was Shailesh Vara at the 2005 general election.

The first Buddhist general election victor was Suella Braverman, then known as Suella Fernandes, at the 2015 general election.

Physical attributesEdit


The heaviest MP of all time is believed to be Sir Cyril Smith, MP for Rochdale between 1972 and 1992, who weighed 189.6 kg (nearly 30 stone) at his peak in 1976.


The tallest MP of all time is believed to be Daniel Kawczynski at 6 feet 8+12 inches (2.045 m) in 2007,[27] later stated to be 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m) in 2014.[28] Before Kawczynski's election for Shrewsbury and Atcham in 2005, the record was held by Louis Gluckstein, MP for Nottingham East between 1931 and 1945, who measured 2.02 metres (6 feet 8 inches).

Among pre-20th-century MPs, Sir John Cheyne (c. 1442–1499), known among contemporaries as the "Vigorous Knight" and MP for Wiltshire between 1471 and 1481, has been estimated to have been 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) tall, based on analysis of his femur (measuring 21 inches / 53 cm) found in his tomb.[29]

The tallest female MP of all time is also believed to be Antoinette Sandbach at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) in 2011, when she was a Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament (formerly National Assembly for Wales) member,[30] later stated to be 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) in 2019.[31]


Not counting MPs who served as minors, adult contenders for this record in modern times include Sarah Teather, MP for Brent East 2003–10 and Brent Central 2010–2015, who in 2014 was held to be the shortest MP then sitting, at 4 feet 10 inches (1.47 m).[28] Hazel Blears, MP for Salford 1997–2010 and Salford and Eccles 2010–15 was reportedly (2009) 4 feet 11 inches (1.50 m).[32]

Physically disabled MPsEdit

The following were all known to be disabled when serving as MPs:

Sir Francis Bryan, MP for Buckinghamshire in 1529, 1539, 1542 and 1545, who lost an eye in a tournament in 1526.

William Page, MP for Bridport in 1559, Oxford 1562–67, and Saltash 1571–81, who had a hand cut off in lieu of execution for distributing a political pamphlet in 1579.

John Stubbs or Stubbe, MP for Great Yarmouth 1588–89, who also had right hand cut off in lieu of execution for publication of the same pamphlet as Page in 1579.

Sir Thomas Hutchinson, MP for Nottinghamshire 1626 and 1640–43, who lost two or three fingers in an attack by a guardian in 1611.

Hugh Bethell, MP for East Riding of Yorkshire 1654–56 and Hedon 1660–79, who lost an eye at the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644.

John Hewson, MP for Guildford 1656–58, who lost an eye in action in Ireland in 1650.

Sir Frescheville Holles, MP for Grimsby 1667–72, who lost an arm in a sea battle in 1666.

Thomas Erle, MP for Wareham 1679–98 and 1701–18, and Portsmouth 1698–1702 and 1708, who lost his right hand (by some reports) at the Battle of Almanza in 1707.

Sackville Tufton, MP for Appleby 1681–89, who lost some use of his right hand after being wounded at the Battle of Schooneveld in 1673.

Sir James Lowther, MP for Carlisle 1694–1702, Appleby 1723–27, and Cumberland 1708–22 and 1727–55, who had his right leg amputated due to gout in 1750.

John Richmond Webb, MP for Ludgershall 1695–98, 1699–1705, 1706–13 and 1715–24, and for Newport, Isle of Wight 1713–15, who was lame after being severely wounded at the Battle of Malplaquet in 1709.

John Mordaunt, Viscount Mordaunt, MP for Chippenham 1701–05 and 1705–08, who lost his left arm at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704.

George Clarke, MP for Winchelsea 1702–05, East Looe 1705–08, Launceston 1711–13, and Oxford University 1717–36, who by 1734 lost his left eye and was losing sight in the other.

Sir John Jennings, MP for Queenborough 1705–10, Portsmouth 1710–11 and Rochester 1715–34, who was becoming increasingly deaf in 1727.

Galfridus Walpole, MP for Lostwithiel 1715–21, who lost his right arm by a sea battle in 1711.

William Windham, MP for Sudbury 1720–27 and Aldeburgh 1727–30, who lost a leg at the Battle of Blenheim.

Charles Stewart, MP for Malmesbury 1723–27 and Portsmouth 1737–41, who lost his right hand in a sea battle in 1697.

William Banks, MP for Grampound 1741–47, who lost use of legs after an illness in 1745.

Frederick North, Lord North, MP for Banbury 1754–90, and Prime Minister 1770–82, who was increasingly blind from 1786.

Isaac Barré, MP for Wycombe 1761–74 and Calne 1774–90, who became blind in one eye at the Battle of Quebec in 1759 and totally blind in 1784.

Richard Burton Phillipson, MP for Eye 1762–68 and 1770–92, who became deaf by 1784.

John Sawbridge, MP for Hythe 1768–74 and City of London 1774–95, who was paralysed from about 1792.

Frederick Cornewall, MP for Montgomery Boroughs 1771–74, who lost his right arm at the Battle of Toulon (1744).

James Murray, MP for Perthshire 1773–94, who was permanently disabled in 1761 by a battle wound that left him unable to lie down.

Hugh Palliser, MP for Scarborough 1774–79 and Huntingdon 1780–84, whose left leg was left permanently lame by injury from an accidental shipboard explosion in 1748.

Pinckney Wilkinson, MP for Old Sarum 1774–84, who was incapacitated by a stroke from 1782.

Sir William Middleton, MP for Northumberland 1774–95, who was lame for life after severe wounding at Battle of Minden in 1759.[33]

Brook Watson, MP for the City of London 1784–93, who lost his right leg after a shark attack while swimming at Havana in 1749.

Francis Mackenzie, MP for Ross-shire 1784–90 and 1794–96, who became deaf and almost dumb from scarlet fever at about age of 12.

Sir John Call, MP for Callington 1784–1801, who became blind in about 1794.

Sir Lawrence Palk, MP for Ashburton 1787–96 and Devon 1796–1812, who was severely crippled by gout by 1809.

Banastre Tarleton, MP for Liverpool 1790–1806 and 1807–12, who sustained a crippled right hand, losing two fingers, in action during the American War of Independence in 1781.

John Theophilus Rawdon, MP for Appleby 1791–96, and Launceston 1796–1802, who lost a leg at the Battle of Brandywine during the American War of Independence in 1777.

Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, MP for Beaumaris 1794–96 and Denbighshire 1796–1840, who became deaf after contracting erysipelas in 1826, and had a large tongue which impeded speech.[34]

Sir Alexander Hope, MP for Dumfries Burghs 1796–1800 and Linlithgowshire 1800–34, who lost an arm and was left permanently lame after being wounded in the Flanders Campaign in 1795.

Sir Robert Abercromby, MP for Clackmannanshire 1798–1802, who became increasingly blind in office due to an eye disease contracted in India by 1797.

John Horne Tooke, MP for Old Sarum 1801–02, who lost sight of right eye in a boyhood fight and was reportedly "lame" when he took his seat.

Robert Haldane Bradshaw, MP for Brackley 1802–32, who lost use of his left limbs after a stroke in 1831.

Mervyn Archdall, MP for County Fermanagh 1802–34, who lost his right arm in battle in Egypt in 1801.

James Paull, MP for Newtown (Isle of Wight) 1805–06, who was left disabled in his right arm from a duel in 1795.

Sir William Maxwell, MP for Wigtownshire 1805–12 and 1822–30, who lost his left arm at the Battle of Corunna and was badly wounded in the knee in the Walcheren Expedition in 1809.

James Mingay, MP for Thetford 1806–07, who lost his right hand in childhood accident at a mill.

Sir Samuel Hood, MP for Westminster 1806–07 and Bridport 1807–12, who lost an arm in action at sea in 1806.

Thomas Thompson, MP for Rochester 1807–18, who lost a leg at the Battle of Copenhagen (1801).

Fulk Greville Howard, MP for Castle Rising 1808–32, who lost the sight of one eye during the Helder Expedition in 1799.

Sir William Beresford, MP for County Waterford 1811–14, who was blinded in one eye by an accident with a musket on military service in 1786.

Samuel Shepherd, MP for Dorchester 1814–19, who was increasingly deaf since 1790.

Coningsby Waldo-Sibthorpe, MP for Lincoln 1814–22, who was left paralysed in his lower back in carriage accident in 1821.

Lord Fitzroy Somerset, MP for Truro 1818–20 and 1826–29, who lost his right arm at the Battle of Waterloo.

Thomas Henry Hastings Davies, MP for Worcester 1818–34 and 1837–41, who became increasingly paralysed since a carriage accident while contesting the 1835 general election.

John Mytton, MP for Shrewsbury 1819–20, who had incipient deafness which affected his only appearance in a debate.

Sir Henry Hardinge, MP for Durham 1820–30, St Germans 1830–31, Newport (Cornwall) 1831–32, and Launceston 1832–44, who lost his left hand at the Battle of Ligny in 1815.

Lord John Hay, MP for Haddingtonshire 1826–31 and Windsor 1847–50, who lost his left arm in a sea battle in 1807.

Lord William Lennox, MP for King's Lynn 1831–34, who lost the sight of one eye in a horse riding accident in 1815.

William Ewart Gladstone, MP for Newark 1832–45, Oxford University 1847–65, South Lancashire 1865–68, Greenwich 1868–80, and Midlothian 1880–95, four times Prime Minister between 1868 and 1894, who lost the forefinger of his left hand in a shotgun accident in 1842.

George Julius Poulett Scrope, MP for Stroud 1833–67, who became increasingly blind later in office.

Admiral Sir Charles Napier, MP for Marylebone 1841–47 and Southwark 1855–60, who walked with a limp and stoop due to leg and neck wounds received in the Napoleonic Wars.

Henry Fawcett, MP for Brighton 1865–74 and Hackney 1874–84, who was blind since a field shooting accident when he was 25.

Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh, MP for County Wexford 1866–68 and County Carlow 1868–80, who was born with no arms, and no legs. Or more precisely, no arms below the lower third of his upper arm, nor legs below mid thigh. And in consequence, no hands and no feet.[35]

Joseph Chamberlain, MP for Birmingham 1876–85 and Birmingham West 1885–1914, whose sight, speech and use of right hand were impaired by a stroke in 1906.

Walter Wren, MP for Wallingford in 1880, who was crippled by spinal disease since age of 18.

Arthur Elliot, MP for Roxburghshire 1880–92 and City of Durham 1898–1906, who had a leg amputated at age four after a fall.

Michael Davitt, MP for Meath in 1882, North Meath in 1892, North East Cork in 1893, and South Mayo 1895–99, who lost his right arm in an industrial accident at a textile mill in 1857 aged 11.

Sir William Tindal Robertson, MP for Brighton 1886–89, who became blind from glaucoma in 1873.

William Archibald Macdonald, MP for Queen's County Ossory 1886–92, who was totally blind from age of 13.

Sir William Hornby, MP for Blackburn 1886–1910, who became deaf in 1908.

George William Palmer, MP for Reading 1892–95 and 1898–1904, who became increasingly deaf in office, causing his resignation.

Sir Winston Churchill, MP for Oldham 1900–06, Manchester North West 1906–08, Dundee 1908–22, Epping 1924–45 and Woodford 1945–64, twice Prime Minister between 1940 and 1955, who became increasingly deaf from 1949 and a wheelchair user after a series of strokes towards the end of his service.

Joseph Nannetti, MP for Dublin College Green 1900–15, who was paralysed by illness from 1913.

Daniel Desmond Sheehan, MP for Mid-Cork 1901–18, who became deaf due to shellfire and ill-health while serving in World War I by 1917.

Philip Snowden, MP for Blackburn 1906–18 and Colne Valley 1922–31, who was paralysed by illness from waist down in 1891 and walked with aid of sticks.

Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, MP for Ripon 1910–25, who was born with a withered left arm and without a left hand.

Duncan Frederick Campbell, MP for North Ayrshire 1911–16, who lost his left arm at the First Battle of Ypres in 1914.

Aubrey Herbert, MP for South Somerset 1911–18 and Yeovil 1918–23, who was near blind from youth, becoming totally blind in his last year of life and service.

Cathal Brugha, MP for County Waterford 1918–22, who was left with a permanent limp after being wounded in the Easter Rising 1916.

Dan Irving, MP for Burnley 1918–24, who had lost a leg in an industrial accident as a railway worker.

Sir Oswald Mosley, MP for Harrow 1918–24 and Smethwick 1926–31, who was left with a permanent limp after fracturing his right leg in a plane crash during World War I.

Jack Cohen, MP for Liverpool Fairfield 1918–31, who lost both legs at the Third Battle of Ypres.

Frederick Martin, MP for Aberdeen and Kincardine East 1922–24, who was blinded during military training in 1915.

Douglas Pielou, MP for Stourbridge 1922–27, who was severely disabled by wounds at the Battle of Loos in 1915.

John Jacob Astor V, MP for Dover 1922–45, who lost his right leg in battle in World War I in 1918.

Herbert Morrison, MP for Hackney South 1923–24, 1929–31 and 1935–45, Lewisham East 1945–50 and Lewisham South 1950–59, who lost sight of his right eye due to babyhood infection.

Ian Fraser, MP for St. Pancras North 1924–29, 1931–37 and for Lonsdale 1940–58, who was blinded at the Battle of the Somme.

Robert Bourne, MP for Oxford 1924–38, who lost sight of one eye in schooldays game of rounders and sustained a crippled hand at Suvla Bay during World War I.

Harold Macmillan, MP for Stockton-on-Tees 1924–29 and 1931–45 and for Bromley 1945–64, Prime Minister 1957–63, who was left with a slight limp and weak right hand, affecting handwriting, by a series of wounds in World War I.

Charles Simmons, MP for Birmingham Erdington 1929–31, Birmingham West 1945–50 and Brierley Hill 1950–59, who lost a leg at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917.

Richard Austen Butler, MP for Saffron Walden 1929–65, who was left with a poorly functioning right hand after a childhood riding accident.

Reginald Essenhigh, MP for Newton 1931–35, who lost a leg in action in World War I in 1917.

Joseph Leckie, MP for Walsall 1931–38, who became increasingly deaf in office.

John Dugdale, MP for West Bromwich 1941–63, who was partly deaf from childhood.

Cecil Manning, MP for Camberwell North 1944–50, who lost his right arm serving in World War I.

Michael Foot, MP for Plymouth Devonport 1945–55, Ebbw Vale 1960–83 and Blaenau Gwent 1983–92, who walked with aid of a stick since car crash injuries in 1963 and was blinded in one eye by an attack of shingles in 1976.

Hervey Rhodes, MP for Ashton under Lyne 1945–64, who walked with a limp after severe wounding in World War I.

Geoffrey Stevens, MP for Portsmouth Langstone 1950–64, who became increasingly deaf from 1962.

Iain Macleod, MP for Enfield West 1950–70, who permanently limped due to a World War II wound in 1940 and later ankylosing spondylitis.

Richard Frederick Wood, MP for Bridlington 1950–79, who lost both legs in battle in the Middle East in World War II (son of Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, above).

William Rees-Davies, MP for Isle of Thanet 1953–74 and Thanet West 1974–83, who lost his right arm in action in World War II.

William Yates, MP for The Wrekin 1955–66, who lost a leg at the knee in the First Battle of El Alamein.

Julian Critchley, MP for Rochester and Chatham 1959-64 and Aldershot 1970-97 who was severely impaired in mobility since before 1992 because of complications of polio suffered when a young man.

John Montagu Douglas Scott, Earl of Dalkeith, MP for Edinburgh North 1960–73, who was left paralysed chest down after a fox hunting accident in 1971.

Jack Ashley, MP for Stoke-on-Trent South 1966–92, who became profoundly deaf in 1967 after a routine operation.

Roland Boyes, MP for Houghton and Washington 1983–97, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease from 1993.

Terry Dicks, MP for Hayes and Harlington 1983–97, who had cerebral palsy.

Gordon Brown MP for Dunfermline East 1983–2005 and Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 2005–15, Prime Minister 2007–10. Blind in left eye since a rugby accident in 1967.

David Maclean, MP for Penrith and The Borders 1983–2010, who has had multiple sclerosis since 1996 (own account).[36]

Emma Nicholson, MP for Devon West and Torridge 1987–97, who has been deaf since age 16.

David Blunkett, MP for Sheffield Brightside 1987–2010 and Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough 2010–15, who has been blind since birth.

Anne Begg, MP for Aberdeen South 1997–2015, who has used a wheelchair since 1984 due to a degenerative disease.

Fiona Mactaggart, MP for Slough 1997–2017, who suffered from multiple sclerosis as early as 2006.

Stephen Lloyd, MP for Eastbourne 2010–15 and 2017–19, who is deaf in one ear and has partial hearing in another since measles at age of six.

Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow since 2010, who has cerebral palsy.

Paul Maynard, MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys since 2010, who has cerebral palsy and a congenital speech defect.

Alec Shelbrooke, MP for Elmet and Rothwell since 2010, who is partially deaf.

Marsha de Cordova, MP for Battersea since 2017, who is registered blind.

Jared O'Mara, MP for Sheffield Hallam 2017–19, who has cerebral palsy.

Members of Parliament who died on wartime active serviceEdit

Pre-World WarsEdit

Rank and title Name Born Killed/Died Where/How Political party MP's seat Other
Sir Peter de Montfort 1215 1265 Killed at the Battle of Evesham Baronial Forces Unknown 1st Speaker of the House of Commons
Sir Richard de Caverswall c. 1255 1297 Believed killed at Battle of Falkirk[37] Staffordshire (1295)
Sir Robert de Mauveysin c. 1295 1346/47 Died during Siege of Calais in the Hundred Years' War[38] Staffordshire (1336)
Sir Robert de Swynnerton c. 1355 1386 Died during attack on Brest during Hundred Years' War[39] Staffordshire (1378)
Sir Thomas Blenkinsop c. 1336 By April 1388 Died a war prisoner in Scotland Cumberland (1383), Westmorland (February 1388-death)
Sir Robert Whitney 1402 Killed at Battle of Bryn Glas during Glyndŵr Rising Herefordshire (1377–80, 1391) High Sheriff of Herefordshire (1377)
Sir Kynard de la Bere 1402 Killed at Battle of Bryn Glas Herefordshire (1384, 1386, 1390, 1399) High Sheriff of Herefordshire (1387, 1396 and 1401)
Sir Walter Devereux c. 1361 1402 Mortally wounded at Battle of Bryn Glas Herefordshire 1401 High Sheriff of Herefordshire (1401)
Royal Standard Bearer of England Sir Walter Blount 1403 Killed on royal side at the Battle of Shrewsbury Derbyshire (1399–1400)
Sir Nicholas Burdon 1403 Killed on royal side at Battle of Shrewsbury Nottinghamshire (1395)
Sir John Calveley 1403 Killed on royal side at Battle of Shrewsbury Rutland (1383, 1390), Leicestershire (1385, 1397) Sheriff of Rutland (1384 and 1389); Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire (1389 and 1402)
Sir John Clifton 1403 Killed on royal side at Battle of Shrewsbury Nottinghamshire (1402) Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, (1402-death)
Sir Hugh Shirley c. 1362 1403 Killed on royal side at Battle of Shrewsbury Leicestershire (1393)
Sir Thomas Wensley c. 1343 1403 Killed on royal side at Battle of Shrewsbury Lancastrian Derbyshire (1382, 1384, 1386, 1390, 1394)
Sir Hugh Browe 1346 1403 Believed to have died fighting on rebel Henry Percy (Hotspur)'s side at the Battle of Shrewsbury[40] Rutland (1388 and 1390)
Sir Reynold Braybrooke c. 1356 1405 Died of wound during expedition to Flanders Kent (1404-death)
Sir William Boteler 1415 Died during Siege of Harfleur in Hundred Years' War Lancashire (1406)
Sir Thomas Clinton 1415 Died of disease during Siege of Harfleur Warwickshire (1397), Kent (1404, 1406 and 1414)
Sir Nicholas Longford before 1373 1415 Killed or died of disease during the Siege of Harfleur Derbyshire (1404) Sheriff of Lancashire (1414)
Sir John Phelip 1415 Died of fever during the Siege of Harfleur Worcestershire (1413) English Ambassador to France (1414–death)
Nicholas Broomford c. 1362 1415 Died after invaliding home after the Siege of Harfleur Cornwall (1406), Barnstaple (1411) Coroner of Cornwall (1411)
Sir William Brokesby 1416 Believed to have died of effects of service AgincourtHarfleur campaign Leicestershire (1404) Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire (1404 and 1409)
Sir Richard Arches 1417 Died on service in Normandy during Hundred Years' War Buckinghamshire (1402)
Ralph Green c. 1379 1417 Believed to have died on service in Normandy during Hundred Years' War Northamptonshire (1404, 1410) Sheriff of Northamptonshire (1404, 1407 and 1414); Sheriff of Wiltshire (1406); son of Sir Henry Green (also executed).
Sir John Greyndore c. 1356 1417 Believed to have died at Harfleur during Hundred Years' War Herefordshire (1401, 1404) Sheriff of Glamorganshire (1404, 1405 and 1411)
Marshal Sir James Haryngton 1417 Killed in siege of Caen in Hundred Years' War Lancashire (1404) Constable of Liverpool Castle (1404-death) and Ambassador in Scotland (1415)
Sir Brian Stapleton 1417 Killed in advance on Alençon in Hundred Years' War Yorkshire (1416)
Sir Edmund Thorpe 1418 Died at siege of Louviers in the Hundred Years' War Norfolk (1397, 1407) Mayor of Bordeaux (1400–1402)
Sir Robert Plumpton 1383 1421 Believed killed at the Siege of Meaux in Hundred Years' War Yorkshire (1411 and 1416), Nottinghamshire (1414)
Sir Robert Poynings c. 1419 1461 Killed during Second Battle of St Albans Yorkist Sussex (1450, 1451)
Sir William Bonville, later 1st Baron Bonville c. 1392/93 1461 Beheaded after capture in the Second Battle of St Albans Yorkist Somerset (1421), Devon (1422, 1425, 1427) High Sheriff of Devon (1423)
Sir John Wenlock, later 1st Baron Wenlock 1471 Killed during Battle of Tewkesbury Lancastrian Bedfordshire (1433–55)| Speaker of the House of Commons (1459)
Sir Gervase Clifton 1471 Beheaded after capture in Battle of Tewkesbury Lancastrian Kent (1455) Treasurer of the Household and Treasurer of Calais (1450–60) and High Sheriff of Kent (1439, 1450 and 1458)
Sir John Delves c. 1418 1471 Beheaded after capture in Battle of Tewkesbury Lancastrian[41] Staffordshire (1467–68) Joint Warden of the Mint (1471)
Sir Thomas Tresham 1471 Beheaded after capture at Battle of Barnet Lancastrian Buckinghamshire (1447–49), Huntingdonshire (1449), Northamptonshire (1453–59) Speaker of the House of Commons (1455)
Walter Devereux, later 8th Baron Ferrers of Chartley c. 1431 1485 Killed at the Battle of Bosworth Yorkist Herefordshire (1450–55)
John Howard, later 1st Duke of Norfolk c.1425 1485 Killed at the Battle of Bosworth Yorkist Suffolk (1449–67) Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 1461, Treasurer of the Royal Household (1468–70), Earl Marshal and Lord Admiral of England (1483-death)
Sir William Catesby 1450 1485 Beheaded after capture at Battle of Bosworth Yorkist Northamptonshire (1484-death) Speaker of the House of Commons and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1483–1484)
Sir Edward Bayntun 1480 1544 Died of wounds in France during the Italian War of 1542–46 Wiltshire (1529, 1539–42), Wilton (1542-death)
Sir Ralph Eure by 1510 1545 Killed at Battle of Ancrum Moor in War of the Rough Wooing Scarborough (1542–44) Warden of the Middle Marches (1542-death)
Vice-Admiral Sir George Carew c. 1504 1545 Lost in sinking of the Mary Rose off Spithead during the Italian War Devon 1529
Marshal of the Army in France Sir Ralph Ellerker 1546 Killed in battle at Boulogne during Italian War Yorkshire (1542–45)
Vice-Admiral Sir John Clere c. 1511 1557 Drowned in sea battle in command of English naval expedition against the Scots in Orkney Islands[42] Bramber (1542–44, 1545–47), Thetford (1553), Norfolk (1555)
Sir William Courtenay 1529/30 1557 Died of disease after Siege of St Quentin, France Plympton Erle (1555)
Captain Francis Somerset By 1532 1571 Killed in attack on Le Havre Monmouthshire (1558) Younger son of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester hence 'The Honourable'
Captain William Norreys c. 1545 1579 Died of fever on arrival in Ireland Berkshire (1576-death) Younger son of Henry Norris, 1st Baron Norreys hence 'The Honourable' and brother of Sir John Norreys and Sir Henry Norreys
Henry Knollys c. 1542 1582 Died of wounds or disease in Netherlands during Eighty Years' War Reading (1562–72), Oxfordshire (1572-death)
William Thomas 1551 1586 Killed at Battle of Zutphen during Eighty Years' War Caernarvonshire (1572-death) High Sheriff of Anglesey (1578) and Caernarvonshire (1580)
General Sir Philip Sidney 1554 1586 Died from wound received at Battle of Zutphen Shrewsbury (1572–84), Kent (1584–85) Master-General of the Ordnance (1585-death)
Admiral Sir Richard Grenville 1542 1591 Died of wounds received in Battle of Flores during Anglo–Spanish War Cornwall (1585–1586)
Admiral Sir John Hawkins 1532 1595 Died of sickness off Puerto Rico during Anglo–Spanish War Plymouth (1571–84) Treasurer of the Navy (1578-death)
Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Drake c. 1540 1596 Died of dysentery at sea off Panama, on same expedition as Hawkins. Bossiney (1584–85), Plymouth (1593)
Colonel Sir John Wingfield 1596 Killed in attack on Cadiz during Anglo-Spanish War Lichfield (1593-death)
Colonel-General Sir Thomas Baskerville 1597 Died of fever on expedition in Picardy Carmarthen Boroughs (1593)
General Sir John Norreys c. 1547 1597 Died of wounds received in Ireland Oxfordshire (1589) Eldest son of Henry Norris, 1st Baron Norreys hence 'The Honourable' and brother of William Norreys and Sir Henry Norreys
Marshal of the Army in Ireland Sir Henry Bagenal c. 1556 1598 Killed at the Battle of the Yellow Ford Anglesey (1586–88)
Sergeant-Major-General Sir Conyers Clifford 1599 Killed in Battle of Curlew Pass Pembroke (1593–97) President of Connaught (1597-death)
Colonel-General Sir Henry Norreys c. 1554 1599 Mortally wounded at Finniterstown in Ireland Berkshire (1589 and 1597–98) Younger son of Henry Norris, 1st Baron Norreys hence 'The Honourable' and brother of William Norreys and Sir John Norreys
Captain James Wriothesley, Lord Wriothesley 1605 5 November 1624 Died of fever in Netherlands during Eighty Years' War Callington (1621–22), Winchester (February 1624-death) Eldest son of Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, hence Lord Wriothesley
Colonel Sir John Ratcliffe 1582 1627 Killed in France in Siege of Saint-Martin-de-Ré Tewkesbury (1614), Lancashire (1621–26), Tavistock (1626)
Robert Pooley c. 1600 1627 Killed in France in Siege of Saint-Martin-de-Ré Queenborough (1624–25 and 1626-death)
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Edward Vere 1581 1629 Died of wounds at siege of 's-Hertogenbosch during Thirty Years' War Newcastle-under-Lyme (February–April 1624)
Sir Arthur Tyringham c. 1585 1642 Died of disease or wounds received commanding defence of Lisburn during Irish rebellion Brackley (1614) Custos Rotulorum of Anglesey (1640-death)
Royal Standard-Bearer of England Sir Edmund Verney 1590/1596 1642 Killed during the Battle of Edgehill during the Civil War Royalist Buckingham (1624–25), New Romney (1625–26), Aylesbury (1629), Wycombe (1640-death) Knight Marshal (1623–1642)
Lieutenant Colonel William Herbert 1642 Killed during the Battle of Edgehill Royalist Cardiff (1640-death)
Colonel Sir Oliver St John, later 5th Baron St John of Bletso 1603 1642 Died of wounds after Battle of Edgehill Civil War Roundhead Bedfordshire (1624–29)
Sir Richard Buller 1578 1642 Died after retreat from Launceston in Civil War Roundhead St Germans (1621), Saltash (1625–29), Cornwall (1640), Fowey (1640-death) High Sheriff of Cornwall (1637)
Colonel Thomas Smith or Smyth 1609 1642 Died while serving with Royalist army at Cardiff Royalist Bridgwater (1628–29 and 1640 – August 1642), Somerset (1640)
Colonel Ralph Sneyd 1564 1643 Killed by gunfire on the Isle of Man during Civil War Royalist Stafford (1640–1642)
General Robert Greville, later 2nd Baron Brooke 1607 1643 Killed by a sniper in Lichfield during the Civil War Roundhead Warwick (1628)
General Spencer Compton, Lord Compton, later 2nd Earl of Northampton 1601 1643 Killed during Battle of Hopton Heath during the Civil War Royalist Ludlow (1621–29) Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire and Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire (1630-death)
Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Pierrepont, later 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull 1584 1643 Captured by Roundheads at Gainsborough, then killed by friendly fire when boat transporting him to Hull was fired on by Royalist artillery Civil War Royalist Nottinghamshire (1601–04) High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (1613)
Colonel Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland 1610 1643 Killed during the First Battle of Newbury during the Civil War along with The Earl of Carnarvon and the Earl of Sunderland Parliamentarian, then Royalist from 1642 Newport (Isle of Wight) (1640–42) Scottish peer so could sit in English Commons; Secretary of State (1642-death)
Colonel William Brooke, later 12th Baron Cobham 1601 1643 Died of wounds received on Roundhead side at First Battle of Newbury Rochester (1628–29)
Colonel Ferdinando Stanhope 1643 Killed at Bridgeford during the Civil War Royalist Tamworth (1640-death)
Colonel Sir Bevil Grenville 1596 1643 Killed during the Battle of Lansdowne during the Civil War Royalist Cornwall (1621–25 and 1640–42), Launceston (1625–29 and 1640)
Colonel Nicholas Kendall c. 1577 1643 Killed at siege of Bristol during the Civil War. Royalist Lostwithiel (1625 and 1640)
Colonel Sir Nicholas Slanning 1606 1643 Killed at siege of Bristol Royalist Plympton Erle (1640), Penryn (1640–42)
John Trevanion 1613 1643 Killed at siege of Bristol Royalist Grampound (1640), Lostwithiel (1640-death)
Trooper Sidney Godolphin 1610 1643 Killed at Chagford during Civil War Royalist Helston (1628–29 and 1640-death)
Colonel John Hampden c. 1595 1643 Killed at Battle of Chalgrove Field during Civil War Roundhead Grampound (1621), Wendover (1624–29), Buckinghamshire (1640-death)
Colonel Henry Bulstrode 1578 1643 Died serving in Roundhead army in Civil War Helston (1614), Buckinghamshire (1625)
Colonel Arthur Goodwin c. 1593/94 1643 Died of 'camp fever' after campaign in Buckinghamshire in Civil War Roundhead High Wycombe (1621–24), Aylesbury (1626), Buckinghamshire (1640-death)
Colonel Sir William Pennyman, 1st Baronet 1607 1643 Died of plague in Oxford during Civil War Royalist Richmond, Yorkshire (1640–42)
Sir Edward Noel, later 2nd Viscount Campden 1582 1643 Died in the Royalist garrison at Oxford during Civil War Civil War Royalist Rutland (1601)
Colonel John Fenwick 1644 Killed during Battle of Marston Moor during the Civil War Royalist Morpeth (1640–1644)
Colonel Sir John Mill c. 1608 1644 Died after capture by Roundhead forces at Christchurch, Hampshire Civil War Royalist Lymington (1625)
Sir William Savile, 3rd Baronet 1612 1644 Killed in action near York during Civil War Royalist Yorkshire 1640, Old Sarum 1641–42
Michael Warton 1593 1645 Killed during Great Siege of Scarborough Castle during the Civil War Royalist Beverley (1640–1644)
Colonel Sir Richard Hutton 1594 1645 Killed as Royalist in battle at Sherburn-in-Elmet during the Civil War Knaresborough (1626–29)
Sir Richard Cave c. 1593 1645 Killed at Battle of Naseby during Civil War Royalist Lichfield (1641–42)
Colonel Sir Thomas Aston, 1st Baronet 1600 1645 Struck on head attempting to escape Roundhead captivity in Stafford and died of fever it and other wounds caused in the Civil War Royalist Cheshire (1640) High Sheriff of Cheshire (1635)
Colonel Thomas Lowther 1602 1645 Died of tuberculosis at Newark during the Civil War Civil War Royalist Berwick-upon-Tweed (1626–28), Appleby (1628–29)
Thomas Leedes 1645 Killed at Oxford during the Civil War Royalist Steyning (1640–1642)
Sir William Croft c. 1595 1645 Killed after attempted raid on Stokesay Castle in Civil War Civil War Royalist Launceston (1614), Malmesbury (1626–29)
Colonel Sir Marmaduke Roydon 1583 1646 Died of illness in command in Berkshire during the Civil War Civil War Royalist Aldeburgh (1628–29)
Colonel John Ramsden 1594 1646 Killed at the Siege of Newark in the Civil War Royalist Pontefract (1628, 1640)
Colonel Nicholas Kemeys, later Sir Nicholas, 1st Baronet by 1593 1648 Killed leading defence of Chepstow Castle in Civil War Civil War Royalist Monmouthshire (1628–29) High Sheriff of Monmouthshire (1631) and High Sheriff of Glamorganshire (1638)
Colonel Sir Francis Thornhagh 1617 1648 Killed near Chorley after Battle of Preston (1648) during the Civil War Roundhead East Retford (1646–death)
Colonel Thomas Rainsborough 1610 1648 Killed at siege of Pontefract during Civil War Roundhead Droitwich (1647-death)
Colonel Ralph Sneyd 1650 Shot while fighting on the Isle of Man during Civil War Royalist Stafford (1640–1642)
Colonel John Moore 1599 1650 Died of fever in Ireland during Irish Confederate Wars Roundhead Liverpool (1640-death)
Lieutenant-General William Hamilton, Earl of Lanark, later 2nd Duke of Hamilton 1616 1651 Died of wounds at Battle of Worcester Royalist Portsmouth, 1640 Scottish Peer so could sit in English House of Commons; Secretary of State, Scotland (1641–49)
General Henry Ireton 1611 1651 Died of fever after Siege of Limerick Roundhead Appleby (1645-death) Lord Deputy of Ireland (1651-death)
General at Sea Edward Popham 1610 1651 Died of fever in naval command at Dover during Civil War Roundhead Minehead (1645–48)
Lord William Widdrington 1610 1651 Killed at the Battle of Wigan Lane Royalist Northumberland (1640–1642)
General at Sea Robert Blake 1598 1657 Died at sea from wounds received in Anglo-Spanish War en route to Plymouth Roundhead Bridgwater (1640, 1645, 1654) Taunton (1656-death) Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (1656-death)
Lieutenant-Colonel Francis White 1657 Lost at sea on Goodwin Sands returning from Flanders Roundhead Tewkesbury (1656-death)
Captain Charles Berkeley, 1st Viscount Fitzhardinge, later 1st Earl of Falmouth 1630 1665 Killed during the Battle of Lowestoft along with Earl of Marlborough and the Earl of Portland when a chain shot decapitated them Royalist New Romney (1661–1664) Sat in Commons while Irish peer until created Earl of Falmouth; Keeper of the Privy Purse (1662-death)
Captain-Lieutenant Edward Montagu c. 1636 1665 Died at Bergen, Norway in Battle of Vågen Royalist Sandwich (1661-death) Eldest son of Edward Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu of Boughton, hence 'The Honourable'
Vice-Admiral Edward Montagu, later 1st Earl of Sandwich 1625 1672 Battle of Solebay Roundhead to 1660, then Royalist Huntingdonshire (1645–60), Dover (1660) English Ambassador to Spain (1666), Custos Rotulorum of Huntingdonshire (1660-death) & Master of the Great Wardrobe (1660-death)
Captain Sir Frescheville Holles 1642 1672 Battle of Solebay Royalist Grimsby (1667-death)
Matthew Wren 1629 1672 Battle of Solebay Royalist Lostwithiel (1661-death)
Admiral Sir Edward Spragge 1629 August 1673 Fourth Battle of Texel Royalist Dover (February 1673-death)
Captain John Trelawny c. 1646 1680 Killed in Tangier West Looe (1677-death)
Wadham Strangways 1646 1685 Killed by rebel musketeer on duty with West Dorset Militia in Bridport during the Monmouth Rebellion Bridport (1677–79)
Lieutenant-Colonel Charles FitzWilliam c. 1646 September 1689 Died during Williamite War in Ireland Whig Peterborough (1685–87 and 1689-death) Younger son of William FitzWilliam, 2nd Baron FitzWilliam, hence 'The Honourable'
Colonel Philip Babington c. 1632 1690 Died of fever during Williamite War in Ireland Berwick-upon-Tweed (1689)
Colonel Sir Francis Edwardes, 1st Baronet 1643 1690 Died during Williamite War in Ireland Shrewsbury (1685–87 and 1689-death)
Lieutenant-General Percy Kirke c. 1646 1691 Died at Brussels on service during War of the Grand Alliance Tory West Looe (1689–90) Keeper of Whitehall Palace (1687-death)
Lieutenant-General Thomas Tollemache c. 1651 1694 Died at Plymouth of wounds received in attack on Brest during War of the Grand Alliance Malmesbury (1689–90), Chippenham (1692-death) Governor of Portsmouth (1690-death)
Captain William Bokenham 1702 Died at sea after Battle of Vigo Bay during War of the Spanish Succession Whig Rochester (1701–02)
Lewis Oglethorpe 1681 1704 Died of wounds received at Battle of Schellenberg Haslemere (1702-death)
Colonel Thomas Stringer 1660 1706 Died in Flanders during War of the Spanish Succession Clitheroe (1698-death)
Lieutenant-Colonel George Dashwood 1669 1706 Died aboard ship at Torbay embarking with his regiment to Spain during War of the Spanish Succession Tory Sudbury (1703–05)
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Cloudesley Shovell 1650 1707 Died at sea in Scilly naval disaster of 1707 returning from the Mediterranean during War of the Spanish Succession (drowned or murdered by civilian robber onshore) Rochester (1695–1701 and 1705-death)
Brigadier-General William Nassau de Zuylestein, Viscount Tunbridge, later 2nd Earl of Rochford 1682 1710 Killed at Battle of Almenara in War of the Spanish Succession Whig Steyning (1708–09) Also Member of the Parliament of Ireland
Colonel Lord James Cavendish 1701 November 1741 Died in West Indies during War of Jenkins's Ear. Whig Malton (May 1741-death) Younger son of William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire, hence 'Lord'.
Captain Lord Augustus FitzRoy 1716 1741 Died in West Indies during War of Jenkins's Ear Whig Thetford (1739-death) Younger son of Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, hence 'Lord'.
Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Campbell c. 1695 1741 Died in Jamaica during War of Jenkins's Ear. Argyllshire (1736-death)
Captain James Cornewall 1698 1744 Killed at Battle of Toulon during War of the Austrian Succession Weobley (1732–34, 1737–41)
Lieutenant-General Sir James Campbell c. 1680 1745 Died of wounds received at Battle of Fontenoy in War of the Austrian Succession Whig Ayrshire (1727–41)
Colonel Robert Douglas c. 1703 1745 Killed at Battle of Fontenoy Whig Orkney and Shetland (1730-death) Younger son of George Douglas, 13th Earl of Morton, hence 'The Honourable'
Captain Charles Ross 1721 1745 Killed at Battle of Fontenoy Ross-shire (1741-death)
Colonel Sir Robert Munro, 6th Baronet 1684 1746 Killed at Battle of Falkirk during Jacobite Rebellion Whig Tain Burghs (1710–41)
Captain Lord George Graham 1715 1747 Died of illness contracted at sea during War of the Austrian Succession Whig Stirlingshire (1741-death) Younger son of James Graham, 1st Duke of Montrose, hence 'Lord'
Captain Thomas Grenville 1719 1747 Mortally wounded in First Battle of Cape Finisterre (1747) during War of the Austrian Succession Whig Bridport (1746-death)
Brigadier-General William Douglas 1688 1747 Died in Flanders during War of the Austrian Succession Whig Kinross-shire (1715–22)
Brigadier-General George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe 1725 1758 Battle of Carillon Tory Nottingham (1747–death) Irish peer so could sit in the Commons
Major John Rutherfurd 1712 1758 Killed serving with Royal Americans at Battle of Carillon Roxburghshire (1734–42)
Colonel Sir John Armytage, 2nd Baronet 1732 1758 Battle of Saint Cast Tory York (1754–death)
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Pleydell Dawnay, 3rd Viscount Downe 1727 1760 Wounds received at Battle of Campen Tory Yorkshire (1750–death) Irish peer so could sit in the Commons
Rear-Admiral Charles Holmes 1711 1761 Died in command at Jamaica during Seven Years' War Newport (Isle of Wight) (1758-death)
Captain Sir William Peere Williams, 2nd Baronet c. 1730 1761 Killed in Capture of Belle Île New Shoreham (1758-death)
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Townshend 1736 1762 Killed at Battle of Wilhelmsthal Eye (1758–60, 1760-death)
Captain Lord William Campbell 1731 1778 Died from effects of wound received in attack on Fort Moultrie in American War of Independence Argyllshire (1764–66) Governor of Nova Scotia (1766–73) & Governor of South Carolina (1775); Younger son of John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, hence 'Lord'
Lieutenant-Colonel John Maitland 1732 1779 Died of fever after Siege of Savannah in American War of Independence Haddington Burghs (1774-death) Younger son of Charles Maitland, 6th Earl of Lauderdale, hence 'The Honourable'
Colonel James Dundas 1721 1780 Died of fever en route to Jamaica Linlithgowshire (1770–74)
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alexander Leith, 1st Baronet 1741 3 October 1780 Died in Jamaica commanding expedition against Nicaragua Tregony (1774 – June 1780)
Major-General William Phillips 1731 1781 Died of disease in Virginia during American War of Independence Boroughbridge (1775–80)
Rear-Admiral Lord Robert Manners 1758 1782 Battle of the Saintes Tory Cambridgeshire (1780-death) Younger son of John Manners, Marquess of Granby, hence 'Lord'
Lieutenant-General Sir Eyre Coote 1726 1783 Died of illness at Madras in command during Second Anglo-Mysore War Leicester (1768–74), Poole (1774–80) Commander-in-Chief, India (1779-death)
Captain Richard Barry, 7th Earl of Barrymore 1769 1793 Accidentally killed with own gun when escorting French prisoners of war to Dover during French Revolutionary Wars Heytesbury (1791-death) Irish peer, so could sit in the Commons.
Major-General Thomas Dundas 1750 1794 Died of Yellow Fever after capture of Guadeloupe in French Revolutionary Wars Orkney and Shetland (1771–80) Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey (1793) & Governor of Guadeloupe (1794-death)
Captain William Paget 1769 1794 Died at sea of reopened wound during French Revolutionary Wars Whig Anglesey (1790-death) Younger son of Henry Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge, hence 'The Honourable'
Brigadier-General Stephens Howe 1758 1796 Died of Yellow Fever in Jamaica in French Revolutionary Wars Great Yarmouth (1795-death)
Major Alexander Telfer Smollett c. 1764 1799 Killed at Battle of Alkmaar in French Revolutionary Wars Dunbartonshire (1797-death)
Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Abercromby 1734 1801 Died of wounds after Battle of Alexandria in French Revolutionary Wars Clackmannanshire left Commons 1786 Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire (1797-death)
Vice-Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour 1759 1801 Died of yellow fever off Jamaica during French Revolutionary Wars. Newport (Isle of Wight) (1784–86), Tregony (1788–90), Wendover (1790–96), Portsmouth (1796-death) Commander-in-Chief, Jamaica Station (1800-death); Younger son of Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, hence 'Lord'
Rear-Admiral John Willett Payne 1752 1803 Died in Greenwich naval hospital of illness sustained at sea during French Revolutionary Wars Huntingdon (1787–96)
Captain William Proby, Lord Proby 1779 1804 Died of yellow fever at Suriname during Napoleonic Wars Whig Buckingham (1802-death) Eldest son of John Proby, 1st Earl of Carysfort hence Lord Proby.
Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Troubridge c. 1758 1807 Lost in sinking of HMS Blenheim in cyclone off Madagascar during Napoleonic War Great Yarmouth left Commons 1806 Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station (1805-death)
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Honyman c. 1781 1808 Died of Yellow Fever in Jamaica during Napoleonic War Orkney and Shetland (1806–07)
Major-General John Randall Mackenzie c. 1763 1809 Killed at Battle of Talavera during the Peninsular War Tain Burghs (1806–08), Sutherland (1808-death)
Lieutenant-General Alexander Mackenzie-Fraser 1758 1809 Died in London of fever contracted in Walcheren Campaign Cromartyshire (1802–06), Ross-shire (1806-death)
Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore 1761 1809 Fatally wounded at the Battle of Corunna during the Peninsular War Tory Lanark Burghs (1784–1790)
Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Symes 1761 1809 Died on homeward voyage after Battle of Corunna Carlow Borough (1806), Heytesbury (1807)
Major George Henry Compton Cavendish 1784 1809 Lost in sinking of transport ship in storm off Cornwall on return from Corunna Whig Aylesbury (1806-death)
Major-General Robert Craufurd 1764 1812 Mortally wounded at the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo and died four days later Tory East Retford (1802–1806)
Major Edward Charles Cocks 1786 1812 Killed at Siege of Burgos in Peninsular War Reigate (1806-death)
Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Bisshopp 1783 1813 Died of wounds received in Raid on Black Rock during Anglo-American War Newport (Isle of Wight) (1811–12)
Vice-Admiral Sir Samuel Hood, 1st Baronet 1762 1814 Died at Madras in command of East Indies Station during Napoleonic War Westminster (1806–07), Bridport (1807–12) Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station (1811-death)
Captain Sir Peter Parker, 2nd Baronet 1785 1814 Killed at Battle of Caulk's Field during Anglo-American War Tory Wexford Borough (1810–11)
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Henry Sullivan, 2nd Baronet 1785 1814 Killed at Battle of Toulouse Tory Lincoln (1812-death)
Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton 1758 1815 Killed at the Battle of Waterloo Pembroke (1813-death) Governor of Trinidad (1797–1802) & Governor of Tobago (1803)
Major-General Sir William Ponsonby 1772 1815 Killed at the Battle of Waterloo Tory Londonderry (1812–death) Younger son of William Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby, hence 'The Honourable'
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Byam Martin 1773 1854 Died in command at Portsmouth during Crimean War Plymouth (1818–32) Comptroller of the Navy (1816–31)
Colonel Robert Edward Boyle 1809 1854 Died at Varna of sickness during Crimean War Liberal Frome (1847-death) Younger son of Edmund Boyle, 8th Earl of Cork, hence 'The Honourable'
Lieutenant-Colonel Lauderdale Maule 1807 1854 Died at Constantinople of cholera contracted in Crimean War Forfarshire (1852-death) Surveyor-General of the Ordnance (1853-death)
Lieutenant-Colonel Edward William Pakenham 1819 1854 Killed Battle of Inkerman in Crimean War Conservative Antrim (1852-death)
Field-Marshal Lord FitzRoy Somerset, later 1st Baron Raglan 1788 1855 Died of dysentery during the Crimean War Tory Truro left Commons 1829 Master-General of the Ordnance (1852-death); Younger son of Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort, hence 'Lord'
Major-General James Bucknall Bucknall Estcourt 1803 1855 Died of cholera in the Crimea Devizes (1848–52)
Major-General George Anson 1797 1857 Died of cholera during Siege of Delhi Conservative Great Yarmouth (1818–35), Stoke-on-Trent (1836–37), Staffordshire South (left Commons 1853) Commander-in-Chief, India (1856-death); Younger son of Thomas Anson, 1st Viscount Anson, hence 'The Honourable'
Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Havelock-Allan, 1st Baronet 1830 1897 Killed at Khyber Pass, Afghanistan Liberal Unionist Sunderland (1874–81), South East Durham (1885–92 and 1895–death)

First World WarEdit

Rank and title Name Born Killed/Died Where/How Political Party MP's Seat Other
Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Duncome, Visount Hemsley, later 2nd Earl of Feversham 1879 1916 Killed during the Battle of Flers–Courcelette Conservative Thirsk and Malton (1906–1915)
Lieutenant-Colonel Guy Victor Baring 1873 1916 Killed during the Battle of the Somme Conservative Winchester Younger son of Alexander Baring, 4th Baron Ashburton so styled 'The Honourable'
Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart 1883 1915 Killed while leading the 6th Welsh in a night attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt, near La Bassée Liberal Unionist Party Cardiff Second son of John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute so styled 'Lord'
Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Clive 1873 1918 Killed in action when attached to the 1/5th Lancashire Fusiliers, 5 April 1918 at Bucquoy Liberal Unionist Party Ross DSO
Lieutenant-Colonel Duncan Frederick Campbell 1876 1916 Wounded by a mine on the Western Front and died of his wounds at Southwold Unionist North Ayrshire DSO
Major Charles Henry Lyell 1875 1918 Died of pneumonia while serving as Assistant Military Attaché to the US Liberal East Dorset (1904–10), Edinburgh South (1910–17) The only son and heir of Leonard Lyell, 1st Baron Lyell so styled 'The Honourable'
Major Lord Alexander Thynne 1873 1918 Killed in action in France Conservative Bath DSO; younger son of John Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath so styled 'Lord'
Major Valentine Fleming 1882 1917 Killed by German bombing in Gillemont Farm area, Picardy, France Conservative Henley DSO
Major Philip Glazebrook 1880 1918 Killed in action on 7 March 1918 at Bireh, near Jerusalem Conservative Manchester South DSO
Major Francis Bennett-Goldney 1865 1918 Died in US hospital in Brest after car accident in France Independent Unionist Canterbury
Captain William Hoey Kearney Redmond 1861 1917 Died from wounds at the Battle of Messines Irish Parliamentary Party Clare East
Captain John Joseph Esmonde 1862 1915 Died of pneumonia and heart failure consequent on the strain of overwork Irish Parliamentary Party North Tipperary
Captain Thomas Agar-Robartes 1880 1915 Wounded in the Battle of Loos on 28 September and killed by a sniper Liberal St Austell Division Eldest son and heir of Thomas Agar-Robartes, 6th Viscount Clifden so styled 'The Honourable'
Captain Harold Thomas Cawley 1878 1915 Killed in the Battle of Gallipoli Liberal Heywood The second son of Frederick Cawley, 1st Baron Cawley and brother of Oswald Cawley, below.
Captain Oswald Cawley 1882 1918 Killed in action near Merville Liberal Prestwich The fourth and youngest son of Frederick Cawley, 1st Baron Cawley so styled 'The Honourable'
Captain Arthur O'Neill 1876 1914 Killed in action at Klein Zillebeke ridge Ulster Unionist Party Mid Antrim Second but eldest surviving son and heir of Edward O'Neill, 2nd Baron O'Neill so styled 'The Honourable'
Captain Neil James Archibald Primrose 1882 1917 Killed in Gezer during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign while leading his squadron against Turkish positions on the Abu Shusheh ridge during the Third Battle of Gaza Liberal Wisbech PC MC; second son of Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery so styled 'The Honourable' however was created a Privy Counsellor so styled
Captain Michael Hugh Hicks-Beach, Viscount Quenington 1877 1916 Died as a result of wounds received at Katia, Egypt Conservative Tewkesbury Eldest son of Michael Hicks-Beach, 1st Earl St Aldwyn so held the courtesy title of Viscount Quenington which was a subsidiary title held by his father
Lieutenant Francis Walter Stafford McLaren 1886 1917 Died following a flying accident during training at RAF Montrose Liberal Spalding Younger son of Charles McLaren, 1st Baron Aberconway so styled 'The Honourable'
Lieutenant Charles Thomas Mills 1887 1915 Killed in action 6 October 1915 at Hulluch Conservative Uxbridge Division Eldest son and heir of Charles William Mills, 2nd Baron Hillingdon so styled 'The Honourable'
Lieutenant William Walrond 1876 1915 Died from wounds Conservative Tiverton Eldest Son and heir of William Walrond, 1st Baron Waleran so styled 'The Honourable'
Lieutenant Thomas Michael Kettle 1880 1916 Killed in action in the Battle of the Somme Conservative East Tyrone (1906–10)
Lieutenant William Glynne Charles Gladstone 1885 1915 Killed in action in France Liberal Party Kilmarnock Burghs
Lieutenant Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot 1872 1916 Killed in action in the Battle of the Somme Conservative Burnley (1910–1910)

Died after end of hostilities but listed as First World War casualty by Commonwealth War Graves Commission:[43]

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Mark Sykes, 6th Baronet (5th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment); born 1879: died 1919 of Spanish influenza at Paris while attending peace negotiations. MP (Conservative Party) for Kingston upon Hull Central (1911-death).

Inter-World WarsEdit

Rank in Military Name Born Killed/Died Where/How Political Party MP's Seat Honours
General Michael Collins 1890 1922 Killed in ambush of convoy by IRA opponents during Irish Civil War Sinn Féin Cork South (1918–21) (but did not sit) Commander-in-Chief, Irish National Army; Chairman of Provisional Government (January 1922-death) and Minister of Finance (1919-death) Irish Free State; Teachta Dála 1921-death

Second World WarEdit

Rank and title Name Born Killed/Died Where/How Political Party MP's Seat Honours
Brigadier John Whiteley 1898 1943 Killed in plane crash in Gibraltar while escorting General Sikorski Conservative Party Buckingham OBE
Colonel Lionel Beaumont Thomas 1893 1942 Lost at sea during gale after torpedoeing of MV Henry Stanley off the Azores while on mission travel Conservative Birmingham King's Norton (1929–35) MC
Colonel Victor Cazalet 1896 1943 Killed in plane crash in Gibraltar while escorting General Sikorski Conservative Party Chippenham MC
Colonel Edward Orlando Kellett 1902/03[44] 1943 Killed in action fighting in North Africa Conservative Party Birmingham Aston DSO
Colonel John Macnamara 1905 1944 Killed in action fighting in Italy Conservative Party Chelmsford
Colonel James Baldwin-Webb 1894 1940 Drowned when the SS City of Benares was torpedoed Conservative Party The Wrekin TD
Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Heilgers 1892 1944 Killed in the Ilford rail crash Conservative Bury St Edmunds
Lieutenant-Colonel Somerset Arthur Maxwell 1905 1942 Died of wounds received at the Battle of El Alamein Conservative Party King's Lynn Eldest son and heir of Arthur Maxwell, 11th Baron Farnham so styled 'The Honourable'
Commander Rupert Brabner 1911 1945 Killed in a plane crash near the Azores, while leading a delegation to Canada Conservative Party Hythe DSO DSC; Under-Secretary of State for Air (1944-death)
Lieutenant-Colonel James Despencer-Robertson 1886 1942 Died suddenly, apparently from overwork as military secretary at Southern Command Headquarters Conservative Party Salisbury OBE
Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Muirhead 1890 1939 Committed suicide owing to his fear that a leg-injury might prevent his service in the war Conservative Party Wells MC & Bar TD; Parliamentary Under-Secretary for India and Burma (1938-death)
Major Lord Apsley 1895 1942 Killed in action in a plane crash in the Middle-East Conservative Party Bristol Central DSO MC TD; eldest son and heir of Seymour Bathurst, 7th Earl Bathurst so styled Lord Apsley
Major Ronald Cartland 1907 1940 Killed in action during the retreat to Dunkirk Conservative Party Birmingham King's Norton
Captain Richard Porritt 1910 1940 Killed in action fighting in Belgium Conservative Party Heywood and Radcliffe
Captain Stuart Russell 1909 1943 Died of fever on active service in Egypt Conservative Party Darwen
Captain Hubert Duggan 1904 1943 Died of tuberculosis contracted on active service Conservative Party Acton
Captain George Charles Grey 1918 1944 Killed in action fighting in Normandy Liberal Party Berwick-upon-Tweed
Captain John Dermot Campbell 1898 1945 Killed in a plane crash in Italy during a fact-finding mission Ulster Unionist Antrim
Lieutenant Dudley Joel 1904 1941 Killed in action while serving with the Royal Navy Conservative Party Dudley
Flight Lieutenant John Rathbone 1910 1940 Killed in action on bombing operations over Germany Conservative Party Bodmin
Lieutenant Peter Eckersley 1904 1940 Accidentally killed in a plane crash near Eastleigh while serving with the Fleet Air Arm Conservative Party Manchester Exchange
Lieutenant Robert Bernays 1902 1945 Killed in a plane crash in Italy during a fact-finding mission Liberal Party Bristol North
Pilot Officer Sir Arnold Wilson 1884 1940 Killed in action over northern France while a gunner in RAF Bomber Command Conservative Party Hitchin KCIE CSI CMG DSO
Private Patrick Munro 1883 1942 Died while taking part in an exercise for the Home Guard at Westminster Conservative Party Llandaff and Barry

Died after end of hostilities but listed as Second World Casualty by Commonwealth War Graves Commission:[45]

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, 1st Baronet, later 1st Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge (Royal Navy); born 1872; died 1945 of effects of smoke inhalation sustained in a Japanese aircraft attack when visiting USS Appalachian during a government goodwill tour over 1944–45. MP (Conservative Party) for Portsmouth North (1934–43).

Members of Parliament who died as wartime civilian casualtiesEdit

Title Name known by while in Commons Born Killed/Died When/How Political Party MP's Seat Honours
Matthew Wren 1629 1672 Died at Greenwich from wounds sustained as accompanying Secretary to the Duke of York at Solebay during Third Anglo-Dutch War Royalist Mitchell (1661-death) Secretary to the Duke of York (1667-death)
The Hon Coulson Wallop 1774 1807 Died in enemy captivity at Verdun during Napoleonic War Whig Andover (1796–1802) Younger son of John Wallop, 2nd Earl of Portsmouth, hence 'The Honourable'
Alfred Baldwin Raper 1889 1941 Drowned when SS Nerissa was torpedoed in Second World War Conservative Party Islington East (1918–22)
Rt Hon The Earl of Kimberley John Wodehouse, Lord Wodehouse 1883 1941 Killed in air raid on London, Second World War Liberal Party Mid Norfolk (1906–10)
Sir Percy Alden 1865 1944 Killed by German V1 flying bomb attack on London, Second World War Liberal, after 1918 Labour Tottenham (1906–18), Tottenham South (1923–24)

Members of Parliament who have been accidentally killedEdit

Title/Rank Name known by while in Commons Born Killed Political Party MP's Seat Offices Held
Sir Ralph Carminowe before 1339 1386 (pulled over cliff by hounds when hunting) Cornwall (1383, 1384, and 1386 but died before taking seat) High Sheriff of Cornwall 1378
Sir Thomas Rempston 1406 (drowned in River Thames near London Bridge) Nottinghamshire (1381–86, 1393–94, 1395–99) KG PC; Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 1393, Constable of the Tower 1399-death
Edward Burnebury 1432 (drowned in well) Launceston (1410–11, 1413, 1414, 1417, 1419, 1422) Coroner of Cornwall 1423
Francis Yaxley 1565 (lost in shipwreck in North Sea) Stamford (1555–58), Saltash (1558)
Sir Humphrey Gilbert c. 1539 1583 (lost in storm on Squirrel (1582) returning from Newfoundland) Plymouth (1571–72), Queenborough (1580-death)
Sir John Glanville 1542 1600 (fall from horse while travelling on judicial circuit) Launceston (1584–85), Tavistock (1586–87), St Germans (1593) Recorder of Launceston 1590, Justice of the Common Pleas 1598-death.
Thomas Warre c. 1576 1617 (drowned in River Severn) Bridgwater (1614) Recorder of Bridgwater 1610-death
Sir Robert Knollys 1547 1619 (after fall) Reading (1572–86), Breconshire (1589–1611) KB
John Whitson c. 1558 1629 (fall from horse) Bristol (1605–21 and 1625–28) High Sheriff of Bristol 1589, Mayor of Bristol 1616
Sir Miles Hobart 1595 1632 (carriage accident) Marlow 1628–29
Sir Walter Long c. 1594 1637 (fall from horse when drunk)[46] Westbury (1621–24 and 1625–28)
John Hoskins 1566 1638 (crushed toe which caused gangrene)[47] Hereford (1604, 1614 and 1628) Judge of South Wales circuit (1623-death)
Sir Thomas Lucy 1583/86 8 December 1640 (fall from horse) Warwickshire (1614–28 and 1640), Warwick (November 1640-death)
Lord Fairfax of Cameron (Ferdinando Fairfax to 1640) 1584 1648 (accident unspecified causing gangrene in leg) Roundhead Boroughbridge (1614–29, 1640), Yorkshire (1640-death) Scottish peer so able to sit in English parliament. Governor of Kingston upon Hull (1643–44), Governor of York (1644)
Sir Oliver Cromwell c1566 1655 (fall into burning hearth) Royalist Huntingdonshire (1589–1614, 1624–25) KB; uncle of Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell.
Sir Richard Onslow 1601 1664 (allegedly struck by lightning)[48] Roundhead before 1660, Royalist since Surrey (1628–29, 1640–48, 1654, 1656–57), Guildford (1660-death)
Thomas Robinson 1608 1665 (gored by pet bull) Royalist Helston (1660-death)
Sir Robert Brooke 1637 1669 (drowned bathing in the Rhone in Avignon, France) Aldeburgh (1660-death)
Sir Henry Marten 1602 1680 (choked on supper in prison) Roundhead Berkshire (1640–43, 1646–53)
Edmund Waring c. 1620 1682 (drowned in pond after drinking)[49] Roundhead Bridgnorth (1656, 1658) High Sheriff of Shropshire (1657–59), Governor of Shrewsbury (1659–60)
The Marquess of Worcester Charles Somerset, styled Lord Herbert of Raglan to 1682, Marquess of Worcester from 1682 1660 1698 (coach accident) Monmouth (1679–80). Gloucester (1681–85), Monmouthshire (1685–87 and 1689–95), Gloucestershire (1685–89) Eldest son of Henry Somerset, 3rd Marquess of Worcester, hence titled Lord Herbert of Raglan, until 1682 when his father was created Duke of Beaufort, when the Marquessate of Worcester became courtesy title of eldest son.
Sir John Aubrey, 2nd Baronet c. 1650 1700 (fall from horse) Brackley (1698-death) High Sheriff of Glamorganshire 1685
Legh Banks 1666 1703 (drowned crossing River Dee near Chester) Newton (1695–98)
Sir John Cordell, 3rd Baronet 1677 1704 (fall from horse) Sudbury (1701)
Irby Montagu c. 1656 1704 (fall from horse riding in Enfield Chase) Whig Maldon (1695–1701)
Sir David Ramsay, 4th Baronet After 1673 1710 (fall from horse) Tory Kincardineshire (1708-death) Previously MP Parliament of Scotland
James Herbert 1721 (drowned falling off footbridge into River Thames at Thame) Tory Queenborough (1710–13), Amersham (1714–15) and Oxfordshire (1715-death)
Sir William Strickland, 3rd Baronet 1665 1724 (fall from hunting horse) Whig Malton (1689–98, 1701–08, 1722-death), Yorkshire (1708–10), Old Sarum (1716–22)
Sir John Curzon, 3rd Baronet 1672 1727 (fall from horse hunting) Tory Derbyshire (1701-death)
Lord William Powlett 1666 1729 (fall from horse) Whig Winchester (1689–1710 and 1715-death), Lymington (1710–15) Son of 1st Duke of Bolton, hence 'Lord'; Mayor of Lymington 1701–03, 1724, 1728; Recorder of Grimsby 1699-death
Exton Sayer c. 1691 1731 (riding accident) Whig Helston (1726–27), Totnes (1727-death) Judge Advocate, Court of Admiralty (1726-death)
Sir Mr John Stapylton c. 1683 1733 (fall from horse) Boroughbridge (1705–08)
Sir William Keyt, 3rd Baronet 1688 1741 (house fire caused by himself when insane) Tory Warwick (1722–35)
Sir Erasmus Philipps c. 1700 1743 (drowned in River Avon near Bath) Haverfordwest (1726-death)
Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 3rd Baronet 1692 1749 (fall from hunting horse) Tory Denbighshire (1716–41 and 1742-death), Montgomeryshire (1741–42)
William Howard, Viscount Andover 1714 1756 (fall from carriage) Anti-Walpole Whig Castle Rising (1737–47) Son of Earl of Suffolk, hence Viscount Andover
Sir John Lade, 1st Baronet c. 1731 1759 (unsuccessful amputation after fall from hunting horse)[50] Camelford (1755-death)
Lieutenant-General John Stanwix 1690 1766 (lost in sinking of The Eagle crossing Irish Sea) Whig Carlisle (1741–42 and 1746–61), Appleby (1761-death) Lieutenant-Governor Isle of Wight
Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock 1739 1767 (fall from hunting horse) Whig Bedfordshire (1761-to death) Eldest son of John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford so titled Marquess of Tavistock.
The Lord Sandys Mr Samuel Sandys 1695 1770 (overturning of post-chaise) Whig Worcester (1718–43) PC; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1742–43), Speaker of the House of Lords (1756)
Lord William Manners 1697 1772 (fall from horse) Tory Leicestershire (1719–34), Newark left Commons 1754
Francis Owen 1745 16 November 1774 (collapse of bridge over which he was riding) Helston (11 October 1774-death)
Lauchlan Macleane c. 1727 1778 (lost as passenger in foundering of HMS Swallow (1769) en route home from India) Arundel (1768–71) Governor of St Vincent (1766), Under Secretary of State (1766–68)
The Earl Temple Richard Grenville, Viscount Cobham 1711 1779 (fall from phaeton) Whig Buckingham (1734–41 and 1747–52), Buckinghamshire (1741–47) KG PC; First Lord of the Admiralty (1756–57), Lord Privy Seal (1757–61), Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (1758–63)
Captain Robert Boyle-Walsingham 1736 1780 (lost in sinking of Thunderer (1760) in hurricane off Jamaica) Knaresborough (1758–60 and 1768-death), Fowey (1761–68) Son of Earl of Shannon, hence 'Honourable'; FRS
Henry Howorth c. 1746 1783 (drowned in boating accident when yachting) Abingdon (1782-death) KC; Recorder of Abingdon 1780
Sir Herbert Mackworth, 1st Baronet 1737 1791 (blood poisoning from pricked finger) Cardiff (left Commons 1790)
Colonel George Onslow 1731 1792 (after carriage accident) Tory Guildford (1760–84)
Lord Richard Barry, 7th Earl of Barrymore 1769 1793 (accidentally shot himself while escorting French prisoners of war) Heytesbury (1791–death)
The Hon John Stuart, Lord Mount Stuart 1767 1794 (after fall from horse) Tory Cardiff (1790-death) Son of Marquess of Bute, hence Lord Mount Stuart; Lord Lieutenant of Glamorganshire (1793-death)
Thomas Whitmore c. 1743 1795 (drowned in well in own garden)[51] Tory Bridgnorth (1771-death)
Thomas Francis Wenman 1745 1796 (drowned in River Cherwell) Westbury left Commons 1780
James Bruce 1769 1798 (drowned crossing River Don, South Yorkshire on horseback) Marlborough (1796–97) Son of 5th Earl of Elgin, hence 'Honourable'
William Jolliffe 1745 1802 (fall into home cellar) Petersfield (1768-death) Lord of Trade 1772–79 and of Admiralty 1783
John Bagwell c. 1780 1806 (fall from horse) Cashel (1801–02)
Sir Lionel Copley, 2nd Baronet 1767 1806 (leg fracture from fall from ladder in home) Whig Tregony (1796–1802)
The Marquess of Thomond Rt Hon The Earl of Inchiquin 1726 1808 (fall from horse) Richmond, Yorkshire (1784–96), Liskeard (1796–1800) Irish peer so could sit in English House of Commons. KP PC (Ire)
Philip Yorke, Viscount Royston 1784 1808 (lost in sinking of Agatha of Lübeck off Memel) Reigate (1806-death) Son of Earl of Hardwicke hence Viscount Royston
George Knapp 1754 1809 (fall from gig) Whig Abingdon (1807-death) Mayor of Abingdon 1792, 1797, 1799, 1807
William Eden 1782 1810 (found drowned in River Thames, London) Woodstock (1806-death) Possibly a suicide.[52]
General Sir James Murray-Pulteney, 7th Baronet c. 1755 1811 (mortally wounded by exploding gunpowder flask) Tory Weymouth and Melcombe Regis (1790-death) PC, Secretary at War (1807–09)
William Cavendish 1783 1812 (fall from curricle) Whig Knaresborough (1804), Aylesbury (1804–06), Derby (1806-death)
Richard Fleming Worsley Holmes 1792 1814 (drowned in capsize of rowing boat in River Hamble) Tory Newport (Isle of Wight) (1812-death)
Ayscoghe Boucherett 1755 1815 (carriage accident) Great Grimsby (1796–1803) High Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1796
The Earl of Buckinghamshire Robert Hobart, Baron Hobart 1760 1816 (fall from horse) Tory Bramber (1788–90), Lincoln (1790–96) PC, also MP Parliament of Ireland; Governor of Madras 1793–97; Secretary of State for War and the Colonies 1801–04; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1805, 1812; Postmaster General 1806–07; President of the Board of Control 1812-death
Sir Alexander Macdonald Lockhart, 1st Baronet c. 1776 1816 (carriage accident) Berwick-upon-Tweed (1807–12)
Richard Meyler 1791 1818 (fall from horse when hunting) Winchester (1812-death)
The Duke of Richmond and Gordon Mr Charles Lennox 1764 1819 (died of rabies from fox bite) Conservative Sussex (1790–1806) PC KG Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1807–13), Lord Lieutenant of Sussex (1816-death), Governor General of British North America (1818-death)
William Shipley 1778 1820 (accidentally shot when hunting) Whig St Mawes (1807 and 1812–13), Flint Boroughs (1807–12)
John Attersoll c. 1784 1822 (fall from horse) Whig Wootton Bassett (1812–13)
William Shepherd Kinnersley 1780 1823 (fall from horse) Newcastle-under-Lyme (1818-death) Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme 1810
Sir John Stewart c. 1758 1825 (carriage accident) Tory County Tyrone (1802–06 and 1812-death) PC (Ire), KC (Ireland); Solicitor General of Ireland (1798–1800), Attorney General of Ireland (1800–03); former Member of Parliament of Ireland.
William Huskisson 1770 1830 (killed by train) Tory Morpeth (1796–1802), Liskeard (1804–07), Harwich (1807–12), Chichester (1812–23), Liverpool (1823–death) PC; President of the Board of Trade (1823–1827) Secretary of State for War (1827–1828)
John Pringle 1796 1831 (thrown out of carriage) Lanark Burghs (1819–20)
Admiral Sir Joseph Yorke 1768 1831 (drowned in yacht capsize) Reigate (1790–1806 and 1818-death), Saint Germans (1806–10), Sandwich (1812–18) KCB
Sir James Mackintosh 1765 1832 (effects of choking on chicken bone) Whig Nairn (1813–18), Knaresborough (1818-death)
The Earl of Darnley Edward Bligh, Lord Clifton 1795 1835 (tetanus from axe injury when felling timber) Whig Canterbury (1818–30) Son of 4th Earl of Darnley, hence Lord Clifton; FRS, Lord Lieutenant of County Meath (1831-death)
The Baron Suffield Edward Harbord 1781 1835 (fall from horse) Radical Great Yarmouth (1806–12), Shaftesbury (1820–21)
Thomas Courtenay 1782 1841 (drowned while sea bathing) Tory Totnes (1811–32) PC; Vice-President of the Board of Trade 1828–30
The Baron Sydenham Mr Charles Thomson 1799 1841 (fall from horse) Whig Dover (1826–32), Manchester (1832–39) PC GCB; President of the Board of Trade (1834, 1835–39), Governor-General of Canada (1839-death)
James Barlow-Hoy c. 1794 1843 (died of tetanus after accidentally shooting himself in Pyrenees) Conservative Southampton (1830–31, 1832–33, 1835–37)
Paulet St John-Mildmay 1791 1845 (died of tetanus after breaking leg in altercation with horse) Liberal Winchester (1818–34 and 1837–41)
The Earl of Powis Edward, Viscount Clive 1785 1848 (accidentally shot on hunt) Conservative Ludlow left Commons 1839 KG, Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire (1830-death)
Sir Sir Robert Peel, Baronet 1788 1850 (fall from horse) Conservative Cashel (1809–12), Chippenham (1812–17), Oxford University (1817–29), Westbury (1829–30), Tamworth (1830-death) Prime Minister (1834–35 and 1841–46), Leader of the Conservative Party (1834–46),

Chancellor of the Exchequer (1834–35), Home Secretary (1822–27 and 1828–30), Chief Secretary for Ireland (1812–17)

Thomas Plumer Halsey 1815 1854 (drowned in sinking of Ercolano in Gulf of Genoa Hertfordshire (1846-death)
Charles Barclay 1780 1855 (fall from horse when hunting) Tory Southwark (1815–18), Dundalk (1826-30), West Surrey (1835–37)
The Earl of Harewood Henry Lascelles 1797 1857 (hunting accident) Tory Northallerton (1826–31) Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire West Riding (1846-death)
James Platt 1824 1857 (accidentally shot when hunting) Liberal Oldham (1857-death)
Henry Porcher 1795 1857 (fall from horse) Tory Clitheroe (1822–26) Director of the Bank of England 1825–42
The Marquess of Queensberry Viscount Drumlanrig 1818 1858 (explosion of shotgun) Conservative Dumfriesshire left Commons 1857 PC, Lord Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire (1850-death)
Herbert Ingram 1811 1860 (drowned in sinking of the Lady Elgin after collision in Lake Michigan). Liberal Boston (1856-death)
Robert Aglionby Slaney 1791 1862 (effects of fall at London International Exhibition) Liberal, ex Whig Shrewsbury (1826–35, 1837–41, 1847–51, 1857-death) High Sheriff of Shropshire 1854
Dr Thomas Wakley 1795 1862 (after fall while ill with TB) Liberal Finsbury (1835–52)
George Hay, Earl of Gifford 1822 1862 (injured by falling tree)[53] Liberal Totnes (1855-death) Son of George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, hence Earl of Gifford
Sir Cresswell Cresswell 1794 1863 (fall from horse) Conservative Liverpool (1837–42) PC KC
Lieutenant-General William Augustus Johnson 1777 1863 (following fall at home) Conservative Boston (1821–26), Oldham (1837–47) High Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1830
Sir Culling Eardley Smith, later Eardley, 3rd Baronet 1805 1863 (adverse reaction to smallpox vaccination) Whig Pontefract (1830–31) High Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1858
The Marquess Townshend Mr John Townshend 1798 1863 (fall from horse) Liberal Tamworth (1847–55)
Sir Mr Alexander Bannerman 1788 1864 (downstairs fall at home when ill) Whig Aberdeen (1832–47) Provost of Aberdeen 1837, Governor of the Bahamas (1854–57), Governor of Newfoundland (1857–64)
John Cuffe, 3rd Earl of Desart 1818 1865 (fall during attack of paralysis) Conservative Ipswich (1842) Irish peer so could sit in the Commons; Under Secretary for War and the Colonies (1852)
William Williams 1788 1865 (fall from horse) Radical Coventry (1835–47), Lambeth (1850-death)
Lieutenant-General The Earl of Cardigan James, Lord Brudenell 1797 1868 (fall from horse) Conservative Marlborough (1818–29), Fowey (1830–32), North Northamptonshire left Commons 1837 KCB
The Lord Farnham Hon Henry Maxwell 1799 1868 (petroleum fire in Abergele rail disaster) Conservative County Cavan left Commons 1838 KP
Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, 2nd Baronet 1799 1869 (hunting accident) Whig to 1836, Conservative 1836–57, Liberal from 1857 Yorkshire (1830–32), Scarborough (1837–41, 1841-death)
Sir George Burrard, 4th Baronet 1805 1870 (drowned bathing at Lyme Regis) Lymington (1828–32)
Sir James Colquhoun, 4th Baronet 1804 1873 (drowned in Loch Lomond[54] rowing boat in storm[55] Dunbartonshire (1837–41) Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire (1837)
the Lord Marjoribanks Mr David Robertson 1797 1873 (knocked down by horse drawn cab) Liberal Berwickshire (1859–73)[56] Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire (1860-death)
Charles Paget 1799 1873 (drowned by freak wave on Filey beach) Liberal Nottingham (1856–65)
John Cunliffe Pickersgill-Cunliffe 1819 1873 (struck by train) Conservative Bewdley (March–April 1869)
John Laird 1805 1874 (fall from horse) Conservative Birkenhead (1861-death)
Reginald Greville-Nugent 1848 1878 (fall off horse in steeplechase) Liberal Longford (1869–70) Son of 1st Baron Greville, hence Honourable
Sir William Hayter, 1st Baronet 1792 1878 (found drowned in lake at home) Liberal Party Wells (1837–65) Judge Advocate General (1847–49), Financial Secretary to the Treasury (1849–50) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (1853–58)
Richard Wingfield-Baker 1802 1880 (hunting accident) Liberal South Essex (1857–59, 1868–74)
Sir William Payne-Gallwey 1807 1881 (fall on turnip while shooting) Conservative Thirsk left Commons 1880
Gilbert Leigh 1851 1884 (hunting accident) Liberal Warwickshire South (1880-death) Son of 2nd Baron Leigh, hence Honourable
Guy Cuthbert Dawnay 1848 1889 (killed by buffalo in East Africa) Conservative North Riding of Yorkshire (1882–85) Son of 7th Viscount Downe so styled Honourable.
John Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 1852 1889 (thrown off horse) Liberal Peterborough (1878-death)
William Beckett-Denison 1826 1890 (fell under train) Conservative East Retford (1876–80), Bassetlaw (1885-death)
Sir Edward Grogan, 1st Baronet 1802 1891 (fall from house window) Irish Conservative Party Dublin City (1845–65)
The Viscount Combermere The Hon Wellington Stapleton-Cotton 1818 1891 (run over by horsedrawn cab) Conservative Carrickfergus left Commons 1847
Alexander Brogden 1825 1892 (burns from fall into hearth) Liberal Wednesbury (1868–85)
William McCullagh Torrens 1813 1894 (knocked down by hansom cab) Liberal Dundalk (1848–52), Finsbury (1865–85)
Charles Joseph Fay 1842 1895 (drowned in the River Annalee) Home Rule League Cavan (1874–1885)
Henry Byron Reed 1855 1896 (killed in overturned pony trap) Conservative Bradford East (1886–92 and 1895-death)
Garrett Byrne 1829 1897 (run over by Hackney carriage) Irish Parliamentary Party Wexford County (1880–83), West Wicklow (1885–92)
The Lord Herschell Mr Farrer Herschell 1837 1899 (fall in street in Washington, D.C.) Liberal City of Durham (1874–85) GCB PC QC FRS; Solicitor General for England and Wales (1880–85), Lord Chancellor (1886 and 1892–95)
John Edmund Severne 1826 1899 (knocked down by van horse) Conservative Ludlow (1865–68) and South Shropshire left Commons 1885
William Wither Bramston Beach 1826 1901 (run over by cab) Conservative North Hampshire (1857–85), Andover (1885-death) PC
The Marquess of Salisbury Robert Cecil, Viscount Cranborne 1830 1903 (fall from chair) Conservative Stamford (1853–68) KG GCVO PC FRS; Secretary of State for India (1866–67 & 1874–78), Foreign Secretary (1885–86, 1887–92 & 1895–1900), Prime Minister (1885–86, 1886–92 & 1895–1902)
Alexander William Black 1859 1906 (Elliot Junction rail accident) Liberal Banffshire (1900-death)
Sir James Fergusson, 6th Baronet 1832 1907 (killed in earthquake in Jamaica) Conservative Ayrshire (1854–57, 1859–68), Manchester North East left Commons 1906 PC GCSI Under-Secretary of State for India (1866–67), Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (1867–68), Governor of South Australia (1868–73), Governor of New Zealand (1873–74), Governor of Bombay (1880–85), Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1886–91), Postmaster-General (1891–92)
James Tomkinson 1840 1910 (fall from horse in House of Commons Steeplechase) Liberal Crewe (1900-death) PC
Edward Brodie Hoare 1841 1911 (car crash) Conservative Hampstead left Commons 1902
Sir Henry Seton-Karr 1853 1914 (drowned in sinking of Empress of Ireland, Canada) Conservative St Helens left Commons 1906 CMG
Percy Illingworth 1869 1915 (food poisoning by bad oyster) Liberal Shipley (1906-death) Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Liberal Chief Whip 1912-death
Lieutenant The Hon Francis McLaren 1886 1917 (fatally injured in Royal Flying Corps training flight in Scotland) Liberal Spalding (1910-death)
Major Francis Bennett-Goldney 1865 1918 (car accident in France) Independent Unionist Canterbury (1910-death) Athlone Pursuivant of the Order of St Patrick
Sir Alfred Bird 1849 1922 (run over by motor car) Conservative Wolverhampton West (1910-death)
Frank Lawless 1870 1922 (injured in upset pony trap) Sinn Féin Dublin North (1918-death but did not sit) Later Irish Teachta Dála
Baron Cozens-Hardy William Cozens-Hardy 1869 1924 (killed in car accident in Germany) Liberal Party South Norfolk (1918–20)
Alexander MacCallum Scott 1874 1928 (killed in aeroplane crash in North America) Liberal Party in Parliament, Labour later Glasgow Bridgeton (1910–22)
Commodore Douglas King 1877 1930 (drowned in yacht capsize off Cornwall). Conservative North Norfolk (1918–22), Paddington South (1922-death) CB OBE DSO VD PC Financial Secretary to the War Office (1924–28), Secretary for Mines (1928–29)
John Joseph Clancy c. 1891/92 1932 (drowned in River Shannon at Limerick) Sinn Féin Sligo North (1918–22 but did not sit) Later Irish Teachta Dála
Viscount Antony Bulwer-Lytton, Viscount Knebworth 1903 1933 (plane crash while rehearsing for air show while serving in Auxiliary Air Force) Conservative Hitchin (1931–death)
Sir Sir Frank Meyer 1886 1935 (hunting accident) Conservative Great Yarmouth (1924–29)
Sir James Blindell 1884 1937 (killed when car overturned) Holland with Boston (1929-death) National Liberal
Sir Mr Arthur Crosfield 1865 1938 (fell out of railway carriage) Liberal Warrington (1906–10) GBE
Anthony Crossley 1903 1939 (plane crash) Conservative Stretford (1935–death)
The Lord Tweedsmuir Mr John Buchan 1875 1940 (head injury in fall during stroke) Unionist Combined Scottish Universities left Commons 1935 PC GCMG GCVO CH Governor-General of Canada (1935-death)
Herbert Fisher 1865 1940 (knocked down by lorry) Liberal Sheffield Hallam (1916–18), Combined English Universities (1918–26) OM PC FRS; President of the Board of Education (1916–22)
Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston 1864 1940 (fall from turret at home) Unionist North Ayrshire (1916–18), Bute and Northern Ayrshire (1918–35) KCB DSO
Lieutenant Peter Eckersley 1904 1940 (killed in plane crash in England while serving with Fleet Air Arm) Conservative Manchester Exchange (1935-death)
Luke Thompson 1867 1941 (killed by winch) Conservative Sunderland (1931–1935)
Sir Harold Hales 1868 1942 (drowned in River Thames) Conservative Hanley (1931–35)
John Jagger 1872 1942 (motorcycle accident) Labour Manchester Clayton (1935–death)
Emil Pickering 1882 1942 (thrown from horse) Conservative Dewsbury (1918–22) DSO TD
Brigadier John Whiteley 1898 1943 (killed in aircraft crash in Gibraltar)[57] Conservative Buckingham (1937-death) OBE
Colonel Victor Cazalet 1896 1943 (killed in same aircraft crash as Whiteley)[57] Conservative Chippenham (1924-death) MC
Lieut-Col Frank Heilgers 1892 1944 (train crash) Conservative Bury St Edmunds (1931–death)
Alfred Dobbs 1882 1945 (car accident – killed day after election) Labour Smethwick (1945-death) Chairman of Labour Party (1943–1943)
Lord Cecil Manners 1868 1945 (hit by train) Conservative Melton left Commons 1906 Son of Duke of Rutland, hence 'Lord'
Francis Beattie 1885 1945 (Car accident) Unionist Glasgow Cathcart (1942–death)
James Walker 1883 1945 (road accident) Labour Motherwell (1935–death)
Sir William Allen 1866 1947 (Hit by motor van) Ulster Unionist Party North Armagh (1917–22), Armagh (1922–death) KBE DSO
Doctor Richard Clitherow 1902 1947 (accidental barbiturate overdose) Labour Liverpool Edge Hill (1945-death)
Sir Stanley Jackson 1870 1947 (effects of road accident) Conservative Howdenshire (1915–26) PC; GCSI GCIE; Financial Secretary to the War Office 1922–23, Governor of Bengal, 1927–32
Evan Durbin 1906 1948 (drowned) Labour Edmonton (1945–death) Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Works, 1947–1948
Joseph Westwood 1884 1948 (car accident) Labour Stirling and Falkirk (1935–death) Secretary of State for Scotland 1945–1947
Sir Norman Lamont, 2nd Baronet 1869 1949 (gored by bull kept on Trinidad estate) Liberal Buteshire (1905–10)
Reverend James Godfrey MacManaway 1898 1951 (fall) Ulster Unionist Belfast West (February–October 1950) MBE
Vyvyan Adams 1900 1951 (drowned swimming on Cornwall coast) Conservative Leeds West left Commons 1945
John Emlyn-Jones 1889 1952 (plane crash) Liberal Dorset North (1922–24)
Thomas Cook 1908 1952 (car crash) Labour Dundee (1945–50), Dundee East (1950-death)
Hilaire Belloc 1870 1953 (burns after falling into fireplace) Liberal Salford South (1910–18)
Lieutenant-General Sir Noel Mason-MacFarlane 1889 1953 (effects of fall) Labour Paddington North (1945–46) KCB DSO MC & 2 Bars
Sir Walter Smiles 1883 1953 (lost in sinking of MV Princess Victoria off Larne Lough in the Great Storm) Conservative 1931–45, Ulster Unionist from 1945 Blackburn (1931–45), County Down (1945–50), North Down (1950-death) CIE DSO
John Peto 1900 1954 (accidentally shot himself) Conservative Birmingham King's Norton (1941–45)
Sir Mr Leslie Orme Wilson 1876 1955 (hit by truck) Conservative Reading (1913–22), Portsmouth South left Commons 1923 GCSI GCMG GCIE PC Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Shipping (1919–21), Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (1921–22, 1922–23), Governor of Bombay (1923–28), Governor of Queensland (1932–46)
Sir Richard Stokes 1897 1957 (heart attack following car overturn) Labour Ipswich (1938-death) MC and bar; Minister of Materials 1951
Sidney Dye 1900 1958 (car crash) Labour South West Norfolk (1945–51 and 1955-death)
Wilfred Fienburgh 1919 1958 (car crash) Labour Islington North (1951-death) MBE
Richard Fort 1907 1959 (car accident) Conservative Clitheroe (1950-death)
Sir Peter Macdonald 1895 1961 (following riding accident) Conservative Isle of Wight (1924–59) KBE
John Henry (Jack) Jones 1894 1962 (road accident) Labour Bolton (1945–50), Rotherham (1950-death)
Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton 1909 1964 (aircraft crash operating chartered flight in Cameroon) Unionist Inverness (1950–54) Son of 13th Duke of Hamilton, hence 'Lord': OBE DFC
David Webster 1923 1969 (skiing accident in Austria) Conservative Weston-super-Mare (1958-death)
The Baron Reith Sir John Reith 1889 1971 (following fall) National Government Southampton (February–November 1940) KT GCVO GBE CB TD PC Director General of the BBC 1927–38, Minister of Information and Minister of Transport 1940, First Commissioner of Works 1940–42
The Lord Grant Mr William Grant 1909 1972 (road accident) Conservative Glasgow Woodside left Commons 1962 PC Solicitor General for Scotland (1955–60), Lord Advocate (1960–62)
Sir Dingle Foot 1905 1978 (choked on chicken bone in sandwich) Liberal to 1956, then Labour Dundee (1931–45), Ipswich (1957–70) PC QC
Thomas Henry Swain 1911 1979 (road accident) Labour Chesterfield (1959-death)
Thomas McMillan 1919 1980 (fall from bus) Labour Glasgow Central (1966-death)
Keith Wickenden 1932 July 1983 (killed in air crash) Conservative Dorking (1979 – June 1983)
Viscount Boyd of Merton Alan Lennox-Boyd 1903 1983 (knocked down by car) Conservative Mid-Bedfordshire left Commons 1959 PC CH, Minister of Transport 1952–54, Colonial Secretary 1954–59
Lord Maelor Thomas William Jones 1898 1984 (house fire) Labour Meirionnydd left Commons 1966
Baron Harlech David Ormsby-Gore 1918 1985 (car crash) Conservative Oswestry left Commons 1961 PC KCMG, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1956–57), Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (1957–61), British Ambassador to the United States (1961–65)
David Penhaligon 1944 1986 (car accident) Liberal Truro (1974-death) President of Liberal Party, 1985-death
Robert Maxwell 1923 1991 (drowned falling off yacht off Canary Islands) Labour Buckingham (1964–70) MC
Stephen Milligan 1948 1994 (autoerotic asphyxiation) Conservative Eastleigh (1992-death)
Bob Cryer 1934 1994 (car accident) Labour Bradford South (1987-death)
Gordon Matthews 1908 2000 (following fall) Conservative Meriden (1959–64) CBE
Michael Colvin 1932 2000 (house fire) Conservative Bristol North West (1979–83), Romsey and Waterside (1983–97), Romsey (1997-death)
Donald Dewar 1937 2000 (following fall) Labour Aberdeen South (1966–70), Glasgow Garscadden (1978–97), Glasgow Anniesland (1997-death) Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (1983–92), Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security (1992–95), Opposition Chief Whip (1995–97), Secretary of State for Scotland (1997–99), inaugural First Minister of Scotland (1999-death)
Lord Merlyn-Rees Merlyn Rees 1920 2006 (effects of falls) Labour Leeds South (1963–83), Morley & Leeds South left Commons 1992 PC, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1974–76), Home Secretary (1976–79), Shadow Home Secretary (1979–80), Shadow Secretary of State for Energy (1980–82)
James Dobbin 1937 2014 (choked through alcohol poisoning after meal) Labour Co-operative Heywood and Middleton (1997-death)
Brian Sedgemore 1937 2015 (after fall when in hospital) Labour Luton West (1974–79), Hackney South and Shoreditch (1983–2005)

Members of Parliament who have been killed in a duelEdit

Title/Rank Name known by while in Commons Born Killed Political Party MP's Seat Offices Held, Honours
Sir Sir William Drury 1550 1590 Suffolk (1584) Governor of Bergen-op-Zoom (1588)
Sir William Brooke 1565 1597 Kent (1597–death)
Sir Sir Matthew Browne 1553 1603 Gatton (1601–death)
Sir Sir John Townsend 1564 1603 Orford (1601–death)
George Wharton 1583 1609 Westmorland (1601–1604)
Peter Legh c. 1622/23 1642 Newton (1640–death)
Charles Price 1645 Royalist Radnor (1621–1629)
Radnorshire (1640–1642)
Sir Henry Belasyse c. 1639 1667 Royalist Grimsby (1666-death) KB
Walter Norbonne 1655 1684 Calne (1679, 1681–1684)
Sharington Talbot 1656 1685 Chippenham (March 1685-death)
Sir Bourchier Wrey, 4th Baronet 1653 1696 Liskeard (1678–79 and 1689-death), Devon (1685–87)
Sir Henry Hobart, 4th Baronet c. 1657 1698 Whig King's Lynn (1681), Beeralston (1694–95), Norfolk (1689–90 and 1695–death) Vice-admiral of Norfolk (1691–after 1696)
Sir John Hanmer, 3rd Baronet 1701 Flint (1685–1690)
Thomas Dodson c. 1666 1707 Tory Liskeard (1701-death)
Owen Buckingham 1674 1720 Whig Reading (1708–13, 1716-death)
Sir Cholmeley Dering, 4th Baronet 1679 1711 Tory Kent (1705-death)
Charles Aldworth 1677 1714 Tory New Windsor (1712-death)
George Lockhart 1673 1731 Tory Wigtown Burghs (May–December 1708)
John Colclough 1767 1807 County Wexford (1806–07)[58]
Sir Alexander Boswell, 1st Baronet 1775 1822 Tory Plympton Erle (1816–21)

Members of Parliament who have been murderedEdit

Title/Rank Name known by while in Commons Born Murdered Political Party MP's Seat Offices Held Honours Perpetrator(s)
Philip de Lutley c. 1300 1352 Staffordshire (1332) Outlaw on whom he was serving distraint.[59]
Hugh Snel c. 1315 1380[60] Stafford (1337–38, 1354, 1360, 1362–63, 1365–66, 1368–69, 1371, 1373, 1376–77) Bailiff of Stafford 1337
Sir Richard Lyons 1310 1381 Essex (1380) Sheriff of London 1375, Warden of the Mint PC Wat Tyler's rebels
Sir John Ipstones c. 1345 1394[61] Staffordshire (1388, 1394-death) Roger Swynnerton
William Soulby 1394 Appleby (1382, 1385, 1388, 1391) Gang led by Sir Thomas Rokeby
Thomas Solas 1396 Southwark (1393) Unknown[62]
Sir Thomas Colville 1405 Yorkshire (1402)
John Tregoose 1406 Helston (1379), Truro (1383, 1385–86), Bodmin (1395), Liskeard (1397) Coroner of Cornwall 1400-death Armed gang led by Ralph Trenewith
Thomas Moyle 1413 Lostwithiel (1388) Some Lostwithiel men when at Bodmin
Robert Crackenthorpe 1438 Westmorland (1413, 1416, 1419, 1427), Appleby (1427) Rowland Thornburgh and supporters
Sir William Tresham 1404 1450 Northamptonshire (1423-till death) Speaker of the House of Commons (1449 till death) People involved in a property dispute
Nicholas Radford c.1385 1455 Lyme Regis (1421), Devon (1435) Recorder of Exeter, 1442-death Armed band led by Sir Thomas Courtenay
Sir Thomas Thorpe 1461 Northamptonshire (1449–50), Essex (1453–55) Speaker of the House of Commons (1453–1454) Lynched by a mob
William Chetwynd c. 1450 1494[63] Staffordshire (1491–92)
Robert Pakington c. 1489 1536 City of London (1533-death) Unknown (shot)
William Trewynnard By 1495 1549 Helston (1542) Catholic rebels
Thomas Ardern By 1516 1551 Sandwich (1547) Thomas Morsby and 'Black Will of Calais'
Lewis ap Owen by 1522 1555 Merioneth (1547–53, 1554-death) Chamberlain of North Wales, High Sheriff of Merionethshire 1545 and 1554, custos rotulorum of Merioneth (1553-death) Red Bandits of Mawddwy
Francis Russell, Baron Russell c. 1554 1585 Northumberland (1572–84) Son of Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford, hence Baron Russell Unknown (shot)
Edward Aglionby 1599 Carlisle (1584–85, 1593) Mayor of Carlisle several times Several members of rival families
George Thorpe 1576 1622 Portsmouth (1614) American Indians
Lord Brooke Sir Fulke Greville 1554 1628 Southampton (1581), Warwickshire (1592–1621) Treasurer of the Navy (1596–1604) Chancellor of the Exchequer (1614–1621) KB PC Ralph Heywood
Sir John Lisle 1610 1664 Roundhead Winchester (1640, 1659–60), Southampton (1654, 1656) Sir James Fitz Edmond Cotter
Thomas Thynne 1648 1682 Wiltshire (1670 till death) Three men, hired by Count von Königsmark
Sir William Estcourt, 3rd Baronet 1654 1684 Malmesbury (1679–81) Henry St John and Edmund Webb
Henry Goring 1646 1685 New Shoreham (1673–1678)
Bramber (1679–1685) Steyning (1685-death)
High Sheriff of Sussex 1681–82 Sir Edward Dering, 3rd Baronet or his son Charles Dering
Ferdinand Foster 1670 1701 Tory Northumberland (January 1701-till death) John Fenwick
John Stewart 1726 Whig Kirkcudbright Stewartry (1708–15) Sir Gilbert Eliott, 3rd Baronet, of Stobs
Lord Charles Townshend 1769 1796 Great Yarmouth (1796 – 2 days) Son of 1st Marquess Townshend, hence Lord. Lord Frederick Townshend
Spencer Perceval 1762 1812 Tory Northampton (1796-death) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1809 till death), Chancellor of the Exchequer (1807 till death), Leader of the House of Commons (1807 till death) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1807 till death) KC John Bellingham
Sir Charles Bampfylde, 5th Baronet 1753 1823 Exeter (1774–90 and 1796–1812) High Sheriff of Somerset 1820 An ex-servant
Nathaniel Sneyd c. 1767 1833 Tory Cavan (1801–24) High Sheriff of Cavan 1795 Previously Member of Parliament of Ireland John Mason
Lord William Russell 1767 1840 Whig Surrey (1789–1807), Tavistock (1807–1819 and 1826–1831) Lord of the Admiralty (1806–07) Son of Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock, hence Lord François Benjamin Courvoisier
The Earl of Mayo Richard, Lord Naas 1822 1872 Conservative Party Cockermouth (1857–1868) Viceroy of India (1869 till death) KP, GMSI, PC Sher Ali Afridi
The Earl of Leitrim William, Viscount Clements 1806 1878 Liberal Party County Leitrim left Commons 1847 Disputed – Thomas and Patrick McGranahan or Michael McElwee and Neil Sheils
James Sadleir c. 1815 1881 Liberal Party Tipperary (1852–57) Watch thief in Switzerland
Lord Frederick Cavendish 1836 1882 Liberal Party West Riding of Yorkshire North (1865 till death) Chief Secretary for Ireland (1882 till death) PC Irish National Invincibles
Field Marshal Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Baronet 1864 1922 Conservative Party North Down (February 1922 till death) Chief of the Imperial General Staff (1918–22) GCB, DSO IRA
Kevin O'Higgins 1892 1927 Sinn Féin Queen's County (1918–22, though did not sit) Later Minister for Justice in Irish Free State government 1927 IRA
Lord Moyne Walter Guinness 1880 1944 Conservative Party Bury St Edmunds (1907–1931) Leader of the House of Lords (1941–1942), Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords (1941–1942) and Secretary of State for the Colonies (1941–1942) DSO & Bar PC Lehi
Sir Richard Sharples 1916 1973 Conservative Party Sutton and Cheam (1954–1972) Governor of Bermuda (1972 till death) KCMG OBE MC Black Beret Cadre
Captain Walter Scott-Elliot 1895 1977 Labour Party Accrington (1945–1950) Parliamentary Private Secretary to Financial Secretaries to the War Office (1945–1947) Archibald Hall
Airey Neave 1916 1979 Conservative Party Abingdon (1953-death) Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1974 till death) DSO OBE MC TD INLA
Reverend Robert Bradford 1941 1981 Ulster Unionist Party South Belfast (1974 till death) PIRA
Sir Anthony Berry 1925 1984 Conservative Party Enfield Southgate (1983 till death) Treasurer of the Household (1983 till death) PIRA
Ian Gow 1937 1990 Conservative Party Eastbourne (1974 till death) Parliamentary Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher the Prime Minister (1988 till death) TD PIRA
Baron Kaberry of Adel Sir Donald Kaberry, 1st Baronet 1907 1991 Conservative Party Leeds North West (1950–83) MC TD PIRA
Jo Cox 1974 2016 Labour Party Batley and Spen (2015 till death) Thomas Mair
Sir David Amess 1952 2021 Conservative Party Southend West (1997 till death); Basildon (1983–1997) Kt

Members of Parliament who have died by suicideEdit

Title/Rank Name known by while in Commons Born Died Political Party MP's Seat Offices Held
John Darras c. 1355 1408 Shropshire (1393, 1404–06) High Sheriff of Shropshire 1401
Thomas Rymour 1408 Bath (1406)
The Earl of Northumberland Henry Percy 1532 1585 Morpeth 1554–55, Northumberland left Commons 1572
William Dodington 1600 Penryn (1571), Boston (1572)
Baron Clifton Gervase Clifton c. 1579 1618 Huntingdonshire (1597–98, 1601)
Sir George Southcote 1572 1638 Plympton Erle (1597) High Sheriff of Devon 1616
Sir John Suckling 1609 1641?[64] Royalist Bramber (30 April-5 May 1640)
Thomas Hoyle 1587 1650 Roundhead City of York (1628–29 and 1640-death) Lord Mayor of York 1632 and 1644
Sir Henry Vane 1589 1655[65] Roundhead from 1641 Lostwithiel (1614), Carlisle (1621–26), Wilton (1640–53), Kent (1654-death) PC, Treasurer of the Household (1639–41), Secretary of State (1640–41), Lord Lieutenant of Durham (1642)
Sir William Morley c. 1586 1658 Royalist Chichester (1640–42)
Baron Clifford of Chudleigh Sir Thomas Clifford 1630 1673 Totnes (1660–72) Comptroller of the Household (1666–1668), Treasurer of the Household (1668–1672), Lord High Treasurer (1672-till death) and PC
Thomas Wyndham c. 1647 1689 Tory Wells (1685-death)
John Lamotte Honywood 1647 1694 Essex (1679–85 and 1693-death) Gentleman of the Privy Chamber
Viscount Teviot Robert Spencer 1629 1694 Great Bedwyn (1660), Brackley (1661–79)
John Hampden 1653 1696 Buckinghamshire (1679–81), Wendover (1681–85 and 1689–90)
Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Baronet 1659 1697 Tory Grantham (1689-death) High Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1688
Earl of Bath Charles Granville, Lord Lansdown 1661 1701 Cornwall left Commons 1686 Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and Devon (1691–1693), Lord of the Bedchamber (1692), also Count of the Holy Roman Empire
Charles Bonython c. 1653 1705 Tory Westminster (1685–86)
Thomas Price 1680 1706[66] Tory Weobley (1702–05)
Peter Gott 1653 1712 Hastings (1690–95 and 1698–1701), Sussex (1708–10), Lewes (1710-death)
Sir George Newland c. 1646 1714 Tory City of London (1710-death)
James Milner After 1658 1721 Minehead (1717-death)
Humphry Morice c. 1671 1731[67] Newport (Cornwall) (1713–22), Grampound (1722-death) Governor of the Bank of England (1727–29)
Abraham Blackmore c. 1677 1732 Tory Mitchell (1710–13), Newton (1713–15)
Baron Herbert of Chirbury Henry Herbert c. 1678 1738 Whig Bewdley left Commons 1709
Earl of Scarbrough Richard Lumley, Viscount Lumley 1686 1740 Arundel left Commons 1715 Colonel of the Coldstream Guards (1722 until death), Vice-Admiral of Durham (1710 until death), Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (1722 until death), Custos Rotulorum of Northumberland (1722 until death) and KG, PC
Sir Danvers Osborn, 3rd Baronet 1715 1753 Bedfordshire (1747 – June 1753) Governor of Province of New York (June 1753-death)
Sir John Bland, 6th Baronet 1722 1755 Ludgershall (1754-death)
Baron Montfort Mr Henry Bromley 1705 1755 Cambridgeshire (1727–41) Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (1729–42)
The Duke of Bolton Charles Powlett, Marquess of Winchester 1718 1765 Whig Hampshire left Commons 1759 Lieutenant of the Tower of London 1754–1760, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire 1758–1763 and Vice-Admiral of Dorset and Hampshire (1759 until death) and KCB, PC
Sir Herbert Lloyd, 1st Baronet c. 1719 1769 Cardigan Boroughs (1761–68)
Peter Delmé 1710 1770 Ludgershall (1734–41), Southampton left Commons 1754
Charles Yorke 1722 1770 Whig Reigate (1747–68), University of Cambridge (1768-death) Lord Chancellor (1770), also PC
Jenison Shafto c. 1728 1771 Leominster (1761–68) and Castle Rising (1768-death)
William Fitzherbert 1712 1772 Derby (1762-death)
The Duke of Atholl Mr John Murray 1729 1774 Tory Perthshire left Commons 1764 KT PC
Baron Clive of Plassey 1725 1774 Tory Mitchell (1754–55), Shrewsbury (1762-death) Irish peer so could sit in Commons; KB FRS; Commander-in-Chief, India (1756–60, 1765–67), Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire (1772-death)
John Damer 1744 1776 Gatton (1768–74) Son of 1st Baron Milton, hence Honourable
Sir George Hay 1715 1778 Stockbridge (1754–56), Calne (1757–61), Sandwich (1761–68), Newcastle-under-Lyme (1768-death) Lord of Admiralty (1756–57, 1757–65), Judge of High Court of Admiralty (1774-death)
Hans Stanley 1721 1780 Southampton (1754-death) Governor of the Isle of Wight (1764–1766) and (1770–1780) Vice-Admiral of the Isle of Wight (1765–1767) and (1771–1780) PC
Robert Mayne 1724 1782 Gatton (1774-death)
William Skrine 1721? 1783 Callington (1771–80)
John Pardoe c. 1756 1796 Camelford (1780–84), Plympton Erle (1784–90), West Looe (1790-death)
Richard Muilman Trench Chiswell c. 1735 1797 Aldborough (1790-death) High Sheriff of Essex 1776
Colonel William Crosbie c. 1740 1798 Newark (1790–96) Lieutenant Governor of Portsmouth 1798
Sir Godfrey Webster, 4th Baronet (surnamed Vassall 1795–97) 1747 1800 Seaford (1786–90), Wareham (1796-death)
Arthur Hill, 2nd Marquess of Downshire 1753 1801 Lostwithiel (1774–1780), Malmesbury (1780–83) PC, FRS; Irish peer so could sit in House of Commons, also member Parliament of Ireland; High Sheriff of County Down 1785
James Paull 1770 1808 Newtown (Isle of Wight) (1805–06)
William Eden 1782 1810 Woodstock (1806–death) Teller of the Receipt of the Exchequer 1806–10
Eden drowned in the River Thames; it was not known if his death was suicide or not.
Major-General Sir William Erskine, 2nd Baronet 1770 1813 Fife (1796–1800 and 1801–06)
Samuel Whitbread 1764 1815 Whig Bedford (1790–1800, 1801-death)
Sir Samuel Romilly 1757 1818 Whig Horsham (1807–08), Wareham (1808–12), Arundel (1812–18), Westminster (July 1818-death) KC, Solicitor General 1806–07
Admiral Sir George Campbell 1759 1821 Carmarthen borough (1806–13) GCB Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth 1818-death
The Marquess of Londonderry Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh 1769 1822 Tory Tregony (1794–96), Orford (1796–97 and 1821-death), Down (1801–05 and 1812–21), Boroughbridge (1806), Plympton Erle (1806–12) and Clitheroe (1812) Irish Peer so could sit in House of Commons; Foreign Secretary (1812-death), Leader of the House of Commons (1812-death) and KG, GCH, PC, PC (Ire); previously Member of Parliament of Ireland
Viscount Newcomen Thomas Gleadowe-Newcomen 1776 1825 County Longford (1802–06) Son of 1st Viscount Newcomen, hence Honourable; High Sheriff of Longford 1801
Colonel James Hamilton Stanhope 1788 1825 Buckingham (1817–18), Fowey (1818–19), Dartmouth (1822-death) Son of 3rd Earl Stanhope, hence Honourable.
Baron Graves Thomas, Baron Graves 1775 1830 Tory Okehampton (1812–18), Windsor (1819–20), Milborne Port (1820–27) Irish Peer so could sit in Commons.
John Calcraft 1765 1831 Whig, but Tory 1828–30 Wareham (1786–90, 1800–06, 1818–31), Rochester (1806–18), Dorset (June 1831-death) PC, Clerk of the Ordnance (1806–07), Paymaster of the Forces (1828–30)
James Bradshaw 1786 1833 Tory Brackley (1825–32)
General Sir Rufane Shaw Donkin 1773 1841 Whig Berwick-upon-Tweed (1832–37), Sandwich (1839-death) GCH KCB
Baron Congleton Henry Brooke Parnell 1776 1842 Whig Queen's County (1802 and 1806–32), Portarlington (1802), Dundee (1832–41) PC; Secretary at War (1831–33), Paymaster-General (1836–41)
Sir Augustus Foster, 1st Baronet 1780 1848 Cockermouth (1812–13) GCH PC; British Minister to the United States (1811–12), Minister to Denmark (1814–24), Minister at Turin (1824–40)
Sir Henry St John Carew St John-Mildmay, 4th Baronet 1787 1848 Winchester (1807–18)
George Spence 1787 1850 Tory Reading (1826–27), Ripon (1829–32) KC
Charles Russell 1786 1856 Reading (1830–37 and 1841–47)
John Sadleir 1813 1856 Independent Irish Party Carlow (1847–53), Sligo Borough (1853-death) Junior Lord of the Treasury (1853–54)
George Drought Warburton 1816 1857 Independent Liberal Harwich (March 1857-death)
Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy 1805 1865 Conservative Durham left Commons 1843 Governor of New Zealand (1843–45)
The Lord Glenalmond George Patton 1803 1869 Conservative Bridgwater (1865–66) PC, Solicitor-General for Scotland 1859, Lord Advocate of Scotland 1866
Sir Robert Harvey, 1st Baronet 1817 1870 Conservative Thetford (1865–68)
Lord Arthur Clinton 1840 1870 Liberal Newark left Commons 1868
Isaac Fletcher 1827 1879 Liberal Cockermouth (1868-death) FRS
Earl of Shaftesbury Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Lord Ashley 1831 1886 Liberal Cricklade left Commons in 1865
John Kynaston Cross 1832 1887 Liberal Bolton left Commons 1885 Under-Secretary of State for India (1883–85)
Sir William Tindal Robertson 1825 1889 Conservative Brighton (1886-death)
The Duke of Bedford Francis Russell 1820 1891 Liberal Bedfordshire left Commons in 1872 KG
James Lloyd Ashbury 1834 1895 Conservative Brighton (1874–80)
The Marquess of Waterford John Beresford, Earl of Tyrone 1844 1895 Conservative County Waterford (1865–66) KP, PC (GB and Ire);Lord Lieutenant of Waterford 1874-death
Sir Edward Hulse, 6th Baronet 1859 1903 Conservative Salisbury (1886–97)
Reginald Jaffray Lucas 1865 1914 Conservative Portsmouth (1906–10)
Viscount Harcourt Lewis Harcourt 1863 1922 Liberal Rossendale left Commons in 1916 Secretary of State for the Colonies (1910–1915) and PC
Hugh Meyler 1875 1929 Liberal Blackpool (1923–24)
Sir John Norton-Griffiths, 1st Baronet 1871 1930[68] Conservative Wednesbury (1910–18), Wandsworth Central (1918–24) KCB DSO
Edward Marjoribanks 1900 1932 Conservative Eastbourne (1929-death)
Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Muirhead 1890 1939 Conservative Party Wells (1929-death) Parliamentary Under-Secretary for India and Burma (1938-till death) and MC & Bar TD
Sir Charles Cayzer 1896 1940 Conservative Party City of Chester (1922–death)
John Edmondson Whittaker 1897 1945 Labour Party Heywood and Radcliffe (1945–death)
Mrs Mavis Tate 1893 1947 Conservative Party Willesden West (1931–35) and Frome (1935–45)
Mr (later Reverend) George Maitland Lloyd Davies 1880 1949 Independent Christian Pacifist University of Wales (January–October 1924)
Thomas William Stamford 1882 1949 Labour Party Leeds West (1923–31) (1945–death)
Sir Albert Braithwaite 1893 1959 Conservative Party Buckrose (1926–45), Harrow West (1951-death) DSO
Arthur, The Earl Castle Stewart 1889 1961 Conservative Harborough (1929–33) MC
Bernard Floud 1915 1967 Labour Party Acton (1964-death) Not in office but was classified as a traitor to the UK for being a secret KGB Russian Spy
Alan Grahame Brown 1913 1972 Labour Party, had joined the Conservative Party by time of death Tottenham left Commons in 1964
Desmond Donnelly 1920 1974 Labour Party, had joined the Conservative Party by time of death Pembrokeshire left Commons in 1970
Jocelyn Cadbury 1946 1982 Conservative Party Birmingham Northfield (1979-death)
John Heddle 1943 1989 Conservative Party Lichfield and Tamworth (1979–83), Mid Staffordshire (1983-death)
Gordon McMaster 1960 1997 Labour Party Paisley South (1990-death)
Sir Peter Smithers 1913 2006 Conservative Party Winchester (1950–64) Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign Office (1962–64); Secretary General of the Council of Europe (1964–69)

The Irish republican Bobby Sands died while on hunger strike in May 1981; he had been elected as an "Anti-H-Block" MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone in April 1981, although he never took his seat as he was in prison. Although hunger strike deaths are arguably self-inflicted, they are not conventually considered "suicides."[69][70]

Members of Parliament who have disappearedEdit

Title/Rank Name known by while in Commons Born Disappeared Political Party MP's Seat Offices Held Honours
George Robinson before 1727 1732[71] Great Marlow (1731–32)
Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 2nd Baronet 1678 1738 (about 5 months[72]) – died 1746 Whig Dunwich (1734–38) Commissioner of the Board of Trade, Governor of Barbados (1737–38)
Henry Vansittart 1732 1769[73] Reading (1768-death) Governor of Bengal (1759–64)
Sir Montagu Chapman, 3rd Baronet 1808 1852 Whig Party Westmeath (1832–41) High Sheriff of Westmeath 1844
Walter Powell 1842 1881 Conservative Party Malmesbury (1868–death)
Victor Grayson 1881 1920 Independent Labour Colne Valley (1907–1910)
Henry Newton Knights 1872 1921 (some 2 weeks[74]) – died 1959 Conservative Party Camberwell North (1918–21) Mayor of Camberwell 1913, Sheriff of the City of London 1920 MBE
John Stonehouse 1925 1974 (34 days) – died 1988 Labour Party Walsall North (1974–1976) Postmaster-General (1968–1969)

Members of Parliament who were executed, died in prison or escaped justiceEdit

Title/Rank Name Born Executed/Died Crime accused of MP's Seat Offices Held, Honours/Political Party
Sir Andrew Harclay c. 1270 1323 (Hanged, drawn and quartered) High Treason in making treaty with Scotland Cumberland (1312) Sheriff of Cumberland 1311 and 1319, Lord Warden of the West Marches 1322
Adam de Peshall c. 1300 1346 (Killed resisting arrest, having escaped from prison in Stafford)[75] Cause of imprisonment unspecified Staffordshire 1341 Sheriff of Shropshire and Staffordshire 1341
The Baron Beauchamp of Kidderminster John Beauchamp 1339 1388 (Beheaded) High Treason (under Merciless Parliament Worcestershire (1377)
Sir James Berners 1361 1388 (Beheaded) Put to death by Merciless Parliament for 'exploiting' Richard II Surrey (1386)
Sir Nicholas Brembre 1388 (Hanged) High Treason, corruption and executions without trial City of London (1383) Sheriff of London 1372, Lord Mayor of London 1377 and 1383
Sir Robert Tresilian 1388 (Hanged) High Treason, corruption, misuses of judicial office (under Merciless Parliament) Cornwall (1369) Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1381–87
Sir Roger Perwych October 1388 (prosecuted but died before judgement brought) Armed assault Leicestershire (1379, 1382, 1383, September 1388-death) Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire (1377)
Sir John Bussy 1399 (Beheaded at Bristol) High Treason (under Henry IV having supported Richard II) Lincolnshire (1383–85, 1388–97), Rutland (1391–93) Speaker of the House of Commons (1394–98), High Sheriff of Lincolnshire (1383, 1385, 1390)
Sir Henry Green c. 1347 1399 (Beheaded, with Bussy) High Treason (same cause as Bussy) Huntingdonshire (1390), Northamptonshire (1394–97), Wiltshire (1397-death)
Sir Thomas Blount 1400 (Hanged, drawn and quartered at Oxford) Participation in Epiphany Rising against Henry IV Oxfordshire (1381–82)
Sir Thomas Shelley 1400 (Hanged at Tyburn) Treason, implicated in Epiphany Rising Buckinghamshire (1397)
Thomas Wintershall c. 1364 1400 (beheaded) Treason, joined in Epiphany Rising Surrey (1397)
Roger Cheyne 1362 1414 (Died in the Tower) Lollard Oldcastle Rising Buckinghamshire (1404)
Sir John Cornwall c. 1366 1414 (indicted but died before trial) Harbouring murderer Shropshire (1402, 1407) High Sheriff of Shropshire 1399, 1403, 1405
Sir John Oldcastle 1417 (Hanged and burnt) Heresy as Lollard rebel Herefordshire (1404) High Sheriff of Herefordshire 1406
John Ninezergh 1420 (Died in exile in France having abjured the English realm) Homicide in 1414 Appleby 1406
Sir William Tresham 1404 1450 (Indicted but murdered before trial) High Treason concerning Jack Cade rebellion Northamptonshire (1423-death) Speaker of the House of Commons (1449-death)
Sir Thomas Browne 1402 1460 (Hanged) High treason Dover (1439–1444), Kent (1445–1446), Wallingford 1449–1450 Chancellor of the Exchequer (1440–1450), High Sheriff for Kent in 1443-4 and JP for Surrey from 20 July 1454 till death
Sir William Bonville c. 1392/93 1461 (Beheaded after capture in Second Battle of St Albans) Somerset (1421), Devon (1422, 1425, 1427) KG, High Sheriff of Devon (1423)
Sir Thomas Kyriell c. 1396 1461 (Beheaded after capture in Second Battle of St Albans) Somerset (1421–1425)
Sir Thomas Tuddenham 1401 1462 (Beheaded at the Tower) High Treason implicated in plot to murder Edward IV Suffolk (1431–32), Norfolk (1432, 1435, 1442) Lancastrian; High Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 1432, Master of the Great Wardrobe (1446–50), Treasurer of the Household (1458–60)
Sir Thomas Tresham 1471 (Beheaded) High treason Northamptonshire Speaker of the House of Commons (1459) & PC
Sir Gervase Clifton 1471 (Beheaded) High Treason Kent (1455) Treasurer of the Household and Treasurer of Calais (1450–60), High Sheriff of Kent 1439, 1450, 1458
Sir John Delves c. 1418 1471 (Beheaded) High Treason Staffordshire (1467–68) Warden of the Mint 1471
Sir Thomas Vaughan c. 1410 1483 (Executed at Pontefract) Put to death in Richard III's coup Cornwall (1478–83) High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex 1464, Master of the King's Jewels 1465
Sir George Browne 1440 1483 (Beheaded at the Tower) High Treason for part in Buckingham's rising against Richard III Guildford (1472), Surrey (1478), Canterbury (1483-death) Son of Sir Thomas Browne and stepson of Sir Thomas Vaughan (above); Yorkist to 1483, then Lancastrian; High Sheriff of Kent 1480
Sir William Catesby 1450 1485 (Beheaded after capture in Battle of Bosworth) Put to death after Lancastrian victory over Richard III Northamptonshire (1484-death) Yorkist; also Speaker of the House of Commons and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sir James Tyrrell c. 1455 1502 (Executed) High Treason Cornwall (1483) Yorkist in parliament. Governor of Guînes 1486–1501
Sir Richard Empson c1450 1510 (Beheaded) High treason Northamptonshire Speaker of the House of Commons (1510) & PC
Sir Edmund Dudley 1462 1510 (Beheaded) High treason Sussex Speaker of the House of Commons (1503) & PC
Sir Robert Sheffield Before 1462 1518 (Died in the Tower) Complaints against Cardinal Wolsey and falsely obtaining pardon City of London (1495, 1497, 1504), Lincolnshire (1512–15) Speaker of the House of Commons 1512; Recorder of the City of London 1495–1508
Saint Sir Thomas More 1478 1535 (Beheaded) High treason Middlesex Speaker of the House of Commons (1523), Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1525–1529), Lord Chancellor (1529–1532) and Master of Requests (1517) & PC
John Rastell c. 1475 1536 (Died in gaol) Anti-church statements Launceston
Sir Francis Bigod 1507 1537 (Hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn) High Treason, led Catholic rising against Henry VIII Seats unknown (1529 and 1536)
The Lord Hussey of Sleaford John Hussey 1465/66 1536/37 (Beheaded at Lincoln) Conspiracy, implicated in Pilgrimage of Grace Lincolnshire (1515–29) High Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1493, custos rotulorum of Lincolnshire by 1513
Sir Richard Tempest c. 1480 1537 (died awaiting trial at Fleet Prison Implicated in Pilgrimage of Grace) Appleby (1529–36) High Sheriff of Yorkshire 1516
Thomas Moigne c. 1509 1537 (Hanged, drawn and quartered at Lincoln) High Treason, involved in Lincolnshire Rising Lincoln (1536–death)
Sir Nicholas Carew c. 1496 1539 (Beheaded at the Tower) High Treason, implicated in Exeter Conspiracy Surrey (1529–1536) KG, Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex 1519, Master of the Horse (1522-death)
The Earl of Essex Thomas Cromwell c. 1485 1540 (Beheaded at the Tower) High Treason and heresy Unknown English seat (1523), Taunton (1529–36) KG PC; Secretary of State (1533–36), Chancellor of the Exchequer (1533–40), Master of the Rolls (1534–36), Lord Privy Seal (1536–40), Lord Great Chamberlain 1540
Giles Heron by 1504 1540 (Hanged at Tyburn) High Treason Thetford (1529)
The Lord Seymour of Sudeley Thomas Seymour c. 1509 1547 (Executed at the Tower) High Treason Wiltshire (left Commons 1547) KG, Master General of the Ordnance (1544–47), Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (1545), Lord High Admiral of England (1547–49)
Sir Thomas Arundell c. 1502 1552 (Beheaded) High Treason Dorset (1545 and 1547) KB, Receiver-General of the Duchy of Cornwall, High Sheriff of Dorset and Somerset (1531)
Sir Michael Stanhope by 1508 1552 (Beheaded) Conspiracy to murder in same plot as Arundell Nottinghamshire (1545-death)
Sir Ralph Vane By 1510 1552 (hanged) High Treason, conspiracy to murder Unknown seat (recorded 1549)
The Duke of Northumberland John Dudley c. 1504 1553 (Beheaded) High treason in placing Jane Grey on throne and attempted arrest of Mary Tudor Kent (1534–36), Staffordshire (1542) KG, PC; Lord High Admiral (1543–47), Lord Great Chamberlain (1547–50), Lord President of the Council, Warden General of the Scottish Marches and Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire (1550–53)
Sir John Gates by 1504 1553 (Beheaded) High treason Essex (1547–death) KB, PC; Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Sir Thomas Wyatt 1521 1554 (Hanged, drawn and quartered) High Treason, rebellion against Mary I Kent (1547–53)
William Thomas by 1524 1554 (Hanged, drawn and quartered) High Treason, accused of plotting assassination of Mary I Old Sarum (1547), Downton (1553) Clerk of the Privy Council to 1553
Sir Anthony Kingston c. 1508 1556 (Arrested but died before justice could be brought) Conspiracy to place Princess Elizabeth on throne. Gloucestershire (1539–53, 1555-death) High Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1533 and 1550, Constable of the Tower of London 1546, Provost Marshal 1549, Knight Marshal of Parliament 1555
Edward Lewkenor 1516/17 1556 (died in the Tower pending execution) Treason in plotting to murder Queen Mary Tudor Horsham (1553)
Henry Peckham by 1526 1556 (Hanged) High Treason for plotting rising against Queen Mary Tudor Wycombe (1553–55)
Sir Edward Waldegrave c. 1516 1561 (died in the Tower) Allowing Mass celebration at home Wiltshire (1553), Somerset (1554), Essex (1558–59) PC, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1554–58), Master of the Great Wardrobe to 1558
The Blessed John Story c. 1504 1571 (hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn) High Treason for complicity in Rising of the North Salisbury (1545–47), Hindon (1547–49), East Grinstead (1553–54), Bramber (April–November 1554), Bath (1554–55), Ludgershall (1555–58), Downton (1559–62) Commissioner of heresy 1558
The Blessed The 7th Earl of Northumberland Thomas Percy 1528 1571 (Beheaded in York) High Treason for complicity in Rising of the North Westmorland (1554–55) KG
Leonard Dacre by 1533 1573 (died in exile at Brussels) Evaded arrest for part in the Rising of the North Cumberland (1558–70)
The 8th Earl of Northumberland Henry Percy 1532 1585 (died in the Tower-possible suicide) High Treason Morpeth (1554–55), Northumberland (left Commons 1572) Brother of 7th Earl of Northumberland, above
William Parry 1585 (expelled from Parliament and beheaded) High Treason for considering assassination of Elizabeth I Queenborough (1584–85)
Brian Fowler c. 1520 1587 (died at home on parole) Recusancy Staffordshire (1558)
Sir Thomas Fitzherbert 1518 1591 (died in the Tower) Recusancy Staffordshire (1545–47) High Sheriff of Staffordshire 1544 and 1555
Sir John Perrot 1528 1592 (died in the Tower) Treason Carmarthenshire (1547), Sandwich (1553, 1555), Wareham (1559), Pembrokeshire (1563), Haverfordwest (1588-death) PC, Lord Deputy of Ireland (1584–88)
Sir Francis Englefield c. 1522 1596 (died in exile in Spain) Outlawed in absence for Treason over Catholic plot against Elizabeth I in 1578 Berkshire (1553–58) PC, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Berkshire 1547, Master of the Court of Wards
Sir Peter Wentworth 1524 1597 (Died in the Tower) For claiming Parliamentary privileges Northampton (1586–1597)
Sir Gelly Meyrick c. 1556 1601 (hanged at Tyburn) Participation in Earl of Essex's rising Carmarthen borough (1588–93), Pembrokeshire (1597–98)
Sir Christopher Blount c. 1556 1601 (Beheaded) High treason (Essex rising) Staffordshire (1593–98)
Sir Charles Danvers 1568 1601 (Beheaded) High treason (Essex rising) Cirencester (1586–1593)
John Lyttelton 1561 1601 (Reprieved from execution but died in the Queen's Bench Prison) High treason (Essex rising) Worcestershire (1584, 1586, 1597)
Sir Walter Leveson 1550 1602 (died in Fleet Prison) debtor (arising from piracy lawsuits) Shropshire (1584, 1586–87, 1588–89), Newcastle-under-Lyme (1597–98)
Thomas Ryvett 1553 1610 (Died in King's Bench Prison) Debtor Orford (1597), Aldeburgh (1604-death)
Sir Walter Raleigh c. 1554 1618 (Beheaded) High treason (participation in Main Plot against King James I) Devonshire (1584–87), Mitchell (1593–97), Dorset (1597–98), Cornwall (1601) Warden of the Stannaries (1585), Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall (1585), Vice-admiral of Devon and Cornwall, (1585)
The Lord Clifton Gervase Clifton c. 1579 1618 (committed suicide in Fleet Prison) Threatening Attorney-General Sir Francis Bacon over survey of his estates. Huntingdonshire left Commons 1604
Sir Roger Dalison c.1562 1620 (died in Fleet Prison) Debtor Malmesbury, 1604, 1614 Lieutenant-General of Ordnance
The Earl of Castlehaven Mervyn Tuchet c. 1588 1631 (beheaded on Tower Hill) Sodomy and rape Dorset (1614)
Sir John Eliot 1592 1632 (died in the Tower) For claiming parliamentary privileges against the King's order and King's Bench Court St Germans 1614, Newport (Isle of Wight) 1628–29 Vice-Admiral of Devon (1618)
Cuthbert Halsall c1573 1632 (died in Fleet Prison) Debtor Lancashire 1614
The Earl of Strafford Thomas Wentworth 1593 1641 (Beheaded) High treason Yorkshire Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire (1628 until death), Custos Rotulorum of the West Riding of Yorkshire (1630 until death) and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1640 until death), KG, PC
Sir John Suckling 1609 1641? (committed suicide in exile in Paris) High Treason, implicated in First Army Plot, found guilty in absence Bramber (30 Apr-5 May 1640)
Nathaniel Tomkins 1584 1643 (Hanged) Joining Royalist "Waller Plot" against Parliament Carlisle (1614–21), Christchurch (1621–29)
Henry Benson c. 1578/79 1643 (died in prison) Debtor Knaresborough (1626–29 and 1640–41) Royalist
The Lord Montagu of Boughton Edward Montagu 1563 1644 (Died prisoner of Parliament at Savoy Hospital) For being a Royalist Bere Alston (1584–86), Tavistock (1597–1601), Brackley (1601–04), Northamptonshire (1604–21) KB
Sir Alexander Carew, 2nd Baronet 1609 1644 (Beheaded) For being a Royalist Cornwall (1640–43) Brother of regicide John Carew
Sir John Bankes 1589 1644 (Died before impeachment by Parliament) High Treason Wootton Bassett (1624), Morpeth (1626–29) PC, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (1640-death)
Sir John Hotham, 1st Baronet the Elder c. 1589 1645 (Beheaded) For betraying the Parliamentarians to the Royalists Beverley
Sir John Hotham the Younger 1610 1645 (Beheaded) For betraying the Parliamentarians to the Royalists Scarborough
Sir Alexander Denton 1596 1645 (died in Tower of London) Royalist in Civil war Wendover (1624–25), Buckingham (1625–26, 1640–44)
Sir Richard Baker c. 1568 1645 (died in Fleet Prison) debtor Arundel (1593–97), East Grinstead (1597–1601) High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 1620
Edward Bridgeman after 1588 1646 (died prisoner of Parliament while being escorted to London) Being a Royalist Wigan (1625 and 1628–29), Liverpool (1626)
Sir Philip Stapleton 1603 1647 (Died in exile at Calais evaded impeachment by Parliament) High Treason Hedon (1640), Boroughbridge (1640–47)
Sir Robert Heath 1575 1649 (Died in exile at Calais evaded impeachment by Parliament) High Treason City of London (1621–22), East Grinstead (1624–25) Solicitor General (1621–25), Attorney General (1625–31), Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (1631–34), Lord Chief Justice (1642–45)
The Earl of Holland Henry Rich 1590 1649 (Beheaded at Tower of London) High treason in leading rising against Parliament Leicester (1610–14) KG KB PC
John Blakiston 1603 1649 (Died before justice could be brought – Estate confiscated) Regicide of Charles I Newcastle upon Tyne (1640-death) Mayor of Newcastle
Sir Peregrine Pelham 1650 (Died before justice could be brought) Regicide of Charles I Kingston upon Hull Mayor of Kingston upon Hull 1649
Colonel John Moore 1599 1650 (Died before justice could be brought) Regicide of Charles I Liverpool (1640-death) Parliamentary Governor of Liverpool 1645, Governor of Dublin 1649-death
John Venn 1586 1650 (Died before justice could be brought) Regicide of Charles I City of London (1640-death) Governor of Windsor Castle 1642–45
The Earl of Derby James Stanley 1607 1651 (Beheaded in Bolton) High Treason for being a Royalist Liverpool (1625) KG KB
Clement Walker 1651 (died in Tower without trial) High Treason (dissident Parliamentarian) Wells (1645–48)
Colonel John Alured 1607 1651 (Died before justice could be brought) Regicide of Charles I Hedon
General Henry Ireton 1611 1651 (posthumous execution of hanged, drawn and quartered) Regicide of Charles I Appleby Lord Deputy of Ireland (1650 until death)
Sir Gregory Norton, 1st Baronet 1603 1652 (Died before justice could be brought) Regicide of Charles I Midhurst
Robert Jones c. 1596 1653 (last recorded as prisoner in the Marshalsea) debtor Caernarvon Boroughs (1625–26) and Flintshire (1628–29) Sheriff of Caernarvonshire 1643, Royalist Governor of Caernarvon Castle 1643–46
Colonel Humphrey Mackworth 1603 1654 (Died before justice could be brought;body exhumed from Westminster Abbey and reburied in a communal burial pit after the Restoration) Regicide of Charles I but did not sign death warrant

Shropshire (February 1654-death)||Parliamentarian Governor of Shrewsbury 1645-death)

Sir William Constable, 1st Baronet 1590 1655 (Died before justice could be brought; body exhumed from Westminster Abbey and reburied in a communal burial pit after the Restoration) Regicide of Charles I Scarborough
Sir Thomas Mauleverer, 1st Baronet 1599 1655 (Died before justice could be brought, though his son fought for the Royalists and was allowed to keep the Baronetcy) Regicide of Charles I Boroughbridge JP
Colonel Anthony Stapley 1590 1655 (Died before justice could be brought) Regicide of Charles I Sussex Governor of Chichester and Vice-Admiral of Sussex
Sir John Danvers c.1585 1655 (Died before justice could be brought) Regicide of Charles I Malmesbury Brother of Sir Charles Danvers (executed 1601)
The Lord Grey of Groby Thomas Grey 1623 1657 (Died before justice could be brought) Regicide of Charles I Leicester
John Fry 1609 1657 (Died before justice could be brought – estate confiscated) Regicide of Charles I but did not sign death warrant Shaftesbury (1647–51)
Lord General Oliver Cromwell 1599 1658 (Posthumous execution of hanged and beheaded) Regicide of Charles I Huntingdon (1628–29), Cambridge (1640–49), Cambridgeshire (1653) Roundhead; Lord Protector (1653-death); great-great nephew of Thomas Cromwell, father-in-law of Henry Ireton above.
Francis Allen c. 1583 1658 (Died before justice could be brought – Estate confiscated) Regicide of Charles I but did not sign death warrant Cockermouth (1642–53)
Humphrey Edwards 1582 1658 (Died before justice could be brought) Regicide of Charles I Shropshire Chief Usher of the Exchequer (1650) and Commissioner of South Wales (1651)
Sir Henry Slingsby, 1st Baronet 1602 1658 (Beheaded) For being a Royalist Knaresborough
John Bradshaw 1602 1659 (posthumous execution of hanged and beheaded) Regicide of Charles I Stafford (1654 but did not sit), Cheshire (1654 – but did not sit – and 1659) Roundhead; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1649–54 and 1658–59)
William Purefoy 1580 1659 (Died before justice could be brought – Estate confiscated) Regicide of Charles I Warwick
Sir John Bourchier c. 1595 1660 (Too ill to be tried and died soon after the Restoration in 1660) Regicide of Charles I Ripon (1647–53) JP
Major-General Thomas Harrison 1606 1660 (hanged, drawn and quartered) Regicide of Charles I Wendover
Colonel Francis Hacker 1660 (hanged, drawn and quartered) Regicide of Charles I Leicestershire (1658–59)
John Carew 1622 1660 (hanged, drawn and quartered) Regicide of Charles I, also brother of Sir Alexander Carew, 2nd Baronet Tregony
Gregory Clement 1594 1660 (hanged, drawn and quartered) Regicide of Charles I Fowey
Thomas Scot 1660 (hanged, drawn and quartered) Regicide of Charles I Wycombe
James Chaloner 1602 1660 (Died before justice could be brought) Regicide of Charles I though did not sign Aldborough (1648–53) Governor of the Isle of Man (1655-death)
Colonel John Jones c. 1597 1661 (Hanged, drawn and quartered) Regicide of Charles I Merionethshire (1647–53 and 1656–59) Brother-in-law of Oliver Cromwell
Isaac Penington 1584 1661 (Life imprisonment) Regicide of Charles I though did not sign City of London
Valentine Walton 1594 1661 (Escaped to Germany) Regicide of Charles I Huntingdon
Simon Mayne 1612 1661 (Died in the Tower of London) Regicide of Charles I Aylesbury
Sir Henry Vane the Younger 1613 1662 (Beheaded at the Tower) Regicide of Charles I, High Treason against Charles II Kingston upon Hull (1640–53, 1659–60) Roundhead; Governor of Massachusetts 1636–37; son of Henry Vane the Elder (suicide)
Major-General Sir John Barkstead 1662 (hanged, drawn and quartered) Regicide of Charles I Middlesex Governor of Reading and Steward of Cromwell's Household
Colonel John Okey 1606 1662 (hanged, drawn and quartered) Regicide of Charles I Bedfordshire
Miles Corbet 1595 1662 (hanged, drawn and quartered) Regicide of Charles I Great Yarmouth Clerk of the Court of Wards
Peter Temple c. 1599 1663 (died in the Tower) Regicide of Charles I Leicester (1645–53)
Sir John Hutchinson 1615 1664 (Imprisoned in Sandown Castle, Kent where he died on 11 September 1664) Regicide of Charles I, implication in Yorkshire Plot Nottingham
Sir John Lisle 1610 1664 (Escaped but then murdered) Regicide of Charles I though did not sign Southampton
Augustine Garland 1603 Last reported 1664 (Confiscation and imprisonment, later sentenced to transportation)[76]) Regicide of Charles I Queenborough (1648–53, 1654–56, 1659)
Sir Henry Mildmay 1593 1664 (Stripped of knighthood and died whilst being transported to Tangier) Regicide of Charles I though did not sign Maldon Master of the Kings Jewel House (1620)
Colonel Robert Lilburne 1613 1665 (Life imprisonment) Regicide of Charles I East Riding of Yorkshire Governor of Newcastle upon Tyne
Sir Michael Livesay, 1st Baronet 1614 Unknown – last reported 1665 (Fled to Netherlands before Justice could be brought) Regicide of Charles I Queenborough High Sheriff of Kent (1643, 1655 & 1656)
Colonel John Downes 1609 1666 (Life imprisonment) Regicide of Charles I Arundel
Colonel Thomas Wogan 1620 Last reported 1666 (Escaped to the Netherlands) Regicide of Charles I Cardigan Governor of Aberystwyth Castle
Gilbert Millington c. 1598 1666 (Life imprisonment) Regicide of Charles I Nottingham
William Say 1604 1666 (Escaped to Switzerland) Regicide of Charles I Camelford
Robert Wallop 1601 1667 (Life imprisonment) Regicide of Charles I though did not sign Andover
Francis Lascelles 1612 1667 (Forbidden to hold office again) Regicide of Charles I though did not sign Northallerton
William Cawley 1602 1667 (Escaped to Switzerland) Regicide of Charles I Midhurst
Sir Gilbert Pickering, 1st Baronet 1611 1668 (Banned from holding offices for life) Regicide of Charles I though did not sign Northamptonshire Lord Chamberlain to Oliver Cromwell (1657)
Thomas Lister (Regicide) 1597 1668 (Forbidden from holding office again) Regicide of Charles I though did not sign Lincolnshire
Colonel] Thomas Waite 1668 (Life Imprisonment) Regicide of Charles I Rutland Governor of Burley-on-the-Hill High Sheriff of Rutland
Daniel Blagrave 1603 1668 (Escaped to Germany) Regicide of Charles I Reading Recorder of Reading from 1645 to 1656 and again from 1658
Lord John Hewson 1620 1668 (Escaped to Amsterdam) Regicide of Charles I Guildford (1656–58)
Henry Smith 1620 Last recorded 1668 (Died in prison on Jersey) Regicide of Charles I Leicestershire (1640–53)
Augustine Skinner c. 1594 1672 (died in Fleet Prison) debtor Kent (1642–59)
Major-General Sir George Fleetwood 1623 1672 (Life imprisonment) Regicide of Charles I Buckingham
The Viscount Monson William Monson c. 1672 (Believed died in Fleet Prison; Stripped of all honours and titles) Regicide of Charles I though did not actually sign Reigate
Colonel Edmund Harvey c. 1601 1673 (Life imprisonment, died in Pendennis Castle) Regicide of Charles I but did not sign, High Treason Great Bedwyn (1646–48, 1659), Middlesex (1654–55)
William Heveningham 1604 1678 (Imprisoned) Regicide of Charles I though did not sign Stockbridge
Sir Solomon Swale, 1st Baronet 1610 November 1678 (Died in King's Bench Prison) Debtor Aldborough (1660 – June 1678)
Major-General William Goffe c. 1605 c. 1679 (escaped to New England where he died) Regicide of Charles I Great Yarmouth 1654, Hampshire 1656
Colonel James Temple 1606 1680 (Life imprisonment) Regicide of Charles I Bramber
Sir James Harrington, 3rd Baronet 1607 1680 (Exiled and stripped of Baronetcy for life) Regicide of Charles I though did not sign Middlesex
Sir Henry Marten 1602 1680 (Died prisoner in Chepstow Castle) Regicide of Charles I Berkshire (1640–43 and 1646–53)
Nicholas Love 1608 1682 (Escaped to Switzerland) Regicide of Charles I though did not sign Winchester
Sir Robert Tichborne c. 1604 1682 (Died in the Tower of London) Regicide of Charles I City of London (1653) Roundhead; Sheriff of London 1650, Lord Mayor of London 1656
Sir Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 2nd Baronet 1621 1683 (died in exile in Amsterdam High Treason Evaded re-arrest and retrial after plot failures Tewkesbury 1640, 1654; Wiltshire (1653–59, 1660–61), Poole (1654) PC, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1661–72), Lord Chancellor (1672–73), Lord President of the Council (1679)
The Lord Russell William Russell, Lord Russell 1639 1683 (Beheaded) High treason and the Rye House Plot Bedfordshire PC, forerunner of the Whig Party
Colonel Algernon Sidney 1623 1683 (Beheaded) High treason and the Rye House Plot Cardiff (1645–53) Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (1648–51)
George Bowerman c. 1646 1683 (died in Fleet Prison) debtor Bridport (1677–79)
Sir Thomas Armstrong 1633 1684 (Beheaded) High treason and the Rye House Plot Stafford (1679–81)
Major-General John Lambert 1619 1684 (died in prison on Drake's Island) High treason as Roundhead leader West Yorkshire (1654, 1656), Pontefract (1659)
Sir George Pudsey 1688 (died in Fleet Prison) debtor Oxford (1685-death) Tory; Recorder of Oxford 1683-death
John Dixwell 1607 1689 (Escaped to America) Regicide of Charles I Dover
Sir Robert Wright c.1634 1689 (died in Newgate Prison) High Treason and accepting bribes King's Lynn 1668–75 Chief Justice of the King's Bench (1687–89)
Admiral of the Fleet The Baron Dartmouth George Legge c. 1647 1691 (died in the Tower) Detained as Jacobite loyal to King James II Ludgershall (1673–79), Portsmouth (1679–85) PC, Governor of Portsmouth (1673–82), Master-General of the Ordnance (1682–88), Governor of Tangier (1683–84), Constable of the Tower of London (1685–88)
Lieutenant-General Edmund Ludlow 1617 1692 (Surrendered then escaped – died in exile in Switzerland) Regicide of Charles I Wiltshire Lord Deputy of Ireland (1659–1660)
John Friend c. 1641 1696 (Hanged at Tyburn) High treason, implicated in Jacobite assassination plot against William III Great Yarmouth (1685)
Sir John Fenwick, 3rd Baronet 1645 1697 (Beheaded) High treason and for being a Jacobite Northumberland
John Bennet c. 1656 1712 (died in gaol) debtor Newton (1691–95)
Edmund Dummer 1651 1713 (died in Fleet Prison) debtor Arundel (left Commons 1708) Surveyor of the Navy (1692–99)
Sir Alexander Rigby c. 1663 1717 (died in Fleet Prison) debtor Wigan (1701–02) High Sheriff of Lancashire 1690
Sir Thomas Tipping, 1st Baronet 1653 1718 (died in prison in Southwark) debtor Oxfordshire (1685), Wallingford (1689–90 and 1695–1701)|Whig to 1713, Tory since
John Essington 1689 1729 (died at Newgate Prison) debtor New Romney (1727-death)|Whig; High Sheriff of Surrey 1724
Sir Henry Goring, 4th Baronet 1679 1731 (died in exile in France) Conspiracy in Atterbury Plot 1722 Horsham (1707–08 and January–June 1715) and Steyning (1709–15) Tory
Abraham Blackmore c. 1677 1732 (committed suicide in Fleet Prison) debtor Mitchell (1710–13), Newton (1713–15) Tory
George Robinson before 1727 after 1732 (absconded, and expelled from Parliament) fraud Great Marlow (1731–32)
Matthew Jenison 1654 1734 (died in Fleet Prison) debtor Newark (1701–05)
William Beaw c. 1676 1738 (died in Fleet Prison) debtor Mitchell (February–November 1701)
Thomas Forster 1683 1738 (died in exile in Boulogne, having escaped prison and been expelled by parliament) Participating in 1715 Jacobite Rising Northumberland (1708–16) Tory
Anthony Hammond 1668 1738 (died in Fleet Prison) debtor Huntingdonshire (1695–98), Cambridge University (1698–1702), Huntingdon borough (1702–08), New Shoreham (1708) Deputy Paymaster of the Forces 1711
Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 2nd Baronet 1678 1746 (died in Gloucester gaol) Debtor Coventry (1707–10), Calne (1715–22), Lostwithiel (1724–27), Bletchingley (1727–34), Dunwich (1734–38) Governor of Barbados (1737–38), Whig
Admiral John Byng 1704 1757 (shot, after court martial, aboard HMS Monarch) Cowardice and disaffection, in failing to prevent capture of Menorca by the French. Rochester (1751-death) Son of Viscount Torrington, hence Honourable; Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland (1742)
George Pigot, 1st Baron Pigot 1718 1777 (died in detention near Fort St George, India) Misconduct in office, corruption Wallingford (1765–68), Bridgnorth (1768-death) Irish peer so could sit in Westminster; Governor of Madras (1775-death)
Robert Paris Taylor c. 1741 1792 (died in Fleet Prison) debtor Berwick-upon-Tweed (1768–74)|Whig; Deputy Paymaster in Germany (1759–63)
Lord George Gordon 1751 1793 (died in Newgate Prison) defamation Ludgershall (1774–80) Son of Duke of Gordon hence Lord
Sir William Congreve 1772 1828 (died in exile in France) avoiding prosecution for business fraud (found guilty) Gatton (1812–18), Plymouth (1818-death) KCH FRS: Tory
Andrew Cochrane-Johnstone 1767 1833 (died in exile in France) fled prosecution for Stock Exchange fraud Stirling Burghs (1791–97), Grampound (1807–08 and 1812–14) Tory; Governor of Dominica 1797–1803
John Mytton 1796 1834 (died in King's Bench Prison) debtor Shrewsbury (1819–20) Tory; Sheriff of Merionethshire 1821, Sheriff of Shropshire 1823, Mayor of Oswestry 1824
Edward King, Viscount Kingsborough 1795 1837 (died of typhus in Sheriff's Prison, Dublin) debtor County Cork (1818–26) Son of 3rd Earl of Kingston, hence Viscount Kingsborough; Whig
John Wharton 1765 1843 (died in Fleet Prison) debtor Beverley (1790–96 and 1802–26) Whig
Frederick William Mullins (from 1841 De Moleyns) 1804 1854 (died in Fleet Prison) Forgery of signature with intent to defraud bank Kerry (1831–37|)|Whig, later Liberal
William John Bankes 1786 1855 (died in exile Venice) avoiding prosecution for sodomy[77] in 1841. Truro (1810), Cambridge University (1822–26), Marlborough (1829–32), Dorset (1832–35) Conservative; FRS
Pierce McCan 1882 1919 (Died of Spanish influenza in Gloucester Prison) Uncharged but implicated in so-called "German Plot" East Tipperary (1918-death but did not sit) Sinn Féin; also Irish Teachta Dála but unable to sit.
Terence Joseph McSwiney 1879 1920 (Died after hunger strike in Brixton Prison) Possession of seditious articles and documents (in Irish republican cause) Mid Cork (1918-death, though did not sit) Sinn Féin; Lord Mayor of Cork 1920
Harry Boland 1887 1922 (Died in hospital after wounding when arrested by Irish Free State Army) Anti-Anglo-Irish Treaty IRA member South Roscommon (1918-death but did not sit) Sinn Féin; later Irish Teachta Dála
Liam Mellows 1895 1922 (Executed by firing squad at Mountjoy Prison) Reprisal during Irish Civil War[78] Galway East (1918–22 but did not sit) Sinn Féin; later Irish Teachta Dála
Joseph MacDonagh 1883 1922 (Died after hunger strike in prison under Irish Free State) Political – opponent of Anglo-Irish Treaty Tipperary North (1918–22 but did not sit) Sinn Féin; also Irish Teachta Dála
Seán Etchingham 1868 1923 (Died of sickness in prison under Irish Free State) Political detainee during Irish Civil War Wicklow East (1918–22 but did not sit) Sinn Féin; also Irish Teachta Dála and Secretary for Fisheries in Free State government.
Bobby Sands 1954 5 May 1981 (Died after hunger strike in Maze Prison) Unlawful possession of arms, membership of PIRA Fermanagh and South Tyrone (9 April 1981-death, but unable to sit) Anti H-Block

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