List of members nominated to the English parliament in 1653
This Parliament was called the "Little Parliament", as no burgesses (representatives of cities and boroughs) were summoned to it except from the City of London. It did however include a small number of representatives for Scotland and Ireland. Given its skeletal nature, it was nicknamed the Barebone's Parliament after Praise-God Barebone one of the representatives for the City of London. The parliament first met on 5 July 1653 and sat until 12 December 1653.
List of constituencies and membersEdit
This list contains details of the Members nominated by Oliver Cromwell and the Army Council in 1653. There were no elections.
- Rous was appointed Speaker monthly (Willis 1750, p. 255).
- Dawson or Davison (Willis 1750, p. 255).
- Sources vary slightly:
- Total 144: made up of 128 members from England and Wales, and for Scotland and Ireland (and additional nominations) 16 (Willis 1750, p. 258)
- Total 144 (Burton & Goddard 1828, p. 500).
- "From the names submitted, the Council chose 140 members: 129 for England, 5 for Scotland, and 6 for Ireland" (Archontology.org staff 2010). This number excludes the additional nominated members but includes an additional English MP.
- Burton & Goddard 1828, p. 499.
- Willis 1750, p. 255.
- Burton & Goddard 1828, p. 499 listed under "Four Northern Counties"
- Burton & Goddard 1828, p. 500.
- Willis 1750, p. 256.
- Willis 1750, p. 257.
- Alison G. Muir, ‘Brodie, Alexander, of Brodie, Lord Brodie (1617–1680)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 16 Aug 2017
- Willis 1750, p. 258.
- Archontology.org staff 2010.
- Archontology.org staff (13 March 2010), England: Parliament 1640-1660, www.archontology.org, archived from the original on 25 December 2009, retrieved 7 September 2013
- Burton, Thomas; Goddard, Guibon (1828), Rutt, John Towill (ed.), Diary, of Thomas Burton, esq. member in the parliaments of Oliver and Richard Cromwell from 1656-59: ... With an ... account of the Parliament of 1654; from the journal of Guibon Goddard, vol. 4, pp. 499–500
- Willis, Browne (1750). "Little Parliament". Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 255–258.
- Brunton, D.; Pennington, D. H. (1954), Members of the Long Parliament, London: George Allen & Unwin
- Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the year 1803, London: Thomas Hansard, 1808, archived from the original on 4 September 2015