Double Member Borough

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Background Information

Right of Election:

in inhabitants paying scot and lot

Number of voters:

about 70


16 Apr. 1754William Drake
 Isaac Whittington
27 Mar. 1761William Drake
 Benet Garrard
4 Dec. 1767John Affleck vice Garrard, deceased
28 Mar. 1768William Drake sen.
 William Drake jun.
7 Oct. 1774William Drake sen.
 William Drake jun.
8 Sept. 1780William Drake sen.
 William Drake jun.
31 Mar. 1784William Drake sen.
 William Drake jun.

Main Article

Amersham was a complete pocket borough of the Drake family of Shardeloes, one mile from Amersham, who owned most of the property in the town.

Author: John Brooke