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 the corporation

Number of voters:



19 Apr. 1754Edward Boscawen 
 John Boscawen 
1 Apr. 1761George Boscawen 
 John Boscawen 
16 June 1767Edward Hugh Boscawen vice John Boscawen, deceased 
22 Mar. 1768George Boscawen 
 Edward Hugh Boscawen 
13 Oct. 1774George Boscawen, jun. 
 Bamber Gascoyne 
12 July 1779Gascoyne re-elected after appointment to office 
8 Sept. 1780Bamber Gascoyne 
 Henry Rosewarne 
8 July 1783John Pollexfen Bastard vice Rosewarne, deceased 
6 Feb. 1784Sir John St. Aubyn vice Bastard, vacated his seat13
 Mr Boscawen10
8 Apr. 1784William Macarmick12
 William Augustus Spencer Boscawen12
 Thomas Erskine11
 Roger Wilbraham11
6 Mar. 1787John Hiley Addington vice Macarmick, appointed to office 

Main Article

Until 1780 Truro was controlled by Lord Falmouth, and generally returned members of his family. But shortly before the general election of that year, a majority of the corporation rebelled, complaining that