Available from Boydell and Brewer
Right of Election:
in burgage holders1
Number of voters:
60 or 61 in 1695
|29 Jan. 1715||WILLIAM FEILDING|
|19 Mar. 1716||FEILDING re-elected after appointment to office|
|23 June 1720||CHURCHILL re-elected after appointment to office|
|28 Mar. 1722||WILLIAM FEILDING|
|22 Jan. 1724||ALGERNON COOTE, Earl of Mountrath, vice Feilding, deceased|
|23 Aug. 1727||ALGERNON COOTE, Earl of Mountrath|
|7 May 1734||CHARLES CHURCHILL|
|16 Apr. 1737||WILLIAM HOWARD, Visct. Andover, vice Hanmer, deceased|
|5 May 1741||WILLIAM HOWARD, Visct. Andover|
|24 Oct. 1745||RICHARD RIGBY vice Churchill, deceased|
|29 June 1747||ROBERT KNIGHT, Baron Luxborough|
In 1715 one seat at Castle Rising was controlled by Walpole, whose father had purchased 25 burgages there,2 the other by Lady Diana Feilding, the lord of the manor, which she had inherited from her first husband, Thomas Howard, M.P. On her death without surviving issue in 1732, the manor passed by entail to Henry Bowes Howard, 4th Earl of Berkshire and 11th Earl of Suffolk,3 with whom Walpole concluded a written agreement for securing to the two families ‘an equal interest and power to each ... to choose one representative for the borough’.4
Author: Romney R. Sedgwick
- 1. Supersedes Namier & Brooke, i. 339.
- 2. H. L. Bradfer-Lawrence, ‘Castle Rising and the Walpoles’, in A Supplement to Blomefield’s Norfolk, 33-34.
- 3. PCC 49 Dyer; 39 Bedford.
- 4. Ld. Suffolk to Ld. Orford, 4 May 1753, Cholmondeley (Houghton) mss, cited by B. D. Hayes, ‘Politics in Norfolk, 1750-1832’ (Cambridge Univ. Ph.D. thesis), 436.