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 freemen

Number of voters:

about 50


19 Apr. 1754William Windham
 Zachary Philip Fonnereau
28 Mar. 1761Zachary Philip Fonnereau
 Philip Fonnereau
22 Mar. 1768Zachary Philip Fonnereau
 Nicholas Linwood
13 May 1773Thomas Fonnereau vice Linwood, deceased
14 Oct. 1774Thomas Fonnereau
 Richard Combe
30 Mar. 1779Martyn Fonnereau vice Thomas Fonnereau, deceased
12 Sept. 1780Martyn Fonnereau
 Philip Champion Crespigny
2 Apr. 1784Philip Champion Crespigny
 Samuel Salt

Main Article

Aldeburgh was a pocket borough of the Fonnereau family; after Thomas Fonnereau’s death in 1779 it seems to have come under the control of his brother-in-law Philip Champion Crespigny. Chauncy Townsend nibbled at the borough in 1768,1 but otherwise there seems to have been no serious opposition to the Fonnereau interest.

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. Add. 32988, ff. 355, 361; Walpole, Mems. Geo. III, iii. 112-14.