Single 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:



2 Apr. 1754Richard Thelwall Price
2 Apr. 1761Richard Thelwall Price
25 Mar. 1768Sir Hugh Williams
22 Oct. 1774Sir Hugh Williams
16 Sept. 1780Sir George Warren
17 Apr. 1784Hugh Fortescue
25 July 1785Sir Hugh Williams vice Fortescue, called to the Upper House

Main Article

Beaumaris was a pocket borough of the Bulkeley family of Baron Hill. During the minority of the 7th Viscount (1754-73), it was controlled first by his maternal grandfather Thomas Rowlands, and after his death in 1763 by the dowager Lady Bulkeley, who married secondly Sir Hugh Williams.

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas