Double Member County

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

Number of voters:

about 5,000


1 May 1754Charles Cholmondeley
 Samuel Egerton
28 Apr. 1756Thomas Cholmondeley vice Charles Cholomondeley, deceased
8 Apr. 1761Samuel Egerton
 Thomas Cholmondeley
29 Mar. 1768Samuel Egerton
 John Crewe
19 Oct. 1774Samuel Egerton
 John Crewe
1 Mar. 1780Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton vice Egerton, deceased
27 Sept. 1780Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton
 John Crewe
21 Apr. 1784Sir John Salusbury Cotton
 John Crewe

Main Article

Cheshire contained only one borough which sent Members to Parliament, and the county representation was monopolized by the country gentlemen.

Author: John Brooke