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:



16 Apr. 1754Robert Harley
 Thomas Foley
30 Mar. 1761Thomas Foley
 Robert Harley
21 Mar. 1768Thomas Foley
 Robert Harley
27 May 1768Edward Foley vice Thomas Foley, chose to sit for Herefordshire
7 Apr. 1774Andrew Foley vice Harley, deceased
31 May 1774Rowland Berkeley vice Edward Foley, vacated his seat
15 Oct. 1774Thomas Foley jun.
 Andrew Foley
27 Nov. 1777Edward Winnington vice Thomas Foley, called to the Upper House
15 Sept. 1780Andrew Foley
 Edward Winnington
5 Apr. 1784Andrew Foley
 Edward Winnington

Main Article

In the first half of the 18th century the representation of Droitwich was usually divided between the Foleys and the Winningtons; from 1750 to 1777 the Foleys controlled both seats; and from 1777 again divided the borough with the Winningtons.

Author: John Brooke