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Milborne Port
Borough constituency
House House of Commons
Elects Two MPs
Created 1628 (1628)
Abolished 1832 (1832)

Milborne Port is a former parliamentary borough located in Somerset. It elected two members to the unreformed House of Commons but was disenfranchised in the Reform Act 1832 as a rotten borough.


Members of Parliament



Year 1st Member 1st Party 2nd Member 2nd Party
April 1660 William Milborne Michael Malet
August 1660 Francis Wyndham
1677 John Hunt
February 1679 William Lacy
August 1679 Henry Bull
1689 Thomas Saunders
1690 Sir Thomas Travell Sir Charles Carteret
January 1701 Sir Richard Newman
December 1701 Henry Thynne
1702 John Hunt
1705 Thomas Medlycott [1]
1709 Thomas Smith
1710 James Medlycott
1715 John Cox
June 1717 Michael Harvey [2]
July 1717 Charles Stanhope
1722 Michael Harvey George Speke
1727 Thomas Medlycott
1734 Thomas Medlycott, junior
1741 Jeffrey French
1742 Michael Harvey
1747 Thomas Medlycott, junior Charles Churchill
1754 Edward Walter
1763 Thomas Hutchings-Medlycott
1770 The Earl of Catherlough
April 1772 Richard Combe
May 1772 George Prescott
1774 Temple Simon Luttrell Charles Wolseley
1780 Thomas Hutchings-Medlycott John Townson
1781 John Pennington[3]
1787 William Popham
1790 William Coles Medlycott
1791 Richard Johnson
1794 Mark Wood
1796 Lord Paget Sir Robert Ainslie
1802 Hugh Leycester
1804 Charles Paget
1806 Lord Paget
January 1810 Viscount Lewisham
December 1810 Sir Edward Paget
1812 Robert Matthew Casberd
1820 Thomas North Graves Berkeley Thomas Paget
1826 Arthur Chichester Whig
1827 John Henry North
1830 George Stephens Byng William Sturges-Bourne Tory
4 March 1831 Richard Lalor Sheil Whig
14 March 1831 Captain George Stephens Byng
July 1831 Philip Cecil Crampton
1832 Constituency abolished


  1. ^ Medlycott was re-elected at the general election of 1708, but had also been elected for Westminster, and did not sit for Milborne Port in that Parliament
  2. ^ At the by-election of 1717, Harvey was initially declared elected by 27 votes to 22, but after considering a petition alleging gross bribery the House of Commons overturned the result and declared his opponent, Stanhope, to have been elected instead
  3. ^ Created The Lord Muncaster (in the Peerage of Ireland), 1783


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