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 resident freemen of Monmouth, Newport and Usk

Number of voters:

about 800


19 Apr. 1754Benjamin Bathurst
30 Mar. 1761Benjamin Bathurst
3 Dec. 1767John Stepney vice Bathurst, deceased
21 Mar. 1768John Stepney
13 Oct. 1774Sir John Stepney
13 Sept. 1780Sir John Stepney
5 Apr. 1784Sir John Stepney
1 Apr. 1788Henry Charles Somerset, Mq. of Worcester, vice Stepney, vacated his seat

Main Article

Although Monmouth had a comparatively large electorate, it was a complete pocket borough of the Duke of Beaufort.

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas