Brackley (UK Parliament constituency)

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Brackley was a parliamentary borough in Northamptonshire, which elected two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons from 1547 until 1832, when the constituency was abolished by the Great Reform Act.wikipedia
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The borough consisted of the town of Brackley, a market town where the main economic interests were making lace and footwear.
In 1602, the metaphysical poet John Donne was elected as Member of Parliament for the constituency of Brackley.

George Ferrers

Ferrers sat as a member of parliament for Plymouth in 1542, 1545 and 1553, for Cirencester in 1547, for Barnstaple in April 1554, Brackley in November 1554 and 1555 and for St Albans in 1571.

Christopher Yelverton

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He was subsequently returned as MP for Brackley, Northamptonshire, in 1563, for Northampton in 1571, 1572 and 1597 - in which year his son Henry was also returned for the same constituency.

Rotten and pocket boroughs

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While this by no means put it among the smallest of the rotten boroughs, it was barely the half the size which was eventually required to retain representation after 1832.

Ranulph Crewe

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He was admitted a member of Lincoln's Inn on 13 November 1577, called to the bar on 8 November 1584, returned to parliament as junior member for Brackley, Northamptonshire, in 1597, elected a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn in 1600, and Autumn Reader there in 1602.

Earl of Bridgewater

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In the mid 18th century the Duke of Bridgewater was able to nominate both MPs; by the time of the Reform Act, the Earl of Bridgewater nominated to one seat and the Marquess of Stafford to the other.
Lord Bridgewater was a General in the Army and also sat as Tory Member of Parliament for Morpeth and for Brackley.

Thomas Fermor

Fermor was elected a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Brackley in October 1553 and for Shropshire in 1558.

John Donne

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In 1602 John Donne was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Brackley, but membership was not a paid position.

Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu of Boughton

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In 1584, he was elected Member of Parliament for Bere Alston, in 1597 for Tavistock and in 1601 for Brackley.

William Spencer, 2nd Baron Spencer of Wormleighton

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He attended Magdalen College, Oxford, and became a Member of Parliament for Brackley in 1614, for Northamptonshire (1620–1622 & 1624–1627).

Francis Saunders

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Brackley in 1547 and March 1553.

Thomas Wenman, 2nd Viscount Wenman

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He also sat as Member of Parliament for Brackley from 1621 to 1622 and 1624 to 1625 and for Oxfordshire in 1626, from November 1640 to 1648 and in 1660.

Martin Lister (MP)

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In April 1640, he was elected Member of Parliament in the Short Parliament for Brackley with sir Thomas Wenman, 2nd Viscount Wenman.

Sir John Curzon, 1st Baronet

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In 1628 he was elected Member of Parliament for Brackley and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.

Sir John Hobart, 2nd Baronet

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Hobart was Member of Parliament for Cambridge in 1621, Lostwithiel from 1624 to 1625 and Brackley in 1626.

Thomas Crew, 2nd Baron Crew

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He was elected MP for Brackley in 1659 for the Third Protectorate Parliament.

William Lisle

Also in 1659, he was elected Member of Parliament for Brackley in the Third Protectorate Parliament.

Richard Wenman, 4th Viscount Wenman

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He was returned to parliament for Brackley in 1679, a seat he held until his death eleven years later.

Robert Spencer, 1st Viscount Teviot

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In 1661, he was elected MP for Brackley in the Cavalier Parliament and sat until 1679.

Harry Mordaunt

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Mordaunt was returned as Member of Parliament for Brackley at a by-election on 2 January 1692 and was returned unopposed at the 1695 English general election.