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Members of Parliament, or Knights of the Shire

Below are the names of the Members of Parliament (MPs) for Norfolk, taken from directories.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
February 2010


1836: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

East Norfolk
West Norfolk
Norwich
King's Lynn
Great Yarmouth
Thetford
- Edm. Wodehouse, Esq.; and Lord Walpole.
- Sir Wm. J.H.B. Folkes, Bart.; and Sir Jacob Astley.
- Lord Viscount Stormont; and Hon. Robert Campbell Scarlett.
- Lord George Bentinck; and Rt. Hon. Sir S. Canning.
- Thos. Baring, Esq.; and Wm. Mackworth Praed, Esq.
- Earl of Euston; and Hon. Francis Baring.

1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

East Norfolk
West Norfolk
Norwich
King's Lynn
Great Yarmouth
Thetford
- Edmund Wodehouse, Esq.; and H.N. Burroughes, Esq.
- William Bagge, Esq.; and W.L.W. Chute, Esq.
- Marquis of Douro; and Benjamin Smith, Esq.
- Lord George Bentinck; and Viscount Jocelyn.
- C.E. Rumbold, Esq.; and Wm. Wilshere, Esq.
- Sir James Flower, Bart.; and Hon. Wm. Bingham Baring.

1852: Mason's Norwich Directory

East Norfolk
West Norfolk
Norwich
King's Lynn
Great Yarmouth
Thetford
- E. Wodehouse, Esq.; and H.N. Burroughs, Esq.
- William Bagge, Esq.; and Hon. E.K.W. Coke.
- Marquis of Douro; and S.M. Peto, Esq.
- Viscount Jocelyn; and Hon. E.H. Stanley.
- Joseph Sandars, Esq.; and Charles Edmund Rumbold, Esq.
- Hon. Francis Baring; and Earl Euston.

1854: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

East Norfolk
West Norfolk
Norwich
King's Lynn
Great Yarmouth
Thetford
- Edmund Wodehouse, Esq.; and H.N. Burroughes, Esq.
- William Bagge, Esq.; and G.W.P. Bentinck, Esq.
- Saml. Morton Peto, Esq.; and Edward Warner, Esq.
- Viscount Jocelyn; and Lord Stanley.
- Sir Edmund Henry Knowles Lacon, Bart.; and Chas. Edmund Rumbold, Esq.
- Hon. Fras. Baring; and Earl of Euston.

1856: Craven's Commercial Directory of Norfolk

East Norfolk
West Norfolk
Norwich
King's Lynn
Great Yarmouth
Thetford
- H.N. Burroughes, Esq.; and Sir Henry Stracey, Bart.
- William Bagge, Esq.; and G.P. Bentinck, Esq.
- Edward Warner, Esq.; and Sir S. Bignold, Knt.
- Honble. E.H. Stanley; and John Henry Gurney, Esq.
- Sir E.K. Lacon; and Chas. Edm. Rumbold, Esq.
- Honble. Francis Baring; and Earl of Euston.

Note: Under King's Lynn in the directory, the MPs for the Borough of King's Lynn are given as:
     Lord Stanley, and W. Gurnye, Esq. [sic]

1864: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

East Norfolk
West Norfolk
Norwich
King's Lynn
Great Yarmouth
Thetford
- Lieut.-Col. the Hon. W.C.W. Coke; and Edw. Howes, Esq.
- Brampton Gurdon, Esq.; and G.W.P. Bentinck, Esq.
- Edw. Warner, Esq.; and Sir Wm. Russell, Bart., C.B.
- J.H. Gurney, Esq.; and the Right Hon. Lord Stanley.
- Sir E.H.K. Lacon, Bart.; and Sir H.J. Stracey, Bart.
- Hon. A.H. Baring; and Lord Frederick Fitz-Roy.

1865: Kelly's Post Office Directory of Norfolk and Suffolk

East Norfolk
West Norfolk
Norwich
King's Lynn
Great Yarmouth
Thetford
- Edward Howes, Esq.; and Clare Sewell Read, Esq.
- Hon. Thomas De Grey; and William Bagge, Esq.
- Edward Warner, Esq.; and Col. Sir Wm. Russell, Bart., C.B.
- Lord Stanley (of Bickerstaffe), D.C.L.; and Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bart.
- Sir Edmund Henry Knowles Lacon, Bart.; and James Goodson, Esq.
- Hon. Alexander Hugh Baring; and Robert John Harvey Harvey, Esq.

1877: Colman's Directory of Norwich

Norwich - Jeremiah James Colman.

1879: Kelly's Directory of Norfolk

North Norfolk
 
South Norfolk
 
West Norfolk
 
Norwich
 
Lynn
 
- Sir Edmund Henry Knowles Lacon, Bart., D.L., J.P.
- Edward Birkbeck, Esq., D.L., J.P.
- Sir Robert Jacob Buxton, Bart., D.L., J.P.
- Clare Sewell Read, Esq., J.P.
- Sir William Bagge, Bart., D.L., J.P.
- George William Pierrepont Bentinck, Esq., D.L., J.P.
- Jeremiah James Colman, Esq.
- One seat vacant.
- Hon. Robert Bourke.
- Lord Claud John Hamilton.

1883: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

West Norfolk
South Norfolk
North Norfolk
Norwich
Lynn
- G.P. Bentinck, Esq.; and W.A. Tyssen-Amherst, Esq.
- Sir R.J. Buxton, Bart.; and R.T. Gurdon, Esq.
- Sir E.H.K. Lacon, Bart.; and E. Birkbeck, Esq.
- J.J. Colman, Esq.; and J.H. Tillett, Esq.
- The Right Hon. R. Bourke; and Sir H.W.B. Ffolkes, Bart.

1888: Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk

Eastern Division
Mid Division
Northern Division
North Western Division
Southern Division
South Western Division
Norwich
 
Yarmouth
Lynn
- Sir Edward Birkbeck, Bart., D.L., J.P.
- Robert Thornhaugh Gurdon, Esq., M.A., D.L., J.P.
- Robert Hardy Cozens-Hardy, Esq., Q.C.
- Lord Henry Cavendish Bentinck.
- Francis Taylor, Esq.
- William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, Esq., D.L., J.P.
- Jeremiah James Colman, Esq., D.L., J.P.
- Samuel Hoare, Esq., M.A., J.P.
- Sir Henry Whatley Tyler, Knt.
- Alexander Weston Jarvis, Esq., J.P.

1890: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

North-West Norfolk
South-West Norfolk
North Norfolk
East Norfolk
Mid-Norfolk
South Norfolk
Norwich
 
Yarmouth
King's Lynn
- Lord Henry Bentinck.
- William Amhurst Tyssen Amherst, Esq.
- Herbert H. Cozens-Hardy, Esq., Q.C.
- Sir Edward Birkbeck, Bart.
- Robert Thornhagh Gurdon, Esq.
- Francis Taylor, Esq.
- Jeremiah James Colman, Esq.
- Samuel Hoare, Esq.
- Sir Henry Tyler, Bart.
- A. Weston Jarvis, Esq.

1894: Cook's Directory of Great Yarmouth

Yarmouth - J.M. Moorsom, Esq., Q.C.

1896: Kelly's Directory of Norfolk

Norwich
 
Yarmouth
Lynn
Eastern Division
Mid Division
Northern Division
North Western Division
Southern Division
South Western Division
- Sir Harry Bullard, D.L.
- Samuel Hoare, Esq., M.A., J.P.
- Sir John Charles Ready Colomb, K.C.M.G., F.S.S., D.L., J.P.
- Thomas Gibson Bowles, Esq.
- Robert John Price, Esq.
- Frederick William Wilson, Esq.
- Herbert Hardy Cozens-Hardy, Esq., Q.C.
- Joseph Arch, Esq.
- Francis Taylor, Esq., J.P.
- Thomas Leigh Hare, Esq., D.L., J.P.

1900: Kelly's Directory of Norfolk

Norwich
 
Yarmouth
Lynn
Eastern Division
Mid Division
Northern Division
North Western Division
Southern Division
South Western Division
- Sir Harry Bullard, D.L.
- Sir Samuel Hoare, Bart., M.A., J.P.
- Sir John Charles Ready Colomb, K.C.M.G., F.S.S., D.L., J.P.
- Thomas Gibson Bowles, Esq.
- Robert John Price, Esq., M.R.C.S.Eng.
- Frederick William Wilson, Esq.
- Sir William Brampton Gurdon, K.C.M.G., C.B., J.P.
- Joseph Arch, Esq.
- Arthur Wellesley Soames, Esq.
- Thomas Leigh Hare, Esq., D.L., J.P.

1911: Jarrold's Directory of Norwich

Norwich
 
Yarmouth
Lynn
East (North Walsham) Division
Mid (Dereham) Division
North (Aylsham) Division
North-West (Freebridge) Division
South (Diss) Division
South-West (Thetford) Division
- Sir Frederick Low.
- G.H. Roberts.
- A.J. Fell, Esq.
- Holcombe Ingleby, Esq.
- Sir R.J. Price.
- Wm Lewis Boyle, Esq.
- Noel Edward Buxton, Esq.
- Sir George White.
- A.W. Soames, Esq.
- Richard Winfrey, Esq.

1912: Kelly's Directory of Norfolk

Norwich
 
Yarmouth
Lynn
Eastern Division
Mid Division
Northern Division
North Western Division
Southern Division
South Western Division
- Sir Frederick Low, K.C.
- George Henry Roberts, Esq.
- Arthur Fell, Esq., M.A., F.S.S.
- Holcombe Ingleby, Esq.
- Sir Robert John Price, M.R.C.S.Eng., J.P.
- William Lewis Boyle, Esq.
- Noel Edward Buxton, Esq., M.A.
- Edward G. Hemmerde, Esq., K.C.
- Arthur Wellesley Soames, Esq.
- Richard Winfrey, Esq., J.P.

1924: Kelly's Directory of Norwich

Norwich
 
Eastern Division
King's Lynn Division
Northern Division
Southern Division
South-Western Division
- Miss Dorothea Jewson.
- Walter Robert Smith.
- Hugh M. Seely.
- Lt.-Col. George G. Woodwark.
- Noel E. Buxton, M.A.
- George Edwards, O.B.E., J.P.
- Alan McLean.

1929: Kelly's Directory of Norwich

Norwich
 
Eastern Division
King's Lynn Division
Northern Division
Southern Division
South-Western Division
- Capt. James Griffyth Fairfax.
- Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Hilton Young, G.B.E., D.S.O., D.S.C.
- Sir Reginald James Neville Neville, Bart., J.P.
- Lord Fermoy.
- Rt. Hon. Noel Edward Buxton, M.A.
- James Archibald Christie, Esq., J.P.
- Alan McLean

1933: Kelly's Directory of Norfolk

Norwich
 
Yarmouth
Eastern Division
King's Lynn Division
Northern Division
Southern Division
South Western Division
- Geoffrey H. Shakespeare, Esq.
- George Albert Hartland, Esq.
- Arthur Harbord, Esq., J.P.
- Viscount Elmley (L. Nat.)
- Lord Fermoy (C.)
- Thomas Russell Albert Mason Cook, Esq. (C.)
- James Archibald Christie, Esq., J.P. (C.)
- Major Sir Alan McLean, M.B.E., M.A. (C.)