Montgomery Boroughs

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 freemen

Number of voters:

about 70


22 Apr. 1754William Bodvell
21 Nov. 1759Richard Clive vice Bodvell, deceased
31 Mar. 1761Richard Clive
21 Mar. 1768Richard Clive
15 June 1771Frederick Cornewall vice Clive, deceased
10 Oct. 1774Whitshed Keene
4 July 1777Keene re-elected after vacating his seat
1 Jan. 1779Keene re-elected after appointment to office
13 Sept. 1780Whitshed Keene
16 Apr. 1783Keene re-elected after appointment to office
5 Apr. 1784Whitshed Keene

Main Article

Montgomery was a pocket borough of the earls of Powis. The only challenge to their control during this period came in 1761 when Chase Price set up a candidate in retaliation for Powis’s support of Thomas Lewis at New Radnor; but there was no poll.

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas