|Former County constituency |
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Salisbury and Westbury|
|Created from||South Wiltshire|
|Number of members||1295–1832: Two|
|Type of constituency||Borough constituency|
Wilton was the name of a parliamentary borough in Wiltshire. It was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of England from 1295 to 1707, then in the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and finally in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918. It had two Members of Parliament (MPs) until 1832, but from 1832 to 1885 only one member, as a result of the Reform Act 1832. In 1885 the borough was abolished, but the name of the constituency was then transferred to a new county constituency electing one Member from 1885 until 1918.
1885–1918: The Borough of Salisbury, the Sessional Divisions of Amesbury, Hindon, and Salisbury, and the civil parishes of Figheldean, Fisherton-de-la-Mere, Milston, and Wily.
Stonehenge was within the constituency from 1885 until the seat disappeared in 1918, since when it has been in the Salisbury seat.
|Parliament||First member||Second member|
|1386||Thomas Cuttyng||Thomas Moleyns|
|1388 (Feb)||Thomas Cuttyng||William Chitterne|
|1388 (Sep)||Thomas Cuttyng||John Hulle|
|1390 (Jan)||Thomas Cuttyng||William Chitterne|
|1393||John Cole||Henry Bont|
|1394||Thomas Cuttyng||John Cole|
|1395||Thomas Cuttyng||John Hardy|
|1397 (Jan)||John Hardy||William Chitterne|
|1397 (Sep)||John Hardy||Thomas Cuttyng|
|1399||Thomas Cuttyng||William Chitterne|
|1402||John Bottenham||William Chitterne|
|1406 Robert Frye||John Hardy|
|1407 Robert Frye||Robert Lardiner|
|1410 Robert Frye||John Harleston|
|1411 Robert Frye||John Harleston|
|1413 (May)||Robert Frye||John Lambarde|
|1414 (Apr)||John Valeys||John Harleston|
|1414 (Nov)||John Harleston||John Whithorne|
|1415||John Harleston||John Whithorne|
|1417||John Harleston||John Whithorne|
|1419||John Harleston||John Whithorne|
|1420||John Harleston||John Whithorne|
|1421 (May)||John Harleston||John Whithorne|
|1421 (Dec)||John Harleston||John Whithorne|
|1510-1523||No names known|
|1529||Geoffrey Pole||Edmund Knightley|
|1542||Sir Edward Bayntun||William Herbert|
|1545||Sir Thomas Lee||Christopher Willoughby|
|1547||Robert Watson||Robert Warner|
|1553 (Mar)||William Damsell||William Wightman|
|1553 (Oct)||Nicholas Chowne||Henry Creed|
|1554 (Apr)||William Clerke||Matthew Colthurst|
|1554 (Nov)||William Clerke||Henry Creed|
|1555||Henry Creed||William Clerke|
|1558||William Clerke||Henry Creed|
|1559||Henry Bodenham||Thomas Highgate|
|1562/3||William Wightman||Thomas Highgate|
|1571||William Wightman||Thomas Highgate|
|1572||William Clerke||Francis Vaughan|
|1584||John Penruddock||Roger Earthe|
|1586||Edward Penruddock||Henry Martyn|
|1588||Thomas Cavendish||Robert Penruddock|
|1593||Sir Thomas Morgan||Robert Penruddock|
|1597||Thomas Muffet||Robert Penruddock|
|1601||Sir Edmund Morgan||Hugh Sanford|
|1604-1611||Sir Thomas Edmonds||Hugh Sandford|
|1614||Sir Robert Sidney||Thomas Morgan|
|1621|| Henry Nevill, 9th Baron Bergavenny ennobled 1622 |
replaced by Thomas Morgan
|Sir Thomas Tracy|
|1624||Sir Thomas Morgan||Sir Percy Hobart|
|1625||Sir Thomas Morgan||Sir William Harrington|
|1626||Sir Thomas Morgan||Sir John Evelyn|
|1628||John Pooley||Sir Thomas Morgan|
|1629–1640||No Parliaments summoned|
|Year||First member||First party||Second member||Second party|
|April 1640||Sir Henry Vane (the elder)||Parliamentarian||Sir Benjamin Rudyerd||Parliamentarian|
|December 1648||Rudyerd excluded in Pride's Purge - seat vacant|
|1653||Wilton was unrepresented in the Barebones Parliament and the First and Second Parliaments of the Protectorate|
|January 1659||Richard Grobham Howe||Hon. John Herbert|
|May 1659||Wilton was not represented in the restored Rump|
|April 1660||Richard Grobham Howe||Francis Swanton|
|April 1661||John Nicholas||Thomas Mompesson|
|June 1661||John Berkenhead|
|February 1679||Hon. Thomas Herbert||Thomas Penruddocke|
|August 1679||Sir John Nicholas|
|1689||Thomas Penruddocke||Thomas Wyndham|
|1690||Sir Richard Grobham Howe|
|1695||John Hawles||John Gauntlett|
|1698||Sir Henry Ashurst|
|January 1701||Thomas Phipps|
|November 1701||Sir Henry Ashurst|
|July 1702||Sir John Hawles||George Boddington|
|November 1702||John Gauntlett|
|1708||Sir Lambert Blackwell||Charles Mompesson|
|1713||John London||Thomas Pitt|
|1722||Hon. Robert Sawyer Herbert|
|1734||Colonel the Hon. William Herbert|
|1757||Hon. Nicholas Herbert|
|1775||Captain Charles Herbert|
|1780||Lord Herbert||William Gerard Hamilton|
|1785||Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Goldsworthy|
|1790||The Viscount FitzWilliam|
|1794||Major General Philip Goldsworthy|
|1806||Captain the Hon. Charles Herbert|
|1807||Captain Charles Herbert|
|1832||Representation reduced to one member|
|1841 by-election||James Agar||Conservative|
|1855 by-election||(Sir) Edmund Antrobus||Peelite|
|1877 by-election||Hon. Sidney Herbert||Conservative|
|1885||Borough abolished - name transferred to county division|
|1885||Sir Thomas Grove||Liberal|
|1906||Levi Lapper Morse||Liberal|
|1910||Sir Charles Bathurst||Conservative|
Harris succeeded to the peerage, becoming 3rd Earl of Malmesbury, causing a by-election.
|Peelite gain from Conservative|
|Conservative||Jeremiah Greene Jones Greene||26||17.2||N/A|
A'Court resigned after being appointed a Special Commissioner of Property and Income Tax in Ireland, causing a by-election.
Antrobus resigned, causing a by-election.
|Liberal||John Freeman Norris||187||19.9||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||N/A|
Herbert was appointed a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, requiring a by-election.
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+22.9|
|Liberal Unionist||Thomas Grove||Unopposed|
|Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal|
|Liberal||Lionel Edward Pyke||3,565||48.2||+1.1|
|Liberal||Levi Lapper Morse||4,272||54.6||+10.9|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+10.9|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+8.4|
General Election 1914/15:
Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;
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