Parliament following election of 1774

Seth Barrett Tillman's picture

In regard to the Parliament of GB which met in consequence of the election of 1774, I'd like to find a breakdown of membership in the House of Lords--how many members inherited their seat (or inherited a title which made them eligible to a seat in the Lords), and how many members were eligible in consequence of their having received their seat (or a title which made them eligible to a seat in the Lords) from G-III or a prior monarch? I would be more interested in such a breakdown for all persons eligible to sit, as I would be interested in a breakdown in regard to just those who showed up and took their seats.

Any thougths?

 

Seth

 

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I don't think this will provide all the answers you seek, but this book provides lots of information (including some statistics) on the 1774 Parliament: M.W. McCahill, The House of Lords in the Age of George III (1760-1811). You can also try looking at the Royal Kalendar almanac for 1773 and 1774 to compare the lists of peers. Both almanacs are available on ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online).

Best,

Tomas