Document ReferenceNe C 6616/1-2
TitleLetter from Gilbert Jones, to Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire; 26 Aug. 1818
Date Of Creation26 August 1818
Extent4 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionHas been absent from London and has therefore had no opportunity to meet with Mr Green regarding the Boroughbridge election; states that his bad health has also prevented him from acting; advises the duke to evict those tenants who voted for Mr Lawson; gives advice on how the evictions may be carried out legally; suggests that Mr Collins, the Steward of the Manor, should be asked to either refrain from acting on behalf of Mr Lawson or leave the duke's employment; discusses the money which Mr Lawson has reputedly given to those of the duke's tenants who voted for him; advises the duke to present the facts before a committee in parliament and have Mr Lawson charged with bribery.
Termbribery and corruption, elections
estate business, evictions
elections, Boroughbridge 1818

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA13670Lawson; Marmaduke (1793-1823); Mr; J.P.; M.P. Boroughbridge 1818-1823; accused of election bribery 1818; unseated by petition 18201793-1823
NA13673Collins; - (fl 1818); Mr; Steward of Boroughbridge manorfl 1818
NA12999Green; William (fl 1815-1828); Mr; solicitor of Jones and Green Londonfl 1815-1828
NA13261Jones; Gilbert (-c.1847); Mr; solicitor; of Jones and Green London-c.1847
NA900Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1785-1851); 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne1785-1851
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