Document ReferencePl C 34/18
TitleList of instances of partiality of the Sheriff [of Cumberland] before and during the election; n.d. [1768]
Date1768 (c)
Extent10 ff
Content DescriptionLists instances when the sheriff, Sir Gilfrid Lawson, allegedly acted partially in favour of Sir James Lowther at the expense of the other candidates in the election; names the witnesses who should be spoken to in order to verify the alleged instances of partiality.

Date estimated from the date of the disputed Cumberland election.
Termelections, rigged
elections, Cumberland 1768
ConditionFragile and very faint; partially indecipherable.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA32252Lawson; Gilfrid (c.1710-1794); 9th Baronet; succ. c.1762; High Sheriff of Cumberlandc.1710-1794
NA32317Senhouse; Humphrey (c.1731-1814); Mr; M.P. for Cumberland 1786-1796c.1731-1814
NA1050Lowther; James (1736-1802); Earl of Lonsdale1736-1802
NA32254Curwen; Henry (1728-1778); Mr; M.P. for Carlisle 1761-68 Cumberland 1768-741728-1778
NA32111Fletcher; Henry (1727-1807); 1st Baronet; M.P. and director of East India Company1727-1807
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