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Document ReferencePl C 34/2/1-2
TitleStatement as to the partiality of the Sheriff [of Cumberland] before and after the poll; n.d. [1768]
Date1768 (c)
Extent4 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionLists evidence of the partiality of the sheriff [Gilfrid Lawson] for James Lowther before and during the election; gives considerable detail as to how he allegedly disadvantaged the other candidates.

Date estimated from the date of the disputed Cumberland election.
Termelections, rigged
elections, Cumberland 1768

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Persons
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
Places
CodeSet
PL690/Cumberland/England
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