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Northallerton Elections

BPP 1866 Vol XI - 710 pp
Reports from Committees in 11 Volumes (6)

p. 199 Northallerton Election pp. 199-292 Report of the Northallerton Election Committee - Monday 30th April 1866 The Committee met from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th April 1866

The Committee had determined :-
That Charles Henry Mills, Esq., is not duly elected a Burgess to serve in the Present Parliament for the Borough of Northallerton.
That the last Election for the said Borough is a void Election

  1. That Charles Henry Mills, Esq., was by his Agent, guilty of bribery at the last Election for the Borough of Northallerton.
  2. That it was proved to the Committee that at the last Election for the Borough of Northallerton, Thomas Fowle, Agent of the said Charles Henry Mills, offered Thomas Lightfoot a valuable consideration to influence his vote.
  3. That it was also proved to the Committee that at the last Election for the Borough of Northallerton, Thomas Fowle, Agent for the said Charles Henry Mills, offered James Archer a valuable consideration to influence his vote.
  4. That it was not proved to the Committee that the aforesaid acts of bribery were committed with the knowledge and consent of the said Charles Henry Mills.
  5. That it was not proved to the Committee that treating or other corrupt practices prevailed extensively at the last Election for the Borough of Northallerton

Names of Persons involved :-

  • Archer, Elizabeth - wife of James - gives evidence
  • Archer, James - a pig dealer - one who was bribed
  • Atkinson, George - took Thomas Holmes, currier to the Golden Lion
  • Atkinson, Thomas - said not seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Atkinson, William - said not seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Backhouse, - bankers to Mr Clay landlord of the Golden Lion
  • Barker, James - a hind to Mr. Yeoman went to Lightfoot re selling him a pig
  • Barnet, Mr - a tailor - supporter of Mr. Johns, said to have paid for drink at Harewood Arms
  • Barry, Mr - a clergyman - mentioned re land tax in 1854 by Lightfoot
  • Bollard, John - brought carriage to take Thomas Lightfoot to Northallerton
  • Britten, William - seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Bromley, William Davenport, esq - Member of the Select Committee
  • Brown, John - said to have been sent by Mark Jobling to see Mr. Fowle
  • Brown, William - weaver at Brompton and an ostler at the Oak Tree Inn, Northallerton
  • Cade, William Thompson - watchmaker, drink supplied to voters at Golden Lion by
  • Cade, Wiliam Thompson - seen at the Oak Tree Inn by William Brown
  • Carr, Benjamin - farmer residing at Yarm - given meals at the Golden Lion without payment after voting for Mills - he had previously lived at Lazenby, and become insolvent.
  • Chapman, George - said not seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Chapman, George - innkeeper of the King's Arms, and uncle of the Atkinsons
  • Clarkson, Mr - brought carriage to take Thomas Lightfoot to Northallerton
  • Clarkson, Mr. - son of Clarkson, at banker Johnsons with the Lightfoot's
  • Clay, John - landlord of the Golden Lion, summoned to produce his books.
  • Clay, Martha Mrs - wife of landlord at the Golden Lion
  • Collett, Thomas - seen at the Harewood Arms by Susannah Martin
  • Cooper, William Taylor - land agent for Mr. Mills seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Cronston, James - farmer at Brompton - at Golden Lion for breakfast at election
  • Denning, George - present at the Golden Lion, and paid for some drink
  • Denning, George - seen at the Harewood Arms by Susannah Martin
  • Denning, William - said to be with Smith and Mills when Richard Wilson canvassed
  • Dennis, Mr. - he employed William Holt auctioneer to conduct sale of timber
  • Don, Th. O'Conor - Member of the Select Committee
  • Dunn, - a foreman on the highways - conversation at Stockton with re vote of Mr. Long
  • Dunning, William - farmer of Low Moor said not seen at Golden Lion by Hinstock
  • Emmerson, William - mentioned by witness John Wetherall
  • Fishbourne, Mr - with Henry Smith re offer of wages for a vote to Matthew Heird
  • Flintoff, Mr - the butcher who was with Fowle at James Archer's
  • Flower, George - a joiner & cabinet maker - told by Archer that Fowle had offered him a field - said to have offered Archer £30 seven years ago to vote for the Blues.
  • Foster, John - seen being taken from the Black Swan to the Golden Lion
  • Fowle, Thomas - Agent for Mr Mills the Candidate
  • Fowle, Thomas - said to have said of Mrs Archer - "here comes the biggest slave in Northallerton"
  • Fowle, William - son of Thomas Fowle, the Agent
  • Gattenby, Robert - mentioned as being with Thomas Hood the night of nomination
  • Gill, George - a horse breaker - slept at Harewood Arms on election eve
  • Gratton, Wiliam - said to to have given any orders for drink at Golden Lion
  • Halroyd, Mr. - his carriage was used to transport voters by Fowles
  • Heird, Matthew - of Brompton labourer for Henry Smith offered 2s-6d inc in wages to vote
  • Hesthwaite, William - sent to Darlington to see Mr. Long about his vote
  • Heugh, Abraham - a farmer - did not pay for drink supplied to other at the Golden Lion
  • Hinstock, Joseph - head waiter at the Golden Lion, - als Hamstock
  • Holmes, James - said not seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Holmes, James - father of Thomas Holmes, currier - seen at Goldern Lion
  • Holmes, Thomas - a currier not a voter said to have had drink at Golden Lion & Kings Arms
  • Holmes, Thomas - waiter at the Golden Lion
  • Holt, Joseph - with Matthew Shaw to canvass Richard Wilson for Mills
  • Holt, Joseph Pearson - solicitor, seen taking John Foster to the Golden Lion
  • Holt, William - an auctioneer - re commission of 10 gns from Fowle re sale of timber
  • Hood, Thomas - an innkeeper - offered to have his rent settled by Mr. Johns - the other candidate
  • Hugh, Abraham - said not to have paid any money to the Golden Lion
  • Hughbank, Wiliam - objection by Counsel to his being examined
  • Hutchinson, - a gardener visited James Lightfoot on nomination day
  • Hutt, William, Rt. Hon. Sir - Member of the Select Committee
  • Hutton, Mr. - owner of farm occupied by James Lightfoot
  • Jackson, Hewson - milkman - said not seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Jefferson, William Thrush - High Bailiff and Returning Officer for Northallerton
  • Jobling, Isabella - wife of Mark Jobling
  • Jobling, Mark - a shoemaker of Brompton - offer made to him of house at low rent if he voted for Mills
  • Johns, Jasper Wilson - other candidate in the election who complained re the bribery
  • Johnson, Mr - the banker - went to Golden Lion with Benjamin Carr
  • Johnson, Ellen - landlady of the Harewood Arms at Northallerton
  • Johnson, Thomas - landlord of the Harewood Arms ? also election agent for Mills
  • Johnson, Thomas - a banker, - said not seen at the Golden Lion by Hinstock
  • Kirby, William - of Boston - said not seen at Golden Lion by Hinstock
  • Laish, Mr - mentioned as owner of land by James Archer
  • Leing, Isaac - mentioned in evidence of William Long
  • Leing, Smith - from the linen factory - person asking others to drink at the Golden Lion
  • He was manager for Maynard, Fowle and Co at the Factory at Brompton
  • Lightfoot, James - son of Thomas a witness, with a house at Spital - in 1854 he was a collector of land tax
  • Lightfoot, James - of Thrintoft, a cousin ? of Mary Lightfoot
  • Lightfoot, Jane - daughter in law of Thomas
  • Lightfoot, Mary - daughter of Thomas
  • Lightfoot, Thomas - one who was bribed, being exceedingly deaf of about 80 years
  • Long, John - brother of William, also at the Golden Lion, not a voter
  • Long, William - a brickmaker of Stockton - had drink without payment at the Golden Lion - and tenant of Mr. Mills the candidate
  • Marshall, Mr. - manager for Mr Hutton threatened to turn Lightfoot out of his farm if not voting for Mills
  • Martin, Susannah - employed at Harewood Arms on nomination day
  • Marwood, - a baker,
  • Marwood, Mary Anne Mrs - canvassed by Wm. Brown for vote for Capt. Johns
  • Mayne, Mr - auctioneer who sold up Benjamin Carr under distress for rent
  • Metcalfe, Mr - promised to pay Ellen Johnson's rent for house she had before coming to the Harewood Arms
  • Metcalfe, Maria - barmaid at the Golden Lion, and neice of the landlord
  • Mills, Charles Henry - candidate in the void election and sitting member
  • Mills, Charles Henry - present when Jobling was asked for his vote
  • Mitchenson, Mr - of Brompton - previous keeper of the land which was offered to Archer
  • Naseby, Mr - said to have paid for his drinks at the Golden Lion by Hinstock
  • Oliver, George - seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Oliver, John - blacksmith, known by Thomas Lightfoot
  • Oliver, William - said not to have paid any money to the Golden Lion
  • Pattison, Mr - canvasser of Jobling for Mr. Johns with Mr. Wilford
  • Pearce, Captain - canvasser for Mr Johns in the election, induced Hood to say he was bribed - he lives going up towards the gaol
  • Pears, Mrs - writ of ejectment to Benjamin Carr at Lazenby served under
  • Pearson, James - said not seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Pearson, James - seen at the Harewood Arms by Susannah Martin
  • Pearson, James - canvassed William Brown at the Oak Tree Inn
  • Raper, Mr - occupier of 2 fields which were offered to Jobling by Smith Leing
  • Reed, Thomas - said not seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Reed, William Edward - has nickname of "Ready-made Reed" seen at the Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes, currier
  • Robinson, John William - re bill for dining at Golden Lion
  • Routledge, Mr - of Welbury - mentioned by Richard Wood as a tenant of Lord Harewood
  • Sclater-Booth, George Esq. - Chairman of the Select Committee
  • Shaw, Joseph - with M. Shaw and Holt to canvass Richard Wilson for Mills
  • Shaw, Matthew - a butcher - said not seen at Golden Lion by Hinstock
  • Shaw, Matthew - said to be seen at the Harewood Arms by Johnson
  • Shaw, Matthew - with Joseph Holt to canvass Richard Wilson for Mills
  • Simpson, Thomas of Brompton - said not at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Simpson, Thomas - seen at Golden Lion by William Long
  • Smith, Henry Mr. - employer of Matthew Heird as labourer
  • Smith, Henry of Brompton - said not seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Smith, Henry - canvassed William Brown at the Oak Tree Inn
  • Snowball, Mr - said by Fowles to have been the person he was sent by to see Archer
  • Snowdon, Josiah - said not seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes
  • Soppett, Miles - canvasser for Mr. C. H. Mills
  • Soppett, Miles - seen at the Oak Tree Inn by William Brown
  • Stainthorpe, Snowdon - slept at Harewood Arms on election eve, drunk
  • Stubbs, Mrs - innkeeper of the Oak Tree Inn at Northallerton
  • Stubbs, Ann Miss - waiter at the Oak Tree Inn Northallerton
  • Stubbs, William - said not seen at the Harewood Arms by Johnson
  • Thompson, John - Objection to evidence as 2 voters of this name on the register, he was of Brompton and had been deaf more than 12 months
  • Thompson, Thomas - seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes, currier
  • Thompson, Thomas - seen at the Oak Tree Inn by William Brown
  • Thompson, William - of Brompton at the Golden Lion - his vote may be objected to
  • Thornton, John - employed as assistant at the Golden Lion, attendant at door
  • Todd, David - canvasser for Mr. Johns in the election
  • Todd, Mark - canvasser for Mr. Johns in the election
  • Tweedy, Thomas - seen at the Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes the currier
  • Walker, Isaac - ostler at the Golden Lion
  • Wetherall, John - shoemaker, assisted as waiter at the Golden Lion 3 days at election time
  • Wilford, George Henry - canvasser for Mr. Johns in the election
  • Wilson, Richard - farmer of Street House in Brompton - re canvass by Mr. Mills and others on his behalf.
  • Wood, Richard - ref to bill for dinners at Harewood Arms in N. Riding Election
  • Wright, Robert - spoken to by Mark Jobling re offer of land for votes
  • Wright, Thomas - a voter, seen at Golden Lion by William Long
  • Wrightson, Mr - a candidate in the Election who retired before polling day
  • Wyndham, Percy Hon. M.P. Cumb. West - Member of the Select Committee
  • Yeoman, William - not seen at Golden Lion by Thomas Holmes


Transcribed by Alan Longbottom
©2003
from
BPP 1866 Vol XI - 710 pp
Reports from Committees in 11 Volumes (6)