Did you know that County Coroners were elected? I certainly didn't. There is a brief mention of it here.
Saturday, 30 June 2012
Spt. 6d & this day came on the Election for Corroner for the County of Nottingham betwixt Mr Allin of Ollerton and Mr Hodgkinson of Southwell o& the pole Ended this morning Saturday 25 Aug at 10 o'clock in the favour of Hodgkinson and Mr Lowther of Retford & Mrs William Chapell took the poll. Spt. wth Mr Lowther 12d.
Presumably, Mr Lowther was Deputy Coroner? Anyway, Thomas and he went out to celebrate!