Saturday, 30 June 2012

24th August 1764

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.

Did you know that County Coroners were elected?  I certainly didn't.  There is a brief mention of it here.

Presumably, Mr Lowther was Deputy Coroner?  Anyway, Thomas and he went out to celebrate!