Shelf Township poll for Knights of the Shire 1841

 

The Poll for Two Knights of the Shire for the West Riding of Yorkshire
On Thursday and Friday, 8th and 9th of July, 1841.

 

Candidates:
The Hon. John Stuart Wortley,
Edmund Beckett Denison, Esquire,
The Right Hon. Lord Viscount Morpeth,
The Right Hon. Lord Viscount Milton.

 

The requirement to vote at that time was that you must own or hold a minimum 60
year lease on land to a minimum value of £10 or be paying a rent at £50 per annum

The ballot was a public affair and lists like the one we have transcribed below
were later published.

A 1 in the column indicates which 2 candidates votes were cast for. Wortley and Denison represented the Conservative party (They were elected) and Milton and Morpeth were Whigs.

An o after the elector's name indicates that he is a yearly occupier at a rental of £50.

 
Name Surname Occ. Residence Wortley Denis Milton Morpeth
Wm. Brooke ADDISON   Hall field, Bowling 1 1    
Timothy AMBLER   Carhouse lane     1 1
William ANDERTON   Ing head     1 1
George BRIGG   Delf field     1 1
Daniel BATEMAN   North Bierley        
John BAINES   Cross lane end     1 1
Jabez BUTTERWORTH   Spring house     1 1
Moses BOTTOMLEY   Wade House     1 1
Joseph BOTTOMLEY   Whichfield     1 1
Joseph BOOTHROYD   Wike, Birstall     1 1
John BARTLE   Sow moor     1 1
Samuel BRIGG   Brow lane     1 1
Thomas BOTTOMLEY   Cheapside     1 1
Thomas BOOTH   Northowram     1 1
Benjamin BARRACLOUGH   Carhouse lane     1 1
William BARRACLOUGH   North Bierley 1 1    
Samuel BAINES   Woodhouse grove     1 1
Samuel BARRACLOUGH   North Bierley 1 1    
James BRIGGS   Duke William        
William BARRACLOUGH   Brow lane     1 1
Joshua BLAKLEY   Soper lane 1 1    
John CROWTHER   Stone chair     1 1
James CROWTHER   Rooks, Hipperholme     1 1
Joseph CORDINGLEY   Lightcliffe, Brighouse     1 1
Thomas DEWHIRST   Carhouse lane 1 1    
Joseph ELLIS   Brighouse     1 1
Jonas FIELD   Hill top     1 1
Timothy FAWTHROP   Northowram     1 1
Thomas GREGORY   Browhouse     1 1
Henry GREENWOOD   St. Agnesgate, Ripon 1 1    
James William GREGORY   Corn market, Halifax     1 1
Joseph GARNER   Dudley hill, Bowling 1 1    
William HARTLEY   Carhouse lane 1 1    
Samuel HINSCLIFF o Carhouse     1 1
John HARDY   Portland place, London        
Abram JAGGER   Pepperhill     1 1
James JACKSON   Wadehouse lane     1 1
Abraham KELLETT o Prince of Orange Inn     1 1
John LAYCOCK   Brow lane     1 1
Joseph LISTER   Cawood house 1 1    
William LISTER   Plover hall, Bradford 1 1    
Samuel LISTER   Shelf moor     1 1
Joseph, junior LISTER o High Bentley 1 1    
James MURGATROYD o Deanhouse 1 1    
James MURGATROYD   Ambler Farm     1 1
Lord MASSEY   Hawks house, Marsden     1 1
John NORTH   North Bierley 1 1    
William NORTH   Jakeroyd        
Richard OATES   Whichfield 1 1    
Samuel PEEL   Carwood house     1 1
John POLLARD   Bailiffe bridge, Wike     1 1
William PEEL   Horton lane, Horton     1 1
William RUSHTON   Clough hill     1 1
James STOCKS   Riding hill        
Abraham SHARP   Stone chair     1 1
William SMITH   Carhouse lane     1 1
Bentley STOCKS   King's Bench Walk, London     1 1
John TURNER   Oaklands, near Cheltenham        
Joseph THACKRAY   Hargreaves head 1 1    
James THORNTON   Dean house 1 1    
John WRIGHT   Soper lane     1 1
James WOODHEAD   Brow lane     1 1
James WEBSTER   Cross lane     1 1
Peter WOODHEAD   Cockhill 1 1    
William WOMERSLEY o Shelf hall     1 1
William WOODHEAD o Jiles hill     1 1
Thomas WOODCOCK   Low moor Furnace 1 1    
John WILKINSON   Shoulder of Mutton Inn 1 1    

 

 

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