- COPY OF RETURN
TO WRIT OF ELECTION FOR
- THE COUNTY OF CARLOW, A.D. 1768.
This Indenture, made the 18th day of
July, in the eighth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George III.,
King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Between Vesey Colclough, Esq.,
Sheriff of the county of Carlow, of the one part, and Sir Wm. Vigors
Burdett, Bart., William Vicars, Hodson Bernard, William Browne, the Rev.
Richard Brough, the Rev. Armstrong Ryves, William Duckett, William Lecky,
Francis Dillon, James Herring, Ralph Chritchly, William Davis, Nicholas
Roche, Thomas Gurly, David Ryan, William Greene, John Greene, Nathaniel
Evans, John Barker, Simon King, James Hartson, Jack Hatton, Ben. Whitton,
Stephen Goggin, John Tench, James Mitchell, Bartholomew Cliffe, Thomas
Salter, Thomas Fitzgerald, Thomas Watson, William Thornton, Bartholomew
Newton, Powell, Lalor, and divers others of the gentlemen Freeholders of
the said county of Carlow, Witnesseth that, according to the form of the
writ hereunto annexed, after proclamation made in the full County Court,
holden the day and year aforesaid, the said Freeholders of the said county
who were present at the making the said proclamation, according to the
form of the Stature in the aforesaid writ specified, have chosen Beauchamp
Bagenal and William Burton, Esq., to be Knights for the said
county, girt with swords, fit and discrett to be and appear in and at a
certain Parliament, specified in said writ, who have full and sufficient
power for themselves, and the whole body of the said County, to do and
consent as is required by said writ. In witness whereof the said electors
have hereunto set their hands and seals, as hath the said Sheriff set his
hand and seal of office, the day, year, and place, above written.
|Wm. Vigors Burdett
||Robert Morris Lecky
The parliamentary roll: comprising
lists of the knights of the shire, and members for the
borough of Carlow, from the earliest times to the
introduction of the ballot, and of the representatives for
Old Leighlin to the period of the Union. With
genealogical notes and illustrative extracts", by Robert
Malcomson, 1872, pages 118 - 119.
This book can be found at the County
Carlow Library, Local History, Call # 324.941882 and the LDS
Family History Catalogue, Call # British Book Area 941.88 H2ma.
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