A COPY OF THE POLL
FOR A KNIGHT OF THE SHIRE
COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON
Taken at Northampton
On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday the 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th Days of April 1748
Sir THOMAS DRURY, Bart. High Sheriff
VALENTINE KNIGHTLEY, ESQ., 2228
WILLIAM HANBURY, ESQ., 2082
COVENTRY : Printed and sold by JAMES JOPSON, AND BY J HINTON, Bookseller in St Paul’s Church Yard London; also, by the booksellers in Northamptonshire. MDCCLXIX
(Price Two Shillings and Sixpence)
To the Reader
Please to observe, that Mistakes, both with Regard to the Names of Persons and Townes, are almost unavoidable, for the following Reasons: First, the Clerks false Spelling of Persons Names: Secondly, by not distinguishing in the Spelling of Townes Names which in the Pronunciation found alike; as in Boughton and Bowden, Charlton and Charwelton, Nobottle and Newbottle, Rushden and Rushton, and several others; Thirdly, the Persons who poll often not declaring whether of Stoke Albany, Stoke D’Oyly or Stoke Bruerne, Thorpe Lubbenham, Thorpe Abchurch or Thorpe Malsor &c.
NB: The fifth Column Shews the Page of the original Poll Books: The second the Names of the Freeholders, and where their Abode lies: The third their Places of Abode: The fourth and fifth for whom they polled; K stands for VALENTINE KNIGHTLEY, ESQ., H for WILLIAM HANBURY, ESQ.