Wigan Year Book of 1889

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Borough Elections since the Reform Bill of 1832.
      Below we give the result of each election for the Borough of Wigan since the passing of the Reform Bill in 1832. The registered electors in that year numbered 483, and in 1885, they were 6,989.
1832, December. R. A. Thicknesse, L.............................................................. 306  
  Richard Potter, L................................................................. 296  
  J. Whittle, L......................................................................... 212  
  J. H. Kearsley, C.................................................................. 174  
1835, January. J. H. Kearsley, C.................................................................. 296  
  Richard Potter, L................................................................. 191  
  Charles Standish, L............................................................. 166  
1837, August. Charles Standish, L............................................................. 249  
  Richard Potter, L.................................................................. 245  
  J. H. Kearsley, C.................................................................... 229  
  Peter Greenall, C.................................................................. 211  
ON MR. POTTER'S ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHILTERN HUNDREDS:
1839, March. William Ewart, L................................................................... 261  
  J. H. Kearsley, C................................................................... 259  
1841, July. Peter Greenall, C................................................................. 273  
  Thomas B. Crosse, C............................................................ 268  
  Charles Standish, L.............................................................. 264  
  Charles P. Greenfell, L.......................................................... 263  
ON PETITION MR. CROSSE BEING DECLARED UNDULY ELECTED:
1842 Charles Standish, L.
ON DECEASE OF MR. GREENALL.
1845, September. Hon. J. Lindsay, C................................................................ 271  
  R. A. Thicknesse, L............................................................... 211  
1847, August. Hon. J. Lindsay, C. ; R. A. Thicknesse, L.
1852, July. R. A. Thicknesse, l............................................................... 366  
  Hon. J. Lindsay, C................................................................ 356  
  F. S. Powell, C...................................................................... 324  
ON DECEASE OF MR. THICKNESSE:
1854, October. Joseph Acton, L................................................................... 339  
  F. S. Powell, C...................................................................... 334  
1857, March. F. S. Powell, C...................................................................... 493  
  Henry Woods, L.................................................................... 447  
  Hon. J. Lindsay, C................................................................ 308  
1859, April. Hon. J. Lindsay, C................................................................ 500  
  Henry Woods, L.................................................................... 476  
  F. S. Powell, C...................................................................... 273  
1865, July. Hon. J. Lindsay, C.: Henry Woods, L.
ON THE RESIGNATION OF THE HON. J. LINDSAY :
1866, April. Nathaniel Eckersley, C......................................................... 411  
  John Lancaster, L................................................................. 349  
1868, November. Henry Woods, L................................................................... 2219  
  John Lancaster, L................................................................. 2166  
  Nathaniel Eckersley, C.......................................................... 1920  
  John Pearson, C.................................................................... 1875  
1874, February. Lord Lindsay, C.................................................................... 2493  
  Thomas Knowles, C.............................................................. 2401  
  John Lancaster, L................................................................. 1883  
  William Pickard, Labour Candidate....................................... 1134  
  Henry Woods, L................................................................... 1029  
1880, April. Lord Lindsay, C................................................................... 2946  
  Thomas Knowles, C............................................................. 2913  
  John Lancaster, L................................................................. 2880  
  George McCorquodale, L..................................................... 2654  
ON LORD LINDSAY BEING RAISED TO THE PEERAGE :
1881, January. F. S. Powell, C...................................................................... 3005  
  John Lancaster, L................................................................. 2536  
1881, April. F. S. Powell unseated on Petition.
1882, December. Hon. A. F. Egerton, C........................................................... 2867  
  Walter Wren, L..................................................................... 2243  
ON DECEASE OF MR. KNOWLES.
1883, December. N. Eckersley, C. returned unopposed.
1885, November. F. S. Powell, C...................................................................... 3637  
  Geo. Harris Lea, L................................................................ 2721  
1886. F. S. Powell, C...................................................................... 3371  
  C. M. Percy (G. L.)................................................................ 2780  

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