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Petition from the people

Abercorn Estate: Petition to the Earl of Abercorn re William Maxwell, Candidate in Elections, March 2, 1768

PRONI Ref. Abercorn Papers  D623/A/38/28

[The gentry and merchants of Strabane proposing William Maxwell as a candidate in the forthcoming parliamentary elections]

Strabane, March 2, 1768

To the Honourable the Earl of Abercorn,

 My Lord,

Encouraged by your Lordship’s late Disinterested choice of Burgesses of this Corporation which seems to point out in a very particular manner the Welfare of their Town and Country: We, whose names are hereunto subscribed, do with all due submission Humbly beg leave to recommend to your Lordship one of that worthy number WILLIAM MAXWELL, Esqr., as a person proper to represent us in the next Parliament.

 He and his ancestors have always lived amongst us and ever supported that Honest Dignity and Decency of Character which must endear him to a trading people.

 During his late Ministration as Provost of this Town we have found him of easy access on all occasions and very attentive to our grievances of all kinds by which our Linen Market in particular has been much improved.

 This gives us a certain confidence of his integrity and attention upon all future occasions should your Lordship think him Worthy of that station where an honest heart alone can be security of the people, and in particular of,

Your Lordship’s Most Obedient and Humble servants,

[signatories]

 

George BRACEGIRDLE{Rev}

Oliver McCAUSLAND

Michl. LAW

Will: AUCHINLECK

Tom McGHEE

Samuel. JOHNSTON

George CHARLETON

John STEVENSON

Wm. AUCHINLECK Junr.

William HAMILTON

Samuel. ROUSE

Richard. CHARLETON

Gilbth. HAMILTON

John. McCULLAGH

Robt. MEASE

or Tease

George. REA

Geo. KNOX

Wm. ORR

Geo. BUCHANAN

Joseph ORR

Samuel. TAGERT

Benj. FENTON

Seth FULLERTON

Jos. BROWN

John DENNING

Rob. ECTOR

Chas. KINKEAD

Anthony GRIFFITH

Alexr. CRAIGAN

James FLEMING

John KNOX

James FLEMING

William. PORTER

Archibald ALLEN

Archd. McALPINE

James**** (illeg)

Andrew GAMBLE

Andrew. SOMERVILL

John ORR

John HILL

Jams. KNOX

Jos. ARBUCKLE

Daniel COOKE

James KNOX

James HUGHSTON

Houston

William POLLOCK

Saml. DENNY

Wm. SMYLY

Saml. SCOTT

Allan CAMPBELL

John PARRY

Will. CAMPBELL

John WILLIAMS

  John POTTER

Henry BEARD

Baird

John COOPER

Jas. STERRAT

Arthur LEPPER

James McCREERY

John HOLLIDAY

John THOMPSON

George LYONS

John MACKEY

John ECTOR

John INCH

George GAMBLE

Robt. KERR

James GAMBLE

James DONELAY

Donnelly

Patk. LYON

John PARKINSON

Jams. HUNTER

Robert ECTOR, Junior

John BUCHANAN

Jas. LEPPER

Jones COSBIE

 

 


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