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George Bowes' Canvassing Books for the Parliamentary By-election in the City of Durham, January 1729/30

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George Bowes' Canvassing Books for the Parliamentary By-election in the City of Durham, January 1729/30

Author: Elizabeth Fewster
Paperback: 99 pages
Publisher: Durham County Local History Society (2015)
ISBN: 978 0 902958
Dimensions: 17.0 x 23.5 x 0.7 cm

Two canvassing books prepared specifically for a Durham City by-election in January 1730 contain the names of all the freemen entitled to vote.

This book reproduces the list of freemen of the City of Durham in 1730 (barbers, butchers, chandlers, cordwainers, drapers, dyers, fullers, goldsmiths, hatters, joiners, masons, mercers, saddlers, skinners, smiths, tanners and weavers). In total there are 1405 names, 819 of whom lived in the City and 586 who lived in the Country.


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