This small group of papers relates to local politics and electoral matters in Newark,Nottinghamshire. Documents concern election expenses, political relations between the families ofthe Duke of Newcastle, Newcastle and Lord Middleton and details of Newark freeholds.
Papers relating to elections in Newark, Nottinghamshire, 1792-1832
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- ReferenceGB 159 MS 71
- Dates of Creation1792-1832
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description7 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Newark constituency of Nottingham was dominated by two family interests between 1715 and1805, namely those of the Dukes of Newcastle and the Sutton family of Kelham. By and large, the tworeturned a parliamentary member each. In 1805, however, the Sutton family allowed its interest tolapse and it was replaced by that of the 6th Baron Middleton who was attempting to revive aninterest previously pursued by his forbears. In addition, Sir Jenison William Gordon also became aconsenting party to arrangements. Despite these sizeable interests, Newark remained a generally openborough, with around 1,000 voters from a population approaching 7,000.
The material is arranged in chronological order.
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The papers were purchased by the University of Nottingham in 1952.