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DATES,

MAYORS.

BAILIFFS.

1728 Joseph Curtis.

W. Shackleton, R. Pedder. 1729 Edmund Assheton.

E. Knight, J. Walshman. 1730 Lawrence Wall.

T. Astley, James Naylor. 1731 Sir Edward Stanley, Bart. after- Thomas Hesketh, Alexander Osbaldeswards Earl of Derby.

ton. 1732 William Atherton.

Henry Farington, J. Assheton. 1733 John Clayton.

J. Hopkinson, J. Bolton. 1734 John Myers.

J. Hopkins, R. Pedder. 1735 Richard Addison.

John Winckley, John Garlick. 1736 Henry Farington.

Lawrence Rawstorne, R. Robinson. 1787 Edmund Assheton.

R. Assheton, Dr. Escolme. 1788 William Atherton.

Thomas Garlick, C. Barton. 1739 John Ravald.

H. Orme, J. Todhunter. 1740 Lawrence Rawstorne.

Thomas Starkie, Richard Shepherd,

M. B. 1741 Henry Farington. (Guild.) ) Dr. Parkinson, R. Prescot. 1742 John Walshman.

J. Dixon, Richard Loxam. 1743 William Prichard.

J. Hesketh, Gilbert Woosey. 1744 William Harrison.

R. Briggs, Thomas Jackson. 1745 James Derbyshire.

Edward Pedder, J. Wilkinson. 1746 Thomas Starkey.

Thomas Winckley, S. Prescot. 1747 Richard Shepherd M. B. * Joseph King, J. Wilkinson. 1748 Richard Pedder.

James Astley, Joseph Myers. 1749 Thomas Astley.

Robert Parker, Nich. Walton. 1750 Lawrence Rawstorne.

Robt. Hesketh, Evelyn Chas. Franckes. 1751 John Bolton.

Will. Coward, William Green. 1752 Robert Parker.

Dr. Escolme, Richard Livesey. 1759 Wm. Prichard.

Nicholas Starkie, Robert Moss. 1754 Jobi Starkie.

Thos. Grimshaw, Jas. Cowburn. 1755 Richard Shepherd, M.B. Thomas Aldred, Ralph Watson.

This gentleman founded the library in this town, called “ Shepherd's Library." A portrait of him may be seen in the octagon room, at the library, in a fine state of preservation. He bore for his armus-Azure, on a chevron, an inescocheon, charged with a pelican, nourishing her young, with a nest proper, between three fleur de lis. Crest-A lamb passant or.

DATES.

BAILIFFS.

MAYORS. 1756 Richard Pedder. 1757 Robert Hesketh. 1758 John Bolton. 1759 Wm. Prichard. 1760 Lawrence Rawstorne. 1761 Robert Parker. (Guild.)

1762 Thomas Jackson.
1763 Edward Pedder.
1764 Richard Assheton.
1765 William Prichard.
1766 Joseph Myers.
1767 Robert Moss.
1768 Thomas Grimshaw.
1769 Richard Assheton.
1770 Edward Pedder.
1771 James Cowburn.
1772 Ralph Watson.
1773 Richard Atherton.
1774 Bartholomew Davis.
1775 John Grimshaw.
1776 Edwd. Pedder.
1777 Jas, Cowburn.
1778 Ralph Watson.

John Whittle, John Darbyshire.
Edw. Bolton, John Nabb.
Wm. Riddihough, Bart. Davis.
John Watson, Thomas Wilson.
Rich. Atherton, John Taylor.
John Jackson, jun. John Grimshaw,

(late father of the borough, but re

signed on account of old age.*)
Fleetwood Hesketh, W. Prichard.
Thos. Pedder, John Smalley.
Rich. Casson, Thos. Aldred.
Will. Leake, Alex. Nowell.
Thos. Cowburn, Will. Briggs.
Nich. Winckley, Robt. Farrer.
Edward Pedder, Rich. Wilson.
Jas. Woods, J. Nuttall.
Wm. Wickstead, Jas. Knowles.
Jas. Cheetham, Thos. Greaves.
Thos. Walsham, Robert Bailey.
Edwd. Atherton, Edwd. Robt. Travers.
Oliver Farrer, John Greaves.
Thomas Cowell, James Heald.
James Pedder, Thos. Bolton.
John Latus, John Fallowfield.
James Blackhurst, John Heald.

* John Grimshaw, Esq. (father of the borough,) resigned on account of his age, and Thomas Miller, Esq. was appointed an alderman in his place, and afterwards elected mayor of the borough, for 1820. A very handsome piece of plate, bearing the following inscription, was presented to John Grimshaw, Esq. by the mayor and common council of this borouglı, in the mouth of January, 1821:~" To Joun GRIMSHAW, Esquire, late senior alderman of the corporation of Preston, and one of his Majesty's justices of the peace for that borough ; who for a long series of years, supported the rights and interest of the body corporate, and promoted the peace and welfare of the borough in general, with equal ability, integrity, and zeal : this cup is presented, as a token of gratitude for bis public services, and of esteem and regard for his private character,

mayor, aldermen, and capital burgesses of the borough, in common council assembled.” This venerable old gentleman died on Monday, the 12th of March, 1821.

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DATES.

MAYORS. 1779 Thomas Pedder. 1780 Bartholomew Davis.

1781 Richard Atherton. (Guild.)

1782 John Green. 1783 William Grimshaw. 1784 Ralph Watson. 1785 Bartholomew Davis. 1786 Richard Atherton. 1787 Thomas Cowburn. 1788 John Grimshaw. 1789 William Green. 1790 Edward Pedder. 1791 Thomas Greaves. 1792 William Prichard. 1793 Robinson Shuttleworth. 1794 James Pedder.

BAILIFFS.

Thos. Briggs, Thos. Winckley., Rich. Loxam, Wm. Sergeant, who died in office, and was succeeded by Thos.

Farrer. Robinson Shuttleworth, Nich. Grim

shaw. Henry Walshman, John Green. Jas. Cowburn, Joseph Seaton Aspden. Jas. Blackhurst, John Heald. Jas. Moore, Daniel Lyon. Richard Newsham, Richard Loxam. Wm. Wilson, George Blelock. Seth German, Henry Fisher. R. Riddihough, Robt. Gornall. Hugh Waterworth, Sept. Gorst. Jas. Lorimer, Jas. Cowburn. Ralph Assheton, George Bolton. George Dewhurst, Hu. Dewhurst. Thomas Sill, John Horrocks (afterwards

member of parliament for the bo

rough). Roger Fleetwood, Peter Blelock. John Troughton, Samuel Horrocks,

(now member of parliament for the

borough). William Brakell, Thomas Ogle. Jno. Startifant, Jno. Whitehead. Thomas Starkie Shuttleworth, George

Fleming. James Heald, Richard Palmer. Thomas Wilson, Thomas Norcross. William Leighton, Thomas Miller. Robert Friend, Jas. Mounsey. John Taylor, George Cotton, of Chester,

(died in office)

1795 Henry Walshman. 1796 James Moore.

1797 John Fallowfield. 1798 Edward Robert Travers. 1799 John Grimshaw.

1800 William Prichard. 1801 Nich. Grimshaw. (Guild.) 1802 Samuel Horrocks. 1803 Daniel Lyon. 1804 George Blelock.

DATES.

MAYORS.

BAILIFFS.

1805 Edward Robert Travers.
1806 John Grimshaw.
1807 Richard Newsham.
1808 Nicholas Grimshaw.
1809 Daniel Lyon.
1810 George Blelock.
1811 Edward Robert Travers.
1812 Nicholas Grimshaw.
1813 Richard Newsham.
1814 Daniel Lyon.
1815 Edward Robert Travers.
1816 John Troughton.
1817 Nicholas Grimshaw.
1818 Richard Newsham.
1819 Hugh Dewhurst.
1820 Thomas Miller.
1821 Nicholas Grimshaw, Esq.

James Pedder, John Daniel Lyon.
John Nock Grimshaw, Chas. Ambler.
Thomas Tomlinson, James Dixon.
Thomas Moore, Jonathan Lodge.
Arthur Milsom, Will. Brade.
Joseph Robinson, John Paley.
Wm. Buck, R. R. W. Robinson, M.D.
Charles Buck, Thomas Petty.
Thomas Green, John Woodburn.
Thomas German, Wm. Petty.
James Newsham, William Taylor.
Thomas Troughton, John Baron.
J. Addison, jun. R. Addison.
T. B. Addison, W.O. Pilkington.
Thomas Dewhurst, R. Buxton.
S. Horrocks, jun. Geo. Jackson.
William Clayton, Edward Grimshaw.

RECORDERS. Edmund Starkie, Esq. Barrister-at-Law, of this Borough. John Aspinall, Esq. Serjeant-at-Law, of Standen Hall. Robert Moss, Esq. Barrister-at-Law, of this Borough and of Sandbills. Sir James Alan Park, Knt. one his Majesty's Justices of the Court of Common

Pleas.

ALDERMEN.

E. R. Travers, Esq., (Father of the Borough,) Samuel Horrocks, Esq., M. P. Daniel Lyon, Richard Newisham, John Troughton, Hugh Dewhurst,

and Thomas Miller, Esqrs.

CAPITAL BURGESSES, OR COMMON COUNCIL.
John Green, (Treasurer), Henry Fisher, Robert Gornal, James Heald, Richard

Palmer, (Town Clerk), William Leighton, Robert Friend, James
Mounsey, John Taylor, Thomas Tomlinson, James Dixon,
Thomas Moore, Jonathan Lodge, Arthur Milsom,

Joseph Robinson, and John Paley.

The following particulars were kindly communicated by a gen

tleman, resident at Preston, to the publisher :

In the year 1793, an act of parliament was obtained for making a navigable canal from Kendal in Westmorland, to Westhoughton in Lancashire. This is called the Lancaster canal, and touches in its course the towns of Lancaster, Preston, Chorley, and Wigan, forming a junction with the duke of Bridgewater's canal, and also with that from Leeds to Liverpool. The Lancaster canal is now completed, except for about four miles to the south of Preston, where the north and south branches are connected by an iron rail way, upon which coals and lime stone are conveyed in waggons, which are hoisted up an inclined plane, on the north bank of the Ribble, by means of a steam engine. The loss and expense attending this inconvenient break in the navigation not only prevents the carriage of general merchandize, but occasions the town of Preston to be supplied with coals, in a great measure, by carts directly from the pits. If the line of water carriage were complete, the tonnage upon this canal would be more than doubled, and the whole of this populous and increasing district might thus be supplied

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