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Horsham Museum Society, a Public Exhibition and Meeting will be held in the Worthing Road Schoolroom on Tuesday, April 20th, 1920.
A lecture will be given by Mr W Albery “A few pages from the Parliamentary History of Horsham”. The General Election of 1790. The great struggle for the possession of the Borough; The Duke of Norfolk versus Lady Irwin.

Synopsis: The Ancient Manor and Borough of Horsham. 1290 - The Lord Paramount - The Court Room - The Corporation - The Court Leet - Horsham a Burgage Tenure Borough - Parliamentary Votes attached to lands and Houses - Early indifference to the Electioneering - The Eversfield Family hold of the Borough - Complete capture of the Borough by Lord Irwin, 1738 - Horsham a Pocket Borough - Lady Irwin in possession in 1778 - The Duke "jockey" of Norfolk arrives on the scene, 1786 - His character - his Henchmen - Mr Hurst and Mr Medwin - Their attack on "My Lady" - The uncertainty of Burgage Properties - The Duke packs juries and drives "My Lady" from Court Baron and Court Leet - Vote Houses - Snatch Papers - Faggot Voters - The Duke defies Act of Parliament - the four Candidates - the Hustings - The Voting - The Bailiffs defy Act of Parliament - Lady Irwin's 42 Faggot Voters turned away - The Poll - The Return - the Victory of the Duke - The Petition - The Final Victory of "My Lady" - Ten Law Suits - Jarndyee v. Jarndyee - Prosecution of Bailiffs at Sussex Assizes.

Exhibition open from 6.30 – 9 pm. Lecture at 7.30. Admission Free. Several documents relating to Electioneering will be on view.

Price & Co, Printers, Horsham

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