HC Deb 11 February 1818 vol 37 c330

Mr. Mellish moved for leave to bring in a bill "to alter and enlarge the provisions of an act of his late majesty for giving a proper reward to coroners for the due execution of their office, and for the amoval of coroners, upon a lawful conviction, for certain misdemeanors."

General Thornton

protested against the measure, conceiving that coroners were already sufficiently remunerated, as indeed appeared to be the general impression, from the eagerness with which that office was sought for when any vacancy occurred.

The motion was agreed to, and the bill was brought in, and read a first time.