House informed, that the Committee had determined—
That John Doherty Barbour, esquire, is not duly elected a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Lisburn.
That the last Election for the said Borough is a void Election.
§ And the said Determinations were ordered to be entered in the Journals of this House.
House further informed, that the Committee had agreed to the following Resolutions:—
That John Doherty Barbour, esquire, was, by himself and his Agents, guilty of bribery and treating at the last Election:
That Samuel Thomas Corry, a Non-Elector, was bribed by Agents of the said John Doherty Barbour, in order to induce him to personate his late father, (who died in November last, and who had been an Elector,) and to vote for the said John Doherty Barbour:
That the said John Doherty Barbour did himself endeavour to corrupt James Bannister, a Voter; and that James Bannister was subsequently offered the sums of £50 and £60 by Agents of the said John Doherty Barbour, to induce him to vote for the said John Doherty Barbour:
That several of the Voters were forcibly detained and guarded by armed men, in a room be
longing to the said John Doherty Barbour and his Partners, for several days previous to the Election; and during that time were subjected to undue influence and treating, with the view of inducing them to vote for the said John Doherty Barbour.
§ Report to lie upon the Table.