House informed, that the Committee had determined—
That Thomas Lloyd, esquire, is not duly elected a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Barnstaple.
That Richard Bremridge, esquire, is duly elected, and ought to have been returned a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Barnstaple.
And the said Determinations were ordered to be entered in the Journals of this House.
That the Committee had altered the Poll at such Election by striking off the names of John Gould King, William Henry Thomas, George
Smyth, Thomas Hooper, James Hooper, Thomas Lane Blackmore, Matthew Hutchinson, and Francis Hodge, as not having had a right to vote at such Election.
Also, of Richard Garnsey Adams, Francis Bowden, Henry Lewis, Edwin Ley, John Tinson Turner, Arthur Turner, Charles Hancock, and William Harris, it having been proved that they had received money for the purpose of influencing their Votes at such Election.
Also, of Benjamin Williams, Edmund Darke, Samuel Glyde, Richard Bencraft, Charles Snow, and William Verney Sanders, it having been proved that they have been guilty of Bribery at such Election.
House further informed, that the Committee had agreed to the following Resolutions:—
That Thomas Lloyd, esquire, was, by his agents, guilty of bribery at the last Election.
That it was proved to the Committee that Richard Garnsey Adams, Francis Bowden, Henry Lewis, Edwin Ley, John Tinson Turner, Arthur Turner, Charles Hancock, and William Harris had been bribed with the payment of the sum of five pounds respectively; but that it was not proved that such bribery was committed with the knowledge and consent of the sitting Member.
That they have not reason to believe that corrupt practices have extensively prevailed at the said Election for Barnstaple.
§ Report to lie upon the table.
§ Clerk of the Crown to attend on Monday next to amend the Return.
§ Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee to be laid before this House.