b'phrase we still use, as in Ill plump for that one).there were just two candidates for the two seats, In listing the totals, separate figures are given forheld by the Conservatives Lord Hotham and Arthur Votes and Plumpers; thus in the Pocklington area,Duncombe. The electorate had increased from 29 to out of 1059 electors, Bethell got 498 votes with 1337 during the intervening 15 or so years, but the lists plumpers, Broadley 460 votes with 9 plumpers andare very similar, containing many of the same names; Thompson, standing as the sole Whig candidate, gotsome people will have died, some will have moved 615 votes of which 525 were plumpers. into the parish, sons taken over from fathers, but most A Register of Electors exists for 1844/5 althoughof the names are familiar.there was no contest in this area. 33 land-holders areThe following year an election was held, on Friday listed, several having the name of the farm they are27th November 1868. A Liberal in the shape of Lt-occupying given, and some with the names of theCol Haworth thought it was worth his while standing tenants listed if they lived elsewhere, as with Williamagainst Christopher Sykes and William Henry Harrison Medcalfe who lived in Pocklington, renting his freeholdBroadley Esq. The number of voters in the village has houses to James Duckwith and William Bean (who weincreased from 37 to 40, of whom only 6 voted for know from the 1841 Census return were a tailor andthe Whig, who lost heavily overall. Less information is an Agricultural Labourer respectively). John Barkergiven on the Register, which provides an address for was eligible to vote as he owned Freehold Houseslandowners who live elsewhere, but otherwise gives with Land, two of which he rented out to Williamonly a minimal Bishop Wilton. Addison and Elizabeth Distance, shown in the 1841The next contested election was held in 1880, at Census as being his neighbours, a Masoner and awhich the same two people were elected as Knights Pauper respectively. From the Census alone there isof the Shire. In 1885 the constituency of the East no indication that John Barker is a landowner, as he isRiding of Yorkshire which had been created in 1832 listed simply as an Agricultural Labourer. was abolished, and Bishop Wilton became part of the Registers of Electors exist for the years 1851/2Howdenshire constituency.and 1866/7again no Poll was held in this area as Enclosure Roads From the Archives: William Mike Pratt ReadmanO n the edge of Bishop Wilton Township (at SE7760 5568), on the road to Youlthorpe, the broad verges suddenly disappear. Why? The road was laid out of the breadth of 60 feet as specified in the enclosure award for Bishop Wilton in 1772. With each township being enclosed separately and at different times, decisions as to road widths varied; therefore as the road crosses over into Youlthorpe Township, at Awnhams Bridge, the change in road width is clearly visible (see photo).Similar changes in width can be seen on the roads to Pocklington and Bolton.William Readman, uncle of Mary Foster, outside No. 6. William came to live at No. 9 in 1952.392 BULLETIN 19'