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NOTES i. David Williams, Cardiganshire Politics in the Mid-Eighteenth Century', CEREDIGION, Vol. III, p. 317. 2. Details of the borough constitutions of Cardigan, Aberystwyth, and Lampeter have been obtained from the 1834 Report on Municipal Corporations. 3. Unless otherwise stated, biographical information on the Cardiganshire gentry has been taken from S. R. Meyrick, The History and Antiquities of the County of Cardigan (Brecon, 1907). 4. Sylvester Douglas, Lord Glenbervie, The History of the Cases of Controverted Elections (London, 4 Vols., 1802), III, 173—81. This work, hereafter cited as Douglas, Elections, covers the Cardigan boroughs election of 1774 in Vol. Ill, 173-229. 5. Penrice and Margam MSS. (National Library of Wales), L 695. 6. Nanteos MSS. (National Library of Wales). William Powell to Mr. Justice Price, 30 May 1727. This letter implies that the elder Thomas Pryse may himself have been the unidentified stepfather of the Gogerddan heir for William Powell remarked that' Mr. Thomas Pryse would not permit one friend of my son to be made free of his own towns'. 7. Nanteos MSS. Mr. Justice Price to William Powell, 23 May 1727. 8. Gogerddan MSS. (National Library of Wales). List of Cardigan Burgesses, 8 February 1730. 9. Journals of the House of Commons, XXI, 387-8. 10. Commons Journals, XXI, 407, 571-4. 11. Cholmondeley Houghton MSS. (Cambridge University Library. By permission of the Marquess of Cholmondeley), no. 2212. 12. This list was submitted as evidence during the 1774 election case. Douglas, Elections. Each admission stamp cost two shillings. 13. London Evening Post, i 1 June 1741. 14. Commons Journals, XXIV, 31-2, 348, 492, 697 XXV, 13, 39. 15. Gogerddan MSS. Quoted by David Jenkins, The Pryse Family of Gogerddan', The National Library of Wales Journal, VIII, 17". 16. Gogerddan MSS. Thomas Lloyd to John Symmons, 16 Dec. 1752. 17. Pryse MSS. (Berkshire County Record Office), J. Lloyd to T. Lloyd, 16 March 1753. 18. Pryse MSS., J. Lloyd to T. Lloyd, 23 March 1753. 19. Pryse MSS., J. Lloyd to T. Lloyd, 30 March 1753. 20. Nanteos MSS. 2 1. Thomas Johnes (1721-1780) of Llanfair and Hafod, Lloyd's electoral ally. 22. David Williams, Cardiganshire Politics in the Mid-Eighteenth Century', CEREDIGION, Vol. Ill, pp. 305, 307-10. 23. British Museum Additional MS. 32901, fo. 359. This and other relevant letters are printed by David Williams, op. cit., pp. c-13. 24. London Evening Post, 28 April 1761. The existence of a 1767 list of Lampeter burgesses that polled at the last general election suggests that a borough contest took place. Falcondale MSS. (National Library of Wales), no. 10. 25. This is the story as told in George Eyre Evans, Lampeter (1905), pp. 204-11. A cursory search of the incomplete legal records, however, has failed to produce any confirmatory evidence of the dat". 26. Transactions of the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society, XXV, 7. 303 new burgesses were admitted in Aberystwyth alone at Michaelmas 1766. George Eyre Evans, Aberystwyth and its Court Leet (1902), p. 13.