The administrative county of Kesteven (1889–1974), shown within England.
The administrative county of Kesteven (1889–1974), shown within England.

The third set of elections to Kesteven County Council were held in March 1898. Kesteven was one of three divisions of the historic county of Lincolnshire in England; it consisted of the ancient wapentakes (or hundreds) of Aswardhurn, Aveland, Beltisloe, Boothby Graffoe, Flaxwell, Langoe, Loveden, Ness, and Winnibriggs and Threo.[1] The Local Government Act 1888 established Kesteven as an administrative county, governed by a Council;[2] elections were held every three years from 1889, until it was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972, which established Lincolnshire County Council in its place.[3][4]

Forty-eight electoral divisions of the new Council were outlined in December 1888.[5] Nearly every candidate was returned unopposed, with contests in only three divisions.

Results by division

Ancaster

Ancaster[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Avery NA NA

Barrowby

Barrowby[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles G. E. Welby JP NA NA

Bassingham

Bassingham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles C. Curtis NA NA

Bennington

Bennington[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Hutchinson NA NA

Billingborough

Billingborough[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Smith NA NA

Billinghay

Billinghay[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Creasey NA NA

Bourne

Bourne and Morton[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Measures

Bracebridge

Bracebridge[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hugh Jackson NA NA

Branston

Branston[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal W. S. Fox NA NA

Bytham

Bytham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Williamson NA NA

Caythorpe

Caythorpe[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
William Oxley NA NA

Claypole

Claypole[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative George Nevile NA NA

Colsterworth

Colsterworth[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Eli Crabtree NA NA

Corby

Corby[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Conyers Chapman 218
Conservative Henry Minta 81
Turnout 299

Deeping

Deeping[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Holland NA NA

Grantham no. 1

Grantham no. 1[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
William Bailey NA NA

Grantham no. 2

Grantham no. 2[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
James Perkins Coultas NA NA

Grantham no. 3

Grantham no. 3[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Arthur Hutchinson NA NA

Grantham no. 4

Grantham no. 4[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Rev. George Benson Bowler NA

Grantham no. 5

Grantham no. 5[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
William Long Wand NA NA

Grantham no. 6

Grantham no. 6[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
John William Martin NA NA

Grantham no. 7

Grantham no. 7[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Joshua Lincoln NA NA

Great Gonerby

Gonerby[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Newton NA NA

Heckington

Heckington[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Daniel G. Harris NA NA

Heighington

Heckington[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samuel Oglesby NA NA

Helpringham

Helpringham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James S. Barber NA NA

Kyme

Kyme[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative The Earl of Winchelsea NA NA

Martin

Martin[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John H. Copping NA NA

Metheringham

Metheringham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. G. Allen NA NA

Morton

Morton[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John T. Swift NA NA

Navenby

Navenby[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Campbell NA NA

Osbournby

Osbournby[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William A. Cragg NA NA

Ponton

Ponton[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert C. Newton NA NA

Rippingale

Rippingale[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Arthur Wellesley Dean 214
Liberal William Bacon 153
Turnout 367

Ropsley

Ropsley[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Cecil Rudkin NA NA

Ruskington

Ruskington[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samuel F. Pattinson NA NA

Skellingthorpe

Skillingthorpe[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Captain George E. Jarvis NA NA

Sleaford East

Sleaford West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Nickolls[nb 1] NA NA

Sleaford West

Sleaford West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal William B. Harris NA NA

Stamford All Saints

Stamford All Saints[6][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Charles Chapman 268
J. Woolston 239
Turnout

Stamford St George's

Stamford St George's[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
J. S. Loweth MA NA

Stamford St Michael's and St John's

Stamford St Michael's and St John's[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Major Hart NA NA

Stamford St Martin's and St Mary's

Stamford St Martin's and St Mary's[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
G. Higgs NA NA

Thurlby

Thurlby[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Peasgood NA NA

Uffington

Uffington[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative The Lord Kesteven NA NA

Waddington

Waddington[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colonel R. G. Ellison NA NA

Wellingore

Wellingore[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert N. Moreley NA NA

Wilsford

Wilsford[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Richard M. Cole NA NA

References

Notes

  1. ^ He died aged 75 on 3 February 1901, shortly before the next election.[9]

Citations

  1. ^ "Kesteven, Lincolnshire", A Vision of Britain (University of Portsmouth). Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ Local Government Act 1888, part ii, section 46.1(a), cf. part v, section 83.10
  3. ^ Local Government Act 1888, part i, section 2, and part vi, section 103
  4. ^ Local Government Act 1972, schedule 1
  5. ^ a b "Kesteven". Lincolnshire Free Press. 8 March 1898. p. 3. Retrieved 29 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Library.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au "Kesteven County Council". Grantham Journal. 26 February 1898. p. 2. Retrieved 29 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Kesteven". Lincolnshire Free Press. 1 March 1898. p. 3. Retrieved 29 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "Kesteven County Council Election". Grantham Journal. 5 March 1898. p. 2. Retrieved 29 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ "Obituary". Nottingham Evening Post. 5 February 1901. p. 3. Retrieved 6 June 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive.