John Grigg

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Date published: 31/10/2014
© Newbury Weekly News

JOHN GRIGG

OVER 100 YEARS SINCE A MAYOR DIED

It is more than a hundred years since a Mayor of Newbury died during his year of office. This was in 1829, the year after the old Guildhall in the Market Place was pulled down. The happening is recorded in the minutes of the Town Council of the 15th of April 1929 [misprint for 1829], as follows:

“Edward Poynter Haskings was elected Mayor for the remainder of the year, in the room of Mr. John Grigg deceased.”

It is also recorded that there were present at the meeting, in addition to the Mayor elect and the Deputy Mayor, John Hasker, Edward Slocock, Samuel Slocock, Names Toomer, James Bodman, William Davis, Alfred Slocock, George Barnard, Benjamin Barnard, J.G. Marriner, William Mills, John Satchell, James Hazell, James Bodman junr., and W. N. Lamb.

The Town Clerk at the time was Robert Baker.

Newbury Weekly News 1929

Sources:Newbury Weekly News 1929

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