A.B. (1821)


A. B. (Auth.)
To the Editor of the Mercury
*Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury, 26th Jan.1821, pp.4d

Letter headed: Linolnshire Jan.22.

"Sir, It gave me great pleasure at the last Quarter Sessions at Kirton to hear from the Chairman that the magistrates have determined to visit with exemplary severity the misconduct of persons who appear as Morris-dancers, or Plough Bullocks, or under any other name of a similar character. The excesses of these persons have arrived at such a pitch that it is impossible to bear them any longer, and it would be well if the country and the farmers in particular, would second the endeavours of the magistrates..."

Index Terms:

Locations: Kirton, Lincs. (TF3138)
Years: Occurred 1821
Subjects: Morris-Dancers; Plough Bullocks; Quarter Sessions
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00727;
Lincoln City Library, Morris Dancers or 'Plough Jacks' File Ref.L394

* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.

Last Updated Apr 2005 by Idwal Jones.