Lerwick Town Council Election September 1826
From Shetland History Online
The 1826 Lerwick Town Council Election occurred on September 6.
Limited information is available regarding Town Council elections between 1818 and the early 1870's, as all information was recorded in the council minutes - which only listed the winning candidates but not how many votes they received.
Until 1877, elections were held every 3 years (from 1820) and used the format which saw two Bailies appointed, and 9 councillors elected by popular vote. The councillors are listed in order of how many votes they received, however as there was no information available on vote counts, the candidates will be listed as being Unopposed.
|Charles Ogilvy Sr||Appointed as Senior Bailie|
|William Spence||Appointed as Junior Bailie|
|William Hay||Elected as councillor|
|Charles Ogilvy Jr||Elected as councillor|
|James Greig||Elected as councillor|
|Gilbert Duncan||Elected as councillor|
|James Mouat||Elected as councillor|
|Andrew Grierson||Elected as councillor|
|Robert Deans||Elected as councillor|
|Alexander Irvine||Elected as councillor|
|Gilbert Paterson||Elected as councillor|