Massachusetts 1820 State Senate, Plymouth County

State Senate (State)
State Senator
Massachusetts 1820 State Senate, Plymouth County
First Ballot
State Senate/State Senator
William Bourne, Aaron Hobart, John Thomas, Thomas Weston, Bartholomew Brown, William Baylies, Seth Miller, Jr., Benjamin Ellis, Ebenezer Gay, Seth Sprague, William Teakes, John Thaxler, Charles Turner, John Brooks, Zachariah Eddy, Daniel Mitchell, William Phillips, David Stockbridge
Candidates: William BourneAaron HobartJohn ThomasThomas WestonBartholomew BrownWilliam BayliesSeth Miller, Jr.Benjamin EllisEbenezer GaySeth SpragueWilliam TeakesJohn ThaxlerCharles TurnerJohn BrooksZachariah EddyDaniel MitchellWilliam PhillipsDavid Stockbridge
Final Result: [1][2][3]1734170316711665264322222211111
Plymouth County1734170316711665264322222211111
Town of Abington8711489115--------1-----
Town of Bridgewater31318232316614---------1--
Town of Carver35663663--------------
Town of Duxbury97359635-------------1
Town of Halifax23972294--1-----------
Town of Hanover29782979-----1--------
Town of Hanson48444844--------------
Town of Hingham139209139208----1---------
Town of Hull613613--------------
Town of Kingston101234223--------------
Town of Marshfield48304930--------1-----
Town of Middleborough[4]20929718928025-22-1---11---
Town of Pembroke34763577--------------
Town of Plymouth198103201104--------------
Town of Plympton76497848------------1-
Town of Rochester1189211891----1---------
Town of Scituate147169147169------22------
Town of Wareham26262626--------------


[1]"Whole number of votes, 3481. Necessary to make a choice, 1741." Governor's Council Records.
[2]Massachusetts law required a majority to elect. William Bourne and John Thomas would subsequently be elected by the Massachusetts General Court.
[3]The Independent Chronicle, May 20, reports 1724 total votes for William Bourne and 1670 total votes for John Thomas.
[4]John Thomas received 1 vote as John B. Thomas.


Governor's Council Records. Massachusetts State Archives, Boston.
Boston Town Records. Boston Public Library.
Marshfield Town Records. 79.
Wareham Town Records. Book Two. 25.
Boston Daily Advertiser, and Repertory (Boston, MA). May 18, 1820.
Columbian Centinel. American Federalist (Boston, MA). May 18, 1820.
New-Bedford Mercury (New Bedford, MA). May 19, 1820.
Independent Chronicle and Boston Patriot (Boston, MA). May 20, 1820.
Pittsfield Sun (Pittsfield, MA). May 24, 1820.
Boston Weekly Messenger (Boston, MA). May 25, 1820.
Thomas's Massachusetts Spy, or, Worcester Gazette (Worcester, MA). May 31, 1820.
Boston Commercial Gazette (Boston, MA). June 5, 1820.

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