The Hexham Riot

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    "...the Hexham Riot, which broke out on March 9th 1761, was the outcome of an attempt to introduce a system of balloting for the militia. Balloting met with opposition throughout the north of England but it was in Hexhamshire that feelings ran highest. The local magistrates, well aware of this, had taken the precaution of bringing a detachment of the North Yorkshire Militia into the town of Hexham. Drawn up in the square in front of the Moot Hall, these soldiers only served to increase the fury of the mob that gathered on the day of the ballot. After almost four hours of argument between ringleaders and magistrates, the Riot Act was read...." Article about the riots and listing the dead and injured from Hexham, Slayley, Broomley, Corbridge, Chollerton, Stamfordham, and many other villages. D.W. Smith, NDFHS Journal, Volume 5, Number 2, January 1980.
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    Northumberland & Durham Family History Society
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    Link: http://www.ndfhs.org/Articles/HexhamRiot.html
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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