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of Stanhope being successful in canvassing; of his return being regarded as safe, and of the numbers being on Friday, May 27th, Sir Chas. Turner 661, Stanhope 574, S. Thornton 478, but at the close of the poll next day, Turner 881, Thornton 734, Stanhope 715.

He was the commanding officer of the local Volunteer Corps known as the "Staincross Volunteers," and was presented with a handsome vase, which is now in the drawing-room at Cannon Hall, in memory of a most exciting incident in that corps' military history. It bears the following inscription:

"In the night of the 13th of August, 1805,
"The Beacon on Woolley Edge was fired,
"And the order issued soon after midnight
"For calling out the Staincross Volunteers.
"Dispersed and remote as they lay,
"Covering the whole Wapentake and
"Dwelling in every Town and Village in it,
"So promptly did they answer to the call
"that in about 14 hours they not only
"were all assembled to the complement of 600,
"except only 9 who were absent from their homes,
"But had actually marched in that time
"upwards of 12 miles upon an average.
"To record this event
"And to testify their regard and attachment
"to their Commandant,
"The non-commissioned officers and privates
"of the Staircross Corps of Volunteers
"Present this Vase
"to Walter Spencer Stanhope, Esq.,
"Lieut.-Col. Comt. Staincross Volunteer Infantry.

This Walter Spencer-Stanhope married Mary Winifrid, only daughter and sole heiress of Thomas Babbington Pulleine, of Carlton Hall, near Richmond, Esq., and his wife Winifred, daughter of Edward Collingwood, of Dissington Hall, Esq., by Mary his wife, daughter and co-heir of John Roddam, of Roddam, Esq.