John Westley, Mayor of this Borough

The Rev. James Pigott, M.A. and Vicar of Wigstan-Magna in this county, has been presented by the Right Honourable the Lord Chancellor, to the vicarage of St. Nicholas in this Borough, vacant by the death of the Rev. Mr. Davenport.
++On Friday died at his house in this town, John Westley, Esq; Mayor of this Borough for the present year; and which he likewise served in the year 1760, and each time discharged with great Honour and Integrity. On wednesday his remains were interred in St. Martin’s church. The Pall was supported by six Aldermen above the Chair in their scarlet gowns, preceded by the four Serjeants with their Maces reclined upon their arms; the large gilt Mace was covered with crape and carried in a like manner before Mr. Alderman Beale, senior Justice, immediately preceding the Corps.
++We have the pleasure to find, that the barbarous custom of throwing at Cocks on Shrove-tuesday, is entirely suppressed here by the vigilance of the Magistrates; and it were to be wished that the least vestige of so horrid a Custom, were no longer to be found in Britain.