Western Times, 24 January 1835, p2 col2
A General Election was taking place during January and February* of 1835. At about the same date Mr Wilson also wrote to the Western Times, claiming that he had been offered £30 by a member of Mr Palmer's committee not to vote for Mr Lushington. John Jennings, the chairman of the committee, wrote a strong denial in reply.
The editor noted that this was one person's word against another's, and that it was 'very possible' that the committee would not have offered a bribe. He added, however, that 'it is by no means certain that some of his friends did not resort to the disgraceful practice.'
Western Times 7 February 1835, p4 col3
* There was not one single day for voting at this time.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835_United_Kingdom_general_election - accessed 06-08-2023
The Western Times 2 Sept 1843, p2, col5
It seems likely that John married Grace Bastow in Exeter in the March quarter of 1844.
Woolmer's Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, 25 April 1846, p2, col5
Grace Wilson, 59, was a visitor in West Street at the time of the 1851 census. A brush maker's widow, she had been born in Ashburton.
1851 census HO107, piece no. 1871, folio 318, p10
Grace Wilson, the relict of J Wilson, brushmaker, died at Ashburton in September 1859. She was 67.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 6 October 1859, p4 col6