Norfolk: Voting Registers - 1734 Poll


Towns & Parishes beginning with A

A copy of the poll for the Knights of the Shire for the county of Norfolk, taken at Norwich, May 22, 1734 taken before William Woodley Esq., High Sheriff

The Towns are set in an alphabetical Order; and so are all the Freeholders under each Town.

Each Page consists of six Columns. The first contains the Names of the Resident Freeholders in each Town; the second, the Freeholds when different from the Place of Residency. The other four have the initial Letters of the Candidates Names set at Top, and the Black Lines drawn under them shew how every Freeholder voted.


This contains the following parishes where property was held. The names in brackets "()" are alternative spellings as used in the original poll book.


  (Acle alias Oakley)
Acre, South
  see South Acre
Acre, West
  see West Acre
Aldborough (Alborough)
Arminghall (Armingall)
Ashby with Oby
  see also Oby
Ashby St Mary
  (Ashwell Thorp)
Attleborough (Attleburgh)
Aylsham (Aylesham)

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

[Page 1]
Acle Wals. H. alias Oakley.     
Adkins John 

Baker Thomas 

Baspole FrancisUpton  

Dodd Thomas, Clerk. [See Note 1]Billoughby (Billockby)

Fitt William 

Gilbert John 

Jolley John 

Knights John 

Neeve JohnWickhampton

Pointer John, jun. 

Rippingall John, ClerkBoyton (Beighton)  

Smith James   

[Totals] 9933
Alborough N. Erp. H.
Alburgh Ears. H.
Bassingthwayte JamesDenton  

Bell Bartholomew   

Booty Nathaniel   

Broughton John 

Brock Edward   

Butchess John 

[Page 2]
Catlin Zachariah   

Corby Miles   

Crow John   

Evered Thomas   

Hurry John   

Johnson Robert   

Lambert JohnWickmere  

Lubbock Simon   

Ludbrook SamuelWortwell  

Ryder Clark   

Smith Robert   

Whiting JabezReddenhall (Redenhall)  

Whiting Jos.   

[Totals] 221717
Alby S. Erp. H. [See Note 2]     
Aldby Clav. H. [See Note 3]     
Bond Francis   

Burroughs Miles 

Carpenter William 

Clark RichardTwayte (Thwaite)  

Fox Thomas   

Goldsmith Robert   

Groom Isaac   

Harmer John   

Jewler Philip   

Johnson JohnWhitacre All St. (Wheatacre)

Language Samuel   

Overman Robert   

Palmer John 

Saunders RobertErpingham  

Smith William 

Woodrow Thomas 

[Totals] 661010
Alderford Eyns. H.     
Dewin MartinSwannington  

Hate JohnSwannington  

[Totals] 0022
[Page 3]
Alpington Lod. H.     
Wimer William 

[Totals] 1100
Anmer Freb. L. H.     
Greenwood RichardW(est). Rudham  

Houghton William, Clerk   

Philips GeorgeDenver  

[Totals] 0033
Antingham N. Erp. H.     
Bayfield Jos.   

Bayfield Thomas   

Capon John   

Capon William   

Elderton John   

Hunt RobertAlborough (Aldborough)  

Kemp William Esq; 

Read John 

Webb William, Clerk 

[Totals] 3366
Appleton Freb. L. H.     
Bell WilliamHockwold, &c.  

[Totals] 0011
Armingall Hens. H.     
Brereton WilliamHolm(e) Hale

Grey PeterStuddy (Stody?)  

[Page 4]
Marjoram CharlesCatton

Williams AbrahamBarford

[Totals] 3311
Ashby W. Fleg. H. [See Note 6]     
Norton George 

[Totals] 1100
Ashill Wey. H.     
Barnes Henry 

Cobb JohnHilburgh (Hilborough)

Maller Samuel 

Oldfield Robert 

Parnell Hugh 

Thompson James   

Wightman RobertGressenhall  

Young FrancisWeasenham

Ashwell Thorp Dep. H.     
Alymer JamesFundenhall

Blyth James 

Brown John 

Mayes Charles 

Moor James 

Turner John 

Ward Thomas   

[Totals] 6611
[Page 5]
Aslacton Dep. H.     
Arnold Roger 

Barton RichardShropham  

Horner Samuel   

Lincoln James 

Rivett Robert   

Smith John 

Warn John 

Wright RichardStratton

[Totals] 5533
Attlebridge Tav. H.     
Howse JamesBarnham

Knights Richard, Gent.   

[Totals] 1111
Attleburgh Shrop. H.     
Bardwell James 

Bickley Humphry, Clerk  
Blancher James 

Brown William   

Chapman Richard   

Clark John 

Cockle William   

Dover Robert 

Downes Thomas 

Freeman James 

Freeman John 

Godfrey George  
Grigson Robert, M. D. 

Grigson William, Gent.Bunwell

Harvey John 

Howlett Nicholas 

[Page 6]
Johnson John 

Knights John 

Leverington William 

Marjoram WilliamGreat Ellingham

Minns John 

Nobbs John 

Nobbs Stephen 

Odding FrancisOld Buckenham
Odding John 

Page Robert   

Pain William 

Peck Thomas 

Phillips William 

Ripper William 

Searles Samuel   

Shales John 

Stockton John   

Sursham John 

Sustinance Nicholas 

Taylor StephenGarboldisham

Taylor ThomasBesthorpe

Thains John   

Thorold William 

Tuffield AndrewBanham

Vines ThomasRockland

Webster William 

Watling Stephen 

[Totals] 343579
Aylmerton N. Erp. H.     
Hammond John   

Moneyman John   

[Totals] 0022
Aylesham S. Erp. H.     
Capon BenjaminHickling  

Cocks GeorgeColeby (Colby)  

[Page 7]
Curson RichardTuttington  

Drake JamesFilby
Ganning Samuel, ClerkHingham Bu.

Hart ThomasBuxton  

Jewell EdmundTrimmingham (Trimingham)  

Moy WilliamSwannington  

Peterson RobertAldborough  

Reynolds WilliamIngworth  

Scott Francis, Esq;Colthorp (Calthorpe)  

Soams HenryColeby (Colby)  

Soams JohnErpingham  

Spurrell RobertColeby (Colby)  

Swift ThomasMorley  

Watts WilliamBelaugh  

Wiggett BenjaminTuttington  

Woolsey BenjaminErpingham  

Wrench JonathanMetton  

Wright William   

[Totals] 211819


  • 1. Thomas Dodd was the Rector in 1730 of Billockby (West Flegg Hundred).
  • 2. Printing Error - Original said Aldby South Erpingham Hundred and has been corrected. Alby is situated 5 miles North of Aylsham.
  • 3. Printing Error - Original said Alby Clavering Hundred and has been corrected. Aldeby is situated 4 miles North-East of Beccles.
  • 4. All the Hundreds and Candidates together with their abbreviations are to be found on the main 1734 Poll Book page.
  • 5. In the transcription of the Poll Book the modern spelling of place names has been added in brackets "()" to many of the entries so that a search will find them.
  • 6. Surname spelling varied and below are some alternatives which are to be found in the other Norfolk Poll Books which may refer to the same families :- Bassingthwayte/Bassingwayte, Ludbook/Ludbrook, Rippingall/Rippengall

Places with no voters

The following places :- Alethorpe, Ashby St Mary, Ashmanhaugh and Ashwicken had no one who lived there and voted because of a freehold in the same place.

Note that many people still voted based on a freehold held elsewhere. An example of this is Ashmanhaugh with no entries but John Richards living in Tunstead voting because of a freehold there.

The Poll book continues with Towns and Parishes beginning with the letter B.

Towns and Parishes

The book contains the following (where "A" is Acle to Aylsham etc.):-

  Outside Norfolk (By County)Uncertainties

See also the main Voting page and the main 1734 Poll Book page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
January 2010