Norfolk Voting Registers - 1734 Poll


Towns & Parishes beginning with M

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.


Massingham, Great
  [Great Massingham]
  (Massingham, Magna)
Massingham, Little
  [Little Massingham]
  (Massingham, Parva)
Mattishall Burgh
  see Burgh - Mattishall
Melton Constable
Melton, Great
  [Great Melton]
  (Melton, Magna)
Melton, Little
  [Little Melton]
  (Melton, Parva)
Morley St Botolph
Morley St Peter
  (Mourning Thorp)
Moulton St Mary
Moulton St Michael
  (& All Saints)

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

[Page 106]
Mannington S. Erp. H.     
Bartram JamesS(outh). Repps  

[Totals] 0011
Marham Clack. H.     
Brooks EdmundShouldham

Cockson Richard 

[Page 107]
Cousin John 

Goodbody Mathew   

Pidgeon JohnDenver

Slapp Francis 

Smith WilliamShouldham  

Thundes John 

[Totals] 6622
Markshall Humb. H.     
Gent RichardFrammingham (Framingham)

[Totals] 1100
Marlingford Fore. H.     
Alanson James, Clerk 

Life Philip, Esq;   

[Totals] 1111
Marsham S. Erp. H.     
Andrews WilliamHeverland (Haveringland)  

Bare RobertBuxton

Berney John 

Harvey William, Clerk   

Henson GeorgeHaveningham (Heveningham)

Jeckell RobertHaveningham (Heveningham)  

Lubbock Roger   

[Totals] 3344
Martham W. Fleg. H.     
Beare William 

Bland William   

Burraway ChristopherRepps

Creasey Benjamin 

Creasey William 

Gymer Benjamin 

Lacey Robert 

Littleboy John 

Littleboy Robert 

Margerson John 

Meckay William, ClerkFishley  

[Page 108]
Page WilliamHemsby

Riches John   

Rust Samuel   

Savage James, Clerk 

Smith Henry 

Sutfield Robert 

[Totals] 131344
Massingham { Mag. } Freb.
                 { Par. } L. H.
Brown William, Clerk. M.   

Carr John, M.   

Clark Thomas, M.   

Collings John, M.   

Daws William, M.   

Earle Laurence, M.   

Everett John, Mag.   

Green John, M.   

Mills Allan, Par.Fincham

Page Robert, M.   

Parkin John   

Steward Thomas, P.Wretton

Webber John, M.Shipdam (Shipdham)  

Whitby Thomas, M.   

[Totals] 221212
Matlaske N. Erp. H.     
Gunton DennisWickmere  

Learner Edward   

Miller RobertT(own). Barningham
(Barningham Winter)

Palmer RichardWickmere  

Springall RichardBodham  

Whitaker Richard   

[Totals] 1155
Mattishall Mit. H.     
Aggs John   

Bertram JohnS(outh). Repps

Chamberlain Colvy   

[Page 109]
Curson Young, Sen. 

Curson Young, Jun.Yaxham

Dymes Robert 

Eade Robert 

Gallant Bendish 

Gap JohnFeltwell

Gooch Edmund   

Hewett John   

Holyday John   

Howlett John   

Howlett ThomasHardingham

Inyon Thomas, Clerk 

Isbells William   

Kendale Richard 

Norton Matthew 

Oxwith JohnM. Deerham (Market
or East Dereham)

Repps John, Esq; 

Scott NicholasYaxham 
Utting Samuel 

[Totals] 141578
Mautby E. Fleg. H.     
Cross GeorgeAcle

Lucas Richard Gay, ClerkFilby  

Pettingall JohnOrmesby

[Totals] 2211
Melton Constable Holt. H.
Mag. Parva. Humb. H.
ASTLEY Sir PHILIP, Bart. C.   

Astley Philip, C.Foulsham &c.  

Brandon John, P. Clerk 

Carter William, P. 

Clark Thomas, P.Mattishall B(urgh).

Farmer William, C.Sedgeford

Farrow John, M. 

Lombe Edward, Esq; M.  
Potter Robert, Con.Barney

[Page 110]
Rackham Charles, P. 

Selth William, M. Clerk. 

Smith Thomas, Mag. 

Tunney Henry, M.E(ast). Tuddenham

Tunney John, M.E(ast). Tuddenham

Woodcock Francis, M.   

[Totals] 111233
Mendham Ears. H.     
Bayly Christopher 

Bayly Martin, Clerk 

Drury Anthony, Esq; 

Freston William, Esq;   

Goldspink John   

Penson John, Sen. 

Sadler John   

[Totals] 4433
Merton Way. H.     
Dalton SamuelCarbrook(e)

Duffield Jos.Tottington

Greengrass John 

Houtchin JohnE(ast). Bradenham  

Ewen William, ClerkOvington

[Totals] 4411
Methwold Grim. H.     
Bird Robert   

Bovell Charles   

Bovell Philip 

Butter Thomas 

Butterworth JohnHapton

Clark Richard 

Coats John 

Constable William 

Crane ThomasWyndham (Wymondham)  

Daws Andrew 

Daws Andrew 

Drinkmilk William 

[Page 111]
Ellingham Barnaby 

Flatt Andrew 

Flatt John 

Folthorpe Stephen   

Ford John 

Ford Joseph 

Horn James, Jun. 

Horn RichardWearham (Wereham)

Hubbard Thomas 

Humphry John 

Laurence John 

Laurence Samuel 

Nurse Thomas 

Peek Thomas   

Philips John   

Rumball Thomas 

Rumball Thomas 

Rumball William   

Rushbrook Robert, Clerk 

Scotting William 

Theobald Philip 

Wortley Thomas   

Wright Abraham 

Wright Richard 

Young Benjamin 

Young Richard 

[Totals] 303088
Metton Erp. H. [See Note 5]     
Wrench Jonathan, Jun. ClMoulton S(t). Mich(ael).  

[Totals] 0011
Middleton Freb. L. H.     
Bayfield ThomasAntingham  

Fish Henry, Clerk   

Guybon ThomasDenver  

Guybon John   

Holmes Edward   

[Page 112]
Howes WilliamRoxhall  

Vincent Thomas   

[Totals] 0077
Mileham Land. H.     
Claxton Richard 

Cliffin JohnN(orth). Elmham

Davy Edward 

Grice ThomasLutcham (Litcham)

Ladley Sankey 

Lincoln JohnL(ittle). Fransham

Ward Charles, Clerk 

[Totals] 7700
Morley's Fore. H.     
Bennett Benjamin, St. P.   

Duncan WilliamWyndham (Wymondham)  

Raven Robert 

Stacey BenjaminWyndham (Wymondham)  

Stephenson John, St. P.   

Stephenson Thomas, St. B. 

[Totals] 2244
Morston Holt. H.     
Coe Joshua   

Daws Robert   

Funnell John   

Howlden John   

Powditch Benjamin   

Wace Richard   

[Totals] 0066
Morton Eyns. H.     
Helwys William, Esq;   

Murrell JohnWeston (Longville)  

Sheringham JamesFelthorp(e)  

[Totals] 0033
[Page 113]
Moulton Blof    }
Moulton all Sts & } H.
St. Mich. Dep.  } [See Note 1]
Aldis Andrew   

Buxton Miles   

Chamberlain William 
Hasbert Peter   

Hensby Henry   

Mire Nicholas   

Mollett JohnHalvergate  

Nudd Thomas   

Reyner HenryBoyten (Boyton)  

Shingales ThomasAcle  

Vincent Thomas   

Wiseman Edward 
[Totals] 201012
Mourning Thorp. Dep. H.     
Howes John, Esq;   

[Totals] 0011
Mulbarton, Humb. H.     
Brewster William, Gent.Felmingham

Kent John 

Turner John, Sen.   

Turner John, Jun.   

[Totals] 2222
Mundford Grim. H.     
Harrison Henry, Clerk.   

Hodson Thomas   

Howes Jos.Hilburgh (Hilborough)  

Pattle ThomasBarton Bend(ish)

Tuddenham John   

[Totals] 1144
[Page 114]
Mundham Lod. H.     
Buckenham JohnSurlingham

Copping Samuel 

Green George 

Grimmer John 

Grimmer RobertThorp By Had(iscoe).

Kerrison John [See Note 3]Alby Toft

Lee JohnTunstall

Waller John 

[Totals] 8800
Munsley N. Erp. H.     
Bacon Henry   

Barham JamesKnapton  

Collins William   

Pratt Samuel   

Saul GabrielGimmingham (Gimingham)  

Smith Thomas   

Taylor Nicholas   

Worts Clement   

[Totals] 0088


  • 1. Moulton (Blof) is actually in Walsham Hundred.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Alby Toft is possibly Aldeby which is near Toft Monks?
  • 4. All the Hundreds and Candidates together with their abbreviations are to be found on the main 1734 Poll Book page.
  • 5. Metton is actually in North Erpingham Hundred.

Places with no voters

The following place :-
  Mintlyn 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 Mattishall Burgh with no freehold entries but with the following :-

  • Joseph Young is under Whitwell (in Eynsford Hundred) because he lives there but claims a vote because of a freehold in Mattishall Burgh.
  • Christopher Tooley is under North Elmham (in Launditch Hundred) because he lives there but claims a vote because of a freehold in Mattishall Burgh.
  • Thomas Clark is under Little Melton (Melton Parva) in Humbleyard Hundred, because he lives there but claims a vote because of a freehold in Mattishall Burgh.

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

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