Norfolk Voting Registers - 1734 Poll


Towns & Parishes beginning with P

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.


  (see also
  (Sea Palling)
  alias Patchley
  (see also
  Oxwick with Pattesley)
Pickenham, North
  [North Pickenham]
Pickenham, South
  [South Pickenham]
Plumstead, Great
  [Great Plumstead]
  (Plumstead Magna)
Plumstead, Little
  [Little Plumstead]
  (Plumstead Parva)
Poringland, East
  [East Poringland]
  (or Great Poringland)
Poringland, West
  [West Poringland]
  (or Little Poringland)
Potter Heigham
Pudding Norton
  see Norton, Pudding
Pulham St Mary Magdalen
  (or Pulham Market)
Pulham St Mary the Virgin

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

[Page 128]
Palgrave S. Green. H.     
Ules RichardGunthorp(e)

[Totals] 1100
Panxworth Wals. H.     
Stalworthy Edmund 

[Totals] 1100
Paston Tuns. H.     
Box BenjaminSharrington

Burroughs Richard    
Clayton Samuel   

Clayton William   

Dibell John   

Fisher John   

Neal Philip   

Neeve RobertPoringland  

Nockolds John   

[Totals] 1178
Patchley Land. H.     
Taylor JohnMunsley & P. (Mundesley)  

[Totals] 0011
Pawling Hap. H.
Poringland alias Porland
Fleming HenryYelverton

Gray RobertTrowse Newt(on)

Harper HenryEccles.  

Lubbock RichardColtishall

Mann Robert  

Manning Robert   
[Page 129]
Reeve Christopher 

Symonds Samuel  
Wade JohnDiss.

Woodrow BenjaminAntingham  

[Totals] 5743
Pentney Freb. L. H.     
Gately John   

[Totals] 0011
Pickenham, North.
(&) South. S. Green. H.
Fisher John, N.Raynham  

Hollman Thomas, N.W(est). Bradenham

Reaper John, N. 

Rolf Waters, Clerk. N. 

Smith William, S.Nvrthwold (Northwold) 

[Totals] 3421
Plumstead M(agna).
(&) P(arva). Blof. H.
Plumstead N. Erp. H.
Bishop John   

Custance JohnE(ast). Beckham  

Dicks Peter   

Elden William   

Golding Nicholas   

Greensmith Jacob   

Howman John   

Loyall Thomas   

Platting James   

Russel John, Clerk.   

[Totals] 001010
[Page 130]
Postwick Blof. H.     
Gent RichardSurlingham

Moss ThomasPlumstead

[Totals] 2200
Potter Heigham Hap. H.     
Callow AbrahamStalham

Empson RobertSutton

Flaxman John 

Gedge AdamFelmingham

Roe William 

[Totals] 5500
Pulham St M. Mag.
Pulham St M. the Virgin.
[Ears. H.]
Baker Richard 

Bays Benjamin   

Broom William, LL. D.   

Hill John 

Horn RobertO(ld). Buckenham

Horne Thomas 

Jennings ThomasS(outh). Lopham

Kerrison WilliamTharston

Matchett SamuelScottow

Ox AlexanderHarleston

Palgrave Aug. 

Reader Robert 

Rosier Peter   

Seaman Thomas 

Selth JosephRushall  

Simpson John 

Spalding John   

Swann John 

Wake ThomasDickleburg(h)

Worn Thomas   

[Totals] 141466


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. All the Hundreds and Candidates together with their abbreviations are to be found on the main 1734 Poll Book page.

Places with no voters

The following place :-   Pensthorpe 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 Whinburgh with no freehold entries but with the following :-

  • John Coleman, a Clerk (Clergyman) is under Hardingham (in Mitford Hundred) because he lives there but claims a vote because of a freehold in Whinburgh (Whinborough).

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

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