Norfolk Voting Registers - 1734 Poll


Towns & Parishes beginning with R

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.


Raynham, East
  [East Raynham]
Raynham, South
  [South Raynham]
Raynham, West
  [West Raynham]
  See Harleston cum Redenhall
Repps with Bastwick
  (Repps - W. Fleg. H.)
Repps, North
Repps, South
Ringstead, Great
  [Great Ringstead]
Ringstead Parva
Rising Wood
Rockland St. Mary
  (Henstead H.)
Rockland All Saints
  - with St. Andrew
  (Rockland All Sts Shropham H.)
  (Rockland St And. Shropham H.)
Rockland St. Peter
  (Wayland H.)
Rockland Tofts
  (Wayland H. -Note 3)
Roydon (near Diss)
Roydon (near King's Lynn)
Rudham, East
  [East Rudham]
Rudham, West
  [West Rudham]
Runcton Holme
Runcton, North
  [North Runcton]
Runcton, South
  [South Runcton]
Runton [East & West]
Ruston, East
  [East Ruston]
Ryburgh, Great
  [Great Ryburgh]
  (Ryburgh Magna)
Ryburgh, Little
  [Little Ryburgh]
  (Ryburgh Parva)
  (Rising Wood)

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

[Page 131]
Rackheath Tav. H.     
Cooper William 

Ellis Thomas 

Hunn William 

Moulton JohnBoyton (Beighton)


[Totals] 5500
Ranworth Wals. H.     
Adkins Robert 

Dove John   

Holmes Edmund   

Neech Thomas   

[Totals] 1133
Raveningham Clav. H.     
Castle Roger, Gent. 

Davis Samuel 

Kettle WilliamHadscoe (Haddiscoe)

Merryment John 

Mickleburgh John   

[Totals] 4411
Raynham's Gall. H.     
Bond Laurence, W.Hindringham  

Clements SamuelE. Deerham (East Dereham)  

Edge John, S.Kettlestone  

Edge Richard, S.   

Fenn William, E.W(est). Raynham  

Franklyn Edward, Clerk.   

Glover JohnTivetshall  

Green William, W.Hindringham  

Hunnock John, W.   

[Page 132]
Money EdwardStibbard  

Neale Peter, W.   

Neal Thomas, S.   

Pack William, W.Beeston  

Raby Henry, W.Rougham  

Samper Michael, W.   

Samper William, W.   

Smith Francis, W.   

Stringer Peter   

[Totals] 001818
Reedham Wals. H.     
Bullman Robert 

Carver ThomasRanworth

Layton ThomasSallhouse (Salhouse)  

Purdy William   

[Totals] 2222
Reepham Eyns. H.     
Bradfield JohnRingland

Breese Aug.Cardiston (Kerdiston)

Kelling Edmund 

Neal Henry 

St. John Francis, Clerk. 

Shinkin JohnEdgefield

Spicer ThomasFoulsham

Watts Robert 

Woodroff RobertTrowse  

Woods John 

[Totals] 9911
Repps { N. & S. } N. Erp. H.
Repps W. Fleg. H.
Abbot Thomas, Fleg. 

Annison Jos. S.   

Barnes Edward, Clerk. N.Felbridge (Felbrigg)  

Barton William, S.   

Battram Robert, S.Trimmingham (Trimingham)  

[Page 133]
Bell George, S.   

Bond John, S.   

Caston David, S.   

Caston John, N.   

Caston Jos. N.   

Chapman James, N.   

Church James, S.   

Church Thomas, S.   

Cock John, N.Sheringham  

Cubitt Thomas, S. 
Cully Robert, S.   

Dawson James, S.E. Ranton (East Runton)  

Drury Robert, S.   

Ellis Richard, N.   

Frary Jeremiah, N.Overstrand  

Golding John, N.Roughton  

Gray John, S.   

Gregory Robert, N.   

Howard Thomas, N.   

Howard William, N.   

Humphry Joshua, N.   

Knights Samuel, S.   

Love Thomas, S.   

Lubbock John, N.   

Mallows John, S.   

Martin Wormly, Clerk. S.   

Overton Robert, S.   

Pain Richard, N.   

Parnell Samuel, S.   

Playford John, N.   

Plumley Robert, N.   

Read John, N.   

Rice Frammingham, N. [See Note 1]Woodstow

Rockley John, S.   

Rush William, Fleg. 

Seagoe Robert   

Sparshall John, S.Welborne  

[Page 134]
Stanham Jos. N.   

Ulph John, S.   

[Totals] 434041
Reymerstone Mitt. H.     
Dalton Thomas, Clerk.Saxlingham

Filby Edward 

Grigson William 

Long Francis, Esq; 

Matchett Richard 

[Totals] 5500
Riddlesworth Guilt. H.     
Glascock EdmundMandeford (Mundford?)

[Totals] 1100
Ridlington Tuns. H.     
Harridge Nathanael [See Note 2]   

Pestle Robert 

Sharping John   

[Totals] 1122
Ringland Eyns. H.     
Fox RobertBale  

Miles Stephen   

Sherwood BartholomewWeston (Longville)

[Totals] 1122
Ringstead Smith H.     
Bunting Henry 

Dearnes Thomas 

Giles John 

Hall Thomas 

Moyce Timothy 

[Page 135]
Pickerell John 

Salter William 

Tyson John 

Wilson Edmund, Clerk. 

[Totals] 9900
Rising Wood Mitt. H.     
Belson JohnN(orth). Elmham

[Totals] 1100
Rockland Hens. H.
Rockland All Sts Shrop. H.
Rockland Tofts Wag. H.
Rockland St. And. Shrop. H.
Rockland St. Pet. Wag. H. [See Note 3]
Barham Robert, G. All Sts.   

Barnes William, All Sts.   

Beals William, St. And. 

Clarke Henry, All Sts.Shropham  

Cockle Ralph, St. Pet.L(ittle). Ellingham

Crisp William, St. Pet. 

Forster John, All Sts. 

Gent Richard, Hens. 

Greengrass Thomas, Hens. 

Hall John, St. Pet. 

Harrold Edward, Tofts.   

Hickleton Robert, J. 

Howse Christopher, St. Pet. 

Howse John, St. Pet.Roudham

Land Edward, All Sts.   

Lillestone Thomas, St. Pet.   

Lock John, St. Peter.L(ittle). Ellingham

Lock Thomas, St. And. 

Manfield James, All Sts. 

Nunn John, St. Pet. 

Rednall Henry, St. And. 

Rednall Anthony, All Sts. 

[Page 136]
Salter William, Gent. All S. 

Slight Anthony, All Sts.   

Smith John, T. 

Springall Thomas, All Sts.Banham

Trivey Joseph, T.   

Trivey Timothy, T.   

Turner John, St. Peters.G(reat). Ellingham  

[Totals] 191999
Rollesby W. Fleg. H.     
Collins Edmund 

Cook Robert 

Duck Daniel 

Duck Charles 

Hunn John 

Johnson John   

Mapes Leonard, Esq; 

Newby RalphYarmouth

Preston John 

Rowe RobertMartham

Churchill ThomasRollesby

Russell William 

Saffery WilliamMartham

Somes RichardG(reat). Ormesby

Swathurn Robert 

Tilney JohnMartham

[Totals] 151511
Roudham Shrop. H.     
Jenny Robert 

Prick James 

[Totals] 2200
Rougham Land. H.     
North Roger, Esq; 

Scott HenryBrancaster

Sheer Stephen 
[Totals] 3210
[Page 137]
Roughton N. Erp. H.     
Bond John   

Golding Samuel   

Hacon Robert   

Haskins Charles **Coleby (Colby)    
Larwood Francis 

Larwood Francis   

Larwood Francis    
Laurence William   

Marshall John   

Miller Edmund   

Smith John   

Talbot Thomas   

Tayleure John, Clerk.Alburgh  

[Totals] 111011
Royden Dyss H. and
Freb. Lynn H.
Allen Christopher 

Baxter Francis, D. 

Blake Robert, Gent. D.Boughton

Grigson ThomasHardingham

Searank Rookwood, Clerk. 

Wainforth Richard, D. 

[Totals] 6600
Rudham's E. W. Gall. H.     
Anderson William, E.   

Brett Thomas, E.   

Brewster Robert, E.Garboldisham

Brooks Robert   

Brown Robert, E.   

Bunn John, W.   

Daniel John, W.   

Dye Joseph   

Foster John, E.   

Greenwood William, W.E(ast). Rudham  

Hammond John   

[Page 138]
Hawking Thomas, E.   

Howard Thomas, E.   

Jackson Edmund, E.   

Jermyn William   

Loades William   

Mott CharlesN. Creak (North Creake)  

Pearce John, E.   

Playford Robert, E.   

Rethborne William, E.   

Shall Edmund, E.   

Smith Edward, W.   

Smith John, E.   

Spencer Robert, Clerk.   

Wacey Jonathan, W.   

[Totals] 112424
Runcton, North Freb. L. H.
Runcton Holme Clack. H.
Banfield James, Clerk.   

Breeze John   

Brightmere Jos.Sheringham  

Carter Robert, N.S. Wooton (South Wootton)  

Green John   

Harrison RobertSheringham  

Hepburn George, M.D.Hockwold cum W(ilton).  

Howell Henry   

Jenkins Thomas, Clerk. 

Johnson RichardGresham  

Pearsey William, N.   

Pearson Thomas, Esq;   

Plane James, N.N. Wooten (North Wootton)  

Righthouse Nicholas, N.Wiggenhall St. G(ermain).

Roberts William, H.Crimplesham

Rook Christopher   

Sheene Thomas, N.L(ittle). Dunham

Smith John 

Smith Stephen, N.   

Strangleman Robert   

[Page 139]
Woodrow Thomas   

Wrathall Thomas, N.K(ing)'s Lynn

[Totals] 661615
Runhall Fore. H.     
Jecks Robert 

Jecks ThomasHardingham

Money John   

Spore HenryDeepham (Deopham)

[Totals] 3311
Runham E. Fleg. H.     
Brown Philip 

Buxton Robert 

English WilliamYarmouth

Grimer William 

[Totals] 4400
Rushall Ears. H.     
Downing Francis   

Foulger Samuel 

Gower Thomas 

Lord RichardNeedham

Mayhew Laurence 

Ording John 

Runcres WilliamShelfhanger (Shelfanger)

Whale Thomas 

[Totals] 7711
Rushforth Guilt. H.     
Beales BenjaminThetford

[Totals] 1100
Ruston Clack. H.
Ruston East. Hap. H.
Burton Thomas, E. 

Bland Robert, E.   

Chamberlain John, E. 

Cork John, E.Barton  

[Page 140]
Durrell John, E.   

Durrell John, Jun. E.   

Gaze Robert, E.   

Hods John, E.   

Kirstead Daniel, E.   

Mason John, E. 

Myhill Samuel, E. 

Postle Samuel, E.Ingham  

Pratt Roger, Esq; 

Storken John, E.   

Watts John, E. 

Weeds John, E.   

Wiggs Samuel, E.Happisburgh  

[Totals] 661111
Ryburgh { M.
& P. } Gall. H.
Bastard Edward, P. 

Broom John, P. 

Gibbs William, M. 

Harvey Thomas, M. 

Meck William, M. 

Meck Thomas 

Meck Thomas, Jun. 

Parker John, P.Walsingham

Phocard William, M.Foulsham

Pretheroe William, M.E. Brandenham
( East Bradenham )

Riches John, M. 

Searle Robert 

Seppings Edward 

[Totals] 131300


  • 1. Woodstow could be Woodton or___?
  • 2. "Harridge" appears to have been corrected in ink as "Harris"?
  • 3. "Wag. H." = "Wayland Hundred". "Rockland Tofts" is an alias for Rockland All Saints.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Entries marked "**" had no votes printed against them.
  • 6. 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 places :-     Roxham, South Runcton, and Runton 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 S.

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