Norfolk Voting Registers - 1734 Poll


Towns & Parishes beginning with W

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.


Wallington cum Thorpland
Walpole St. Andrew
  (Walpole St. And.)
Walpole St. Peter
  (Walpole St. Pet.)
Walsham, North
  [North Walsham]
Walsham, South
  [South Walsham]
Walsingham, Great
  [Great Walsingham]
  (Walsingham Magna)
Walsingham, Little
  [Little Walsingham]
  (Walsingham Parva)
Walton, East
  [East Walton]
Walton, West
  [West Walton]
Warham All Saints
Warham St Mary
Weasenham All Saints
Weasenham St Peter
West Acre
Weston Longville
Wheatacre All Saints
  see also Burgh Wheatacre
Wiggenhall St German
Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen
Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin
Wiggenhall St Peter
Wilton see
  Hockwold cum Wilton
Winch, East
  [East Winch]
Winch, West
  [West Winch]
Witchingham, Great
  [Great Witchingham]
  (Witchingham Magna)
Witchingham, Little
  [Little Witchingham]
  (Witchingham Parva)
Witton - (near Blofield)
Witton - (near North Walsham)
Wood Dalling
  see Dalling, Wood
Wood Norton
  see Norton, Wood
  see Rising, Wood
Wootton, North
  [North Wootton]
  (Wooton, North)
Wootton, South
  [South Wootton]
  (Wooton, South)
Wormegay (Wormgay)
Wretham, East
  [East Wretham]
Wretham, West
  [West Wretham]

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

[Page 173]
Wacton al. Wroughton
Dep. H.
Cock Samuel 

Ellis Benjamin 

Howse HenryAldby (Aldeby)

[Page 174]
Mallom John   

Tyrrell Richard 

Youngs RobertTharston

[Totals] 5511
Walcott Hap. H.     
Godfrey John   

Pestle Richard   

[Totals] 0022
Walpole { St. Pet. } Freb.
Walpole { St And. } M. H.
Ashley John, St. P. 

Coleburne Thomas, St. And. 

Coney Edwin, Esq;   

Coult Francis, St. P.   

Coult Robert   

Dowse Richard   

Faulkner Henry, St. P.   

Gaze Robert, St. P. 

Hobart John, St. P.   

Ingram John, St. And.   

Little Thomas, St. P. 

Pointer Thomas, St. P.Outwell

Pointer William, St. P.Outwell  

Rawlin Martin, St. P.Terrington St. Cl(ement).

Richer John, St. P.   

Scott Matthew, St. P. 

Smith Humphry, St. P. 

Vacey Robert, St. P. 

Woods Anthony, St. P.   

[Totals] 991010
Walsham { N. Tuns. } H.
Walsham { S. Wals. } H.
Appleton Samuel, S.Tunstead  

Backworth John, S.Blofield  

Bacon William, N. 

Bacon William, N.Paston  

[Page 175]
Barnes Stephen, N.Skeyton

Blomfield Francis, N.Attleburgh (Attleborough)

Bunn Samuel, N.Smallburgh

Burrell Thomas, S.Ranworth

Callow John, N.   

Colls Thomas, N. 

Cooper Thomas, Esq; N.Yarmouth

Diamond Thomas, S. 

Durrant William, N.Honingham

England Robert, S.Chedgrave

Feston Abraham, S. 

Gallant John, Clerk. N.Bradfield

Gimmingham William, S. 

Groom William, N.   

Harrold Edward, S. 

Helmesley Martin, N.Foulsham  

Hindle William, S.Acle

Jarmey Francis, N. 

Jefferys Thomas, N. Clerk.   

Jolly Thomas, N.   

Kendall John, Esq; N. 

King Henry, N.Oxnead  

Lemon Francis, N.Dilham

Love John, N. 
Lubbock John, N. 

Lutt Thomas, N. 

Lynes Samuel, N.Bacton  

Lyng Benjamin, S. Clerk. 

Mitchell William, S. 

Moor John, N.   

Moor Thomas, N.   

Moss Robert, N.Happisburgh

Palmer Owen, N.Seething

Pointer John, S.   

Pull Thomas, N. 

Ransham John, N.Felmingham  

Read Matthew, N.Cawston  

Read Robert, S.Winterton

[Page 176]
Reed Robert, S.Winterton

Richer John, S.Walcott

Shreeve John, N. 

Smith John, N.Worstead

Spenton William, N. 

Starr Edmund, N. 

Tanner Jos. N.Witton

Teasden Philip, N.   

Turner John, St. Lau..S(outh). Walsham St. M  

Tyler Samuel, N. 

Withers John, N. 

Westgate Edmund, S. 

Wilson William, S. 

[Totals] 38371718
Walsingham { M. } N. Green. H.
Walsingham { P. } N. Green. H.
Andrews Henry   

Berrisford John   

Bircham Philip, P.   

Bond John   

Chapman John   

Clarke JohnO. Wals. (Old
or Great Walsingham)

Creed John   

Curb Samuel, M. 

Currington Thomas, M.   

Farrer William, O. 

Fassett John, P.W. Mag.
(Great Walsingham)

Franklyn Thomas   

Frary John, Mag. 

Grove Matthew   

Hill John   

Johnson EdwardHoughton  

Long Peter   

Minns SamuelGuyton (Gayton)  

Money Martin, P.Brimminham (Briningham)  

Nicholas John   

Olley John, O. 

Parker John 

[Page 177]
Platfoot William   

Roberts Henry, Cl.   

Schuldam FrancisHoughton  

Shorten William, O.Kettlestone  

Spence John, P. 

Taylor John, O. 

Tompson Joshua, Cl.N. Basham
(North Barsham)

Warner Lee, Esq;   

Woods Robert   

Wordingham Henry, P.   

Wordingham John, P.Wells  

Worship John   

Yaxley William, New. [See Note 3]   

[Totals] 772828
Walsoken Freb. M. H.     
Darkins Thomas   

Harrison James   

Holderness JeremiahO(ld). Lynn  

Ingram William   

Primatt WilliamW(est). Walton  

Spring JamesEmneth  

Thacker JohnW(est). Walton  

White Christopher   

Wilson Joseph   

[Totals] 0099
Walton, E. Freb. L. H.
Walton, W. Freb. M. H.
Baker James, W.   

Barber Wainright, W.   

Coe Christopher, W.   

Faulkner Richard   

Fisher George, W.   

Harrison William, E. 

Howard Robert, W.   

[Page 178]
Johnson Thomas, W.   

Rudd Thomas, W.Walpole St. And(rew).  

Wilson John, E. 

[Totals] 2288
Warham N. Green. H.     
Allen Anthony   

Burdon William   

Catton Thomas   

Smith Cornelius   

Smith WilliamStiffcay (Stiffkey)  

Spanton JohnSalthouse  

Well John, Clerk.   

Yarram Robert   

[Totals] 0088
Watlington Clak. H.     
Bowman SamuelEasemore (Eastmore?)  

Cock Robert   

Fisen Henry   

Fawsett Hor. Clerk. 

Greenacre William   

Leggett FrancisNorthwold  

Moyes Jos.   

Oliver JohnBrancaster  

Palmer William   

[Totals] 1188
Watton Wayl. H.     
Barker Peter 

Brett John 

Candler William 

Clark RobertStow Bedon

Clements ThomasGt. Watton

Downing John 

Fletcher JohnE(ast). Harling

Jessop FrancisW(est). Bradenham

Johnson WilliamSaham (Saham Toney)

Lincoln John 

[Page 179]
Martin James   

Miles JeremiahThetford

Muston John 

Pigg Thomas, Clerk.   

Spurrell John 

Stalworthy ThomasHale (Holme Hale?) 

Young EdwardAshwell (Ashwellthorpe)

[Totals] 141532
Waxham Hap. H.     
Cubitt BenjaminRidlington  

[Totals] 0011
Wayborne Holt. H.     
Bull GeorgeCromer   
Cook William 

Haselyp CloudeslyW(est). Beckham  

Youngs ThomasKelling Sher.  

[Totals] 1123
Weasenham {All Sts.
& St. Pet. } Land. H.
Andrews Thomas, S. P. 

Baly John, All Sts. 

Billing Henry, All Sts. 
Carr John, All Sts. 
Davy John, St. P.N(orth). Creak(e)  

Franklyn John, St. P. Clerk. 

Howard Thomas, St. P. 

Jackson Richard   

Kent John, St. P. 

Kent William, St. Pet.   

Moulton Nathaniel, St. P. 

Wilson Wenn, St. P. 

[Totals] 9753
[Page 180]
Wearham Clack. H.     
Adamson Christopher, Sen. 
Child JohnS(outh). Creak(e)  

Cook WilliamBeckham

Day William   

Dethick John, Esq; 

Fyson Thomas   

Miles John 

[Totals] 4334
Weeting Grim. H.     
Cock John   

Cook Robert   

Hawes Roger, D.D. 

Jacob Simon   

Knights John   

Miller William   

Tilbrooke Nicholas   

[Totals] 1166
Welborne Fore. H.     
Cropley ThomasDeerham (Dereham)

Edwards JohnYaxham

Graver JamesWhitwell  

Liddelow William   

[Totals] 2222
Wellingham Land. H.     
Shreeve Peter 

Smith William 

[Totals] 2200
Wells N. Green. H.     
Allen John   

Anger Francis   

Baker John   

Baker Robert   

[Page 181]
Bate Robert   

Beeton Henry   

Bell Hugh   

Black John   

Bream Christopher 

Buck JohnHales  

Buck William   

Buckler John   

Buckler John, Sen.   

Buckler William   

Cranfield John   

Curtis Robert   

Dunn ThomasNorton  

Dunham William   

Everet Nicholas   

Flaxman Robert   

Freston Jeremiah   

Furnis James   

Gardner Francis   

Green John   

Hackett Richard   

Hall King   

Halsey John   

Harrison John   

Harrison Thomas   

Harvey Richard   

Haycock John   

Heydon Clement   

Heydon Robert   

Heydon Robert   

Holyday William   

Howell Jos.   

Howlin CharlesNorthwold  

Humphry DanielTwyford  

Johns Matthew   

Kain JohnFincham  

King Henry   

Kinney Stephen   

[Page 182]
Kittwood William   

Knatts David   

Magnus Richard   

Maikin William   

Markant KendallWyndham (Wymondham)  

Mase Michael   

Mattsell Robert   

Meakins John   

Mendham James   

Miller Robert   

Murrer James 

Newark William   

Ord Mileford   

Oughton Edward   

Oxburgh Edward   

Oxenborough John   

Peckover Edmund   

Peirson John   

Penthey William   

Potts Thomas   

Reader Thomas   

Rous Francis   

Sadler Thomas   

Seel JohnL(ittle). Snoring  

Shoting John   

Smith Benjamin   

Smith Richard   

Springold Richard, Clerk.   

Story Robert   

Tann Thomas   

Thurlton Matthew   

Tidd Hugh   

Tompson Robert   

Turner Thomas, Clerk.Thelton (Thelveton)  

Ward Jos.S(outh). Creak(e)  

Worthey Richard   

Webber Richard   

Wells Richard   

Wells William   

[Page 183]
Woodrow Henry   

Wright John   

[Totals] 228181
Welney Clack. H.     
Bert Thomas   

Coles WilliamUpwell

Newdick John 

Scott Gabriel 

Scott John 

Smart BenjaminUpwell

Wright Thomas 

[Totals] 6611
Wendling Land. H.     
Hammond John 

Leigh JohnL(ittle). Fransham

Wright HenryL(ittle). Fransham

[Totals] 3300
West Acre Freb. L. H.     
Bayley George   

Goodson Edmund 

Wigan JohnE(ast). Walton

[Totals] 2211
Weston Eyns. H.     
Andrews ChristopherBintry

Andrews Miles   

Brett John 

Bunn William   

Bydwell Samuel   

Capps RobertN(orth). Tuddenham

Dunnell Henry 

Fuller Jos.Wortwell

Hardingham Peter   

Hook Thomas 

Kemp EdwardBurnham

[Page 184]
Rookwood William   

Thorn RobertWitchingham P(arva).
(Little Witchingham)

Tuttle Thomas 

Youngs Thomas 

[Totals] 101055
Westwick Tuns. H.     
Pully Thomas 

[Totals] 1100
Wheatacre All Sts. St. Pet.
          Clav. H.
Childerhouse Robert, All S.Norton

Chittleburgh Richard 

Gwavas John, All Sts. Cl. 

[Totals] 3300
Whitsonsett Land. H.     
Allison Thomas 

Bedingfield James, LL. D.. 

Bower John   

Burway Christopher   

Bussett Robert   

Dix JamesW_lpole (Walpole)

Hardyman Robert   

Helsden Thomas   

Miles Paul 

Raven Robert 

Seppings RobertFakenham

Skinner William 

Smith Robert   

[Totals] 7766
Whitwell Eyns. H.     
Breese Jos.   

Ives James 

Leeds ClementCardistone (Kerdiston)

Leeds Stephen 

Leeds Stephen, Jun. 

[Page 185]
Park William   

Rodham James 

Young JosephMatis. Burgh (Mattishall Burgh)

[Totals] 6622
Wickhampton Wals.H.     
Heath Robert 

Heath Robert 

Pearce WilliamHalvergate

[Totals] 3300
Wicklewood Fore. H.     
Bale William   

Bale William 

Coleman John 

Harpley Samuel 

Hawes William 

Hutson JamesWyndham (Wymondham)

Randall ThomasWyndham (Wymondham)  

Stephenson John 

Thilthorp JohnWyndham (Wymondham)

[Totals] 7722
Wicklingham Hens. H.     
Sparle WilliamScole

[Totals] 1100
Wickmere S. Erp. H.     
Busell Peter   

Firmsby William   

Smith Richard   

[Totals] 0033
Wighton N. Green. H.     
Bedingfield Christopher, Esq;   

Brunton Thomas   

Cooper Richard   

Green Thomas   

[Page 186]
Harrison John   

Jell William   

Leverington Simon   

May RobertHindringham  

Nisbert Robert   

Porter Robert   

Shirley James   

Shirley Thomas   

Sillis Thomas   

Smith Thomas   

Wigg RichardE. Basham (East Barsham)  

Wright ThomasWyndham (Wymondham)  

Wright WilliamE. Basham (East Barsham)  

[Totals] 001717
Wiggenhall St. Ger.   St. Marys.
  St. Mary Mag.   St. Peters.
        Freb. M. H.
Barker Jos. St. M. Clerk.   

Bayly William, St. Germ.   

Chadd William, St. Germ. 

Child Richard, St. Germ.Southgate (?)  

Cock James, St. Mary.Weeting  

Fletcher Edward, St. M. M. 

Garner William, St. G.   

Harwick Edmund, S. M.   

Hurson Thomas, St. M. M.   

Keymer Robert, St. M. M. 

Presgrave Russell, St. G.   

Robinson Henry, Clerk.   

Saunders William, St. G.   

Swann John, St. M. M.   

Whisler William, St. M. M.Watlington  

Woodward Henry, St. M. M.   

[Totals] 331313
[Page 187]
Wilby Shrop. H.     
Gayner John 

Grub RobertTibenham

Palmer RichardCarlton road
(Carleton Rode)

[Totals] 3300
Wimbottisham Clack. H.     
Basham Edmund   

Taylor Enoch 

Wilkinson William 

Wiseman JohnMethwold

[Totals] 3311
Winch, E. W. Freb.
        Lynn H.
Hart Edward, W.Foulden  

[Totals] 0011
Winfarthing Dyss H.     
Blyth JohnShelfanger

Edwards JohnBrissingham (Bressingham)

Philips John, Clerk.   

Philips JohnWortwell

Smith RobertN(ew). Buckenham

[Totals] 4411
Witchingham M.
P. Eyns. H.
Bookey Sacheverel, Cl.   

Breeze Robert 

Brett BenjaminMorley Swan. (Swanton Morley)

[Page 188]
Dewing William, P.Wood Dawling
(Wood Dalling)

Norris John, Esq; M. 

Park Thomas, M. 

Peterson James 

[Totals] 6611
Witton Blof. H. and
Tuns. H.
Barnes Thomas, B.Blofield

Cork John 

Deker Jos. 

Drake Robert 

Drake William 

Elgood Robert   

Nockols John 

Parrant Thomas 

Potter SamuelHolt  

Roe WilliamHickling  

Seale WilliamFreethorp(e)
Smith John, B.Plumstead

[Totals] 9843
Wiveton Holt. H.     
Anderson SamuelSnoring  

Braddock Henry 

Coxon Thomas 

Forby William   

Garrett William   

Kendall John 

Lawson William   

Smith John 

Smith Philip 

[Totals] 5544
[Page 189]
Wood Bastwick Wal.
Bunsdale William   

Copeman GeorgeBurlingham  

Davy Robert   

[Totals] 0033
Woolterton S. Erp. H.     
Bayfield HenryReepham  

Johnson Clement   

Purdy Edmund   

[Totals] 0033
Wooton Lod. H.
Wooton N. S. Freb.
Lynn Hund.
Andrews William, N.   

Bird Edmund, N.   

Dixon Andrew, N.Yaxham  

Dring Richard, Lod.Mulbarton

Earbury Matthew, Cl. Lod. 

Godbold Thomas, Lod.Redenhall

Green John, Cl. S.   

Groom Henry, Lod.Thurlton

Jermyn James, Lod. 

Jermyn Jos. Lod.Tasburgh

Mann John, Lod.Topcroft

Mann John, Lod.Topcroft

Palgrave Philip, S.   

Rogers Roger, Lod. 

Stebbings John, Lod. 

Suckling Robert, Esq; 

Suckling Denzil, Esq; 

[Page 190]
Thurlow John, N.   

Trickner Edward 

[Totals] 131366
Wormgay Clac. H.     
Barham William   

Kinderley John   

[Totals] 0022
Worstead Tuns. H.     
Barber Robert [See Note 1,2]   

Berney William, Clerk.Stokesby  

Cousen Jeremiah [See Note 1,2] 

Cully John   

Gaze JohnE(ast). Ruston  

Gilbert RogerStrumpshaw

Ramsby Thomas   

Short John   

Steward William   

Thirtle Thomas, Sen.   

Thurston William   

Tinker Richard    
Tinkler ThomasBlofield

Tuck Jos.   

Warnes BenjaminCaister Yar(mouth).

Wells ThomasWickmere  

Wright Thomas 

[Totals] 551112
Worthing Land. H.     
Hall Robert 

Margetson Gilbert 

Mills William 

[Totals] 3300
Wortwell Ears. H.     
Aldhouse John 

Cockerill Robert 

Cornbyne Jonathan   

[Page 191]
Crane Richard 

Cropton Daniel 

Goate EdwardThurlton

Gower Samuel 

Ludbrook Edmund   

Pain Henry   

Proctor Lewis 

Rivett Crashfield   

Rivett Isaac   

Say John   

Sparke John   

Taylor John   

Taylor SamuelAlburgh

Wade WilliamTasburgh

Wighton Thomas 

Wright John 

Wright SamuelAlburgh

[Totals] 121288
Wramplingham Fore. Hund.     
Buttle Thomas   

Smith Henry   

[Totals] 0022
Wrenningham Humb. Hund.     
Cock JohnGarboldisham

Echard John, Clerk. 

Ellis John 

Gooch Francis 

Tillett JohnApton (Bergh Apton)

[Totals] 5500
[Page 192]
Wretham, E. and W.
Shrop. H.
Coddington Nathaniel, Cl. 

Gooch John, E.Carlton Fore
(Carleton Forehoe)

Skinner Owen [See Note 4]Wadwell (?)

[Totals] 2211
Wretton Clack. H.     
Barber Matthew 

Capes Peter 

Clark Francis 

Clark John 

Clark William 

Eldred Ambrose 

Hardy Thomas 

Pryer William 

Thorp John   

Trollup William 

[Totals] 9911
Wroxham Tav. H.     
Ashmill Benjamin 

Davey RobertBlofield

Emmes John 

Hardy Fordley, Gent. 
Smith JohnHoveton St. J(ohn).

[Totals] 5401
Adcock Edmund   

Ashby RichardEllingham  

Ashby Richard, Jun.   

Barker John 

Barrett JosephCaston

Barrett Thomas 

Barton John 

Barton Richard   

Batherope WilliamWicklewood  

[Page 193]
Bidwell Henry 

Bishop Simon 

Buckle Stephen 

Burroughs Jeremiah 

Cadywould Anthony 

Cadywould Comfit 

Carr RobertCarlton road
(Carleton Rode)
Carver Thomas 

Clark Samuel, Clerk.Ketteringham 
Colman Jeremiah   

Colman Jeremiah 

Cooper Joshua 

Cooper Stephen 

Davy John   

Day John 

Dix Roger 

Drake John   

Dye Bartholomew, M. B. 

Fouldgeo Edward 

Gallyard Robert 

Gay Thomas 

Gibbs Robert 

Gooch JohnStoke Ferry

Gowell Robert 

Green JohnMorley St. Pet(er).  

Herne FrancisGarboldisham

Hetch Edward 

High PeterYaxham

Howse George 

Howse John 

Isbell James 

Kett George 

Kett John   

Kett Stephen 

Kiddall WilliamEllingham M(agna).
(Great Ellingham)

King John 

Lock Anthony 

Lock Jeremiah 

Lynes Henry 

[Page 194]
Monsey Thomas 

Moore William 

Parker SamuelWrenningham (Wreningham)

Proctor Samuel, Gent. 

Quantrill Francis 

Randall John   

Randall Thomas   

Satisfat RogerBanham  

Sayer William 

Smith EdwardKetteringham  

Smith JohnBedingham

Smith Matthew   

Stafford John 

Stalworthy James 

Stephenson John 

Tallowin John   

Taylor George, Clerk. 

Tenant Robert 

Tungood Robert   

Tungood Stephen 

Turner Thomas   

Wiseman Robert 

[Totals] 49511920


  • 1. "Pays no Rates" in ink in Left Hand margin.
  • 2. "Westwick" in ink in Left Hand margin.
  • 3. New Walsingham = Little Walsingham and Old Walsingham = Great Walsingham.
  • 4. "Wadwell" was as printed but where is it?
  • 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. "(-)" indicates who was voted for but this is included in count for original page.
  • 7. 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 :-     Wallington cum Thorpland, Waterden, Westfield, Whinburgh, Winterton and Wolferton 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 Y.

Towns and Parishes

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

  Outside Norfolk (By County)Uncertainties

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January 2010