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Poll 1768: W. Chase

A copy of the poll for the knights of the shire for the county of Norfolk, taken at Norwich, March 23, 1768 taken before William Woodley Esq., High Sheriff

The Poll Book contains the following information :-

 

CANDIDATES

 

{ Sir Armine Wodehouse, Bart.
{ Thomas De Grey Esq.
(2680)
(2754)
and     { Sir Edward Astley, Bart.
    { Wenman Coke Esq.
(2977)
(2610)

Printed by W. Chase 1768

The directory now contains the names of the Freeholders and where the Freeholds lie and in another column the place of Residence of the person entitled to vote.

This is followed by 4 columns headed by the names of the candidates.
Each person has up to 2 votes and a horizontal bar indicates which people they voted for (only some of which have been transcribed).

The book contains the following:-

Hundreds and Boroughs

 

Blofield
Brothercross
Clackclose (Clackcloss)
Clavering
Depwade
Diss
Docking (see Smithdon)
Earsham
Erpingham, North
Erpingham, South
Eynsford
Flegg, East
Flegg, West
Forehoe
Freebridge Lynn
Freebridge Marshland
Gallow
Greenhoe, North
Greenhoe, South
Grimshoe
Guiltcross
Happing
Henstead
Holt
Humbleyard
Borough of King's Lynn
Launditch
Loddon
Mitford
Shropham
Smithdon
Taverham
Borough of Thetford
Tunstead
Walsham
Wayland
Borough of Great Yarmouth

Note that many of the Hundreds etc. finish part way down a page particularly where people voted at the wrong booths. The original page numbers for the majority are maintained but if there are 2 or more Hundreds etc. on a page then they are given suffixes "-A" for first, "-B" for second etc.

Those who voted at the wrong booth (all listed below with original page numbers) have been moved to their correct Hundred and Parish and renumbered accordingly with a cross reference showing old and new (used in index) page numbers.

The layout of the Poll Book is as follows:-

[Page 6] BOOTH No 1. &c. -- Loddon, Clavering and Henstead HUNDREDS
[Page 6 to 11-A] Loddon Hundred
[Page 11-B to 17-A] Clavering Hundred
[Page 17-B to 21-A] Henstead Hundred
[Page 21-B to 22] FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 1 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
[Page 21-B]
EARSHAM Hundred
Denton
Day James Broom, Suffolk (Broome)

      Now 32
Taylor William Mundham
 
    Now 32
 
[Page 22-A]
Redenhall cum Harleston
Chalker Charles Aldeby

      Now 35
Mallison John Pulham

      Now 36
 
[Page 22-B]
DEPWADE Hundred
Aslacton
Arnold James Woodton

      Now 23
 
Hempnall
Bowles Thomas Topcroft

      Now 27
Riches James Caston    

  Now 27
Wink John Bungay, Suffolk  

    Now 27
 
Stratton St Mary
Hotson John Loddon

      Now 28
 
[Page 22-C]
EYNSFORD Hundred
Ringland
Murrell John Bixley

      Now 197
[Totals]   8 8 3 1

[Page 23] BOOTH No 2. &c. -- Depwade and Earsham HUNDREDS
[Page 23 to 31-A] Depwade Hundred
[Page 31-B to 38-A] Earsham Hundred
[Page 38-B to 39] FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 2 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
[Page 38-B]
DISS Hundred
Dickleburgh
Turner George Pulham Virgin
(Pulham St. Mary the Virgin)


      Now 41
 
Shimpling
Howlett John Pulham Virgin
(Pulham St. Mary the Virgin)


      Now 45
 
[Page 39-A]
LODDON Hundred
Bedingham
Blomfield John Bedingham    

  Now 6
 
Ditchingham
Holmes Samuel Ditchingham

      Now 7
 
[Page 39-B]
SHROPHAM Hundred
Old Buckenham
Betts Charles Old Buckenham    

  Now 57
 
[Page 39-C]
GUILTCROSS Hundred
Banham
Youngs John Wackton (Wacton)

      Now 47
[Totals]   4 4 2 2

[Page 40] BOOTH No 3. &c. -- Diss and Guiltcross HUNDREDS
[Page 40 to 46] Diss Hundred
[Page 47 to 51] Guiltcross Hundred
[Page 52] FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 3 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
[Page 52-A]
SHROPHAM Hundred
New Buckenham
Moss Samuel New Buckenham
 
    Now 58
 
Thetford
Grice James Garboldisham

      Now 53
 
EARSHAM Hundred
Langmere
Bezant Enoch Langmere

      Now 33
Branch Henry Huntingfield, Suffolk
 
    Now 33
Fisk Samuel Dickleburgh    

  Now 33
 
[Page 52-B]
DEPWADE Hundred
Ashwellthorpe
Crosbie John Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

      Now 23
[Totals]   5 3 3 1

[Page 53] BOOTH No 4. &c. -- Borough of Thetford, Shropham and Wayland HUNDREDS
[Page 53 to 55-A] Borough of Thetford
[Page 55-B to 63-A] Shropham Hundred
[Page 63-B to 68] Wayland Hundred
[Page 69] FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 4 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
[Page 69-A]
DISS Hundred
Shelfanger
Fulcher William New Buckenham    

  Now 45
 
[Page 69-B]
FOREHOE Hundred
Deepham (Deopham)
Blancher James, jun. Attleburgh (Attleborough)

      Now 124
 
[Page 69-C]
GUILTCROSS Hundred
Lopham South
Elliner William Old Buckenham

      Now 51
 
[Page 69-D]
LAUNDITCH Hundred
Gressenhall
Rayner Thomas Gressenhall    

  Now 235
 
[Page 69-E]
MITFORD Hundred
Hardingham
Heyhoe Edward Attleburgh (Attleborough)

      Now 249
[Totals]   3 3 2 2

[Page 70] BOOTH No 5. &c. -- Lynn Borough, Freebridge Lynn and Freebridge Marshland HUNDREDS
[Page 70 to 77-A] Lynn Borough
[Page 77-B to 85-A] Freebridge Lynn Hundred
[Page 85-B to 89-A] Freebridge Marshland Hundred
[Page 89-B] -- Freeholders who voted at Booth 5 but uncertain in what Hundreds their Freeholds lie.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
MARSHLAND
Townshend James Esq. Tottenham, Middlesex

      [see Note 7]
 
MAUDLIN
Shaul Edmund Pentney  

    Now 89-A
  [see Note 6]
[Totals]   1 2 1  

[Page 90] FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 5 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
[Page 90-A]
CLACKCLOSE Hundred
Stradsett
Bell George Pentney
   
  Now 225
 
Outwell
Watton William Emneth

      Now 224
 
[Page 90-B]
NORTH GREENHOE Hundred
Hindringham
Brown Daniel Bircham Tofts

      Now 206
 
[Page 90-C]
GUILTCROSS Hundred
Garboldisham
Molineux Crisp, Esq; Garboldisham    
    Now 48
 
[Page 90-D]
LAUNDITCH Hundred
Gressenhall
Burrell George Lynn (Kings Lynn)    

  Now 234
[Totals]   3 2 2 2

[Page 91] BOOTH No 6. &c. -- Borough of Yarmouth, East and West Flegg HUNDREDS
[Page 91 to 106-A] Borough of Yarmouth
[Page 106-B to 108] East Flegg Hundred
[Page 109 to 111] West Flegg Hundred

[Page 112] BOOTH No 7. &c. -- South Greenhoe and Grimshoe HUNDREDS
[Page 112 to 116] South Greenhoe Hundred
[Page 117 to 122-A] Grimshoe Hundred
[Page 122-B] FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 7 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
[Page 122-B]
FOREHOE Hundred
Brandon
Brewster John Brandon    

  Now 124
Dobbs Rainer Swaffham

      Now 124
Monro Thomas, Cl. Palgrave, Suffolk    

  Now 124
 
Hingham
Cooper William Swaffham
   
  Now 126
 
[Page 122-C]
HUMBLEYARD Hundred
Melton Parva (Little Melton)
Lock William Swaffham

      Now 134
 
[Page 122-D]
KINGS LYNN BOROUGH
Lynn Burgh
Rodwell William Swaffham
   
  Now 76
 
[Page 122-E]
LAUNDITCH Hundred
Bilney
Dalton Francis Swaffham    

  Now 231
 
[Page 122-F]
WAYLAND Hundred
Ashill
Gore John Santon Downham

      Now 63-B
 
Saham Toney
Martin John Swaffham  
 
  Now 66
 
Watton
Bunting Robert Didlington  

    Now 68
[Totals]   5 5 4 6

[Page 123] BOOTH No 8. &c. -- Forehoe and Humbleyard HUNDREDS
[Page 123 to 132-A] Forehoe Hundred
[Page 132-B to 134] Humbleyard Hundred
[Page 135] FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 8 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
[Page 135-A]
DEPWADE Hundred
Ashwellthorpe
Oughton Stephen Wramplingham

      Now 23
 
Carlton Rode (Carleton Rode)
Cann Robert Wymondham

      Now 24
 
Forncett St. Peter
Durrant John Wymondham

      Now 25
Kett George Wymondham

      Now 25
 
[Page 135-B]
SOUTH ERPINGHAM Hundred
Blickling
Wicks John Blickling    

  Now 173
 
[Page 135-C]
SOUTH GREENHOE Hundred
Didlington
Brundish John, Cl. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

      Now 113
 
[Page 135-D]
SHROPHAM Hundred
Great Ellingham
Hardingham Thomas Morley St. Peter

      Now 60
[Totals]   6 6 1 1

[Page 136] BOOTH No 9. &c. -- Tunstead and Happing HUNDREDS
[Page 136 to 143-A] Tunstead Hundred
[Page 143-B to 148-A] Happing Hundred
[Page 148-B] FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 9 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
[Page 148-B]
NORTH ERPINGHAM Hundred
Knapton
Watts Clement Happisburgh, Ann(uity).    

  Now 167
 
Mundesley
Howard Samuel Mundesly (Mundesley)    

  Now 168
[Totals]       2 2

[Page 149] BOOTH No 10. &c. -- Blofield, Taverham and Walsham HUNDREDS
[Page 149 to 154-A] Blofield Hundred
[Page 154-B to 158-A] Taverham Hundred
[Page 158-B to 163-A] Walsham Hundred
[Page 163-B] FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 10 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
[Page 163-B]
TUNSTEAD Hundred
Ridlington
Watts George Crostwick

      Now 139
[Totals-not present]   [1] [1]    

[Page 164] BOOTH No 11. &c. -- North Erpingham and South Erpingham HUNDREDS
[Page 164 to 171] North Erpingham Hundred
[Page 172 to 181-A] South Erpingham Hundred
[Page 181-B] FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 11 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
[Page 181-B]
GALLOW Hundred
Stibbard
Payne Thomas Stibbard, Annuity

      Now 246-A
 
[Page 181-C]
HOLT Hundred
Waborn (Weybourne)
Cranefield William Sherringham (Sheringham)    

  Now 191-A
[Totals]   1 1 1 1

[Page 182] BOOTH No 12. &c. -- Holt and Eynsford HUNDREDS
[Page 182 to 191-A] Holt Hundred
[Page 191-B to 201-A] Eynsford Hundred
[Page 201-B] FREEHOLDER that voted at BOOTH No 12 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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Gr
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New page number
[Page 201-B]
TUNSTEAD Hundred
Hoveton St. Peter
Matthews Nicholas, Cl. Coltishall    

  Now 138
[Totals]       1 1

[Page 202] BOOTH No 13. &c. -- Brothercross, North Greenhoe and Smithdon HUNDREDS
[Page 202 to 205-A] Brothercross Hundred
[Page 205-B to 212] North Greenhoe Hundred
[Page 213 to 217-A] Smithdon Hundred
[Page 217-B to 218] FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 13 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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Gr
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New page number
[Page 217-B]
SOUTH ERPINGHAM Hundred
Barningham
Humphrey William Wighton

      Now 173
 
[Page 218-A]
GALLOW Hundred
Bagthorp (Bagthorpe)
Dunham Wasey Sedgeford  

    Now 241
 
Fakenham
Jones James Fakenham

      Now 242
Tatterford
Seel John Wells

      Now 246-A
 
[Page 218-B]
SOUTH GREENHOE Hundred
Cressingham
Cooper John Catton, Annuity    

  Now 113
 
[Page 218-C]
HOLT Hundred
Gunthorp
Starling William Thursford    

  Now 186
 
[Page 218-D]
LAUNDITCH Hundred
North Elmham
Gregory Thomas, Cl. North Elmham    

  Now 233
 
Weasenham
Crisp William Ringstead Magna    

  Now 239
[Totals-not present]   [3] [4] [5] [4]

[Page 219] BOOTH No 14. &c. -- Clackcloss[sic] (Clackclose) and Launditch HUNDREDS
[Page 219 to 230-A] Clackcloss Hundred
[Page 230-B to 240-A] Launditch Hundred
[Page 240-B] FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 14 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
[Page 240-B]
FREEBRIDGE MARSHLAND Hundred
Emneth
Goddard John Elmham  

    Now 84-B
Uncertain where the
following Town lies
Residence. Wo
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[Page 240-C]
STERNINGHOE
Brograve Thomas London

      [see Note 5]
[Totals]   1 2 1  

[Page 241] BOOTH No 15. &c. -- Gallow and Mitford HUNDREDS
[Page 241 to 246-A] Gallow Hundred
[Page 246-B to 255-A] Mitford Hundred
[Page 255-B to 256] - FREEHOLDERS that voted at BOOTH No 15 whose freeholds lie in other Hundreds.

Freeholders Names and
where the Freeholds lie.
Residence. Wo
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New page number
[Page 255-B]
CLACKCLOSS Hundred
Shouldham
Adamson Christopher Wareham (Wereham)  

    Now 224
 
Wareham (Wereham)
Langley John Wareham (Wereham)

      Now 229
 
[Page 256-A]
EYNSFORD Hundred
Foulsham
Dix Thomas Fakenham    

  Now 193
 
[Page 256-B]
SOUTH ERPINGHAM Hundred
Cawston Woodrow             [see Note 8]
Wilkins Simon Norwich

      Now 175
 
[Page 256-C]
SOUTH GREENHOE Hundred
Swaffham
Hook William Cranworth
 
    Now 116
 
[Page 256-D]
LAUNDITCH Hundred
North Elmham
Musgrave Miles Houghton

      Now 233
 
Horningtoft
Gwynn Anthony Pensthorp (Pensthorpe)

      Now 235
 
[Page 256-E]
WAYLAND Hundred
Ashill
Pritheroe William East Basham (East Barsham)  

    Now 63-B
[Totals]   5 6 4 1

[Pages i to xxxv] - Index of names with page numbers.


[Page xxxvi] (no number on page)

 

E R R A T A.

[Page 7] For Cocking William read Cocking Charles.
[Page 48], Robinson William, Cl. read for Wodehouse and De Grey.
[Page 48] Rush William read for Astley and Coke.
[Page 51] Coleby Edward read for Wodehouse and De Grey.
[Page 100] Manby John read for Astley and Coke.
[Page 100] May John read for Wodehouse and De Grey.
[Page 100] Morley Hildebrand read for De Grey and Astley.
[Page 100] Master Jacob read for Wodehouse and De Grey.
[Page 128] Bunn Peter read for Wodehouse and Coke.
[Page 197] For Le Grice, Cl. read Le Grice Robert, Cl.
[Page 228] Crosley John read for De Grey and Astley.
[Page 253] At the end of Shipdham Town, 2 for Coke left out.
[Page 253] At the end of Tuddenham East should be 9 for Coke.
[Page 255] For Wathing read Watling.


[Pages xxxvii to xxxviii]

Alphabetical List of Hundreds and votes cast for each CANDIDATE.

 

[End of Poll Book]


Notes

  • 1. Some variation will be found in the names of the places in the book.
  • 2. Docking Hundred parishes are included under Smithdon.
  • 3. "Norwich City and County of the City" are not in the book as it was a County election.
  • 4. People who voted at the wrong booths are also included in transcriptions of their correct Hundreds and have been placed in their correct Parishes (and indexed as such).
  • 5. This entry only appears here as STERNINGHOE does not appear in any gazetteer? Note Crouse has this as "Stanhoe, Smithdon Hundred"
  • 6. This is assumed to be Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen as "MAUDLIN" is assumed to be the place name.
  • 7. As no place was given for this entry it has not been added to the Freebridge Marshland page.
  • 8. Eastgate, Southgate and Woodrow are Hamlets of Cawston.
  • 9. Sir Edward Astley, Bart. and Thomas De Grey Esq. were elected.

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January 2010