Norfolk: Voting Registers


Poll for Blofield Hundred 1768

A copy of the poll for the knights of the shire for the county of Norfolk, taken at Norwich, March 23, 1768 for Blofield Hundred. [Printed by J.Crouse]

Blofield Hundred

This contains the following parishes where voters resided. The names in brackets "()" are alternative spellings as used in the original poll book.


  [Buckenham Ferry]
Burlingham North
  [North Burlingham]
  [Burlingham St Peter]
Burlingham St Andrew
Burlingham South
  [South Burlingham]
  [Burlingham St Edmund]
Plumstead Great
  [Great Plumstead]
Plumstead Little
  [Little Plumstead]
Thorpe St. Andrew
  [Thorpe next Norwich]
  [near Blofield]

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

ResidencePlace of Freehold.Occupiers
[Page 1]
Blyth IsaacBlofield---
Bond Bernard, [Sen.]Upton, WalshamJohn Woodrow
Bond Bernard, Jun.BlofieldBond Bernard, Sen.
Browne ThomasRunham, East FleggRobert Browne
Brumstead WilliamBlofield---
Candler Philip, Clerk.BlofieldRectory
Candler Philip, jun. Clerk.Lammas, S. Erpingh(am).Rectory
Heath WilliamLingwoodHaslip Peascod
Jenkinson GeorgeFreethorpeWm. Cowell
Julear [Juler] PhilipBlofield---
Lines WilliamFreethorpeAnthony Scales
Marshall WilliamFreethorpe---
Rope CharlesS(outh). BurlinghamRobert Curtis
Tuck SamuelBlofield---
Wright JohnBlofield---
Batchelor JohnHardley, LoddonJohn Lee
Hurnard WilliamBradiston (Braydeston)---
Thomas Edward
[Dammis Edward?]
Bradiston (Braydeston)---
[Page 2]
Gogill John, Clerk.BrundallRectory
Greene [Green] JonathanSurlingham, HensteadThomas Greene
Burlingham North, South, St Andrew.  
Bensley William, N.Acle, WalshamRichard Gibbs
Browne [Brown] Thomas, S.Ranworth, WalshamJohn Browne
Cubit John, A.Lingwood---
Drake Thomas, S.Skeyton, S. Erpingh.Edward Bird
Ford [Forth] Henry A.N(orth). Burlingham---
Hilton William, S.StrumpshawJonathan Purdy
Miles James, [Sen.] A.Hasingham (Hassingham)Wm. Curtis
Miles James, Jun. A.BlofieldBernard Bond
Plummer Thomas, N.Burlingham---
Read Richard, S.Hasingham (Hassingham)---
Sibell [Sybell] John, N.Ranworth, WalshamEdward Porter
Skinner John, A.BlofieldJohn Ellingham
Smith Robert. A.N(orth). Burlingham---
Wright Thomas, N.BurlinghamElizabeth Smith
Fuller JohnCantley---
Gilbert ThomasLoddon, Lod.Annuity [10l.]
Harper RobertCantley---
Harrold JohnAcle, WalshamGeorge England
Mollet [Mallet] SamuelLimpenhoeRobert Davy
Morden Thomas, ClerkCantleyRectory
Shank WilliamWickhampton, Wals.Wm. Beatley
Weales [Wales] JohnCantley---
Willis HenryCantley---
Davy [Davey] RobertFreethorpe---
Halesworth [Halsworth] AbrahamFreethorpeWidow Mollet
Minister EdwardFreethorpe---
Paston Edward
[Lawson Edward? DF=Halvergate?]
Read WilliamHasingham (Hassingham)---
White Moses, Clerk[-]Reedham, WalshamRectory
[Page 3]
Browne [Brown] WilliamTharston, Dep.Widow Riches
Capps RobertWatton, Way.Henry Pilgrim
Mollet [Mallet] JohnLimpenhoeRobert Davy
Fletcher CharlesLingwood---
Hilton [Hylton] JohnLingwood---
Peascod Haslip [Heaslop]Hauteboys, S. Erp.
[Little Hautbois]
John Townshend
Rix WilliamLingwood---
Smith RobertLingwood---
Plumstead Great and Little.  
Hewitt John, L.Old Buckenham, Shrop.Francis Short
Hilderstone Robert, L.Belaugh, S. Erp.Mary Primrose
Maidstone Benjamin, G.Bradiston (Braydeston)James Garrod
Marker John, G.Plumstead---
Meek John, LBlofieldJohn Briggs, &c.
Whaites [Waites] Robert, G.Upton, Wals.Isaac Docking
Arnan [Arnham] John, ClerkPostwickRectory
Moss [Morse] ThomasGreat Plumstead---
Roberts JohnBrundallCuthbert Burrage
Roberts John, jun.[-]S(outh). BurlinghamWm. Hilton
Wegg GeorgeSurlingham, HensteadThomas Cook
Emeris RobertLimpenhoe---
Moore RichardBunwell, Dep.John Hardiman
Tuthill HenrySouthwoodRichard Moore
Atkins [Adkins] ThomasStrumpshaw---
Cotton RobertW(est). Somerton, W. Flegg___ Rising
[Page 4]
Fox WilliamStrumpshaw---
Goffen Alexander [DF=Blofield]Strumpshaw---
Loveday [Lovewell] GeorgeStrumpshaw---
Nelson William, ClerkStrumpshawRectory
Philpot [Filpot] WilliamStrumpshaw---
Spooner JonathanStrumpshawJames Spooner
Tompson FrancisStrumpshaw---
Yallop RobertStrumpshaw---
Bore RobertCatton, Tav.Stephen Foulsham
Cushen [Cushing] HenryThorpeEdward Underwood
Dodd WilliamDickleburgh, DissJames King
George FrancisThorpe---
Humfrey [Humphry] Richard, Cl.ThorpeRectory
Jessup JohnThorpe---
Meek RobertAlpinton (Alpington), Lod.___ Dingle
Rayner JohnThorpeR. Humfrey, Clerk
Barnes MatthewStrumpshaw---
Tuck JohnBrundall---
Whaites RobertBlofield---


  • 1. The list of the Hundred abbreviations is on the main 1768 Poll Book (Crouse) page.
  • 2. W. Chase also published this list of voters. This has enabled a comparison between the two. The differences are as follows:-
    • Many surnames were spelt as they sounded. Crouse seems to have added an "e" to the end of many names such as "Browne"/"Longe". For many both spellings have been included.
    • Some entries have the Surnames and Christian names transposed.
    • There are also both incorrect Christian names and surnames.
    • Some people are in one book but not the other as indicated.
    • The alternatives from Chase are enclosed in square brackets - "[]" as indicated below :-
      • "[-]" means information differs from Chase.
      • "[+]" means preceding information was not in Chase.
      • "[DF="place"]" indicates a place of freehold in Chase which is different to that here.
      • "[DR="place"]" indicates a place of residence in Chase which is different to that here.
      • "[xyz]" eg. "[Cl.]" or "[Esq;]" indicates additional or different text in Chase.


  • 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.

Blofield Hundred is followed in the Poll book by Brothercross Hundred.

See also the main Voting page and the main 1768 Poll Book (Crouse) page.

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January 2011