Norfolk: Voting Registers


Poll for Brothercross 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 Brothercross Hundred. [Printed by J.Crouse]

Brothercross Hundred

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


Burnham St Andrew
  (Part of Burnham Overy)
Burnham Deepdale
    (Burnham Depdale)
Burnham Norton
Burnham Overy
  (See also Burnham St Andrew)
Burnham Sutton
  (See also Burnham Ulph)
Burnham Thorpe
  (See also Burnham Thorp)
Burnham Ulph
  (Part of Burnham Sutton)
Burnham Westgate
North Creake (North Creak)
South Creake (South Creak)

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Residence.Place of Freehold.Occupiers
[Page 4]
Burnham Depdale.  
Clarke ThomasBurnham Deepdale---
Sydall DanielWarham, N. Gr.Henry Sheppard
Vellars [Vellows] RobertBrancasterWm. Hendry
[Page 5]
Burnham Norton.  
Foley ThomasBurnham NortonRobert Hammond
Rawson [Roston] CharlesBurnham Norton---
Smith ThomasBurnham Overy---
Walker WilliamBurnham Norton---
Burnham Overy.  
Beeston EdwardBurnham Overy---
Browne [Brown] ThomasBurnham OveryHenry Lewis
Dennis JohnBurnham Overy---
Lake EdmundBurnham-Deepdale
[was Burnham St Andrew?]
William Smith
Layton JohnBurnham OveryThomas Futter
Monsey [Munsey] OliverBurnham Overy---
Rayner JohnBurnham Overy---
Burnham Thorp.  
Emerson IsaacThemilthorpe, Eyns.Martin Goose
Humphrey JohnBurnham Thorpe---
Nelson Edmund, ClerkBurnham ThorpeRectory
Burnham Ulph & Sutton.  
Allison JamesField Dawling (Field Dalling), N. Gr.Thomas Hurrel
Ellis JohnBurnham NortonJohn Boyce
Hatch John, ClerkSedgeford, Smith.Vicarage
Moneyment [Moniment] JohnBurnham Sutton---
Burnham Westgate.  
Allen WilliamBurnham Westgate---
Allison JosephBurnham Westgate---
Allot Bryan [Brian], Clerk [-]Burnham WestgateRectory
Bayley EdmundBurnham Westgate---
Bull RobertBurnham WestgateWilliam Beverly
Dewing MichaelBurnham Westgate---
Groome [Groom] JohnBurnham Westgate---
Lateward JamesUpwell, Clac.Edward Godfrey
Lawes [Laws] JeremiahBurnham WestgateEmpty
North MatthewBurnham Westgate---
Parkinson Henry
[Burnham Ulph]
Burnham Westgate---
Powdich [Powditch] WilliamSculthorpe, Gall.Thomas Seppings
Pyemont [Pyemount] ThomasBurnham Westgate---
Raven NicholasBurnham WestgateThomas Reynolds
[Page 6]
Sherwood BartholomewBurnham Westgate---
Townshend [Townsend] WilliamBurnham Westgate---
Wilmot JohnBurnham Westgate---
North Creake.  
Holmes JeremiahNorth Creake---
Kenny JohnNorth Creake---
South Creake.  
Aylmer [Elmer] MichaelSouth Creake---
Baldwin ThomasSouth Creake---
Barker JohnSouth Creake---
Coulsey SamuelSouth Creake---
Dack RobertSouth Creake---
Dennis JonasSouth Creake---
Dixon HenrySouth Creake---
Evatts [Evitts] ThomasSouth Creake---
Glover MatthiasSedgeford, Smith.Robert Morgan
Glover PhilipBriningham, HoltJohn Beaseley
Glover RobertSouth Creake---
Mayes JohnStanhoe, Smith.---
Oliver JohnSouth Creake---
Oliver ThomasSouth Creake---
Press RobertHolt, HoltJohn Tooke
Shales [Sheales] JohnSouth CreakeWilliam Bene
Shales [Shelles] CharlesSouth Creake---
Thurlow GeorgeSouth CreakeThomas Jarrit
Thurlow JohnSouth CreakeRobert Rice
Turner DavidSouth Creake---
Wasey [Wacey] ThomasHindringham, N. Gr.Thomas Magness

Places with no voters

The following place :-
had no one who lived there and voted because of a freehold in the same place. Note that voters may still have lived there and voted because of a freehold held elsewhere.


  • 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.

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

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

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
January 2011