Norfolk: Voting Registers


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

Diss Hundred

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


Bressingham (Brissingham)
-   (see also Langmere)
  (Scole alias Osmundston)
Thelveton (or Thelton)
Thorpe Parva
Tivetshall St. Margaret
Tivetshall St. Mary

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Residence.Place of Freehold.Occupiers
[Page 21]
Algar JohnBressingham---
Bradstreet WilliamFersfield---
Fisher EdwardBressingham---
Fulcher RichardBressingham---
Kent JohnReymerstone, Mit.John Blanchflower
Lawes [Law] ThomasBressingham---
Licence WilliamBressingham---
Martin RobertBressingham---
Bacon [Beacon] WilliamBurstonRobert Lawrence
Eaton RobertBurston---
Stimson [Stimpson] JohnBurstonJohn Wood
Bendish Robert, ClerkDickleburghRectory
Blakeley [Bleckley] WilliamDickleburgh---
Chittock RobertHarleston, Ears.James Godbold
Constable JohnDickleburgh---
Fish [Fisk] SamuelLandgrave (Langmere), Ears.---
Howes Timothy [DR=Pulham]DickleburghWilliam Gibbs
Mobbs BenjaminDickleburghThomas Barfoot
Pearson PeterDickleburgh [Kenninghall]---
Rant Humphrey [Humphry], Esq;Dickleburgh---
Rivett HenryDickleburgh [Kenninghall]Isaac Bartram
Walton SamuelDissCharles Simpson
Walton Samuel, jun.ShimplingCharles Adams
Basham WilliamDiss---
Borton JohnNew Buckenham, Shrop.---
Bray JamesDiss---
Browne JohnDissRichard Simmons
Chappelow Edw[ard], ClerkDiss---
Chinnery [Chenery] RobertDiss---
Crucknell [Cricknell] RobertDiss---
Darby JohnDiss---
Eaton GeorgeDiss---
Eaton JohnSchole (Scole)Robert Meadows
[Page 22]
Ellis ThomasDissRichard Tyrrell
Fincham BenjaminDiss---
Fisher RichardRoydon (nr_Diss)William Sayer
Foulger [Foulsher] RobertDiss---
Fulcher ThomasDissEdward Watson
Greer [Grere] ThomasDiss---
Grice JohnBurstonDaniel Wright
Gudgeon RobertDiss---
Harvey GeorgeDiss---
Hogg RobertBurston---
Hughes [Hewes] Thomas, [sen.]DissJohn Bray
Kerry [Carry] JohnDiss---
Kett JamesCarleton, Dep.Edward Riches
Layman RobertDissJohn Bray
Leech ThomasDiss___ Wood
Lingwood GeorgeDiss---
Meadows PhilipDiss---
Moore JamesDissSamuel Law, &c.
Newson JohnDissMary Haw, &c.
Parker BenjaminDiss---
Pooley JohnDiss---
Read [Reed] ThomasDiss---
Runacres JamesDissMary Clarke
Sands ThomasDiss---
Scott Nathaniel, ClerkDissRobert Plummer
Seaman SamuelDiss---
Simpson CharlesDiss---
Simpson JamesDiss---
Smith JohnRoydon (nr_diss)Samuel Garrard
Spurdance [Spurdens] SampsonTivetshall St. MaryJohn Ford
Steggall CharlesDiss---
Strutt AlexanderDiss---
Symonds RichardNeedham, Ears.Thomas Flint
Tawell [Towell] RobertDissWilliam Creme
Taylor JohnDiss---
Turner Jonathan, jun.DissRobert Marriot
Ward AndrewDissWidow Allen
Wiseman BenjaminDiss---
Wiseman EdwardDiss---
Worth JohnPulham Magdalen, Ears.Edward Constable
Wragg JohnDiss---
[Page 23]
Carter Samuel, ClerkFersfieldRectory
Ellis SamuelWacton, Dep.Henry Smith
Bolton FrancisGissing---
Brabyn HenryTivetshallThomas Barret
Codd GeorgeGissingRichard Wright
Gilbert JohnGissing---
Howman Edward, Cl.GissingRectory
Balderstone RobertRoydon---
Elliot WilliamRoydon---
Fulcher RichardRoydon---
Moore EdwardDissJames Howes
Newson RobertRoydon---
Scott RobertDissBedingfield, &c.
Scole alias Osmundston  
Drane WilliamScole---
Gibbs RobertScoleGeorge Norman, &c.
Leatherdale JohnScole---
Stedman [Steadman] EdmundScole---
Catchpole JamesShelfanger---
Catchpole James, jun. [-]Shelfanger---
Dodd CharlesShelfanger---
Eaton GeorgeShelfangerStephen Cobbe
Edwards JohnNew Buckenham, Shrop.Thomas Kemp
Elliot WilliamShelfanger---
Gilman JamesShelfangerIsaac Death
Goddard JohnRoydon (_nr_diss)John Francis
Horne [Horn] RobertShelfanger---
Lillistone WilliamShelfanger---
Murrel [Murrell] JohnShelfanger---
Spurdance [Spurdens] RobertScoleAmbrose Constable
Wilson RobertShelfangerJohn Smith, &c.
Adams CharlesShimplingMatthew Emms
Bartram JamesShimpling---
Ellis RobertCarleton (Rode), Dep.Richard Smith
[Page 24]
Ellis Robert, jun.Hardwick, Dep.John Archer
Fiske [Fisk] JohnFeltwell, Grim.Thomas Grimmer
Francis JamesDickleburghJohn Browne
Francis JohnDickleburghWilliam Blakeley
Wake WilliamShimplingPeter Saul
Tivetshall St. Mary, and
St. Marg(aret).
Holmes Rob[ert], St. Marg. John Holmes
Longe [Long] John St. Marg. Thomas Barret
Smith William, St. Mary ---
Thrower [Trower] Robert, St. MaryPulham Magdalen, Ears.Jonathan Booty
Grice [Le_Grice] JohnThelveton---
Buxton JohnWinfarthing---
Dogget JohnAlburgh, Ears.Samuel Scales
Hart SamuelWinfarthing---
Jacobs JohnSouth Lopham, GuilsRichard Alderton
Pilgrim ThomasWinfarthing---
Wright JonasWinfarthing---

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.

Diss Hundred is followed in the Poll book by Earsham Hundred.

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

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January 2011