Norfolk: Voting Registers


Poll for West Flegg 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 West Flegg Hundred. [Printed by J.Crouse]

West Flegg Hundred

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

  (Ashby cum Oby)
Burgh St. Margaret
East Somerton
  (Somerton East)
  (See Ashby)
  (Repps cum Bastwick)
West Somerton
  (Somerton West)

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Residence.Place of Freehold.Occupiers
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Ashby cum Oby.  
Fayerman Richard, Cl. [Oby]Ashby cum ObyRectory
Marston ThomasThirne (Thurne)---
Postle JohnIngham, Hap.Laz. Hellesden
Gostling [Gosling] SamuelRunham, E. Flegg---
Skinner RobertBillockby---
Wright BerneyWhetacre (Wheatacre), Clav.John Key
Alexander RobertBurgh---
Dyball JohnBurgh---
Dyball John jun.[-]Burgh---
Herne [Hunn] JohnBurghChurch and Howard
Sanders [Saunders] EdwardBurgh---
Sewell ThomasBurgh---
Warren RobertBurgh---
Pollard ThomasMarthamPhilip Page
Savory WilliamClippesby [DF=Martham]John Harbord
Copeman GeorgeN. Burlingham, Blo.John Cubit
Drake JohnHemesby---
Harbord [Harbert] ThomasHemesby---
[Page 58]
Lubbock RobertHemesby---
Rising Timothy [Tilney]Hemesby---
Thornton ThomasHemesby---
Wright John [DR=Somerton]Hemesby---
Atwood JamesMartham---
Bear WilliamMartham---
Bowman Thomas, Cl.MarthamVicarage
Creasey [Creasy] ThomasMarthamWm. Sutfield
Fairweather WilliamMartham---
Garnham JohnMarthamThomas Playford
Howell RobertMartham---
Littleboy RobertMartham---
Page WilliamMartham---
Proctor PhilipRollesbyJohn Preston
Sutfield [Sulfield] WilliamMartham---
Watson JohnMartham---
Watson RobertMartham---
Wright RichardMartham---
Repps cum Bastwick.  
Abbots JohnReppsRichard Belson
Belson WilliamRunham, E. Flegg---
Westgate ThomasBurgh---
Adams William, Cl.RollesbyRectory
Cobb FrancisRollesby---
Collins EdmundRollesby---
Cooke [Coke] RobertRollesby---
Duck CharlesRollesby---
Eaton BenjaminRollesby---
Forder WilliamRollesby---
Mapes Leonard, Esq;RollesbyRichard Mundford
Munford RichardRollesby-- Watson
Somerton East.  
Callow Edward [Edmund]Walcote (Walcott), Hap.John Barber
Dyball HumphryEast Somerton---
Green RobertWest SomertonJohn Gisleham
Grimmer ThomasEast Somerton---
[Page 59]
Knights Engle [Ingle], Esq;East Somerton [DF=Martham]---
Woods RobertHemsbyWm. Ebbs
Somerton West.  
Crowe ThomasCatfield, Hap.Matthew Willis
Olley JohnSomerton---
Bradford RichardRollesbyCharles Duck
Bartram [Barham] JamesSwafield, Tuns.Richard Hubbard
Cole RobertWinterton---
Williams William, Cl.Dilham, Tuns.Vicarage


  • 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.

West Flegg Hundred is followed in the Poll book by Forehoe Hundred.

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

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
January 2011