Norfolk: Voting Registers


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

Gallow Hundred

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


East Barsham
  (East Basham)
East Raynham
  or Rainham St. Mary
  (East Rainham)
East Rudham
Fulmodeston cum Croxton
  see also Tattersett
Great Ryburgh
Little Ryburgh
Little Snoring
  (Snoring Little)
New Houghton Houghton next Harpley
  or Houghton in the Brake
North Barsham
  (North Basham)
Pudding Norton
  (Norton Pudding)
South Raynham
  or Rainham St. Martin
  (South Rainham)
  see also Gatesend
West Barsham
  (West Basham)
West Raynham
  or Rainham St. Margaret
  (West Rainham)
West Rudham

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Residence.Place of Freehold.Occupiers
[Page 77]
Barber RobertBagthorpe---
Glover EdwardBarmer---
Basham East, West & North  
Balders [Bolders] John, W.Barsham---
Christian Edmund, E.Barsham---
Clarke Robert, E.Barsham---
[Page 78]
Colvin Thomas, W.Wells, N. Gr.Eliz. Colvin
Dusgate Abraham, E.BarshamRobert Dolman
Playford Nicholas, N.Barsham---
Pretheroe [Pritheroe] WilliamAshill, WayJohn Wright
Walden [Waldon] Robert, E.BarshamThomas Walden, &c.
Dunton with Doughton  
Mallet BenoniDunton(-cum-Doughton)William Lake
Mallet WilliamMassingham, Fr. L.---
Brereton JohnF(ield). Dawling, N. Gr.Thomas Weston
Brett WilliamOld Walsingham. N. Gr.George Tucke
Cawdell [Kendall] RobertLittle RyburghSamuel Burton
Cooper John [Not in Chase?]Docking, Smith.---
Dix ThomasFoulsham, Eyns.Robert Colman
Drewell EdwardHemptonLuke Basham, &c.
Drewell SamuelHemptonRich. Skipworth, &c.
Durrant Eleazar [Ely]StibbardThomas Sturley
Edgar ThomasFakenham---
Gutteridge EdmundBale, HoltWilliam Lee
Jones JamesFakenham---
Jones JohnFakenhamJohn Brereton
Jones MatthewSculthorpeThomas Fuller
Potter ThomasSouth RaynhamJohn Walden
Railton [Rainton] ThomasAlthorpe (Alethorpe)William Palmer
Sutton ThomasEast RudhamThomas Crowe
Taylor JohnFakenham---
Fulmodeston with Croxton  
Bridges Michael, ClerkTitchwell, Smith.Rectory
Brown JohnFulmodeston (cum Croxton)---
Cushen [Cushing] JohnHunworth, Holt---
Hill WilliamTatterford---
Mason ThomasHemptonEdward Holley
Musset RobertBlakeney, HoltChrist. Brettingham
Simmons CharlesHempton---
[Page 79]
Houghton next Harpley.  
Mitchell JohnN. Elmham, Laun.Edm. Blanchflower
Musgrave MilesN. Elmham, Laun.Edm. Blanchflower
Barker ThomasTunstead, Tuns.Thomas Page
Corey [Cory] James, ClerkKettlestoneRectory
Fuller JosephKettlestone---
Purt ThomasFulmodestonJames Waller
Rayner[s] JosephScottow, S. Erp.John Wend
Williamson JohnKettlestone---
Norton Pudding  
Harpley HenryLitcham, Laun.James Garner
Gwynn AnthonyHorningtoft, Laun.James Kendall
Raynham East, West & South  
Allen Charles, Clerk. S.RaynhamRectory
Cuttle John, W.Raynham---
Drosier Edward, E.Guist, Eyns.Richard Drosier
Elmer John, S.S(outh). Creake, Broth.John Kenney
Gunton Francis, W.S(outh). RaynhamFrancis Savage, &c.
March John, S.Burnham T(horpe), Broth.John Groome
Mite [Might] Benjamin, E.(East) Dereham, Laun.John Patrick
Money William, E.StibbardRichard Shore
Parish Henry, Clerk, E.Mundford, Grim.Rectory
Raby John, S.Wellingham, Laun.John Pratt
Robins Joseph, E.Great RyburghRichard Longe
Sizeland John, S.Raynham---
Smith Thomas, W.Raynham---
Ryburgh Great & Little  
Gotts Daniel, G.Great Ryburgh---
Hewit[t] James, G.Letheringsett, HoltJames Cobourne
Meek William, G.RyburghJames Hewitt
Mordaunt Cha[rles]. Cl. G.Great RyburghRectory
Searls [Searles] Robert, G.Great RyburghJames Cotes
Seppings [Sippings] Edward, L.Little RyburghWm. Dowson, &c.
[Page 80]
Wilkins EdmundLittle Ryburgh---
Wyard William, L.Rockland St. A. Shrop.John Beloe
Rudham East & West  
Bone John, W.Rudham---
Burslem Tho. Cl. E.BagthorpeRectory
Howard Thomas, E.Rudham---
King William, E.TattersettFrancis Langley
Money William, W.RudhamW. H. Wilson, Esq;
Neale John, W.Rudham---
Raven WilliamRudhamThomas Taylor
Swanton Joseph [John]Rudham---
Sampson WilliamTattersettHenry Benton
Utting Ben[jamin]RudhamRichard Pawley
Gentleman GeorgeSculthorpe---
Jones DanielSculthorpe---
Skipper LukeSculthorpe---
Reynolds JohnHoughton [St Giles], N. Green.Thomas Rookwood
Snoring Little  
Barnes [Barns] MatthewLittle Snoring---
Fidgett WilliamLittle Snoring---
Hemmington Sam[uel], Cl.Binham, N. Gr.Rectory
Matsell JohnLittle Snoring---
Purland ThomasGuist, Eyns.--- Buck
Wells ThomasLittle Snoring---
Wright JamesThursford, N. Gr.---
Bond JohnThurgarton, N. Erp.Robert Clarke
Edwards CorneliusMattishall, Mit.John Girling
Edwards JohnReepham, Eyns.Valentine Plomb
Marshall ThomasStibbard---
Payne ThomasStibbardAnnuity
Warne JamesWood Norton, Eyns.Robert Hill
Withers PeterStibbard---
[Page 81]
Daw CharlesHindringham, N. Gr.Thomas Plumstead
Tattersett alias Gatesend  
Pell TheophilusTattersett alias Gatesend---
Hall JohnHindringham, N. Gr.James Martin
Wright John, Cl.[-]TattersettRectory
Case CharlesHolme Hale, S. Green.George Whitby
Corke [Case] ThomasHolme Hale, S. Green.---
Fisher William, ClerkToftreesRectory

Places with no voters

The following places :-
    Alethorpe, Broomsthorpe, Syderstone and Testerton
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.

Gallow Hundred is followed in the Poll book by North Greenhoe Hundred.

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

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January 2011