Norfolk: Voting Registers


Poll for South Greenhoe 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 South Greenhoe Hundred. [Printed by J.Crouse]

South Greenhoe Hundred

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

Cockley Cley
East Bradenham
Great Cressingham
  (Cressingham Magna)
Holme Hale
Little Cressingham
  (Cressingham Parva)
North Pickenham
South Pickenham
South Acre
Sporle with Palgrave
West Bradenham

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Residence.Place of Freehold.Occupiers
[Page 86]
Bradenham East & West  
Childerhouse Henry, E.West BradenhamHenry Fenn
Croft Joshua, Cl. E.East BradenhamRectory
Duffield Joseph, E.Hingham, Fore.Samuel Gilman
Fenn Henry, [sen.], W.West Bradenham---
Fenn Henry, jun. W.West Bradenham---
Trundle Forby, [jun.] W.West BradenhamRobert Howling
Trundle William, W.
[DR=Gayton Thorpe]
BradenhamWidow Howlet
Wallis [Whalls] John, W.West Bradenham---
Whiteman Henry, E.Scarning, Laun.John Bloom
Cockley Cley  
Caney RichardBesthorpe, Shrop.Stephen Childerhouse
Crowe JohnCockley-Cley---
Crowe Thomas
Cockley Cley---
Parsley EdmundElsing, Eyns.George Carr
Thompson JohnCastle Acre, Fr. L.--- Curle
[Page 87]
Cressingham Great & Little  
Bowgin [Bongen] Hugh, L.Little Cressingham---
Browne Edward [DR=Holme Hale]Holme Hale, S. Gr.---
Browne RobertW(est). BradenhamJohn Watson
Browne Wenn [Wenman]Great Cressingham---
Chamberlayne Edward, Cl.[-]Great CressinghamRectory
Francis WilliamSaham (Toney), Way.Wm. Springall, &c.
Peck Randyll, Esq;Great Cressingham---
Swinger Jonathan [John]Hingham, Fore.Francis Houghton
Wace RichardCressingham---
Willet Juniper, L.Little CressinghamWilliam Becket
Bunting RobertWatton, Way.John Thickpenny
Allison ThomasFoulden---
Barker ThomasFoulden---
Eldred EdwardFoulden---
Feltwell ThomasFouldenEdward Eldred
Plumb WilliamFoulden---
Quantrell [Quantril] WilliamFoulden---
Pearson WilliamHolme HaleThomas Smith
Thurton Laurence
[Thurnton Lawrence]
FouldenPhilip Rosbey
Chandler FrancisHilborough---
Rolfe Robert, ClerkHilboroughRectory
Snelling ThomasFouldenWilliam Webb
Stocking ThomasGooderstone---
Holm Hale  
Beckington RobertHolm(e) Hale---
Bridges JamesHolme Hale---
Browne EdmundGooderstoneJohn Browne
Gibson JohnHolm(e) Hale---
Hastings EdmundHolm(e) HaleJohn Wing, &c.
Fysh [Fish] ChristopherNectonJohn Corke
Twite RobertHolm(e) HaleJohn Murrel
[Page 88]
Wright JohnStanfield, Laun.Robert Sayer
Lombe AnthonyNarborough---
Spelman Henry, ClerkNarborough---
Fountayne [Fountain] P. Briggs, Esq;Narford---
Newman RobertHarpley, Fr. L.--- Walker
Freeman CharlesRockland, Shrop.Thomas Limmer
Hilyard JohnNecton---
Hudson [Hutson] GeorgeNecton---
Mason William, Esq;Necton---
Parke SamuelNecton---
Roberts RobertGreat Dunham, Laun.Robert Bear
Sedge [Seagoe] WilliamTrunch, N. Erp.John Paston
Trundle WilliamNecton---
Martin MatthewNewton---
Smith EdwardStibbard, Gall.Thomas Allen
Hopkins WilliamBarton Bendish, Clac.John Payne
Secker ThomasNorthwold, Grim.Wm. Turner
White Joshua, ClerkOxburghRectory
Pickenham North & South  
Chute Thomas Lobb, Esq; S.South Pickenham---
Holman Edward [Edmund]North PickenhamThomas Holman
Holman Thomas [sen? DR=W. Bradenham?]North Pickenham---
Raper AndrewNorth Pickenham---
Bale WilliamNectonWm. Glasscock
Copland JohnGressenhall, Laun.Wm. Winter
Fowell HenryMileham, Laun.Robert Cole
[Page 89]
Hudson Tillet
[Hutson Tilot]
Sporle (with Palgrave)---
Swift ThomasSporle (with Palgrave)---
Atkins [Akins] WilliamW(est). BradenhamHenry Cooke
Aylmer WilliamSwaffham---
Brett RobertWatton, Way.John Flower, &c.
Bouchery [Boucherie] Gilbert, Clerk [Rev. Mr.]SwaffhamVicarage
Culham PhilipSwaffham---
Cross JosephSwaffham---
Crowe RobertN. Pickenham---
Dalton Francis
[Freehold = East Bilney]
SwaffhamJames Wilson
Dalton WilliamSwaffham---
Dobbs Rayner [Rainer]Brandon, Fore.William Rose
Drew MorganSwaffhamWilliam Hudson
Framingham Cozins [Cozon]Swaffham---
Goodrich [Gooderick] RobertBeeston, Laun.William Dunton
Hall RobertFincham, Clac.Robert Stimpson
Hambling AmbroseWereham, Clac.Robert Matthews
Hammond Anth[ony], Esq;SwaffhamWilliam Stratton
King EdwardSwaffham---
Large JamesCrimplesham, Clac.William Butter
Lister ThomasRockland St Peter, Way.John Lister
Lock WilliamMelton, Humb.---
Marcon John, Esq;Swaffham---
Martin JohnSaham Toney, Way.Daniel Morris
Plowright GeorgeSwaffham---
Pullyn [Pullen] PhilipForncett St Pet. Dep.Henry Gillingwater
Randall RobertSwaffhamFrancis Breese
Raven ThomasSwaffham---
Rodwell WilliamLynn, Fr. L.---
Reynolds WilliamWest Lexham, Laun.Thomas George
Say Robert, ClerkN. PickenhamRectory
Say ThomasHelhoughton, Gall.William Hill
Sewell AbrahamHales, Clav.Mary Killington
Simpson [Sampson] DavidGatesend, Gall.Lord Townshend
Stratton WilliamSwaffham---
Whitby [Whitley] William
[Freehold at W(est). Bradenham?]
Willis EzraSwaffhamJoshua Crofts
Woodbine William ClarkeSwaffham---
Young[s] Benjamin, Cl.SwaffhamWilliam Rodwell
Young William, ClerkNectonRectory

Places with no voters

The following places :-
    Bodney, Caldecote, Langford and South Acre
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.

South Greenhoe Hundred is followed in the Poll book by Grimshoe Hundred.

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

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January 2011