Norfolk: Voting Registers


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

Happing Hundred

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


East Ruston
  (Ruston East)
Hempstead with Eccles
Potter Heigham
Sea Palling
Walcott (Walcote)

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Residence.Place of Freehold.Occupiers
[Page 96]
Bartram JohnCatfieldThomas Simmons
Bell WilliamBrunstead (Brumstead)---
Cubit[t] JamesStalhamJohn Hewitt
Cubit[t] SamuelBrunstead (Brumstead)---
Howes JohnBrunstead (Brumstead)---
Balls RichardCatfield---
Blomfield HenryCatfieldEdmund Gibbs
Donne [Donn] Roger, ClerkCatfieldRectory
[Page 97]
Mace NormanCatfield---
Rogers SimonCatfield---
Smith ThomasCatfield---
Wells NicholasHickling---
Bates RichardHappisburgh---
Bullock JohnHappisburgh---
Dann JohnFramingham Pig. Hens.--- Lovick
Durrant SamuelHappisburgh---
Folke [Faulk] JamesHappisburgh---
Gaze JohnLessinghamRichard Draper
Matthews JohnHappisburgh---
Moneyment [Monument] WilliamHappisburgh---
Postle RobertHappisburgh---
Rice Theophilus, Cl.Happisburgh---
Riches EdmundHappisburgh---
Riches SamuelHappisburgh---
Statton RobertPaston---
Tompson [Thompson] JohnYarmouth, E. FleggJohn Sewell
Watts ClementKnapton, N. Erp. [Ann(uity)].---
Hempstead with Eccles.  
Amyas [Ames] JamesHemstead---
Amyas [Ames] RobertWalcote (Walcott)---
Cannon [Canham] WilliamHempstead---
Cook GabrielCatfieldJohn Myhill
Allen JamesHickling---
Barker JohnHickling---
Barker LawrenceHickling---
Barker RobertHickling---
Barret ThomasHickling---
Bates BenjaminHickling---
Crome SamuelHickling---
Cubit[t] JohnHoning. Tuns.Benjamin Davey
Fulcher SamuelStalhamJohn Read
Harding [Hardyn] ThomasHickling---
Stone SamuelHickling---
Salmon [Sunman] DanielCawston, S. Erp.Joshua Chambers
[Page 98]
Durrant DanielIngham---
Hicksford [Exforth] WilliamIngham---
Holland JosephCatfieldThomas Holland
Postle BriggsDilham, Tunst.Peter Goose
Postle RobertIngham---
Sidney RobertIngham---
Balls JohnGimingham, N. Erp.William Seaman
Bartram JamesRidlington, Tunst.Benjamin Doughty
Saul [Sall] AbrahamLessingham---
Worts ThomasLessingham---
Boyce ThomasBastwick, W. FleggJohn Shreeve
Callow WilliamBurgh (St. Marg.), W. Flegg--- Dyball
Coleman [Colman] RobertYarmouth, E. Flegg---
Davey JosephYarmouth, E. Flegg--- Steward
Haddon [Hadden] ThomasLudham---
Hill RobertLudham---
Jenkinson JosephLudham---
Johnson JohnLudham---
Leman RobertBurgh (St. Marg.), W. FleggJohn Howard
Whiteman William [Not in Chase]LudhamFrancis Hudson
Simonds [Simon] SamuelPalling---
Potter Heigham.  
Barber JohnLudham---
Bowles JohnMulbarton, Hum.Peter Pond
Butts Dudley, Cl.Potter HeighamVicarage
Roe RobertPotter Heigham---
Skipp Daniel [DF= Yarmouth]Potter Heigham---
Utting ThomasPotter Heigham--- Cobb, &c.
Ruston East.  
Barber ThomasEast RustonThomas Bitten
Barker SamuelEast Ruston---
Barker Samuel (See note 2)East Ruston---
Curstick [Custing] DanielEast Ruston---
Durrel [Durall] JohnEast RustonThomas Abigale
Durrel [Durall] JohnEast Ruston---
[Page 99]
Field WilliamEast Ruston---
Roberts ThomasEast RustonSamuel Locke
Shingles JohnEast Ruston---
Weed JohnEast Ruston---
Weeds Samuel, sen.East Ruston---
Weeds Samuel, junr.East Ruston---
Atkins ThomasStalham---
Bean [Bane] JohnSuttonDaniel Smith
Bean JohnWorstead, Tunst.Thomas Barber
Browne WilliamSuttonAnn Summers
Cubit[t] BenjaminStalham---
Flowerdew JohnIngham---
Gedge JohnPotter HeighamRobert Barlow
Johnson RichardStalhamRobert Smith
Johnson ThomasStalham---
Pycroft SamuelStalhamSamuel Money
Reed JohnStalhamBenjamin Cubit
Salmon WilliamIngham---
Barber RobertSutton---
Barker JohnSutton---
Bowes George [Charles]SuttonGilbert Tuck
Cubit[t] EdmundSutton---
Keeler JosephSutton---
Mitchels JohnSutton---
Nockolds HenryRepps, W. FleggRichard Belson
Marler [Marlow] RobertN. Walsham, Tunst.Hannah Watts

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.
  • 2. There is only 1 "Samuel Barker" in Chase Poll book and 2 here.

Happing Hundred is followed in the Poll book by Henstead Hundred.

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

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January 2011