Norfolk: Voting Registers


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

Launditch Hundred

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


Beeston [cum Bittering]
  (Little Bittering)
  [Hamlet of East Dereham]
East Bilney
East Lexham
Gateley (Gately)
Great Dunham
Great Fransham
  (see Tittleshall)
Little Dunham
Little Fransham
North Elmham
Oxwick [with Pattesley]
Pattesley (Pattesly)
Swanton Morley
Weasenham All Saints
  (Weasingham All Saints)
Weasenham St. Peter
  (Weasingham St. Peter)
West Lexham
Whissonsett (Wissonset)

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Residence.Place of Freehold.Occupiers
[Page 110]
Allison RobertWhissonsettJohn Fisher
Barnwell Wm, Cl.OxwickRectory
Daynes [Daines] RobertBeeston---
Newman JohnBeeston---
Powley JacobBeestonJohn Craster/Crafer?
Roberts HenryLittle FranshamJohn Durrant
[Page 111]
Bream [Brame] JamesBeetley---
Bream [Brame] ThomasBeetley---
Clarke RobertBeetley---
Flatt WilliamBeetley---
Rayner HenryGressenhallJohn Spratt
Webb WilliamBitteringJohn Webb
Bilney East  
Allison RobertEast Bilney---
Goose Thomas [DR=East Bilney]Stanfield---
Hall RobertBurnham Ulph, Broth.James Mott
Munnings Christopher, Cl.East BilneyRectory
Reeve WilliamEast Bilney---
Shepperd [Sheppard] JonathanEast Bilney---
Stanford CharlesDownham, Clac.Roger Tiffen
Webb JamesBittering---
Athow WilliamBrisley---
Edwards MatthewBrisley---
Francis WilliamYaxham, Mit.Tobais Kettering
Gooding Thomas, Cl.Brisley---
King RichardBrisley---
Lee JohnBrisley---
Mott [Malt] CharlesBrisley---
Moy JohnSwanton Novers, HoltGeorge Dawson
Spence ThomasBrisley---
Strike ThomasHindolvestonElizabeth Strike
Coker NicholasEast Dereham, Mit.John Rose
Gostling James
[DF=Great Ryburgh]
ColkirkThomas Woods
Newell ThomasSculthorpe, Gall.Luke Skippon
Rudd WilliamColkirk---
Secker ThomasColkirk---
Utber [Utburgh] ThomasColkirk---
Daniel John
[Daniel Robert John]
[Page 112]
Dunham Great & Little  
Backler [Batler] JohnDunham---
Bacon JohnDunham---
Beetley [Beatley] William, L.DunhamJoseph Parker
Dungar [Dunger] JohnDunhamWilliam Banyard
Gunns HenryDunham---
High Edward, L.Dunham---
Pretheroe [Prithero] Owen, L.New Buckenham, Shrop.Robert Davey
Rix John, L.Dunham---
Sheene Thomas Sheene Brook, L.
[Shinbrookshin Thomas]
Elmham North  
Athill JohnTwyford, Eyns.John Burton
Belson WilliamElmham---
Brookbank JohnSwanton Morley---
Chaplin JohnElmham---
Clarke WilliamElmhamHenry Scott
Dix GwynnWalpole St. Peter, Fr. M.Leonard Loudon
Gregory Thomas, Cl.North ElmhamRectory
Hall HenryElmham---
Howell JamesElmhamRobert Parsley
Jacob HenryElmham---
Ladley JohnMilehamThomas Syer
Laverock JohnWeston Longville, Eyns.Samuel Thorne
Mason WilliamGateleyReuben Hubbard
Milles [Mills] Richard, Esq;Elmham---
Rawlins [Rawling] DavidElmham---
Rawlins JohnBeetleyHenry Rayner
Smith HenryEast BilneyJohn Cliffen
Sooley JonathanStanfieldSamuel Jarvis
Webster JohnElmham---
Fransham Great & Little  
Alpe Hammond, Esq;, L.Fransham---
Bennet JamesFransham---
Browne WilliamLynn, Fr. L.John Darby
Burslem [Burslam] Daniel, ClerkFranshamRectory
Case EdwardFransham---
Nelson WilliamFransham---
Johnson James, L.Fransham---
Lyon Philip, L.Fransham---
Stacey [Stacy] John, L.Fransham---
[Page 113]
Stanforth [Stanford] ThomasFransham---
Blunkell [Blunkall] WilliamFoulsham, Eyns.James Sheringham
Sharrock RobertGateley---
Cauldwell [Cordwell] Ralph, Esq;WhissonsettHenry Goggs
Cooper TaylorHingham, Fore.--- Harvey
Bird EdmundGressenhallDaniel Watson
Bird JohnGressenhallDaniel Watson
Blade RobertGressenhallDaniel Colville
Blanch RobertGressenhall---
Coleman [Colman] AmbroseGressenhall---
Crofts Benjamin, ClerkGressenhallRectory
Davey WilliamGressenhallNicholas Sayer
Dobbs AnthonyRingland, Eyns.--- Clarke
Neave JohnGarveston, Mit.Gregory Durrant
Rayner HenryGressenhallCharles Bradfield
Rayner ThomasGressenhall---
Rayner ThomasGressenhallJonathan Spragge
Tompson JohnGressenhall---
Webb JohnBittering---
Cobb WilliamHoePeter Nix
Grounds ThomasHoe---
Johnson JonathanBrandon. Fore.Richard Thurling
Keene JosephHoe---
Ketteringham [Keteringham] ThomasNorthwold, Grim.John George
Musset WilliamGressenhallThomas Rayner
Franklin JohnHorningtoft---
Franklin WilliamWhissonsettWilliam Skinner
Kendall JamesGreat Ryburgh, Gall.John Hart
Raven ThomasWhissonsettRobert Smith
Read HenryHorningtoftJohn Ralph
Heard William, Esq;Kempston---
[Page 114]
Holley EdwardMattishall, Mit.John Tooley
Rawlings DanielShipdham, Mit.Henry Whiteman
Lexham West & East  
George Thomas, Cl.LexhamRectory
Jackson Thomas, E.Litcham---
Mayes ThomasLexham---
Sutton JohnWest Rudham, Gall.Joseph Plumb
Allison JohnLitcham---
Athow ChristopherLitcham---
Bayley [Badley] JohnLitcham---
Billing [Billen] JamesLitcham---
Codling JamesLitcham---
Dagless [Daglas] JosephLitchamPeter Raven
Duffield NicholasLitcham---
Fenn WilliamLitcham---
Kendall [Kendale] JohnLitcham---
Leeds JamesNorth Tuddenham, Mit.Henry Watson
Neave ThomasLitchamRobert Shittle
Shittle RobertLongham---
Smith Peter, ClerkLitchamRectory
Waters JohnLitchamThomas Wyard
Bull FrancisLongham---
Hastings ThomasLongham---
Newham WilliamGressenhall---
Strolger RobertLongham---
Winter RichardLonghamThomas Hastings
Winter [Wenton] RobertBeeston--- Cauldwell
Athill James, Cl.Barney, N. Gr.Vicarage
Beeston PhilipMileham---
Bunn JohnLyng, Eyns.Samuel Bunn
Clarke RichardMileham---
Cock WilliamMileham---
Davy [Davey] EdwardMileham---
Frost BenjaminMileham---
Hammond ValentineElsing, Eyns.Charles Keeler
[Page 115]
Oxwick with Pattesly  
Case EdwardCarbrooke, Way.King Bunkell
Turner GregoryHindolveston, Eyns.James Wakefield
Barton GeorgeNorth ElmhamRobert Parsley
North Roger, Esq;RoughamGeorge Barton
Sealby [Selby] Christoph[er]. Cl.[-]Dunton, Gall.Rectory
Bone RobertScarning---
Coote ThomasOvington, Way.Thomas Coote, jun.
Howlet[t] WilliamScarning---
Ladle [Ladell] JohnScarning---
Potter Robert, Cl.Crostwick, Tav.Rectory
Steele JohnScarning---
Trollop BrightmoreSwanton Morley---
Beck JohnGreat FranshamJohn Flood
Bird Rash, Cl.StanfieldRectory
Mann Jeffery [Geoffry]Stanfield---
Smith WilliamStanfield---
Swanton Morley  
Bradfield RobertSwanton Morley---
Clifton JohnEast Bilney---
Crosier John, Esq;Elsing, Eyns.John Wilson, Clerk
Ewin Thomas, ClerkSwanton MorleyRectory
Freeman RobertYaxham, Mit.C. Bullock
Hubbard GeorgeFoulden, S. Gr.William Kiddle
Ingledow [Engledow] WilliamSwanton Morley---
Madder [Madden] WilliamSwanton Morley---
Rix PeterSwanton Morley---
Shaul RobertSwanton MorleySarah Dawdy
Whitby JohnNorth ElmhamThomas Rix
Bishop RobertMilehamJohn Gagen
Collison WilliamBeestonEdward Breton
Whitby WilliamWhissonsettHenry Goodman
Wright JamesTittleshall---
[Page 116]
Weasenham All Saints & St. Peter.  
Billing RobertWeasenham---
Carr [Kerr] JohnWeasenham---
Franklin John, Cl. St. Pet.WeasenhamVicarage
Jackson Richard, Esq;Moulton, Dep.Manor
Jermy Abel, St. Peter
[Jarmyn Able]
Little DunhamRobert Ayscough
Martin JohnGreat FranshamWilliam Freeman
Sanctuary ThomasWeasenhamJohn Hall
Goodrick RobertWellingham---
Moorcraft SamuelWellinghamJohn Hastings
Chamberlin WilliamWendling---
Fitt CharlesWendling---
Makens [Makings] JeremiahGressenhallJohn Mills
Powley PeterLittle FranshamRobert Mallows
Secker JohnWendling---
Barker StephenWhissonsettAndrew Athill
Bower JohnHelhoughton, Gall.Annuity
Duffield JohnWhissonsett---
Greene BenjaminDenton, Ears.Robert Wolterton
Greenwood HenryWhissonsettStephen Barker
Raven NathanielWhissonsett---
Skinner JohnWhissonsett---
Blomfield ThomasWorthing---
Cropley JohnWorthing---


  • 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.

Launditch Hundred is followed in the Poll book by Loddon Hundred.

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

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January 2011