Norfolk: Voting Registers


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

Shropham Hundred

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


East Wretham
Great Ellingham
New Buckenham
Old Buckenham
Rockland All Saints
and Rockland St. Andrew
Thetford St. Cuthbert,
Thetford St. Mary and
Thetford St. Peter
West Wretham

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Residence.Place of Freehold.Occupiers
[Page 125]
Blancher James, sen.AttleboroughAnn Wright, &c.
Blancher James, jun.Deepham (Deopham), Fore.John Fulcher
Bowden JohnWymondham, Fore.Jeremiah Foster
Browne WilliamAttleboroughDaniel Swatman
Cadywold Thomas, B[adley].AttleboroughJohn Smith
Chapman EdwardGreat EllinghamJohn Steel
Chapman RichardAttleboroughJohn Downes, &c.
Cowles JohnAttleboroughJames Astley
Driver JohnAttleboroughHenry Morley, &c.
[Page 126]
Heyhoe Edward, Esq;[-]Hardingham, Mit.John Morris, &c.
Howes WilliamAttleboroughJohn Adams
Leverington WilliamAttleborough---
Lock[e] EdmundAttleboroughJohn Smith
Nobbs JohnAttleborough---
Nobbs StephenAttleborough---
Oddin Garret[t]AttleboroughJames Hovell
Page ThomasAttleboroughWilliam Skip, &c.
Parke FrancisHingham. Fore.John Hastings
Payne WilliamAttleborough---
Peck ThomasAttleborough---
Ripper JohnShrophamCharles Youngman
Scarfe WilliamAttleborough---
Sporle [Spall] RobertAttleboroughThomas Preshouse
Stockton JohnAttleboroughJohn Halstead
Sugget[t] JohnAttleborough---
Sussons [Susham] JohnAttleborough---
Sustenance Nicholas [DF= Attleborough]Coston, Fore.Mary Lyddell
Thorold [Thurrold] WilliamAttleborough---
Barret[t] WilliamBanham, Guilt.Christopher Barber
Childerhouse WilliamMorley St. Bot, Fore.Robert Lincolne
Cockle WilliamAttleboroughChristopher Kiddle
Dew WilliamBesthorpeAbraham Seaman
Rose SamuelBesthorpe---
Smith RobertAttleboroughWidow Cann
Woodcock RichardBesthorpe---
Dover JosephAttleboroughJames Baker
Boreham ThomasMethwold, Grim.William Aderson
Corbyn [Corben] JohnBridgham---
Dunham CharlesBridgham---
Jefferies Jonathan [John], jun.Dickleburgh, DissJames Chatton
Buckenham Old & New  
Algar William, O.BuckenhamThomas Jolly
Barber JohnBuckenham---
Barker JohnBuckenham---
Baret[t] Robert, O.BuckenhamJohn Buckle
[Page 127]
Betts Charles, O.BuckenhamChristopher Betts
Bidwell Humphry, O.Buckenham---
Blake FulcherBuckenhamJohn Holland, jun.
Catlyn [Catlin] Nevil[l]Buckenham---
Coleman [Colman] ThomasBuckenham---
Davey [Davy] AnthonyBuckenham---
Davey [Davy] RobertKenninghall, Guilt.---
Doodson [Dudson] DanielBuckenham---
Duffield Abraham, O.Buckenham---
Elmer [Elliner] William, O.South Lopham, Guilt.John Leeder
Elsegood IsaacBuckenham---
Frenze [Frince] John, O.Kenninghall, Guilt.John Gooch
Fulcher Nathaniel, O.Buckenham---
Fulcher WilliamShelfanger, DissThomas Turner
Gall [Gaul] JamesBuckenham---
Garnham WilliamBuckenham---
Gedge George, [Esq;], O.Buckenham---
Gedge Joseph, O.BuckenhamThomas Woods, &c.
Gibbs WilliamBuckenhamWilliam Nott
Goss WilliamBuckenham---
Greene Thomas, O.
[Not in Chase]
New BuckenhamAnn Todd
Greenwood WilliamBuckenhamThomas Wigget
Harrison Thomas, O.Buckenham---
Hewitt James, O.Buckenham---
Hill JohnBuckenham---
Holland BryantBuckenham---
Holland John, [sen.]Buckenham---
Holland John, jun.BuckenhamCharles Coleman
Kemp ThomasBuckenham---
Lucas Joseph, O.Buckenham---
Moss SamuelBuckenham---
Orford JohnBuckenham---
Pilgrim John, O.Buckenham---
Pilgrim Robert, O.Buckenham---
Poll Philip, O.BuckenhamJames Wingfield
Pooley John [DR-typo?]Buckenham---
Potter Amos, O.Buckenham---
Potter Robert, O.Buckenham---
Rich Luke [DR-typo?]BuckenhamWidow Holland
Rodwell ThomasBuckenham---
Rudderham [Ruddram] JohnBuckenham---
Rush ThomasBuckenham---
Salter Robert, O. [DF=Caston?]Coston, ForeRobert Bircham
Smith Robert, O.Buckenham---
Swords WilliamBuckenham---
[Page 128]
Tipple ThomasBuckenham---
Turner EarshamBuckenham---
Wilson Edward, O.BuckenhamJames Darkin
Womack Thomas, O.Gissing, DissThomas Bond
Woods JosephBuckenham---
Woods WilliamBuckenham---
Taylor JohnEccles---
Ellingham Great  
Adcock JoshuaGreat Ellingham---
Barnard JamesGreat Ellingham---
Barnard JohnGreat Ellingham---
Barnard WilliamGreat EllinghamWilliam Fox
Beales [Bales] ThomasGreat EllinghamMichael Dalton
Brooks RobertGreat Ellingham---
Browne Zach.Great Ellingham---
Cady WilliamGreat Ellingham---
Cady WilliamGreat EllinghamIsaac Meek
Carter JacobGreat Ellingham---
Clarke HenryGreat Ellingham---
Cowles RichardGreat Ellingham---
Durrant HughGarveston, Mit.Christopher Notley
Ellis JeremiahGreat Ellingham---
Hawkes WilliamForncett St. M. Dep.Stephen Caley
Hazell [Heasell] Reuben [DR=Morley]Great Ellingham---
King ThomasGreat EllinghamBenjamin Alderton
Land JohnRockland St. And.Thomas Limmer
Lister DanielLittle Ellingham, Way.Thomas Osborn
Manning WilliamGreat EllinghamWilliam Cady
Porter AnthonyGreat Ellingham---
Porter WilliamGreat EllinghamAndrew Potter
Tompson LukeBunwell, Depw.Stephen Caley
Turner JamesGreat EllinghamWilliam Hawkes
Turner JohnGreat Ellingham---
Warren JefferyGreat Ellingham---
Warren SimonGreat Ellingham---
Warren ThomasGreat Ellingham---
Williamson SamuelGreat Ellingham---
Wilkins JohnGreat Ellingham---
[Page 129]
Hare Hugh, Esq;Hargham---
Browne JohnHockhamDavid Fox
Rudland DanielStow Bedon, Way.Thomas Leveridge
Barker WilliamBunwell, Dep.William Bernard
Clarke EdwardLarling---
Edzard Jem. Theodor.
[Edzard Jermyn Theod.]
Rockland All Saints
and Rockland St. Andrew
Barham RobertRockland---
Barham [Barnham] WilliamRockland---
Booty James, St. And.Rockland---
Clarke ThomasRocklandRobert Dennis
Filby JohnWood Rising, Mit.John Browne
Godfrey William, St. And.Rockland---
Hilton RobertRocklandCharles Twopence
Mansfield JamesRockland---
Murrell JamesThetford---
Nunn JoshuaRockland---
Steele JohnRockland---
Steele SimonRockland---
Towler JefferyGreat EllinghamJohn Harwood
Angel MarkShrophamSimon Crane
Atmore [Atmere] JohnShrophamRichard Rudderham
Barker John, Esq;Shropham---
Browne JohnShrophamWilliam Large
Davey [Davy] JohnShropham---
Hardy SamuelShrophamThomas Funnel
Large RobertShropham---
Rudd ThomasShropham---
Blois WilliamSnettertonWilliam Wiseman
Webster JohnSnetterton---
[Page 130]
Bacon NoahThetfordJoseph Brookes
Betts MatthewThetford---
Bidwell ArthurThetfordHenry Springfield
Bidwell WoodwardThetford---
Burrel[l] GeorgeThetfordWidow Murrel
Burrel[l] JohnThetford---
Burrel[l] JosephThetfordRichard Sewell
Clarke Edmund, jun.Thetford---
Clarke George, Esq;[-]Thetford---
Coleman JohnThetford---
Cross JohnThetford---
Dade RobertThetfordJonathan Newell, &c.
Ellis JohnThetfordWilliam Cordwell, &c.
Ellis WilliamThetford---
Falconer [Falkner] AlexanderThetford---
Faux JohnThetfordElizabeth Kiddle, &c.
Gill JosephThetford---
Gallaway [Galloway] John Cole, Cl.ThetfordTythes
Garnham ThomasThetford---
Goate ThomasThetfordWilliam Hardy
Herne [Sterne] JohnThetford---
Hill GeorgeThetford---
Holmes WilliamThetford---
Humphrey [Humfrey] GeorgeThetford---
Johnson Thomas [DR=Norwich?, DF=Shropham?]ThetfordJohn Lingwood
Loyall [Syall] JohnThetford---
Marshall EdwardThetford---
Medlicott Th[o]. J[ohn], Esq;Thetford---
Mingay JamesThetford---
Murrel[l] JamesRocklandAllen Mills
Newell JefferyThetford---
Newell JonathonThetford---
Newell ThomasThetford---
Nourse [Nurse] EdmundThetford---
Osborne RobertThetfordGeorge Fuller,&c.
Rolfe JohnThetford---
Rolfe WilliamThetford---
Rudland [Rutland] Thomas [DF=Feltwell]Feltwell, Grim.---
Rushbrooke WilliamThetford---
Rust EdwardThetford---
Saffery RichardUpwell, Clac.--- Crosley
Salmon PeterThetfordElizabeth Collins
Salmon Thomas, jun.ThetfordJohn Sterne
Shearing [Sherring] JohnThetford---
Shipp JamesThetford---
[Page 131]
Shipp JenningsThetford---
Shipp JonathanThetford---
Sparrow Rober[t]Thetford---
Sterne JohnThetford---
Sterne RobertThetford---
Sterne WilliamThetford---
Theodorick JohnOutwell, Clac.John Giddens
Tompson [Thompson] HenryThetfordElizabeth Fox
Walton JohnThetford---
Ward WilliamThetfordWilliam Oleyat, &c.
Woodward PhilipThetford---
Wright ThomasThetford---
Youngs WilliamThetfordJonathan Newell
Wretham East & West  
Bidwell Thomas, E.ThetfordJohn Parment
Gaines Dunham, ClerkWrethamRectory
Grigson William, Esq;WrethamRobert Manistre
Brothers JohnWilby---
Garner [Gainer] FrancisWilby---
Hare John, ClerkWilbyRectory
Palmer [Barber?] RichardOld BuckenhamJames Darkin

Places with no voters

The following place(s) :-
    Illington, Kilverstone and Roudham
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.

Shropham Hundred is followed in the Poll book by Smithdon Hundred.

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

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January 2011