Norfolk: Voting Registers


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

Tunstead Hundred

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


Barton Turf
Beeston St. Lawrence
Hoveton St. John
Hoveton St. Peter
North Walsham
Sco Ruston

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Residence.Place of Freehold.Occupiers
[Page 137]
Howes ThomasAshmanhaugh---
Jones JeremiahNeatisheadJohn Smith
Atkinson HenryBacton---
Bartram RobertBacton---
Caulk ThomasBacton---
[Page 138]
Clarke MatthewBacton---
Denham RobertSloleyJohn Harmer
Gaze RichardHappisburgh, Hap.Miles Fenn
Hewitt ThomasBacton---
King WilliamHolt, HoltElisha Girdlestone
Maris ThomasWittonBenjamin Doughty
Pestle WilliamBacton---
Steckles William, Cl.PastonVicarage
Barton Turf.  
Covile RobertBarton Turf---
Jones JohnHorstead, Tav.John Slipper
Norris Anthony, Esq;Barton TurfJames Nobbs
Ward SolomanBarton Turf---
Worsted RobertBarton Turf---
Beeston St. Lawrence.  
Preston Isaac, Esq;Beeston St. Lawrence---
Le_Neve FrancisMoulton, Dep.Thomas Snelling
Mann WilliamNorth Tuddenham, Mit.Thomas Mann
Abbs NicholasNorth WalshamWilliam Smith
Peterson JohnHickling, Hap.James Strange
Andrews ClementDilham---
Hill RichardFoulsham, Eyns.Willliam Neale
Jobson WilliamDilham----
Mileham DanielDilham---
Marker MilesDilham---
Taylor JamesDilham---
Allen JohnEdingthorpe---
Bircham [Barcham] WilliamEdingthorpe---
Turner CharlesEdingthorpe---
Watts ClementPaston---
[Page 139]
Capurne [Capon] WilliamFelmingham---
Cooke ThomasFelmingham---
Howes [Hawes] DanielFelmingham---
Isaacs PeterFelminghamJohn Hardy
Moy JohnFelmingham---
Ransome MicahFelmingham---
Sheppard ThomasSkeyton, S. Erp.William Jarvis
Turner JohnFelmingham---
Chamber Bev[il] W. Esq;HoningBenjamin Bayfield
Coe WilliamErpingham, S. Erp.John Pull
Cole JohnHoning---
Crome Samuel [DR=Horning?]Hickling, Hap.Samuel Crome, jun.
Cubit[t] ThomasHoning---
Howard JohnHoning---
Minns RogerHoning---
Riches NathanielHoning---
Woods ThomasHoning---
Barwick Anthony, Cl.HorningVicarage
Beaumont ThomasHorning---
Cope ThomasOrmesby, E. FleggRobert Brightman
Hoveton St. John. & St. Peter.  
Aufrere Anth[ony], Esq; St. P.TunsteadEdward Coleman
Blofield [Blofeld] John, Esq;Hoveton St. John---
Edridge [Eddridge] HenryHoveton St. JohnJohn Newham
Edridge [Eddridge] Henry, jun.[+]Barton TurfJohn Chandler
Negus Henry, Esq; St. P.Hoveton St. Peter---
Wells Thomas, St. P.Wymondham, Fore.Richard Barson
Bloome JohnIrstead---
Gay WilliamNeatishead---
Headley Henry, ClerkBelaugh, S. Erp.Rectory
Horner RobertIrstead---
Joy JohnIrstead---
Wilch [Welch] RobertIrstead---
[Page 140]
Durrant SamuelSouth Walsham, Wals.William Jary
Reeve ThomasIrstead--- Becket
Turner RobertNeatishead---
Buck JamesPastonJoseph Gee
Gaze ThomasNorth WalshamWilliam Rix
Gunton JohnEast Ruston, Hap.William Simms
Pycroft Benjamin [DR=Swanton Abbott]PastonJames Buck
Banyard [Banyer] RobertRidlingtonThomas Playford
Frary ThomasWorsteadThomas Newstead
Greenacre ThomasWorsteadJohn Denham
Barber SamuelSloley---
Clarke JohnSloleyWilliam Freeman
Coleman [Colman] EdmundSloley---
Foreman HenryTunsteadThomas Harmer
Lowe SamuelSloley---
Lusher JamesSloley---
Mack JohnSloley---
Doughty WilliamRidlingtonThomas Kirk
Goodings [Goodwyn] RobertStokesby, East Flegg--- Burridge
Jackson JohnSmallburgh---
Knowles SamuelReepham, Eyns.Thomas Rudd
Mack ThomasSmallburgh---
Marston ThomasLudham, Hap.John Miller
Neave JacobSmallburgh---
Taylor JosephSmallburgh---
Taylor StephenSmallburgh---
Warnes [Warns] RobertWorsteadWilliam Monday
Harris ThomasHickling, Hap.Robert Barker
Hennant [Hennent] ThomasSwanton (Abbot), S. Erp.Widow Bacon
Saul SamuelSwafieldThomas Suffolk
[Page 141]
Ames SamuelTunstead--- Fiske
Blyth PeterWorsteadThomas Grand
Cubit[t] JamesEast RustonJames Shingles
Downes James, ClerkN. Burlingham, Blo.Rectory
Gales RichardSloleyJohn Lowe
Howard JohnTunstead---
Johnson RichardTunstead---
Johnson Richard, jun.[-]Tunstead---
Mack Thomas, [sen.]Tunstead---
Mack Thomas, jun.Tunstead---
Marler [Marlee] BenjaminTunsteadJohn Marler
Smith JohnTunstead---
Walsham North.  
Cooper Thomas, EsqLoddon, Lod.John Roberts
Corke RichardNorth WalshamEdward Firmary
Culley RichardNorth Walsham---
Curle RobertLimpenhoe, Blo.Richard Shank
Dack WilliamHackford (nr_Reepham), Eyns.Samuel George
Deeker [Decker] JohnNorth Walsham---
Dobbs DanielNorth Walsham---
England WilliamEdingthorpe, Tuns.William Golder
Gann JohnNorth WalshamJohn Bowman
Gay JamesNorth Walsham---
Horseley Isaac, Clerk [DR=North Walsham]]Antingham, N. Erp.Rectory
Howes JohnCatfield, Hap.William Callow
Layman JamesNorth Walsham---
Leman [Lemon] FrancisDilhamThomas Moneyment
Leman [Lemon] HenryBelaugh, S. Erp.Edward Chapman
Love WilliamNorth Walsham---
Lusher JohnBrunstead (Brumstead), Hap.Thomas Amyas
Marler [Marlow] RobertNorth WalshamMark Tawell
Pilch ThomasHemstead (Hempstead), HoltEdward Rye
Ransome JohnSwafieldWilliam Secker
Read [Reed] JohnAntingham, N. Erp.John Culley
Rust EdmundFelminghamJohn Knights
Shreeve JohnNorth Walsham---
Smith JoshuaNorth WalshamRichard Miller
Sparshall JohnNorth Walsham---
Stalworthy DavidNorth Walsham---
Tayleure James [John?], ClerkGunton, N. Erp.Rectory
White RichardHappisburgh, Hap.Thomas Armstrong
Wilding WilliamKnapton, N. Erp.---
[Page 142]
Willis Henry, Esq;North Walsham---
Withers JohnNorth WalshamHenry Sturman
Cosins [Cozens] JeremiahWood Norton, Eyns.Robert Gymer
Garland JohnTuttington, S. Erp.William Howard
Petre John Berney, Esq;
[Peters Jo. Berney, Esq;]
WestwickWilliam Varloe
Harris NathanielWitton---
Horner JohnWittonJohn Rust
Nockolds SamuelWitton---
Turner JosephWitton---
Ashmul [Ashwell] JohnWorsteadJohn Hazell
Berney Richard, ClerkWorstead---
Bird WilliamHorsford, Tav.George Harrison
Brograve Berney, Esq;Worstead---
Colls RobertWorstead---
Gunnel[l] JohnWorstead---
Howes WilliamFelminghamMark Moore
Mace ThomasWorstead---
Rix WilliamSloley---
Rump RobertHainford, Tav.George Hennant
Saul JosephWorstead---
Sheppard MartinHappisburgh, Hap.Mart. Sheppard, jun.
Smith PressDilham---
Tinker [Tinkler] WilliamHainford, Tav.George Hennant
Trivett EdwardWorstead---
Tucke JosephWorstead---
Woods JamesWorstead---

Places with no voters

The following place :-
    Sco Ruston
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.

Tunstead Hundred is followed in the Poll book by South Walsham Hundred.

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

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January 2011