Norfolk: Voting Registers


Poll for Walsham 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(sic) Walsham Hundred. [Printed by J.Crouse]

Walsham Hundred

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


Fishley (see Upton)
  (Upton with Fishley)
South Walsham

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Residence.Place of Freehold.Occupiers
[Page 143]
Baker GeorgeAcleWilliam Boatwright
Beck [Back] RobertAcle---
Boatwright WilliamAcleSamuel Bumby
Browne Samuel, Cl.AcleRectory
Cossey ThomasAcle---
Crowe WilliamAcle---
Daynes [Daines] IsaacStalham, Hap.Nathaniel Ingle
Garwood JamesAcleRobert Norford
Hewit[t] RobertAcle---
Hindle WilliamAcle---
Hunn RobertAcle---
Knights JohnAcle---
Knights John, jun.Acle---
Neave JohnAcle---
Riches HenryAcle---
Saul EdmundMoultonThomas Nudd
Shingles ThomasAcle---
Tinby JohnAcle---
Tompson RobertAcle---
Tubby JohnAcle---
Wigge JamesAcleGeorge Payne
Amyas [Ames] JamesLammas, S. Erp.Thomas Bond
Ellis JohnBeighton---
Fowler SamuelBeighton---
Nudd Robert, [Sen.]BeightonNudd Robert, Jun.
Nudd Robert, jun.Beighton---
Beetley [Bately] RobertWickhampton---
Collins WilliamHalvergate---
Gillet JohnHalvergate---
Mack WilliamHalvergate---
Bradford JohnHemblington---
Gaunt [Gant] AnthonyRanworthElizabeth Gaunt,&c.
Heath EdwardHemblington---
Heath WilliamHemblington---
[Page 144]
Heath William, jun.South WalshamEnoch Littlewood
Jary RobertHemblington---
Woolterton [Woolarton] JohnBarton TurfMichael Skedge
Beetley [Bately] JohnTunstallThomas Wright
Boult WilliamAcle---
Browne JosephMoulton---
Howard JohnLimpenhoe, Blo.James Jermyn
Howard RobertBeightonSamuel Howard
Howard SamuelWickhamptonRobert Pickstone
Nudd ThomasMoulton---
Ranworth, with Panxworth.  
Heath EdwardPanxworth---
Filpot SamuelStrumpeshaw (Strumpshaw), Blo.John Trett, &c.
Fuller ThomasCarle (St. Peter), Lod.John Riches
Groome EdwardRaveningham, Clav.James Denney
Jary EdwardFreethorpe, Blo.William Jary
Johnsons JohnReedham---
Layton CharlesFreethorpe, Blo.Henry Jex
Upton. with Fishley.  
Barker JohnUpton---
Cooke WilliamUptonJohn Mackay
Curson DanielUpton---
Dawson ThomasUpton---
Day Thomas, [Sen.]Upton---
Day Thomas, jun.[-]Upton---
Goate EdwardUpton---
Goate RobertUpton---
Jay ThomasUpton---
Johnsons JohnWalcote (Walcott), Hap.Benjamin Cubit
Rogers WilliamUpton---
Shreeve NicholasAcleWilliam Pembroke
Smith WilliamUpton---
Walsham South.  
Cooper JohnPanxworthJohn Chilvers
Cutting WilliamSouth WalshamWilliam Stanford
[Page 145]
Ellet ThomasSouth Walsham---
Fearman BenjaminSouth WalshamAbraham Warterton
George SamuelSouth WalshamWilliam Prior
Jary WilliamSouth WalshamSolomon Hall
Larner JohnSouth WalshamRobert Jones
Mickleburgh FrancisPanxworthJames Chapman
Mitchell JohnSouth WalshamWilliam Mitchell
Pratt JamesSouth Walsham---
Turner JohnSouth Walsham---
Westgate William [DF=Acle]South Walsham---
Wiscard WilliamFelthorpe, Tav.Edmund Gibbs
Pickstone [Bixton?] RobertWickhampton---
Breese JohnBlofield, Blo.Thomas Griggs
Davey [Davy] SamuelWoodbastwick---
Read [Reed] Thomas [DF=Thurlton?]Thurton, LodJames Sherwood
Seaman JohnErpingham. S. Erp.Robert Critoft

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.

Walsham Hundred is followed in the Poll book by Wayland Hundred.

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

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
January 2011