Norfolk: Great Yarmouth


Voting Registers - Poll 1807 (Forster)

The poll for two members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Great Yarmouth, taken on the 7th and 8th of May 1807 and published by P. Forster (not to be confused with a similar one by J. Keymer). The transcription includes :- Voters names, Occupations, Residences & some relationships.

Most of the places of residence are in Norfolk or Suffolk but a number of people are seen to be living elsewhere. The notes section will help to identify the location of some of these.

Note that there are differences between the two publishers and these are noted eg. "[Name as spelt in Keymer]", "{Note}" or "{*}" indicates extra information or in some instances a reversal of the initials or forenames (see Notes 10 and 11). There were 945 voters.

The original had "Surname Christian-name(s), Occupation, Residence" separated by commas but all in the one column. These have been split into three separate columns.

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]











Friday and Saturday, the 8th and 9th Day of May, 1807,


William FISHER, Jun. Esq.







Printed and sold by P. Forster, King-street; sold also by J. Beart, Quay.

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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
ABSOLON WM. [W.]merchantYarmouth 

Absolon Davidlinendraper [draper] ditto

Aldred JohnsilversmithYarmouth
Aldridge Henrymariner ditto  
Aldridge Johnbricklayer ditto  
Aldridge Henry A. [H. A.]mastmaker [master-mariner] ditto  
Allen Thomas Goodram [G. Thomas]rope-makerLondon

Allen William ditto ditto

Allen Thomas ditto ditto

Alliston Thomas ditto ditto  
Alliston Benjamin dittoYarmouth  
Amis Henry [Ames]labourer ditto  
Amis William [Ames]weaverNorwich

Amis Thomas Kempis
[Ames Thomas K.]

Amies Daniel [Ames]cordwainerYarmouth  
Andrews Philip [Phillips Andrew]caulker ditto  
Andrews ZachariahcaulkerYarmouth  
Armiger Marmaduke [Arminger]mariner ditto

Armiger Marmaduke, jun. [Arminger] ditto ditto

Arnold Aldous Charles {*}gent.Lowestoft
Atkinson Thomas [T.]farmerEast Ruston
Atkinson Henry [Adkinson]clerkBacton
Atkinson Charles dittoKnapton
Audley Henry, sen. {*}innkeeper [victualler]St Olaves [St Olives]  
Audley Henry, jun.tailorYarmouth  
Austrin HenryauctioneerYarmouth

Ayers Robertrope-maker ditto  
Bacon Williamshoemaker [cordwainer]Yarmouth

Bacon Richardgent.Norwich
Bacon WilliamshipwrightLondon

Bacton James [Barton]sail-makerYarmouth
Baker ThomasclerkRollesby
Baldry Francis [Boldra]brazierYarmouth  
Baley William [Baly]grocerLowestoft

Balls Johnjoiner [carpenter]Yarmouth

Balltis John Marker
[Baltis M. John]
shipwright ditto

Banfield Joseph [Baxfield]shipwright ditto


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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Bankes James [Banks]hair-dresserLondon

Banks JohnsawyerYarmouth

Banks Charlesshoemaker [schoolmaster]London

Barber Williammariner ditto  
Barber Samuelfishmerchant [merchant] ditto 

Barker Samuel, jun. {*}clerk ditto
Barlow Williamsail-maker ditto

Barmby Samuel [Barnby]book-keeperYarmouth
Barnby WilliamshipwrightBrightlingsea

Barnes Henry dittoYarmouth  
Barnes William ditto ditto
Barrell John [Barrett]cordwainerYarmouth  
Barrett John dittoBrightlingsea

Barrow JohnlabourerHerringby

Barrow SamuelgardinerRunham [Burnham]
Barrow Henryblock-maker ditto

Bartley JohnshipwrightDeptford
Bartram Thos. Everitt {*}shopkeeperSouth Repps
Bateman ThomassurgeonYarmouth

Bayes William [Bays]stone-masonIpswich

Bayly JosephcordwainerYarmouth  
Bayley James Martin {*} ditto ditto  
Beaumont Edmundshipwright ditto  
Beaumont Thomas ditto ditto

Beavis Robert [Beavers]shipwrightYarmouth  
Becket[t] Thomas ditto ditto
Becket[t] Thomas, jun. dittoChatham
Bell John Master {*}merchantYarmouth
Bell JamesshipwrightChatham

Bell Charleswoollen-draperYarmouth
Bell Samuelgent. ditto 
Bell John Sayers {*}merchantGorlestone  
Bell John Barker {*}brewer ditto  
Berry Thomas [Barry]bakerYarmouth 

Benbroke Benjamin [Banbroke]rope-maker ditto  
Bexfield Richard [Baxfield]cabinet-makerNorwich

Bickerton GeorgemarinerYarmouth 

Bird Thomas Betts {*}schoolmasterLowestoft
Bird Edwardsurgeon ditto
Bird RobertbrazierYarmouth
Bishop JohnshipwrightBrightlingsea

Blanchard Anthony {*}sail-makerChatham

Blundell Johnrope-makerYarmouth

Blundell Francislabourer ditto  
Blunkard Samuel [Blankard]brazierLondon

Blyth JohnbutcherSouth Repps

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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Boardman Richard M. {*}bakerYarmouth 

Boldra Raningham {*}schoolmasterLowestoft
Bollchen Henrybook-keeper ditto
Bolton Henryrope-makerLondon

Bolton WilliammarinerYarmouth 
Bonnifant William [Bonifant]fishermanYarmouth  
Booth Thomasmariner ditto
Boulton Henry [Bolton]plumberWoolwich

Boulter JamesmarinerYarmouth 

Bowles Jamestwine-spinner ditto

Bowles Bernard [Barnard]met farm officer ditto

Bowles Samuelfisherman ditto  
Bowles Samuel ditto ditto
Bowles Samuelrope-maker ditto

Bowles Samuel, jun. [Charles] ditto ditto

Bowles Johnlabourer ditto

Bowles Johnropemaker [twinespinner] ditto

Bowles Williamferryman ditto

Bowles John ditto ditto

Bowles Robertrope-maker ditto

Bowles William ditto ditto
Bowles Thomaslabourer ditto  
Bowles Edward ditto ditto  
Bowles Stephen ditto ditto  
Bowles Robert ditto ditto  
Boyce Danielbaker ditto

Brabant Johnshipwright ditto

Brable Henrycaulker ditto  
Bracey Johnrope-maker ditto 
Bracey Jamessail-maker ditto 
Brady Williampainter ditto

Brame WilliambakerLondon

Bream Samuel, sen. {*}gent.Yarmouth

Bream Samuel, jun.cabinet-maker ditto

Brewer JohnjoinerYarmouth

Brewer Waldegrave Geo. {*}boat-builderLondon  
Brewer William [jun.]mast-maker ditto  
Brewer Christophersail-maker ditto  

Brightman WilliammarinerHarwich

Bristow ThomaslabourerYarmouth 

Bristow Edwardsail-makerLowestoft  
Brooks WilliammarinerYarmouth

Brooks Thomas Spence [S. Thomas]tailorLondon

Brooks ThomasmarinerLondon

Brooks Wilson sen. {*}cordwainerYarmouth


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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Brooks Wilson jun. {*}carpenterLondon

Brooks Williamcordwainer ditto
Brooks WilliammarinerYarmouth  
Brookes Samuel [Brooks]marinerLowestoft  
Browes John [Browse]fishermanYarmouth

Brown WilliambricklayerBeccles

Brown Edmund ditto ditto

Brown WilliamcarpenterYarmouth

Brown Henryshoemaker [cordwainer] ditto

Brown Williammariner ditto

Brown ThomascaulkerSheerness

Brown JosephcordwainerYarmouth

Brown Robert Ives {*}gent.Norwich
Brown Benjamin {*}shipwrightDeptford

Brown John {*}gent.Yarmouth
Brown RobertgrocerLowestoft  
Brown John Rockwood {*} [Note 4]grocerYarmouth 

Browne BenjaminpilotYarmouth
Bull Jamesmast-maker ditto

Bunn Thomasshipwright ditto

Bunn StephenfarmerWorstead
Bunn Richardhair-dresserCalthorpe 
Burman James {*}cabinet-makerNorwich

Burrow James [Barrow]caulkerWoolwich

Burroughs Petergent.Aldeby 
Burroughs Jameslabourer ditto 
Burroughs Williamtailor ditto  
Burton JamescaulkerYarmouth

Burton Williamglazier and painter {*} ditto

Burton William [Note 6]glazier ditto

Burton Georgegent. [farmer]South Burlingham

Burton Johnfarmer ditto

Burton John, jun. ditto ditto

Burton Robert ditto ditto

Burton George [Note 6]farmerSouth Burlingham

Burton John ditto ditto

Burton John, jun. ditto ditto

Burton Robert ditto ditto

Burton Farrier Robert
[Burton Robert Ferrier]

Buston John Trueman
[Bristow T. John]
cordwainer ditto  
Butcher Georgerope-makerChatham

Butler EdmundEast Norfolk militia ----

Campbell JohnpublicanYarmouth  

Capp Robertmariner ditto
Capps Williamgardiner ditto


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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Carr Johncordwainer ditto  
Carr Josiah [Joseph]rope-maker ditto  
Carsey James [Corsey]shipwrightDeptford

Carter Meshack [Meshach]mariner ditto  
Carter Williamrope-makerYarmouth

Carter GeorgeshipwrightBrightlingsea

Carter ThomasshipwrightDeptford

Carter Johnrope-makerYarmouth  
Carver William [Calver]shipwrightIpswich

Cates RobertcooperFakenham
Cattermoul Thomas [Catermoul]gent.Norwich 
Chamberlain Robert [Chamberlaine]stone-masonChatham [Yarmouth]
Chandler Jeffery Killett {*}surgeonColtishall
Cheeper AnthonymerchantYarmouth 

Child Richardsail-maker ditto

Child Johnblacksmith [whitesmith] ditto

Child RobertshipwrightNorthfleet {*}

Clabon Georgegent.Yarmouth

Clabon JohnfarmerHoxne  
Clark John Shelly {*}grocerYarmouth 

Clark Samuel [Clarke]block-maker ditto

Clarke Thomasmariner ditto

Clayton Samuelgent. ditto 

Clifton Robert ditto ditto  
Clifton Gabriel ditto ditto  
Clowes Thomas ditto ditto 

Cobb Robertshipwright ditto

Cockle John Lawrence {*} dittoNorthfleet

Cockle Lawrencerope-makerYarmouth  
Cockle Stephenshipwright ditto

Coker Francisrope-makerLondon
Coker Robert dittoChatham
Coker William dittoYarmouth
Coker WilliamriggerLondon

Colby Dover Esq.Yarmouth
Colby Samuelclerk ditto
Cole James--- {*}East Norfolk militia

Cole WilliamattorneyLoddon 
Cole BenjaminmerchantNorwich
Colman James Parr {*}cordwainerNorwich 
Colman ThomasbrazierYarmouth  
Colman Morris dittoWinterton  
Cook Williamgent.Norwich

Cook WilliammarinerCromer
Cook Richarddraper ditto

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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Cook ThomasshipwrightGorleston 

Cooke Thomas {*}shipwrightYarmouth

Cooper Williamblock-makerIpswich

Cooper JohnshipwrightYarmouth

Cooper ThomasmarinerLowestoft  
Cooper JohntailorYarmouth  
Corp Charlesblock-maker ditto

Cory Robert Esq.Yarmouth
Cory Robert, jun. Esq. ditto

Cory George Riches {*}upholstererLondon

Cory ThomasgrocerYarmouth

Costerton Benjaminwater-bailiff ditto

Costerton John Fisher {*}gent. ditto

Covill Jenkinson George [Covell]shipwrightChatham
Covill John [Covell] ditto ditto

Coultwas Samuelrope-makerYarmouth

Cousens JamescordwainerNorwich

Cowell Isaacblock-makerLondon

Cowell JohnshipwrightYarmouth  
Cowell John, jun. {*}whitesmith ditto  
Cozens James [Couzens]cabinet-maker ditto  
Cozens William [Couzens] ditto ditto  
Crabtree Edwardgent. ditto 

Craggy AndrewcaulkerSheerness

Craggy Clary dittoYarmouth  

Craggy William ditto ditto

Crane JohnshipwrightNorthfleet

Crisp Samuelcabinet-makerLondon

Crisp JohnbrazierYarmouth

Crockett Williamglazier ditto

Cross Georgecaulker ditto  
Cross George, jun. ditto ditto  
Cross Roberts [sic] ditto ditto

Cross Johnmariner ditto

Cross Johncaulker ditto  
Crosskill Henrystone-mason ditto 

Crow Edmundrope-maker ditto  
Crowfoot Johncarter ditto

Cubitt EdmundshipwrightDeptford yard {*}

Cubitt Robertglazier [painter]Yarmouth

Cufaude JohnattorneyHalesworth
Culley Johnhairdresser [barber]Newton Flotman 
Curtis JosiahbellmanYarmouth

Curtis Robertcordwainer ditto

Curtis Josephjoiner [carpenter] ditto


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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Curtis JamesjoinerLondon

Cushing JamesshipwrightDeptford yard

Custance ParsonmarinerYarmouth
Daines RobertvictuallerLondon

Dakin George Soans {*}brazierYarmouth
Dale Smith Johnhair-dresserNorwich
Dale Richardperukemaker {*}Martham

Daniel Johngent.Yarmouth

Daniel John, jun.grocer ditto

Daniel Williamgent.Yarmouth

Davy JamesshipwrightDeptford yard

Davey Thomas [Davy]cordwainerYarmouth

Davie Allisongent. ditto 

Davie Allison, jun.marinerGorlestone 

Davie William dittoYarmouth 

Davies Georgeblock-makerYarmouth

Davis Thomas [Davies]cordwainerLondon

Davis RobertshipwrightYarmouth  

Dawson RobertshopkeeperLondon

Dawson WilliamcordwainerYarmouth

Dawson JamestailorLudham

Dawson William Crake {*}marinerYarmouth  
Day Christmas ditto ditto
Day Jamesshipwright ditto

Devereux William [Deverax] dittoBrightlingsea

Diboll John [Diball] dittoYarmouth

Dixon JamessawyerDeptford

Doe ThomasbakerNorwich 
Douglas Walter JohnshipwrightYarmouth

Douglas Thomas {*} ditto ditto

Douglas Jamessail-makerLondon

Drury William Amis {*}yeomanYarmouth

Drury Josiah [Joseph]shipwright ditto  
Duffield GeorgegrocerBeccles 

Dunn RobertkeelmanYarmouth

Durrant Robertrope-makerChatham

Durrant Samuelcaulker ditto

Durrant Henryrope-makerGorlestone [Yarmouth]

Durrant William [Durant]marinerYarmouth

Durrant Simongrocer ditto  
Dye Williamcaulker ditto

Dye Robert ditto ditto  
Dye Henry ditto ditto  

Dye Robertbookbinder ditto 

Eastmure Benjamin {*}mariner ditto  

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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Eastmure Benjamin jun. {*} dittoYarmouth  
Eastmure James {*}cabinet-makerLondon 
Edgeman Cornelius [Hedgeman]shipwrightYarmouth
Eggett Georgecordwainer ditto 

Eldridge William Nathaniel {*}gent. ditto

Eldridge John ditto ditto
Eldridge Samuelcooper ditto  

Eller Josephjoiner ditto
Ellet Jamescabinet-maker ditto

Ellet Jamesblock-maker ditto

Ellis Johngent. ditto
Ellis RichardlabourerNorwich

Ellis Thomascabinet-makerYarmouth
Ellis Williamshipwright ditto

Ellis John Abigail {*}butcher ditto  
Ellis Benjaminyeoman ditto  
Ellis Thomasperuke-maker ditto

Ellis WilliamprinterLondon
Errington Georgerope-makerYarmouth 

Evans WilliamwatermanGorleston

Evans ThomascordwainerYarmouth

Everard Francisgent.Southwold

Farrer John [jun.]grocerLowestoft  
Farrer Samuel ditto ditto
Farrer SamuelbakerYarmouth  
Fell Robertblock-makerIpswich

Fell William dittoRotherhithe

Ferriman Williamrope-makerLondon
Fill John [Fell]shipwrightChatham
Fielding Benjamin Esq.Yarmouth
Fish Johngent.London

Fish Johncabinet-makerSomerleyton [Somerley]  
Fish DanielseamanYarmouth  
Fish Simonmariner ditto  
Fisher William Esq.Burgh Castle
Fisher James dittoBrowston [Note 7]
Fisher John dittoYarmouth

Fisher John Goate {*} ditto ditto

Fisher Charlesgent.Yarmouth

Fisher Charles James ditto ditto
Fisher Thorntonmariner ditto
Fitt Johnshipwright ditto

Fleming Thomasgrocer ditto

Folk Johnmillwright ditto

Forster Ralphshipwright ditto


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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Fowler Johngent.Gunton 
Fox Thomasrope-makerYarmouth  
Francis John ditto ditto  
Francis Thomasgent.Tuttentown [Frittentown]
Franklin GeorgefarmerBedingham
French JamesgrocerYarmouth

Frosdick Mosescaulker ditto  
Frosdick Thomasshipwright ditto  
Fulcher William {*}sail-makerYarmouth

Fulcher WilliamshipwrightDeptford  
Fuller Samuel {*}twine-spinnerYarmouth

Fuller JohnfarmerRaveningham

Fuller Barnabas {*}schoolmasterNorth Walsham
Fuller Williammiller ditto
Fuller Thomasbaker ditto
Furrance Jacob {*}cabinet-makerLondon

Garwood Thomasgent.Yarmouth

Garwood Thomas Fryer {*}glazier [plumber] ditto

Garwood Johnironmonger ditto

George Thomasshipwright ditto  

George John, jun.carpenterLondon

George Curtis [Curtis Robert George]block-maker ditto

George Curtis, jun. [Curtis G. jun.]shipwrightYarmouth

Gibbs Henrylinen-draper ditto

Gilbert RobertshipwrightDeptford

Gilby Johnsail-makerYarmouth

Giles Charlesmerchant ditto  
Giles Williamrope-maker ditto  
Giles Georgetwine-spinner ditto  
Giles Nathanielwaterman ditto

Giles William [jun.]rope-maker ditto  
Gillett Thomassail-maker ditto 

Gillings Thomasrope-makerLondon

Gillings Danieltwine-spinnerYarmouth

Gillings Danielmariner ditto

Gillings Danielrope-maker ditto

Gimmingham Robert [Gimingham]attorneyYarmouth 

Glasspoole Henryironmonger ditto

Goddard Hoseagent. ditto

Goddle James [Goddell]hair-dresserLondon

Godfrey ThomasfarmerWenhaston

Godfrey Lucas Thomas [Thomas Lucas] ditto ditto

Gooch Sir Thomas bart.Benacre (Hall)
Gooch Thomas Sherlock [S. Thomas] Esq. M. P. ditto
Gooch Richardclerk ditto

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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Gooch Georgeesq.London [Ipswich]

Gooch Henryesq. ditto

Gooch Johngent.Ipswich

Gooch John Tippell [Tipple John]gent. ditto

Gooch Henry, [jun.] dittoLondon

Goodram JohnshopkeeperNorwich
Goodson Nicholas [Goatson]lime-burnerYarmouth  
Goodwin JohncaulkerYarmouth

Goodwin John, jun. ditto ditto

Goodwin Jasper [G.]twinespinnerSouthwold

Goskar ThomasplumberLynn

Gourlay David Abraham {*}toymanYarmouth
Gowen William [Gown]labourer ditto

Graff Henry [Graft]shipwrightChatham

Grape Jonathansail-makerYarmouth

Grave William ditto ditto 

Grave William, jun. ditto ditto
Gray Thomasbrazier ditto

Green Johnrope-makerHarwich

Greenwood Erasmus {*}cabinet-makerNorwich

Grint Robert dittoYarmouth  
Groom[e] Johnmariner ditto  
Grudgefield Philip Scott {*}butcherYarmouth

Gunton Simoncooper ditto

Hall William [Hale]baker ditto  

Hall Stephentwine-spinner ditto

Hammond Edward {*}shipwrightNorthfleet

Harby ThomasmarinerLondon 
Harding Thomas B. [Harden B. T.]shipwrightYarmouth 

Hare Josephmariner ditto
Harley Cornelius Girling [E. G.]gent. ditto 

Harley Johngent. ditto  
Harman Johnsail-makerLondon

Harmer HenryattorneyNorwich 
Harpley Alfredpipe-makerYarmouth

Harpley James ditto ditto

Harradence Durrant [Harridance]cordwainer ditto  
Harrison Robertcaulker ditto

Harvey JohnmarinerLowestoft [Yarmouth]  
Hastings HenrywatermanYarmouth 

Hastings Henry [jun.]caulker ditto

Hastings JamesshipwrightDeptford
Hatch Francis dittoBlackwall

Hayr Henry Norton [Hays]marinerYarmouth  

Head Richardrope-makerWoolwich


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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Hearn Williamgent.London

Hearn Thomasshipbuilder [shipwright]North Shields  

Hitchman ThomasmarinerLondon  
Hobart WilliamgrocerYarmouth 

Hodskinson Randallcarpenter ditto

Holland Georgemariner ditto 

Holland William ditto ditto  

Hook Robertglazier ditto

Hook Danielpilot ditto
Hooper Williamshipwright ditto  
Hovell William ditto ditto

Houghton Henry dittoWhitlingham  
Houghton Henry jun. {*}caulkerYarmouth  

Houghton Philip dittoBlackwell  
Howard William {*}vintnerEast Dereham
Howes ThomascarpenterYarmouth

Howes Thomas W. {*}gent. ditto 

Howes Robert [Howlett] ditto ditto

Howes Samuelmariner ditto

Howlett JohnshipwrightDeptford yard

Hubbard Thomasmerchant ditto [Yarmouth]

Hubbard Danieltwine-spinner ditto [Yarmouth]  
Hughes GeorgecaulkerSheerness

Hunt ThomasshipwrightYarmouth

Hurry William I. {*}merchant ditto 

Hurry James dittoLondon  
Hurry Jamesgent.Yarmouth 

Hurry Thomasmerchant ditto 

Hurry Nicholas dittoLiverpool  
Hurst Samuellinendraper {*} ditto

Hyde Williamrope-makerLondon

Ibrooke John {*}merchant [grocer]Lowestoft  
Ibrooke John, jun. {*}Grocer ditto  
Ingram Lovesail-makerYarmouth

Ingram William ditto ditto  
Ingram Joseph Neech [N. J.]woolcomberSwaffham 
Ives FrancisshipwrightYarmouth

Ives Robert dittoDeptford
Ives JohnmarinerYarmouth

Ives Williammariner ditto

Jackman WilliamshipwrightChatham

Jackson JohnlabourerYarmouth 

Jackson Thomasshoemaker [cordwainer]Lynn

Jay CharlesmerchantYarmouth 

Jay Samuel, jun. {*}mariner ditto


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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Jenkinson Henry {*}twine-spinnerLowestoft [Yarmouth]
Jenkinson Williamrope-makerYarmouth

Jenkinson GeorgekeelmanLynn

Jenny WilliambrewerYarmouth 

Jervis James [Jarvis]shipwrightWoolwich
Jewell Edmundmariner ditto

Jex Jamesrope-maker ditto

Jex Edward ditto ditto

Jex Williamshipwright ditto  
Jex William [Jaks]shipwright ditto  
Johnson ThomasshipwrightLowestoft  

Johnson Thomas ditto [builder] ditto  
Johnson Samuel ditto ditto

Johnson JamescaulkerSheerness
Johnson JobcarpenterYarmouth

Jones GeorgeshipwrightYarmouth

Kemp WilliambakerYarmouth
Kerridge JohninnkeeperBurgh Castle {*}
Kett Thomasrope-makerYarmouth 

Kett Williamdraper ditto 

Kettell Henry [Kettle]shipwrightGorlestone
King JosephbakerYarmouth  
King Samuel ditto ditto  
King Samuel, jun. ditto ditto 

King Thomasgaoler ditto

King Benjaminshipwright ditto

King SamuelbrazierBeccles

Kirkman WilliamshipwrightChatham
Kirkman PetercaulkerYarmouth

Lacon Edmund Sir Knt. ditto

Lacon Edmund Knowles {*}banker ditto

Lake JohnpilotGorlestone
Lake ThomascordwainerSouthtown  
Lamb Johnhair-dresserYarmouth  
Lammas Leonardshoemaker [cordwainer]London

Lancaster JohnshipwrightDeptford yard

Lancaster Robertgent.Fakenham
Language William {*}shipwrightDeptford  
Language Robert {*}cordwainerYarmouth  
Lark JosephshipwrightDeptford yard

Larkman Benjamingent.Norwich

Lee JohncooperYarmouth 

Leggett Johnshipwright ditto  
Leggett CharlespilotGorlestone  

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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Lessey SamuelgrocerYarmouth  
Lessey RobertcarterGorleston  
Lessey RobertcalkerSheerness

Lessey MatthewfarmerBodham
Lessey SamuelhusbandmanHolt
Lettis Thomasrope-makerYarmouth
Lettis Thomas, jun. ditto ditto
Lettis John ditto ditto 

Lewis Samuelgent. ditto
Lewis John [Lines]shoemaker [cordwainer]Lynn

Lion Charlesrope-makerYarmouth

Lone Richard [Loan]carpenter [joiner] ditto  
Lonsdale Richardglazier ditto 

Looes William [Lowes]gent. ditto

Love Johnclerk ditto
Love Edward Missenden {*}clerk ditto
Lovell Jamesshipwright ditto 

Lubbock John ditto ditto
Lubbock Robert ditto ditto

Luson Hewling [Note 8]gent.London

Lynch Francismariner ditto

Mabson Samuel ditto ditto 
Mack WilliamshipwrightLynn

Mack Joseph dittoYarmouth  
Mack WilliamcordwainerColchester  
Mackarel Johnhair-dresserCley
Maddison William {*}cordwainerYarmouth 

Mallett Josiah [jun.]shipwright ditto

Mann William ditto ditto

Mann WilliamwatermanGorlestone
Manning Williamesq.Ormesby 
Manning Williamblock-maker [clock-maker]London

Manning Johncooper ditto

Manning Thomas ditto ditto

Manning ThomascarterLowestoft  
Marshall John {*}husbandmanSouth Walsham 
Martin NathanielbutcherYarmouth
Martin ThomasclerkColkirk
Martin MichaelmarinerYarmouth

Martin John ditto ditto

Martin Hezekiah {*}shipwright ditto

Martyn James [Martin]boatwrightYarmouth

Mason William Rounce {*}Westminster Militia [militia-man] ----

Mason William {*}basket-makerIpswich

Mayes William [Mays]tallow-chandlerYarmouth 


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Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Meadows John Bonnett [B. J.]rope-makerWoolwich

Mickleburgh PaulpilotGorlestone

Mickleburgh Robert {*}glazierYarmouth

Miles Jamessail-maker ditto 

Miller Richardmariner ditto  

Miller Richard, jun. {*}attorney ditto 
Miller Thomascordwainer ditto
Miller Jamescooper ditto

Miller Johnrope-maker ditto

Miller Richard, sen. {*}parish-clerk ditto

Miller Richard Reynolds {*}gent. ditto

Miller John B. {*}gent. ditto

Millican Williamshipwright ditto
Mills Anthony dittoChatham

Mills John dittoYarmouth

Mitchell Johntailor ditto 

Mitchell William {*}farmerSouth Walsham 

Moffitt James Gray [Moffett G. James]marinerYarmouth 

Moon Johnwaterman ditto  
Morgan Eli Williams {*}grocer ditto
Morley JosephpilotGorleston

Morley ValentinecaulkerYarmouth  
Morley William ditto ditto  
Morling Danielgrocer ditto 

Moore Samuelmast-makerLondon

Moore Samuel, jun.mariner ditto

Morse Thomas Esq.Lound

Morse Thomas, jun.gent.Blundeston

Morse John Esq.Norwich
Morse Francisgent. ditto

Morse John South {*} Esq.Barton Turf
Morse Edwardgent. [farmer]Barton Turf
Moss ThomasmarinerYarmouth  
Munday William [Monday]grocer ditto  

Nailor Thomas [Naylor]shipwright ditto

Neale Williambook-keeper ditto 

Neale Francissail-maker ditto

Neale Williammariner ditto

Neale Johnwhitesmith ditto  
Neave Michaelrope-maker ditto  
Neave Thomas {*}rope-makerYarmouth
Neave RobertshipwrightLondon

Neave Benjamindyer ditto

Neslin William [Neslen]plumber [glazier]Lowestoft  
Newell ThomascaulkerYarmouth


[Page] 17

Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Newton NathanielmarinerYarmouth

Newton Freemanshipwright ditto

Nichols Jamescabinet-maker ditto 

Nicholls Jamesshipwright ditto
Nicholson James {*}shipwrightNorthfleet

Nicholson Nathaniel {*}cordwainerYarmouth  
Nightingale Johnblacksmith ditto

Norfor Johnrope-maker ditto

Norfor William ditto ditto

Norfor John ditto [mast-maker] ditto

Norton Thomasmillwright ditto

Norton Johnmast-maker ditto

Norton Henrymariner ditto

Norton Robertshipwright ditto

Oakes Johngrocer ditto

Oliver Benjaminsail-makerChatham

Oliver ThomascordwainerYarmouth

Ottey Williammariner ditto  
Page Robertrope-maker ditto

Page Thomasmariner ditto

Page Philiprope-makerWoolwich

Paget Samuel, jun. {*} Esq.Yarmouth 
Paget Williammariner ditto 
Palgrave William Esq.Coltishall 
Palgrave Thomasgent. ditto 
Palmer William Danby {*}esq. [merchant] ditto

Palmer William Danby, jun. {*}merchant ditto

Palmer John Danby {*}gent. [esq.] ditto 
Palmer Thomasgent.Yarmouth

Palmer Jamesmerchant ditto 

Palmer Williamgent. ditto 

Palmer Nathaniel ditto ditto 
Palmer Ambroseship-builder ditto

Palmer Henrymerchant ditto

Palmer John Burton {*}grocer ditto 
Palmer Johnrope-maker ditto

Palmer Thomas, jun.mariner ditto

Palmer John Drake {*}plumberLondon

Palmer Jamesrope-makerYarmouth

Parminter Robert [Parmeter]shipwrightDeptford
Patman Samuel [Pattman]cordwainerLondon

Pattman Jephunnehshipwright ditto

Paul Bennettmast-makerYarmouth
Paul Bennett, jun.block-makerHarwich

Paul Robertgent.Starston 

[Page] 18

Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Paul John Dawson {*}farmerMettingham 
Paul Samuelgent.Bungay 
Paul ThomasmanufacturerNorwich 
Peake JohnshipwrightYarmouth

Peartree Owencornmeter ditto

Pennett Samuelrope-maker ditto

Penny JosephmidshipmanCaister  
Pettingill Walter, D. [Pettingale Walled D.]gent.Yarmouth 
Phinn Thomas Edward {*}cabinet-makerLondon

Pickers ThomasshipwrightYarmouth

Pickers Thomascordwainer ditto

Pidgeon Nicholasshipwright ditto

Pidgeon Nicholas dittoChatham

Pinson CharlesfarmerSpexhall  
Pinson HenrylabourerWissett

Pinson Samuel {*}game-keeperTown Barningham
Pitt JohnmarinerYarmouth

Pitt Jamesgent. ditto

Pitt Thomas {*} dittoYarmouth  
Plowman Johnmaster mariner ditto

Plummer Williamrope-maker ditto  
Pope Georgeshipwright ditto

Porter Thomas dittoDeptford

Porter William dittoYarmouth

Postle Samuelrope-makerLynn

Postle Georgesail-makerWoolwich

Postle George, jun.rope-maker ditto

Postle JohnshipwrightDeptford

Potts Vardell [Vardill] ditto ditto

Preston Jacob esq.Yarmouth

Preston Johnshipbuilder [shipwright] ditto

Preston Isaac, jun.merchant do.

Preston Edmundattorney [gent.] ditto

Preston Isaacshipwright ditto

Proctor Thomas ditto ditto

Purdy Samuel ditto ditto

Purdy Williamcaulker ditto 

Quinton Johnshipwright ditto 

Ranney John Freame {*}attorney [gent.] ditto

Ransome Thomasmariner ditto  

Ransome Robert {*}cordwainer ditto  
Rant Johnkeelman ditto
Rayer IsaaccordwainerLondon

Rayer FrancisshipwrightBlackwall

Rayner Christopher {*}keelmanYarmouth


[Page] 19

Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Rayer Williamsail-makerDeptford

Reeve JohnshipwrightDeptford

Reeve JamesshipwrightChatham

Reynolds Francis Riddell [R. Francis] esq. ditto

Riches IsaacmarinerLondon

Riddlesdell William [Riddesdell]marinerYarmouth  
Robkins James [Ropkins]bakerYarmouth 
Rodwell Richardmariner ditto  
Rogers AnthonycaulkerYarmouth

Rogers JamesmarinerOverstrand
Rogers ThomasshipwrightDeptford

Rook ThomascordwainerEdgefield
Rounce Williamtwine-spinner ditto  
Royall George [Royal]mariner ditto

Rumer Thomasshipwright ditto  
Runifer Nicholas [Runnafor] ditto ditto

Rust BenjamingrocerCromer

Rycraft Robert [Rycroft]fishermanHarwich

Salmon Joseph Corpe [C. J.]twine-spinnerYarmouth

Salmon JohnshipwrightChatham
Salmon Johntwine-spinnerYarmouth

Salmon Josephmariner ditto 
Sancroft JamessurgeonYarmouth  
Savage Georgetwine-spinner ditto

Savage Robert ditto ditto

Savage William ditto ditto  
Savory Lionel Valentine [Savery]arpenter [builder]London

Sayers Jamesesq. {attorney}Yarmouth 

Sayers WilliambrazierLondon

Scott AnthonyfishermanYarmouth

Scott Gould ditto ditto  
Scratton Thomas {*}merchantHalesworth 

Seaman William {*}auctioneerYarmouth

Seaman Johngent. ditto

Seaman JohnshipwrightDeptford

Searum Robertblock-makerYarmouth 

Searum Robert jun. {*} ditto ditto
Sewell Johntoyman ditto  
Sharlock Henry ditto ditto 

Shearing Zachariahshipwright ditto  
Shelly Johngent. ditto 

Shelly John, jun.merchant ditto 
Shepherd Johnmast-maker ditto
Shreeve Thomas Godfrey [G. T.]cabinet-maker ditto

Shreeve Henry {*}cordwainer ditto


[Page] 20

Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Shreeve GeorgebrazierYarmouth [Norwich]

Sherrington BenjaminironmongerYarmouth 
Simonds Robertmariner ditto

Simpson George {*}brandy-merchantHalesworth
Simpson Christopherwatch-makerLondon

Simpson Joseph, sen. {*} ditto ditto

Simpson WilliamcordwainerYarmouth 

Simpson William Jasper {*} ditto ditto 

Simpson Lombe {*}joinerYarmouth

Sinclair Henry Minns {*}merchant ditto 

Slapp Charles {*}breeches-makerLittleport [Littleton] 
Sloman CharlesbakerYarmouth
Sloman JamesshipwrightNorthfleet

Sloman Jamesrope-makerYarmouth  
Sloman JamesshipwrightColchester  

Sloman James sen. {*}rope-makerYarmouth  
Smallpage William {*}shipwright ditto
Smith Jamessoldier [militia-man]Colchester  
Smith SaulwatermanYarmouth  
Smith Johncaulker ditto  
Smith ThomasmarinerLowestoft  
Smith Thomas Palmer {*}carpenterYarmouth

Smith James [Samuel]corn-meter ditto

Smith SamuelbrazierNorwich

Smith Markhemp-dresserYarmouth

Smith Simonshipowner [ship-master] ditto

Smith Alfrednavy-officeLondon
Smith Thomasbeadle-man {*}Yarmouth

Smith William, sen. {*}weaverNorwich

Smith William, jun. ditto ditto

Smith Robert ditto ditto

Smith Samuel {*}serjeant-at-maceYarmouth

Smith Samuel Peartree {*}upholstererLondon

Smith Charlesgent. ditto
Smith Jamescarpenter ditto

Smith GeorgebrazierAylsham
Smith JohnshipwrightBlackwall

Smith Williamsail-makerYarmouth  

Smith Williammariner ditto
Smyth James [Smith]farmerOxwick
Smiter SimonshipwrightYarmouth

Smiter Johncaulker ditto

Smiter Edmund [Smithen Edward]caulker ditto

Soanes William [Soans]twine-spinner ditto  
Sowells Thomaspainter ditto


[Page] 21

Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Spalding HenrydraperLondon

Spanton Benjamin {*}cordwainerYarmouth

Spanton Benjamin {*}shipwrightYarmouth

Sparshall Thomas {*}rope-makerLowestoft  
Spelman Isaac [Spilman]farmerAlburgh

Spelman WilliamgrocerYarmouth

Spicer Josephgardener ditto

Spicer Robert [Spinner]caulkerSheerness

Spilman Johnrope-makerLondon

Spilman John dittoYarmouth

Spilman Nathaniel {*}engraverYarmouth  
Spurgeon John Grove [G. John]clerkLowestoft
Spurgeon Richard dittoOrmesby
Stacey Philipsail-maker ditto 

Stacey Philipmariner ditto
Staff Leonardcordwainer ditto  
Staff LeonardshipwrightChatham

Staff JamesmarinerYarmouth 

Stagg Johnschoolmaster ditto

Stamp Timothycooper ditto
Stanford Thomasmariner ditto

Stanford Josephglazier ditto

Stanton MichaeltailorYarmouth  
Stephenson Samuel [Stevenson]baker ditto 

Steward Timothyesq. [merchant] ditto 
Steward Williamesq. [gent.] ditto 
Steward SamuelshipwrightDeptford

Stoddard Joseph ditto ditto

Stoddard Joseph, jun.cooper ditto
Stolworthy Edmund {*}upholstererLondon

Stone IsaacshipwrightYarmouth

Storey Richard ditto ditto  
Storey Williamcordwainer ditto

Story SamuelbrazierLondon

Storey JohncooperYarmouth

Storey GeorgeshipwrightWoolwich

Suggate WilliamtailorChatham [Chatteris] 
Sunstead DanielgrocerNorwich 

Swallow JohnmastmakerYarmouth  
Swanborow William [Swamborough] ---- ditto 

Symonds James Esq.Yarmouth
Symonds Jamesclerk ditto
Symonds Charlesgent.Ormesby
Symonds Johngent.Yarmouth

Symonds Nathanielglazier ditto


[Page] 22

Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Symonds James {*}fishermanWinterton  
Taylor Christopher {*}clerkGreat Ormesby
Taylor WilliamsurgeonYarmouth  
Taylor John dittoYarmouth  
Taylor JosephshipwrightBrightlingsea

Taylor Francis dittoChatham
Theobald Robert B. [P. R.]master-marinerYarmouth

Thirkettle JohnmarinerYarmouth  
Thirkettle Nathaniel P. [P. N.]cabinet-maker ditto  
Thirkettle Robertbaker ditto  
Thomas Josephshipwright ditto  
Thompson Thomascaulker ditto

Thompson Jamesfisherman [boatman] ditto  
Thompson Jamesrope-maker ditto  
Thompson James jun. {*}baker [biscuit-baker]London  
Tilmouth Breathat [Tilmay B.]sail-makerLowestoft  
Todd Jamesgent. ditto
Todd JohnmarinerYarmouth
Todd Charlesshipwright ditto

Tolver Samuelattorney ditto

Tolver Edmundgent. ditto 

Took Benjamin [Tooke B.]shipwrightDeptford

Tooke Johnmast-maker ditto  
Tooley WilliamcaulkerSheerness

Townley ThomasmarinerYarmouth  
Townley Joseph Hern [H. J.]shipwrightYarmouth

Townley Samuelrope-maker ditto  
Trotter Williamcaulker ditto [Sheerness]

Trotter Samuel ditto ditto  
Tuck Charlesshipwright ditto
Turner Richardclerk [Rev. B. D.] ditto

Turner Dawson  esq. ditto 
Turner MatthewshipwrightDeptford  
Underwood MatthewwatermanYarmouth

Vansarn Robert Steward {Stewardvanson R.}mariner ditto 
Varley Johnrope-maker ditto

Vincent Gurney William
[William Gurney]
mariner ditto

Wade Edmund Rice
[Wade R. E.]
Waldegrave Charles [C.]marinerLondon

Waldegrave Henryboat-builder ditto  
Walker JohnbrewerLowestoft

Wallbank Richardgent.Yarmouth 

Ward JohnshipwrightDeptford yard {*}

Ward Edward dittoBrightlingsea

Ward RobertgrocerBeccles 

[Page] 23

Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Ward GeorgeshipwrightLondon  
Ward JohncaulkerYarmouth  
Warner CharlesmarinerYarmouth

Warren Roberthair-dresser ditto  
Warrant William [Warren]brazier ditto  
Waters WilliamshipwrightNorthfleet

Waters JohnvictuallerCaister

Watson EdwardwatermanNorwich

Watson Edward, jun. ditto ditto

Watson Samuelbaker ditto

Watson Benjamingent.Yarmouth

Watson John,  Esq.Yarmouth

Watson JohntailorNorwich

Watson John, jun.marinerYarmouth

Wayman SamuelmarinerHarwich

Weeds Samuel dittoYarmouth

Welch John [Welsh]rope-makerYarmouth

Wells ThomasshipwrightBrightlingsea

Wigg HenryplumberYarmouth 

Wigg John dittoLoddon 

Wigg SamuelbutcherChedgrave

Williams John Hanbury
[Williams H. John]
merchant ditto
Williams WilliamschoolmasterWrentham
Wilcock Jonathan {*}marinerYarmouth

Willis JoshuapublicanChatham

Willis HenryshipwrightNorthfleet

Willis Edward dittoChatham

Wilson GeorgecordwainerYarmouth  
Winn CharlescarpenterYarmouth

Winn Georgehair-dresserBeccles
Woodhouse Jamespainter do

Wodehouse Robertrope-maker ditto

Woolmer Edward [Woolner]block-maker ditto

Woolsey Samuelwaterman ditto

Woolston Josephtailor ditto  
Woolverton Samuel {*}cabinet-makerLondon

Woolverton Edmund {*}cabinet-makerNorwich

Woolverton Thomas {*}shipwrightDeptford

Worship Henry V.attorney [gent.]Yarmouth 
Worton William [Warton]cordwainer ditto  
Wright RichardsailorLowestoft  

Wright RichardmarinerYarmouth  
Wright Samuelgent.Yarmouth 

Wright Johnshipwright ditto

Wright Henry Ward
[Wright W. H.]


[Page] 24

Freemen's Names.Occupations.Residence.H.L.J.U.
Yaxley WilliamshipwrightNorthfleet

Yetts Andrew [Yates Henry]gent. ditto [Yarmouth]

Yetts John [Yates]caulker ditto [Yarmouth]

Yetts Johncaulker ditto [Yarmouth]

Youell Edwardbook-keeperSouthtown

Young Johnchaisedriver [carter]Yarmouth  
Youngs JohnmarinerLondon

Youngs WilliamshipwrightDeptford




Note.-- Page 22, Vincent William Gurney, not a Freeman, supposed to be Fisher William Gurney.

F I N I S.


[End of Poll Book]


  • 1. Some variation will be found in the names of the places in the book. Standard place names are given in brackets () following where necessary so that places are found with a search.
  • 2. Name spelling varied and below are some alternatives which are to be found in the other Great Yarmouth Poll Books which may refer to the same families :- Barrett/Barrell, Barrow/Barron, Bayley/Bayly, Brable/Brabant, Cockle/Cockell, Culley/Cully, Diball/Diboll, Eastmure/Eastmore, Grape/Grapes, Hedgeman/Edgeman, Ibrook/Ibrooke, Lion/Lyon, Loan/Lone, Lovell/Lovewell, Martin/Martyn, Monday/Munday, Naylor/Nailor, Riddesdell/Riddelsdell/Riddlesdell, Ropkins/Robkins, Soanes/Soans, Stolady/Stollady, Swamborough/Swanborough, Woolstone/Woolston.
  • 3. Under the heading "Occupations" or "Residence" a "----" indicates a blank in the printed poll book.
  • 4. People with middle names eg. John Brown(e) Rockwood can be found printed under letter "B" or "R" depending on the printer.
  • 5. Many places outside Norfolk had seafaring connections through trade and shipbuilding. Some of those given as residences are listed below together with the Chapman county codes in "[]" in which they lay in 1807 :- Blackwall [LND], Brightlingsea [ESS], Chatham [KEN], Deptford [KEN], Harwich [ESS], London [LND], Northfleet [KEN], Rotherhithe [LND], Sheerness [KEN] and Woolwich [KEN].
  • 6. It looks like the entry "Burton William" and the 4 entries starting with "Burton George (farmer)" are duplicates?
  • 7. Browston Hall is near Belton in Suffolk.
  • 8. "Hewling LUSON" is not in the Poll Book published by Keymer.
  • 9. There are entries in the Keymer publication which are not in this one. These are :-
    • Brewer John, shipwright, London
    • Bull James, mast-maker, Yarmouth - 2 in Keymer but only one here.
    • Jax Joseph, shipwright, Yarmouth
    • Lawes James, gent., Yarmouth
    • Plummer P. G., shipwright, London
    • Sewell Edmund, mariner, Yarmouth
    This may explain why the votes cast is different between the two poll books.
  • 10. Where people have 2 forenames these are often (but not always) found reversed in the other poll book. For example we have "Brooks Thomas Spence" here but "Brooks S. Thomas" in the Keymer publication.
  • 11. A few entries are reversed between the publications eg. "Andrews Philip" here and "Phillips Andrew" in Keymer. There are other examples of this under "George Curtis"/"Curtis Robert George" (Keymer).

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