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Poll 1768 by J.Crouse

- Owners and Occupiers -

A copy of the poll for the knights of the shire for the county of Norfolk, taken at Norwich, March 23, 1768 taken before William Woodley Esq., High Sheriff

The Poll Book contains the following information :-


{ Sir Armine Wodehouse, Bart.
{ Thomas De Grey Esq.
and     { Sir Edward Astley, Bart.
    { Wenman Coke Esq.

List of the Hundreds and Boroughs, as disposed in the
different Booths, for taking the Poll.

No. 1Clavering, Loddon. Henstead
    2Depwade, Earsham
    3Diss, Guiltcross
    4Shropham, Borough of Thetford, Wayland.
    5 Freebridge Lynn, Borough of Lynn, Freebridge Marshland.
    6East and West Flegg, Borough of Yarmouth.
    7 South Greenhoe, Grimshoe.
    8 Forehoe, Humbleyard.
    9Tunstead, Happing.
  10Blofield, Taverham, Walsham.
  11North and South Erpingham.
  12Holt, Eynsford.
  13Brothercross, North Greenhoe, Smithdon.
  14Clackclose, Launditch.
  15Gallow Mitford.

Printed by J. Crouse 1768


The Hundreds, and Towns in each Hundred, are set in alphabetical Order; and so are all the resident FREEHOLDERS under each Town.
Each Page consists of seven Columns. The first contains the Names of the resident FREEHOLDERS in each Town; the second, the Places of FREEHOLDS, and Hundreds in which such places lie when diferent from those of RESIDENCE; the third, the Names of the OCCUPIERS, where Freeholds are not in the Occupation of the Persons voting; or the Nature of the Freehold, as Rectory, Vicarage or Annuity; the other four have the initial Letters of the CANDIDATES Names set at Top, and the black Lines drawn under them shew how every FREEHOLDER voted.

Note that the votes cast have not been transcribed here, but are available in the W.Chase poll book transcription.

The book contains the following:-

Hundreds and Boroughs

Norfolk Norfolk
    1 to 4Blofield
    4 to 6Brothercross
    7 to 13Clackclose (Clackcloss)
  14 to 17Clavering
  17 to 20Depwade
  21 to 24Diss
Docking (see Smithdon)
  24 to 28Earsham
  29 to 33Erpingham, North
  34 to 39Erpingham, South
  40 to 45Eynsford
  45 to 57
    (47 to 57)
Flegg, East
(Great Yarmouth)
  57 to 59Flegg, West
  59 to 65Forehoe
  65 to 74
    (67 to 72)
Freebridge Lynn
Borough of King's Lynn
  74 to 77Freebridge Marshland
  77 to 81Gallow
  81 to 86Greenhoe, North
  86 to 89Greenhoe, South
  90 to 93Grimshoe
    93 to 96Guiltcross
    96 to 99Happing
  100 to 102Henstead
  102 to 108Holt
  108 to 110Humbleyard
    (67 to 72)Borough of King's Lynn
(Part of Freebridge Lynn)
  110 to 116Launditch
  117 to 120Loddon
  120 to 125Mitford
  154 to 161Norwich
  125 to 131
    (130 to 131)
Borough of Thetford
  131 to 134Smithdon
  135 to 137Taverham
    (130 to 131)Borough of Thetford
(Part of Shropham)
  137 to 142Tunstead
  143 to 145Walsham
  145 to 148Wayland
      47 to 57 Borough of Great Yarmouth
(Part of East Flegg)
Non- Norfolk Counties Non- Norfolk Counties
+ City of Norwich
Page Nos Counties
  149 to 150Cambridgeshire and
Isle of Ely
  150 to 151Essex
  151 to 152Lincolnshire
Page Nos Counties
  152 to 153London and Westminster
  153 to 154Northumberland
  154 to 161Norwich
  161 to 166Suffolk

Page 167 [continues]

E R R A T A.

  Page    35,   dele Austin Joseph, Denton, Ears. Tho. Norman, A. & C.
    75,  line 1,   for Flewer, read Hewer.
      10,   after Methwold, add Grim.
    76,       17,   for Dodds John, read Dobbs John
  120,       23,   for Bone Francis, A. & C. read W. & D. G.
  122,         9,   for 28--44--48--22 read 29--45--47--21.
  In the Advertisement, line 7,   for that, read those. (Corrected above)

[Page 168]

List of the Hundreds, with the Abbreviations Used.

[Hundreds] [Abbrev.] [Hundreds] [Abbrev.] [Hundreds] [Abbrev.]
BlofieldBlo.Flegg WestW. Flegg HoltHolt
BrothercrossBro.ForehoeFore HumbleyardHum.
ClackcloseClac.Freebridge LynnFr. L. LaunditchLaun.
ClaveringClav.Freebridge MarshlandFr. M. LoddonLod.
DepwadeDep.GallowGall. MitfordMit.
DissDiss.Greenhoe NorthN. Gr. SmithdonSmith.
EarshamEars.Greenhoe SouthS. Gr. ShrophamShrop.
Erpingham NorthN. Erp.GrimshoeGrim. TaverhamTav.
Erpingham SouthS. Erp.GuiltcrossGuilt. TunsteadTuns.
EynsfordEyns.HappingHap. WalshamWals.
Flegg EastE. FleggHensteadHens. WaylandWay.

N. B. The Market Towns are Printed in Capitals, and such Places as send Members to Parliament are distinguished by this Mark *.

Pages 168-172

An Alphabetical LIST of the TOWNS in the County of NORFOLK, shewing the different Hundreds in which they lie, and the Page in which each Town is to be found.

N. B. No resident Freeholder, from any Town against which no Number is set, gave his Vote at the late Election.

[List not transcribed but included :-]

  * Castle Rising = Fr. L. 66,
  [* Norwich (absent see Note 4)]
  * YARMOUTH (Great) = E. Flegg. 47
  * LYNN KING's = Fr. L. 67,
  * THETFORD = Shrop. 130,

Pages 172
List of Counties (outside Norfolk) and the pages on which they occur.
[Information already given above]

Add to the foregoing List of the Towns &c. Belaugh, Eyns. p 40.

F   I   N   I   S

[End of Poll Book]


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February 2011