There are very few registers of voters for the election of members of parliament for this borough. Two members (also known as burgesses) were elected from at least 1529 to 1868 when it was disenfranchised.
For information on who was elected to serve and election dates see the Wikipedia Thetford_(UK_Parliament_constituency) page and the History of Parliament website (with links to other dates).
The following dates are significant for this borough.
Freeholders in the town (part of which is in Suffolk) voted in the county elections of Norfolk and Suffolk depending on where their freeholds lay.
The following is a list of elections which have been transcribed. Others polls and registers can be found in main list of county elections. As well as people living in Thetford there were others voting because of a freehold held there eg. in 1734 we have Roger Wright in Warwickshire.
The following is a list of only those polls which have been transcribed. In each there are entries under Thetford (in Suffolk) and also people residing in other places but voting because of a freehold held in that part of Thetford in Suffolk.
See also the main Voting page and the Thetford pages.
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