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Norfolk: Great Yarmouth Voting Registers

Great Yarmouth returned two members (also known as burgesses) to parliament. To vote before 1832 one had to be a freemen of the Borough.

Following the Reform Act in 1832 the number of voters was estimated at :- 1063 Freemen, 492 10 house holders in Yarmouth, and 144 10 house holders in Gorleston in all totalling 1,699.

The following is a list of poll books and election registers. The description is followed by publishing information where known and links to transcriptions.

Online Copies

Online images of some Norfolk Voting registers are available at the

  1. Go down the "Historical Record Collections"
  2. Select Title - "England, Norfolk Register of Electors..."
  3. Select "Browse through xxx images"
  4. Under County pick - "Norfolk"
  5. Under Division pick either :-
  6. Select required election.


See also the main Voting page and the Great Yarmouth pages (which includes a book listing freemen).

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
July 2012