NORFOLK POLL FREEHOLDERS 1768
         (taken 23rd March 1768)

At various times the rights to vote have changed tremendously. In 1768 those who held freeehold property were eligible to vote. The residence of the freeholder was noted and the parish in which the freehold was situated is noted.

The electorate, those who had freehold property, had four candidates to vote for. In Norfolk in 1768 these were:- Sir Armine Woodhouse Bart.
Thomas de Grey Esq., Sir Edward Ashley Bart, and Wenman Coke Esq.

The results are given for each parish.

For the genealogist this source is invaluable, as one can see where the freeholder was residing.

POLL REGISTER FOR 1768
FREEHOLDERS
and location of their property
RESIDENCE
of Freeholders


SALTHOUSE 1768

ABRAHAM Peter
Salthouse
CASTON John
Salthouse
CHAPLIN Henry
Salthouse
GRIGGS Thomas
Brancaster
HARDY James
Norwich
MASSINGHAM Francis
Kelling
MAYHAM Richard
Salthouse
SHEERMAN Robert
Coltishall
STANFORTH Henry
Salthouse
TINKER William
Salthouse
Total Votes: Clark 8; Ashley 8;De Grey 3; Woodhouse 1
BLAKENEY 1768
BARKER John Cley
CALTHORPE Henry Cl. Blakeney
COOPER Thomas Wiveton
FARTHING John Blakeney
HARE Samuel Blakeney
HARRISON Thomas Morston
JACKSON Micharl Senr. Blakeney
JACKSON Michael Junr. Blakeney
MAYES Francis Blakeney
MORGAN John Blakeney
MOULTON Robert Blakeney
MUSSET Robert Kempton
NARBOROUGH Francis Blakeney
POTTER Thomas Blakeney
SPAUL Augustine Blakeney
SMITH Thomas Cley
TEMPLE William Blakeney
Total Votes: Ashley 16; Coke 9; De Grey 9; Woodhouse 1
BODHAM 1768
BRANDON William Hindringham
CLARKE John West Beckham
CUSTANCE Adam Holt
GUNTON Dennis Bodham
LEAK Thomas Bodham
MARSHALL William Bodham
Total Votes: Ashley 6; Coke 3; De Grey 3; Woodhouse 0.
CLEY NEXT THE SEA 1768
COBLE Peter Cley
DEWING Augustine Lynn
HIPKINS John Senr. Cley
JENNEYS Robert Cley
JOHNSON Richard Waybourne
LOOSE James Binham
MANN William Cley
TOMLINSON John Esq. Cley
TOMLINSON Robert Cl. Cley
Total Votes: Ashley 5; Coke 6; de Grey 4; Woodhouse 3.
GLANFORD 1768
CLARKE Robert Glanford
DUNN Thomas Glanford
ELWIN Caleb Esq. Thurning
Total Votes: Ashley 8; Coke 8
KELLING 1768
PURDY Marsham Kelling
WRIGHT Robert Knapton
Total Votes: Ashley 2; Coke 2.
LANGHAM 1768
BRYANT Henry Cl. Heydon
BEESTON Robert Weighton
BEESTON John Langham
FROST Stephen Langham
Total Votes: de Grey 3; Woodhouse 3; Coke 2; Ashley 1.
MORSTON 1768
BUTTER Henry Morston
COE Joshua Morston
FUNNEL John Morston
NURSE Edmund Cley
TEMPLE John Thornage
Total Votes: Woodhouse 3; de Grey 3; Ashley 2; Coke 2.
WEYBOURNE 1768
JOHNSON John Weybourne
NURSE John Weybourne
Total Votes: Woodhouse 2; de Grey 2.
WIVETON
ADCOCK Aaron Wiveton
BRADOCK Robert Bury St. Edmonds Sufk.
CROFTS John Wiveton
FRANKS William Wiveton
GARRET William Wiveton
JOHNSON Samuel Cl. Wiveton
MILLER John Smith Wiveton
SMITH John Wiveton
SMITH Philip Norwich
WILLIAMS Richard Wiveton
Total Votes: Ashley 8; Coke 7; Woodhouse 2; de Grey 2.
 

Val Fiddian 2007