Gresham Map Free | Gresham Subway Maps | Gresham Metro Maps | Gresham Map

There is a large collection of poll books for the whole country at the Guildhall Library in London. In East Anglia, poll books for various dates are held at Gresham Map, Essex and Suffolk record offices, while the Norfolk books are held at the heritage centre. Many have been published and these can be found at family history societies and local studies libraries. Quite a lot of indexes and copies of poll books for different areas can be found on the various commercial websites. Gresham Map, none of these has a full set and there are differences between them as to areas and dates covered. While poll books only include a small percentage of the population, they give an indication of the status of those who are listed. Those for Dunston in Norfolk in 1835 show that the candidates were Walpole, Wodehouse, Windham and Gurney.

Gresham Map Free | Gresham Subway Maps | Gresham Metro Maps | Gresham Map Photo Gallery

One or sometimes two seats in parliament were being contested and, in this case, three men are listed as voters with Walpole and Wodehouse both gaining three votes each. Minutes of council meetings can show how, and by whom, decisions were made about the neighbourhoods in which your ancestors lived. Rent and rate records and electoral registers are often a neglected source in family history, perhaps because their financial role means they are perceived as having little genealogical relevance. However, they can provide a person’s address, an indication of financial status, whether they were eligible to vote, and in what capacity, before all men and women were entitled to do so on equal terms. Later electoral registers can be used to find addresses and the names of other family members. Electoral registers are lists of people eligible to vote in government elections from every level from parish council to European. They are compiled by local authorities and divided into polling districts.

What this means is that some people who could not vote in parliamentary elections (such as women before 1918) were still listed as they could vote in local elections if they were ratepayers. The electoral registers for Aldeburgh in Suffolk for the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s proved very useful in narrowing down who lived in Crespigny House on Hartington Road when it changed hands and was converted to a nursing home around 1952-53. The card indexes and catalogues at Ipswich Record Office provide further references to Crespigny House in planning, architects, legal and Social Services records between 1953 and 1990. These include rewiring and alterations made in 1953, installation of a lift in 1954 and the let of a flat in 1984. Many local record offices and libraries have copies of electoral registers relating to their area. A national set of electoral registers from 1918 onwards can be found at the British Library. For a comprehensive listing see J.

Related Post

Leave a Reply