Electoral Registers for Eastern Essex

Until 1918 only house owners and tenants paying a considerable rent were allowed to vote.

From 1918 all males over 31 and married women over 30 could vote and it was not until 1928 that all women over 21 were entitled to vote.

Even so electoral registers are a great tool for genealogists as they were normally taken every year and fill in the gaps between the 10 year census.

Some of the old registers are available online including some on this website.

Some details are available at Burnham Museum but the best local source for electoral records is Essex Records Office

Essex Records office keeps the below electoral records that apply to the villages of Eastern Essex.

Sadly a few of the early years are missing

Records for the years 1918 and 1929 have been digitalised and are available to view online.

The remainder require a personal visit or a request for information from the staff for which a small fee is payable.

Records in store that can be viewed

1834 and 1835

1847 and 1849

1852 to 1860

1863 to 1868

1867 to 1915

1918-1939

1945 - Current

Electoral Divisions

From 1831 to 1868 this area was in the Southern Division

From 1869 to 1885 it was in the North Eastern Division

From 1886 to 1915 it was in the South Eastern Division

From 1919 to this day it is in the Maldon Division

 

Click below to see entries from some of the early electoral lists

Voters List of Dengie men able to vote at Chelmsford 1702

Voters List of Dengie men able to vote at Chelmsford 1710

Voters List of Dengie men able to vote at Chelmsford 1715

Voters List of Dengie men able to vote at Chelmsford 1722

Voters List of Dengie men able to vote at Colchester 1786

Voters List of Dengie men able to vote at Colchester 1806

Voters List to elect a Knight to represent Essex 1810

Voters List of Dengie men able to vote at Maldon 1826

 

 

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