ESSEX FREEHOLDERS SURVEY 1734

Before the first of many electoral reforms in 1832 culminating in voting for men and women over 21 in 1928 , voting in rural areas was limited to Freeholders whose land was valued for Land tax at 40 shillings per year. This restricted voting to a very small percentage of landowners.

The East Essex area was similar to many rural areas of England in that there were a few wealthy inhabitants and many poor people.

The below indexes record local people who appear on the freeholders list of 1734

Althorne

Name

Approximate Date of Birth  

William Stammers

1674

Asheldham

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

Samuel Poynter

1700

Bradwell on Sea

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

Daniel Lay

1674

Thomas Mascall

1688

Daniel Nash

1671

Josiah Straight

1706

 

Burnham on Crouch

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

Edward Fromand

1698

Jos. Hunwick

1694

Joseph Plum

1694

Jos. Swordes

1669

Cold Norton

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

George England

1706

Richard Foster

1689

Matthew Joscelin

1706

Creeksea

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

William Gooch

1674

Dengie

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

John Foster

1701

Henry Gullifophan

1700

Samuel Preston

1698

Hazeleigh

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

Mr Sadd

1707

Latchingdon

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

Aaron Burton

1712

John Hull

1712

Thomas Walker

1704

Mundon

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

Wm. Dale

1704

Purleigh

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

Samuel Barton

1684

Thomas Stockings

1679

St Lawrence

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

Daniel Spencer

1684

Southminster

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

Thomas Beauty

1696

Abraham Burton

1697

Thomas Candy

1685

John Clark

1690

Ralph Dorrington

1706

Richard Farbrace

1682

Geo Harrison

1702

John Stace

1683

Stow Maries

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

Samuel Flack

1699

Henry Shuttleworth

1699

Tillingham

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

Thomas Beauty

1692

James Maskall

1670

John Scott

1690

John Turner

1700

Woodham Mortimer

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

  ? Coker

1699

John Pond

1694

? Roberts

1689

Woodham Walter

Name

Date of Birth  + or - 1 year

Wm Bowles

1674

Anthony Fisher

1693

John Ingold

1698

John Jeggins

1695

John Raven

1708

Robert Royce

1712

William Royce

1683

John Rust

1688

People born in Eastern Essex but residing in other parts of Essex

Name

Date of Birth  

Parish born

Parish living

Thomas Brograve

1702

Althorne

Gt Baddow

James Seabrooke

1674

Burnham

Gt Wigborough

Mr Soley

1684

Latchingdon

Prittlewell

William Belsham

1694

Purleigh

Hawkwell

William Pool

1692

Tillingham

Bubbingworth

John Brown

1689

Woodham Mortimer

Chelmsford

 

The original records are held at Essex Records Office. For those people who wish to check for their ancestors in other areas of Essex the Friends of Historic Essex have transcribed the entire Essex records of this survey. sadly this record is currently not in print although second hand copies are available at some old book dealers on the internet.

 

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