List of Voters 1768

On 16 March 1768 an election was held to elect a Member of Parliament for the Borough of Colchester.

The candidates were Isaac Martin Renbow , Charles Gray and Alexander Fordyce.

Most voters resided in Colchester although the electoral process at the time allowed votes for other people outside of that town.

Several citizens of Eastern Essex were allowed to vote in this election. The below table records the voters.

 

Parish

Christian Name

Surname

Occupation

Althorne

John

Wayland

Farmer

Burnham on Crouch

John

Canning

Baker

Burnham on Crouch

Joseph

Wayland

Baker

Hazeleigh

Robert

Rogers

Farmer

Hazeleigh

James

Rogers

Farmer

Southminster

John

Abbott

Glover

Southminster

John

Cook

Glover

Southminster

John

Norris

Breeches maker

Southminster

Samuel

Spillman

Glazier

Southminster

William

Wade

Carpenter

Steeple

Thomas

Torrible

Husbandman

Tillingham

William

Flacke

Decoy Man

Woodham Walter

Nathanial

Gozzard

Labourer

The result

Issac Martin Renbow- 855 votes    Charles Gray-874 votes       Alexander Fordyce  841 votes

 Charles Gray elected

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

  

 

 

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