Newcastle-under-Lyme Poll Book 1734-1823

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Date:1734 - 1823 (c.)

Description:Poll books were used to detail who could vote in particular areas to prevent fraud and could also be used to select people for jury duty. During the time period of the poll book less than 10% of the male population had the right to vote until the Reform Act 1832 changed the electoral system and abolished 56 rotten boroughs and decreased the property qualifications, so the new wealthy middle class had voting rights.

Extract from the first few pages.
“A Copy of the Poll
Taken at the Borough of Newcastle under Lyme at the Election of Two Members to Represent the said Borough in Parliament on Tuesday the 30th of April and Wednesday the 1st of May 1734
Candiates
The Hon Gowes Lawton Esq
Wasd Esq Sneyd Esq
Thomas Lovet, Esq. Mayor

Audley Ralph Alderman Gentleman
Aspnall John Sadles
Astbury James Shoemaker
Allaby John Staymaker
Amery Richard Mason
Austin Nathaniel *
Adams William _
Ashley Samuel *
Ameson John *
Ankes Allen Nales
Ankers John White Smith
Astbury William Hatter”


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Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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