UK Electoral Rolls

Background

(extracted from Wikipedia)

There were two types of constituencies: counties and boroughs. County members were to represent landholders, while borough members were to represent the mercantile and trading interests of the kingdom

Statutes passed in 1430 and 1432 standardised property qualifications for county voters. Under these acts, all (male) owners of freehold property or land worth at least forty shillings in a particular county were entitled to vote in that county. The size of the English county electorate in 1831 has been estimated at only 200,000.  Those who owned property in multiple constituencies could vote multiple times; there was normally no requirement for an individual to actually inhabit a constituency in order to vote there.

In boroughs the franchise was far more varied. There were broadly six types of parliamentary boroughs as defined by their franchise:

  1. boroughs in which freemen were electors;
  2. boroughs in which the franchise was restricted to those paying scot and lot, a form of municipal taxation;
  3. boroughs in which only the ownership of a burgage property qualified a person to vote;
  4. boroughs in which only members of the corporation were electors;
  5. boroughs in which male householders were electors;
  6. boroughs in which freeholders of land had the right to vote.

The 1832 Reform and Parliamentary Boundaries Acts

These Acts established new ridings in both county and borough and extended the franchise. In county constituencies in addition to forty-shilling freeholders, franchise rights were extended to owners of land in copyhold worth £10  and holders of long-term leases (more than sixty years) on land worth £10 and holders of medium-term leases (between twenty and sixty years) on land worth £50 and to tenants-at-will paying an annual rent of £50. In borough constituencies all male householders living in properties worth at least ten pounds a year were given the right to vote – a measure which introduced to all boroughs a standardised form of franchise for the first time.

The Act also introduced a system of voter registration, to be administered by the overseers of the poor in every parish and township..

 

The Representation of the People Act 1867',

 

In its final form, the Reform Act of 1867 enfranchised all male householders and compounding was also subsequently abolished in the process. However, there was little redistribution of seats; and what there was had been intended to help the Conservative Party.

 

Year

Freeholders Name

Occupation

Place of Abode or residence

Where freehold Lies

Of what if Consists

Occupiers Name

Comments

1741

Joseph Ismay

 

Mirfield, Yorkshire

Mirfield, Yorkshire

 

 

 

1741

Joseph Ismay

of Cl.

Mirfield, Yorkshire

Mirfield, Yorkshire

 

 

Names of the freeholders who voted for G.Fox Esq 1741

1818

Thos Ismay

Labourer

3, Ship Court, York St

 

 

 

Westminster Poll, Parish of St Margaret

1819

Thos Ismay

Labourer

3, Ship Court, York St

 

 

 

Westminster Poll, Parish of St Margaret

1820

Thos Ismay

Labourer

3, Ship Court, York St

 

 

 

Westminster Poll, Parish of St Margaret

1820

John Ismay

 

Opposite the Jews Hospital Mile end Old Town

Opposite the Jews Hospital Mile End Old Town

House

Self

12th Day’s Check
Tower Division B1, Middlesex

30th March 1820 S Towesland

1830

John Ismay

 

Mile End

West Ham

Land

Self

Becontree and Waltham, Essex

1830

Thomas Ismay

Brazier

Dover

 

 

 

Dover Poll Book
Day Polled 1

1831

Joseph Ismay

 

High Ireby

High Ireby

 

 

Allerdale Ward Below Derwent

1832

Ellison Ismay

Carver and Gilder

Gateshead

 

 

 

Persons who voted as Free Burgesses

Candiates R. (-) H. (-) A (X)

1832

John Ismay

 

Whickham

Whickham

Copyhold House

 

Northern Division

Registered No 1916

1832

Joseph Ismay

 

145 Queen Street

 

House

 

Borough of Whitehaven, Preston Quarter

1832

Thomas Ismay

Brazier

Cross Well, Dover

 

 

 

Dover Election Poll Book - Freemen

1833

Ellison Ismay

 

Bridge End Gateshead

 

 

 

List of Freemen of Newcastle upon Tyne Registration No 907

1833

Ellison Ismay

 

Bridge End Gateshead

 

 

 

Register of Person entitled to Vote Newcastle upon Tyne
Registration No 840

1833

Ellison Ismay

 

Bridge End Gateshead

 

 

 

List of Freemen of Newcastle upon Tyne entitled to Vote
Registration No 896

1835

Thomas Ismay

Brazier

Cross Well, Dover

 

 

 

Elector’s St Mary’s Parish Dover

1835

Ellison Ismay

 

Gateshead

 

Freeman

 

Voted for Hodgson and Ord

1835

John Ismay

 

Coborn Row, Mile end Road

 

 

 

Blackheath District, Woolwich

1835

Thomas Ismay

 

Cross Wall, Dover

 

House

 

Pier Ward
Registration No 156

1835

Thomas Ismay sen

Brazier

Cross Wall, Dover

 

 

 

Freemen

1835

Thomas Ismay jr

Brazier

Guilford Lawn, Dover

 

 

 

Freemen

1837

John Ismay

 

Coborn Row, Mile End Road

 

 

 

Blackheath District, Woolwich

1837

John Ismay

 

Whickham

Whickham

Copyhold House

 

Whickham District

Registered No 2173

Voted for Lid

1837

Thomas Ismay

 

Guilford Lawn, Dover

St Mary the Virgin, Dover

House

 

Canterbury District
Registration No 969

1837

Thomas Ismay sen

Brazier

Cross Wall, Dover

 

 

 

Freemen

1837

Thomas Ismay jr

Brazier

Guilford Lawn, Dover

 

 

 

Freemen

1837

William Ismay

 

Milton

 

 

 

Milton, next Sittingbourne
Registration No 2084

1841

Thomas Ismay sen

Brazier

Cross Wall, Dover

 

 

 

Freemen

1841

Thomas Ismay jr

Brazier

Guilford Lawn, Dover

 

 

 

Freemen

1847

Thomas Ismay sen

Brazier

Cross Wall, Dover

 

 

 

Freemen

1847

Thomas Ismay jr

Brazier

Guilford Lawn, Dover

 

 

 

Freemen

1847

Robert Ismay

 

Botchergate, Carlisle

 

 

 

Carlisle Polling Book
Registration No 145

1852

Thomas Ismay sen

Brazier

Cross Wall, Dover

 

 

 

Freemen

1852

Thomas Ismay jr

Brazier

Guilford Lawn, Dover

 

 

 

Freemen

1852

Thomas Ismay

 

Guilford Lawn, Dover

St Mary the Virgin, Dover

House

 

Canterbury District
Registration No 2370

1852

William Ismay

 

Milton

 

 

 

Milton, next Sittingbourne
Registration No 6406

1853

John Ismay

 

Whickham

Village of Whickham

Copyhold House

 

Northern Division Whickham & Swalwell

Registered No 6363

1857

George Ismay

 

Ewe Close, Plumbland

 

 

 

Registered No 648

1857

Henry Ismay

 

High Street, Maryport

 

 

 

West Cumberland Election
Allerdale Ward below Derwent
Registered No 3114

1857

Thomas Ismay jr

 

Cross Wall, Dover

 

 

 

Parish of Buckland
Registered No 2497

1857

Thomas Ismay

 

Cross Wall, Dover

 

 

 

Freemen

1857

William Ismay

 

Milton, next Sittingbourne

 

 

 

Maidstone District - Stockbury

1857

William Ismay

 

Milton

 

 

 

Sittingbourne District
Registered No 7690

1859

Ellison Ismay

 

36, High Bridge

All Saints

 

 

Newcastle Elections April 1859 General Election

1859

Thomas Ismay

 

Cross Wall, Dover

 

 

 

Freemen

1862

William Ismay

 

Boxley Road

Boxley Road

House

 

List of Burgessess of the Borough of Maidstone

1862

William Ismay

 

Boxley Road

Boxley Road

House

 

List of Persons of the Borough of Maidstone
Registered No 1098

1862

William Ismay

 

Boxley Road

Boxley Road

House

 

List of Persons of the Borough of Maidstone
Registered No 1149

1863

Thomas Ismay

 

Broad Green, Croydon

 

 

 

Dover District, Parish of Buckland

1863

Thomas Ismay

 

Broad Green, Croydon

 

 

 

Dover District, Parish of Buckland

1863

Thomas Ismay

 

Croydon

 

 

 

Parish of Buckland
Registered No 2367

1863

William Ismay

 

Maidstone

 

 

 

Parish of Milton, next Sittingbourne

1863

William Ismay

 

Sandling road, Maidstone

 

 

 

Parish of Milton, next Sittingbourne
Registered No 6710

1864

Thomas Ismay

 

Bensham House, Broad Green, Croydon

Croydon

 

 

List of Voters East Surrey
Registration No 2937

1865

Thomas Ismay

 

Broad Green, Croydon

Croydon

 

 

List of Voters
Registration No 2012

1865

Thomas Ismay

 

Broad Green, Croydon

Croydon

 

 

Parish of Buckland
Registration No 2012

1865

Thomas Ismay

 

Snargate Street, Croydon

Croydon

 

 

Dover Election Poll Book - Freemen

1865

William Ismay

 

Wood Street House, Bapchild,  near Sittingbourne

 

 

 

Rochester District (Parish of Chatham)
Registered No 6254

1865

William Ismay

 

Sandling road, Maidstone

 

 

 

Parish of Milton, next Sittingbourne
Registered No 6944

1865

William Ismay

 

Wood Street House, Bapchild – 6944, B.K.

 

 

 

Parish of Milton, next Sittingbourne
Registered No 6945

1867

William Ismay

 

Wood Street House, Bapchild

 

 

 

Sittingbourne District
Parish of Milton, next Sittingbourne
Registered No 324

1868

George Ismay

 

Prince St 1 5

 

 

 

Leeds Poll Book – General Election 1868
Wortley Division No 3

1868

George Ismay

 

Tebs Farm

 

 

 

West Malling District

1868

George Ismay

 

Tebs Farm

 

 

 

West Malling District

1868

John Ismay

 

Moorville Place
Voted for Baines and Carter

 

 

 

Leeds Poll Book – General Election 1868
Hunslet Division No 3

1868

Joseph Ismay

 

Hamden Street
Voted for Baines and Carter

 

 

 

Leeds Poll Book – General Election 1868
Hunslet Division No 3

1868

John Ismay

 

Lawrence Holme

 

 

 

Voters in respect of Property, including Tenant Occupiers at a rent of £50 and upwards

Township of Oulton

Voted for Hod

1868

Thomas Ismay

 

Middlemoor House

 

 

 

Voters in respect of Property, including Tenant Occupiers at a rent of £50 and upwards

Township of Oulton

Voted for Hod

1868

Thomas Isma

 

Lesson hall

 

 

 

Voters in respect of Property, including Tenant Occupiers at a rent of £50 and upwards

Township of Waverton High and Low

1868

Thomas Isma

 

Lesson hall

 

 

 

Voters of Occupiers of Rateable Value of £12 and under  £50 Rental

Township of Waverton High and Low

Didn`t cast a vote

1868

John Ismay

 

Whickham

 

 

 

Whickham District Old Franchises

Registered No 58

1868

Joshua Ismay

 

Marquis Street
Voted for Baines and Carter

 

 

 

Leeds Poll Book – General Election 1868
Holbeck Division No 2

1868

Joseph Ismay

 

Temest Field
Voted for Baines and Carter

 

 

 

Leeds Poll Book – General Election 1868
Holbeck Division No 2

1868

Joseph Ismay

 

Ann Street

 

 

 

Poll Book of Borough of Ipswich

1868

Thomas Ismay

 

Parton

 

 

 

Voters in respect of Property, including Tenant Occupiers at a rent of £50 and upwards

Parish of Oulton
Didn`t cast a vote

1868

Thomas Ismay

 

Aikton

 

 

 

Voters in respect of Property, including Tenant Occupiers at a rent of £50 and upwards

Parish of Aikton
Voted for How and M

1868

Thomas Ismay

 

Effingham crescent

 

 

 

Poll Book of Borough of Dover
Registered No 1824

1868

William Ismay

 

Wood Street House, Bapchild,  near Sittingbourne

 

 

 

Rochester District (Parish of Chatham)

1868

William Ismay

 

Milton

 

 

 

Occupiers qualified as Voters by `The Representation of the People Act, 1867``

1868

William Ismay

 

Wood Street House, Bapchild,  near Sittingbourne

 

 

 

Sittingbourne District

Parish of Milton near Sittingbourne
Registered No 6972

1871

Thomas Ismay

 

Effingham crescent

 

 

 

Market Place Polling District - Freemen
Registered No 1787