1754

Poll Book

For the town of Nottingham.

The Poll Book contains the list of people who were entitled to vote in the 1754 Election for two Burgesses to represent the town of Nottingham in Parliament. It also lists their addresses and Occupations.

There were three candidates,

Sir Willoughby ASTON Baronet of Risley, Derbyshire.

(represented by the letter A in the indexes)

John PLUMPTRE Esq. of Nottingham.

(represented by the letter P in the indexes)

And

The Right Honourable George Augustus Lord Viscount HOWE

Of Langar.

(represented by the letter H in the indexes)

The voting took place over three days, Thursday 18th April, Friday 19th of April and Saturday 20th April 1754.

The result was announced by John FELLOWS and Thomas SANDS, the Sheriffs of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The poll was taken in the Great Room over The New Change in the Market Place, being the first time of its being used for the purpose.

Total Votes cast were as follows,

HOWE†††††††††† 980

ASTON††††††††† 924

PLUMPTRE 915

The first two being duly elected.

Interestingly PLUMPTRE received the most votes in Nottingham itself, 725 compared to ASTON 719 and HOWE only 657.

Click on the links below to get to the relevant pages.

TOWN VOTES A-L

TOWN VOTES M-Z.

COUNTRY VOTES.

LONDON VOTES.

NON VOTERS.

Every attempt has been taken to transcribe the book as accurately as possible, although please bear in mind that place names have altered over the years we have used the names as written in the book.

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