The 1831 poll was taken on Thursday 5th May to Monday 9th May 1831, and was the last year in which voting for your county’s representatives to the Houses of Parliament was restricted to freeholders i.e. those who owned a house or land. The names of those freeholders of Wing are listed below1, along with the way they voted (the candidates were the Marquis of Chandos, John Smith and Pascoe Grenfell).
Wing residents who owned land in other Buckinghamshire parishes and were therefore entitled to a vote in those parishes are also listed below.
1 Henry Andrewes Uthwatt, Esquire, A Poll Of The Freeholders Of The County Of Buckingham At The Election Of Two Knights Of The Shire (1831); digital images, Google Books (http://books.google.com/books?id=OvQGAAAAQAAJ : accessed 21 September 2010)
|Freeholders Name||Place of Abode||Chandos||Smith||Grenfell|
|Clinton, Hen. Fynes, Esq||Welwyn, Herts||—|
|Hart, Thomas||Ascott, Wing||—|
|Hibbert, George Esq.||Munden, Herts||—|
|Loke, William||Leighton Bussard||—||—|
|New, Rev. Edw. Paris||Oxford||—|
WING RESIDENTS VOTING IN OTHER BUCKS PARISHES
|Voting Parish||Freeholders Name||Place of Abode||Chandos||Smith||Grenfell|
|Wingrave||Capp, Stephen jun.||Wing||—||—|