1831 Poll for Knights of the Shire

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 NamePlace of AbodeChandosSmithGrenfell
Biggs, JamesSlapton  
Capp, FrancisWing 
Clinton, Hen. Fynes, EsqWelwyn, Herts  
Coles, RichardWing 
Cutler, MichaelWing  
Fountaine, BernardWing  
Fountaine, RichardHellesthorpe  
Hart, ThomasAscott, Wing  
Hart, WilliamWing  
Hedges, RobertStewkley  
Heley, WilliamWing  
Heley, HenryWing 
Heley, ThomasWing 
Hibbert, George Esq.Munden, Herts  
Honnor, GeorgeWing 
Hurst, JacobLeckhamstead  
Loke, WilliamLeighton Bussard 
Luck, JosephCrafton 
New, Rev. Edw. ParisOxford  
Parker, WilliamBurcott  
Shirley, StephenWing  
Smith, JohnWardshurst  
Woodman, WilliamCrafton  
Voting ParishFreeholders NamePlace of AbodeChandosSmithGrenfell
AylesburyWindmill, ThomasWing  
StewkleyRose, WilliamWing 
WingraveCapp, Stephen jun.Wing 
WinslowMorecraft, JohnWing