Document referenceQDE(P)
TitlePoll books : North Riding Quarter Sessions
DescriptionThis sub-series consists of poll books, including:

- poll books for the county election of 1807 (North, West and East Ridings) [1807]
- copy poll book [1830]
- poll books for the county election of 1835 (York district, Kirby Moorside, Northallerton, Stokesley, Thirsk, Askrigg, Guisborough, Richmond, Scarborough, Whitby, Romaldkirk and Malton, situated in the North Riding) [1835].

These poll books give the name, place of residence, place of qualifying freehold, trade and profession, and wapentake.
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyPoll books for contested elections were to be preserved among the records of Quarter Sessions in pursuance of an Act of 1711 (10 Anne cap.23, s.5). The Ballot Act of 1872 (35 & 36 Victoria cap. 33) replaced poll books by ballot papers which were forwarded to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery.
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