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Introduction to the 1780-84 Poll Book

The 1780-84 Poll Book

The 1780-84 Poll Book is a record of the voting in the Newcastle Election of 1780 with additional manuscript notes from the 1784 election, made by the agent for Andrew Stoney Bowes of Gibside in the 1784 Parliamentary election for Newcastle upon Tyne. The digitised version was one of the hits of Newcastle Antiquaries’ 200 Years exhibition in 2013 at the Great North Museum, with visitors able to look for their own surnames. The contents page now includes a search function so people can do this once again.

You can search by name, guild, and abode. We are also able to provide the full contents in an Excel spreadsheet to bona-fide researchers, which will allow for extensive analysis. Send us an e-mail if you would like to discuss this

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