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Electoral Register - codes in brackets after name
« on: Saturday 14 April 18 11:53 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know what these codes after the names mean please ?
(DMSR/149/1) and (SEZU/107/1).
I've looked at the start and end of the register but can't see any reference guide.

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CAM : CHALLIS- Sawston/Stapleford, HOWE, NUNN - Whittlesford, FREESTONE

OXF - BREAKSPEAR- South Leigh, EVANS - Eynsham, HATHAWAY - Eynsham, HARPER/HARPUR - Eynsham, PHIPPS- South Leigh-Eynsham-Cogges,RICHAW - South Leigh, SMITH - Eynsham, WILLETT - Cogges

SFK - GODDEN

SRY - FREESTONE

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Re: Electoral Register - codes in brackets after name
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 14 April 18 13:08 BST (UK) »
I think it may refer to alternate registers entries.
This may prove helpful:-

http://www.electoralregisters.org.uk/codes.htm

see 1945 ref.
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TYLER; Salop, Herefords.

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Re: Electoral Register - codes in brackets after name
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 14 April 18 13:36 BST (UK) »
If 'J' is for Jury service, what was the qualification? Employment? Owning property? It doesn't seem to be just age related.

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Re: Electoral Register - codes in brackets after name
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 14 April 18 16:24 BST (UK) »
If 'J' is for Jury service, what was the qualification? Employment? Owning property? It doesn't seem to be just age related.

Martin
Do you mean the letter J after William? I assume it was initial letter of his middle name.
There were age and property qualifications for jurors. Majority of jurors were men since they tended to be the householder. Property qualification was dropped in late 20thC.

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Re: Electoral Register - codes in brackets after name
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 14 April 18 18:58 BST (UK) »
No, I didn't mean that initial J.  The link above says that J is for juror, but I've never know what used to make someone eligible.  Property ownership is hardly a 'jury of one's peers'.

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Watson, (Bedlington, Jarrow & H'pool);
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Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, Hartlepool); 
Young & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

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Re: Electoral Register - codes in brackets after name
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 14 April 18 22:53 BST (UK) »
The numbers cross reference with 1939 register codes or possibly later entries for an identity card.

https://www.findmypast.co.uk/articles/1939-register-enumeration-districts


DMS is the code for Reigate Surrey

SEZU isn't listed but could be a military reference, or a typo
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Re: Electoral Register - codes in brackets after name
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 14 April 18 23:09 BST (UK) »
No, I didn't mean that initial J.  The link above says that J is for juror, but I've never know what used to make someone eligible.  Property ownership is hardly a 'jury of one's peers'.

Martin
Jurors had to bre householders until late 20th century. Majority of these were male and many middle-aged. Hence a jury of "12 good men". Only 2 out of my 9 aunts resident in England qualified as jurors when I was a child. Those 2 became householders after being widowed in their 40s. Of course it was unfair, especially to women and poor people.

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Re: Electoral Register - codes in brackets after name
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 14 April 18 23:43 BST (UK) »
This question has been asked before.  The conclusion was that the National Registration number (later NHS number) was added to distinguish two people with the same name (in this case probably father and son) living at the address.
Rutter, Sampson, Swinerd, Head, Redman in Kent.  Others in Cheshire, Manchester, Glos/War/Worcs.
RUTTER family and Matilda Sampson's Will: