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Electoral Registers
« on: Wednesday 18 April 12 01:14 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Ancestry have added London's electoral registers which have been a mine of information for my family.

However - Does anyone know why a person would be listed under a particular address with a different address given as their 'abode'.

Why wouldn't they be listed under their actual 'abode'?

Jillie
 


Horwood - London
Farrants - Suffolk
Wild - London, Wales
Mitsons  Suffolk
Pullar - Scotland
Valentine - Scotland
Fairfoul - Scotland

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Re: Electoral Registers
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 April 12 10:22 BST (UK) »
Column 1; Name of Voter in Full, Surname being first.
Colum 2; Place of Abode
Column 3; Nature of Qualification
Column 4; Description of Qualifying Property

The 1884 Reform Act  gave the vote to all male inhabitant householders, to occupiers of lands and tenements worth at least 10 and to lodgers paying at least l0 a year.Those who occupied a dwelling house by virtue of any office, service or employment were also given the vote.
Entries in the Register that have "dwelling house (service) (successive) all have two addresses in Column 4; Description of Qualifying Property, and it means that he occupied the two addresses in immediate succession to each other. Where several qualifications are possessed by the same person, the particulars respecting each qualification are stated in the list.
For explanations of the Service Franchise, and Successive Occupation see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliamentary_Franchise_in_the_United_Kingdom_1885%E2%80%931918

Stan
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Re: Electoral Registers
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 19 April 12 02:42 BST (UK) »
Hi Stan,

Thanks for all that info - I checked the Wiki page but it covers an earlier period. I should have said this is a 1925 census. Sorry.

Ive attached a screen shot of the entry (I hope!) - its George Frederick Horwood I'm interested in. He is registered at this same address (his brothers) for at least 3 years with a different 'abode' listed each time.

Thanks again

Jillie
Horwood - London
Farrants - Suffolk
Wild - London, Wales
Mitsons  Suffolk
Pullar - Scotland
Valentine - Scotland
Fairfoul - Scotland

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Re: Electoral Registers
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 19 April 12 04:47 BST (UK) »
Hi

His qualification to vote is B.P. which stands for Business Premises qualification so this address would be his business address.

Andy


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Re: Electoral Registers
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 19 April 12 05:59 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Ahh - that makes sense. He was in partnership with his brother 'Horwood Bros. Butchers'. So I guess he wasn't eligible at the address he stayed at. I think he was just in lodgings.

Many thanks!

Jillie
Horwood - London
Farrants - Suffolk
Wild - London, Wales
Mitsons  Suffolk
Pullar - Scotland
Valentine - Scotland
Fairfoul - Scotland

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Re: Electoral Registers
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 28 May 17 08:38 BST (UK) »
Entries in the Register that have "dwelling house (service) (successive) all have two addresses in Column 4; Description of Qualifying Property, and it means that he occupied the two addresses in immediate succession to each other. Where several qualifications are possessed by the same person, the particulars respecting each qualification are stated in the list.
Stan

and, just over five years after you posted that, its answered a question that arose for me this morning!
Thank you Stan  :-)

Boo