Electoral Records

Yesterday, the U.S. had its midterm elections.   This was the first large scale election that I have been able to vote in since becoming a U.S. Citizen back in February 2017.

As all of my family are from England, this got me thinking about past elections they would have voted in.  I am fairly lucky in that most of my family (especially my maternal side) have lived in London for many generations, so Electoral Records for this area are fairly easy to find. Ancestry has the London, England, Electoral Registers from 1832-1965 available on their website.    Electoral records for each year list the names and addresses of those eligible and registered to vote.  Women were not allowed to vote until 1928 in England (although some who met certain requirements were allowed to vote from 1918).

Below are a few of the Electoral Records I have collected for my ancestors.  For many of them, I have been able to track their location for a 20 year period between the 1911 Census and 1939 Register thanks to these records!

 

george frederick electroal 1914
1914 Electoral Record for my maternal 2X Great-Grandfather George Frederick Price.                “London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965”, Price, George Frederick, 1914, 112 Holloway Road, Islington, database and images, Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk: accessed 7 Nov 2018); citing London Metropolitan Archives, Electoral Registers.

 

albert ernest 1918 electoral
     1918 Electoral Record for my  2x Great-Grandparents Albert Ernest & Sarah Jane Edghill     “London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965”, Edghill Albert Ernest, 1918, 40 Hyde Street, Deptford, database and images, Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk: accessed 7 Nov 2018); citing London Metropolitan Archives, Electoral Registers.

 

ernest isabel electoral 1936
1936 Electoral Record for my Great- Grandparents Ernest Christopher & Isabel Donald        “London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965”, Donald Ernest Christopher, 1936, 22 Robinson Road, Bethnal Green, database and images, Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk: accessed 7 Nov 2018); citing London Metropolitan Archives, Electoral Registers.
henry j donald electoral 1912
1912 Electoral Record for my maternal 2x Great-Grandfather Henry John Donald       “London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965”, Donald Henry John, 1912, 12 Joseph Street, Mile End, database and images, Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk: accessed 7 Nov 2018); citing London Metropolitan Archives, Electoral Registers.
1927 george henry and albert henry electoral
1927 Electoral Record for my paternal 2x Great Grandfather Albert Henry Williams &             Great-Grandfather George Henry Williams                                                                                “London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965”, Williams Albert Henry, 1927, 51 Lessar Avenue, Clapham, database and images, Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk: accessed 7 Nov 2018); citing London Metropolitan Archives, Electoral Registers.

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