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Source    S435

 Author:   HM Government
 Title:   Royal Navy and Royal Marines War Graves Roll
 Abbrev.:   RN War Graves
 
 CHAN
 Date:   17 MAY 2013
 Time:   14:30:11

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Source    S436

 Author:   HM Government
 Title:   Royal Naval Division casualties of the Great War 1914-1924
 Abbrev.:   RN Casulties 1914-1924
 
 CHAN
 Date:   17 MAY 2013
 Time:   14:29:48

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Source    S437

 Author:   Court of Common Pleas
 Title:   Registers of Articles of Clerkship and affidavits of Due Execution
 Abbrev.:   Articles of Clerkship
 Publication:   1756-1874
 
 Reference:   CP71
 CHAN
 Date:   17 MAY 2013
 Time:   15:00:52

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Source    S438

 Author:   Mark Godfrey
 Title:   Emails Mark Godfrey 2012-
 Abbrev.:   Emails Mark Godfrey
 
 CHAN
 Date:   17 MAY 2013
 Time:   14:30:56

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Source    S439

 Title:   Fiona NZ emails
 Abbrev.:   Fiona NZ emails
 Text:   17 Dec 2012
  Sarah Morris born 1805 Naunton Beauchamp married John Ladbury 1836. Sarah is the daughter of Callow Morris 1766-1830 and Ann Arnold who married in 1800
 
 CHAN
 Date:   17 MAY 2013
 Time:   14:29:18

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Source    S440

 Title:   FamilySearch England-EASy
 Abbrev.:   FamilySearch
 
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 Date:   1 JUL 2013
 Time:   16:49:12

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Source    S441

 Author:   Jon Goode
 Title:   Rev Jon Goode emails
 Abbrev.:   Rev Jon Goode emails
 
 CHAN
 Date:   17 MAY 2013
 Time:   14:27:42

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Source    S442

 Title:   Electoral Registers (Midlands) 1832-1955
 Abbrev.:   Electoral Registers (Midlands) 1832-1955
 Publication:   2012
 
  
  Historical Background
  
  Electoral registers are lists of individuals who are eligible to vote during the time a register is in force (usually one year). Registration for voters in England has been required since 1832, and registers were typically published annually, though some years had two. Registers were not published during the latter years of World War 1 (19161917) or World War 2 (19401944).
  
  Poll books trace their origins to a 1696 act of Parliament designed to curb disputed election results and fraud. The remedy included requiring sheriffs to make a list of voters and the candidate they voted for in county elections. These could then be published as poll books. Poll books continued to be used for various elections until the secret ballot was introduced in 1872. Poll books will not list all residents of an area. Until 1832, most voters were freeholders and others who could meet property requirements for the franchise; also, poll books list only those who actually cast a vote.
  
  Burgess rolls are voters lists for local elections.
  
  Restrictive property requirements denied the vote to much of the population for years, though restrictions were eased somewhat in 1867 and 1884 through the Second and Third Reform Acts. They were finally removed, for men, in 1918, when most males age 21 and older were allowed to vote. The franchise was extended to some women over the age of 30 in 1918, but it was not until 1928 that the voting age was made 21 for both men and women.
  
  Thus, the number of names appearing on voters lists increases with the expansion of suffrage in England.
  
  Absent Voters Lists
  
  This database includes absent voters lists for several years, which include the names of service personnel. Midlands Historical Data notes that "the Absent Voters list for 1918 has special significance. There was a general election in 1918, and the list was drawn up to record the 73,000 people entitled to vote who were not at home. Nearly all these voters were on active service, and in many cases this list records their rank, service number, regiment, and of course their address."
  
  What You Can Find in These Records
  
  These voters lists cover Birmingham and some of northern Warwickshire. The lists will typically provide a name, address, and year, and some may include additional details. For example, poll books may list candidates, occupation, and who a person voted for. Both poll books and burgess rolls may record property that made a person eligible to vote. As noted above, absent voter lists can record service details for military personnel.
  
  There are some gaps in the records in this database, and they should not be considered a comprehensive collection of voters lists for either Birmingham or Warwickshire for the period.
  
  This index was created using text recognition software. Records were not transcribed.
 CHAN
 Date:   17 MAY 2013
 Time:   14:30:43