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MS 5/39 - MS 5/42 Poll books and election material

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight collections of Sir William Cope (1812-92), twelfth Baronet, of Bramshill, Hampshire, were bequeathed to the Hartley Institution in 1892. The manuscripts listed here fall into several categories:

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MS 5/39 Poll book for the election for the town and county of Southampton, Oct 1733

The three candidates were Sir William Heathcote, Baronet, Anthony Henley and John Conduit. The first folio is headed `A list of the names of all such persons as have a right to vote in the ellecion of members to serve in Parliament for the towne and county of Southampton vizt. the burgesses and inhabitants paying scott and lott October 2d 1733'. The book lists the burgesses followed by the inhabitants paying scot and lot for the parishes of Holy Rood, St Lawrence, St Michael, St John, All Saints, St Mary, and for Portswood.

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AO232 and AO265

MS 5/40 Southampton (town and county): 13 state of the poll cards: (i) 31 Oct 1806-4 Nov 1806: 4 cards (ii) 18 Jun 1818-22 Jun 1818: 6 cards, some for the same days, but in different type: 2 cards (the same), for day 3 (18 Jun); 3 cards (2 the same) for day 4 (19 Jun); 1 card for day 6 (22 Jun) (iii) 9 Mar 1820 and 14 Mar 1820: 2 cards (iv) one card soliciting votes on Monday 5 July for Mr Amyatt and Mr G.H.Rose

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MS 5/41 Manuscript poll book for the Isle of Wight, Dec 1832

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MS 5/42 A manuscript poll book, on a printed form, for 2 May 1859, for the parishes of St Lawrence and Holy Rood, Southampton, `At a polling booth in the market, under the Audit House'

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