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St. Margaret, Rainham
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Rainham Poll Tax 1832, 1837, 1852, 1863, 1868

Transcribed by David Auger, OPC for Rainham.
Editorial Notes:  The Electors whose names are followed by two asterisks, e.g. **, did not vote in the year shown next to the entry so marked.  All 5 poll book transcriptions have been merged into one file and alphabetized by surname, followed by given name and then arranged by year of event, from earliest to latest.  I felt that arranging the file in this fashion would produce a broader picture of one's ancestor or family member as one is able to see, instantly, how long a particular individual was part of the voting process in Rainham affairs.  This arrangement can provide a beginning year and a year at which an individual was associated with the parish and allow a researcher to formulate a hypothesis that could provide direction for a stalled search.  As an example, Edward Beaumont was enumerated at Rainham for voting purposes in 1832, 1837, 1852 and 1863.  For some unknown reason, he was not included in 1868 and, upon closer examination, it quickly becomes apparent that, although he may have been entitled to vote for the three later years, he did not.  Is this indicative of a prolonged illness suffered by Edward Beaumont?  Was he out-of-the-country?  Only further research will provide the answer, but at least some preliminary hypothesis can be formulated as to the status of Mr. Beaumont.
YearEntry No.NameResidence
18526849ASHBEE, Henry**Boughton-under-Blean
18636770ASHBEE, Henry**Boughton-under-Blean
18687074ASHBEE, Henry**Boughton-under-Blean
    
18526850ATKINS, JamesRainham
18636771ATKINS, JamesRainham
18687075ATKINS, JamesRainham
    
18526851AURIEL, Charles James**Park-street, Grosvenor Square
    
18323017BAKER, HenryRainham-street
18373198BAKER, HenryRainham
    
18323018BEAUMONT, EdwardRainham-street
18373199BEAUMONT, Edward**Rainham
18526852BEAUMONT, Edward**Rainham-street
18636772BEAUMONT, Edward**Rainham
    
18636773BECKWITH, Thomas Percival52, Eaton-pl., Eaton-sq., London
    
18687076BENNETT, WilliamStation Road, Rainham
    
18687077BEST, Maudistly GaussenPark House, Boxley
18636774BEST, Mawdistly GaussenPark House, Boxley
    
18687078BLACK, CharlesHartlip
18687079BLACK, William AlfredHartlip
    
18373200BLUNDY, StephenLower Rainham
    
18636775BOORMAN, EdwinRainham
18687080BOORMAN, EdwinRainham
    
18323019BOWDEN, RalphRainham-street
18373201BOWDEN, Ralph**Rainham
    
18323020BURFORD, ThomasMinster Abbey
18373202BURFORD, Thomas**Minster Abbey
    
18687081BURLEY, William HenryRainham
    
18687082BUSHELL, FrederickRainham
    
18526853BUTTON, JohnRainham Mark
18636776BUTTON, JohnMark Rainham
18687083BUTTON, JohnMark Rainham
18323021BUTTON, John, jun.Rainham Mark
18373203BUTTON, John, Junr.Rainham Mark
    
18687084CALLAWAY, CharlesRainham
    
18687085CAMPBELL, ThomasStation Road, Rainham
    
18687086CAREY S.Camperdwn Hse, Snowsfields, Bermondsey
    
18323022CARMAN, ThomasRainham-street
18373204CARMAN, ThomasRainham
    
18636777CASTLE, AlfredRainham
18687087CASTLE, AlfredRainham
18687088CASTLE, DanielRainham
    
18636778CHAMBERS, RobertRainham
    
18323023CHENOWETH, JohnWalmer
18373205CHENOWETH, JohnCanterbury
    
18687089COLEGATE, JohnDrury Lane, Rainham
18687090COLEGATE, NicholasRome Lane, Chatham
18636779COLEGATE, Thomas Richard38, Coleman-street, Chatham
18687091COLEGATE, Thomas RichardRainham
    
18526854COLLEY, William ChapmanSittingbourne
    
18526855CONINGSBY, Charles**Lathom Ho. Ormskirk, Lanca.
18636780CONINGSBY, WilliamNewington
    
18323024COPPIN, JamesRainham-street
18373206COPPIN, JamesRainham
    
18687092COUCHMAN, DanielLower Rainham
    
18526856DAWES, Henry JohnWest Court, Gillingham
18636781DAWES, Henry John**Great Amwell, Herts
18687093DAWES, Henry John**Great Amwell, Herts
18373209DAWES, Henry, JohnRochester
    
18687094DENNIS, ThomasLower Rainham
    
18526857DEW, MatthewRainham Mark
18636782DEW, MatthewMark Rainham
18687095DEW, MatthewMark Rainham
    
18323028DIMMILL, Thos. William.**Rainham-street
    
18687096DIPLOCK, SamuelLeybourne
    
18323027DODD, EdwardRainham-street
18323026DODD, ThomasRainham-street
18373208DODD, ThomasRainham
18526858DODD, ThomasRainham-street
18636783DODD, ThomasRainham
18687097DODD, ThomasRainham
18323025DODD, WilliamRainham
18373207DODD, WilliamRainham
    
18636784DRIVER, Sampson**New Brompton, Gillingham
    
18323029DUTNALL, JohnLower Rainham
18373210DUTNALL, JohnLower Rainham
18526859DUTNALL, JohnLower Rainham
    
18323030EDGECUMB, PeirceBrompton
18526860EDGECUMB, Richard Drake19, Pembroke-pl. Vauxhall-rd.
18373211EDGECUMB, Richard, DLondon
    
18636785EDMONDS, GeorgeLower Rainham
18687098EDMONDS, GeorgeLower Rainham
    
18687099FEATHERBY, GeorgeRochester
    
18373213FORSTER, JamesLower Rainham
18526861FORSTER, JamesLower Rainham
18636786FORSTER, JamesLower Rainham
18687100FORSTER, JamesLower Rainham
18323031FORSTER, WilliamEast Rainham
18373212FORSTER, WilliamEast Rainham
    
18323032FRID, James**Rainham-street
18373214FRID, James**Rainham Street
    
18687101FRIDAY, JohnPeckham Lodge, Grange
18687102FRIDAY, Thomas BlackaderGillingham
    
18526862GILBERT, ThomasRainham
18636787GILBERT, ThomasMeresborough, Rainham
18687103GILBERT, ThomasMeresborough, Rainham
18323033GILBERT, WilliamMeresbro', Rainham
18373215GILBERT, WilliamMeresboro', Rainham
    
18687104GOLDSTON, PaulEastgate, Rochester
    
18687105GRANSDEN, JohnLuton, near Chatham
    
18636788GREEN, Daniel GraceRainham
18687106GREEN, Daniel GraceRainham
18526863GREEN, JosephStar Hill, Rochester
18636789GREEN, JosephKing-street, Rochester
18636790GREEN, Joseph**57, King-street, Rochester
18687107GREEN, Joseph**6, Star Hill, Rochester
18323034GREEN, Joseph, sen.Brompton
18373216GREEN, Joseph, Senr.Brompton
    
18687108HANBURY, Robert**174, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, N.E.
    
18687109HOLMAN, JosephRainham
    
18687110HOMEWOOD, Charles EdwardUfton Court, Tunstall
    
18636791HOPKINS, JosephUnion-street, Rochester
18687111HOPKINS, JosephUnion Street, Rochester
    
18687112HOPPER, MosesRainham
    
18687113HOWLAND, NewmanRainham
    
18687114HULKES, JamesLittle Hermitage, Frindsbury
18526864HULKES, James**Little Hermitage, Frindsbury
18636792HULKES, James**Little Hermitage, Frindsbury
    
18687115JENKINS, JosephStation Road, Rainham
18687116JENKINS, WilliamRainham
    
18636793KITCHINGHAM, HenryRainham
18687117KITCHINGHAM, HenryRainham
    
18526865KNIGHT, JamesMaidstone
18687118KNIGHT, John SladenRainham
    
18323035LAKE, ThomasRainham-street
    
18636794MADDOCKS, RobertRainham
    
18636795MANSFIELD, JamesRainham
18687119MANSFIELD, JamesRainham
18323036MANSFIELD, Jas. H. H.**Rainham-street
    
18636797MARSHAM, Charles, ViscountThe Mote, Maidstone
18687121MARSHAM, Viscount CharlesHale Cottage, near Maidstone
    
18687120MARTIN, CharlesStrood (dead)
18526866MARTIN, Charles**Strood
18636796MARTIN, Charles**Strood
18373217MARTIN, Wm. WardLower Rainham
    
18526868MILES, CharlesEast Malling
18323037MILES, JamesSilem Farm, Rainham
18373218MILES, JamesSilem Farm, Rainham
18526867MILES, JamesRainham
18636798MILES, James LukeSiloam Farm, Rainham
18687122MILES, James LukeSiloam Farm, Rainham
18323038MILES, JohnMeresbro', Rainham
18373219MILES, JohnMeresboro', Rainham
    
18687123MOSS, HenryRainham
18323039MOSS, WilliamRainham-street
18373220MOSS, WilliamRainham street
18526869MOSS, WilliamRainham-street
18636799MOSS, WilliamRainham
18687124MOSS, WilliamRainham
    
18373221NASH, CharlesDover
    
18687125NAYLOR, George**Drury Lane, Rainham
18687126NAYLOR, JohnDrury Lane, Rainham
    
18687127PACKHAM, HenryRainham
18687128PACKHAM, RobertBroad Walk, Rainham
    
18687129PEARLESS, JohnDorman's Lane, East Grinstead, Sussex
    
18687130PEARMAN, Augustus JohnThe Vicarage, Rainham
    
18373222PELL, ThomasRainham street
    
18323040PIERCE, Thomas, L. R.Gillingham
18373223PIERCE, Thomas, L. R.Gillingham
18526870PIERCE, Thomas, L. R.**Gillingham
    
18373224POORE, Rev. Jno, D.D.**Murston Rectory
18323041POORE, Rev. John, D.D.**Murston Rectory
18526871POORE, Rev. John, D.D.**Murston Rectory
    
18526872PRENTIS, WalterRainham
18687131PRENTIS, WalterRainham
18636800PRENTIS, Walter**Rainham
    
18636801RANDALL, RobertRainham
    
18323043READER, JohnUpchurch
18373226READER, JohnUpchurch
18323042READER, ThomasUpchurch
18373225READER, ThomasUpchurch
    
18526874REEVES, GeorgeHarrietsham
    
18526873RICH, Charles10, Palace-row, St. Pancras, Mi.
18636802RICH, CharlesRainham
18687132RICH, Charles**Port Natal, South Africa
    
18323044ROBB, DavidRochester
18373227ROBB, DavidRochester
18526875ROBB, DavidRochester
18636803ROBB, DavidLower Britain-street, Gillingham
    
18687133ROSEBRIDGE, RichardHalling, Rochester
    
18636804SAXTON, John**Brompton, Gillingham
18323045SAXTON, WilliamBrompton
18373228SAXTON, William**Brompton
    
18687134SHRUBSOLE, JohnAddington
18636805SHRUBSOLE, John**Trotterscliffe
    
18636806SIMMONDS, John BoghurstHigh-street, Strood
18687135SIMMONDS, John BoghurstHigh Street, Strood
    
18323046SIMMONS, JosephRainham
18373229SIMMONS, JosephRainham
18526876SIMMONS, Joseph**Rainham
18636807SIMMONS, Joseph**Rainham
    
18636808SKINNER, John Thomas6, Watts-terrace, Chatham
18636809SKINNER, Thomas RandallCock-st., Boughton Monchelsea
    
18323047SMART, WilliamRainham
18373230SMART, WilliamRainham
18526877SMART, WilliamRainham
    
18323049SMITH, Francis**Brompton
18323048SMITH, JamesRochester
18373231SMITH, JamesRochester
18526878SMITH, JamesRochester
18323050SMITH, SamuelLower Rainham
    
18323051SOULBY, Anthony M.St. Mary, at Hill
18373232SOULBY, Anty. Moreld.**St. Mary at Hill
    
18373233SPENCER, James**Chatham
18526879SPENCER, James**Gibraltar Place, Chatham
18323052SPENCER, WilliamChatham
    
18636810STEVENS, GeorgeRainham
18687136STEVENS, GeorgeRainham
    
18687137STOKES, SamuelRainham
    
18636811STRATFORD, John WingfieldAddington
18687138STRATFORD, John WingfieldAddington
18526880STRATFORD, John Wingfield, junAddington
    
18687139STUNT, WalterThe Grange, Gillingham
    
18373234STURLA, JamesChatham
18687140STURLA, JamesLower Rainham
    
18323053SUGDEN, ThomasRainham
18373235SUGDEN, ThomasRainham
    
18687141SWAN, EdwardStation Road, Rainham
    
18687142SYMS, John Brown**Broad Walk, Rainham
    
18323054TAPLEY, WilliamBrompton
18373236TAPLEY, WilliamMilton, Gravesend
    
18323055TAYLOR, ThomasRainham
18373237TAYLOR, ThomasRainham
18323056TAYLOR, William, sen.**Rainham
18373238TAYLOR, William, Senr.Rainham
    
18687143THOMPSON, Charles ThomasRainham
    
18636812TROTT, JohnThe Hamlet of Grange, Gillingham
18687144TROTT, John**Railway Street, New Brompton
    
18687145WAKELEY, Thomas StanleyRainham
18323058WAKELEY, Wm. Lake**Rainham
18323057WAKELY, ThomasRainham
18373239WAKELY, ThomasRainham
18373240WAKELY, William, L.Rainham
    
18687146WALTER, John AmherstBerengrave
18526881WALTER, WilliamRainham
18636813WALTER, WilliamRainham
18687147WALTER, WilliamRainham
    
18687148WARE, JohnRainham
    
18526882WATCHURST, James3, Onslow Vil. Brmptn. Middles.
18636814WATCHURST, JamesTroy House, Union-st., Rochester
18687149WATCHURST, James11, Paddock Terrace, New Road, Chatham
18323059WATCHURST, James**Rainham
18373241WATCHURST, James**Rainham
    
18687150WATERS, RobertRainham
    
18526885WATSON, Charles**High-street, Strood
18323060WATSON, RobertRainham
18373242WATSON, RobertRainham
18526884WATSON, Robert DurrantRussell's Farm
18636815WATSON, Robert DurrantRainham
18687151WATSON, Robert DurrantRainham
18526883WATSON, Robert**Rainham
    
18323062WEBB, ThomasMeresbro', Rainham
18373245WEBB, ThomasMeresboro', Rainham
    
18687152WILKINS, EdwardBroad Walk, Rainham
18323061WILKINS, JamesStone-st., Rainham
18373244WILKINS, JamesRainham
18526886WILKINS, JamesMoore-street, Rainham
18636816WILKINS, JamesMoor-street, Rainham
18687153WILKINS, JamesMoor Street, Rainham
18687154WILKINS, William, jun.Lion Meadow, Rainham
    
18373243WILLIAMS, HenryMeresboro', Rainham
    
18636817WILLIAMSON, Henry CasseeHigh-street, Chatham
18687155WILLIAMSON, Henry Cassee9, Great James Street, Londonderry
    
18687156WILLS, CharlesRainham
18687157WILLS, JobSiloam Lane, Rainham
    
18687159WINCH, EdwardChatham
18687158WINCH, GeorgeElm Cottage, New Road, Chatham
    
18687160WYLES, ThomasRainham
    
18636818YOUNG, JosephLuton-road, Chatham
18687161YOUNG, JosephLuton Road, Chatham