Electoral Registers: South Division

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This is a backup of the West Yorkshire Archive Service's "Off the Record" wiki from 2015. The live went offline in 2016 and remains unavailable.

The county electoral registers compiled by the West Riding Quarter Sessions clerk of the peace were split into two from 1862; the two divisions were known as North and South. A third division, known as Mid or East Division, was then created in 1869.

This system came to an end following the Registration Act 1885 when tenants as well as property owners were given the right to vote. As the result electoral registers became much larger and they were therefore split into smaller constituency divisions.

See here for a list of the Polling Districts within this Division for 1868-1870 and 1871-1885.


West Riding South Division electoral registers 1862-1885 held by the WYAS: Wakefield:

Dates Reference Items Notes
1862 Box 24 1 volume Boxed with North Division register
1863 Box 26 1 volume Boxed with North Division register
1864 Box 28 1 volume Boxed with North Division register
1865 Box 30 1 volume Boxed with North Division register
1866 Box 31 1 volume Boxed with North Division register
1867 - - No registers were compiled for 1867 as 1866 register was for 13 months
1868 Box 32 1 volume Boxed with North Division register
1869-1870 Box 34 2 volumes -
1871-1872 Box 37 2 volumes Copy also held at Barnsley Local Studies Library
1873-1874 Box 41 2 volumes -
1875-1876 Box 45 2 volumes -
1877 Box 49 1 volume -
1878 Box 52 1 volume -
1879 Box 55 1 volume -
1880 Box 56 1 volume -
1881 Box 59 1 volume -
1882 Box 62 1 volume -
1883 Box 65 1 volume -
1884 Box 68 1 volume -
1885 Box 71 1 volume -


For West Riding registers 1840-1865 see West Riding Division.

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