Bowmore residents


tsinclair@...
 

Glynn,

Would a voter's list have been available in the time frame you are looking at?
Toni


Glynn Currie
 

Possibly. I have not seen one.

Glynn

 

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From: tsinclair@...
Sent: October 6, 2021 9:47 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [ScotGen] Bowmore residents

 

 

Glynn,

 

Would a voter's list have been available in the time frame you are

looking at?

Toni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Anne Burgess
 

I doubt it would be much use to you for this project.

It was not until 1918 that the property qualification for male voters was abolished and all males aged over 21 got the vote. It is estimated that before the 1918 Act only 58% of men could vote.

The right to vote was extended to all women over 21 in 1928.

Anne


Glynn Currie
 

Thanks Anne.

Glynn

 

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From: Anne Burgess via groups.io
Sent: October 7, 2021 2:23 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] Bowmore residents

 

I doubt it would be much use to you for this project.

 

It was not until 1918 that the property qualification for male voters was abolished and all males aged over 21 got the vote. It is estimated that before the 1918 Act only 58% of men could vote.

 

The right to vote was extended to all women over 21 in 1928.

 

Anne

 

 

 

 

 


EMcNab
 

While of interest, voters lists are unlikely to help at that time as there were significant restrictions on those who could vote.  In the early days roperty ownership had an influence on whether one could vote but most property residents would have been tenants.  In addition, the head of household was frequently a woman.   See National Library of Scotland site -

“Modern electoral registers only record the names of those entitled to vote at a particular address. Before 1918, however, they also recorded the person's occupation and details of their property. Except in rare cases, women don't feature in voters' rolls before 1918, as only men were eligible to vote then.”

 

Eleanor

 

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From: Glynn Currie
Sent: 06 October 2021 20:48
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScotGen] Bowmore residents

 

Possibly. I have not seen one.

Glynn

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: tsinclair@...
Sent: October 6, 2021 9:47 AM
To: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io
Subject: [ScotGen] Bowmore residents

 

 

Glynn,

 

Would a voter's list have been available in the time frame you are

looking at?

Toni