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hamishwaz
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What do the letters mean?

Post by hamishwaz » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:59 am

Does anyone know what the letters mean next to the tenement number? (i.e. 110 D)
Is is as simple as flat letter? I though flats were numbered 0/1, 0/2, 1/1, 1/2 etc
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Re: What do the letters mean?

Post by WilmaM » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:08 pm

What is this page from?
Its not a Valuation Roll, is it a Voters Roll?

Glasgow temenent numbers were only recent given flat numbers, is in the last maybe twenty years. Before that every house up a close had the same number, surprisingly few problems with post even hen 2 families with the same surname lived there.

If its a Voters roll, then perhaps it's an indication of postal votes.
I note the E entry,,has another address noted, so that perhaps denotes a second home so that would mean they only could vote in one place.
The D entries aren't consistent as there seems to be a husband and wife one with and one without.

Interested to know the answer here too.

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Re: What do the letters mean?

Post by hamishwaz » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:22 am

It is a voters roll
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Re: What do the letters mean?

Post by Anne H » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:07 am

It might tell you what it means on the first pages if you are able to leaf through the book.

This is what I got when I Googled 'what does the letter 'D' mean after the address on a voter's roll'

''D (Dw) Spouse's occupation qualification. E. Not entitled to vote in local or parliamentary elections.''

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Re: What do the letters mean?

Post by SarahND » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:23 am

After searching around I assume you got this from Ancestry.com and that you are looking at the 1940 Register of Voters. If you browse to the beginning of the book (image 4), it tells you what the letters mean.

Electors whose names are prefixed with the capital letter D vote at Parliamentary Elections only
[Electors whose names are prefixed with the capital letter] E vote at Town Council Elections only, and at a Poll under the Temperance (Scotland) Act of 1913.

Where no capital letter is prefixed to the name of an elector, such elector is entitled to vote at Parliamentary and Town Council Elections, and at a Poll under the Temperance (Scotland) Act 1913.

Electors whose names are prefixed with the small letter “a” are Absent Voters within the meaning of the Representation of the People Act 1918


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Re: What do the letters mean?

Post by Anne H » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:46 am

Cheers, Sarah!
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Re: What do the letters mean?

Post by momat » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:01 pm

Hello,
Wondering where you found this information as I had family living in the same street at that time.Would love to delve in these files.
Cheers,
Maureen

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Re: What do the letters mean?

Post by SarahND » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:06 pm

Hello, Maureen
It was on Ancestry.com, but requires a subscription. If you don't have one, perhaps your local library might?

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Re: What do the letters mean?

Post by momat » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:36 pm

Hello Sarah,

Thank you for that
Cheers,
Maureen

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