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Understanding London Electoral Rolls


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I'm trying to find my Dad's real Father; William Wright. Unfortunately I have the worst time period to find information in that it's the 1930's All I have is a name and where my Gran lived at the time she was pregnant. I've been scouring the electoral rolls around the area my Gran lived and have found a William Wright living around the corner.
My confusion comes in that what age were you when you were first put on the electoral roll? I know you had to be 21 to vote but as I've found birth certificates that could be for both William and a sister Norah but that wouldn't make them 21 when they first turn up on the electoral in 1933. Any insight into how the electoral rolls should be interpreted would be a great help.

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