Another one of these post I'm afraid. I decided to step back eighty years or so and look at the English male names used then. They were rather similar to the ones in 1802, although there were some slight differences. However, I can't attribute this to the year as the source used for this post came from Bristol and the one for the previous post came from Kent. The source used was List of the Freeholders and Freemen who voted at the Election for Members of Parliament for the City and County of Bristol. It's such a shame that such lists don't exist for women - I'm sure they would've give us some very fabulous names.
One of the most interesting aspects of the List of the Freeholders and Freemen is the fact that the voters' professions are listed. Some of the jobs mentioned don't exist anymore or are very rare. For example, Provis Heath was a clog-maker; Butler Bouns was a victualler, someone who provided a ship's crew with food and drink; Sharp Cary was a cordwainer, a luxury shoe maker; and Ingleton Allen was a pump-maker. This source is great for name and history lovers.
Image: Shipping Off Bristol by Joseph Walter.