Sunday, 12 April 2015

Ancestry makes major additions to West Yorkshire, England, Select Rate Books, Accounts and Censuses, 1705–1893

In early December when West Yorkshire, England, Select Rate Books, Accounts and Censuses, 1705–1893 first came online at Ancestry there were 163,445 records. This major update sees that jump to 422,295.
These records include a listing of who occupied the house, who owned the house, the type of dwelling, the name or situation of the property, how much rent was collected, and the rates paid. In some cases you may need to page forward for the rent and rate details, which appear on the next page.
There are 51 communities with records in the collection. The largest is likely Leeds with most of those records (35 sets) described as coming from Leeds Township Overseas Record Rate Books between 1713 and 1805.
For Halifax the records include Highways Compositions from 1819-1834, Poor Relief Assessment 1803-1818, and six sets of Valuations of Property between 1735 and 1878.
Original data for this collection is from the West Yorkshire Archive Service: Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield, England.

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