18 December 2013

London, England, Selected Rate Books, 1684-1907

Ancestry.co.uk bring 178,483 entries in this database of indexed rate books held at the London Metropolitan Archives for 18 parishes in London. The books go by various titles, approximately half being Poor Rate Assessment Books from 1866 to 1907 for the parish of St. Dunstan in the East.
"Rates were assessed based on a dwelling’s value. 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."

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