18 September 2014

Ancestry adds Birmingham, England, Rate Books, 1831-1913

1,038,957 records are in this collection of rate books, roughly equivalent to property tax assessment rolls, from the following locations: Birmingham, Handsworth, Aston, Harborne, Northfield, Kings Norton, Erdington, Balsall Heath, Yardley, Edgbaston

The records include 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 many more records for the later years.

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