28 March 2020

Findmypast adds Scottish Records

Published in partnership with East Ayrshire Family History Society.

Scotland, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock Valuation Roll 1874
Trace ancestors with these 7,050 valuation roll records from 1874. Transcripts for those who owned or rented land in Kilmarnock with the most important family tree details, as well as digital copies of the original records can reveal:

Landlord's and/or tenant's names
Description of the property
How much rent was paid

Scotland, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock Ratepayers 1838-1846
Local and central government officials collected these 4,157 property records until The Lands Valuation (Scotland) Act, 1854 established a uniform process for valuing tenancies across the country.

Scotland, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock Voters Lists 1837-1852
For these 2,110 voters a combination of the records' transcripts and digitized images of the original documents can reveal:

Voter's chosen candidate
Those who didn't vote

At the time these records were taken, the right to vote in Scotland was not universal. Only owners or tenants of residences worth more than £10 could vote, provided all of their taxes had been paid for the previous year.

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