London Tax Records

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>Ancestry.co.uk have just released more goodies from the London Metropolitan Archives. This  – time it is the turn of Land Tax Records for a variety of areas in London, the time period is 1692 – 1932.

The tax was introduced in England in 1692 and monies went into the government coffers, it wasn’t until 1963 that it was abolished. The records list both property owners and also tenants it also records which parish the property was situated in. A set of records which are often under used by family historians.

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More Royal Household Records online

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FindMyPast has just added more Royal Household records to their collection, so if you searched the first release a few days ago with a negative result then take another look.

The new records are the following -

  • Establishment Lists for Master of the Household’s Department 1835-1924:
    7,158 records
  • Establishment Lists for the Royal Mews 1717-1924: 18,281 records

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More Dorset Records on Ancestry.co.uk

More Dorset Records on Ancestry.co.uk

My friend Judy will be so pleased with the latest release on www.ancestry.co.uk, not that her tree is full of pirates & rascals !! The six new datasets added today are as follows -

Calendars of Prisoners 1854 – 1945
These records take you back to the trials and often include detailed accounts of the offences.

Transportation Records 1730 – 1842

Prison Registers 1782 – 1901

Jury Lists 1719 – 1922
Even if you only have law abiding folk in your family they may appear in this list.

Militia Records 1757 – 1860

Land Tax Returns 1780 – 1832
These records are often under rated by historians, they actually are almost a list of heads of households for an area.

I think Ancestry must be working their way through the Dorset Record Office. What a great joy it is to have access to these records from home.

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Poll Books Online

Ancestry.co.uk have recently put online Poll Books that are part of the London Metropolitan Archives holdings. Although held by a London based archive these poll books cover the UK. They mainly cover the time period 1832 – 1872, but some date back earlier.

Prior to 1872 voters had to declare publicly who they were voting for. There was much concern that voters could be bought by a candidate to ensure their success. These documents are well worth searching as it was not just the wealthy who could vote, tradesmen often appear amongst the list of voters.

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National Probate Calendar

Ancestry.co.uk has extended the coverage of the National Probate Calendar to a much wider time period. It did start at 1860 and someone at Ancestry must have heard me wondering why it didn’t start at 1858 when the calendar started because that is now where the coverage starts and it ends in 1966 which is a year before my grandfather died. I would have liked to added the reference into his record, never mind I am very happy to have the new time period to work with and I’m glad that Ancestry seem to be able to read my mind……. now what else shall I think I might like them to put online !!

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