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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Surrey Marriages now working

Surrey Marriages now workingYesterday I posted that the advert for Surrey Marriages popped up on Ancestry, but the button didn’t take you to them.

Now they are up and running and it seems they are “London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921” so there is lots more than just Surrey marriages. A very long time span and a very important set of documents. Isn’t it lovely to have the London Metropolitan Archives at home !!

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Below is a description of what marriage bonds & allegations are, this is taken from the Ancestry site.

This database contains marriage allegations and bonds created by individuals applying for marriage licenses in parishes in the Diocese of Winchester (Surrey) and the Diocese of London, England.

Historical Background

Before civil registration began in 1837, most people in England during the timespan of these records married by banns or by license, as required by law. The process of requesting a license included providing a written allegation stating a couple’s intent to marry and asserting that there were no legal obstacles to the marriage. From 1604 until 1823, the allegation was made sure by bond. Two witnesses, one of them typically the groom, swore to the bond, which would be forfeit if the claims of the allegation proved false and a legal impediment to the marriage, such as consanguinity, arose.

Marriage allegations and bonds often exist where licenses don’t because, while the license was given to a member of the wedding party to present to the officiant at the ceremony, the allegation stayed with the authority who issued it.

What Is in the Records

This database contains marriage allegations and bonds from parishes in the Diocese of Winchester (Surrey) and the Diocese of London. Marriage allegations typically listed the following details:

  • groom (name, age, marital status, occupation, parish)
  • bride (name, age, marital status, parish)
  • parish where the marriage was to take place

Minors might list father, mother, or guardian. Ages sometimes indicated only that the party was 21 or older.

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London Electoral Rolls

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>A new offering this morning from Ancestry.co.uk is the London Electoral Rolls 1835 – 1965 so quite a wide range of years. The rolls generally give you a name & address, which is so helpful for those between census years.

There is a good explanation of the rolls on the site …..

Electoral registers are lists of individuals who are eligible to vote during the time the register is in force (usually one year). Registration for voters in England has been required since 1832, and registers were typically published annually, though some years had two. Registers were not published during the latter years of World War 1 (1916–1917) or World War 2 (1940–1944).

Restrictive property requirements denied the vote to much of the population for years, though these were eased somewhat in 1867 and 1884 through the Second and Third Reform Acts. They were finally removed, for men, in 1918, when most males age 21 and older were allowed to vote. The franchise was extended to some women over the age of 30 in 1918, but it was not until 1928 that the voting age was made 21 for both men and women.

Thus, the number of names listed in the registers increases with the expansion of suffrage in England, and the 2 million images in this database list more than 100 million names.

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Freeman of the City of London

Freeman of the City of LondonI told you so!!! Just tried clicking on another advert that has popped up headed Capital Records and it takes you through to the new dataset.

London, Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 1681-1925

So entered your family names and see if anyone familiar to you pops up ! Freeman of the City of London

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Freemen of the City of London

Freemen of the City of London I think Ancestry is about to launch another dataset. There is an advert up on the site that says “Search for Freemen of the City of London”, but when you click on it you get taken to the London parish registers.

I’ve noticed that Ancestry often puts up the advert and then follows a few hours later with a working link. So if you think you have Freemen on your family tree keep an eye out for the advert and try your luck by clicking it.

Sure it won’t be long before they get it up and working Freemen of the City of London

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