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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Eltham Crematoria Records online

Eltham Crematoria Records online<p><!   adsense ad injection by Adsense Explosion failed   suspected violation of Policy Content (https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/answer.py?stc=aspe 1pp it&answer=48182)   detect  sex  word   ></p>Deceased Online have announced that 210,000 records for one of London’s biggest & busiest crematoria are now available on their website.

Eltham Crematoria serves a large part of South East London including two London Borough areas, Bexley and Greenwich, together with the Dartford area in North West Kent.

Digital scans of cremation registers typically include: name, address, marital status, cremation number, date of cremation, date of death, age, sex, denomination, occupation, applicant and death registration details

In addition, for the first time we have included the map locations of ashes, scattering and burial, in the Crematorium grounds (where available)

http://www.deceasedonline.com/

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Docklands Parish Records Online

Docklands Parish Records OnlineHere are the last of todays additions from Find My Past. This time it is 2 parishes added to the Docklands Collection. St Dunstan Stepney 1680-1689 10,027 entries and St Matthew’s 1790-1799 4,159 entries.

So lots to look at this weekend.

 

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Ragged Schools: Education for the poor

Ragged Schools: Education for the poorNow sit up straight, no talking, arms folded ……. hands up all those who have ancestors who might have attended a Ragged School? Yes I can see that most of you have your hands up and those who haven’t just have not been attending in history class !!!!!!

If you have poor folk sitting on the branches of your family tree then the chances are some of them attended a ragged school and perhaps learnt enough to sign their names in the parish register when they got married or advanced themselves in life by having had a basic education.

If you happen to live or be visiting London then a trip to the Ragged School Museum might be a worthwhile use of a morning or afternoon. Housed in what was London’s largest Ragged School this family friendly museum offers an experience of what it was like for the East End poor a century & more ago.

http://www.raggedschoolmuseum.org.uk

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London Electoral Rolls

London Electoral RollsA 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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