Rate Books: Deal Poor Rate Assesment books, 1811

Deal Poor Law Assessment Books, 1811

Beach Street

14 Feb 1811 book:
John Oakley   10.4 } 36. 14      18 4½
for Gumbleton 24   }
cottage adj.  2. 10}
The rate was levied on property owners, but tenants are also usually shown in the records. The rate was 6d in the pound, charged on the rental value of the property. John Oakley, Gumbleton and the adjacent cottage are bracketed together: presumably John Oakley is the owner of his own property (worth £10. 4s p.a. rental), the cottage (worth £2. 10s rental) and the property let to Gumbleton for £24 per annum. Total rental value is £36. 14s and the poor rate (at 6d in the pound) is 18s 4½d.

The same appears in the books for 28 Mar, 25 Jul, 26 Dec 1811.

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