Rate Books: Deal Poor Rate Assesment books, 1813
Beach Street, 181328 Jan 1813 book has:
John Oakley 10.4 } 36. 14 18 4½ for Gumbleton 24 } cottage adj. 2. 10} Miss Oakley, Lower St 8 4The 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 1 Apr, May, 7 Oct 1813.
Kent Record Office
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