29 March 2012
Ancestry.co.uk has made some major additions in recent weeks. UK Land Tax Redemption, 1798. The title is misleading, as these
Ancestry.co.uk has made some major additions in recent weeks.
UK Land Tax Redemption, 1798. The title is misleading, as these records list names of owners and occupants of property in England and Wales that was subject to the national land tax. While they provide no details on the properties, they do record the amount assessed and sometimes a redemption date. Because this was a national tax, these records provide almost a mini census. If your ancestor was a landowner or renter, they will very likely be listed in these records. Search the records here.
London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921, 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. Search the records here.
The Victoria Cross Medals, 1857-2007, database lists names, gravesites, and other details for recipients of the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for valour ‘in the face of the enemy’, up to 2007. Records typically include: name; last known rank and unit; location and description of deed; birth date; death date; place of burial (as applicable); description of memorial (as applicable). Relevant photographs are included. Records are organised by the date on which the award was given. Search the records here.