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Gavin

Gavin Report 5 Mar 2013 10:57

Edit applied to post above dated 19 Feb 2013 16:45

Birth Cert received for 4th brother

Gins

Gins Report 5 Mar 2013 11:08

Gavin

You can find Sheffield records here

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/archives-and-local-studies.html

Gins

Gins Report 5 Mar 2013 11:12

Rate Books (Sheffield)
Rate books were compiled in order to keep a record of local people’s rate assessment.

Rates were based on an assessment of the yearly value of a property (i.e. the annual rental /rent) and were levied to pay for poor relief and also for the maintenance and repair of highways, the parish watch, sewers, street lighting, etc. The ratepayer was the person responsible for paying the local taxes and could be the owner or occupier of the property.

The information contained in rate books varies according to the date and type of rate collected, but rate books generally record the names of ratepayers, listed by street, and include the following details:

Street

House/Court number

Name of occupier (head of household only)

Name of owner (from 1834)

Rates (amount due, received, arrears, etc.)


On the site I posted, go to 'Collections' to see what is available. The staff will undertake a search on your behalf for a small fee

Gavin

Gavin Report 5 Mar 2013 13:17

Thanks Gins

That will give me somewhere to start.

in the collections bit you mentioned was the workhouses section, an entry on 02 Oct 1907 for a Henry White, born 01 May 1848 - Bootmaker (could be George's father?)

looks like a mountain of information is available to look through.... thank you for your replies.

:-) :-)