Thursday, October 31, 2013

1920 Valuation Rolls Online at ScotlandsPeople

ScotlandsPeople have put the 1920 Valuation Rolls online.

These are lists of properties, the rent or annual value, their owners, and occupiers and sometimes their occupation produced for the purposes of taxation.

They include the first council houses in Scotland; the Logie Estate in Dundee and the first housing estate in Europe to have a communal heating system. The tenants included an architect, artists, clerks, a grain merchant, a jeweller, a journalist, managers, a surveyor, a telegraphist, a telephone engineer as well as many manual workers.

Inheritance tax rose sharply in 1918, income tax also rose after 1918, as did the rates to help pay for local government and services, and these rolls show the new owners of properties sold by the landed gentry including the Duke of Sutherland to help meet the bills.

More about the 1920 valuation rolls. Search the 1920 Valuation Rolls.

If you didn't manage to ask your question on the ScotlandsPeople stall at our Family History Fair in Galashiels in May, there's another opportunity.

ScotlandsPeople are offering free family history surgeries at Adam House, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh from 2pm to 4:30pm on Tuesday, 19th to Friday, 22nd November and 10am to 4pm on Saturday, 23rd November. No booking needed, just turn up.

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