Bromley St Leonard Poor Rate Book 1821
Bromley-by-Bow Poor Rate Book, March 1821 (ref L/BSL/B/2/19 [BRO/87])
This volume forms part of the extensive archives of the civil parish of Bromley Saint Leonard (otherwise Bromley-by-Bow). A detailed catalogue of the archives is available online (ref L/BSL) at the Access to Archives website. The volume is one of a series of poor rate books spanning the period 1783 - 1836.
The poor rate was a local tax, based on property, levied for the maintenance of the poor of the parish. The assessment is arranged in a geographical format, beginning at Bromley High Street and ending at Bromley New Town. The information is arranged in four columns. The first column (i.e. the left-hand page) gives the name of the owner; the second column gives a brief description of the property; the third column, the rateable value of the property; and the fourth column shows the actual amount to be paid. Locations (in red ink) are written across both pages.
The index of names was compiled by Jozef van der Voort. An * indicates that the first name is abbreviated in the original document.
The Bromley St. Leonard Poor Rate Book, 1821 is in a PDF format.
View Bromley St. Leonard poor rate 1821 Alphabetical Index [94.8 KB] [6 pages]