Few records of the civil parish of St. Anne, Limehouse have survived. Explore our catalogue descriptions for further details (ref L/SAL).
There are no original rate books for this parish. Quarterly rate assessments, 1767-1772, are recorded in the accounts of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor.
Explore images on this webpage of the assessment for July 1767. They cover pages 14-17 of that volume only. The poor rate was a local tax based on property. It was raised for the maintenance of the poor of the parish.
The assessment is arranged in a geographical format. It begins at Fore Street (now called Narrow Street) and ends at Ropewalk. See the map showing the likely route of the assessment.
Information is in three columns:
- First column: name of the owner
- Second column: headed "Rents" gives the rateable value of the property
- Third column: amount to be paid.
The index is by Jozef van der Voort.
An * indicates an abbreviation of the first name in the original document.