Birmingham Rate Books, 1831-1913 added to Ancestry

Birmingham Rate Books, 1831-1913 added to Ancestry

Ancestry have added Birmingham Rate Books for the period 1831-1913 to their collection.

Local Rates are assessed on property vale and were collected in each parish to support of the sick & poor, maintenance of roads & churches & other parish expenses. The following locations are included in the collection for Birmingham:

  • Birmingham
  • Handsworth
  • Aston
  • Harborne
  • Northfield
  • Kings Norton
  • Erdington
  • Balsall Heath
  • Yardley
  • Edgbaston

These rate books show who occupied the house, who owned the house, the type of property, the name or situation of the property, how much rent was collected and the rates paid.

The collection can be searched here.