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English: Taxes, Lists, Business, Electoral and Insurance Records
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This course includes discussions on how tax & electoral records, religious & loyalty lists, annuities, tontines, insurance, friendly society, & business records can assist family history research. The emphasis is on understanding the original purpose of the records & their usefulness to family historians, with practical details of availability, accessibility and usage.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

WEEK 1

GATEWAYS TO ENGLISH ARCHIVES & LIBRARIES

TAX RECORDS
  • Definitions
  • Taxes
  • Feudal Aids 1066-1660
  • Lay Subsidies
  • Early Lay Subsidies 1207-1332
  • Tudor & Stuart Lay Subsidies 1522-1671
  • Clerical Taxation
  • Tenths & Fifteenths 1334-1623
  • Forced Loans & Prerogative Taxes
  • Poll Taxes
  • Income Taxes
  • Alien Subsidies 1440-1512
  • Certificates of Residence 1558-1625
  • Monthly & Weekly Assessments 1642-1680
  • Decimation Tax 1655
  • Free & Voluntary Present 1661-1662
  • Royal Aids 1661-1834

    WEEK 2

    TAX RECORDS
  • Hearth Tax 1662-1689
  • Land Tax 1692-1963
  • Registration (or Marriage) Tax 1695-1706
  • House Tax 1696-1834
  • Window Tax 1696-1851
  • Georgian Assessed Taxes
  • House Duty 1851-1924
  • Gun Tax 1870-1882
  • Purchase (Sales) Tax 1940

    WEEK 3

    TAX RECORDS
  • Highway & Surveyors'' Rates
  • Constables Rates
  • Poor Rates 1601-1865
  • Union Rates 1865-1925
  • Town Rates
  • General Rates 1925-1990
  • Using Rate Books
  • Duties or Tariffs
  • Import & Export Duties (Customs)
  • Manufacture or Sale of Goods (Excise)
  • Transfer of property
  • Licences
  • Legal recognition of documents
  • Finding Taxation Records

    WEEK 4

    ELECTORAL RECORDS
  • The Poor Law Franchise
  • The Local Government Franchise
  • Vestries
  • Municipal Corporations
  • Metropolitan Board of Works (MBW)
  • County Councils & County Borough Councils
  • Local Government outside London
  • Burial Board Franchise
  • School Board Franchise
  • The Parliamentary Franchise
  • Early Electoral Records
  • Freeholders (Jury) Lists
  • Burgess (Freemen) Rolls
  • Poll Books 1694-1872
  • Electoral Registers 1832-date
  • Recent Electoral Registers
  • National Registration Scheme 1915
  • Other Political Election Records

    WEEK 5

    RELIGIOUS, LOYALTY & OTHER LISTS
  • Aliens & Refugees Lists
  • Foreign Protestants & Aliens 1618-1688
  • Registration of Aliens 1793-1869
  • Refugees 1788-1919
  • Collection in Aid of Distressed Protestants in Ireland 1641/2
  • Compton Census 1676
  • Exiles'' Lists
  • Flax Bounty 1784-1795
  • King or Queen''s Bounty
  • Loyalty Lists
  • Vow and Covenant 1643
  • Solemn League and Covenant 1643-1644
  • Jacobite Rebellion 1745
  • Oaths
  • Thirty Nine Articles of Faith from 1511
  • Oath of Supremacy 1559
  • Protestation Returns 1641-1642
  • Oaths of Supremacy & Allegiance to the Crown 1660-1689
  • Declaration against Transubstantiation 1672
  • Solemn Association or Oath of Association 1695-6
  • Oath of Abjuration 1702
  • Oath of Allegiance 1714-1715
  • Oaths of Allegiance from 1722
  • Parliamentary Papers
  • Petitions
  • Sacrament Certificates 1672-1828
  • Subscribers
  • Treasury Books
  • Trustees
  • Finding Religious, Loyalty & Other Lists

    TONTINES & ANNUITIES
  • State Tontines and Annuities
  • Tontine & Annuity Records
  • Other Tontines and Annuities

    WEEK 6

    INSURANCE
  • Development of Marine Insurance
  • Records of Marine Insurance
  • Development of Fire Insurance
  • Records of Fire Insurance
  • Development of Life & Accident Assurance
  • Guilds & Trade Organizations
  • Burial Clubs
  • Freemasons
  • Friendly Societies
  • Benevolent Societies
  • Life Assurance Companies
  • Accident Assurance
  • 20th Century Insurance Developments
  • Health Insurance
  • Pensions

    WEEK 7

    BUSINESS RECORDS
  • Sole Traders & Partnerships
  • Companies
  • Histories of Businesses
  • Business Registration & Licences
  • Business Records
  • Banking
  • Bankrupts
  • Gentlemen''s Clubs
  • Trade Directories

    INTEGRATION OF RECORDS

    REFERENCES

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