Do you have Scottish ancestors from Kilmarnock in the county of Ayrshire? Explore this collection of ratepayers records from 1838 to 1846. The records can confirm your ancestors’ occupation and name of the street where they lived.
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The Lands Valuation (Scotland) Act, 1854 established a uniform valuation of landed property throughout Scotland, with separate rolls compiled for each county and royal burgh.
Before the Lands Valuation (Scotland) Act, 1854 was passed, in order to raise property taxes, local and central government gathered information about the ownership and tenancy of land and houses.
Local taxes were based upon the rental value of a property, the rateable value for each property was based upon the annual rental value of those properties which were actually rented or notional in the case of an owner occupied or otherwise unlet property.
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