Monday 16 May 2016

Sutton water rate books added to Ancestry

Ancestry ( has added the following Surrey based collection:

Sutton, Surrey, England, Water Rate Books, 1868-1911

Rates were collected in each parish for support of the sick and poor, maintenance of roads and church, and other parish expenses. This database includes the records contained in 69 volumes of water rate registers held at the Sutton Borough Archives.

Within this database, you will be able to find the following information for each record:
  • Individual's name
  • Street Name
  • Date

Original data: Water Rate Books. London Borough of Sutton, Sutton, England.


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