Source Information Sutton, Surrey, England, Tax Collection Rate Books, 1783-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data: Rate Books. London Borough of Sutton, Sutton, England.

About Sutton, Surrey, England, Tax Collection Rate Books, 1783-1914

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 rate books held at the Sutton Borough Archives.

Rates were assessed based on a dwelling’s value. These records include a listing of who occupied the house, who owned the house, the type of dwelling, the name or situation of the property, how much rent was collected, and the rates paid. In some cases you may need to look at the next page for the rent and rate details.

The parishes and years covered are as follows:

  • Carshalton 1838-1914
  • Wellington 1783-1914
  • Beddington 1795-1914
  • Cheam 1816-1914

Each record contains the following details:

  • Name of Occupier
  • Name of Owner
  • Date