JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Scotland) Scotlands People Making 1855 Valuation Rolls Available #general
Jan Meisels Allen
Scotlands People made the 1855 Valuation Rolls available to search for free
through October 13 when their usual charges for searching would be applied.
These include over one million indexed names and addresses >from 1855. They
are fully searchable by name and address. These records are during the time
of industrial expansion and may be of interest to those who had Scottish
ancestors or ancestors who immigrated to Scotland during this time. 1855 is
the same year that statutory registration of births, marriages and deaths
was introduced. This is also during the Crimean War.
For those not familiar with Scotland's Valuation Rolls they are assessments
of every house and piece of ground with the names and designations of the
proprietor, tenant and occupier with the annual ratable value. The ratable
valuable was based on the annual rental value of each property or notional
for owner-occupied property. This started with the Lands Valuation Act
in1854 which established an assessor in each of Scotland's counties and
You are required to register with your name and email address.
To access the 1855 valuation rolls go to:
I did input several "Jewish" sounding names and was able to retrieve replies
that records are available and read the records for these people. Jews have
been known to be in Scotland since the 17th century and probably earlier
according to Wikipedia.
To read more about the 1855 valuation rolls see:
Scotland's People is a partnership between the National Records of Scotland
and the Court of the Lord Lyon enabled by DC Thomson Family History (which
also owns Findmypast).
I have no affiliation with DC Thompson Family History, Scotlands People or
the partnership that makes it up. This is posted solely for the information
of the reader.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee