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From: "norman.lee1" <>
Subject: Re: Tiptree Heath Occupations
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 11:35:25 +0100
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He was probably collecting the poor rates for the parish from the people who
were sufficiently well off to pay them. He sounds as if he may have been
either a church warden or employed by the vestry (body of men who ran the
parish) to collect the poor rate.
At this date, he could also have been employed by the Poor Law Guardians of
the local Poor Law Union. The Poor Law set-up predated most of the local
government structure as we now know it.


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Subject: Tiptree Heath Occupations

> Listers
> I received from Ian Hunter information from his Directories that my great
> granfather, George Banham,was a rate collector from 1874 to at least 1882.
> Can someone shed some light on what a rate colector did in those days?I
> assume he was a tax colector of sorts,but I would love to know just how he
> might do his job, where he fit in the local government infrastructure and
> just anything about the tax structure in those times?
> Secondly, he was listed in 1871 as the parish clerk for Tiptree
> Heath,presumably for St Luke's Parish Church. Could SKS who has access to
> Luke's Parish registers see what years he served in that capacity?
> Finally, Colleen Morrison provided information that he enumerated the 1871
> census. Could SKS who has access to the 1861, 1881 and 1891 Census for
> area covering Tiptree check and see if he enumerated any of these census?
> Thanks in advance
> Herb Banham

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