Talk:England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments - FamilySearch Historical Records
The images for this collection have been published online before a wiki article has been completed? This is meant to explain the collection which is available online? Would it not have been logical to complete this page prior to publishing images online?
The image presentation would take a great deal of manual copying; is the FamilySearch Historical Records group responsible for including a link to the collection and adding any issues with the image presentation or are FamilySearch asking local contributors to do manual additions to each place included in this collection? Hostelry 22:08, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
May we offer constructive criticism to those managing Historical Records collections as a group of Kent contributors? The presentation of images in this collection is assembled using a technology which does not enable copying of the content (or rather the "way point" headings chosen by FamilySearch). Therefore if you want towns and parishes added to relevant wiki pages ( or relevant subsequent pages created to reflect more modern parish or settlement/ places of worship) you are offering nil information at time of publication to local contributors and they are faced with the task of manually adding every item displayed in the collection. We are extremely disappointed that FamilySearch seems unable to co-ordinate publication of images and as pointed out to offer a collection with a page purporting to describe the records which has no explanation seems an unprofessional and casual attitude to publication. We believe that FamilySearch should have co-ordinated better and ensured that this series of images should have had prior to publication a detailed explanation of both the scope of the content and the record for those unfamiliar with the type of record, location etc and that those of us who have contributed our time to build parish content could have been treated better to contribute to the county's records being offered. Penshurst 08:55, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
Sopsteele 12:00, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
It is good to see that content has been added to this page since 21 February 2012 when this was raised as an issue for local contributors; however I share with colleagues the inability to contribute to Historical Records pages for Kent or other counties. Hopefully in future no collection will be published without accompanying guide to the collection.Ps1964 08:23, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
Explanation of Land Tax Series[edit source]
Including the FamilySearch treatment of Boroughs and towns in the Kent in the images displayed requires some explanation of the history; this might be attempted in this page or in the relevant existing or future creation pages. For example see Tonbridge St Peter and St Paul, Kent Genealogy page and discussion page. The page(s) should assist novice-expert to understand why FamilySearch images have been assembled in this way and facilitate searching.
See also Thanington, Kent Genealogy for explanation of the Borough of Cockering not reflected in the "way point" adopted 1780-1824; Thanington only appears 1825-1831.
Penshurst 10:40, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
Explanation is also needed for London borough parishes ( historical/ceremonial county jurisdictions) more fundamentally explanation of the way points used for "Borough of <place>" and additional series under the place name example Borough of Yalding and Yalding.Penshurst 11:52, 27 February 2012 (UTC) Template:Helpme
"England, Kent, Land Assessments, 1689-1832:" images, FamilySearch (ttps://www.familsearch.org: assexxed 8 February 2011). entry for Thhomas Pope, Cold Harbour, 15 May 1780; citing Land Tax Records, Kent, Boshipsbourne, Land tax assessments, 1780-`839, Image 1; Kent Archives, Maidstaone, England. Maidstone and Bishopsbourn ( see image for this spelling) modern spelling is Bishopsbourne are mispelt and the entry indicates that Thomas Pope was an occupier at the "parsonage".
There are technical problems in wiki failing to accept edits and altering text but a source citation example needs to be accurate Penshurst 12:03, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
There is some explanation needed for "the Borough of " images and "parish of" images.
Harbledown, Kent Genealogy is found on one film Land tax assessments for the borough of Tunford, including the parishes of Thannington, Harbledown, and Chartham, 1780-1832= Way Point "Borough of Tunford" and under a different film for Harbledown Parish= Way Point Harbledown. Harbledown also includes St Nicholas Hospital, Kent Genealogy which is an extra parochial chapel to the ancient hospital but the ancient charter of the hospital exempts it from taxation. The confusion appears to arise from microfilming and microfilm descriptions; this page which should explain the collection including if necessary clarification of which parishes are included in the "borough of" microfilms which contain returns for more than one place.
Borough of Eastgate 1680-1832
Borough of Eastgate and Rochester 1831
See Edward Hasted 'The city and liberty of Rochester: General history and description', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 45-86 at British History Online. Hasted describes Eastgate as synonmous with Broadgate; it can be located on a modern map of the city A church near you as within the parish of Rochester St Margaret, Kent Genealogy and close to the Cathedral. Hasted also describes Southgate and Cheldegate as other gates to the compact city later removed.