Assessment or Valuation Rolls

by Maureen Martin.

An often untapped resource for genealogists is the Valuation Rolls (sometimes called Assessment Rolls). These lists were published annually in the Hobart Town Gazette & Tasmanian Government Gazette beginning with Hobart in 1847 and Launceston in 1853, other districts follow in 1858. It's important to note that the early lists when stated as Hobart or Launceston can cover surrounding areas. Below is a sample showing the information available from using this resource. Source: Local & Family History Sources in Tasmania, Compiled and Edited by Anne M. Bartlett.

 

Valuation Roll for the District Glamorgan

Dated at Swansea, 03 May 1858

Description of Property

Situation of Property

Residence of Occupier of Property

Residence of Proprietor of Property

Area

-

Acres

Annual Value of Property

            s

House & Land Franklin St, Swansea [E] Graham J A [OP] Graham J A

3

60

0

Land Part of Red Banks Graham J A Shaw E C, Red Banks

15

15

0

Store & Buildings Franklin St, Swansea Graham J A Graham J A

Less than 1

100

0

Hotel, Travellers Rest Franklin St, Swansea Hurst James, Swansea Ferguson John, Swansea

3

100

0

House Franklin St, Swansea Jones William [OP] Ferguson John, Swansea

-

10

0

House Franklin St, Swansea Ferguson John [OP] Ferguson John, Swansea

Less than 1

15

0

House & Forge Franklin St, Swansea Fieldwick James [OP] Fieldwick James, Swansea

1

20

0

Cottage Franklin St, Swansea Padman Wesley [OP] Fieldwick James, Swansea

-

10

0

House & Land Franklin St, Swansea Makepeace Robert [OP] Makepeace Robert, Swansea

5

35

0

Cottage & Land Franklin St, Swansea Legg Thomas [OP] Ferguson John, Swansea

1

12

0

Allotments Franklin St, Swansea Legg Thomas [OP] Swansea Legg Thomas, Swansea

1

5

0

Hotel, Swansea Pier Franklin St, Swansea Hurst James [OP] Hurst James, Swansea

1

160

0

Cottage Franklin St, Swansea Taylor Thomas [OP] Hurst James, Swansea

-

12

0

Cottage Franklin St, Swansea Unoccupied Hurst James, Swansea

-

12

0

Cottage Franklin St, Swansea Bowring Thomas [OP] Hurst James, Swansea

-

12

0

Cottage Franklin St, Swansea Williams Richard [OP] Hurst James, Swansea

-

12

0

Cottage & Carpenters Shop Franklin St, Swansea Henderson Thomas [OP] Meredith Charles, Prosser Plains

1

20

0

House & Store Franklin St, Swansea Tubby & Padman [OP] Hepburn William, Apsley

2

70

0

House & Shop Franklin St, Swansea John Webster [OP] Shaw E C, Red Banks

10

70

0

House & Garden Bridge St, Swansea Dove Thomas [OP] Johnson - , Hobart Town

1

70

0

Cottage, unfinished Wellington St, Swansea Unoccupied Johnson - , Hobart Town

Less than 1

5

0

Cottage, unfinished Wellington St, Swansea Unoccupied Johnson - , Hobart Town

Less than 1

5

0

House & Land Wellington St, Swansea Willes C N J [OP] Meredith Charles, Prosser Plains

4

40

0

Cottage & Land Wellington St, Swansea Spooner John [OP] Meredith Charles, Prosser Plains

1

5

0

Cottage Wellington St, Swansea Wills Thomas [OP] Meredith Charles, Prosser Plains

-

10

0

House & Land Wellington St, Swansea Ryan & Franklin, sub-tenants to John Webster, who rents to Drake Drake Samuel

10

50

0

House & Land Wellington & Maria Sts, Swansea Wills Charles [OP] Wills Charles, Swansea

2

30

0

Cottage & Garden Wellington St, Swansea Pettitt Thomas [OP] Hepburn William, Apsley

1

10

0

Cottage & Land Wellington St, Swansea Goddard Jacob [OP] Goddard Jacob, Swansea

3

30

0

Cottage & Land Wellington St, Swansea Dunn Thomas [OP] Webster John, Swansea

2

12

0

Cottage & Land Wellington St, Swansea Spalding John [OP] Goddard Jacob, Swansea

1

20

0

Cottage & Land Bridge St, Swansea Carpenter William [OP] Carpenter William, Swansea

3

30

0

Cottage & Land Maria St, Swansea Cook Henry [OP] Meredith Charles, Prosser Plains

2

12

0

Cottage & Land High St, Swansea Dove Thomas Dove Thomas, Swansea

20

20

0

Cottage & Land Maria St, Swansea Burgess Gordon, Swansea Burgess Gordon, Swansea

8

16

0

Cottage & Land Maria St, Swansea Balcombe Thomas [OP] Mayson Joseph, Swansea

10

17

0

House Noyes St, Swansea Burgess Gordon, Swansea Graham J A, Swansea

Less than 1

50

0

Cottage & Land Noyes St, Swansea Smith John, Swansea Graham J A, Swansea

1

12

0

Cottage Victoria St, Swansea Burt Maria, Swansea Ferguson John, Swansea

-

10

0

House & Land Victoria St, Swansea Hunn Jacob, Swansea Buxton Thomas jun, Hobart Town

6

20

0

Land, Allotment Bridge St, Swansea Quin Charles, Swansea Mayson J, Swansea

4

10

0

House & Orchard High St., Swansea Quin Kevin, Swansea Quin Charles, Swansea

5

40

0

House & Land Near Swansea Mayson J, Swansea Buxton Thomas, Mayfield

10

30

0

House & Land New St, Swansea Beavis Nery, Swansea Beavis Henry, Swansea

-

12

0

Allotment Bridge St, Swansea Willes C J N, Swansea Willes C J N, Swansea

6

6

0

House & Land Julia St, Swansea Graham William, Swansea Graham William, Swansea

-

30

0

Farm called Coswell Near Swansea King J P [OP] King J P, Piermont

500

100

0

Farm called Piermont Near Swansea King J P [OP] King J P, Piermont

280

200

0

Sheep run Near Swansea King J P [OP] The Queen

2500

25

0

Farm, portion of Kelvedon Estate Cressy Point Cotton George [OP] Cotton Francis, Kelvedon

100

20

0

Farm , portion of Kelvedon Estate Grongar Hill Cotton Thomas [OP] Cotton Francis, Kelvedon

100

10

0

Estate of Kelvedon East Coast Cotton Thomas [OP] Cotton Francis, Kelvedon

2600

200

0

Sheep run East Coast Cotton Thomas [OP] The Queen

1580

15

0

Farm, portion of Kelvedon Rocky Hills Lawler Edward [OP] Cotton Francis, Kelvedon

40

10

0

Cottage & Land Rocky Hills Lawler Patrick [OP] Lawler Patrick, Rocky Hills

5

20

0

Cottage & Land Rocky Hills Jennings Luke [OP] Jennings Luke, Rocky Hills

5

20

2

Farm & flour-mill Mayfield Buxton Thomas sen Buxton Thomas, Mayfield

1000

250

0

Sheep run Mayfield Buxton Thomas sen The Queen

800

8

0

Farm, portion of Lisdillon Estate Morveh, Little Swanport Gathercol Richard [OP] Mitchell John, Lisdillon

200

35

0

Farm, portion of Lisdillon Estate Trehawk Minshall Thomas [OP] Mitchell John, Lisdillon

300

50

0

Estate of Lisdillon Little Swanport Mitchell John [OP] Mitchell John, Lisdillon

4275

300

0

Sheep run Little Swanport Mitchell John [OP] The Queen

2250

22

10

Farm & Forge, portion of Lisdillon Little Swanport Roberts Francis [OP] Mitchell John, Lisdillon

20

20

0

Farm, portion of Lisdillon Whybellenna, Little Swanport Hand James [OP] Mitchell John, Lisdillon

20

15

0

Farm, portion of Lisdillon Penfrith, Little Swanport Bogg William [OP] Mitchell John, Lisdillon

20

15

0

Farm, portion of Lisdillon Polrhellan, Little Swanport Harvey Henry [OP] Mitchell John, Lisdillon

20

15

0

Hut & Land, portion of Lisdillon Polrhellan, Little Swanport Bird William [OP] Mitchell John, Lisdillon

1

6

0

Farm, portion of Lisdillon Cadern, Little Swanport Summers George [OP] Mitchell John, Lisdillon

5

8

0

Farm Pontypool, Little Swanport Minshall Thomas, Trehawk The Queen

500

30

0

Farm Ram Island Pike Joseph [OP] The Queen

80

30

0

Farm, portion of Piermont Near Swansea Woodland Edwin, Spring Bay Woodland Edwin, Spring Bay

780

60

0

Sheep run Little Swanport Radford John, Little Swanport The Queen

3000

30

0

Estate of Red Banks Near Swansea Shaw Edward Carr [OP] Shaw Edward Carr, Red Banks

1132

200

0

Sheep run Near Swansea Shaw Edward Carr [OP] The Queen

3570

35

17

House & Garden Red Banks Fenton Mrs Martha [OP] Shaw Edward Carr, Red Banks

Less than 1

40

0

Cottage Bluff Banks Lackey William [OP] Shaw Edward Carr, Red Banks

2

12

0

Cottage & Land Red Banks Mitchell Robert [OP] Shaw Edward Carr, Red Banks

20

15

0

Cottage & Land Red Banks Fogarty William [OP] Shaw Edward Carr, Red Banks

1

6

0

Estate of Cambria Near Swansea Meredith John [OP] Meredith John, Cambria

8463

840

0

Sheep run Meredith & Wye Rivers Meredith John [OP] The Queen

9860

98

12

Cottage & Land Cambria Willes C J N [OP] Meredith John, Cambria

4

40

0

House & Forge Cambria Miller Brothers [OP] Meredith John, Cambria

-

30

0

Farm Cambria Stephenson Thomas [OP] Meredith John, Cambria

180

65

0

Farm Canbria Russell John [OP] Meredith John, Cambria

90

15

0

Estate of Riversdale Swan, Cygent & Wye Rivers Meredith John, Cambria Meredith John, Cambria

2465

250

0

Stock run Kearney's Bogs Meredith John, Cambria Meredith John, Cambria

1300

150

0

Stock run Kearney's Bogs Meredith John, Cambria The Queen

5140

51

4

Esate of Glen Herriot Swan River Amos John [OP] Amos John, Glen Herriot

2560

240

0

Stock run Apsley Marshes Amos John [OP] Amos John, Glen Herriot

420

40

0

Run Glen Herriot Amos John [OP] The Queen

2600

26

0

Estate & flour-mill Swan River Amos James [OP] Amos James, Gala Mill

1400

240

0

Estate of Spring Vale Swan River Amos James [OP] Amos James, Gala Mill

1000

210

0

Farm called Summerville Apsley River Amos James [OP] Amos James, Gala Mill

320

25

0

Sheep run Swan & Cygent Rivers Amos James [OP] The Queen

1450

14

40?

Estate of Glen Gala Swan River Amos Adam [OP] Amos Adam, Glen Gala

2000

250

0

Run Swan River Amos Adam [OP] The Queen

2550

25

10

House & Forge Swan River Bellchambers William [OP] Amos Adam, Glen Gala

-

40

0

Note: [OP] = On the premises.

Source: Extracted from Hobart Town Gazette 18 May 1858, pp 701 & 702

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