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Gotts Surname Family History


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071 - John 556 of Cawston and Aldermaston - 2

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The degree to which John moved around is shown in the Excise Board minutes:

1782- appointed assistant at Watford

1783- Officer in Aldermaston

1789- Officer in Wokingham

1791- Officer in Uxbridge

1796- Officer in Kingston

1797- Officer in Watford

1802- Officer in Rickmansworth

1807- Officer in Leighton

1808- Officer in Hoddesdon

1813- Officer in Cheshunt

1815- Officer in Hertford

1820- Officer in Ware

Ancestry Land tax records

John 556 Gotts - Excise Officer (#071) 1798 Watford and 1832 Uxbridge

There is a record in Ancestry for 1798 for Messrs Cropthwaite and Gotts who own a house tenanted by Excise officers at Leavesden, near Watford. This stacks up with John 556 who moved to Watford Ride in 1797.

Also in 1832 in Uxbridge John Gott (sic) is the proprietor of a property and the tenant is listed as Excise officer. John senior was an officer in Uxbridge, though by 1865 he would be aged 65.

Presumably John owned the house and rented it out as a source of income.

This is a book of Excise tables published by John and advertised in the Times newspaper in 1789.

There is a copy in the British Library

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