Talk:World Archives Project: Tax & Rent Records Perth, Scotland
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How to Key in Tenant Information
Hello. Please advise how I should key in Tenant information that states "Edward Smith formerly John Armstrong". It seems that Edward Smith is the current tenant and John Armstrong was the previous tenant. Do I key in two separate lines? Thank you.
- A: Yes, that would be two separate lines. However, on the older records, you will rarely see tenants. It will usually be all proprietors. If there is a tenant, You will see one of several key phrases: "occupied by," "let to," "tenented by", "liferenter", "leased to." These will usually be in the fine print. --Paulmd199 16:05, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Old form, c 1819, Tenants, when present may be identified by one of several key words. "Tenanted by," "Let to", "occupied by," "liferented" and similar language. Proprietors may be specifically be identified by the phrase "belonging to" Caution: the phrase may also be used in the form LandA belonging to LandB, in which case it would be omitted. Without a specific identifier, it is assumed that persons are proprietors.