Renting in Eighteenth-Century London (Appendix)

This data, all taken from the Old Bailey Online database, is a breakdown of stated rents in London from 1740 to 1800. While it does not constitute a complete recreation of the housing market at that time it does give an indication of what types of property people were renting and how much they paid for it. More can be read about this in my post here. Rents are listed in pennies for the purpose of comparison but can easily be converted into whole pounds by dividing by 240.

RenterProperty TypeRent
Type
Rent in PenniesCase Date
Thomas HurnellRoomQuarter27016/01/1740
Jeffery RushtonHouse –
Chamber,
Kitchen,
and a Shop
Year120013/04/1743
Robert King ParkinsonHouseYear120007/09/1743
John RichardsHouseYear360007/09/1743
Mary FoxEmpty
Room
Week1207/09/1743
Mary FoxHouseYear576007/09/1743
George DavisLunatic AsylumYear1440012/10/1743
Henry RobinsonHouse –
Leicester street
Year240004/04/1744
George BurnRoomWeek3026/02/1746
Anne HighamHouse –
Chiswell street
Year288026/02/1747
__ SharpHouseYear384005/12/1746
__ PhillipsHouse –
shared
Year168005/12/1746
James HalseyHouse –
between
£20
& £30
Year600005/12/1746
Thomas StaplesPublick HouseYear4248025/02/1747
Joseph MaplanHouseYear192013/01/1749
Elizabeth HeapRoomYear90021/02/1753
Lancelot WrightHouseYear1200002/05/1753
Robert HornerCellar lodging
in house
‘below stairs’
Free015/09/1756
Christopher JenksLodging with furnishingWeek2413/07/1757
Alice DavisHouseYear168013/01/1758
Elizabeth FlintRoom
furnished
Week6013/09/1758
Mary DurbinTwo Pair
of Stairs room
Week3025/04/1759
Isabella MoreHouseQuarter30027/02/1760
Susaana AddisLodgingWeek2710/09/1760
Charles DosselHouseYear696016/09/1761
William MasonCellar –
warehouse
Year36023/02/1763
Elizabeth KingRoom
furnished
Week3007/06/1764
Bailey HafpennyHouse on
Artichoke hill
Quarter27617/04/1765
Mary MittonRoom
furnished
Week2017/12/1766
William HorsfordHouseYear192006/12/1769
Michael AlmonStableYear962411/07/1770
Ann OddyOne pair
of stairs room
Week3005/12/1770
William ReasonGarretWeek2411/09/1771
Philip ChandlerHouseYear300021/10/1772
__ SandersHouseYear384017/02/1773
Anne CarterHouse –
pavement in
Moorfields
Quarter252012/07/1775
Margaret M’HoneLodging
furnished
Week4213/09/1775
Charles PeakeHouseYear336014/05/1777
Eleanor MorrisTwo pair
of stairs room
Week3616/09/1778
John WillisHouseYear432020/10/1779
Abraham DanfordHouseYear480013/09/1780
John CoewlOne pair
of stairs
front room
Week4818/10/1780
George KentRoomWeek1205/12/1781
__ MayHouse –
at the corner
of Stanhope
Street
Quarter48020/02/1782
George NewnhamHouseYear1200004/12/1782
Sarah KellyRoomQuarter25229/10/1783
Joseph LewisHouse –
no.6, Tennis
court,
Middle-row,
Middlesex
Year478829/10/1783
Edward WhitemeadTwo roomsYear156025/02/1784
Philip ProsserHouse –
Muswell Hill,
lone house ‘at
a distance from
others’
Year480025/02/1784
__ MarstonHouse –
sublet,
Muswell Hill
Week12625/02/1784
Thomas EdwardsHouse –
Hackney
coachman
Year336023/02/1785
Mrs PowellLodgingYear168023/02/1785
Richard BakerHouseYear192010/01/1787
Thomas WilliamsonLodgings –
Grub street
Week3021/02/1787
Isaac Jesuran AlvarezFurnished
back
parlour
Week7209/01/1788
Hannah SowersbyHouseQuarter270027/02/1788
Sarah KinslowLodgingQuarter50402/04/1788
Mary SadlerTwo roomsWeek1225/06/1788
Thomas ShortHouse
& Shop –
no.252 Oxford
street, grocer
and tea dealer.
Rent and taxes
Year1200010/09/1788
Mary PatmoreRoomWeek2425/02/1789
James HoughtonRoomWeek3625/02/1789
Charlotte TisdaleRoomWeek3622/04/1789
Thomas PheasantHouse,
Castle street
Long Acre
Year960009/09/1789
Elizabeth RymesRoomWeek3628/10/1789
Jane HerbertBack room,
two pair of
stairs, furnished
Week3024/04/1790
John WeymanHouse –
let out part of
the house,
plaisterer’s
labourer
Year554426/05/1790
Ann HalesRoom –
at Mrs Murphy’s
in Blue Anchor
court
Week3007/07/1790
John HetheringtonHouse
(substantial)
No.6 Sackville
street
Week176408/12/1790
George SmithRoom furnished
two pair
of stairs forward
Week7216/02/1791
Francis TrampApartmentWeek3614/09/1791
Eleanor PlaceLodging
furnished
Week3012/09/1792
Eleanor CogeLodgingWeek3612/09/1792
Richard Paine SharpTwo roomsWeek2409/01/1793
Richard EdwardsHouseYear456020/02/1793
Mary DavisRoomWeek3029/05/1793
Mary RogersLodgingsWeek3629/05/1793
John ChalmersRoomWeek3629/05/1793
Edward StackInn lodgingNight629/05/1793
Elizabeth HarpurRoom
furnished
Week3611/09/1793
Ann AndrewsTwo pair
of stairs room
forwards
Week3630/10/1793
Thomas DempseyRoom
furnished
Week2430/10/1793
Susannah EmeryRoom
furnished
Week3604/12/1793
Mary MacarthyLodging
(within a
lodging)
Week1215/01/1794
Margaret HartlandLodging –
married man’s
mistress
Week3019/02/1794
Margaret BrownLodgingWeek4530/04/1794
Elizabeth PontingRoom
furnished
Week3604/06/1794
Dinah SoleHouseYear168016/07/1794
Ann GunbyLodgingWeek3617/09/1794
Henrietta BanksRoomWeek3617/09/1794
Ann RodLodgingWeek3018/02/1795
Sarah JonesRoomWeek3620/05/1795
William OstliffHouseYear768016/09/1795
“Colonel” BlakeLodgingsWeek25216/09/1795
Thomas BishopCoach house
and stable
in Mary le Bone
Year288016/09/1795
Ann WarbyRoomWeek3613/01/1796
John MorganHouse given
me gratis by my master,
a day labouring
man
Free014/09/1796
Elizabeth RicketsLodgings
furnished
Week3614/09/1796
Joanna WebbRoom in a
lodging-house
Half Week2415/02/1797
George BowersHouseWeek3914/02/1798
Ann GanleyRoom
furnished
Week3614/02/1798
William JonesLodgingWeek3605/12/1798
Robert MundayHouseYear1440020/02/1799
Susannah BrookesLodging one
pair of stairs
(lodging house)
Week4208/05/1799
James HillHouseYear1200019/06/1799
Frances ParkerLodgings
furnished
Week4219/06/1799
Harriet WilsonHouseYear327611/09/1799
John MasonHouse –
a small house
in a most contemptible
place
(Goswell place)
Year240030/10/1799
William MapsomLodgingWeek1909/07/1800

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