Tuesday, 26 June 2012

London Land Tax records on Ancestry

Ancestry has released more records for the English capital in the form of a new London Land Tax Records 1692-1932 database. From the site:

The land tax was introduced in England in 1692 as a means for raising government revenue and was not done away with until 1963. Land tax records are of value to genealogists because they often list both property owners (proprietors) and tenants, placing them in both a parish and a year.

Records in this database may list the following details:
  • county
  • parish
  • year
  • proprietor
  • tenant

To access the collection visit http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=2170

Chris

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