Over one million Land Tax redemption records for England and Wales are now online.
Ancestry.co.uk has made available records listing names of both owners and occupiers of property in England and Wales that was subject to Land Tax.
What’s in the Records
Ancestry says: “Two Acts led to the creation of these tax lists. The first, 38 Geo. III, c. 5, set a Land Tax for the year 1798. Act 38 Geo. III, c. 60, made that tax perpetual. These registers list both owners and occupiers of land that was subject to the tax. While they provide no details on the properties, they do record the amount assessed and sometimes a redemption date.
“These records provide almost a mini census. If your ancestor was a landowner or tenant, they are very likely to be listed in these records. Some records may contain information up to the end of 1811, particularly records for Buckinghamshire.”