Sunday, July 1, 2012

Old London Tax Records on line

Millions of historic London tax records have been published online by covering land tax records from 1692 to 1932. The records include many famous names such as King George III, Naval hero Horatio Nelson and Sherlock Holmes author, Arthur Conan Doyle. The land tax was introduced in England in 1692 as a means of raising government revenue and was not done away with until 1963. The land tax records usually list both property owners and tenants, placing them in a parish, county and time frame. Such records can help to flesh out information for family history researchers and will complement many census records.

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