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Ancestry.com. London, England, Land Tax Records, 1692-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: London Land Tax Records. London, England: London Metropolitan Archives.

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About London, England, Land Tax Records, 1692-1932

This database contains land tax records for various areas in London from the years 1692 through 1932.

What’s in the Records

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:

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