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Source Information

Ancestry.com. UK, Land Tax Redemption, 1798 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:

Land Tax Redemption Office: Quotas and Assessments. IR23. Records of the Boards of Stamps, Taxes, Excise, Stamps and Taxes, and Inland Revenue. The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England.

Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.

About UK, Land Tax Redemption, 1798

These records list names of both owners and occupants of property in England and Wales that was subject to the national land tax.

What’s in the Records

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.

Because this was a national tax, these records provide almost a mini census. If your ancestor was a landowner or renter, they will very likely be listed in these records.

Some records may contain information through 1811, particularly records for Buckinghamshire.

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