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Source Information

Ancestry.com. Surrey, England, Land Tax Records, 1780-1832 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Surrey Land Tax. Surrey History Centre, Woking, Surrey, England.

About Surrey, England, Land Tax Records, 1780-1832

This collection contains land tax books from Surrey, England. Records list all households in the area, who occupied the house, who owned the house, the name or situation or the property, and how much tax was collected. Owners and occupiers include institutions such as schools and companies.

Note that there are random gaps in the records.

Historical Background

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.

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