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Durham Land Tax Records (1760-1949)

The Land Tax was a tax on real property, and as such was paid on tithes, some buildings, and some offices, as well as on land: its revenues financed many an 18th-century conflict - wars against the United States of America, the Dutch, the Spanish and the French all came to a close within months of this document's creation. Arranged by township and ward, early records can provide only a name, but later details of ownership/occupancy and property type and name are found. Our Durham records series includes (until 1836) the detached parts of the palatinate Craikeshire (Yorkshire) and Bedlington, Norham and Islandshire (Northumberland).

Land Tax records description

Image of a detail from the 1784 assessment for Elwick township in Stockton Ward, North East Division. Ref: LTR/170/1.

Detail from the 1784 assessment for Elwick township in Stockton Ward, North East Division. Proprietors and Occupiers are listed separately, and the assessments itemised, but properties are not identified.
Ref: LTR/170/1.