|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).||
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.