Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Ancestry starts adding Lloyd George's Doomsday

Under The Finance Act of 1910, introduced by Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George, a comprehensive assessment of the value of land and built property was called for as a basis for taxing increased value.

Ancestry, which calls the collection "London, England, Land Tax Valuations, 1910" has placed online original handwritten record images from TNA, with a free index. The records contain:

  • District/ward
  • Residence
  • Tax date
  • Proprietor name
  • Tenant name
  • Street
  • Description of property
  • Yearly rent or value
Online at present are only a small section of the London area records, for: Barnards Inn (Central London); City of London (Districts A to D); Cliffords Inn; New Inn; and Paddington (Harrow Road Ward, Hyde Park Ward, Maida Vale and Harrow Road, Queens Park, Westbourne Ward.

The first pages in most sections contain a semi-alphabetical (sorted at least by initial letter) street index.

None of my London-based relatives lived in the area. I found one who owned properties; his residence address in Ealing was given.

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