Source Information West Yorkshire, England, Select Land Tax Records, 1704-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: West Yorkshire, Land Tax, 1703–1932. West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield, England.

About West Yorkshire, England, Select Land Tax Records, 1704-1932

This collection contains land tax books from West Yorkshire, England. They list all households in the areas and details such as who occupied the house, who owned the house, the name or situation of the property, and how much tax was collected. These records also include institutions such as schools and companies.

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 a parish and a year. Most divisions are based on 1834–1974 boundaries.