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Land Tax

The land tax was a national tax levied on landowners from the 1690s. Only one complete set of returns for 1798 survives for England and Wales (in the National Archives), but many returns are available in local record offices. The returns (or 'duplicates' as they are often known) were made for each township and record the names of owners and occupiers and the sum to which they were assessed.

Doncaster Archives has available the returns for Doncaster borough from 1775 to 1811 (and a few earlier years) and for 41 other places in the area at various dates between 1781 and 1926. Later returns are less useful as it was possible to buy out liability to the tax, and so be excluded from the return.

A complete series of returns for the whole of the West Riding from 1781 to 1832 is to be found amongst the quarter sessions records at the West Yorkshire Archive Service Headquarters at Wakefield.

Land Tax Returns

Gaps in the sequence are only shown when they are of ten years or more.

Township   Dates   
    
Adwick le Street   1803-1909     
Adwick upon Dearne   1869-1870     
Armthorpe   1801-1841   1916   1925-1926   
Austerfield   1801-1916   1925-1926    
Barnburgh   1801-1819   1829-1916   1925-1926   
Barnby Dun   1802-1926     
Bawtry   1801-1916   1925-1926    
Bently with Arksey   1807-1916   1925-1926    
Bilham   1801-1859     
Billingley   1801-1909     
Bolton upon Dearne   1834-1916     
Brodsworth   1803-1819   1834-1907    
Cadeby   1798-1916   1925-1926    
Cantley   1801-1916   1925-1926    
Clayton with Frickley   1801-1908     
Darfield   1801-1819   1829-1916    
Fishlake   1798-1823   1834-1926    
Great Houghton   1801-1916   1925-1926    
Hampole   1810-1819   1833-1916   1925-1926   
Hatfield   1802-1818   1834-1926    
Hickleton   1801-1818   1834-1916   1925-1926   
High Melton   1801-1819   1829    
Hooton Pagnell   1801-1819   1829-1916   1925-1926   
Kirk Sandall   1801-1819   1829-1916   1925-1926   
Langthwaite with Tilts   1802-1819   1829-1916   1925-1926   
Little Houghton   1801-1819   1835-1916   1925-1926   
Marr   1801-1819   1829-1916   1925-1926   
Mexborough   1798-1819   1829-1916    
Scawsby   1801-1819   1829-1854    
Sprotbrough   1801-1819   1829-1916   1925-1926   
Stainforth   1781   1799-1819   1829-1926   
Stancil, Wellingley and Wilsic   1803-1819   1829-1915   1925-1926   
Stotfold   1798-1916   1925-1926    
Sykehouse   1801-1819   1829-1926    
Thorne   1802-1926     
Thorpe in Balne   1801-1926     
Thurnscoe   1803-1916     
Tickhill   1799-1819   1829-1916   1925-1929   
Wadworth   1801-1819   1834-1915   1925-1926   
Warmsworth   1798-1818   1829    
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