Land Tax Assessments & Window Tax Assessments, Anglesey

Scope and Content

Land Tax Assessments & Window Tax Assessments for the county of Anglesey.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Land Tax was levied between 1692 and 1963. It was originally a tax on real estate and personal property, but from the 1730's it was levied mainly on land.

Land Tax assessments for individual parishes will provide the name of the landowner, the name of the occupier (after 1772), and the amount of the assessment.

In 1798, it became possible for landowners to exempt their property from the Land Tax by voluntary redemption, on payment of a sum of money.

The Window Tax was levied between 1696 and 1851.

The Tax was levied in a series of bands depending on how many eligible windows the house had.


By parish

Access Information

Mynediad cyfyngedig/Restricted access

Acquisition Information

These records were deposited with the Clerk of the Peace and used as a means of determining eligibility to vote at the Parliamentary Elections.


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da/Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Catalogue, Quarter Sessions Records.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The Land Tax assessments form part of the Anglesey Quarter Sessions Records.


Mae croniadau yn bosibl/Accruals are possible