Land Tax Assessments: Llaneilian

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

PHOTOCOPIES: Porth Yr Aur Collection from U. N. C. W.

1756 - 1773 Assessments of the Land Tax for Llaneilian.

Administrative / Biographical History

The land tax was a national tax levied on landowners from the 1692. The earliest records for Anglesey date from the mid 18th century. The returns for parishes record the names of owners and occupiers and the sum for which they were assessed. In 1745 an act specified that freeholders should be entitled to vote only if they were assessed for the Land Tax and in 1780, a further act reinforced this requirement. Copies of the assessments were kept by the Clerks of the Peace. Between 1713 and 1775, the

tax rate in the pound (originally four shillings) varied between one and four shillings before being permanently fixed at four shillings from 1776. In 1798, the Land Tax Redemption Office was created under a registrar, and the Land Tax became a perpetual charge, which could be redeemed by the payment of a lump sum and landowners were thereby exonerated. Land Tax was finally abolished by the Finance Act 1963.

Conditions Governing Access

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit.

Note

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 Hayden Burns for Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives

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.

Accruals

Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected