Land And Window Tax Assessments, 1690-1950. 2nd edition. Jeremy Gibson, Mervyn Medlycott & Dennis Mills
The Land Tax was introduced in the late 17th century and was only finally abolished in the mid=20th. Its value to family historians (and indeed many others) is that it lists, year by year, the names of the proprietors of land in each parish, and also (in theory) the names of the actual occupiers. It can also give some indication of the economic standing of those named. The same can be said for Window Taxes, although not so many of the latter records have survived. A county-by-county listing shows the dates and whereabouts of Land and Window Tax returns for England and Wales, and associated sources.