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Land Tax Assessment

Malham Moor - 1803

Land Tax was introduced in 1692, in the reign of William III and Mary, as yet another means of raising revenue and wasn't finally abolished until 1963. Administered at the local level, it was based on a tax quota for each parish, shared amongst the landowners.

The sums assessed are the actual amounts of tax charged, so by comparing the assessments you can get an idea of the size and value of the property. Between 1772 and 1909 the rate remained at 4s. in the £, but from 1798 properties valued at under 20s. per year were officially exempted from paying land tax.

Because the tax was levied locally, the surviving records are usually to be found in the local record office, normally in the Quarter Sessions records, but the survival rate of these tax lists varies greatly from year to year and place to place.

The annual Land Tax Assessments list the names of the Occupiers and the names of the Proprietors (owners of land) in each parish (or Township in the case of Malhamdale), many of the latter, for example Lord Ribblesdale, lived elsewhere. Occupiers may hold land in more than one parish or township, so did not always live where they are listed in the Land Tax Assessments. In Malhamdale farms often straddled several townships, as they do today.

After 1798 the tax could be redeemed or exonerated with a lump sum payment equivalent to 15 years’ annual tax. Exonerated properties and their owners were still listed because of the need to record voting rights (from 1780, payment of land tax on freehold property worth £2 or more a year qualified a man to vote). Duplicates of the land tax assessments were deposited annually with the clerk of the peace for electoral purposes. From 1832 onwards, Land Tax Assessments contain incomplete lists of owners and occupiers, as those redeeming the land tax with a lump sum no longer had to be included on the lists after the 1832 Reform Act changed the qualification for voting rights and seperate Electoral Registers of qualified electors were compiled.

The assessors and collectors were usually parish officers, such as the Overseers of the Poor, who would already be collecting the Poor Rates for the area.

West Riding of Yorkshire - Division of Staincliffe
Township of Malham Moor in the said Division
Land Tax Assessment 1803

Names of Proprietors
Names of Occupiers
Land-tax
exonerated
Land-tax not
exonerated
£
s
d
£
s
d
The Right Honourable
Lord Ribblesdale
William Kitchin
2
14
11 ½
Caleb Bentham
17
     ½
Caleb Bentham
12
11   
William Bentham
14
3   
William Bentham
14
11   
Robert Hargraves
3
2
10   
Joseph Brayshay
1
8
8   
William Myers
2
6
8 ¾
William Malison
2
3
4   
Robert Hargraves
2
2
2 ½
Caleb Bentham
15
11   
Thomas Hartley
1
8
8   
William Brayshay
5   
Robert Peacock
4
9
11   
Kitchin & Malison
1
10
Himself
2
4   
Mr. Brown George Petty
9
4 ¾
Mr. John Peart Himself
2
15
4 ¾
Mr. Brown George Petty
1
6
2 ¾
Mr. Thomas Chamberlain Edward Brown
2
7   
Widow Preston Herself
5
10   
John Holgate
2
10   
John Holgate
10
7 ¾
Mr. Loyd Anthony Taylor
2
9 ¾
Mr. Robert Procter Himself
2
Lord Lonsdale Thomas Pearson
4
3
4   
Lord Harewood Metcalf & Moorhouse
2
3
11 ½
Mr. John Peart Himself
15
10 ½
William Hartley Thomas Hartley
1
16
     ½
Jonathan Preston Ditto
6
2 ½
Malham School Thomas Hurtley
5
2   
William Brayshaw Himself
10   
The Tythe  
7
  Exonerated
£ 33   
6s   
5d   
£ 9   
18s   
4d  
Unexonerated
£ 9   
18s   
4d   
Total
£ 43   
4s   
9d   

Assessors - George Petty & Robert Hargraves
Collectors - George Petty & Edward Brown

The addition on this return is actually incorrect and the figures should be :
Exonerated £33 0s 10d
Unexonerated £ 9 18s 5d
Total £42 19s 3d

Transcribed by Diana Mallinson


Finding Further Land Tax Assessments for Malhamdale 1781 - 1832

You can find the Land Tax Duplicate asssessments in the West Riding Quarter Sessions records held at the West Yorkshire Archives Service External Website logo in Wakefield, listed in class QE13.

Assessments for Malham Moor; Malham (East & West); Kirkby Malham(dale); Hanlith; Scosthrop; and Airton, all situated in the Wapentake of Staincliffe West and Ewcross and are listed under class QE13/13 and the following years are available:

Malham Moor QE13/13/34 1781, 1783-1786, 1788-1815, 1817-1832
Malham (East & West) QE13/13/32 1781-1786, 1788-1815, 1817-1832
Kirkby Malham(dale) QE13/13/27 1781-1786, 1788-1815, 1817-1832
Hanlith QE13/13/20 1781-1786, 1788-1815, 1817-1832
Scosthrop QE13/13/47 1781-1786, 1788-1815, 1817-1832
Airton QE13/13/1 1781-1786, 1788-1800, 1802-1812, 1814-1815, 1817-1832
Otterburn QE13/13/42 1781-1786, 1788-1812, 1814-1815, 1817-1832


Assessments for the townships of Bordley; Calton; Eshton; Flasby with Winterburn; and Coniston Cold listed in the Wapentake of Staincliffe, East under class QE13/12. Returns for the period 1760, 1781- 1832 are available, with the exception of the years 1787, 1807, 1816 which have not survived for the east division of Staincliffe.

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