13 December 2021
The latest release from TheGenealogist sees 60,290 new owner and occupier records added to their unique Lloyd George Domesday Survey record set.
The IR58 Inland Revenue Valuation Office records reveal various details about home, land, outbuildings and property owned or occupied in Edmonton, Enfield and Southgate at the time of the survey in the 1910s.
These property tax records, taken at a time when the government was seeking to raise funds for the introduction of social welfare programmes, introduced revolutionary taxes on the lands and incomes of Britain's population. To carry out this policy, the government used surveyors to catalogue a description of each property in a street and also to plot its location on large-scale OS maps.
How to search the records
Using the IR58 records from The National Archives, these records can be searched using the Master Search at TheGenealogist or by clicking on the pins displayed on TheGenealogist’s Map Explorer™. The ability to switch between georeferenced modern and historic maps means that the family historian can see how the landscape where their ancestors had lived or worked may have changed over time.
See TheGenealogist’s page about the Lloyd George Domesday Survey at TheGenealogist website.