TheGenealogist adds 1910 Lloyd George Domesday Survey records for north Buckinghamshire

By Rosemary Collins, 15 October 2019 - 2:39pm

The set of maps and records provides a survey of who lived in each property in Edwardian BritainBletchley Park Lloyd George Domesday survey

Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire in the Lloyd George Domesday Survey

TheGenealogist is continuing to publish a major land survey from 1910-15, with the first set of records from outside London now released online.

The family history website has now digitised the Lloyd George Domesday Survey maps and field books for 96 towns and villages in north Buckinghamshire.

The 1910 Land Valuation Survey, or ‘Domesday’ survey, was an initiative of the Liberal chancellor and future prime minister David Lloyd George.

It was conducted as part of a plan to raise taxes on land in order to fund the 'People's Budget', which included plans for welfare initiatives as well as new battleships that could compete with Germany.

The five-year survey’s tithe books are a comprehensive record of Edwardian Britain, noting who lived in each property, whether they owned or rented it, and other details such as descriptions of the building and a note of its value.

TheGenealogist began digitising the records, now held at The National Archives, in 2017.

So far it has released a number of London datasets, including the City of London, Paddington, Brent, North London and Tower Hamlets.

It ultimately aims to digitise the complete collection.

As well as searching the records, TheGenealogist subscribers can view the maps on the website's Map Explorer tool, which overlays historic maps with modern-day Ordnance Survey and Bing maps and satellite photographs.

The Buckinghamshire collection includes the records for Bletchley Park, which later became the home of the British government’s codebreaking operation during the Second World War.

In 1911, when the record was compiled, Bletchley was owned by Sir Herbert Samuel Leon, a financier and Liberal politician.

 

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