Devizes Division Income Tax Assessments, 1842-1860

    Devizes Division Income Tax Assessments, 1842-1860

    Wiltshire Record Society. Volume 55

    Robert Colley

    Wiltshire Record Society 2002

    Hardback 330pp

    9780901333322   Product Code: 83725

    Originally a temporary measure introduced during the Napoleonic wars, income tax was reintroduced in 1842 and gradually extended. Tax assessments for businesses were usually destroyed, but this series of assessments for the Devizes division is a unique survival. As well being of immense local interest, the documents shed light on Victorian economic and social history nationally. Dr Colley has edited and rearranged the material into individual businesses, with an introduction and indexes.

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