Land Tax Assessments 1780 – 1832

These land tax records are in the Dorset History Centre and available to view on There is almost a complete annual run except 1791 – 1794, and 1796 are missing.

They show the freeholders and leaseholders over the critical time when the Old Town was demolished and a new village built by Joseph Damer, Lord Milton in the 1780’s.

Thanks to the superb work of a transcriber, the records are now in a searchable spread sheet which will give us clues on who was in Milton Abbas and who moved out when.