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Norfolk, Tunstead & Happing District, Hickling, Hearth Taxes, 1664

What were they: They were a way of obtaining revenue to make up a shortfall in the Crown's revenue.

Time period: 1662-1689

Exemptions: persons who didn't pay church or poor rates ie paupers did not pay this tax. Persons living in a house worth under 20s a yer. Charitable institutions with an annual income under 100 pounds a year. Industrial hearths eg kilns, furnaces etc but smiths and bakers do not seem to have been exempt.

Who paid it: The occupier of the house. If a leaseholder was absent the landlord paid it.

How much: The Tax of a shilling per hearth was payable twice a year.

Therefore a Hearth Tax assessment is a list of persons, arranged by townships or parishes, which shows against each name the number of hearths in that person's occupation.

Initially only taxable persons were listed in the assessments. This was changed in 1663 and from then on both chargeable and non chargeable persons were shown.

Transcribed by: Marg Keable
Date Added: July 07, 2000

Surname, ForenameAmount Taxed Notes
Mrs CALTHORPE widxij

Robt UTTINGE gentx

Symond FAYREWEATHERiiij

Martyn CASTLETONij

Robt THURGATEiij

John WORTSiiij

Thomas LAWSONiij

John BASPOLEiij

Wid NEAVEj

John TOMPSONij

Francis ROOWEj

Edm FOEj

Rich BURRIDGEj

Robt PYEj

Rich JOHNSONij

Chris SARGENj

Thomas FOEj

John MYHILLj

John BOONEij

Robt ELGATEj

Tho METCHELLSij

John GEDNEYij

John SUMMERSj

Edw BARKERij

Willm WHITWOODj

Wid IKSONj

Thomas BURRIGEij

John JOHNSONSiij

Robt RANDALLiij

John ARNUPPiiij

Thomas BOOTSij

Willm JOHNSONiiij

John MASHAMiij

John SYMONSiiij

Thomas GEDNYij

Henry SHARDiij

Anthony DENESiiij

John SHARGINGEij

Andrew PARKEij

James WRIGHTij

John HAMPERiiij

Edward LAMBERTij

Anthony STEWARDj

Nich READiij

Thomas DURRANTiij

Oliver NOATEij

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Stephen REDDINGEij

George JAYij

Wid JOHNSONSj

Robt SKEETEj




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