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Norfolk, Smithdon Hundred, Docking, 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 04, 2000

Surname, ForenameAmount Taxed Notes
Tho ACRES seniij

Bennett HENBOROUGHj

Robt WATERS gentxvij

Willm WATERS gentvij

empty houseiiij

Edm LYNNviij

Allen LAMKINiiij

Chr MOLLiij

Willm WATSONiiij

Robt DERWICKEv

Tho LAMPKINiij

Nich THISTLEij

John WALESij

Robt HOWTONiiij

Robt LYNGYiiij

Chr HOWESj

Willm CRISPEij

Willm WATSONj

Willm SYMONNSiiij

John HOUGHTONv

Edm CLEMENSij

Nich RAYNER senvj

Nich RAYNER junij

Willm FYNNEij

Robt RAYNERj

Henry SCOTTij

Robt REDINGEiiij

Tho CLARKEj

Matt BELLvij

James HENNONij

John NEALEij

Willm SUTTONiij




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