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Norfolk, Docking District, Brancaster, 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 EARLE gentv

Samll NASH gentv

Wm BIRMANij

James SMITHiiij

Henry MANSIEURiij

Henry MILLERj

John BIRAMANj

Willm BIRDj

Robt SPURNEj

Jeremy WARDj

Wid FORSTERij

Edm GOODSONij

Robt SEACON or SEAGONiij

Tho HELME clerv

Samuel REEDERiiij

Robt FOWKEij

Willm JACKSONij

Robt ROYSTONiij

John HURLINGHAMij

Robt WHIFFONmissing

Luke SAVAGEmissing

John FOULEmissing

Tho HILLmissing

John TYDDmissing

Willm RIXij

Willm BODHAMiij

Tho SADLERiij

Ambrose THACKERij

Robt BIRAMANij

Mary BIRAMANij

Robt EVERARDij

Robt WILLIAMSONj

Willm GARLANDij

Ann SEACON or SEAGONij

John CLARKEij

Wid BULLENij

Mr Robt SEACON or SEAGONvj

Willm LAWSONij

Willm GREENEij

Willm OVERMANj

Henry MOLLiiij

Edward GARRETTv

Robt BIRAMANiij

Tho SPURNEij

John BARRETTj

Robt BURLINGHAMj

Tho DYEij

Tho DAWSONj

John JOHNSONij

Willm WITHERBYj

Willm WATTS esqr emptyiij




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