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Norfolk, Mitford & Launditch District, Mattishall, 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 DAVYj

Rich COCKj

Tho ROBINSONj

John DYNESij

Ann HOWLETT widvj

Nich PESCODv

Edw ELLISvij

Henry FRANCISiiij

Francis HOWLETTj

Robt RUDDj

Susan DRAKEj

Gregory PEEKEiij

Andrew BRERETONvij

James COCKij

Martyn CAUSYj

Alice CAWSY widij

Tho ALLYNiij

Willm LYONj

Rich BROWNEj

Gregory ALLEN senj

John PARMINTER emptyiiij

Andrew BRERETON gent emptyiij

Robt LAMBERTj

Ann JOHNSON widij

Tho YOUNGSiij

Tho AGGESij

Millecent BARKER widv

John SPARSELLij

Mary WHITMOREj

John DISNEYij

Gregory BLANCHFLOWERij

Eliz BUSHELL widij

Henry PEEKEj

John CRANEj

Tho PEARSEiij

John HOWLETT seniij

Anthony KEEDij

Tho ELLISiij

Willm DRAKEj

Francis DOWEiij

Robt NORTONiij

Tho EDWARDSj

John NORTONj

Willm EDWARDSj

Robt GUNTONj

Symon ALLYNiij

John DUNTHORNEj

Ben DORMANij

Edmund COULSELLij

Willm COEij

Nicholas WOLTERTONij

Mary BUSHELL widj

John MARTYN emptyj

Henry LEECHiij

Ann HOWLETT seniiij

Tho PRENTICEvj

Peter REYNOLDSiij

Willm RIXiiij

Willm CHAMBERLINEiiij

Mary GAGE wid emptyj

Watts RIXvj

Eliz PORTER widj

John CURLEj

Katherine BLITHEij

Willm BLYTHEij

Willm MARTYNij

Willm BLYTHE emptyj

Willm CLARKEij

Willm BARKERiij

John TRAPPETTij

John HOWLETT junij

Rose HOWLETTj

John NAYLESiij

John CORNELIUSij

Robt SMITHij

John GRANTj




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