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Norfolk, Thetford District, Weeting with Broomhill, 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 09, 2000

Surname, ForenameAmount Taxed Notes
Robt TIRRELL esqrvj

John TUCK esqriiij

Willm COAKE ? their were creases through the namej

Tho MANINGEiiij

John MIDDLETONj

John POOLYij

Franc HUNSvij

Franc HOBRUM Cliij

John CORNEij

Robt MOPTN or HOPTNij

John SPINKEiij

Tho WAYMANij

Sym WINDWOODij

John KINGEj

John COCKij

Tho ARMIGERij

Robt RAYNESj

Willm MILLERiij

John COOPERj

Hen OLLETTij

Wid BURLYj

John TAYLORij

Will MILLER for fishers howse and shepherds howseij

Sam WRIGHTj

Tho TOMPSONj

Hen CADICEij

Wid HANDALLiij

Edm WRIGHTj

John Maningej

Sam WRIGHTj

Tho BUTTENiij

Abrah FISHER gentiiij

Tho BOWLESiij

Willm SELLSij

Mr MILLERvj

Fran HUNNS junij

Tho LEAj

Wid YOUNGSj

Wid MEADv

Mr JACOBv

Willm ARMINGERj

Wid LEVERINGTONij

Joseph VARNEj

Franc .......missing

Wid B.....missing




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