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Norfolk, Depwade District, Pulham St.Mary V., 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 14, 2000

Surname, ForenameAmount Taxed Notes
Henry GOODSONiiij

Tho ADKINSj

John SUSSUM senj

George GOWENj

Richard RAYNERj

John GOODROMEiij

Tho SUSSUMj

John MILLSj

Edmund MAYESiiij

Robt LEGOODij

Robt COBBj

Tho THELLETT gentx

Robt GEORGEiij

Tho SAYERvj

Richard EVENSj

Geo HESELTON and Simon GENSOMv

Robt FULLERiiij

Tho THIRKLEij

Tho GOWERj

Willm ARTESv

Francis SUSSUMij

Henry FLATMANvj

Robt COOPERiij

John HAYEMj

James BARNES gentx

Doctor STARKEYvij

Nich HOMESv

Christian BULLEN widij

Robert WOODCROFTiij

Tho KNELSON gentvij

Hugh ELSONij

John ANDREWESiij

Robt MOREij

James DANESij

Robt NEECHiiij

Tho FULLERj

Tho SAYER juniiij

Bennett BOOTYiij

John AUGURj

Nathaniell BOOTYiiij

Christopher TAYLORiij

John PATTINGEiiij

Philip KIDMANj

Robt PITTSij

Tho SAYERiiij

John HAMONDij

Daniell WALNEiiij

Peter FLATMANij

Richard BURTONmissing

Willm MOBBSmissing

Joseph BULLENmissing

Elizabeth GOSTLINGmissing

Philip DAVYmissing




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