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Norfolk, St. Faiths District, Ringland, 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 05, 2000

Surname, ForenameAmount Taxed Notes
Willm HEYWARD esqvij

Barnard LEVEROCKE gentv

Mathew GOLDvj

Tho FILBECKEj

Stephen GOOCHiiij

Barthol CHAPMANj

John LOMANj

Edm HEYWARDj

Richard BOWLESij

Michaell SYERij

John STONEj

Richard TROTTERij

Mary PENTNEYiiij

Willm FRANCISij

Edm BENSLYj

Eliz FRANCIS widij

John FRANCISj

Anthony DOBBSij

Tho BOWLESij

John TOWELLij

John PERFECTij

Peter LEVEROCKEj

Martha HAYESj

James TAYLERiiij

Silvester LAVEROCKEiiij

Michael ELVINij

Robt NORTONj

Robt COOPERj

John BUSHj

Rebecca LAVEROCKEj

Francis TURNERij

Tho GODFREYj

Tho BENSLYj

John LAVEROCKEj




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