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Transcribed by Susan D. Young.

Hearth Tax Assessment Lady Day 1664, duplicate transmitted to the Exchequer 17 Aug 1664.  PRO:  E179/249/37A.  Also, centre for Kentish Studies call number Q/RTh.
The Hearth Tax was introduced in England and Wales by the government of Charles II in 1662 at a time of serious fiscal emergency and provided an account of the persons and number of hearths and stoves, in their respective possessions, both chargeable and non-chargeable.  The original Act of Parliament was revised in 1663 and again in 1664.  Collection of the Hearth Tax continued until the tax was finally repealed by William and Mary in 1689.  Under the terms of the original grant, each liable householder was to pay one shilling for each hearth within their property on each collection of the tax.  Payments were due twice annually, at Michaelmas (29 September) and Lady Day (25 March), commencing Michaelmas 1662.

SURNAME
GIVEN NAME
NO. OF HEARTHS
TAXABLE STATUS
BAKERHenry2Chargeable
BRADFORDThomas4Chargeable
COOTESWilliam1Chargeable
COVELLMatthew1Not Chargeable
CRONDLEThomas2Not Chargeable
CROOCHERThomas3Chargeable
DENNISHumphrey1Not Chargeable
FARRANTThomas3Chargeable
FARRANT SR.Henry 1Chargeable
FARRANT, JR.Henry3Not Chargeable
FRITHWidow1Not Chargeable
GLOVER Mr. 5Chargeable
HAMMONDWilliam1Chargeable
HAMONDAlexander4Chargeable
HAMONDAlexanderBorsholderNot Chargeable
HAYLOCKValentine1Not Chargeable
KINGJoseph2Not Chargeable
KINGNicholas1Chargeable
KINGThomas2Chargeable
KINGWilliam2Chargeable
KNOWEThomas6Chargeable
MARSHALLWidow4Chargeable
MITCHELLThomas2Not Chargeable
OUTREDThomas2Not Chargeable
OWNSTEDRobertConstableNot Chargeable
PEAKERichard 2Chargeable
POWELLHenry3Chargeable
ROOTESEdward1Chargeable
ROOTESWidow2Chargeable
SANDYSMr. 8Chargeable
SQUIREJohn2Chargeable
SQUIRE Stephen 6Chargeable
STAPLEJohn4Chargeable
STILEWilliam1Not Chargeable
WHIFFENJohn5Chargeable
WOODMr. 6Chargeable

 
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