1666 Hearth Tax

The hearth tax was collected in England from 1662 to 1689, but the records available are mainly from the years 1662-1666 and 1669-1674. These lists included the occupiers instead of the not owners of dwellings and and amount of hearths in each dwelling. Paymet of the tax was 2 shillings for each hearth paid in two installments on Lady Day 25th March and Michaelmas 29 September. There could be two lists for each year from any particular town.

Although the poor were exempt, they can be found be listed with their exempt status noted. In returns from 1664-1666 they are often listed separately and in the early 1670s separate forms are found where the exempt were listed separately.

 

Name Surname Hearths Name Surname Hearths
Gervas BROWNE 8 Robert SUNDERLAND 2
Richard POLLARD 5 Henry TEMPEST 2
Tempest CORDINGLEY 4 Richard TEMPEST 2
Robert PAWLIN 4 Thomas WEBSTER 2
Richard RAWSON 4 Thomas WEBSTER 2
Mary BENTON 3 John APPLEYARD 1
Richard COORE 3 John BARKER 1
John COPLEY 3 Thomas BROMEHEAD 1
Mary NETTLETON 3 Margaret BROOKE 1
Nicholas POLLARD 3 William CARR 1
Richard SIZER 3 Richard CORDINGLEY 1
Christopher TEMPEST 3 Robert DARNBROUGH 1
Widow WHITEHEAD 3 William FAIREBANKES 1
John AYNSWORTH 2 Abraham FIRTH 1
Ann BENTON 2 Robert GILL 1
Isaac BOOCOCKE 2 William GOMERSALL 1
William BROOKE 2 John GOODALL 1
Thomas BROWNE 2 Richard GOODALL 1
William BUTTERFIELD 2 Thomas GOODALL 1
Henry CORDINGLEY 2 Peter HARGRAVE 1
John CORDINGLEY 2 William HEPWORTH 1
Matthew CORDINGLEY 2 Samuel HOLLINGS 1
John DARNBROUGH 2 Walter HOOL 1
Joseph GREEN 2 Walter HOOL 1
James MARJERISON 2 Richard KIGHLEY 1
John NETLETON 2 Widow LACIE 1
Christopher NETTLETON 2 James MORTIMER 1
Richard RAKES 2 Richard NAYLOR 1
John REYNER 2 Richard NAYLOR 1
Jonathan REYNER 2 Richard PROCTER 1
Richard REYNER 2 William PROCTER 1
John SHARPE 2 Nathan ROADES 1
John SHARPE 2 Christopher STEAD 1
James STABLES 2 Thomas THACKERAY 1
Richard STEAD 2 Isabell WEBSTER 1
Richard STEAD 2 Miles WEBSTER 1
Thomas STEAD 2 Robert WIRIN 1