Shudy Camps

 

Hearth Tax 1674

The hearth tax consisted of a half-yearly payment of one shilling for each hearth in the occupation of each person whose house was worth more than 20s a year, and who was a local ratepayer of church and poor rates. It was introduced at a time of serious fiscal emergency by Charles II. The surviving hearth tax returns and assessments of 1662-1674 relate to the levy of two shillings on every hearth: as such, they are one of the obvious sources for family, local and social history. The hearth tax actually continued until 1688, but only the assessments for 1662-1666 and 1669-1674 were delivered into the Exchequer. Outside these periods, the collection of the tax was 'farmed out' to private tax collectors who paid a fixed sum to the government in return for the privilege of collecting the tax. They were not required to send their assessments into the Exchequer"

For more information and the full text please visit the Public Record Office Leaflet online version concerning Hearth Tax 1662-1688.

NB: The Notes below are my deductions based on entries in the parish registers.

  Notes (Possible)   Notes (Possible)
Samuel PEACH - 2   William HARDY - 3  
William PURCHASSE - 4   Mr BRYANT - 1  
Barnaby MINOTT - 3 Bur 1680 William DOVER - 1  
Alexander HAMMOND - 4 Bur 1706 Thomas WHITBY - 1  
Thomas CLAYTON - 2 Bur 1693 Mr WIGNALL - 3  
Joseph DARKIN - 1   Joseph HOWTON - 1  
Robert HAMMOND - 1 Bur 1708 Samuel LINDSELL - 3 Bur 1727
William HAMMOND - 1 Bur 1676 John CLAYTON - 1 Bur 1683
Joseph BURD - 1 Bur 1704 Edward BALL - 1  
Gilbert CLEMENTS - 2 Bur 1722 Robert SLAMON - 3  
Richard CHALLIS - 4 Bur 1677 William CHAPLAINE - 2  
William BAYLEY - 2 Bur 1688 Mr YEATES - 6  
Richard FLACK - 1 Poss Bur 1676 or 1684
Castle Camps
William LINDSELL - 3  
George COLE - 2 Poss 1710
Castle Camps
George BAYLEY - 1 Bur 1677
William DOVER - 2 Bur 1684 Dovee John PURCHASSE - 4 Bur 1702
William HIVES - 1   John PURCHASSE Junr - 4 Bur 1740
Charles PETTETT - 6 Bur 1778 Labourer Thomas DIKES - 1  
Edward FLOWER - 5   Henry BAYLEY - 3 Bur 1702 of Castle Camps
Ann PURCHASSE - 5 Bur 1678 Wife of William of Priors Farm    
Total of 94