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SHELF: Shelf Hearth Tax, 1665.

Shelf Hearth Tax, 1665.

The Hearth tax, or Hearth money, was a tax levied on hearths or fires in every dwelling house, at the rate of two shillings [in today's money 10p] per hearth or stove. It was established by William the Conqueror, later receiving parliamentary sanction in the reign of Charles II and was abolished under William and Mary. Those who were excused from paying the tax were from the poorer classes, dwelling in more humble cottages. The following is an index of those who paid [and the number of fires], and those who were excused, in the Township of Shelf [Northowram].

Chargeable

AKEROIDE, John Senr 1
AKEROIDE, John, Jnr 1
AKEROYD, Henry - and his sonne Mathew 3
AMBLER, Peter 1
APLEYARD, Willm 5
BAITMAN, John 1
BAYLY, George 4
BEANE, John 2
BIRKHEAD, Robt. 4
BOOCOCKE, Mathew 1
BOWCOCKE, Rich 1
BRIGG, Samuell [illegible]
BROADLEY, John 1
BROOKE, Edmund 1
BROOKE, John 3
BROOKESBANKE, Susan 5
BROOKSBANKE, Jeremiah 5
BURNLEY, John 2
CROFTE, Martha 2
DOBSON, John 2
DRAKE, Sara 1
ELLISON, James, or his tennt. Math. SUNDERLAND 1
FIRTH, Phabe 1
GLEDHILL, John 2
HEAROID [?LEAROID], Joseph 1
HEMINGWAY, Mary 4
HILL, Thomas 3
HIRD, Willm 4
HOLMES, John - see THORPE
HOMES, Jeremy 1
HOULT, Abraham 2
JAGGER, Nathaniel 2
JAGGER, John 1
LEA, Jennet 4
MAUDE, Isaac 2
SCOLEFIELD, James 1
SCOTT, John 1
SLATER, Edward 3
SOOTHILL, Thomas [illegible]
STARKY, Samuell 2
STOCKES, John 1
SUNDERLAND, John 1
SUNDERLAND, Math. see ELLISON
THORPE, Martha - and her tennt. John Holmes 3
VICCARS, Elizabeth 1
WADE, Richard - for a new erection 1
WARD, Rich 4
WARDMAN, Samuell 5
WATTERHOUSE, John [illegible]
WELLS, Jeremy 1
WHEWELL, Abraham 2
WILKINSON, Joseph 1
WILSON, Samuell 1
WOODHEAD, John 1
WOODHEAD, Abraham 1
WOODHEAD, Jonas 1
WOODHEAD, Mich 1
WOODHEAD, Joseph 1
WOODHEAD, Martha 4

Not Chargeable:

APLEYEARD, Willm
BARKER, Susan
BARRACLOUGH, Martha
BEANE, John
BROADLEY, Jonas
BUTLER, Timothy
DRAKE, John
FEILD, Thomas
FOX, Thomas
GREENE, Phabe
HANSON, George
HOWROID, John
HUDSON, John
JACKSON, Easter
JAGGER, Mercy
JAGGER, Isaac
PHILLIP, Martha
RAMSDEN, Susan
SCOTT, Joseph
SHOESMITH, James
SMITH, Widd.
SUNDERLAND, Widd.
TEMPEST, Abraham
UDDY, Willm
VICCARS, Ed.
WALKER, John
WHITWAM, Grace
WOODHEAD, Mary

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