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Land Tax for Northam 1768

North Devon Record Office ref: 1843A/PD/1/17

Transcribed by David Carter 2020


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Description of Document:

This document consists of a single sheet of handwritten paper, now torn into two halves.
The right-hand side of the document (showing the pence column) is also mostly missing.

Land Tax generally commenced for most landowners in 1780, so this earlier example is from 1768 is interesting because it only appears to tax the two largest landowners – Henry Down (1741-1805) of Burrough House, and Squire (presumably John, 1740-1790) Benson of Knapp House (albeit that the Knapp Estate had been sequestered by the Crown).


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Northam Parish in the Countey of Devon.

A rate made by David Best, Thomas Young, Jasper Pickard and Anthony Tawton, appointed and approved assessors for the Land tax att three shillings in the pound payable to His Majesty King George the Third for the yeare 1768.

  £     s    d
Henery Down Esq 7 18 ?
And for the Pigs Court 0 6 ?
And for Doctons 0 6 ?
       
Occupiers of Esq Benson for Nap 3 3 4
And for Bennetts 0 9 6
For Puddly Meddows 0 9 ?
For Yeos 1 2 ?
For Quary 2 4 4
For Hide 3 6 ?
For Willm Ellis fidle 0 6 4
For Bidna 1 15 10
For Langdons 0 6 ?
For Coliber 0 19 0
For Higher Nap late Hamatts 1 12 8
For Tamzin Darracots 1 2 2
For Doctons 0 9 6
For Graters 0 6 4
For Jefferys att Appeldore 0 3 2
For Ellis part of Jefferys 0 3 2
For Sloleys part of Jefferys 0 12 8
For Colomers 0 6 ?
For Hamatts att Silford 0 19   ?
For Arscots 0 9 6
For Martins & Doonmans filde 0 3 2
For Knills houes & Gibbs ground 0 9 ?
For James Berners 0 19 ?
For Boate Hide 0 19 ?
For 3 houes & cellers att Appeldore    0 3 ?
       
Total 28 0 ?

 

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