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Norfolk: Roudham

Land Tax: 1767-1833

This tax was based on the value of property etc. and paid by the owner or (sometimes) occupier according to their agreement. It started in 1692 and valuations are based on those done at this date.

For more information on these records see the Land Tax Assessments page. This is also where examples of the standard headers from 1798 to 1825 and 1826 to 1832 are linked to.


These Norfolk Record Office documents [with the references C/SCD 2/28/1 1767 to C/SCD 2/28/39 1832] are from the Norfolk Quarter Sessions Land Tax Assessments which are arranged by divisions this one being in Shropham Hundred.

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Year Proprietors' Names Occupiers' Names Yearly Value
[Valuation]
£.s.d
Yearly
Assessment
£:s:d
Quarterly
Assessment
£:s:d
1767-8   William Croftes Esqr for the Hall
  196:17:0   29:10:3   7:7:6¾
  More for the Tythes
  22:0:0   3:6:-   -:16:6
  More for late Mallows
  23:-:-   3:9:-   -:17:3
  More for the Dolphin
  10:0:0   1:10:-   -:7:6
  More for late Glosters?
  2:15:0   -:8:3   -:2:0¾
  More for Dent's
  2:0:0   -:6:-   -:1:6
  More for Spendloves
  1:0:0   -:3:-   -:-:9
  More for Clarkes
  1:0:0   -:3:-   -:-:9
  John Hogg for Esqr Bowes/Browes?
  20:-:-   3:-:-   -:15:-
  Jonn Lawrence for the Sheep Walk
  1:-:-   -:3:-   -:-:9
  Henry Lawrence
  1:-:-   -:3:-   -:-:9



[JPs= JW, WG, CD] £   280:12:0     42:1:6   10:10:4¾

1781-2   Richard Croftes Esqr John Boyce   238.10.0   47.14.0   11.18.6
  John Barker Esqr John Barker Esqr   20.0.0   4.0.0   1.0.0
  The Revd Mr Baldro John Boyce   22.0.0   4.8.0   1.2.0



[JPs= WP, HH, WL]
[AS= CT]
£   280.10.0   56.2.0     14.0.6

1782-3 Not found
1784-5 Not found

1796-7   Sir John Seabright Charles Boyce   238.10.0   47.14.0   11.18.6
  Late John Barker Esqr Thos Morley   20.0.0   4.0.0   1.0.0
  The Revd Mr Baldro Charles Boyce   22.0.0   4.8.0   1.2.0



[JPs= WW, HH]
[AS= CB, TM]
£   280.10.0   56.2.0     14.0.6

1797-8 As 1796-7

 

From 1798 a printed form was used which contained the following.

The original document had the following headings spelt out in full. They have been contracted to allow for a clearer display.

  • Names of Proprietors = "Names of Proprietors -- Listed Alphabetically"
  • Value = "Valuation"
  • Exon = "Sums assessed & exonerated"
  • Not Exon = "Sums assessed & not exonerated"
  • Estate = "Sums assessed of PERSONAL ESTATES STOCK"
  • OFF = "Sums assessed of OFFICES ANNUAL AMOUNT"
  • YEAR PAY = "TOTAL of YEARLY PAYMENTS"
  • QTR PAY = "QUARTERLY PAYMENTS"

The original had all the following columns:-

A B C D E F G H J K
Exon Not Exon
Names of Proprietors Occupiers Value
£
Rent
£.s.d Value
£
Rent
£.s.d Est
ate
£.s.d
OFF
£.s.d
YEAR
PAY
£.s.d
QTR
PAY
£.s.d

 

Columns G & H were blank so have not been included. Only changes are included in the following transcription.

Exon Not Exon
Year Names of
Proprietors
Occupiers Value
£
Rent
£.s.d Value
£
Rent
£.s.d YEAR
PAY
£.s.d
QTR
PAY
£.s.d
1800-01   Late John Barker Esqr Thos Morley   95.0.0   4.0.0   4.0.0   1.0.0
  The Revd Richd Deane Charles Boyce   115.0.0   4.8.0   4.8.0   1.2.0
  Sir John Seabright Bart. Charles Boyce   453.5.0   47.14.0   47.14.0   11.18.6


[JPs= TBJ, JFF, WL]
[AS & CO= CB, TM]
£   56.2.0     14.0.6

1801-02 to 1803-04 - No changes from 1800-01

1804-05   Trustees of the late John Barker Esqr Thos Morley   95.0.0   4.0.0   4.0.0   1.0.0

1805-06   Executors of the late John Barker Esqr Thomas Morley   95.0.0   4.0.0   4.0.0   1.0.0

1806-07   Late John Barker Esqr Thos Morley   95.0.0   4.0.0   4.0.0   1.0.0
  Sir John Seabright Bart. Thos Harvey   453.5.0   47.14.0   47.14.0   11.18.6
  The Revd Richd Deane Thos Harvey   115.0.0   4.8.0   4.8.0   1.2.0

1807-08   The Revd Richd Deane Thos Harvey   115.0.0   4.8.0   4.8.0   1.2.0

1808-09 as 1807-08

1809-10   Sir John Seabright Bart. Thos Harvey   453.5.0   47.14.0   47.14.0   11.18.6
  Miss Hethersett Thos Harvey   95.0.0   4.0.0   4.0.0   1.0.0
  [Deane entry not present - may be due to exoneration.]

1810-11 to 1820-21 - No changes from 1809-10

1821-22   Sir John Seabright Bart. Thos Harvey   453.5.0   47.14.0   47.14.0   11.18.6
  Mr Leathes Thos Harvey   95.0.0   4.0.0   4.0.0   1.0.0

1822-23   Sir John Sebright Bart. Thos Harvey   453.5.0   47.14.0   47.14.0   11.18.6
  Rev. G. R. Leathes Wm Cooper   95.0.0   4.0.0   4.0.0   1.0.0

1823-24   Sir John Sebright Bart. Wm Cooper   453.5.0   47.14.0   47.14.0   11.18.6
  Rev. G. R. Leathes John Brookes   95.0.0   4.0.0   4.0.0   1.0.0

1824-25 as 1823-24

1825-26   Sir John Sebright Bart. Wm Cooper   453.5.0   47.14.0   47.14.0   11.18.6
  Rev. G. R. Leathes John Brookes   95.0.0   4.0.0   4.0.0   1.0.0

 


In 1826 a new printed form was used - see main land tax page link above for an example showing full header.

Year(s) Rent
[£.s.d]
Names of Proprietors Names of
Occupiers
Names or
Description
of Estates
or Property
Exon
[£.s.d]
Not Exon
[£.s.d]
1826-27
  &
1827-28
  453.5.0   Sir John Sebright Bart. Wm Cooper     Land   47.14.0
  95.0.0   Rev. G. R. Leathes John Brookes     Land   4.0.0

1828-29
  to
1831-32
  453.5.0   Sir John Sebright Bart. Wm Cooper     Farm   47.14.0
  95.0.0   Rev. G. R. Leathes John Brooks     Farm   4.0.0

1832-33   453.5.0   Sir John Sebright Bart. Wm Cooper     Farm   47.14.0
  95.0.0   [Henry D'Esterre] Hemsworth Esqr John Brooks     Farm   4.0.0

 

[End of Document]


Notes

  • A William Croftes of West Harling had his will proved in Nov.-1770. A Richard Croftes was buried at West Harling in July 1783. John Saunders Sebright married a Miss Croftes about 1793. There is more information on this family in NRO records.
  • The Reverend John Boldero took up his post in 1763 (Patron was William Crofts, Esq.) according to the "List of Norfolk Benefices" by "Dawson Turner" published in 1847 (under "Rowdham"). Boldero was succeeded by Reverend Richard Deane on 4th Dec. 1781 (Patron was Richard Crofts, Esq.). Deane was succeeded by Reverend Stephen George Comyn on 28th Apr 1826 (Patron was Sir John Saunders Sebright, Bart.).
  • JPs (Justices of the Peace) who passed these accounts are:-
    "CD" = "Charles Dunham", "JFF" = "J F Franklin", "WG" = "William Grigson", "HH" = "Hugh Hare", "TBJ" = "Thomas Beevor Junior", "WL" = "William Lobb", "WP" = "William Pawlett", "WW" = "William Woodley", "JW" = "John Wright"
  • Assessors [AS] or Collectors [CO] (1826 form said they must live within parish) :- "CB"= "Charles Boyce", "JB" = "John Boyce", "TM" = "Thomas Morley"
  • In other documents the following alternative spellings have been seen which appear to refer to the same people/places:-
    Baldro/Baldero, Brookes/Brooks, Crofts/Croftes, Deane/Bean, Sebright/Seabright.
  • Abbreviations in the above transcription have the following meanings:-
    "Sr" = "Sir", "Revd" = "Reverend", "Richd" = "Richard", "Thos" = "Thomas" and "Wm" = "William".
  • Rate was at 4s/£1 (of Valuation) for all the above years except for 1767 when it was 3s/£1.
  • In the "1835 Register of Electors - Western Division" the following are present as being qualified under Roudham :-
    6314 Brooks John - Roudham - Land as occupier - Himself
    6315 Cooper William - Roudham - Land as occupier - Himself

See also the Roudham parish page.

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March 2016