Norfolk: Salthouse - 1801-02 - Land Tax


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 Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference C/SCD 2/22/9 1801 and also on microform] is one of the Norfolk Quarter Sessions Land Tax Assessments which are arranged by divisions this one being in Holt Hundred.

Other accounts available

- Churchwardens' Accounts - 
Rates 1742 1762 1782 1782-1784 
Payments 1721-1749 1750-1782 
- Overseers' Accounts - 
Rates 1796 
Payments 1792-1796 1796-1801 
- Land Tax Accounts - 
Payments 1767 1801-02 

[The Salthouse History website (linked from the village page) contains more information on many of the above topics]

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

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"

The following 4 columns although present on the original have not been transcribed.

  • Estate = "Sums assessed of PERSONAL ESTATES STOCK"
  • OFF = "Sums assessed of OFFICES ANNUAL AMOUNT"

Norfolk to Wit
For the Parish of Salthouse

An Assessment for one Year, from the 5th April, 1801, to the 5th April, 1802, made in pursuance of an Act passed in the 38th Year of the Reign of his Majesty George the Third, for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by a LAND TAX to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year 1798, and made perpetual by another Act passed in the 38th Year of the Reign of his said Majesty and also in pursuance of another Act passed in the 39th Year of the Reign of his said Majesty's Reign, for continuing and granting to his Majesty a Duty on Pensions, Offices, and Personal Estate, &c. for the Service of the Year 1801.

    Exon Not Exon
Names of Proprietors Occupiers Value
£.s.d Value
Bunting Anne herself     1.10.0 0.6.0
Cranefield John himself     0.10.0 0.2.0
Coston John himself     1.0.0 0.4.0
George Wm Clk for Rectory Widow Spence     22.0.0 4.8.0
Grey Isaac ----     0.15.0 0.3.0
Hipkins George Bussee & others John Johnson & Robt Seaman     37.0.0 7.8.0
Hardy Eleanor Widow John Proudfoot     35.0.0 7.0.0
Hardy William Junr John Jorden     1.0.0 0.4.0
Howard Widow Peter Burton     1.0.0 0.4.0
Keymer Robt for late Abrahams himself     1.0.0 0.4.0
Keymer Robt for late Daniels himself     1.0.0 0.4.0
Lewis Mary Widow herself     1.11.8 0.6.4
Lound William for land himself     1.0.0 0.4.0
Do his own Himself? & Thos Matthews     1.0.0 0.4.0
Purdy Thomas for his own himself 37.1.8 11.8.4    
Do for late Lewis's himself 3.0.0 0.12.0    
Do for Sharmans himself 0.15.0 0.3.0    
Do for Mitchells himself 2.6.8 0.9.4    
Do for Lynns himself 1.0.0 0.4.0    
Do for late Piggs himself 1.0.0 0.4.0    
Parsons John himself     1.0.0 0.4.0
Smith John James Edwards     1.0.0 0.4.0
Spence John himself     1.0.0 0.4.0
Taylor John William Dix 1.0.0 0.4.0    
Zurishaddai Girdlestone Esqr Thomas Rudd Breame     11.0.0 2.4.0
Purdy Alice hereself     6.0.0 1.4.0


W Mash? }
John Johnson     }



[End of Document]


  • In other rate documents the following alternative spellings have been seen which appear to refer to the same people/places:-
  • Thomas Purdy and John Taylor had paid 15*Yearly rate so that no more tax was payable on the two blocks of land.

See also the Salthouse parish page.

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
January 2010