Hulton Hearth Tax 1666



The Hearth Tax or chimney-money was a payment to the king of 2s. on every hearth " in all houses paying to church and poor," first levied in 1662. It was repealed in 1689, although it was producing £170,000 a year, on account of its unpopularity, the tax being especially obnoxious because of its inquisitorial 


Hulton Constablewicke. Hearthes Chargeable. 

Thomas Beech Three 

Mr. Repton Two 

Jane Hanley One 

Egerton Browne Three 

Samuell Worth, gentleman Five 

Widdow Brett Five 

William Addams Two 

Thomas Addams Three 

Richard Hattfeild One 

William Stevenson One 

William Coxen One 

Widdow Addams Foure 

Richard Mellor and his Mother Three 

Hugh Eaton One 

Ralph Ford One 

Widdow Ford One 

William Spooner One 

Thomas Knight Two 

John Snead One 

John Weatherbee Two 

Thomas Smith Two 

William Smith One 

John Aston    One 

Samuell Stevenson One 

                                           Total    48 


These following are certified for not to bee Chargeable according to the Acte as aforesaid (vizt.), 

John Addams                  John Taylor 

James Taylor                   Isaac Cartwright 

James Heath                   Richard Taylor 


By John Stevenson,            Minister. 

William Addams and Rich. Bourne       Churchwardens. 


Allowed by Geo. Parker, Justice of the peace. 

By Thomas Addams, Constable ibidem.