Hilderstone 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 It was repealed in 1689, although it was producing £170,000 a year, on account of its unpopularity, the tax being especially obnoxious because of its inquisitorial 

Hilderston Constablewick. Hearthes Chargeable. 

John Gerrard, Esq Twelve 

Thomas Hambleton Foure 

Widdow Duncalfe One 

William Done One 

Richard Snape One 

Richard Shawe One 

Thomas Turner One 

John Savidge One 

Thomas Wattson One 

Randle Coleclough Two 

Richard Poulton One 

Humfrey Pott One 

Henry Kirke One 

Sampson Snape One 

John Palyn One 

Richard Smith One 

Roger Bradbury Two 

William Dearne One 

William Frost One 

Thomas Pyott One 

John Sanders Two 

Edward Snape One 

Thomas Austen Two 

Ralph Milles One 

Arthur Camell Two 

John Milles Two 

Michaell Dicken One 

Joseph Tolesbery One 

Hugh Adderley One 

Widdow Horderne One 

Thomas Faulkner One 

Edward Wright Two 

Walter Horderne One 

William Greene One 

Richard Frost One 

Walter Stevenson One 

William Wright One 

Thomas Wright One 

Robert Hilton One 

Thomas Lownes One 

                                                     Total 61 


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

James Wetton                             Richard Fayrebancke 

Ralph Fearnes                            Thomas Sanders 

Francis Alcocke                          John Vicars 

Grace Clowes                             Robert Fayrebancke 

Mary Falkner                              Richard Gray 

Margery Snape                          Allice Phillipps 

Roger Snape                             Thomas Lownes 

Eliz. Keene 


By Charles Norwood,                   Minister 

James Bennett,                           Overseer. 

Sampson Snape,                       Constable

Allowed by : George Digby and George Parker    Justices of the peace.