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 It was repealed in 1689, although it was producing £170,000 a year, on account of its unpopularity, the tax being especially obnoxious because of its inquisitorial 

Kibbleston Constablewick. Hearthes Chargeable. 

Edward Short Five 

Thomas Dayntry Three 

William Jervis, gentleman Foure 

Richard Emery Two 

Widdow Preston Two 

William Stevenson Two 

Dannyell Asbury One 

Robert Taylor One 

John Biddulph Two 

John Cheadle One 

Randle Dawson One 

Randle Bagnall One 

Humfrey Cole Three 

Robert Dakin One 

Charles Sleigh, gentleman Five 

Hugh Sanders One 

Widdow Hawkins One 

John Hawkins One 

Randle Asbury Three 

Thomas Shelley Three 

Widdow Amery Three 

William Asbury One 

Cristopher Greene One 

John Hurdman Two 

Michaell Reade One 

Thomas Cotton Two 

Thomas Lovatt Three 

William Reade One 

Widdow Reade One 

Robert Launder Foure 

James Parsons Two 

George Rea Two 

Arnold Kirke Two 

Sarah Hall One 

John Shallcrosse Two 

Thomas Porter One 

John Wright Nyne 

James Stoddard One 

Thomas Wright Two 

James Webbe One 

William Addams, now Mary, vidua One 

Widdow Adderley Two 

Thomas Henne One 

George Foxe One 

William Cotton One 

Thomas Clarke One 

Sampson Cotton One 

William Pencill One 

Thomas Cotton Two 

George Cookes Two 

George Greene One 

Thomas Robbinson One 

John Morryes One 

John Box One 

Thomas Moule One 

John Leese One 

Robert Bateman One 

John Cheadle, Junior One 

Thomas Cheadle One 

                                              Total  107 


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

Richard Turner                      Thomas Wright, de Heath 

Thomas Tansley                    John Cliffe 

John Williams                       Widdow Floyd 

Nicholas Shawe                   James Cookes 

Leonard Booth                     John Cotton 

Vernon Middleton 



By James Hancocke,                       Vicar de Stone. 

Robert Lander and Richard Home               Churchwardens. 

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

By Richard Amery,                         Constable