Stoke by Stone Hearth Tax 1666
STOAKE PER STONE CONSTABLEWICK 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 It was repealed in 1689, although it was producing £170,000 a year, on account of its unpopularity, the tax being especially obnoxious because of its inquisitorial
Stoake per Stone Constablewick. Hearthes Chargeable.
John Ambrey Two
Thomas Backhouse, Senior One
Thomas Backhouse, Junior One
Thomas Oram One
Richard Fynney One
John Hazells One
John Milles One
By Roger Frost, Constable Ibidem.