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 It was repealed in 1689, although it was producing £170,000 a year, on account of its unpopularity, the tax being especially obnoxious because of its inquisitorial 


Darlaston Constablewick. Hearthes Chargeable. 

Mr. Collier Eight 

Mr. Francis Bayley  Seaven 

Mr. Francis Connage  Foure 

Mr. Oliver Amery Three 

Mr. William Amery Three 

Mr. William Smallwood Three 

Thomas White Two 

John Tewe Two 

Thrustance Flint Two 

William Poulston One 

Addam Burges One 

Richard Platt One 

Thomas Phillippes One 

Thomas Henne One 

Robert Amery One 

Edward Daye One 

John Phillippes One 

John Till One 

Sarah Coleclough One 

John Dakin One 

                                                             Total  45 


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

Robert Hoones                        Eliz. Price, vidua 

Sarah Brookes, vidua             Peter Palthropp 

Thomas Moule                       Thomas Stanley 

William Lovatt                        William Burges 


By Ja. Hancocke,               Vicar. 

Rich. Horne,                      Churchwarden

Henry Hatrell,                    Overseer. 


Allowed by : 

Tho. Whitgreaue and Geo. Digby      Justices of the peace

By Olliver Amery, Constable.