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 It was repealed in 1689, although it was producing £170,000 a year, on account of its unpopularity, the tax being especially obnoxious because of its inquisitorial 


Barlaston Constablewick. Hearthes Chargeable. 

Thomas Proctor Foure 

Thomas Sanders One 

William Bradbury Two 

Francis Webbe Two 

William Taylor One 

Roger Degge One 

John Hall Three 

John Webbe One 

John Fallowes Two 

Roger Fallowes Two 

Nicholas Sharpe One 

John Stonyer One 

Thomas Wiggen One 

Robert Dakin One 

Thomas Willatt One 

George Eldershaw Two 

Catherine Eldershaw One 

Velerins Sutton One 

Randle Coleclough One 

Thomas Stevenson One 

John Willatt Sixe 

Robert Taylor One 

William Hanley One 

Margrett Felkin One 

Edward Eldershaw One 

William Fernall Two 

Aden Ashe One 

George Coleclough Two 

John Cotton One 

Randle Dakin One 

Edward Kinston One 

Robert Baggaley One 

Thomas Coleclough Two 

Richard Hand One 

Mr. Samuell Hall One, but now the house puld downe 

                                                                            Total 53 

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

John Berkes         Handle Wells         

Allice Shelley, vidua 


By Ralph Morrall, Minister ibidem. 

Tho. Coleclough, Churchwarden. 

Francis Webbe, Ouerseer

Allowed by : E. Bagot and  E. Mainwaring     Justices of the peace