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 It was repealed in 1689, although it was producing £170,000 a year, on account of its unpopularity, the tax being especially obnoxious because of its inquisitorial 


Chesterton Constablewick. Hearthes Chargeable. 

Thomas Dawson Two 

John Wood Three 

John Browne et filius Three 

John Willett Three 

Randle Smith Three 

Ralph Baddaley Three 

Edward Craddocke Two 

Mrs. Margrett Baddaley One 

John Grindley One 

James Rowley One 

William Ashe Two 

John Barlowe Two 

Roger Bagnall One 

William Mathew One 

John Willatt, de Feildes One 

John Coleclough Two 

John Willatt, de Brooke One 

John Abney Two 

John Cooper One 

Sarah Hulme One 

John Hoose One 

Ralph Hulme One 

Anne Sutton One 

John Cliffe Two 

Margrett Proudlowe One 

John Beech One 

Randle Preston Three 

John Hatton One 

                                              Total   47 


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

John Hulme                                John Hanley 

Widdow Ditchfeild                       Gyles Roode 

Thomas Brooke                          Emme Boulton 

Humfrey Wright                          William Knighton 

Thomas Wildblood                     Roger Elkin 

John Poole                                Widdow Collyson 

Richard Milles                           Allice Taylor 

Henry Hulme                            Anne Sutton 

John Baddaley                         Margrett Snead 

William Hulme 


By Isaac Keeleing,     Vicar de Wolstanton. 

Rich. Beech,            Churchwarden. 

John Booth,              Overseer


Allowed by : 

E. Mainwaring and J. Bowyer       Justices of the peace 

By John Willatt,              Constable ibidem.