South Hill Parish

 Hearth Tax 1662/1664

 The Hearth Tax was an attempt to tax people according to their wealth, working on the principle that the wealthier they were the more hearth’s they would have in their home. The tax and variants were in existence for several decades but records for South Hill only exist for 1662 and 1664. It was often found that people had stopped up hearths after the first taxation and this was true in South Hill where the second tax revealed at least one short. As all the names have been put in alphabetical order this is not an exact transcription. Notes that refer to the differences between the two collections are only mentioned where they involve named people.

 

bate

John

2

now John HARVY

bennett

William

1

 

bray

John

2

 

nichollson

Nicholas

}

 

combe

Josiah

}  2

now only Josiah COMBE

deacon

William

3

 

deacon

Sampson

3

1 now Ralph MARTIN

deacon

Francis

2

and his mother

deacon

Margaret

1

now Jn Deacon

deacon

John

2

and Will CONGDON

dingle

Nicholas

1

 

dyar

John

1

 

fotherly

Charles

3

Rector

garth

Theobald

2

 

goodinge

John

3

1 now Mathew GOODINGE

grills

Henry

3

 

grills

Thomas

1

 

grills

Sampson

1

Miller now Alice GRILLS

grills

James

} 1

 

grills

John

} 1

now both John GRILLS

grills

Sampson

1

 

grills

George

3

 

grills

William

2

now John GRILLS

grills

John

2

of Stockaton

grills

Wm

3

in Foard

grills

John

1

Not in 1662 survey

hammett

Edward

2

 

hancocke

Amos

}

 

tipper

Joan and

} 3

 

harway

Rich

3

HARVEY?

joape

Henry

1

 

john

Robert

1

For a tenement in Trewassick  Not in 1662 survey

laundrey

John

2

and the holders

lethbye

John

3

 

letheby

Stephen

1

Now Ann Letheby

lucas

John

1

 

luggar

John

3

 

maker

Martin

1

 

manaton

Arthur

6

Gent

mannaton

Jane

3

Widow 1 now Mathew LAUNDER

manuell

Mark

1

 

mathew

George

2

 

michell

Stephen

1

 

mooreshead

William

1

Not in 1662 survey

norley

Robert

2

and occupants

olliver

Edward

1

 

prowte

Peternell

1

Widow Not in 1662 survey

slade

Sampson

1

 

symon

George

1

 

symons

William

2

Not in 1662 survey

tipper

Sampson

2

 

tozar

Joan

2

Widow now Theodore NICHOLLS very poor, not rated

trehane

Rebeccah

3

Widow.  Now Jn Trehane

trehane

Laurence

2

 

webb

Sampson

1

 

wilcockes

John

5

Gent

wilcocks

Edward

1

Occupied by poor persons but E Wilcocks owner

wilkey

John

1

 

wilkey

Edward

1

 

willoughby

Andrew

3

 

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