CRICH PARISH

which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell

Hearth Tax for Crich 1664

Dr Alan Wilcockson

A Hearth Tax was granted to Charles II by an Act of 1662; it was withdrawn in 1689.

The tax itself was collected twice a year at Michaelmas and on Lady Day. Every householder who was "Rated or Rateable to Church and poor", that is anyone who owned property worth 20s a year or more and was not otherwise exempt by poverty, the relief of alms or relief was liable to an annual payment of two shillings for every fireplace or stove in his house.

The following document is courtesy of: The National Archives, reference E179/94/401

constable for Crich 1664

Line 3: "Will. Wilcockes Constable of Chrich hath paid all monies in arrears" – from the Crich Parish for the 1662 tax assessment. He was recorded as Wilcockson elsewhere.

hearth tax 1664 part 1

hearth tax 1664 page 2

hearth tax 1664 page 3

hearth tax 1664 page 4

Photographs courtesy of Dr Alan Wilcockson.

Transcript of the above document:

Chargeable       Not Chargeable    
Mr Sutton 2   Thomas ?/***rostry 1
James Sharpe 2   Rich. Saxton/Jepson 1
Wm. Littlewood 1   John Flint 1
Geo Browne 2   ? Marshall 1
Wm. Swift 1   John Cheatome 1
Jo. Beardoe 2   Widd. Cheatome? 1
John Marshall jun 1   Thomas Barker 1
Wm. Allin Jun 1   Henry/George Beardsley 1
John Jordane? 1   Thos. Beardsley 1
M Bennett 2   John Strange 1
Henry Tetloe 1   John More/Storer 1
Thomas Lowe 2   Mr. Wheatcroft 1
Wm. Cocker 1   Thos. Pickforke? 1
Joseph Horrobine 1   Hen Wagstaffe jun 1
Wm. Allen sen 1   Widdow Rusre**? 1
Henry Sowter 1   Tho. Pickard 1
Anth. Harrison 1   John Symonds/Symmes/Sisannes 1
John Gray jun 1   Robt. Aldred 1
John Marshall jun 1   Edw. Wright 1
Geo Egginton 1   Robt. Poole 1
Thomas Marshall 1   Hen. Wagstaffe 1
John Gray snr 1   John Cheatom 1
Fran. Feepound 1   Peter Creswicke 1
Roger Woodhouse 2   Edw. Bladon 1
Hen. Johnson 1   Jo. Martin 1
Hen. Wilcockson 1   Tho. Bowler 1
Henry Beard/Band 1   Edw. Bowler 1
Geo. Haworth snr 1   Christopher/xtopher Silvester 1
John Vallance 1   Widd. Crooks 1
Robt. Langley 1   Joseph Barhey? 1
Wm. Wood 1   John Crooks 1
John Haslam 2   Godfrey Vallence 1
Robt. Johnson 1   Tho. Piggen 1
Wm. Smith 1   Edw. Cheatome? 1
Rich. Cheatome 1   John Collier 1
Gilbt. Basford 1   Edw. Naule 1
Thomas Mather 1   Dennis Baron 1
Ralph Smith 1   Geo. Marshall 1
Pattricke Morrise? 1       38
Geo. Haworth jun 1   Hen. Vallance  
Hen Bonsall 1   Geo Vallance  
Tho. Radford 2   Rich. Greene  
Wm. Moore 1   Wm. Mycocke  
Robt. Sowter 1   Law. Tyas/Tgas?  
James Sowter 1   Widd. Vallance  
Henry Lowe 1   Widd. Hall  
Edw. Lowe 1   Nicholas Nightingale/Nitingale  
Edward Raines 1   Thurstan Johnson  
John Ellott 1   Hen. Vallance  
John Smith 1        
Widd. Browne 1        
John Brighton 1        
John Hales/ Kates 1        
Robt. Wilcockson 2        
Mrs. Rookeby 3        
Abraham Holmes 1        
John Wetton 1        
Thomas Smith 1        
Widd. Mason 1        
Mr Wright 4        
Richard Johnson 1        
Ambrose Mycocke 1        
John Cowlishawe 1        
Richard Radford 1        
Nathaniel Hill 1        
Wm. Leame 1        
Sam. Jordane 2        
Widd. Kirkham 1        
Thurstan Frichley 1        
Tho. Barnes 1        
Wm. Camberbach 1        
Wm. Burgine 1        
Jacob Bowmer 1        
Geo. Raines? 1        
John Wild 2        
Widd. Tomlinson 1        
Widd. Wood 1        
John Wood 1        
Hen. Mycocke 1        
John Burton 1        
Francis Flint 1        
Widdow Amatt 1        
Edward Hurd 2        
Edward Fidler 2        
Anthony Wood 3        
Geo. Wood 1        
Wm. Flint 1        
    108        

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