Chimney money

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hearth money, a duty formerly paid in England for each chimney.

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In 1563 there were eight households recorded, and in 1666 18 people were listed in the Hearth Tax.
Hearth tax returns for 1662-1688 - based on the number of hearths in a property - can be found online and at the various archives You can also check land tax from 1692 by visiting your local records office to see what they have | Directories and almanacs were essentially early "Yellow Pages" and are useful for tracing house and particularly business history because, by their very nature, they always include addresses along with details of the owner/occupier and their business.
Hearth tax 1662-1688 - based on the number of hearths in a property - returns can be found online and at the various archives
An earlier levy on houses was the Hearth tax (1662-1689), introduced to help finance the restoration of Charles II.
The name was always uncommon but had arrived in the Huddersfield area by the 16th century and the only person with the name in the West Riding hearth tax of 1672 was John Mouldcliffe, of Holmfirth.
Two closely linked essays explore this issue: Nat Alcock offers a detailed social and statistical analysis that employs hearth tax records to illuminate the social strata of seventeenth-century Warwickshire, while Geoffrey Tyack demonstrates that, in terms of Dugdale's antiquarian interests, the country house was a barometer for gauging the rise and fall of the gentry, especially in war-torn Warwickshire.
On Tuesday October 19 the Society's winter lecture programme begins with "Hearths, Homes and Householders in Warwickshire, c1670", when Tom Arkell will talk about Warwickshire's unique cache of hearth tax documents from the reign of Charles II.
Topics include public attitudes towards economic matters as revealed in the writings of Daniel Defoe; the economic, political, and personal relationships that characterized the collection of the hearth tax in the English counties of Devon and Cornwall; resistance to the Bank of England within governmental circles in the early years of the financial revolution; popular enthusiasm in England and Scotland for speculative fraud in relation to a supposed mission to recover pirate treasure from Madagascar; criticism of public credit in the pages of Swift's Gulliver's Travels; and the Irish experience of the financial revolution.
In the reign of the Stuarts, there was a chimney or hearth tax.
A rental made in 1678 and a Hearth Tax of 1675 allow an evaluation of the percentage of those owning a house in Earls Colne among each group in the village.
The unsurpassed details of the Poll Tax are supplemented by useful but more limited Hearth Tax, Annuity Roll, Stent Roll, Burial Register, and other serial evidence.