Between now and the big day, we will be posting our ‘Twelve “Days” of Christmas’ – different people with the surname ‘Day’ who featured in the records of the hearth tax!
Here, to get the ball rolling, are the first 3:
Nathaniel Day of Epping Upland parish in Essex, charged for 4 hearths in the 1670M collection
Widow Day of Kirkby Stephen parish in Westmorland, charged for 1 hearth in the 1670M collection
Edward Day of Cherington parish in Warwickshire, charged for 3 hearths in the 1670M collection
Keep watching; three more ‘days’ soon!