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Updates from the Hearth Tax Centre

As 2017 draws to a close, there have been a number of exciting changes here at the Hearth Tax Centre.

New Research Officer

We have welcomed Charlie Berry to the Centre as Research Officer, taking over from John Price who moved on earlier this year. Alongside her work on the Hearth Tax Project, Charlie is in the finishing stages of a PhD at the Institute of Historical Research. Her research focuses on neighbourhoods on the fringes of London in the fifteenth century and social marginality in the city.

Hearth tax local history project with U3A

We’re also undertaking a new project in partnership with the University of the Third Age (U3A). From January 2018, three groups of U3A members in the West Midlands and London will be investigating hearth tax returns in their area with an aim to connect the hearth tax with other records and uncover hidden local histories. We’re still looking for participants for the West Midlands and South-East London groups. See this poster for the project for further details if you would like to be involved.

Hearth Tax Online

After a ransomware attack in the summer, Hearth Tax Online continues to be down. We’re currently working on restoring the service: watch this space for an exciting announcement about the future of the web site coming soon.

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Monthly Random Hearth Tax Transcript

Each month we will post a random parish or borough from one of our transcripts. This month…

The Borough of Nash, in the lath of Scray

in the Faversham Hundred of Kent.

Hearth Tax, 1664L

Chargeable

 

Samuell Walsall clerk

3

Stephen Hulse gent

5

James Sharpe gent

9

Bethulia Bourne

4

John Gorham

3

William Berrick

3

William Millen

4

Thomas Millen

4

Edmund Cullen

3

George Snoad

2

John Wells

2

Thomas Hilles

1

John Coveney

2

 

 

Not Chargeable

 

Widdow Ferris

3

Samuel Gibbs

3

Richard March

1

John Croocher

1

John Terry

1

James Hodges

1

Peter Johnson

1

 

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Welcome to the Hearth Tax Online Blog

This blog contains information and updates regarding the Hearth Tax Online website.

Hearth Tax Online is a web site dedicated to providing data and analysis of the records of the hearth tax which was introduced in England and Wales by the government of Charles II in 1662.

The Hearth Tax Online web site is run and maintained by the Centre for Hearth Tax Research, based at Roehampton University London, and supported by The British Academy. The research published on this web site has been undertaken with the generous assistance of the Aurelius Trust and the Marc Fitch Fund.

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