WILLENHALL HEARTH TAX 1666

The Hearth Tax was first raised in 1662 when occupiers of houses were taxed 2s. on each of their hearths or fireplaces. The 1666 assessment is the earliest list for Willenhall which has survived intact. The poor were exempt and those I have shown as 0 in the number of hearths column were certified not to be chargeable under the act. The population of Willenhall at this time was estimated at c.300.

Surname Name Notes No of Hearths
Allin John   1
Appleby Wm.   0
Arden Gillian   0
Aston Thos.   0
Averell Abraham   0
Bagnalde Jon.   0
Bayley Rich.   0
Bayleys John   0
Bayleys wid.   0
Beckett Wm.   2
Beckett wid.   0
Biddele Henry   0
Biddle John   1
Bradeley Eliz.   0
Brindle Alice wid.   2
Brindley Margt.   3
Brindley Wm.   1
Brindley John   2
Britton Wm.   0
Brookes Thomas d.Dec 1665 2
Burrowes Rich.   0
Butler Rich.   0
Carelis Wm.   1
Carles Walter   1
Charles John   3
Coxshare Wm.   0
Crondall wid.   0
Crosse Rich.   1
Davey Rob.   0
Duncalph John   1
Duncalphe wid.   0
Eaten wid.   0
Eaton Thom. now Jo. Domcalfe 1
Ellis Hum.   1
Fenton wid.   0
Fletcher John   0
Fletcher Wm.   1
Fletcher Wm.   0
Forde John   0
Greste Thos.   1
Griffen Rich.   1
Hadley Thomas   0
Hadson Hum.   1
Hanson Thos.   0
Harper Rich.   0
Hartle Thos.   0
Hawkins Joane   0
Hawkins Wm. d.May 1665 2
Hawkins John   3
Hawkins George   2
Hawkins Isaac   2
Hill Wid.   1
Honeyman Wm. sen.   1
Horton Rich. alias Reade 0
Hunniman Wm.   1
Hunniman Wm. jun.   2
Hunniman wid.   0
Hunth Wm.   1
Jakson Thos.   0
Joanes Wm.   2
Joanes Wm.   0
Keelinge Wm.   1
Kercome John   0
Levesson John, Esq of the Moat House 10
Libbett Abraham   0
Lowe Rich.   0
Lunne Jon.   0
Marriatt wid.   0
Mavis Rich. jun.   1
Mavis Rich. sen.   0
Mosley John   1
Mousley Wm.   1
Nerthall Wm.   1
Padmore Rich. d.Feb 1669/70 2
Padmore Erasmus   3
Parker Wm.   0
Parkes Abiel   1
Parkes Wm.   1
Parkes Tho.   1
Pedley Wm.   3
Pedley John   1
Pedley wid.   0
Perkes John   1
Perry Rich.   3
Perry George   0
Poole John   1
Presson Walter   0
Presson wid.   0
Preston Tho.   2
Preston Geo.   0
Prestwood wid.   0
Reade Wm. jun.   0
Reade John   0
Reade Wm.   1
Reade Rich.   1
Reade Wm. sen.   0
Riddio Anne   1
Riddio Anne   0
Rushton Anne   0
Skinner Thos.   0
Smyth Wm.   1
Smyth Tho. d.Feb 1669/70 1
Squire Rich.   2
Squire Jon.   1
Stone Eliz. Mrs. Stones Tenement 3
Tomkes Wm.   0
Tomkes John d.Aug 1668 4
Turner John   0
Turner Rich. collier 0
Turner John collier 0
Turner Wm. jun.   1
Turner Wm. sen. d.Feb 1666/7 2
Turner Rich.   3
Turner Rich.   2
Turner Geo.   1
Turner Rich. sen.   1
Turner John glover 1
Turner Margt. wid.   1
Turner John   1
Turner Thomas   1
Turner Thos. sen.   0
Turner Thos. jun.   0
Turner Jon. jun.   0
Turner John glover 0
Turner Roger   0
Walton Franc.   1
Webbe Roger   1
Welch Geo. founder of Welch charity 1
Westbrooke Geo. Westbrooke Tenement 2
Whitehouse Hugh   1
Wilkes Richard d. May1673 8
Wilkes Wm. sen.   1
Wilkes Wm. sen.   0
Wilkes Wm. sen.   0
Wilkes Joan. wid.   0
Wood Tho.   1

per Jo. Lane, Const. Ibid.

By Tho. Gilpin, Clearke.

John Mosley, Overseer of the poore.

Allowed by: John Wyrley

John Pershouse

Justices of the Peace.

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