Pudding Lane Hearth Tax : August 1666 : (E 179/252)
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This is a tax record for August 1666. These people lived in Pudding Lane in London. The numbers show the amount of hearths (fireplaces) in each person's house.
People who owned a house had to pay a hearth tax to the king. They paid 1 shilling (5p) for each hearth.
This tax was collected twice a year. Some people might stop up their fireplaces for part of the year so they didn't have to pay the tax twice.
|Mary Whittacre widow||2|
|George Porter plasterer||3|
|Thomas Knight Glasier [glass maker]||4|
|John Bibie turner [person who works with a turning lathe, a tool for shaping and cutting wood, important in making barrels]||3|
Thomas Farrinor baker
William Ludford plasterer
1 stop up
|William Burgis hook & eye maker||3|
|Joshua Sands plateworker||2|
|Nicolas Carter hook & eye maker||5|
|John Wardley clothworker||4|
|William Walter smyth [blacksmith who worked with metal and made horseshoes]||3|
|John Wells porter||2|
|John Hasleby porter||2|
|William Greene turner||2|