| The Hearth Tax was introduced in 1662 and continued until 1689.
Occupiers of houses were required to pay a tax of 2 shillings for
each of their hearths. This return for an area in the City of London
indicates the number of hearths for each of the occupiers - including
Thomas Farrinor, who owned the bakery in Pudding Lane where the Great
Fire of London started.
Catalogue reference: E 179/252/32 (1666)