Printed receipt, completed in manuscript, for six month's tax on four fire hearths (4 shillings), paid by Dorothy Watson for her house at Cawood, Yorkshire, to John Palmer, collector, on 3 Jun 1675.
Hearth tax receipt: Cawood, Yorkshire
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 757
- Dates of Creation1675
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionSingle sheet
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The hearth tax consisted of a half-yearly payment of one shilling for each hearth in the occupation of each person whose house was worth more than 20s a year, and who was a local ratepayer of church and poor rates. It was introduced by Charles II in 1662 and continued to be levied until 1688.
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Provenance unknown. The item was bought by a previous owner from W.H. Newell, 20 Jul 1882.
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
3" x 4"
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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