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The Hearth Tax in Derbyshire


1662  Chinley, Hayfield and New Mills areas only.  My thanks to Dr. Derek Brumhead for making this Assessment available.

1670  `The Hearth Tax, or Chimney money as it was popularly called, a type of levy entirely new to England, was introduced in 1662 and withdrawn in 1689. It was at the rate of two shillings per annum for each hearth or stove assessed..........

The hearth tax, granted to Charles II and his heirs in perpetuity by the Act of 1662 was intended to be part of the ordinary revenue of the king, that is the finance necessary to conduct the normal business of government for the whole of his reign.` Derbyshire Hearth Tax Assessments 1662 - 70` Derbyshire Record Society

Some villages appear not to have had their own assessment but were included under other places.

Bamford (1670); Derwent (1670); Outseats (1670) and Nether Padley were included in Hathersage.

Chapel en le Frith = Bowden Edge, Bradshaw Edge and Combes Edge

Hayfield = Boaden Midlecalles = Great Hamlet

New Mills = Beard; Ollerset; Thornsett and White Hamblet

(Boaden Middlecalles is technically the name for the whole area but this name is given to Great Hamlet in the 1670 assessment)

Aston

Chunal

Ollerset New Mills

Beard New Mills  

Combes Edge Chapel

Padfield

Boaden Midlecalles

Dinting 

Phoeside  

Bowden Edge Chapel

Edale 

Shatton

Bradshaw EdgeChapel

Glossop

Simmondley

Bradwell

Hadfield

Thornhill

Brough      

Hathersage  

Thornsett New Mills

Brownside

Hope

White Hamblet New Mills

Bugsworth

Kinder

Whitfield

Castleton

Ludworth     

Woodland         

Charlesworth   

Mellor 

Chisworth

Offerton

 Liz Sparkes` site at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~glossopfamily/index.htm has an index to all Derbyshire Hearth Tax Returns and shows where these may be accessed on the web.