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Hearth Tax Records for Shropshire?
« on: Wednesday 11 September 13 13:18 BST (UK) »
Does anyone have a copy or can guide me to it online?

I can't find the full text of it only a 'snippet' in Google that tells me my village, Clee St. Margaret (Clee St Margaretts) has 2 entries in the index.

I am trying to research the history of my old stone cottage said to date back to 1750'ish.

My oldest occupant is the Jones family, Edward and Elizabeth whose son Francis is baptised in 1761. The Clee St Margaret Parish register lists their house as Ye Pound! My house now, The Pound.

Elizabeth may have been E. Edwards from Eaton under Heywood, possibly married in 1756.

I am a relative beginner at this so forgive my ignorance if the answer is obvious!

Thanks,
Lyn

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Re: Hearth Tax Records for Shropshire?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 September 13 17:48 BST (UK) »
OWEN(s): Llangurig, MGY; JOHN: Treherbert GLA; LEWIS: Margam GLA; BOON: Brixham, DEV
VITTERY:Brixham, DEV; FRANCE: Brixham, DEV
GLOVER: Parkham, DEV ;BOIT: Wellington, SOM
YOUNG: Castle Combe, WIL; LIVINGSTONE: Limavady NI; CAMPBELL: Ballykelly, Derry

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Completed Re: Hearth Tax Records for Shropshire?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 16 September 13 11:47 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the reply.

I now have the printed copy for 1672 by W Watkins-Pitchford if anyone else is interested.

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Re: Hearth Tax Records for Shropshire?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 07 October 13 05:16 BST (UK) »
Lyn, could you possibly do some lookups on the hearth tax for me? I have failed to find a copy of it in Asutarlia other than the snippet view on Google. The entries I saw were for
Edward Bennion 13a, 14a  (Shrewsbury)
Joseph Bennyon 1b (3h), 12b (Shrewsbury)
Ric. Bennion 249a1 (Oswestry)
William Bennion 249a1 (Oswestry)
John Bennon 261a (Oswestry Hundred, Ruyton?)
Roger Benion 271a (Whittington)
Tho. Benion 276b1 (Oswestry Hundred)
Ric Bennyon 156b (1h) (Ford Hundred)
Wid. Bennyon 156b (Ford Hundred)
Thomas Bennyon 158b
Joseph Benyon 191b
Mgt Benyon 48a (Wem)
Wm Benyon Snr 69b  (Whixall)
Wm Benyon 68b (3h) (followed by Richard Sadler) (Whixall)
William Benyon 69b (ah for Martins House) (Whixall)
Rbt Benyon 73a (Alkington)
Joseph Bennyon 1 (3h 6s)

and any other Benyons i have missed.
Much obliged.
I have a copy of the Shrewsbury Burgess list if you want any names checked, and bits of the 1525 Lay Subsidy.
John
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Cherry, Hertfordshire
Benyon, Shropshire
Hockings, Devonshire
Keaveny, Ireland (Offaly, Galway)
Webb, Gloucstershire (Coaley)
Lawlor, Ireland (Laois)
Russell/Leitch, Ireland (Tyrone/Donegal)
Yore, Ireland (Meath)
Etherington, Yorkshire (East Riding)
Dowling/Dooling, Ireland (Dublin)

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Re: Hearth Tax Records for Shropshire?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 November 13 14:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lyn
I am interested in Bridgnorth. Does this appear on your list?
Tofgem

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Re: Hearth Tax Records for Shropshire?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 09 November 13 16:05 GMT (UK) »
It does have Bridgnorth Town and Liberties.

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Re: Hearth Tax Records for Shropshire?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 11 November 13 10:15 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Lyn. I'm not sure what that includes, but my interest lies in the Gregory family.
Tofgem