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Re: Hearthtax.org.uk - any news about this website?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 16:34 GMT (UK) »
Yes, they are getting U3A volunteers to do a few parts of the country. Wouldnt be at all surprised to see it pop up on a PTV website soon.

Family history society VOLUNTEERS transcribed loads of stuff only to find it now pay to view, is that moral?

Martin  - I still cannot get Wayback Machine to work even though I've tweaked my antivirus access list. Just keeps timing out. The rest of their website works fine.

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UK - Northumberland, County Durham: ANDERSON,   DODD(S), EDWARDS, ELLIOTT/ELLET, FENWICK, GREY/GRAY, MEW(ES)/MUSE, MOORE, OGDEN, RYDER-TURNER, SPARK(E)(S),STEWART, TILLEY, WATSON, WHINNEY/BEWHINNEY
Sheffield: TURNER
Middlesex: RYDER

Aberdeenshire: EDWARDS, BRODIE
Angus STEWART, DIXON, PETRIE
Australia, Adelaide: STEPHENS
Ireland: McCormick, Quinn

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Re: Hearthtax.org.uk - any news about this website?
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 19:53 GMT (UK) »
For those who want to see what it's all about, the background information on the original site is on The Wayback Machine, but this doesn't archive databases, so you can't do any lookups.
Researching Penge, Anerley, (incuding the Crystal Palace) and neighbouring parts of Beckenham, currently in London (Bromley), formerly Surrey and/or Kent.

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Re: Hearthtax.org.uk - any news about this website?
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 21:48 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for this direct link Chris, it sidestepped the timing out problem I had earlier.

The Durham Hearth Tax database is still up there, I'd already downloaded it but if anyone still wants it its at
http://www.hearthtax.org.uk:80/communities/durham/durhamsurnames1666L.pdf

It lists the names and places and whether they were paying or non paying solvents. Unfortunately, it doesn't tell you how many hearths each person had. That would have given me an indication of the wealth or poverty of each name and place.

I imagine you can do the same with the other counties:
Essex
Kent
London and Middlesex
Surrey
Westmorland
Worcestershire
Yorkshire - East Riding
Yorkshire - North Riding
Yorkshire - West Riding

Hopefully, when the site is up again, more info. of genealogical interest will be found.

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UK - Northumberland, County Durham: ANDERSON,   DODD(S), EDWARDS, ELLIOTT/ELLET, FENWICK, GREY/GRAY, MEW(ES)/MUSE, MOORE, OGDEN, RYDER-TURNER, SPARK(E)(S),STEWART, TILLEY, WATSON, WHINNEY/BEWHINNEY
Sheffield: TURNER
Middlesex: RYDER

Aberdeenshire: EDWARDS, BRODIE
Angus STEWART, DIXON, PETRIE
Australia, Adelaide: STEPHENS
Ireland: McCormick, Quinn