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1755
Officers of Fifty New-Raised Companies of Marines
The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty directed the officers in the
fifty new-raised companies of marines to 'repair, with the utmost
Expedition, to the respective Head Quarters of the Company to which they
belong, unless they are commanded elsewhere by their Superior Officers'.
Twenty companies were raised at Portsmouth, eighteen at Plymouth, and
twelve at Chatham.
1807
Subscribers to Nisbett's Original Evidences
'An Attempt to Display the Original Evidences of Christianity in their
Genuine Simplicity' by N. Nisbett, A.M., rector of Tunstall, was printed
for the author in London in 1807. The list of subscribers generally
gives surnames, occasionally with a christian name or initial, and
addresses.
1843
Births, Marriages and Deaths in India
The Indian Mail, 'A Monthly Register for British & Foreign India, China,
& Australasia' commenced publication 9 May 1843 as a continuation of the
digest of Eastern intelligence that thitherto had formed a part of the
Asiatic Journal. The Register section contained notices of births,
marriages and deaths from the presidencies of Calcutta (extending across
northern India, and into Burma), Madras, and Bombay (including Aden), as
well as Australasia, Ceylon, China, Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, and
Singapore.
1845
Mariners' Church Donations
Each monthly issue of The Mariners' Church Soldiers' and Sailors' Gospel
Temperance Magazine, published by the Temperance British and Foreign
Seamen's, Soldiers' and Steamers' Friend Society, and Bethel Flag Union,
to promote religious instruction and temperance moral reformation and
general unsectarian missions in the British Empire, at home and abroad,
contained a section of Acknowledgments of sums contributed by
individuals or through the Bethel churches to the society's funds, and
in support of the orphan home. There are general lists, as well as those
for particular localities - Appledore, Aylesbury, Barnstaple and
Newport, Bath, Bedford, Bembridge, St Helens and Ryde, Berkhampstead,
Bideford, Bonchurch, Bradford (Yorkshire), Braintree and Bocking,
Brighton, Bristol, Castle Hedingham, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chesham,
Cirencester, Coggeshall, Colchester, Cowes, Devizes, Dunstable,
Gloucester, Gosport, Greenwich and Woolwich, Halstead, Hampstead, St
John's Wood and the suburbs of London, Hastings, Hemel Hempstead,
Hitchin, Holloway, Hull, Ilfracombe, Ipswich, Islington, Leeds, Leighs
(Essex), Leighton Buzzard, Lewes, London, Luton, Maidenhead, Maldon,
Manchester, Marlborough, Mortimer, Newbury, Kintbury and Hungerford,
Newport (Isle of Wight), Niton, Norwich, Readng, Richmond (Surrey), Rye,
Salisbury, Shanklin, Shorwell, Slough and Nailsworth, South Molton,
Southampton, Staines, Stony Stratford, Sudbury (Suffolk), Ventnor,
Wakefield, Wallingford, Watford, West Bromwich, Winchester, Windsor,
Winslow and Buckingham, Witham, Woburn, Worthing, Wroxall (Isle of
Wight), Yarmouth (Isle of Wight), Yarmouth (Norfolk) and York.
1858
Members of the Sussex Archaeological Society
"We may fairly ascribe the origin of the Society to the discovery, in
the autumn of 1845, of the remains of Gundrada and De Warenne at Lewes
Priory. That remarkable exhumation of the illustrious and long-buried
dead, excited a deep and long-sustained interest, not only in the
history of those noble personages, but also in the annals of the
monastery they had founded, and in many cognate but hitherto
much-neglected matters of research." By 1858 the membership had risen
to about 550, and the tenth volume of Sussex Archaeological Collections
had been published. The membership list gives christian name or initials
and surname, and address. An asterisk prefixed to a name denotes a Life
Compounder.
1872-1874
Infants in Irish Workhouses
Return, "with Christian and Surname of each, of Infants Born in Irish
Workhouses, or Admitted thereto when Healthy under Twelve Months Old,
and attempted to be Reared therein during the Years 1872 to 1874,
showing what has since become of them". The returns from each poor law
union workhouse give: Christian and Surname of Infant Born in the
Workhouse, or Admitted Healthy, under Twelve Months; Year; and whether
discharged, healthy, in hospital, or dead.
1885
Justices of the Peace, England and Wales
"Return giving the Names and Professions of all Justices of the Peace in
the Boroughs and Cities of England and Wales, on the 1st day of June
1885, with the Dates of their Appointment; showing which were
Non-resident, or had ceased for a Year or upwards to attend the Bench."

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Source Books *Hearth Tax Secrets*
The Hearth Tax of 1662 was enacted 13-14 Charles II. c. 10. The
mechanism of the tax was thus that each owner or occupier of any house,
edifice, lodging or chamber was obliged by 31 May 1662 to deliver an
account in writing to the constable(s) (or headborough(s) or
tythingman/men) of all hearths and stoves within the house &c; the
constable(s) then to immediately enter the house (during the daytime) to
verify the return. Where there was no occupier, a written notice having
been affixed to the door by the constable(s), they were to enter within
six days to make their own assessment. Thus the tax embraced occupied
and unoccupied buildings. (sec. iii).

The constable(s) were then to deliver all the papers - the returns from
the households, their amendments and their own surveys - together with a
list of the names of all such persons refusing to furnish an account, at
the next quarter sessions following 31 May 1662 to the justices of the
peace (sec. iv).

The justices were next required to cause the returns to be enrolled by
the clerk of the peace for the county (or riding or division), and the
clerk additionally to make a transcript on parchment, to be delivered
into the Exchequer within a month from the receipt of the returns from
the constables (sec. v). Hence it is that there are few areas of England
for which the full 1662 hearth tax returns do not survive, either in the
National Archives or in the county record offices. The first payment was
due 29 September 1662 (sec. i).

No person who was exempt from church or poor rates by reason of poverty
was required to pay the hearth tax (sec. xvii).

In addition, the parish poor law mechanism was invoked to identify
further households inadequate to pay the hearth tax (sec. xviii). If the
churchwardens and overseers of the poor, together with the minister of
the parish (or any two of them, the minister being one) certified in
writing to the two nearest justices of the peace that the house was not
worth more than 20s a year upon the full improved rent, and that neither
the householder nor anyone using the property had, used or occupied any
lands worth 20s a year, nor had any land, goods or chattels worth £10 or
more, that house was to be exempt from the hearth tax, and the
householder was not to be listed in the return made by the constable(s)
(sec. xviii).

So, apart from this last provision, which was at first rarely invoked
but became commonplace later, the hearth tax returns should, in theory,
give a complete list of householders, including those unable to pay the
tax, in the summer of 1662. This is a key moment for those genealogists
who have been relying mainly on baptisms, marriages and deaths from the
parish registers to reconstruct their family trees, because most parish
registers were disrupted - or are even completely lacking - from about
1640 to 1660, the Civil War and Commonwealth periods.

This is all very straightforward, but many an interesting fact has been
discovered by looking at the parish register entries and the hearth tax
returns in tandem. For instance, let us suppose that the ancestor in
question, say John Smith, married to a Mary nee Jones, had children
baptized in the period 1660 to 1670 in Newbury parish church. Does he
appear in the 1662 hearth tax? He will only be there if he was a
householder; what is more interesting than finding him is not finding
him. Since he was definitely living in the parish, he was most likely
living with his parents or his wife's parents. Clearly any Smith or
Jones listed in the hearth tax becomes a likely father/father-in-law.
Equally, if he does appear, that fact makes it much more likely that he
had moved into the parish or that his father was dead. In fact, for a
whole range of scenarios a careful consideration of the hearth tax
returns (which also survive for some later years through to about 1670)
can be very rewarding.

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Thanks Gloria. I've thought about looking at Hearth Taxes a few times but never got around to it.

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:07 am 
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Somewhere I have a list of some for Briercliffe----I will have a furtle later.

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Brill, thanks

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:57 am 
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Eventually found what I was looking for in an old notebook, scribbled in pencil and written as seen. Mel, you may want to put this elsewhere under it's own heading.
I had written at the top of the page Poll Tax Returns of 1379-81 then "don't have", then underneath Hearth Tax returns of 1660-1670's---so that is what I was looking for, then a list of letters/numbers
MFI27-29
E179/250/13
E179/132/351.
355.
25/5/73
Briercliffe w Extwistle
widora Wilkinfon (widow Wilkinson?) -- 2
Neatherwade -- 3

Marsden
Will Wade now John Spencer -- 4
Gylor Hindle -- 2

Hearth Tax
06-05-00
Broa---hffe in Extwistle 06.0800
Menoafoor -- 3
Sannoll Blarkup -- 2
Will Halfloor --1

Breercliffe cum Extwistle
Jo Parker Esq --11
Rob Parker --2
Jo Parker --1
Ellis Nutter --1
Rob Parker --1
Joi Parker --1

Marsden
? Kipoe (Edward?) --1
?ith Kipoe (Richard?) --2
Jo Kippax (John?) --4

This must have been years ago as I take more care in identifying things now as to what they are and where they are from, just blundered on back in the olden days glad to have found anything :oops:

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Thanks for the info Gloria.

I've reposted it here viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4334

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