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Hearth Money Roll Ireland 1664

The Hearth Money Rolls.

The Hearth Tax, also known as Hearth Money or Chimney Tax, was a tax imposed by Parliament in 1662, to support the Royal Household of King Charles II. Following the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Parliament calculated that the Royal Household needed an annual income of £1,200,000. To reach this figure it was decided that an extra form of taxation was needed, thus the Hearth Tax was the supplemental tax to make up the shortfall. Sir William Petty, financial economist, dismissed the idea of another poll tax and it was considered easier to establish the number of hearths than the number of heads, hearths forming a more stationary measure than people. This form of taxation was new to England but had already been done on the continent. France introduced the ‘fouage’ in the 1340’s when the royal finances were unable to bear the rising cost of war and the King of France’s personal expenditure. The Hearth Tax bill generated considerable debate and received Royal Assent on 19th May 1662, with the first payment due on 29th September 1662, Michaelmas.

The Hearth Tax was a tax of one shilling per hearth or fireplace, in all dwellings, houses, or lodgings, and was payable at Lady Day (25th March) and Michaelmas (29th September). The tax amounted to two shillings per hearth or fireplace per year. The tax was levied against the occupier, not the landlord. Some people were exempt from paying the tax;

  • Householders who, through their poverty, were already exempt from paying the local Church Rates and Poor Rates,
  • Property with a rateable value of 20 shillings a year or less,
  • Charitable institutions and industrial hearths.

The Hearth Tax was amended in 1663 so that anyone who had two hearths was required to pay two shillings per hearth. Some people ‘stopped’ up their chimneys to avoid paying the tax but where this was discovered the tax was doubled. The tax became over-complicated and bureaucratic; it was not seen as targeting the wealthier people with multiple large properties, as originally intended. The wealthy landowners and landlords were exempt as the tax was being paid by their tenants. The Hearth Tax was repealed by William and Mary in 1689 but remained in force in Ireland until 1795 as it was seen as the most convenient way to tax the poor.

In Ireland, the Hearth Tax was levied half yearly by the Sheriff of each county on the basis of lists of the names of householders compiled by local Justices of the Peace. The tax was collected over areas known as “walks” which were based on towns. The Lisburn Walk, for example, covered a large area of South Antrim and not just Lisburn town. The list of the households required to pay the Hearth Tax became known as The Hearth Money Rolls.

The Hearth Money Rolls were arranged by county, parish, and townland. They list the names of the householders, the number of hearths and the amount payable. Lord Donegall had forty hearths, the largest number in any house in Ireland at the time. The Hearth Money Rolls for Ireland were housed in the Four Courts in Dublin, the repository for the Public Records Office. During the Irish Civil War in 1922, the building was destroyed by fire, which destroyed the Hearth Money Rolls along with the Ireland census records for 1821, 1831, 1841, and 1851. However the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland had made copies of the Rolls and they were lent to the Public Records Office for copying.

 

HEARTH MONEY ROLL
CO. ARMAGH, 1664.

“County Ardmagh”

“The Returne of all fire hearths and stones in the County of Ardmagh as the same was made and returned at the General Sessions of the Peace holden at Armagh for the County aforsaid the tenth day of January 1664 before Sr George Aheson Barr Sir Toby Points knt: William Draper Esq: and other his Maties Justices of the Peace of the said County”

ARMAGH HEARTH MONEY ROLLS
Barrony of Oneland and Parish of Shankill
Denomination of LandsInhabitants Names
Fire Hearth
Sumes Payable
£ . s . d
Lorgan TowneMajor ffoulk Martin
Four
0 . 8 . 0
Mr. Allexander Gill
Four
0 . 8 . 0
Mr. Thomas White
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
William Perry
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
Miles mcElleavy
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Joanes
One
0 . 2 . 0
David Blackburn
One
0 . 2 . 0
Andrew Crawford
One
0 . 2 . 0
Miles Harrison
One
0 . 2 . 0
Allexander Hutchinson
One
0 . 2 . 0
Luddowick Hamilton
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Gibbson
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Spence
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Marshall
One
0 . 2 . 0
Jozias Booth
One
0 . 2 . 0
Thomas Browne
One
0 . 2 . 0
Thomas Barrowes
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Barnes
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Coulter
One
0 . 2 . 0
ffrancis Dawson
One
0 . 2 . 0
James Maghen
One
0 . 2 . 0
Peter Harland
One
0 . 2 . 0
Robert Hoope
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Smart
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Mathews
One
0 . 2 . 0
Mr. John Reilly
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
Richard Tymons
One
0 . 2 . 0
Torlagh ó Hugh
One
0 . 2 . 0
Hugh Stamper
One
0 . 2 . 0
Charles Wallace
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
Widdow Tomsen
One
0 . 2 . 0
Widdow Porter
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Heath
One
0 . 2 . 0
Allexander ffletcher
One
0 . 2 . 0
Hugh Willson
One
0 . 2 . 0
Henry Dowdall
One
0 . 2 . 0
Robert Booth
One
0 . 2 . 0
ffrancis Best
One
0 . 2 . 0
Pattr Wilson
One
0 . 2 . 0
Mr. Joseph Cooly
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
Henry mcCormack
One
0 . 2 . 0
Mr. John Harker
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
Robert ffarrell
One
0 . 2 . 0
George Thornkery
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Kitchen
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
William Blackhall
One
0 . 2 . 0
LegacoryWilliam Roome (or Roonee)
One
0 . 2 . 0
George Davison
One
0 . 2 . 0
Marke Wright
One
0 . 2 . 0
Ralph Phlitem
One
0 . 2 . 0
George Lynas
One
0 . 2 . 0
George Brody
One
0 . 2 . 0
TolligallyThomas Langkeal
One
0 . 2 . 0
Edward Rome
One
0 . 2 . 0
Rodger Kirke
One
0 . 2 . 0
George Leabron
One
0 . 2 . 0
Marke Calvert
One
0 . 2 . 0
George Bullock
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Lynas
One
0 . 2 . 0
MunbreifeChristopher Hillary
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
Neale Newis
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Hutchinson
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Rennep
One
0 . 2 . 0
Calbert Meanes
One
0 . 2 . 0
Shankillffrancis Passman
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Spence
One
0 . 2 . 0
TornewellJeoffry Cussins
One
0 . 2 . 0
Jeoffry Cussins ye yongr
One
0 . 2 . 0
ToberhewnyWilliam Smith
One
0 . 2 . 0
Andrew Hartly
One
0 . 2 . 0
TorshogeJohn Spence
One
0 . 2 . 0
Robert Hamilton
One
0 . 2 . 0
Bryan mcGee
One
0 . 2 . 0
KnockneshaneOwen ó Sharkan
One
0 . 2 . 0
Cuchonat mcManus
One
0 . 2 . 0
BallyblaghHenry Lester
One
0 . 2 . 0
Thomas Stalker
One
0 . 2 . 0
Robert Simpson
One
0 . 2 . 0
TollideganWilliam Draper
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
ClanroleCapt. William Jones
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
DocherMathew Puffett
One
0 . 2 . 0
Phillipp Stowell
One
0 . 2 . 0
TawnaghmoreRobert ffarrell
One
0 . 2 . 0
Donagh ó Carr
One
0 . 2 . 0
Murtagh mcIlwery
One
0 . 2 . 0
LissecarranJohn Harlant
One
0 . 2 . 0
KillagheyGarrett ó Keeran
One
0 . 2 . 0
William ó ffarrell
One
0 . 2 . 0
Johnn Hope
One
0 . 2 . 0
CornecinekerGeorge Hobbye
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
Edward Braddye
One
0 . 2 . 0
Henry Hutchison
One
0 . 2 . 0
Richard Charnock
One
0 . 2 . 0
DunnegreaghWilliam Langtree
One
0 . 2 . 0
James ffrier
One
0 . 2 . 0
DrumnecarneTorlagh ó Timpany
One
0 . 2 . 0
Cahill ó Kellaghan
One
0 . 2 . 0
Donaghy ó ffuorphy
One
0 . 2 . 0
Richard ó Donnaghan
One
0 . 2 . 0
DerylissnehawleAndrew Bell
One
0 . 2 . 0
Bryan ó Teage
One
0 . 2 . 0
Lawrence Bayliffe
One
0 . 2 . 0
Thomas Strawbridge
One
0 . 2 . 0
Hugh Allen
One
0 . 2 . 0
LurgantaryJohn Wattson
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Banks
One
0 . 2 . 0
Thomas Dixon
One
0 . 2 . 0
James Dowy
One
0 . 2 . 0
James Turkinton
One
0 . 2 . 0
Parish of Seagoe
Ballinaghy & CarrickVallentine Blacker
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
George Blacker
Three
0 . 6 . 0
DrumlisnegrillyHenry Dixon
One
0 . 2 . 0
BreaghEvan Vaughan
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Lester
One
0 . 2 . 0
Stephen Lester
One
0 . 2 . 0
Lawrence Gibbson
One
0 . 2 . 0
DromnecranvoyeJohn Rodgers
One
0 . 2 . 0
Robert Willson
One
0 . 2 . 0
BeslehanahanWilliam Emerson
One
0 . 2 . 0
Thomas Dreist
One
0 . 2 . 0
Widdowe Emerson
One
0 . 2 . 0
EdenderyWilliam Madders
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
Hugh Kellam
One
0 . 2 . 0
Robert Hallin
One
0 . 2 . 0
Robert Smurfit
One
0 . 2 . 0
KillykennaneChristopher Thimbly
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
George Potts
One
0 . 2 . 0
ffrancis Lambert
One
0 . 2 . 0
BallemccrannellVallentine Hollinsworth
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Smurfit
One
0 . 2 . 0
BallygarganChristopher Knapton
One
0 . 2 . 0
Robert Marcer
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Stenson
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Dixon
One
0 . 2 . 0
Bartholomew Hewlock
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Ramsay
One
0 . 2 . 0
HacknehayThomas Lewis
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Dixon
One
0 . 2 . 0
Pattr Sinkler
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Bleeke
One
0 . 2 . 0
George Gamble
One
0 . 2 . 0
BalledonaghyJohn Sinkler
One
0 . 2 . 0
KnockMr. Richard Smith
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
KnocklemucklyPhellem McCann
One
0 . 2 . 0
James McCann
One
0 . 2 . 0
Toole McCann
One
0 . 2 . 0
Torlagh McCann
One
0 . 2 . 0
DeryinnerShane boy mcGinn
One
0 . 2 . 0
James mcGinn
One
0 . 2 . 0
Edmond mcGinn
One
0 . 2 . 0
DerytrasnyTorlagh mcGaghully
One
0 . 2 . 0
DerytauchBryan mc nees
One
0 . 2 . 0
Torlagh mcshane
One
0 . 2 . 0
William ó Donnelly
One
0 . 2 . 0
Pattr ó Devlin
One
0 . 2 . 0
DerylostCormock mcCann
One
0 . 2 . 0
Pattr mcIlchallin
One
0 . 2 . 0
Shane mcKeane
One
0 . 2 . 0
BallineryCullowe mcCann
One
0 . 2 . 0
ArdmoreJohn Willson
One
0 . 2 . 0
Rory mcGown
One
0 . 2 . 0
Cormock mcGowin
One
0 . 2 . 0
DerigaddyOwen ó Lindon
One
0 . 2 . 0
DerrymcCasseBryan ó Kelly
One
0 . 2 . 0
Bryan boy mcCann
One
0 . 2 . 0
Owen mcCabe
One
0 . 2 . 0
Pattr ó Mulkcane
One
0 . 2 . 0
CrossmcCaghullyMr. Henry Dynes (?)
Three
0 . 6 . 0
LiloghWilliam Willsy
Three
0 . 6 . 0
LisneminterThomas Proctor
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
Sith Jolly
One
0 . 2 . 0
James Robb
One
0 . 2 . 0
Grace Luffkin
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Tuft
One
0 . 2 . 0
DrumnegowneRalph Willson
One
0 . 2 . 0
Peter Rodgers
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
DrumgaskinRobert Spence
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Holliday
One
0 . 2 . 0
KnockmenaghGeorge Whalley
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Williamson
One
0 . 2 . 0
DrumgarrSymon Humphrey
One
0 . 2 . 0
Robert Wallice
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Wayt
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Calvert
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Kirke
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Waddell
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Davison
One
0 . 2 . 0
BalteaWilliam Atkinson
One
0 . 2 . 0
George Kimin
One
0 . 2 . 0
MonravertyJames Harrison
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Toulerton
One
0 . 2 . 0
Thomas Lynes
One
0 . 2 . 0
Lenard Calvert
One
0 . 2 . 0
Thomas Wethrell
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Dillon
One
0 . 2 . 0
TawneglasnyMr. John Jones
One
0 . 2 . 0
Richard Crosse
One
0 . 2 . 0
George Elliott
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Crosse
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Walker
One
0 . 2 . 0
TawneCarbettffrancis Robbson
One
0 . 2 . 0
BellenecorrEdward Attkinson
One
0 . 2 . 0
Steeven Attkinson
One
0 . 2 . 0
Richard Hawkes
One
0 . 2 . 0
KearnePattr Little
One
0 . 2 . 0
Neece mcGowan
One
0 . 2 . 0
Richard Baugh
One
0 . 2 . 0
TassanJohn Steevens
One
0 . 2 . 0
Henry ffurnis
One
0 . 2 . 0
James Apleby
One
0 . 2 . 0
Sego ItraghOwen mcCann
One
0 . 2 . 0
Henry Woods
One
0 . 2 . 0
Sego OtraghJohn Martin
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Matchett
One
0 . 2 . 0
Steeven Matchett
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Willsy
One
0 . 2 . 0
CornanJohn Deale
One
0 . 2 . 0
Thomas Dale
One
0 . 2 . 0
LisneskyJohn Lambert
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Jones
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Wise
One
0 . 2 . 0
Thomas Jones
One
0 . 2 . 0
BuckomraRobert Willson
One
0 . 2 . 0
DrumnecallyWilliam Mastin
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Wicklow
One
0 . 2 . 0
James Bradshaw
One
0 . 2 . 0
Thomas Turner
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Hodson
One
0 . 2 . 0
TyrmirryPattr ó Carr
One
0 . 2 . 0
Callowe mcKeane
One
0 . 2 . 0
Owen mcKeane
One
0 . 2 . 0
BuckonnellCapt. Robert ffaulkworth
Towe
0 . 4 . 0
Peter Bose
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Moore
One
0 . 2 . 0
MunaghlostShane oge mcLinden
One
0 . 2 . 0
Owen mcMahon
One
0 . 2 . 0
Pattr mcIlkean
One
0 . 2 . 0
KillenergittJames Stewart
One
0 . 2 . 0
Widdow Allen
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Browne
One
0 . 2 . 0
KnockrourShane mcGinn
One
0 . 2 . 0
James Hewitt
One
0 . 2 . 0
BallenemenySymon Hewitt
One
0 . 2 . 0
Henry mcGinn
One
0 . 2 . 0
Murtagh ó Connellan
One
0 . 2 . 0
Shane mcEnnally
One
0 . 2 . 0
Occomon (?)Roger Webb
One
0 . 2 . 0
TawnaghmoreJames Armstrong
One
0 . 2 . 0
John Garnan
One
0 . 2 . 0
Manus ó Gribbin
One
0 . 2 . 0
Hugh ne ffalone
One
0 . 2 . 0
RinnurganThomas Calvert
One
0 . 2 . 0
KenigoAghully oge mcCoghully
One
0 . 2 . 0
Cormock mcShane
One
0 . 2 . 0
Callowe mcShane
One
0 . 2 . 0
TullegardinWilliam Archer
One
0 . 2 . 0
AnaghhowJohn Tomson
One
0 . 2 . 0
Lawrence hobbs
One
0 . 2 . 0
BallymonyMathew Horatt
One
0 . 2 . 0
KillkentyWilliam Cunigham
One
0 . 2 . 0
Edward Towl
One
0 . 2 . 0
BallyhaganWilliam Williamson
One
0 . 2 . 0
William Williamson ye yongr
One
0 . 2 . 0
BallymullyWilliam Brumley
One
0 . 2 . 0
Ballytrewffrancis Hobbs
One
0 . 2 . 0
RuchanChristopher Anderson
One
0 . 2 . 0
DromaddWilliam Woods
One
0 . 2 . 0
KillcommGeorge ffletcher
One
0 . 2 . 0
DromlaughlinHugh ó Corrigan
One
0 . 2 . 0
AnnaghhewNeale ó Dowan
One
0 . 2 . 0
TullaghmoreJohn Dick
One
0 . 2 . 0
DuncannonDonagh ó ffarrell
One
0 . 2 . 0
CorrishannaghEdmond ó ffarrell
One
0 . 2 . 0
AghecorkryNicholas Tipplary
One
0 . 2 . 0
GreenaghWilliam Gaston
One
0 . 2 . 0
Edward Taylor
One
0 . 2 . 0
James Mortown
One
0 . 2 . 0

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