Peter Brown Family History

Window and House Tax Assessments 1747

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East Sussex Window and House Tax Assessments 1747: The following information was extracted from the Weald web site (see links)

All houses except those of the poor (cf. Burwash lists) had a flat rate House Tax levied on them of 2s. 0d., which is recorded in different ways (see each parish list for an explanation, or each quarter in the cases of Mayfield and Wadhurst). Houses with less than 10 windows paid no additional tax. All houses having between 10 and 14 windows had Window Tax additionally assessed at 6d. per window in 1747. Those having between 15 and 19 windows were assessed at 1s. 4d. per window, and those with 20 or more windows at 1s. 0d. per window.

The following list refers to tax paid by people mentioned on this web site

  1. Lindfield: Peter Brown: number of windows/lights 9, House tax 2s (see Phillip Brown 1610)
  2. Lindfield: Timothy Brown: number of windows/lights 18, House tax 15s 6d
  3. Lindfield: William Shirley: poor-number of windows/lights 6, House tax 0s
  4. Fletching: Richard Brown: number of windows/lights 18, House tax 15s 6d
  5. Fletching: Thomas Brown: number of windows/lights 9, House tax 2s
  6. Fletching:William Wickens: number of windows/lights 14, House tax 9s
  7. East Grinstead: Henry Coldgate: number of windows/lights -, House tax 2s
  8. East Grinstead: Robert Payne: number of windows/lights -, House tax 2s
  9. East Grinstead: Oliver Grove: number of windows/lights -, House tax 2s
  10. East Grinstead: John Brown: number of windows/lights 13, House tax 8s 6d
  11. Waldron: John Brown: number of windows/lights 13, House tax 8s 6d
  12. Waldron: Abraham Muddle: number of windows/lights 9, House tax 2s