Barking & Dagenham Local History

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Hearth Tax Assessments Sources for Barking & Dagenham, Essex

 

 

ERO: Q/RTh 1, 1662, 1 roll, Hearth Tax Assessment

 

Copies of returns received at Quarter Sessions, 15 July 1662, and adjournments, 24 July and 26August 1662 Arranged under parishes. Contains about 20,000 names.

 

Hundred of Becontree inc., Barking & Dagenham (membrane 2d)

         Chafford Hundred inc. Aveley & Rainham (also membrane 4).

         Liberty of Havering inc., Hornchurch & Romford (also membrane 13).

 

Microfilm copy available at Essex Record Office Southend Branch TS 28.

Transcript with name index available on microfiche.

 

 

ERO: Q/RTh 5, 2nd May 1671, 1 roll, Hearth Tax Assessment

 

Copies of returns received at Quarter Sessions. Arranged under parishes. Contains about 25,000 names. At end of each parish list of those taxed is a list of those discharged on account of poverty; both lists give number of hearths in each dwelling.

 

Hundreds, inc., Becontree Hundred (membrane 33 = parishes of Barking Town Ward, Chadwell Ward, Church Street Ward, Ilford Ward, Ripple Ward, Dagenham, East Ham, West Ham, Little Ilford, Leyton Low, Walthamstow, Wanstead, Woodford St. Mary, Plaistow, Stratford).

Also Chafford Hundred (membrane 1 = Aveley & Rainham etc).

         Liberty of Havering (membrane 11 = Hornchurch & Romford).

ERO: Microfilm.

 

 

ERO: Q/RTh 6, see below.

 

 

ERO: Q/RTh 7, 18th July 1672, 1 roll, Hearth Tax Assessment

 

Copies of returns of increases and decreases in the number of hearths, received at Quarter Sessions, 18July,1672. Gives only such names as returned more or less hearths since 1671 (i.e. Q/RTh 5), with reasons, e.g., 'empty', 'demolished', or new householders. The total numbers of increases and decreases are not given

 

Hundreds, inc., Becontree Hundred (membrane 2d = parishes of Barking Town Ward, Chadwell Ward, Church Street Ward, Ilford Ward, Ripple Ward, Dagenham, East Ham, West Ham, Little Ilford, Leyton Low, Walthamstow, Wanstead, Woodford St. Mary, Plaistow, Stratford).

Also Chafford Hundred (membrane 3 = Aveley & Rainham etc).

         Liberty of Havering (membrane 3d = Hornchurch & Romford).

ERO: Microfilm.

 

 

ERO: Q/RTh 6, undated, drafts of  ERO: Q/RTh 7, Hearth Tax Assessment

 

'Some papers belonging to the duplicates of the Hearth Money without dates'.
These are found to be the (?) collectors' drafts of Q/RTh 7. The spelling is not as literate as the fair copy. Very occasionally the forms are quite different, e.g. (Shelley) John Ayle r(draft); JohnTyler (copy). Files bearing endorsements: 'Irrotulat' (enrol).

 

Hundred of Becontree inc., Barking & Dagenham (membrane 2)

         Chafford Hundred inc. Aveley & Rainham (also membrane 2).

         Liberty of Havering inc., Hornchurch & Romford (also membrane 2).

 

 

ERO: Q/RTh 8/15, 7th October 1673 4ff. Hearth Tax Assessment

Hundred of Becontree (imperfect)

Parishes of Barking Town Ward, Chadwell Ward, Church Street Ward, Ilford Ward, Ripple Ward, Dagenham, East Ham, West Ham, Little Ilford, Leyton Low, Walthamstow, Wanstead, Woodford St. Mary, Plaistow, Stratford
Copies of returns received at Quarter Sessions, 7 October 1673.

 

 

ERO: Q/RTh 9/1, c.1673, 1 booklet, Hearth Tax Assessment

Becontree Hundred

Parishes of Barking Town Ward, Chadwell Ward, Church Street Ward, Ilford Ward, Ripple Ward, Dagenham, East Ham, West Ham, Little Ilford, Leyton Low, Walthamstow, Wanstead, Woodford St. Mary, Plaistow, Stratford
Booklet No.12


Almost identical with Q/RTh 8 but a few names are apparently not common to both and Q/RTh 9 is more literate. The hundreds for which returns exist differ considerably from Q/RTh 8, so that this not a duplicate but a supplement. The booklets bear endorsements 'Irr' or 'Irrotul'. It is possible that Q/RTh 9 is a fair copy of Q/RTh 8 embodying minor alterations. Found intermixed with Q/RTh 8, and separated, 1945, on account of these returns being on paper of slightly different size.

 

 

Other Sources & information

 

Microfilm (T/A 169/1) of Hearth Tax in ERO

 

169/1 of Hearth Tax rolls, 1663-1675 in Public Record Office

 

For article on Dagenham Hearth Tax see Dagenham Digest, June 1963, pp.25-30 (copy in ERO Library).