Devon Parish Taxpayers, 1500-1650: Volume Three
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362 Pages

24.5 x 17.5 cm

22 b/w illus.

Series: Devon and Cornwall Record Society

Series Vol. Number: 65

Imprint: Devon and Cornwall Record Society

Devon Parish Taxpayers, 1500-1650: Volume Three

Churchstow to Dunkeswell

Edited by Todd Gray

General editor Catherine Rider

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112 tax lists for Devon for the period from 1500 to 1650.
Tax lists are a key means of understanding parish life in the 1500s and early 1600s. This collection of 112 records for towns and villages such as Crediton and Dartmouth is published here for the first time. It reveals those individuals who were the bedrock of their societies and helps us in understanding how local society worked in this period. It is through the study of these documents that we can unravel how differently each parish was organised in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries and see how people took part in parish life. The name lists also provide rich material for family and local historians.
List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Preface

Introduction
- Local parish administration and variations
- Three urban areas
- Editorial Conventions

The Lists
Churchstow, Military Rate, c1592; Church Rate, 1616
Churston Ferrers, Poor Rates, 1599, 1602 & 1607; Church Rates, 1612 & 1613; Poor Rates, 1629, 1633, 1639, 1645 & 1650
Clayhanger, Easter Books, c1573-82; Church Rate, 1603
Clayhidon, Church Rates, c1613 & 1615 (3)
Clovelly, Eight Men Rate, 1613
Coldridge, Church Rates, early 1600s & 1613; Poor Rate, 1619; Church Rate, 1621; Poor Rate, 1632; Ship Money Rate, 1639
Colebrooke, Church Rates, 1623 & 1625
Colyton, Church Rates, 1579 & 1618; Poor Rate, 1639
Combe Martin, Church Rates, 1583 (2)
Combe Raleigh, Church Rate, 1596
Combe-in-Teignhead, Church Rate, 1600
Cookbury, Church Rates, 1613 & early 1600s
Cornwood, Church Rate, 1628
Cornworthy, Military Rate, c1592
Coryton, Militia Rates (2), 1643
Crediton, some including Sandford, Church Rate, 1549; Easter Books, 1574, 1582 & 1594; Church Rate, 1619; Tithe Accounts, 1630, 1636 & 1644
Cruwys Morchard, Church Rate, 1604
Dartington, Military Rate, c1592; Church Rate, 1593; Churchwardens & Overseers of the Poor Rate, 1642
Dartmouth, St Petrox (Southtown), Poor Rates, 1604, 1609, 1611, 1613 & 1619; Hospital Rates, 1627 (2); Poor Rate, 1649; Poor Rate Account, 1649
Dartmouth, St Saviour (Northtown), Poor Rates, 1601, 1603, 1605, 1609, 1615, 1618, 1619, 1622, 1624, 1625, 1632, 1638 & 1649 (2)
Dartmouth, Townstal, Military Rate, c1592; Poor Rates, 1610, 1611, 1617, 1620 & 1649 (2)
Dartmouth, Militia Rate, 1601
Dean Prior, Sidemen Rate, 1580; Highway Rate, 1586; Poor & Church Rate, 1590; Military Rate, c1592; Highway & Sidemen Rates, 1598; Highway Rate, 1602; Poor Rates, 1616, 1629, 1631, 1634, 1640, 1644 & 1649
Diptford, Military Rate, c1592
Dittisham, Military Rate, c1592
Dodbrooke, Poor Rate, 1613
Doddiscombsleigh, Church Rate, 1612
Dolton, Church Rate, 1613; Churchyard Rate, 1623
Dunkeswell, Church Rate, 1610

Appendices
Appendix 1. Letter regarding financing church repairs at Colyton, 1 June 1606
Appendix 2. Letter from to the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of St Saviour, Dartmouth, 6 March 1610
Appendix 3. Dartmouth electors, 1626
Appendix 4. Account of the head wardens of Dean Prior, 1580

Notes
Index

TODD GRAY MBE is Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and the author or editor of a number of volumes on Exeter and Devon including William Birchynshaw's Map of Exeter, 1743 and The Chronicle of Exeter, 1205-1722.

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Title Details

362 Pages

2.45 x 1.75 cm

22 b/w illus.

Series: Devon and Cornwall Record Society

Series Vol. Number: 65

Imprint: Devon and Cornwall Record Society