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From: "John Coles" <>
Subject: Re: English Hearth Taxes
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 98 23:49:18 PST
> Recently I learned of the Hearth Tax Acts introduced in 1662 and later
> years in England by King Charles II. I have seen some records for my
> TROUT (Trowte, Troute) family for the Devon Hearth Tax of 1674; does
> anyone know if records exist for Cornwall for this tax?
> Richard A. Moore, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2028
No, not offhand, but two of the fireplaces in our house (which certainly predates this) were either destroyed, or filled in.
16th. Century tax avoidance scheme??? "I'm not really a skinflint or miser... I just don't see the point of keeping warm!"
John & Anna at Kernow Sound magazine
"The Sounds of Cornwall"