1671 Hearth Tax in Wales - Montgomeryshire county,

Website: http://www.progenealogists.com/greatbritain/hearthtax.htm. No Maiden/Maden/Mayden entry found in Montgomery County; entry for John Housman found by accident! This is the only county of 13 in Wales found with a transcription for this tax. The other counties are: Anglesey, Brecknockshire, Caemarfonshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire, Flinshire, Glamorgan, Mioneth, Monmouthshire, Penbrokeshire and Radnorshire.

The hearth tax was levied between 1662 and 1689 but most surviving records date from 1662 to 1666 and 1669 to 1674.  The basic principle was to tax householders, other than the poor, for each hearth they owned.  In principle, therefore, the more hearths you owned, the more you paid.  The surviving hearth tax returns include lists of chargeable and not chargeable householders with a note in each case of the number of hearths each possessed.  The returns therefore have some of the characteristics of a census and, in national terms, are one of the nearest things to one before the 19th century.

Montgomeryshire has returns for 1662 and 1664-5 or thereabouts, arranged by hundred and township.  The 1664-5 returns were transcribed by a member of the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society and have been uploaded gradually onto this page over the last few years.  This project is now complete.

The attached returns are completely unchecked but you are welcome to download them for personal use.  The material is copyright and no part of it may be reproduced in any form without the prior permission, in writing, of the Society.

A transcript and index of the 1664-5 tax, which involved checking the original at the National Archives, Kew, west London, and the Leonard Owen transcript of this tax, were published in 2008 in the MGS Montgomeryshire Records Miscellaneous series.  Please see the Publications page on this website.

Cyfeiliog Hundred added to Cawrse and Deuddwr Hundreds 26 December 2002.
Llanfyllin Hundred added 12 December 2003.
Llanidloes Hundred added 31 January 2004.  N.B. This file looks smaller than it should be - returns may be missing from the original or mixed up in the transcripts.
Mathrafal Hundred added 22 September 2004.
Montgomery Hundred added 14 August 2006.
Newtown Hundred added 19 August 2006.
Poole Hundred added 23 August 2006.

   

1671 Hearth Tax of Montgomeryshire - Montgomery Hundred

Details   First name Second name Hearths
E179/265/10/1 recto        
    Thomas Corbett Esq 9
    Mason 9
    George Atkinson 5
        1
    Jeremiah Powell 3
    John Mason 6
    Richard Coop 5
    Margaret Morgan 2
    Mr Thomas ffrancis 3
    William Whittingham 4
    Edward Davis 5
    Lewis Price 3
    John Steevens 1
    Harry Gunter 3
    Richard Burrough 1
    William Lloyd 2
    John Lloyd 1
    Alexander Hammond 1
    Sarah Hinde 3
    Robert Mason 3
    Richard Moore Esq 2
    George Atkinson 2
    John Jane 2
    Edward Price 2
    Mary Powell 3
    Richard Husband 1
    Rees Morgan 5
    John Higgins 3
    Morris Lloyd 1
    John Turnor 1
    Edward Price 1
    Henry Beudley 3
    Robert Powell 2
    Oliver Evans 1
    George Lloyd 1
    Edward Bowen 1
    Richard Adams 1
    Richard Brambill 2
    John Ward 1
E179/265/10/1

Recto

       
    Charles Evans 1
    Robert Griffith 10
    Mathew Edwards 2
    Thomas Hammond 1
    Christopher Whittingham 4
    Richard Morgan 1
    Roger Evans 1
    Alexander Humphreys 1
    John Evans 1
    William Humphrey 1
    Jane   1
    Reynold Powell 1
    Robert Jones 1
    David Jones 1
    David Rogers 1
    Griffith Jones 1
    Richard Berwick 1
    Walter Lewis 1
    John Housman 2
    Rees Morgan 3
    Margaret   2
    George   2
    Rees Evans 1
    Richard James 5
        154
        30
        124
E179/265/10/1

Verso

       
Montgomery Towne        
Not chargeable        
    Margaret Whittingham 1
    Bridget Davies 1
    Casor Griffith 1
    Robert Phillip 1
    Richard Humphreys 1
    John   2
    John Bennet 1
    William Lloyd 2
    Morgan James 1
    Edward ap Richard 2
    David ap Richard 2
    Broughton 1
    Broughton 1
    Robert Griffith 2
    Robert Mathews 2
    ffrancis Bray 1
    Mathew Broughton 1
    Thomas Griffith 1
    Humphrey Morris 2
    Ann Thomas 1
    George Needham 1
    Hugh ffrancis 1
    Jane Powell 1
    Rowland Lloyd 1
    Elinor Hee (?Sir) 1
    Robert Powell 1
    John Whittingham 2
    John Hall 1
    Arthur Evan 1
    Jane Thomas 1
    Sarah William 1
    Jenkin Prees 2
    Alexander David 1
    William ap John 1
    Bridget Davies 1
    Hugh Bostock 1
    David Thomas 1
    John Haumer 1
    David Price 1
    Marg[are]t Oliver 1
    Elizabeth William 1
    Charles Humphrey 1
E179/265/10/1

Verso

       
    Morgan Davies 1
    Marg[are]t David 1
    Hugh ap Robert 1
    John Thomas 1
    John Morgan 1
    Evan Hounsman 1
    Katherin Thomas 1
    Barnible Tirner 1
    Edward Beamond 1
    Richard Weaver 2
    Phillip Price 3
    Mary Evans 2
    Hugh Whitley 1
    Ann Higgins 2
    John Ward 1
    Lewis Griffith 1
    Henry Oliver 1
    Robert Griffith 1
    Richard Griffith 1
    John Powell 1
    Sarah Mathew 1
    Rees Evans 1
    William Mathew 1
    Thomas Straker 1
    Catherin Thomas 1
        81
        20
        111
E179/265/10/2    
Kerry Parrishe
Clothie Townshipp
chargeable
Edward Johnson 1
Richard Jones 1
Mathew David 1
    Richard Ashton 1
    Evan Mathew 1
    Ambrose   2
    James   2
    Mathew Richard 1
    Thomas Cadwallader 1
    William Bishop 1
    David Rogers 2
    Edward Lewis 1
    Jo[h]n Price 1
chargeable       16
to be deducted       5
        11
Clothie
not chargebale        
    R Richard 1
    Edward Jenkin 1
    Elizabeth Richard 1
    Elizabeth Fisher 1
    John Thomas 1
    Edward Jones 1
    Elizabeth Samson 1
    Arthur Jones 1
    Edward Robert 1
not chargebale       10
to be added       5
      15
Kaliber Ycha    
chargeable        
    Mathew Morris 3
    Simon Phillips 1
    Moses Cadwallader 1
    Henry Harley 1
6
not chargeable        
    John Edward 1
    Morris ap Evan David 1
    ffarmer Morris 1
    Jenkin ap Richard 1
E179/265/10 f. 2 Recto        
Rarry Beren Township
chargeable
    William Minton 1
      Edwards 1
    ffrancis Jones 1
    Richard Davide 1
    James Morris 2
chargeable       6
Rarry Beren Township        
not chargeable        
    Elizabeth   1
    Mathew Watkin 1
    Richard Davies 1
    Mathew   1
    Ellis Smith 1
not chargeable       5
Maen lloyd Townshipp        
chargeable        
    William Powell 1
    Edward   4
    Richard   2
Mathew William 1
Edward Gwilliam 1
  Mary Thomas 1
  Robert Price 1
chargeable       11
        6
5
Goytrey Townshipp        
chargeable        
    Reynold Morris 5
    ffrancis Bullock 1
    Thomas Jones 1
    Edward David Prichard Junior 1
    Mathew Price 1
    Lewis Arthur 1
    Peeter Annis 1
    Richard Phillips 1
Chargeable       12
5
7
Goytrey Townshipp        
not chargeable        
    Evan David 1
    Morris Rees 1
    Edward Prichard Junior 1
    Griffith Owen 1
4
5
9
Peny Gelli Townshipp        
chargeable        
    Edward Edwards 2
    Elizabeth Edwards 1
    Giles Pery 1
    Richard Morris 1
    Thomas Mookin 1
    Edward Powell 1
    David Minter 2
    Evan Griffith 1
    Evan Humphrey 1
    Arthur Morris 1
chargeable       12
5
7
E179/265/10 f2 Verso        
Peny Gelli Townshipp        
    David Lyner 1
    Thomas Lewis 1
    John Vaughan 1
    David Thomas 1
not chargeable       4
5
9
Craigh Townshipp        
    Richard Powell 1
    Richard Owen 3
    Robert Owen 1
    Edward Jones 1
    Richard Arlersun 1
    ffabius Bowen 1
    Aliston Morris 1
    John Edwards 2
    John Oliver 1
    Margaret Edward 1
    John James 1
    John Humphrey 1
    Richard Evans 1
    Edward Powell 1
chargeable       17
E179/265/10 f. 3 Recto        
Craigh Townshipp
chargeable        
    Catherin Thomas 1
    John Richard 1
    Richard Andson 1
    Al[i]s John 1
    Thomas Phillips 1
    Mathew Price Evans 1
not chargeable       6
Garthilen Townshipp        
chargeable        
    Oliver Morris 1
    Mathew Evans 1
    John 1
    John Evans 1
    Margaret John 1
    Evan Thomas 1
    Richard Tomlins 3
    Watkin John 1
    Richard Owens 1
    Evan Thomas 1
    Edward Evans 3
    Lewis David 2
chargeable       17
Garthilen Townshipp        
not chargeable        
    Mathew Thomas 1
    David Thomas &  
    Owen Price 2
    Edward Evans 1
    Owen Price 1
    Robert Powell 1
    Griffith Cadwallader 1
    Margaret Jones 1
not chargeable       8
Dolvor Townshipp        
    James 1
    Evan 1
    Morris Jones 1
    Evan Jones 1
    Elizabeth Jones 1
    John Jenkins 1
    Edward Lewis 1
    Jannet Lewis 1
    James Morris 1
    John   1
E179/265/10 f3 Recto        
chargeable        
    Watkin Lewis 2
    Thomas Arnold 1
    Evan David Lewis 1
    John Bishopp 1
chargeable       15
Dolvor Township        
not chargeable        
    David Evans 1
    Robert   1
    Evan ap Evans 1
    John ffenhall 1
    Richard Morris 1
    Evan John Morris 1
not chargeable       6
Mochtrey Parrishe        
chargeable        
Thomas Lewis 2
George Gravener 2
    David Gravener 1
    Christopher Clayton 1
    Thomas Price 1
    Evan David Meredith 1
    Mary Owen wid 1
    Evan David 1
    John David miller 1
    Evan Griffith 1
    Humphrey Thomas 1
    Sina Hughes 1
    Meredith David 1
    Mathew John 1
    Rees John 1
    Lewis Coord 1
    David Jones 1
    Oliver Thomas 1
    William Ruffe 1
    Evan Jenkins 1
    Hugh Jenkin 1
    Sir Mathew Price 1
    Mary Owen & 1
    Mathew Thomas 1
    David Thomas 1
    Atheliston Morris 1
    Thomas Peirce 1
    John Morgan 1
    Richard Jones 1
    John Mathew 1
    Rees Humphrey 1
    ffrancis Thomas 1
    Edward Probert 1
    Humphrey David 1
    William Price 2
    ffrancis Simkins 1
    Bridget Meredith 1
    Lewis James 1
    Ann Lloyd 3
    fflorence Evans 2
    Mary Turnor 1
    Mathew Price 1
      48
      10 
58
E172/265/10/3

Verso

       
Maughtrey Parrishe        
not chargeable        
    Elizabeth Robert 1
    Thomas Price 1
    Arthur Price 1
    Owen Blayney 1
    John Jones 1
    David Griffith 1
    Edward David 1
    Richard Hary 1
    Bridget David 1
    Morris Robert 1
    Morris Morgan 1
    Myler Beevan 1
    Robert Morris 1
    Richard Jones 1
    Oliver Robert 1
    John Price 1
E179/265/10 f4 Recto
Maughtrey
not chargeable        
    Mathew Price 1
David Jones 1
    Thomas Prowen 1
    Edward ap John 1
    John Thomas 1
    Thomas Ruff 1
Evans 1
    Edward  Lewis 1
    Richard Williams 1
    Evan John 1
    Lewis Howell 1
    John Phillips 1
    Edward Glas 1
    Ann Owen 1
    Robert John David 1
    Richard Roffe 1
    John Crumpton 1
    David Williams 1
    Richard Hary 1
not chargeable       35
to be added       10
45
Churchstoke Townshipp        
chargeable        
    ffrancis Ward 1
    David Shringer 1
    William Middleton 1
    Susanna Jones 1
    Car Roberts 3
    Bona Machin 1
    Richard Powell 1
    William Primson 2
    William Junar 1
    Catherin Vaughan 1
    Edward Powell 1
    Edward Lewis 1
    David Goodall 1
    Humphrey Jones 1
    Elino Lewis wid 2
    Richard Morris 1
    Richard Probert 1
    Joseph Price 1
E179/265/10 f4 Recto
    Richard Howell 3
    Nicholas Milroy 1
    Catherin William 1
    Richard James 1
    John Griffiths 1
    Mathew Jenkins 1
  John Beevan 1
    Edward Cribb 1
    John Powell 1
    Adam James 1
    John Thomas 1
Richard Morgan 1
    1
    Edward Phillips 1
    William Morris 1
    Richard Phillips 1
    Harry 1
Richard 1
1
chargeable       43
to be added       10
        53
Churchstoke
    Cesar Robert 4
    Richard Powell 1
    William David 1
    Alexander Edwards 1
    John William 1
    Thomas 1
Churchstoke Township        
not chargeable        
    John White 1
Edward Cadwallader 1
    Thomas Moore 1
    Richard Morris 1
    Owen Dawne 1
    Eliner Davies 1
    Morris Price 1
    John Ro 1
    Mary George wid 1
    Howell Griffith 1
    Thomas Phillipps 1
    John Lewis 1
not chargeable       21
        10
31
Hurley Townshipp        
chargeable        
    Arthur Griffith 1
    Mr Samuel Bigge 8
    George ffarmer 2
    Moses Thomas 1
    Richard Morton 2
    Mr Richard Pursell 3
    Carnelius Bowen 1
    John Bostock 1
    John Kitshin 1
    Arthur Chardrel 1
    Richard ffox 1
    John Powell 1
    Hugh Lewis 1
    Simon Jones 1
    John Merrick 1
    Edward Merrick 1
    Edmond Lewis 1
    David Bowen 1
31
5
        26
Hurley Townshipp        
not chargeable        
    Samuel Biggs 1
    Nathaniel Mathew 2
    William Pugh 1
    Thomas Morris 1
E179/265/10 f4 Verso
    Evan Meredith 1
    William ffirborn 1
    Ann Price 1
8
5
13
Hissington P[arr]ishe        
chargeable        
    Richard Lowry 1
    Edward Edward 1
    Edward Milland 2
    Roger Bayler 1
    Thomas Holmes 2
    Mrs Mary Harmedge 1
    Howell Walters 2
    Lewis Walter Junior 2
    William William 2
    David Mathews 1
    Arthur Bright 2
    Lewis Waterson 1
    Thomas Griffith 1
    Richard Evans 1
chargeable       20
        5
15
Hissington
not chargeable        
    Mrs Mary Harmedge 3
    Hugh Griffith &
    Char Howell 2
    Henry Price 1
    David Morris 1
    Richard Morris 1
    Arthur David 1
not chargeable       10
E179/265/10 f5       
Snead Parrishe
chargeable
Sy[d]ny Richard 1
    Mary Hall wid 3
Thomas Highway 2
John Davies 1
    Hugh Carns 1
    John Morris 4
  Thomas Bayley 3
    Marg[are]t Pugh 1
    Jan[e] Cadwalleder 2
not chargeable 19
to be deducted 5
24
Snead Parrishe
not chargeable
    Richard Vannam 1
    John Gittings 1
    Oliver Newell 1
    Hugh Meredith 1
not chargeable       4
to be added       5
9
Castlewright Townshipp        
chargeable        
    John Harton 1
    John   1
    Thomas Harrys 1
    Griffith Powell 1
    John Pugh  
    Robert Crodor 2
    Morris Owen 1
    John Powell 1
    James Daves 1
    Thomas Smytman 1
    John Edwards 2
    John Bright 2
    Thomas James 3
chargeable       18
Castlewright Townshipp        
not chargeable        
    Owen Davis 1
    Edward Norton 1
    Richard Beevan 1
    Hugh ap Richard 1
    David William 1
    William Harmer 1
E179/265/10 f5 Recto
    Nathaniel Powell 1
    John Gittings 1
    John Harrys 1
    Richard Bowen 1
not chargeable       10
Trelan Gwen Scob Townshipp        
chargeable        
    Thomas Riston 1
Richard
    Thomas Parry 3
    John Bright 3
    Theosophilus Parker 3
    Thomas Price 1
    Edward Jones 2
    Edward Evans 1
    John Arthur 1
    Thomas Howell 2
chargeable       18
Trelan Gwen Scob Townshipp         
not chargeable        
    Morgan Davies 1
    William Harwick 1
  Rowland Price 1
    John Harry 1
    Evan Evans 1
      Owens 1
    Thomas 1
    John Owen 1
E179/265/10 f5
Trelan Gwernescobb Townshipp      
not chargeable        
    David Evans 1
Richard A 1
Thomas Morris 1
    John Howells 1
    Richard Meredith 1
    John Davies 1
    Reynold William 1
    David Prichard 1
    Robert Blayney 1
    Owen Mathew 1
    Edward Evans 1
not chargeable       19
Brinlowarch Townshipp        
chargeable        
    Humphrey Price 1
    Richard Jones 1
    Edmond Manwaringe 1
    Mathew Jones 1
    Richard Owen 2
    Richard Paine 2
chargeable       8
Brinlowarch        
not chargeable        
    John Edward 1
    Edmond Gerony 1
    Richard Edwards 1
    Thomas Prees 1
    Richard Paine 2
not chargeable       6
Kevenminich
chargeable        
    Robert Howell 1
    Mathew Evans 2
    Mathew Mathews 1
    Cadwallader Rysharsh 1
    Evan Howell 1
    Richard Jones 2
chargeable       9
Kevenminich Townshipp        
not chargeable        
    Evan Prees 1
    Giles Bowen 1
    Evan ap Edwards 1
    David ap Evan 1
    Thomas David 1
    Goyer Evan 1
E179/265/10 f5 Verso
  Maud Bowen 1
not chargeable     7
Kilroyth Townshipp    
chargeable    
    Edward Price Esq 5
  Mathew Lloyd 1
  John Jones 1
  William Pugh 3
  William Jones 1
  Walter Austin 1
chargeable     12
Kilroyth Townshipp        
not chargeable        
    Mathew Lloyd 1
    Charles Austin 1
    John David 1
    David ap William 1
    Phillip Lewis 1
    Johan Pierce wid 1
    Charles David 1
E179/265/10 f6  
Kilroyth Township
Chargeable        
    Richard  Charles 1
    Richard Griffith 1
Absolon Mathews 1
    Richard William 1
not chargeable       11
Ashton Township        
chargeable        
    Parker ap Richard 1
    John Vaughan 4
    Samuel Thomas 2
    Richard Lewis 1
    William Parker 1
    William Hodges 1
    John Owens 2
Chargeable       12
Ashton Township        
not chargeable        
    Richard Soyse 1
    John Vaughan 2
    Morris ffrancis 1
    John Jones 1
    John Edwards 1
    Lewis Edwards 1
    Robert Lloyd 1
    Elizabeth Thomas 1
    Elizabeth Harnor 1
not chargeable       10
Millington Township        
chargeable        
    John Bright 2
    Solomon Bowen 2
    Wid Bowen 2
    Zachariah Powell 1
    Richard Griffith 4
    William Mathewe 3
    Richard Tomlor 2
    Jonathon Howell 2
    Rowland Hughes 1
    Thomas James 1
    John Smytherman 1
    John Thomas 2
    William ffringer 1
    Serah ffrancis 2
    Silvanus Jones 2
chargeable       28
to be deducted       5
        23
Millington Township
not chargeable
    Widow Bowen 1
    Zachariah Powell 1
    Miler Jenkins 1
    Evan Jones 1
    Mary Jones 1
    William Lawrance 1
    Humphrey Jones 1
    Luke Pritcharde 1
    Edward Hull 1
    John Thomas 1
    Margaret Morris 1
    Susanna Pugh 1
    John Regnold 1
    Hugh Griffith 1
    Silvanus Jones 1
    William Bayley 1
    Charles ffarmer 1
    M Dr 2
not chargeable       19
to be added       5
        24
E179/265/10 f6 Verso
Hopton Township        
not chargeable
    Richard Anthony 1
Elinor Lewis 1
    John ap John 1
    Richard ap David 1
    Robert Beamond 1
    John Rees 1
    Edward Evans 1
    Lewis Samuel 1
not chargeable       8
Kellyboryssa Townshipp        
chargeable        
    Lewis Edmond 2
    John Jones 1
    Widdow Morgan 1
    Edmond Whittingham 3
    Howell Gwilt 2
    Robert Morgan 1
    Isaack Morris 1
    Griffith Evans 2
chargeable       13
Kellyboryssa Townshipp        
not chargeable        
    Lewis Edwards 1
    John Jones 1
    Howell Gwilt 1
    Silvanus Jones 1
    Richard Davies 1
    Griffith Evans 1
    Morgan Morgan 1
    Richard John W[illi]am 1
    Robert Dudlick 1
    Wid Pugh 1
    James Everall 1
not chargeable       11
Gwernogoe Townshipp        
chargeable        
    Henry Dudley 1
    Mr Richard Newton 9
    John Jenkins 1
    Thomas Waters 1
chargeable       12
Gwernogoe        
not chargeable        
    Mr Richard Newton 4
    Lewis Evans 1
E179/265/10 f6 Verso
    Widdow Mathews 1
not chargeable       6
Mathathlan Townshipp        
chargeable
    Henry Horne 3
    Morris Price 2
    Richard Lloyd 3
    John Jones 1
    Mathew Price 1
    Richard Price 1
chargeable       11
Mathathlan
not chargeable        
    Morris Price 1
    John Jones 1
    Evan Williams 1
    Michael Davies 1
    Widr Smyth 1
    W[illia]m Owens 1
    Oliver Arthur 1
not chargeable       8
E179/265/10 f7
Tmennion        
chargeable        
    John Lloyd 2
    David Thomas 1
    Catherin Rogers 1
    Edmond Rogers 1
    Thomas Morgan 1
    Henry Williams 6
    Morris Hugh 1
    Mathew Morris 1
    William Lloyd 1
    David Rogers 1
chargeable       16
to be deducted       5
11
Tmennion        
not chargeable        
    John Lloyd 1
    David Prees 1
    Thomas Davies 1
    John James 1
    Hugh Evans 1
    Richard Griffiths 1
    Mather Morris 1
    William Lloyd 1
    Widdow Lloyd 1
    Steven Jones 1
    Edward ap Richard 1
    Thomas David 1
    James Cadwallader 1
    Hugh Lloyd 1
    Widdow Shrarett 1
    Hugh Carm 1
not chargeable       18
5
        21
Drevor and Feene Township        
chargeable        
    Mr William Price 5
    John Evans 1
    Charles Thomas 1
    Richard Morris 1
    Hugh ap Richard 1
    Mathew Evans 2
    Thomas Edwards 2
    Evan David 1
    Richard Lewis 1
chargeable       15
to be deducted       5
        10
Drevor & Feene        
not chargeable        
    William Price 1
    John Lewis 1
    William Crampton 1
    Rees Jones 1
    Katherin Evans 1
    Hugh ap Richard 1
    Jane Jones 1
    Richard Lewis 1
not chargeable       8
to be added       5
13
Here endeth The Hundred of   Montgomery

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