Thanks to George and Sandra Pritchard for these transcripts.
This is a transcript done by one person and will, inevitably contain errors. Researchers are always advised to consult the original source.
Various taxes on goods (‘moveables’) and land. Only the wealthier members of the community were affected. Surviving records are at the PRO, but many are in a very poor state of repair.
|John Will Herry||G2|
* This could literally mean a Bretton (from Brittany, North-West France) or more generally, an alien.
Muster Roll 1569
Hereafter followith the names of these men within the parish of Sennen within the hundred of Penwith that are within the age of sixty score and above the age of 16 years in the 11th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Touching the acts and statutes for the breed of horses and mares we have none such within the compass of our parish.
Touching the acts and statutes for ground or parke enclosed, we have none we have none such within the compass of our parish.
Touching the rateing of any man in our parish we have none according to the acts and statutes.
Touching the transporting or conveyance of any horse mare or gelding into Scotland or beyond the seas we know of none.
Touching the armour and weapons for the better service of the prince we have within our parish of Sennen the following:
|John Jeffryy||Bill and 12 arrows|
|Richard Treffe||Bow and 12 arrows|
|Semon Mathew||Bow and 12 arrows|
|John Mathews||Bow and 12 arrows|
|John Thorns||6 arrows|
|Nicholl Vyngow||Bill and 6 arrows|
|Saundry John||Bow and 6 arrows|
|Jamy Kelyneke||Bow and 12 arrows|
|Niclis Ronold||Bill 12 arrows|
|Charles Bretton||Bow 6 arrows|
|Thomas Osborne||Bow Jowling|
|Martin William||Bag sling|
|Harry William||Bow 12 arrows|
|Hoskyn Davy||Bow 6 arrows|
|Thomas Myllerd||Bill 6 arrows|
|John Korvosow||Bow 12 arrows|
|John William||Bow 12 arrows|
|Thomas Maye||Bow 12 arrows|
|Raw Thomas||Bow 6 arrows|
|John Richard||Bow 6 arrows|
|John Hanyforth||Bow 12 arrows|
|James Treveyn||Bow 12 arrows|
|Jamys William||Bow 6 arrows|
|John Gowffe???||Bill 12 arrows|
|Symon William||Bow 6 arrows|
|John Richard||Bow 12 arrows|
|Willm Huth||Bow 12 arrows|
|John Robert||Bill 6 arrows|
|Jamys Toby||Bill 6arrows|
|Robert Thomas||Bow 6 arrows|
|Willm Joce||Bow 12 arrows|
|Benett Penrose||Bow 12 arrows scull sallet|
|Water Coke||Bill 12 arrows|
|John Bans||Bill 12 arrows|
Free and Voluntary Benevolence 1661
An account of all subscribers to the Act of benevolence by all the gentlemen and others of the County of Cornwall in the said county and their free present to his Majesty that came to the knowledge of Edward Hender receiver of the said subscription in all and every places of the said County where subscriptions were taken.
|Pascoe Ellis||£1 10s 0d|
|Hugh Jones of Penrose||£2 0s 0d|
Hearth Tax 1662
Two shillings per hearth levied on householders with houses worth upwards of 20 shillings per annum. Houses worth less than this were exempt, as were householders on poor relief. The parish constable listed householders, together with the number of hearths (sometimes including those exempt), for submission to the Quarter Sessions. The lists were headed in terris for the wealthy, and in bonis for the humble. The tax was collected twice yearly, at Michaelmas and Lady Day. The survival of the returns is spasmodic, and few (if any) survive from after 1674. Most are at the PRO, with some CRO's having copies for their area. A few Hearth Tax returns have been published.
See The Hearth Tax, and other later Stuart Tax List and the Association Oath Rolls", by J.S.W. Gibson for further information.
|Hugh Jones Esq.||4 ex|
|Pascoe Ellis gent.||3 ex|
|Thomas Treeve||1 ex|
|William Nicholas||1 ex|
|John Mathew||2 now John bands & one fallen down.|
|Joan Pingoe [Vingoe]||1 ex|
|Ralph Jeffrey||1 ex|
|John Hoskyn||1 ex|
|Thomas Treeve||1 ex|
|George Reed||2 stopt up one|
|John William||1 ex|
|Martin William||1 ex now Dorothy Williams and very poor etc|
|Richard William||1 ex|
|Richard Saundry||2 ex|
|Dorothy Wallish||2 ex now Degory Wallish|
|John Richard||1 ex now Richard Roskelly|
|Widdow Richard||1 ex|
|Mathew William||1 ex|
|Thomas Harvy||1 ex|
|Hearths not mentioned in former returns|