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date: 26 May 2020

hearth tax 

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History
David HeyDavid Hey

The hearth tax returns of the 1660s and 1670s are a major source of information for local and family historians in England and Wales. For family historians they provide lists of names halfway between the period of surname formation in the Middle Ages and the present day, and often suggest a line of enquiry when constructing a family tree by pinpointing parishes with appropriate ... ...

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