1581 Lay Subsidy

1581 Lay Subsidy

 Another tax on the people

 

The Lay Subsidy was an invention of the early sixteenth century and was essentially a tax on individuals with no fixed amount being place on a county, parish or individual. It was not the most satisfactory form of tax since the income was not consistent on a year to year basis. In 1580, for instance, the Lay Subsidy only produced a total of £460 for the whole country.

The following table, listed alphabetically by surname, gives the tithing of each person, whether they were taxed on goods or land, the amount assessed and the amount paid.

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Surname Forename(s) Place and Lay Subsidy
Becke William Borough, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Brooke Alice, widow H&W, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Coompton Joseph, gent H&W, Land, Value £3, Paid 4 shillings
Croker John Matravers, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Danbie Mathew Borough, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Dier John H&W, Goods, Value £5, Paid 5 shillings
Everdon Jacobus H&W, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Foorde William H&W, Goods, Value £6, Paid 6 shillings
Gailarde Ellis Preston, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Hacker Giles Borough, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Hacker John Borough, Goods, Value £7, Paid 7 shillings
Hacker John Jnr. Borough, Goods, Value £6, Paid 6 shillings
Hacker Mathew Matravers, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Haine Agnes, widow Borough, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Haine Alice, widow Borough, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Haine George Borough, Goods, Value £4, Paid 4 shillings
Haine Gyles Borough, Goods, Value £4, Paid 4 shillings
Hardinge William Borough, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Harnedge Mary, widow H&W, Land, Value £8, Paid 10s 8d
Harris  Edward  Matravers, Goods, Value £5, Paid 5 shillings
Harrison George H&W, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Harrison Lionel Preston, Goods, Value £8, Paid 8 shillings
Harrison Mathew Preston, Land, Value 20 shillings, Paid16d
Hartwill William Marsh, Land, Value 40 shillings, Paid 2s 8d
Jacob Valentine H&W, Land, Value 40 shillings, Paid 2s 8d
Jeninges William Matravers, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Jennings William H&W, Goods, Value £5, Paid 5 shillings
Makins Edward, gent H&W, Land, Value £3, Paid 4 shillings
Marchante John Borough, Goods, Value £4, Paid 4 shillings
Marchante John Snr. Borough, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Master Robert Matravers, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Master Thomas Borough, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Phelpes Lawrence Matravers, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Phelps Thomas Borough, Goods, Value £7, Paid 7 shillings
Phelps Thomasine, widow Borough, Goods, Value £6, Paid 6 shillings
Pickle John Borough, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Riche Robert Matravers, Goods, Value £5, Paid 5 shillings
Salmon Giles Matravers, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Starre Joseph Borough, Goods, Value £8, Paid 8 shillings
Stone William Borough, Goods, Value £5, Paid 5 shillings
Strowde Robert Marsh, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Stuckei John H&W, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Sugge William H&W, Goods, Value £5, Paid 5 shillings
Tarre Inglish Borough, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Tollerfild William Matravers, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Traske Anthony Borough, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Tucker Giles H&W, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Tucker John H&W, Goods, Value £5, Paid 5 shillings
Whetbie Alice, Snr Preston, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Whetbie Alice, widow Preston, Goods, Value £4, Paid 4 shillings
Whetbie John Preston, Goods, Value £3, Paid 3 shillings
Williams Thomas Borough, Goods, Value £5, Paid 5 shillings

 

Note: H&W = Huntley & Wigdon