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Extract of part of the land tax raised in the parish in 1780. Whilst no addresses are provided the names of people listed indicate this covers mostly Riber, Matlock Town and Starkholmes, properties in the Lea part of the parish as well as what is Willersley today.

Land tax was collected between 1693 (assessed the previous year) and 1963, although "the most extensive surviving records were from1780 to 1832. Catholic were charged double tax from 1692 to 1831"[1].

County of Derby To Wit
for the Parish of Matlock
in ye Said County
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or Duplicate made in Persuance of An Act
of Parliament passed in ye Twentieth Year
of His Majestys reign for granting an Aid
to His Majesty by or Landtax to be raised in Great Britain for
ye Service of ye Year 1780 this being £148=17=10 at 4 shillings in ye Pound


Names of Proprietors Names of Occupiers Sum assessed
£ s d
Revd Mr Geo. Holcombe himself 4 0 0
Mr. Fairfax Moresby land him Self & John Wragg 2 0 8
Mr. John Wolley Trustee for School land Willm Sowter 0 10 0
Joshua Johnson pingle him Self 0 2 0
Mr. John Wall land Joseph Nuttal 2 4 8
Geo. Taylor Tonfield John Kirkland 0 8 0
Mr. John Wall for Wild Brindle? & Ogden Joseph Nuttall 0 15 4
Thos. Hodges Esqr. Willesley land him Self 7 16 0
Mr. Geo. Evan Seniorfield him Self 1 10 0
Job Nightingale John Higgatt 1 0 0
Joseph Jaques him Self 0 12 10¾
Henry Henstock him Self 0 2 4
Saml. Bland him Self 0 4 4
Widow Hole him Self 0 8
Henry Wall Thos. Haynes 0 5 8
Mr. Fairfax Moresby land him Self 0 4 0
John Taylor him Self 0 8 8
Joshua Johnson him Self 0 10 0
John Wright Bradwell land Anthony Walton 0 8 0
Mr. Turner Side land John Fox & Wm. Fox 0 12 0
Revd. Mr. Hinkesman Elizth. Sowter 0 14 0
Sam. Bown him Self 0 6 0
Anthony Wall Anthony Walton 0 6 0
John Taylor for Stone Butts him Self 1 14 0
John Johnson Joseph Ball 0 5 8
Joshua Johnson Ryefield him Self 0 8 4
Philip Gregory him Self 0 0 6
John Knight Joshua Johnson 0 0 6
Fra Hurt Esqr. Town Hd Close Elizth. Sowter 0 10 0
Obediah Wood & John Erp Edwd. Wild 1 4 0
Widow Wibberley Geo. Nuttal 0 10 0
Willm Nuttal him Self 0 2 0
Mr. Philip Tomlinson Isaac Allsope 0 12 0
Thos. Hodges Esqr. Willesley land Henry Henstock Liv. [Living] 1 4 0
Mr. Saml Taylor John Higgatt Taylors 0 8 0
Mr? Sheffield Bosville Josep Nuttall 0 16 0
Mr. Thos Lomas Thos Haynes Liv. 1 0 8
Sam. Hallam Joshua Johnson 0 6 4
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Mr. Philip Tomlinson Isaac Allsope 0 6 4
Mr. Geo. Smith him Self 0 5 7
Mr. Adm. Wolley Joseph Sowter 0 3 5
Mr. John Smith Estate Mr.Geo. Smith 1 4 4
Mr. Christopher Cotton Mr. Geo. Smith Liv. 0 16 0
Mr. Edmd. Hodgkinson Oxprings him Self 0 14 4
Thos. Hodges Esq. John Boden 0 2 4
Saml. Carding Thos. Killer 0 2 4
James Walker Taylor him Self & Luke Wilson 0 6 0
Elizth. Sowter Do. her Self 0 3 0
John Bunting Do. him Self 0 2 0
Henh. Higton Do. John Higgs 0 2 0
Joshua Weston Do. Thos. Buxton 0 2 0
Henh. Higton Do. Geo. Ward 0 1 6
Alice Marshall Do. her Self 0 0 6
John Lowe Armre him Self 0 1 2
John Worthey & John Dickinson James Wright 0 1 2
Thos. Hodges Esqr & Henh. Higton Saml. Fox 0 8 8
Mr. Oldershaw Saml. Walker 0 2 0
Thos. Hodges Esqr & Henh. Higton Adm. Knowles & Geo. Ward 0 2 6
Thos. Hodges Esqr & Geo. Knowles Wigley Hodgkinson Geo. Knowles 0 1 6
Anthny Wolley Geo. Ogden 0 2 6
Geo. Knowles Saml. Smith Cha. Walker Wm. Bown & Wm. Godward 0 3 6
Anthony Sowter Lands Joseph Sowter 0 4 0
Job Walker him Self 0 1 6
Alice Marshall her Self 0 1 6
James Walker him Self 0 0 6
Mr. Thos. Cauwood land him Self 0 1 0
Anthony Walton land him Self 0 0 6
Thos. Hodges Esqr. Bagaleys, him Self 0 3 0
John Higatt Do. him Self 0 3 0
Grace Wass House Joshua Killer 0 0 8
Widow Barker Do. her Self 0 0 8
Rich. Towndrow Do. Wm. Carlile 0 0 8
Geo. Wright Do. Geo. Sowter 0 0 8
Petr. Nightingale Esqr. Coumbs Tim Taylor 2 13 4
Petr. Nightingale Esqr. at Bow Wood John Allsope 3 0 0
Petr. Nightingale Esqr. Highleys, John Allsope Junr 2 9 2
Petr. Nightingale Esqr. Brailsfords, Tim Taylor 2 9 2
Petr. Nightingale Esqr. Brintons, John Allsope 1 2 0
Mr. Wright Mr. Walles Trustees for High Low Mr. Geo. Evans 1 1 0
Petr. Nightingale Esqr. Daniel Weston Liv. 1 0 0
Tho. Manlove Daniel Weston Richardsons 0 12 0
Mr. Saml Taylor Woodseats John Wood 1 10 0
Mrs Elizth Travis Castle Top Widow Taylor 0 19 0[2]
End of extract
£

s

d
Total per column of sum in this extract 35 439 236
Extract total, converted by hand to £sd 58 19 8

Total of overall sum raised, recorded at top of Sheet 1

148

17

10


Transcribed by Ann Andrews.
Information shared from the Mike Spencer collection.

References:

[1] Herber, Mark (reprinted 2004) "Ancestral Trails", Sutton Publishing, Stroud in Association with the Society of Genealogists ISBN 0-7509-3510-3.

[2] The number here is unreadable as there is a tear in the paper.