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Analysis of Hearth Tax Assessments, Isle of Ely: 1662 Michaelmas

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A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 4, City of Ely; Ely, N. and S. Witchford and Wisbech Hundreds. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 2002.

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ANALYSIS OF ISLE OF ELY HEARTH TAX

1662 Michaelmas
Totals of entries, with hearths Totals
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 over 12 Entries Hearths
ELY
Trinity 166 111 58 22 17 6 6 4 1 2 2 .. 1 of 13 396 909
St. Mary 90 43 24 16 4 3 4 1 1 .. .. .. 1 of 13 187 408
College (fn. 1) 6 4 1 .. 3 3 4 .. 1 .. 1 .. 1 of 18 24 116
Chettisham (fn. 1) 13 10 2 1 1 .. .. 1 .. .. .. .. .. 28 46
Stuntney 6 13 3 2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1 of 15 25 64
Total 281 181 88 41 25 12 14 6 3 2 3 .. 4 660 1,553
ELY HUNDRED
Downham 69 42 11 .. 3 .. .. .. .. 1 .. .. .. 126 211
Littleport 71 70 13 8 .. 2 .. 1 .. .. .. .. .. 165 302
Total 140 112 24 8 3 2 .. 1 .. 1 .. .. .. 291 513
THORNEY (fn. 2) 106 39 6 6 2 1 .. .. 1 .. .. .. .. 161 251
WHITTLESEY (fn. 2) 319 159 21 9 4 1 .. .. .. 2 .. .. 1 of 16 1 of 15 517 813
WISBECH HUNDRED
Elm 12 25 12 8 1 1 1 1 .. 1 .. .. 1 of 17 63 183
Leverington (fn. 3) 34 48 17 14 2 5 .. .. 1 .. .. .. .. 121 286
Newton 15 9 7 3 2 .. .. .. .. 2 .. .. .. 38 96
Outwell 20 21 4 3 1 1 .. 1 .. .. .. .. 1 of 13 52 118
Tydd St. Giles 24 19 8 3 1 .. .. 1 .. .. .. .. .. 56 111
Upwell 26 20 8 1 3 2 .. 1 .. .. 1 .. .. 62 140
Welney 10 10 .. 2 2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 24 48
Wisbech (fn. 4) 100 113 58 46 19 19 9 4 3 4 1 3 1 of 25 1 of 14 381 1,141
Total 241 265 114 80 31 28 10 8 4 7 2 3 4 797 2,123
WITCHFORD HUNDRED (fn. 5)
Coveney (fn. 6) 23 17 1 3 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1 of 13 45 85
Manea 21 15 2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 38 57
Haddenham 72 82 17 8 6 3 1 2 .. 1 .. .. 1 of 17 193 417
Mepal 7 18 3 2 1 .. .. 1 .. .. .. .. .. 32 73
Stretham 42 30 15 4 1 2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 94 180
Thetford 8 20 4 .. 1 1 .. .. .. 1 .. .. .. 35 81
Sutton 45 80 10 6 .. 1 .. 1 .. .. .. .. .. 143 273
Wentworth 3 9 3 1 .. 1 .. .. 1 .. .. .. .. 18 49
Wilburton 23 24 6 5 .. 2 1 .. .. 1 .. .. 1 of 18 63 156
Witcham 23 24 3 1 3 2 .. 1 2 .. 1 .. .. 60 148
Witchford 26 18 4 3 2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 53 96
Chatteris 79 91 10 6 1 .. 1 .. .. .. .. 1 .. 189 339
Doddington 39 24 7 3 1 1 .. .. .. .. 1 .. 1 of 22 77 164
Benwick 18 13 1 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 32 47
March 125 63 23 6 6 1 2 .. .. .. .. .. .. 226 394
Wimblington 40 18 5 5 .. .. 1 .. .. .. .. .. .. 69 118
Total 594 546 114 53 22 14 6 5 3 3 2 1 4 1,367 2,677

Footnotes

  • 1. Ely. The lists for the College and Chettisham are given separately after the list for St. Mary but they have no heading and the hearths are included in the total for St. Mary. Among the College entries are the Porter's Lodge and Schoolhouse, each with one hearth.
  • 2. Whittlesey and Thorney are listed at the end of Wisbech hundred and their hearths are included in its total. Whittlesey includes the inhabitants of Coates, Eastrea and Pondsbridge, who are listed separately in 1666.
  • 3. Leverington includes the inhabitants of Parson Drove, who are listed separately in 1666 and 1674.
  • 4. Wisbech includes the inhabitants of High Fen, Murrow and Guyhirn, Tholomas Drove and Wisbech St. Mary, who are separately listed in 1666.
  • 5. The places which later constituted the two divisions of this hundred are grouped together.
  • 6. Coveney includes the inhabitants of Wardy Hill, who are listed separately in 1666.