Avening Hearth Tax

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Avening is a small village buried in a wooded valley between Nailsworth, Minchinhampton and Tetbury, and about 2 miles from each.

Visit this Gloucestershire site and the page 'Church Monuments at Avening', Compiled by Graham Thomas includes Bigland recorded gravestones for William Hall, Rodway/Radway, Driver, Adams

'Gloucester Village Populations' by Alicia C Percival, 1972, has for Avening, Communicants in 1551 - 260, in 1603 - 240, in 1676 - 340, and in 1650 there are 60 families. If each house has an average of 2 adults, the Hearth figures of 109 houses appear to give a different tally. 340 comunicants in 60 houses appears unusual.

B=E 178 247/14, for 1671, C=E 178 247/13, D=E 178 116/544 both for 1672
182 entries transcribed, which appear to belong to 130 individuals with 109 houses.
I have 108 hearths and 44 names for 1671, they have 134 hearths. I have 53 names having tax exemptions.
In 1672 they have 137 hearths in 55 houses. I found 24 legible out of 52 names, and 54 hearths exempt
John Driver (6 hearths, 1671) seems to be replaced by George House (6 hearths, 1672)
20 houses appear to gain a new 'Master or Mistress' during the year between the two lists.
The numbers are only a counting aid.

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 Type YearForename Surname   Hearths Comment
C, D 1672Nathaniel Adams   4 Hearths   Church warden  
B, C 1671, 72Samuel Adams   5 Hearths
C 1672William Addey   1 Hearth
B, C 1671, 72Samuel Adey   1 Hearth
C 1672Thomas Adey   4 Hearths
C 1672John Avery   Discharged  
B 1671Margery Avery   Discharged  
C 1672Nicholas Avery   1 Hearth
B 1671Samuel Avery   Discharged  
10 B 1671Edward Ball   Discharged  
11 B, C 1671, 72Francis Ball   Discharged  
12 C 1672Thomas Bayley   2 Hearths
13 B 1671John Bennett   Discharged  
14 B, C 1671, 72William Bennett   2 Hearths
15 B 1671Edward Bouly   Discharged  

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16 C 1672Thomas Box   3 Hearths
17 B 1671 Anne Buck   Discharged  
18 C 1672Thomas Butt   Discharged  
19 B 1671Richard Castle   1 Hearth
20 B, C 1671, 72John Chambers   2 Hearths
21 B, C 1671, 72John Clark   Discharged  
22 C 1672Widow Clark   Discharged  
23 B, C 1671, 72John Cliffold/Clissold   Discharged  
24 B 1671John Clift   2 Hearths
25 C 1672Widow Clissold   Discharged  
26 C 1672John Clissoll   2 Hearths
27 B 1671Richard Cole   Discharged  
28 C 1672John Dance   6 hearths, Gent
29 B, C 1671, 72Richard Dee   1 Hearth
30 B 1671Thomas Dee   3 Hearths
31 C 1672Richard Dewe   Discharged  

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32 B 1671John Driver   6 hearths, Gent
33 B, C 1671, 72Robert Driver   1 Hearth
34 B 1671John Dryer   Discharged  
35 B 1671Elionor Essex   Discharged  
36 B 1671Mary Essex   Discharged  
37 C 1672Ruth and Mary Essex   Discharged  
38 B 1671Jacob Exoll   Discharged  
39 B 1671Elizabeth Fletcher   Discharged  
40 B 1671Nickolas Fletcher   Discharged  
41 B 1671Richard Fletcher   Discharged  
42 B, C 1671, 72Thomas Frame   2 Hearths
43 B, C 1671, 72Widow Froame/Frame   2 Hearths
44 B, C 1671, 72Thomas Gede   2 Hearths
45 C 1672William Gede   5 Hearths
46 B 1671Robert Griffith   Discharged  
47 C 1672William Grime   Discharged  

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48 B 1671Widow Grimes   Discharged  
49 B, C 1671, 72Thomas Guy   3 Hearths
50 B, C 1671, 72Gareth Hall   1 Hearth
51 C, D 1672William Hall   6 hearths, Vicar Clerk, Minister 
52 B, C 1671, 72Thomas Harison/Hanson   2 Hearths
53 C 1672James Harkins   Discharged  
54 B, C 1671, 72Daniel Hicks   Discharged  
55 B 1671Jonathan Hill   Discharged  
56 B, C 1671, 72Henry Hinton   3 Hearths
57 B, C 1671, 72William Hinton   Discharged  
58 B 1671Thomas Hopley   Discharged  
59 B, C 1671, 72Edward Horwood   1 Hearth
60 C 1672George House   6 Hearths
61 B 1671John Iles   Discharged  
62 B 1671Mary James   Discharged  
63 B, C 1671, 72George Jeofreys   1 Hearth

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64 D 1672John Joyn   Overseer  
65 B 1671James Jud   Discharged  
66 B 1671Daniel Kinge   2 Hearths
67 B 1671Edward Larr   Discharged  
68 C 1672David Lea   Discharged  
69 B, C 1671, 72Widow Long   2 Hearths
70 B 1671Henry Lucas   Discharged  
71 B 1671Thomas Lucas   Discharged  
72 C 1672Thomas Man   2 Hearths
73 B, C 1671, 72John Maning   2 Hearths
74 B 1671Thomas Maning   Discharged  
75 B, C 1671, 72Edward Mason/Maston   Discharged  
76 B, C 1671, 72Richard Mathews   3 Hearths
74 B 1671Richard Mayor   Discharged  
75 B, C 1671, 72Anne Millard   2 Hearths
76 C 1672Thomas Millard   2 Hearths

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77 B, C 1671, 72William Millard   1 Hearth
78 B, C 1671, 72William Millard   Discharged Senior
79 B 1671Giles Mills   6 Hearths
80 B, C 1671, 72Giles Mills   6 Hearths
81 B 1671Samuel Moody   Discharged  
82 C 1672Andrew Morse   1 Hearth
83 C 1672Samuel Morse   Discharged  
84 C 1672Widow Noad   2 Hearths
85 B, C 1671, 72William Paine   2 Hearths
86 B, C 1671, 72John Parson   Discharged  
87 B, C 1671, 72Stephan Parson   2 Hearths
88 B, C 1671, 72Richard Perrin   Discharged  
89 B, C 1671, 72William Perring/Perrin   1 Hearth
90 B 1671Richard Powell   Discharged  
91 B 1671Robert Powlett   Discharged  
92 C 1672Richard Price   1 Hearth

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93 B 1671William Rawlings   Discharged  
94 B, C 1671, 72Samuel Ricketts   2 Hearths
95 C 1672Samuel Ricketts   Discharged  
96 C 1672Daniel Rime   2 Hearths
97 C 1672Samuel Rime   6 Hearths
98 B 1671Thomas Rowles   Discharged  
99 B 1671Sarah Samsone   Discharged  
100 B, C 1671, 72John Sanders   1 Hearth
101 B, C, D 1671, 72John Sanders   4 Hearths Church warden 
102 B 1671Nathaniel Sanders   Discharged  
104 B, C 1671, 72Thomas Sanders   3 Hearths
105 B, C 1671, 72Thomas Sanders   4 Hearths
106 B 1671John Sanford   Discharged  
107 B 1671William Sansome   Discharged  
108 B 1671John Sciffe   Discharged  
109 B 1671Samuel Singe   6 Hearths

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110 B, C 1671, 72Thomas Small   3 Hearths
111 B 1671John Smith   Discharged  
112 B, C 1671, 72Richard Smith   3 Hearths
113 B 1671Thomas Smith   Discharged  
114 B 1671John Snell   Discharged  
115 B 1671William Tanner   Discharged  
116 C 1672Richard Teakle   1 Hearth
117 B 1671John Underwood   Discharged  
118 B, C 1671, 72Widow Veyzey   2 Hearths
119 B, C 1671, 72Thomas Washburn   Discharged 
120 C 1672Thomas Washburn   Discharged  
121 B, C 1671, 72Arthur Webb   Discharged  
122 C 1672James Webb   Discharged  
123 B 1671John Webb   Discharged  

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124 C 1672Giles Whithead   2 Hearths
125 B, C 1671, 72Edward Whiting/Whyting   1 Hearth  Overseer 
126 B 1671Giles Whiting   2 Hearths
127 C 1672Michael Willaboy   3 Hearths
128 B 1671Richard Willoby   3 Hearths
129 B, C 1671, 72Benedict/Benjamin Witchell   2 Hearths
130 B 1671Widow Wood   2 Hearths
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