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Shropshire Taxes in the reign of Henry VIII By Michael Faraday
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These Shropshire tax records from Henry VIII's time reveal the beginning of the modern income tax system. They are of interest to tax historians and to social historians. Family historians will also... More > find the large number of names in the records a rare source for time before most of the earliest surviving parish register s and for which few wills exist. The comprehensive index aids searches. The book contains transcriptions or abstracts of the surviving papers of the lay subsidies of 1523-1527 and 1543-1545 and the benevolence of 1545. 70% of these records are new and have not been published before. The documents have been formatted to replicate the lay-out of the original documents and to make reading easier. Most of the documents are in the form of lists, usually set out by township. They show the taxpayers of each small locality with their assessments according to their individual wealth and provide a picture of society and of social structure at the critical time of the mid-16th century inflation.< Less
The Herefordshire Musters of 1539 and 1542 By Michael Faraday
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A muster meant that men in the local shires were called together to identify those able to serve in the King's army. The muster records thereby created represent a valuable source of information... More > about the local military resources and also gives the names of those involved. The documents which form the subject of this edition, the Herefordshire muster books for 1539 and 1542, came into existence during two military and diplomatic crises. Neither lasted long. The first was during Thomas Cromwell’s term of office, the second after his fall. The first crisis was precipitated by the rapprochement between France and the Emperor Charles V signalled by the Treaty of Toledo on 12 January 1539; these powers then withdrew their ambassadors from London and made demonstrations of apparent warlike intent. Henry VIII’s Council, then dominated by Thomas Cromwell, called for musters throughout the country. The commissions of array represent an attempt to discover the country’s military resources. This is a hardback.< Less
Calendar of Probate and Administration Acts 1407-1550 in the Consistory Court of the Bishops of Hereford By Michael Faraday
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This book is a ‘calendar’, that is, a list in chronological order of digests or abstracts of probate and administration acts and of wills registered in the Consistory Court of the Bishops... More > of Hereford between 1407 and 1550. The court had jurisdiction over a range of matters deriving from the obligations of conscience and faith of persons in the diocese. The court’s greatest single area of jurisdiction however related to the probate of testaments and wills involving property held in that diocese. However, if the deceased held property in more than one diocese the case was dealt with in the superior Prerogative Courts of York or Canterbury. Unless a deceased person had held property in more than one diocese, the probate of his will and any grant of administration of his estate fell within the purview of this court. This book is a reprint of a book first printed in 2009. It includes an Introduction describing the records and a map of the diocese and deaneries and facsimiles of four pages.< Less

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