General Musters, Hearth Tax and Toleration Acts

General Musters

Musters for the County of Derby 1558.

Skarresdale.
A certyfycate of the Musters and of the Able men and horses geldynge armoure.

Scartclyff and Paulterton.
1TM Ablemen in the same towne without harness X1J.
Archers 111J.  Byllmen V11J.  Harness for 1J Archers.

The Scarsdale Surveys.
Pauterton (& Scarclife) hath 2 souldiers.   2620 acres.
Pauterton and Scartccliffe make one entire townshippe contyning 2620 acres.

1652  survey - 2620 acres.  One cornmill, one iron furnace - these were at Scartlyffe.
1653  Souldiers in Mr. Clarks time 1.1.1.
1654  130.
1654  29 Sept.  24 Dec.  131.
1655  March  131.
1657  June  131.
1662  survey is more helpful because it divided land values!
1662  survey - 2620 acres.  One cornmill, one furnace, not in use - these were at Scartlyffe.

The Hearth Tax was introduced in 1662 in an effort to relieve Charles 11's financial difficulties.
Scartclyff and Paulterton Hearth Tax or Chimney Money.
Date 1664 or 1674. (date recheck) Rate 2 shillings per hearth.

Mr John Jaquis 2.  Thomas Bromhed 2.  Will Kesteven. 1.  John Kesteven. 1. Tho. Shipston. 1.  Stephen Jeffrey. 1.
Rob. Spray. 1.  John Lawrence. 1. Rob. Jeffrey.  Rob. Greaves. 1c.r.  Alis Spray. 1.  John Spray. 1. Fran. Spalton. 1.
John Tomson. 1.  John Rauson. 1.  Widd. Cramme. Godfrey Stephenson.  (The numbers after the name is the number of hearths).

The Toleration Acts
List of Meeting Places
A list of dwelling houses with their owners names, licensed and registered at the Derbyshire Quarter Sessions as Meeting Houses (together with a few special Chapels) from 1689 to the end of the reign of George 11 (2nd).
1712Palterton GreenThomas Rhodes.

From George 111 (3rd) to Queen Victoria - a list of applications for dissenters.
1815  Stoney HoughtonMethodists.

1810Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Derbyshire Local Militia:  Deserters from the Scarsdale Regiment of Local Militia, May 1810
The following advertisement appeared in the Derby Mercury of Thursday, 7th June, 1810 and lists six men who had deserted from the Scarsdale Regiment of Local Militia and in all bar one case gives a full physical description of the man.  The muster books and pay lists for the regiment for the period 1808-1816 are at WO 13/3452

Deserters from the Scarsdale Regiment of Local Militia.
Whereas the following Men, Privates in the Scarsdale Regiment of Local Militia commanded by Lieut. Col. Jebb, not having joined their Regiment on the 14th of May last, the day appointed for assembling for Training and Exercise, (due notice having been given,) are thereby become Deserters.  This is therefore to give Notice, That whoever will apprehend any of them, and lodge them in any of His Majesty's Gaols, or shall bring them to Head Quarters at Chesterfield, shall receive a Reward of Twenty Shillings allowed by Act of Parliament.

Isaac Bennett, labourer, 26 years of age, 5 feet 10 1/2 inches high, light hair, & fair complexion; when last heard of was travelling with a Caravan and a Fat Hog for Exhibition.
Godfrey Dalton, labourer, 22 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches high, brown hair, grey eyes, and fresh complexion; resided at Tutbury.
George Lowcock, labourer, 24 years of age, 5 feet 5 iches high, brown hair, hazle eyes and fresh complexion; resided at Eckington.
Christopher Poolsmith, miller, 21 years of age, 5 feet 5 1/2 inches high, light hair, and fair complexion; resided at Calow. George Sadler, labourer, fresh complexion; resided at Northwingfield.
William Unwin, labourer, 20 years of age, 5 feet 4 1/2 inches high, light hair, grey eyes, fair complexion; resided at Palterton.
By order of the Commandant,
John Taylor,
Clerk and Adjutant.
Chesterfield, 4th June 1810.

General Musters, Hearth Tax and Toleration Acts


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