Land Tax

1785

The information held on this page has been taken from East Sussex Land Tax, 1785, volume 77 of the Sussex Record Society. I am indebted to Roger Davey who edited the volume and to the Committee of the Sussex Record Society, for permission to reproduce the section on Ringmer.

Land Tax, like a rate, was an annual charge on the occupiers of houses and land which for over two centuries in England and Wales formed one of the staple sources of income for the government. The table below provides a 'directory' of land ownership and occupation in Ringmer in 1785.

To find out more about the East Sussex Land Tax Assessments for 1785, please refer to the original publication. It is still in print (available from Sussex Record Society) or it may be borrowed from libraries.

Please refer to the Map of Ringmer for the areas of the different Boroughs.

Owners
Occupiers
Lands
Rental
£ s
Ashton Borough
Harcourt, Richard Smith, John
-
£194
Hay, Thomas, esq Hay, Thomas, esq
-
£219
Burrell, William, esq Hay, Thomas, esq
-
£64
Hay, Thomas, esq Martin, Henry
-
£10
Hay, Thomas, esq Martin, Henry
Mr Thomas's land
£10
Dorset, Duke of Payne, Thomas, sr
-
£122
Dorset, Duke of Payne, Thomas, sr
his manor
£35
Hamden, Lord Als, William
-
£6
Hamden, Lord Taylor, Abraham
-
£1
Wakeling, Thomas Pelham, William
-
£3
Hay, Thomas, esq Hay, Thomas, esq
-
£27
Woodward, Rev Mr Crunden, Richard
-
£5
Crunden, Richard Crunden, Richard
-
£4
Hartley, Joseph Hartley, Joseph
-
£10
Farncomb, John Farncomb, John
-
£20
Lipscombe, Thomas Lipscombe, Thomas £11
Maitland, Robert Wood, John
-
£18
Thanet, Earl of Beadle, Joseph
-
£2
Tugwell, John Tugwell, John
-
£1
North, Joseph North, Joseph
-
£1
Nutley, John Foord, John
-
£2
Swayselden, Samuel Foord, Thomas
-
£1
Blunt, Col., esq Blunt, Col., esq
-
£3
Barnard, Mrs Barnard, Mrs
-
£1
Wellingham Borough
Burrell, Doctor Fuller, John
-
£60
Newton, Captain Jenner, John & Kennard,
-
£90
Newton, Captain Carman, Thomas
-
£84
Tapsfield, William Rickman, Thomas
-
£67
Ridge, William Bannister, Thomas
-
£10
Bannister, Thomas Bannister, Thomas
-
£3
Bannister, Thomas Bannister, Thomas
-
£4
Bannister, Thomas Bannister, Thomas
-
£3
Bull, Henry Bull, Henry
-
£19
Gilbert, Charles Bannister, Thomas
-
£56
Fuller, John Fuller, John
-
£35
Boys, John Hutson, William
-
£39
Boys, John Boys, John
-
£14
Boys, John Boys, John
-
£1
Shadwell, William Shadwell, William
-
£9
Newton, Milne Jenner, John
-
£4
Burrell, Timothy, esq Martin, John
-
£1
Duffield, Mrs Duffield, Mrs
-
£2
Green, Captain Green, Captain
-
£2
Hards, Thomas Packet, Edward
-
£1
Potter, Thomas Potter, Thomas
-
£1
Burrell, William, esq Potter, Thomas
-
£7
Medley, George, esq Rason, Walter
-
£35
Durrant, John Durrant, John
-
£7-10s
Rickman, Thomas Durrant, John
-
£7-10s
Tugwell, John Durrant, John
-
£2-10s
Wood, William
-
-
-
Norlington Borough
Gage, Lord Viscount Gage, Lord Viscount
-
£17
Gage, Lord Viscount Moore, James
-
£21
Gage, Lord Viscount Gage, Lord Viscount
-
£19
Spence, Luke, esq Wood, Henry
-
£7
Medley, George, esq Poole, Sir Ferdinando
-
£9
Poole, Sir Ferdinando Poole, Sir Ferdinando
-
£7
Shadwell, William Shadwell, William
-
£46
Burrell, William, esq Shadwell, William
-
£21
Shadwell, William Shadwell, William
-
£1
Blunt, Henry, esq Weller, John
-
£45
Spence, Luke, esq Spence, Luke, esq
-
£7
Spence, Luke, esq Spence, Luke, esq
-
£5
Hamden, Lord Fuller, John
-
£42
Nash, Michael Fuller, John
-
£8
Moore, James Moore, James
-
£2
Moore, James Moore, James
-
£16
Moore, James Moore, James
-
£11
Lee, John Lee, John
-
£5
Medley, George Dicker, William
-
£3
Davies, Thomas Davies, Thomas
-
£1
Blunt, Henry, esq Blunt, Henry, esq
-
£18
Martin, Jane Martin, Jane
-
£4
Blunt, Henry, esq Blunt, Henry, esq
-
£14
Ellman, John
-
-
£3
Ellman, John
-
-
£2
Rogers, John Rogers, John
-
£22
Spence, Luke, esq Clark, Thomas
-
£4
Spence, Luke, esq Spence, Luke, esq
-
£1
Kemp, Sargeant Kemp, Sargeant
-
£12
Hammond, Mrs Hammond, Mrs
-
£5
Payne, Thomas, sr Payne, Thomas, sr
-
£14
Bryant, James Bryant, James
-
£22
Read, Francis Nutley, John
-
£7
Hamden, Lord Morris, Joseph
-
£7
Jenner, John Jenner, John
-
£8
Dorset, Duke of Curry, Mr
-
£7
Barnard, Mrs Packham, Richard
-
£2
Corsam, William Corsam, William
-
£1
Pocock, Henry Pocock, Henry
-
£7
Gage, Lord Viscount Morris, Anthony
-
£7
Tasker, Mrs Hilman, Arthur
-
£1
Pelham, Mrs Pelham, Mrs
-
£1
Weller, John Back, John
-
£1
Gasston, William Horsel, Richard
-
£1
Medley, George, esq Rason, Walter
-
£3
Martin, Jane Packham, John
-
£3
Barnard, Mrs Barnard, Mrs
)
£4
Barnard, Mrs Barnard, Mrs
)
Rogers, John Deacon, David
-
£1
Lee, John Lee, John
-
£1
Middleham Borough
Shadwell, Richard, esq Shadwell, William
-
£66
Crockendale (in trust) Shadwell, William
-
£3
Baynes, Rev Mr Shadwell, William
vicarage
£63
Shore, Jane Shore, Jane
-
£58
Spence, Luke, esq Weller, John
-
£25
Hamden, Lord Weller, John
-
£3
Read, Francis Tester, Richard
-
£15
Poole, Sir Ferdinando Poole, Sir Ferdinando
-
£15
Medley, George, esq Poole, Sir Ferdinando
-
£9
Berry, Robert Berry, Robert
-
£10
Verrall, George Berry, Robert
-
£5
Shadwell, Richard, esq Berry, Martha
-
£3
Hamden, Lord Ellman, John
-
£2
Blunt, Henry, esq Blunt, Henry, esq
-
£12
Berry, Elizabeth Finch, Edward
-
£1
Berry, Robert Berry, Robert
-
£1
Pocock, Henry Pocock, Henry
-
£6
Johnston, Thomas Nash, John
-
£3
Burgis, John Burgis, John
-
£1
Smith, Ann Smith, Ann
-
£1
Read, Richard Crunden, Thomas
-
£1
Hollebone, Thomas Hollebone, Thomas
-
£1
Smart, James Smart, James
-
£1
Goldsmith, - Garrett, John
-
£2
Barnard, Mrs Barnard, Mrs
-
£1
Lock, William Lock, William
-
£1
Morris, John, jr Morris, John, jr
-
£2
Read, Francis Marten, Henry
-
£1
Martin, Jane Martin, Jane
-
£1
Goldsmith, - Carter, Elizabeth
-
£1
Payne, Thomas, sr Gorringe, William
-
£1
Payne, Thomas, sr Payne, Thomas, sr
-
£1
Payne, Thomas, jr Friend, Joseph
-
£1
Boys, Samuel Boys, Samuel
-
£8

Assessors: William Shadwell, John Smith
Total collected: £426 16s Od