Source:Dwelly's National Records, Vol. 1, Hearth Tax for Somerset 1664/1665.
Hearth Tax was payable on chimneys, by occupiers of dwellings worth more than 20/- p.a.
| Per annum
|Blacksole (near Goathurst)|
|-||Rob. Kidner||j||not rated to Church nor poore by reason of theire povertie||72|
|8s.||Rich. Kidner||vij||Three are fallen down||73|
|Alcombe (near Dunster)|
|2s.||Margt. Kilnor vid. (sic)||j||Ex||121|
|2s.||Dorothy Kitnor vid.||j||Ex||126|
|10s.||Geo. Davis, John Chebat and Edward Withicombe||vj||
now George Davis
One is fallen down
Note: Some of the hearth tax rolls for 1664/65 have been lost (and may be found). Those for North Petherton, Durston, Over Stowey and others no longer exist.
Exemptions in 1670 and 1674
Source: Dwelly's National Records, Vol. II
|Richard Kidner||Overstowey||21 March 1670|
|William Kidner||Taunton Hundred||Oake tithing||1674|
|ffran. Kidner||Andersfield Hundred||Durley Duke Fee||1674|
|Amos Chibbett||East Quantoxhead|
|Michael Chebed||Old Cleeve|
The following appear as churchwardens:
Richard Kidner at Netherstowey, 20 December 1670
Richard Kidner at Overstowey, 1670
Robert Kidner at Spaxton, 19th February 1670