Hearth Money Roll - Louth,1664
Hearth Money Rolls were a tax levied in Ireland based on the number of hearths in each house. This list shows the barony, surname, forename and townland for some parishes in County Louth.
"Extracts of the hearths or firing places and Stoves returned at a general Sessions of the peace held at Atherdee in the County of Lowth the twelfth day of January in the fiveteenth yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord Charles the Second By the grace of God King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. Before Henry Bellingham, Richarde Bolton, Wolstan Dixiem James Hopton, James Smallwood and Bryan Heron, Esqrs., and other their fellow Justices of our sayde Sovereigne Lorde the King assigned to keep the peace in and throughout the sayd County of Louth by virture of A Comission of our said Lorde the King bears date at Dublin the sixth day of January in the fiveteenth yeare of his reigne [a.d. 1664] wch follow."
My thanks to
Dave Sherry for the scanned images.