Micklethwaites - Early Records
|The Name, The Places, The Branches|
In the second year of the reign of King Richard the Second, a "Poll Tax" was imposed. Some of the subsidy rolls for this survive and have been transcribed by some lovely people and put on the web by Colin Hinson (thanks, Colin, for permission to post details here)
So far I have found the following people with names recognisably close to Micklethwaite:
Possible people with names which could just be Micklethwaite:
Uxor = wife. Souter is a shoemaker
In the reign of King Charles the Second, a number of taxes were imposed to generate revenue. Rolls for several of the hearth Taxes survive, that from 1672 being well documented from South Yorkshire as there is a booklet produced by The Ripon Historical Society And Family History Group for Agbrigg Wapentake (which covers Huddersfield and Wakefield areas) and a book edited by David Hey , The Hearth Tax Returns for South Yorkshire Ladyday 1672 (University of Sheffield, 1991). There are also now some Hearth Tax records online including the West Riding.
In Agbrigg, no Micklethwait(e)s are shown. In Staincross, David Hey notes that insufficient numbers of poor people are recorded compared with national averages, so it is almost certain that there were other Micklethwaite families that were too poor to be taxed. Those in Staincross are (figures in brackets are the number of hearths):
All of the above are on John Micklethwait's site.
There are also 2 exemption certificates recorded (without locations):
Missing are one of John JM29D and Josias (m3675) - unless Josias is the son of the one above and we don't know it.