Although Cirencester was technically within the hundred of Crowthorne & Minety, it was treated as a separate hundred in the assessment.
|References||TNA, E179/247/13, 25r-26v, TNA, E179/247/14, 2v-3v|
William Hawkins was the collector for both assessments, except for Laurence Ward where the collector in the 1671 assessment is given as William Beckett (this may be a mistake).
At the end of the assessment for the hundred is the comment: 'The Smiths in this Hundred weare discharged by order from the Justice from the payment of hearthmony for theyer forges'.
|References||TNA, E179/247/13, 62r-63r, TNA, E179/247/14, 1r-2v|
In the 1671 roll the assessment for Crowthorne and Minety was 'left out'. The assessment, which forms the last two membranes of the roll, is in very bad condition and little can be read. Conversely the assessment for Crowthorne and Minety provides the first two membranes of the 1672 roll and parts of this too have been lost to damage.