Grumbold's Ash Hundred

1671:TNA, E179/247/13, 13r
Thomas Walker, constable
1672:TNA, E179/247/14, 52v
John Woodward, constable
Only the end of the list of exemptions survives from the 1671 assessment. The entry in the 1672 assessment is badly faded and marked, but identified by the correspondence with the exemption certificate.
Certificate: TNA, E179/329
Date:3 June 1672
Signed By:Thomas Gwynn, rector
Thomas Cam & James Gibbs, churchwardens
James Gibbs senior & Edward Little, overseers
Authorised by:Gabriel Lowe & John Smyth
Before the entry for Margaret Clarke in the list is the note that 'All the above mentioned are cottages'.
The list is annotated: 'Most of those persons above named mett in our parish Chancel June the 2d. Wee enquired of them the worth of their estates. They protested they were not worth soe much as is above required in this paper for this payment & wee doe beleive them.'
'There are other persons in need that have been relieved & therefore desire they may be excused & shall thinke it charity in you to excuse them viz Bridget Isaac, John Isaac, John Butler junior & Richard Wren.'
The heading and first entries for the 20/21 return are lost. It has been identified by comparing the list of exceptions with the exemption certificate.
William Barker 1 forge arrears for 3 half years11
Widow Hoborow2
Widow Long4
William [Gwin]2
Lawrence Higgs2
William Higgs1
-- Clarke1
John Sargant1
Thomas Higgs2
John Isack1
Widow Alway4
Widow Butler2
Widow Hathway2
Thomas Walker5
[Edward] Hathway3
Luke Higgs2
Henry Witt2
Francis Maning3
William Higgs1
Richard Emison2
Henry Rowles1
Lewis Higgs2
Mr Gwinn4
John Higgs3
Thomas Sargant4
Widow Witchell2
Thomas Cam4
John Wood3
Robert [Davis]8
George [Rudman] 2 & forge3
And arrears for forge 1 year1
Walter Kinge4
Anne Hathway new erected one half year1


John Seel1
Richard Seel1
William Seel1
James French1
John Butler & Jane Butler2
Thomas Hulins senior & junior2
John Gale1
Samuel Gale1
Elizabeth Morley
Annis Butler1
Matthew Higgs1
Richard Bennet2
Joan Hopkins1
Francis Evans1
William Horwood1
John Horwood1
Thomas Simons1
Isaac Venne1
Daniel Rudley1
William Fletcher1
Robert Clarke1
Dorothy Clarke1
John Coventry1
John Clarke1
Richard Bennet junior1
Robert Sparkes1
William Russell1
Lewis Horwood1
Robert Aldam1
Andrew Hathway1
Samuel Wren1
John Simons1
Margaret Clarke, widow1
Hester Webbe1
John Colwell1
Nathaniel Evans1
Millicent Davies1
Nathaniel Lord1