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Lot 66: Cumberland.- Subsidy Roll, manuscript in English, on vellum, some marks, c. 2040 x 220mm., 15th April1641.
November 15, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Cumberland.- Subsidy Roll "in the sixtenth yeare of his Matie most happie reigne... in the sume of 200l - 16s - 0", Ds. "Sir Henry Fletcher", "John Skelton", "Peter Senhouse", "Richard Tolson" and "William Samson", manuscript in English, on vellum, 3 membranes, head and tail with small tears, some slight creasing, yellowed, a few ink marks, c. 2040 x 220mm., 15th April 1641. ⁂ Taxation in the year before the start of the Civil War. Towns include: Whitehaven, Whitbeck, Muncaster, Millom, Gosforth, St Bees, Lamplugh, Ennerdale, Workington, Buttermere, Cockermouth etc. Sir Henry Fletcher (d. 1645), of Hutton-in-the-Forest, High Sheriff of Cumberland. Subsidy Roll, "Lists of tax payers, arranged by villages and towns, together with the amounts of tax to be paid." - Stephen Friar. The Local History Companion, 2001.
Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History