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LAY SUBSIDIES (UK)

 
The subsidies of 1317 and 1332 are the first for which substantial assessments survive. Unfortunately from 1334 until 1523 ... assessments ... (only) list townships and the total amount of tax payable, but not the names of individual taxpayers ... The records since 1523 ... list taxpayers' names ..."
Herber, Mark D, Ancestral Trails, Sutton (1998)

Suffolk

Suffolk Subsidy Return 1327(Suffolk Green Book No IX, Vol II)
In 1327 people were levied a twentieth of the value of their moveable goods where the value was 5 shillings or more. In this instance, Robert Sterre was levied 12 pence.

Villata De Buxhale(Stowe Hundred), Robert Sterre, xiid

Suffolk Subsidy Return 1524(Suffolk Green Book No X)
The subsidy of 1524 was granted by Parliament to Henry VIII. "It was a graduated tax, spread over four years. In each of the first two years everybody paid; in the third year only the millionaires in land paid; in the fourth year only the millionaires in goods. In the first two years land and houses paid one shilling for each pouind of their yearly value. Those who had moveable goods valued at £20 and upwards paid one shilling for each pound. Those whose goods were valued at over £2 but under £20 paid six pence for each pound. Those whose goods were valued at £1 to £2 paid four pence for each pound. Those of 16 years of age and upwards who had only their wages of not less than £1 a year, paid four pence for each pound. Aliens paid double of these amounts, and if they were not otherwise chargeable they paid a poll tax of eightpence. In the third year those who had lands worth £50 a year or upwards paid one shilling for each pound. In the fourth year those who had moveable goods worth £50 and upwards paid one shilling for each pouind. Aliens were to pay double. Each person was to be charged under the place where he usually lived." From Preface to Suffolk Green Book No X

Blundeston, Robert Starys in goodes £3 + £5 = £18 Tax: 9s 0d
Blundeston, William Staryes, Nycholas Torald, William Arnold in goodes £3 Tax: 4s 6d
Blundeston, Henry Starys in movabyll goodes £2 Tax: 1s 0d
Stoke Juxta Clare, Thomas Browster jnr, William Steer, John Welot £1 Tax: 1s

Suffolk Subsidy Return 1568(Suffolk Green Book No XII)
No STERRYs

Ship Money Returns for Suffolk 1639-40
No STERRYs

Surrey

Calendar of Lay Subsidies, Western Surrey 1585-1649.
No STERRYs