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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
16th Century Tax Lists
NB: This information is sourced from Public Record Office, E 179/203.
Compiled by   David Neave   1970.
In the first half of the sixteenth century on five occasions, a special tax called a lay subsidy was levied. The Crown was so short of money for fighting wars on the Scottish border and in Europe that it taxed a very large number of people in the years 1524 and 1525, and in 1543,1544 and 1545. The tax lists included every man owning £1 or more in possessions or earning that amount from landed income. In 1524 and 1525, the Crown also taxed everyone earning £1 or more each year in wages. Since most men earned at least £3 a year, only a small proportion of the actual male population was left out of the lists. The men of Lancashire and Yorkshire were not very honest in making their tax returns and many who should have been included were left out of the lists in the 1520s. The north of England was more prosperous than the lists suggest and settlements around Beverley, Hull, York and Manchester were probably relatively wealthy.

John. Sheail 'Men and their money in Tudor England1, The Geograph­ical Magazine, September 1970.

1524 Lay Subsidy
Place No. of Taxpayers Tax paid
Hull 279  
Beverley 273 £52   15s. 6d.
Pocklington 90 £9   13s. 10d.
Cottingham 80 £11   13s. 6d.
Hutton Cranswick 54 £3    9s. 4d
Gt.and Lit.Driffield 46 £4    9s. 2d.
Holme on Spalding Moor 39 £2   16s.  2d.
Everingham 30 £4   17s. 7d.
Warter? 29  
Weighton (Market) 26 £1    2s. 4d.
Sutton on Derwent 26 £3   11s. 6d.
Melbourne cum Storthwaite 26 £1    8s. 0d,
Thornton 25 £1    5s. 0d.
Barmby Moor 22 19s. 0d.
Huggate 17  
Allerthorpe 16 13s. 4d.
Bishop Wilton 15 £1    2s. 10d.
Burnholme 15  
Stamford Bridge 13 12s.  2d.
Bolton and Gowthorpe 12 £2    3s. 6d.
Wilberforce 12  
Hayton 12  
East Cottingwith 12 15s. 0d.
Kilnwick Percy 11 7s. 7d.
Nether Catton 10 7s. 6d.
Over Catton 7 7s. 0d.
Millington 9  
Fangfoss 8 7s. 0d.

 In 1524 London contributed £8263 in tax, Norwich £749, Bristol £465 Coventry £463, Salisbury £405, and Southwark £387.

LEADING POCKLINGTON TOWNSPEOPLE

1524 Value of Goods
   
John Sotheby £22
William Dolman £22
William Leghe £20
Edward Salvain £8
Robert Wilberfosse £7
Robert Dawson £10
William Thorp ? £7
James Beilby £6
   
1540 Value of Goods
   
John Sotheby £120
William Dolman. £40
John Martyr £23
William Ridgard £22
   
1545 Value of Goods
   
Robert Sothebie £104
William Dolman £70
John Sothebie £55
William Ridyerd £54
William Cook £44
John Martin £40
William Dorsey £40
John Warde £22
Thomas Sothebie £12
Dorothy Wilberforce £9
   
Other E.Riding wealthy people 1524  
Place Person Tax
Harswell George Hussey £13
Risby Sir Richard Ellerker £80
N.Cave Dame Elizabeth Metham £60
Sancton Anthony Langdale £20
Scorborough Sir John Hotham £60
Bp.Wilton Ralph Nevil £15
Everingham Marmarduke Constable (Sir) £50?
Spaldyngton  ……    Wavasour £60
Aughton Sir Robert Aske £26   13s 4d

Amounts of tax paid at Pocklington 1524

2 people paid 22/-          
1 person paid 20/ -
1 person paid  8/- 
1 person paid 7/-
1 person paid 5/-
3 people paid 3/6
5 people paid 3/-
2 people paid 2/6
11 people paid 2/-
42 people paid 1/6
51 people paid 1/-
9 people paid 4d.

The above material, comes from documents in the Public Record Office, E 179/203.
Compiled by   David Neave   1970