Madron Hearth Tax
Two shillings per hearth levied on householders with houses worth upwards of 20 shillings per annum. Houses worth less
than this were exempt, as were householders on poor relief. The parish constable listed householders, together with the number
of hearths (sometimes including those exempt), for submission to the Quarter Sessions. The lists were headed in terris for
the wealthy, and in bonis for the humble. The tax was collected twice yearly, at Michaelmas and Lady Day.