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Excerpts from document relating to taxation in Essex

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Excerpts from document relating to taxation in Essex
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. 11 (+ MSS/0068, fol. 1, misbound, a cover page).
Bound with MSS/0068, MSS/0069 and MSS/0213.
Scope and content
Excerpts made by the Rev. Philip Morant, FSA (d. 1770), historian of Essex (see DNB), from a MS in his possession of taxation of a fifteenth, imposed 29 Edw. I (1300-01); 1758. Mainly Latin. The excerpts relate to Colchester, Essex, and four townships, Lexden, Miland, Grenested and West Donylond, within the liberty of Colchester, and are preceded by a brief introduction, fol. 2r, v, by Philip Morant (cf. Rotuli Parliamentorum, I (1767), 243). The tax was imposed on moveable goods. Valuations of rings, clothing, furniture, etc., are given, and the sum total (£34 12s 7d) of the tax raised, fol. 10v. Comment by Morant on the valuation of wool, fol. 11.
Morant, Philip (1700-1770), rector of St Mary's Colchester and historian of Essex
Previous reference number(s)
MS 70
Archival history
Digitisation of this manuscript was kindly sponsored by Daniel Clark.
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