Sussex Archaeological Collections Illustrating the History and Antiquities of the County, Volume 1

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 200 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853. Excerpt: ... REMARKS ON THE NOM OF 1340, AS RELATING TO SUSSEX. BEAD AT THE SHOBEHAM MEETING, MAT 5, 1847. BY W. H. BLAAUW, ESQ. Commissioners for the county of Sussex were appointed to levy the taxes granted by Parliament in the 14th year of King Edward III (1340), namely--the ninth lamb, the ninth fleece, and the ninth sheaf; and the fifteenth of the goods and chattels of merchants not living in cities or boroughs. Nonarum Inquisitiones, published by the Record Commission, folio, 1807.) Three commissions were issued to regulate the mode of levying this tax, and the value of the tenth, as ascertained in 1292 for Pope Nicholas's taxation, was authorized to be taken as the basis of the valuation; the ninth, in 1340, being thus accepted as equivalent to the tenth in 1292. The facts were to be taken on the oath of the parishioners in each parish. The assessors for the county of Sussex were Henry Huse, Andrew de Medsted, John de Covert (replaced on June 8th, by William de Seffyngham, a name probably misread for Sessingham), John de Mitford. The receiver of the subsidy appointed was Henry Gerland, the Dean of Chichester, but on August 8th the Abbot of Battle was appointed in his place. The tax was to be levied within two years, and accordingly the commissioners, in the year 1341, attended at various towns to receive the returns from the parishes. They were at Chichester on March 14th, on March 16th at Steyning and Bramber, and at Lewes from March 17th to April 3d. The returns from the city of Chichester, the boroughs, and the Cinque Ports were made separately, and do not appear; the return from the clergy also, who voted a tenth, is not included. Only two parishes in Sussex return their value in 1341 as exceeding what they were rated at in 1292, South Malling having been t...

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