Subsidy: 1610

Parliament re-opened on 9 February 1610. Before the session was adjourned on 23 July, it granted a subsidy, to be paid in two unequal instalments, as well as a fifteenth and tenth.

The rates were the same as in previous subsidies. On moveable goods worth £3 or more, individuals (and corporations) were to pay 1s.8d. per pound for the first payment, and 1s. per pound for the second payment. On lands worth 20s. or more per annum, they were charged with paying 2s.8d. for the first payment, and 1s.4d. for the second. Aliens were charged a double rate of 3s.4d. for the first payment, and 2s. for the second payment, on moveable goods, and on lands, they were to pay 5s.4d. for the first payment, and 2s.8d. for the second. Those aliens without taxable assets paid a poll tax of 4d. per head for each payment.

The first instalment was to be assessed by 20 September, certified at the Exchequer by 20 October and paid by 1 November 1610; the second had to be assessed by 20 March, certified by 20 April and paid by 1 May 1611. Collections of the present subsidy were delayed, only to be paid by 1 November next after the date of the final instalment of the previous grant and by the subsequent 1 May.

This East Riding document is explicitly a certificate of assessment and individual assessment for the Holme Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill for the first collection of the subsidy granted to James I in 1610. The assessment lists not only the individual places and their tax payers, but also the assessors operating in each settlement. However, the assessment is clearly damaged, is held together by a single modern thread, and only the second rotulet appears to be complete. It is unclear how much of the original assessment actually remains, but since relatively few of the expected names appear to be missing, it is likely that only small sections from the ends of the rotulets have been lost.

Lay Subsidy, 9 Feb x 23 July 1610


Hugh Bethell sessor

Hugh Young in bonis

Peter Hessle in bonis

--- Tomlinson