1379 Poll tax list of Bilbrough residents

 

Subsidy Roll (Poll Tax) for 1379 for the Yorkshire Parish of Bilbrough

Bilbrough: In 1379 the Poll tax return shows that the village was thriving.  There were three blacksmiths, which could reflect the trade coming from a major highway, and as a whole there were 33 taxpayers indicating a village of 25 or so houses.  Taxes in shillings (only Basy Esq.) and pence.  The total is apparently correct (I’ll take your word for it – thanks, Jo!)

Ainsty wapentake, Bilbrough parish:

1379 Bilbrough:

BILBURGH’.

Ricardus Basy, Esquier, & vxor ejus

vj.s. viij.d.

Agnes seruiens ejusdem

iiij.d.

Agnes seruiens ejuadem

iiij.d.

Nicholaus seruiens ejusdem

iiij.d.

Johannes Carter & vxor ejus

iiij.d.

Willelmus de Paythow

iiij.d.

Willelmus Sowle & vxor ejus

iiij.d.

Margareta de Ribstane

iiij.d.

Johannes Wryght& uxor ejus

iiij.d.

Nicholaus de ffentoñ

iiij.d.

Rogerus Mareshall’, Faber, & uxor ejus

vj.d.

Ricardus filius ejusdem, Faber

vj.d.

Magota Abraham

iiij.d.

Ricardus Smyth’, Faber

iiij.d.

Adam Broune & uxor ejus

iiij.d.

Johannes Sawle

iiij.d.

Johannes Caperoñ & vxor ejus

iiij.d.

Johannes Lely

iiij.d.

Abraham de Bilburgh

iiij.d.

Robertus Motour & uxor ejus

iiij.d.

Constancia filia ejusdem

iiij.d.

Willelmus seruiens ejusdem

iiij.d.

Willelmus Suart & uxor ejus

iiij.d.

Rogerus Wryght, Carpenter

vj.d.

Rogerus seruiens ejusdem

iiij.d.

Nicholaus de Emlay & vxor ejus

iiij.d.

Robertus seruiens ejusdem

iiij.d.

Thomas de Oxtoñ

iiij.d.

Robertus de Oxtoñ & uxor ejus

iiij.d.

Johannes filius ejusdem

iiij.d.

Robertus Sele & uxor ejus

iiij.d.

Johannes Cokke

iiij.d.

Johannes Kyng’

iiij.d.

Summa-

xviij.s.

Thanks to Jo Lumsden (a Wright descendant) for the following translation notes!   

ejus/eius = of him or her i.e. his or hers

eiusdem = of the same or the above (eiuadem is a feminine form)

so = of the same lady

serviens = being in the state of serving such a person i.e. his or her servant

 

 

 

 

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