Hearth-tax

Household tax determined by how many hearths there were. The Latin term in *DB = Fumagium < fumus = smoke. -
Cf. Focage

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • hearth-tax — hearthˈ money, hearthˈ penny or hearthˈ tax noun (historical) A tax on hearths • • • Main Entry: ↑hearth …   Useful english dictionary

  • hearth tax — hearth money or hearth tax, 1. a tax upon hearths or chimneys. 2. an annual tax of two shillings on each hearth, imposed in England from 1662 to 1689 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hearth tax — A hearth tax was a property tax in certain countries during the medieval and early modern period, levied on each hearth or family unit. It was calculated based on the number of hearths, or fireplaces, within a municipal area. Hearth tax was… …   Wikipedia

  • hearth tax — noun Any of several taxes levied in medieval Europe based on the number of hearths (fireplaces) in a property or community …   Wiktionary

  • Hearth — with cooking utensils In common historic and modern usage, a hearth (  / …   Wikipedia

  • hearth-money — hearthˈ money, hearthˈ penny or hearthˈ tax noun (historical) A tax on hearths • • • Main Entry: ↑hearth …   Useful english dictionary

  • hearth money — noun an annual contribution made by Roman Catholics to support the papal see • Syn: ↑Peter s pence • Hypernyms: ↑offering * * * noun 1. : peter s pence 2. : a 17th century English tax of two shillings o …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hearth — (h[aum]rth), n. [OE. harthe, herth, herthe, AS. heor[eth]; akin to D. haard, heerd, Sw. h[ a]rd, G. herd; cf. Goth. ha[ u]ri a coal, Icel. hyrr embers, and L. cremare to burn.] 1. The pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a chimney, on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hearth ends — Hearth Hearth (h[aum]rth), n. [OE. harthe, herth, herthe, AS. heor[eth]; akin to D. haard, heerd, Sw. h[ a]rd, G. herd; cf. Goth. ha[ u]ri a coal, Icel. hyrr embers, and L. cremare to burn.] 1. The pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hearth money — Hearth Hearth (h[aum]rth), n. [OE. harthe, herth, herthe, AS. heor[eth]; akin to D. haard, heerd, Sw. h[ a]rd, G. herd; cf. Goth. ha[ u]ri a coal, Icel. hyrr embers, and L. cremare to burn.] 1. The pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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