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Transcribed by Kay Collins & Jacky Lawrence 2004
Civil War - Money Collected in 1643

From the Baker Manuscripts in the Fermor Hesketh Collection (N.R.O. ref FH Baker 703), this list is of men paying money as a loan to Parliament, between July & December 1643. The catalogue listing is:-

An account book recording daily receipt of money between 20 July and about 20 Dec 1643 from inhabitants of villages all over the county apparently equivalent to a tax of a 25th.
With analysis of same daily entries by parishes by hundreds in the East or West Divisions. The names are not those of gentry or clergy.

The sale catalogue listing, when the book was purchased at auction for the RO:-

Civil War Moneyes lately lent upon publique fayth in N'ptonshier
A list dated 20th July 1643 of about 6000 persons in Northamptonshire who were lenders of money to Parliament, with places of residence and amounts.
List of the same persons arranged under hundreds and parishes.
List of persons, sums and place headed “Northt’ townes. xviii Julii 1643.

Lenders were to be repaid with interest at 8 per cent.

NRO Ref: FH Baker MS 703
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