in the mid-19th century. Some of his account books have been discovered recently

Among his duties was the collection of Land Tax.

The accounts of the Half-year's tax for 1838 are as follows:

Transcription kindly submitted by Warwick Wise

1838 | The Half Ayers Land Tax for Beausell | £ | s | d |

Nov 27 | Recived of Mr Wheeler Land Tax | 19 | 4 | |

Nov 27 | Recived of Mr Eday for the Old Park | 20 | 5 | 9 |

Nov 27 | Recd of Mr Barnet the sum of | 2 | 1 | 4 |

Nov 27 | Recd of Mr May the sum of | 13 | ||

Nov 27 | Recd of Mr Barcley the sum of | 2 | 1 | |

Nov 27 | Recd of Do for the Leat Mr Perkings | 3 | 8 | |

Nov 27 | Recd of Mr Hicken the sum of | 1 | 10 | 4 1/4 |

Do | Recived of Mr Bradford the sum of | 10 | 11 3/4 | |

Do | Recd of Mrs Dolphin the sum of | 6 | ||

Do | Recd of Mr Steel the sum of | 16 | ||

Do | Recd of Mr Gardner for the lete John Smith | 3 | 3 | |

Do | Mine one Tax is the sum of | 1 | 15 | 4 |

Nov 27 | Recd of Mr Elkin the sum of | 1 | 8 | 6 1/2 |

Do | Recd of Mr Kyte the sum of | 16 | 7 1/4 | |

The ale Half Ayers Tax- | 33 | 5 | 7 3/4 | |

The Assessed Taxes for the half Ayer | £ | s | d | |

27 Nov | Recd of Mr Horn the sum of | 14 | ||

27 | Do of Mr Gardner the sum of | 14 | 4 1/2 | |

27 | Do of Mr Richerdson the sum of | 1 | 2 | 4 1/2 |

27 | Recd of Mr Cettell the sum of | 1 | 15 | |

28 | Mr Hicken is 4s Not Recd pd | 4 | ||

The half Ayers Sum | 4 | 9 | 9 | |

November | The Land Tax of the parchment Dublick for One Ayer is the sum of | 66 | 5 | 1 1/2 |

The sum collected for the seme time is | 66 | 11 | 3 1/2 | |

23 | Recd of Mr Grimet A 10£ Bank of England Bill No 551 National provincial Bank | 10 | ||

29 | Pd the Land Tax At the Warwick Arms | 33 | 2 | 3 3/4 |

And Assess Tax to B Semore Esq | 4 | 9 | 9 |

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