The Lay Subsidy of 1524
The following list of Chudleigh inhabitants is taken from the transcribed list published as 'Devon Subsidy Rolls 1524-27'.
The Subsidy Rolls are another form of Poll Tax, in those days a tax paid by all non-churchmen on movable property to help fund the army in times of war. In the year 1524 land was taxed at an annual value of 24 percent and goods at 28 percent in the pound.
The surname spellings are listed exactly as originally transcribed and for ease of searching have been now been placed in alphabetical order in this list. It will be noted that some names are listed more than once, this is not an error and is the case of more than one individual sharing the same name.
Ball, Nicholas sen
Par, John jun
Perre, John sen
Pomary, Elizabeth wid