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Digital Subscriptions > Family Tree > Family Tree October 2018 > How did you do?

How did you do?

Read on to find out the answers to last issue’s Family Tree Academy challenges. Our Academy tutor David Annal explains all.

Discover the answers to last issue’s challenges

Your document challenge:

The answers

Last month, we focused on records of taxation and, in particular, two taxes collected two centuries apart. One was a 17th century Hearth Tax return, and the other was from the Death Duty registers. Let’s first deal with the Hearth Tax return:

I The list records the names of those liable to pay the tax along with the number of hearths in their property. What is the name of the householder with the largest number of hearths?

Sr William Walker paid tax on no fewer than 15 hearths.

II In addition to the number of hearths, which other indications of social status do we get from the list?

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