1796 Thornbury Land Tax

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An assessment made on the Houses & Lands in the Borough of Thornbury & Coat*  in the County of Glos for granting an Aid to his Majesty by a land tax to be raised in the year 1796 after the rate of 4 shillings in the pound.

Thos Wetmore & Wm Millett      Assessors

Mr James Eley & Mr John Croome   Collectors

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Total Collected £54 0s 0d

*Probably Cote (Farm), Olveston. Edward S Sitwell of Derbyshire was the nephew of Rev Staunton Degge (his mother Dorothy Wilmot was Staunton Degge’s sister & heir; he adopted the surname Sitwell to inherit other property) & inherited land in Tockington, Olveston, Aust, inc connections with Over Court.

**Is Hamblin another version of Emblin?