Seventeenth century

The Protestation Returns or Rolls of 1641 were an attempt by Parliament to list all males over 18 years of age who would declare themselves to be Protestants. This is a transcription of the returns for the Holmfirth area held in the Parliamentary archives.


The Protestation Returns transcription as a CSV file. The CSV file can be read into a spreadsheet. This allows you to process it, for example sort by surname or township.


Hearth Tax, Lady Day 1672. This was, as the name implies, a tax on the number of hearths in a property. It not only lists householders but gives some indication of their wealth.


The Hearth Tax returns as a CSV file. The CSV file can be read into a spreadsheet. This allows you to process it, for example sort by surname or number of hearths.