1642 Contributions for Ireland

Taxes to pay for military and other governmental initiatives have always been a tough sell. In February 1642 the government of the day decided to take a slightly different tack in raising funds to quell an uprising in Ireland – all churchwardens were directed to ask for voluntary “gifts” from all persons in their parish, and forward on the funds raised. The names and amounts of those contributing from Wing have survived and are reproduced below. The total collected from Wing was £14 12s 8d.

These have been extracted from the Buckinghamshire Record Society‘s publication no. 21 and appear here with the BRS’s kind permission. Where a name appears twice, this is because it appears twice in that publication. The list has been resorted alphabetically by surname.

Source: Wilson, John. Buckinghamshire Contributions For Ireland 1642 and Richard Grenville’s Military Accounts 1642-1645. Buckinghamshire Record Society vol no 21, 1983. Pp 52-32. (online: http://www.bucksrecsoc.org.uk/BRSpub021.html)

Name Contribution
Robert Adams 5d
Robert Adams jun 5s
William Adams 2s
Mr John Alden curate 10s
John Alden 2s
Joan Arris 6d
Nicholas Baker 6d
Davie Baldwin 6d
Richard Bate 2s
Thomas Bate 3s 4d
Henry Batler 4d
Edward Blouke 6d
Robert Brincklowe 1s
Robert Brincklow 1s
William Brocks 1s
Mrs Eliause Bryars 5s
John Buckmaster 6d
William Buckmaster 6d
William Chapman 1s
Edmund Chappell 2s 6d
John Chappell 13s 4d
Francis Clarke 1s
Thomas Coates 1s 6d
John Collins 1s
Robert Crawley 1s
Gilbert Culverosse 1s
Joan Cutler 6d
Sarah Cutler 6s
Thomas Crutch 1s
Miles Dickenson 6d
John Dimmack 6d
Mr Thomas Dormer 10s
Robert East 2s
Stephen Emerton 6d
Thomas Fenn 2s
Annis Fowler 6d
Another maid 6d
Thomas Fowler 1s
William Fowler 1s
Mr Richard Floyd 5s
George Fuller 1s
Dennis Gerard 1s
Josuah Gilpin 1s
John Goodman 1s
John Goodnich 10s
Joan Goring 6d
Jane Goslen 6d
Edward Grace 5s
John Greene 1s
Joseph Greene 6d
William Greene 2s 6d
William Harding 2s
Henry Hare 6d
Radricke Hare 6s
Ralph Heires 2s 6d
Richard Hannell 6d
George Haughton 2s 6d
Margery Higgs 6d
Thomas Higgs 2s 6d
William Hore 10s
Mr Richard Horne 2s 6d
Humphrey Howse 2s
Hugh Hurndale 1s
John Hurndall 1s
Thomas Hurndale 1s 6d
William Hurndale 2s
Francis Jeffs 1s
Henry Joanes 6d
Isaac Keare 6d
Abraham Kilbee 1s 6d
Grace Kilbee 6d
William Knight 1s
Thomas Lathwell 3s
Thomas Lawrence 5s
John Lea 6d
John London 1s
John Lyon 2s 6d
Mr Thomas Maine 10s
Ambrose March 1s
Thomas Mayne 3s
William Mayes 2s 6d
John Meade 6d
William Merridale 3s
William Miller 1s
Robert Milsop 6d
Thomas Neale 6d
Thomas Newland 2s 6d
John Norcott 6d
Richard Norcott 3s
John North 6d
Robert Oates 1s 6d
Thomas Offelis 1s
Mr John Osburstone 10s
William Paine 6d
Humphrey Pantlen 6d
Richard Pedder 6s 8d
Francis Peele 5s
Bernard Pitkin 1s
John Pitkin 1s
Edward Plater 2s
Mr Prickett 5s
Thomas Pulford 5s
Thomas Rickott 2s 6d
Richard Robinson 5s
Robert Russill 1s 6d
Thomas Russill 3s
Widow Saltmash 1s
John Seare 1s
John Sheaphard 2s 6d
John Sheapard 1s
Richard Sheapard 1s
Randolph Smith 5s
Edward Stevens 2s
William Stevens 1s 6d
Thomas Studum 6d
John Tatnell 2s 6d
Richard Tayler 1s 6d
Thomas Tayler 6s
Dorothy Theed 1s
Bennett Tofield 2s 6d
William Tomkins 1s
John Tipping 6d
Edward Topping 1s
George Toppinge 1s 6d
Richard Topping 5s
William Toppinge 1s
William Topping 1s
John Townes 1s
Thomas Turney 6d
Timothy Trunley 3s
Mr Francis Whitton 2s 6d
John Woodman 5s