Hearth money rolls

In the 1660s the government introduced a tax on hearths as a means of raising revenue.

The returns, arranged by parish and usually with townland locations, list the names of all householders paying this tax survive for half the counties in Ireland with coverage most complete in Ulster (in full or in part for all counties except Down).

Hearth money rolls for County Armagh are available in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland under reference T/604.