chimney-money

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chimney money (uncountable)

  1. A tax formerly paid on all chimneys in England.
    • 17 May 1664 House of Lords Journal Vol II 1660 -1666 pp 619 -626.
"In the next Place, we reviewed the Act for Chimney-money, which we intended a great Branch of Your Majesty's Revenue, although by some Mistakes it is fallen short: And, in Hopes Your Majesty may improve that Receipt, we have prepared a Bill for the collecting that Duty by such Officers as Your Majesty and Your Successors shall from Time to Time think fit to appoint." - http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.