1340

1340. Hundred of Salford
Parliament gave to Edward III. a subsidy of ninths, that is, the ninth lamb, fleece, and sheaf, for two years. Foreign merchants, not dwelling in cities or boroughs, were assessed at no more than a fifteenth on their goods and movables. The Hundred of Salford contained no one who was liable to the fifteenth. The jury of assessors also returned the ninth, or at a sum much too low to please the commissioners. Instead of 80 marks it was placed at about 35  marks. (7)