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The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Historic Personal Taxes in the 18th Century

Various personal taxes were raised at different times from 1748. There were separate schedules for each tax but not all records survive. This page has transcripts of the schedules for Forgan parish from 1748 to 1798. The records are held by the National Records of Scotland, ref. E326 and the originals are online at ScotlandsPlaces, which has an overview of the records and transcripts of some of the documents. Interpreting old documents can produce different results.

The following taxes are included here:
Carriage Tax 1785-98 sorted by name,   sorted by date,
Cart Tax 1785-98 sorted by name,   sorted by date,
Clock and Watch Tax 1797-98 sorted by name
Dog Tax 1797-98 sorted by name
Farm Horse Tax 1797-98 sorted by name,   sorted by date,
Female Servants' Tax 1785-92 sorted by name,   sorted by date,
Horse Tax 1785-98 sorted by name,   sorted by date,
Inhabited House Tax 1778-98 sorted by name,   sorted by date,
Male Servants' Tax 1777-98 sorted by name,   sorted by date,
some Window Tax 1748-60 sorted by name,   sorted by date, the remaining Window Tax 1761-98 will appear here shortly.
From 1798 taxes were payable to a single consolidated fund. These were entered on a single schedule, which included houses and windows, inhabited houses, male servants, carriages, riding and carriage horses, horses used in husbandry and trade and mules, and dogs. The consolidated schedules survive for the year 5th April 1798 to 5th April 1799 only.

All records sorted by name,   all records sorted by date

There are no Poll Tax records for Forgan, and no Shop Tax records for Fife at all. The Hearth Tax and some Land Tax records are listed on other pages.

A note on the Window Tax - initially the rolls list properties with 10 or more windows but from 1762 onwards they list those with 8 or more windows and from October 1766 they list those with 7 or more. The tax was eventually repealed in 1851.

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DateTaxpayerTaxable itemsDuty paidTaxSource ref
2 Oct 1797John Berry Esq, Tayfield2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797John Berry Esq, Tayfield2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797Mr Bowsie, Kirkton barns8 horses, 8 liable for duty at 2 shillings each16s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Mr Bousie, Kirkton barns8 horses, 8 liable for duty18s. 0d. + 3s. 7.2d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797Robert Bryden, Hillside5 horses, 5 liable for duty at 2 shillings each10s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Rob. Brydon, Hillside5 horses, 5 liable for duty11s. 3d. + 2s. 3d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797Mr Burn, minister2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Mr Burn, min[iste]r2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797John Christie, Cawsie head6 horses, 6 liable for duty at 2 shillings each12s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797John Christie, Causiehead6 horses, 6 liable for duty13s. 6d. + 2s. 8.4d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797William Feathers, back of Caddon2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797William Fethers, Back of Caden2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797Thos. Fleeming, East Frierton7 horses, 7 liable for duty at 2 shillings each14s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Thos. Fleeming, E. Freerton7 horses, 7 liable for duty15s. 9d. + 3s. 1.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797John Foggo, Myre end2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797John Foggo, Myre end2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797John Greig, Hays miln4 horses, 4 liable for duty at 2 shillings each8s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797John Greig, Hays Mill4 horses, 4 liable for duty9s. 0d. + 1s. 9.6d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797William Henderson, Ninewells2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797William Henderson, Ninewells2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797John Kyd, Watrie buts2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797John Kyd, Wateriebutts2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797John Mack, Bouterhall2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797John Mack, Bouterhall2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797Robert Marshall, Wormit6 horses, 6 liable for duty at 2 shillings each12s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Rob. Marshall, Wormit6 horses, 6 liable for duty13s. 6d. + 2s. 8.4d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797William Martin, Ninewells2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797William Martin, Burnside2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797William Martin, Ninewells2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797William Martin, Burnside2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797Alexander Meldrum, Inverdivot8 horses, 8 liable for duty at 2 shillings each16s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Alex. Meldrum, Inverdivoat8 horses, 8 liable for duty18s. 0d. + 3s. 7.2d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797Alexr. Ritchie, North Frierton8 horses, 8 liable for duty at 2 shillings each16s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Alex. Ritchie, N. Freerton8 horses, 8 liable for duty18s. 0d. + 3s. 7.2d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797John Rodger, Backcommon3 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each, 1 not liable4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797John Roger, Backcommon3 horses, 2 liable for duty, 1 not liable4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797Andrew Simson, Ninewells1 horse, 1 liable for duty at 2 shillings each2s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Andrew Simpson, Ninewells1 horse, 1 liable for duty2s. 3d. + 5.4d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797Robert Stewart, St Ford8 horses, 8 liable for duty at 2 shillings each16s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Robert Stewart of St Fort8 horses, 8 liable for duty18s. 0d. + 3s. 7.2d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797James Walker, Newton18 horses, 14 liable for duty at 2 shillings each, 4 not liable£1 8s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797James Walker, Newton18 horses, 14 liable for duty, 4 not liable£1 11s. 6d. + 6s. 3.6d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797John Williamson & John Oben, Burnside2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Jno. Williamson & Jno. Oben, Burnside2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797Andrew Wylie, Morton6 horses, 6 liable for duty at 2 shillings each12s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Andw. Wylie, Morton6 horses, 6 liable for duty13s. 6d. + 2s. 8.4d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797Total Forgan parish108 horses, 103 liable and 5 not liable£10 6s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Total Forgan parish108 horses, 103 liable and 5 not liable£11 11s. 9d. + £2 6s. 4.2d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31

 

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