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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 The tax was eventually repealed in 1851.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
19 Aug 1778John Gibleston Esqr of Kirkton [sic]1 house [rated] £51s. 10.5d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/5
19 Aug 1778Mr Sampfoord Walker1 house [rated] £83sInhabited House TaxE326/3/15/5
19 Aug 1778Total Forgan parish2 houses [rated] £134s. 10.5d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/5
24 Aug 1779John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house [rated] £57.5d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/13
24 Aug 1779John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house [rated] £62s. 3d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/22
24 Aug 1779Mr Walker of Sampford1 house [rated] £81sInhabited House TaxE326/3/15/13
24 Aug 1779Mr Walker of Sampford1 house [rated] £93s. 4.5d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/22
24 Aug 1779Total Forgan parish2 houses [rated] £131s. 7.5d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/13
24 Aug 1779Total Forgan parish2 houses [rated] £155s. 7.5d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/22
23 Jul 1781John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/29
23 Jul 1782John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/37
22 Jul 1783John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/45
4 Aug 1784Captn Duncan of Sampfoord1 house [rated] £168s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/53
4 Aug 1784John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/53
4 Aug 1784Total Forgan parish2 houses [rated] £2211s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/53
19 Sep 1785Captn Duncan of St ford1 house [rated] £168s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/61
19 Sep 1785Geo Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/61
19 Sep 1785Total Forgan parish2 houses [rated] £2211s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/61
28 Jul 1786Captn Duncan of St Ford1 house [rated] £168s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/69
28 Jul 1786John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/69
28 Jul 1786Total Forgan parish2 houses [rated] £2211s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/69
10 Aug 1787Alexander Duncan Esqr Samford1 house [rated] £168s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/80
10 Aug 1787John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/80
10 Aug 1787Total Forgan parish2 houses [rated] £2211s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/80
24 Jul 1789John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/89
24 Jul 1789The Honbl Robt Lindsay St foord1 house [rated] £189s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/89
24 Jul 1789Total Forgan parish2 houses [rated] £2412s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/89
27 Jul 1790John Gillespie Kirktonn1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/100
27 Jul 1790Robert Stewart St ford1 house [rated] £189s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/100
27 Jul 1790Total Forgan parish2 houses [rated] £2412s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/100
1 Jul 1791John Berry Esqr of Hayfield [sic]1 house [rated] £84s. + 4.8d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/107
1 Jul 1791John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s. + 3.6d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/107
1 Jul 1791Robt Stewart Esqr St Ford1 house [rated] £189s. + 10.8d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/107
1 Jul 1791Total Forgan parish3 houses [rated] £3216s. + 1s. 7.2d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/107
25 Jul 1792John Berry Tayfield1 house [rated] £84s. + 4.8d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/115
25 Jul 1792Dr Gillespie Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s. + 3.6d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/115
25 Jul 1792Wm Gordon V[intne]r Woodhaven1 house [rated] £73s. 6d. + 4.2d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/115
25 Jul 1792Rt Stewart of St Fort1 house [rated] £189s. + 10.8d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/115
25 Jul 1792Total Forgan parish4 houses [rated] £3919s. 6d. + 1s. 11.4d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/115
4 Aug 1794John Berry of Tayfield1 house [rated] £84s. + 4.8d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/125
4 Aug 1794Mr Burns Min[iste]r1 house [rated] £52s. 6d. + 3d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/125
4 Aug 1794Mr Burns Forgan (in List of the Clergy)1 house [rated] £52s. 6d. + 3d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/132
4 Aug 1794Dr Gillespie Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s. + 3.6d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/125
4 Aug 1794Wm Gordon Vintner Woodhaven1 house [rated] £73s. 6d. + 4.2d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/125
4 Aug 1794Rt Stewart Esqr St Fort1 house [rated] £189s. + 10.8d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/125
4 Aug 1794Total Forgan parish5 houses [rated] £44£1 2s. 0d. + 2s. 2.4d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/125
2 Oct 1797Mr Berry Tayfield1 house [rated] £105s. + 6d. + 6d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/142
2 Oct 1797Mr Burn Min[iste]r1 house [rated] £52s. 6d. + 3d. + 3d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/142
2 Oct 1797Burn Forgan (in List of the Clergy)1 house [rated] £52s. 6d. + 3d. + 3d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/146
2 Oct 1797Miss Gillespie Kirkton1 house [rated] £105s. + 6d. + 6d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/142

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