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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 The tax was eventually repealed in 1851.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
25 Jul 1792John Berry Tayfield3 horses (1 at 10s. + 2 at 17s. 6d.)£2 5s. 0d. + 4s. 6d.Horse TaxE326/9/23/117
4 Aug 1794John Berry Esq Tayfield3 horses (1 at 10s. + 2 at 17s. 6d.)£2 5s. 0d. + 4s. 6d.Horse TaxE326/9/26/123
2 Oct 1797Mr Berry Tayfield3 horses11s. 3d. + 2s. 3d.Horse TaxE326/9/32/67
8 Oct 1797Mr Berry Tayfield3 horses (1 at 10s. + 2 at 17s. 6d.)£2 5s. 0d. + 4s. 6d. + £2 5s. 0d.Horse TaxE326/9/29/123
24 Jul 1789William Bisset at the Kirkton of Barns1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/12/127
2 Aug 1788William Bousie Barnskirktone1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/9/131
27 Jul 1790William Bowsie Kirkton of Barns1 horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/17/104
1 Jul 1791William Bousie Kirkton of Barns1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/20/105
25 Jul 1792Wm Bowie Kirktown Barns1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/23/117
4 Aug 1794Willm Bowsie Kirktonbarn1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/26/123
8 Oct 1797Mr Bowsie Kirktonburns1 horse10s. + 1s. + 10s.Horse TaxE326/9/29/123
8 Oct 1797Rob Bryden Hilside1 horse10s. + 1s. + 10s.Horse TaxE326/9/29/123
27 Jul 1790Mr Burns Min[iste]r1 horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/17/104
1 Jul 1791Mr Burns Min[iste]r X1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/20/105
25 Jul 1792Mr Burns Min[iste]r1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/23/117
4 Aug 1794Mr Burns Min[iste]r1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/26/123
19 Sep1785William Challmers Uperfrierton1 carriage & saddle horse5s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/123
10 Aug 1787William Chalmers at upper Frirton1 saddle horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/6/115
8 Oct 1797John Christie Causwayead1 horse10s. + 1s. + 10s.Horse TaxE326/9/29/123
4 Aug 1794John Chrystie Causwayhead1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/26/123
19 Sep1785Captn. Alexr Duncan of St Ford2 carriage & saddle horses10s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/123
10 Aug 1787Captain Alexander Duncan of St ford2 carriage horses, 1 saddle horse£1 10s. 0d.Horse TaxE326/9/6/115
19 Sep1785Thomas Fleeming Neuton of Frierton1 carriage & saddle horse5s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/124
10 Aug 1787Thomas Fleming at Frirton1 saddle horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/6/115
2 Aug 1788Thomas Fleming at Frierton1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/9/130
24 Jul 1789Thomas Fleming at Freirton1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/12/127
27 Jul 1790Thomas Fleming uper frierton1 horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/17/104
1 Jul 1791Thomas Fleming in Nether frierton1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/20/105
25 Jul 1792Thos Fleming N[ether] Frierton1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/23/117
4 Aug 1794Thos Fleming Nether Frearton1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/26/123
8 Oct 1797Thos Fleeming E Freerton1 horse10s. + 1s. + 10s.Horse TaxE326/9/29/123
19 Sep1785John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 carriage & saddle horse5s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/123
10 Aug 1787John Gillespie Esq of Kirton1 saddle horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/6/115
2 Aug 1788John Gillespie Esq of Kirktone1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/9/131
24 Jul 1789John Gillespie Esq Kirkton1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/12/127
27 Jul 1790John Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/17/104
1 Jul 1791John Gillespie Kirktonn X1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/20/105
25 Jul 1792John Gillespie Kirktown1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/23/117
4 Aug 1794Dr Gillespie Kirkton1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/26/123
4 Aug 1794John Greig Haysmill1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/26/123
8 Oct 1797John Greig Hays Miln1 horse10s. + 1s. + 10s.Horse TaxE326/9/29/123
19 Sep1785John Hay at Newport3 carriage & saddle horses5s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/124
10 Aug 1787John Hay at Newport3 saddle horses£1 10s. 0d.Horse TaxE326/9/6/115
2 Aug 1788John Hay at Newport3 saddle horses£1 10sHorse TaxE326/9/9/130
24 Jul 1789John Hay at Newport for hyre2 carriage horses£1Horse TaxE326/9/12/127
24 Jul 1789John Hay of Newport2 horses (1 no charge, 1 at 5s. per annum)3s. 9d.Horse TaxE326/9/15/63
27 Jul 1790John Hay at Newport2 horses (1 at 10s. + 1 at 15s.)£1 5s. 0d.Horse TaxE326/9/17/104
1 Jul 1791John Hay in Newport X2 horses (1 at 10s. + 1 at 15s.)£1 5s. 0d. + 2s. 6d.Horse TaxE326/9/20/105
25 Jul 1792John Hay Newport2 horses (1 at 10s. + 1 at 15s.)£1 5s. 0d. + 2s. 6d.Horse TaxE326/9/23/117
19 Sep1785Andrew Jameson at [Woodmuir]2 carriage & saddle horses5s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/124

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