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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 The tax was eventually repealed in 1851.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 Sep 1785Captn Duncan of St ford1 house [rated] £168s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/61
19 Sep 1785Captain Duncan of Sampford1 carriage with 2 wheels£2 12s. 6d.Carriage TaxE326/8/1/55
19 Sep 1785Captn. Duncan of Sampfurd2 servants: Jean Renton Cookmaid, Mary Stewart Cham[ber] maid7s. 6d.Female Servants TaxE326/6/1/94
19 Sep1785Captn. Alexr Duncan of St Ford2 carriage & saddle horses10s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/123
19 Sep 1785Captn. Duncan of St ford3 servants: Charles McFortone, Butler; James Edwards, Groom; Alex Lawson, Gardiner£3 7s. 6d.Male Servants TaxE326/5/5/98
28 Jul 1786Captain Duncan of St Foord1 carriage with2 wheels£3 10s.Carriage TaxE326/8/3/59
28 Jul 1786Captn. Duncan of St ford2 servants: Cathn. Forres House servant, Euphan Henderson Cham[ber]m[ai]d10s.Female Servants TaxE326/6/5/102
28 Jul 1786Captn Duncan of St Ford1 house [rated] £168s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/69
28 Jul 1786Captn. Duncan St ford3 servants: James Edwards, Groom; John Duncan, Gardiner; Chas. Mcfarlane, Butler£4 10s. 0d.Male Servants TaxE326/5/7/107
10 Aug 1787Alexander Duncan Esqr Samford1 house [rated] £168s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/80
10 Aug 1787Alexander Duncan Esqr of St Fourt1 carriage with2 wheels£3 10s.Carriage TaxE326/8/5/52
10 Aug 1787Capt. Alexr. Duncan St Fourd2 servants: Isobell and Nelly Reids house maids10s.Female Servants TaxE326/6/9/104
10 Aug 1787Captain Alexander Duncan of St ford2 carriage horses, 1 saddle horse£1 10s. 0d.Horse TaxE326/9/6/115
10 Aug 1787Captn. Duncan of St ford3 servants: Charles Mcfarline, James Mcfarline, John Mcfarline - His Servants£4 10s. 0d.Male Servants TaxE326/5/9/62
21 Jul 1759John Duncan Causeyhead1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/43
2 May 1760John Duncan Causeyhead1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/80
2 Aug 1760John Duncan Causeyhead1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/115
2 Aug 1760James Farmer1 house, 10 windows2s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/116
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
18 Nov 1798Wm. Feathers, Back of CaddenDuties on houses2s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Wm. Feathers, Back of CaddenDuty on 2 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules12s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Wm. Feathers, Back of CaddenTotal14s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
6 Apr 1759Geo Fleming1 house1s 0d. (a year)House & Window TaxE326/1/42/311
21 Jul 1759Geo. Fleming Friarton1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/43
2 May 1760George Fleming Friarton1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/80
2 Aug 1760Geo Fleming in Little friarton1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/116
10 Aug 1758Thos Fleming1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/299
6 Apr 1759Thos Fleming1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/311
21 Jul 1759Thos Fleming Meikle friarton1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/43
2 May 1760Thos Fleming Meikle friarton1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/80
2 Aug 1760Tho. Fleming Meikle friarton1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/115
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
2 Oct 1797Thomas Fleeming, E Freerton1 clock, 1 silver or metal watch5s. 7.5d.Clock & Watch TaxE326/12/2/29
Oct 1797Thomas Fleming, E FreertonDuty on 1 dog at 5 shillings each5s. 0d.Dog TaxE326/11/1/102
2 Oct 1797Thos. Fleeming, East Frierton7 horses, 7 liable for duty at 2 shillings each14s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
8 Oct 1797Thos Fleeming E Freerton1 horse10s. + 1s. + 10s.Horse TaxE326/9/29/123
2 Oct 1797Thos. Fleeming, E. Freerton7 horses, 7 liable for duty15s. 9d. + 3s. 1.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
18 Nov 1798Thomas Fleeming, E FriertonDuties on houses & 8 windows19s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Thomas Fleeming, E FriertonDuty on 1 horse (for riding or drawing 2- or 4-wheel carriages)£1 4s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Thomas Fleeming, E FriertonDuty on 7 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules£2 2s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Thomas Fleeming, E Frierton4 horses exempted from duty-Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Thomas Fleeming, E FriertonDuty on 1 dog at 4 shillings4s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18

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