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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 The tax was eventually repealed in 1851.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
.. Sep 1768Mr Fermor at Newport1 house, 10 windows8s. 4d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/82
18 Aug 1769Mrs Fermor at Newport1 house, 10 windows8s. 4d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/102
23 Aug 1770Mrs Fermor at Newport1 house, 10 windows8s. 4d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/121
29 Jun 1766Willm Feathers in newport1 house, 9 windows0 + 0 + 3s. 9d. (windows) + 5d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/12
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
early 1761Geo Fleming in Litle Frierton1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/155
26 Jun 1761Geo. Fleming in Frierton1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/190
- Feb 1762Geo. Fleming Frierton1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/222
15 Jun 1762George Fleming in [muckle frierton]1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/13
8 Feb 1763George Fleming in [mickle frierton]1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/46
27 May 1763George Fleming in [mickle frierton]1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/75
10 Feb 1764George Fleming in [Frierton]1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/107
11 Jun 1764George Fleming in [mickel frirten]1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/136
29 Mar 1765George Fleming in [Mickle frierton]1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/166
9 Jul 1765Geo Fleming in [Frierton]1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/196
3 Dec 1765Geo Fleming in [Mickle frierton]1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/224
29 Jun 1766Geo Fleming in [mickle frierton]1 house5d.House & Window TaxE326/1/45/12
25 May 1767George Fleeming [Friartoun]1 house, 7 windows7d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/35
20 Sep 1767George Fleeming [in Friartoun]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/45/58
.. Sep 1768George Fleeming [in Friartown]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/45/81
18 Aug 1769George Fleeming in [Frierton]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/45/102
23 Aug 1770George Fleeming [in Friertoun]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/45/121
31 Aug 1771George Fleeming in [Friertoun]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/45/140
19 Jul 1772George Fleeming in [Friertoun]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/45/161
15 Jul 1773George Fleeming in [Freerton]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/46/11
30 Jul 1774George Fleeming in [Friertown]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/46/33
3 Aug 1775George Fleeming in [Friertown]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/46/54
- - 1776George Fleeming in [Friertown]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/46/77
27 Jul 1777George Fleeming in [Frierton]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/46/101
19 Aug 1778George Fleeming in [Frierton]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/47/9
24 Aug 1779George Fleeming in [Frierton]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/47/32
9 Aug 1780George Fleeming in [Frierton]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/47/56
23 Jul 1781George Fleeming in [Frierton]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/47/78
24 Jul 1782George Fleeming in [Frierton]1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/47/102
22 Jul 1783George Fleeming in Frierton1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/47/124
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
early 1761Thos. [Henderson deleted] Fleming Mikel Frirton1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/154
26 Jun 1761Thomas Fleming in meickle frierton1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/190

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