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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,
Window Tax 1748-98 sorted by name,   sorted by date.
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 The tax was eventually repealed in 1851.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 refNoteLocation
18 Nov 1798Thomas Fleeming, E FriertonDuty on 1 horse (for riding or drawing 2- or 4-wheel carriages)£1 4s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18Location
18 Nov 1798Thomas Fleeming, E FriertonDuty on 7 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules£2 2s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18Location
18 Nov 1798Thomas Fleeming, E Frierton4 horses exempted from duty-Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18Location
18 Nov 1798Thomas Fleeming, E FriertonDuty on 1 dog at 4 shillings4s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18Location
18 Nov 1798Thomas Fleeming, E FriertonTotal£4 9s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18Location
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
18 Nov 1798John Foggo, Myre EndDuties on houses2s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Foggo, Myre EndDuty on 2 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules12s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Foggo, Myre EndTotal14s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
21 Jul 1759David Forress1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/43
2 May 1760David Forress1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/80
24 Jul 1782George Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/102Location
19 Sep 1785Geo Gillespie Esqr Kirkton1 house [rated] £63s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/61Location
1748James Gillespie Esq27 windows£1 7s.Window TaxE326/1/42/31Location
May 1753James Gillespie Esq27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/191Location
15 May 1754James Gilespie Esqr27 windows£1 7s. 0d.Window TaxE326/1/42/216Location
15 May 1755John Gillespie Esqr27 windows£1 7s. 0d.Window TaxE326/1/42/229Location
15 May 1756John Gillespie Esqr27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/245Location
16 Nov 1756Doctor Gillespie27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/262Location
23 Jun 1757John Gillespie Esqr27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/271Location
24 Nov 1757Jno Gillespie Esqr27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/280Location
29 Jun 1758Jno Gilispie Esqr1 house 27 windows£1 0s. 9d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/299Location
6 Apr 1759John Gillespie Esqr1 house 27 windows£1 0s. 9d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/311Location
21 Jul 1759John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/43Location
2 May 1760John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/80Location
2 Aug 1760John Gillespie of Kirktown1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/115Location
early 1761John Gilespie of Kirktown1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/154Location
26 Jun 1761John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/190Location
- Feb 1762John Gillespie Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/222Location
15 Jun 1762John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/13Location
8 Feb 1763John Gillespie in Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/46Location
27 May 1763Mr Gillespie in Kirkton1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/75Location
10 Feb 1764Mr John Gillespie of Kirktoun1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/107Location
11 Jun 1764Mr John Gillespie Kirktoun1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/136Location
29 Mar 1765John Gillespie of Kirktoun1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/166Location
9 Jul 1765Dr Gillespie of Kirkland1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/196Location
3 Dec 1765Mr Gillespie of Kirktoun1 house, 27 windows13s. 6d. + 6s. 9d. + 0 (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/224Location
29 Jun 1766Mr John Gillespie in Kirkland1 house, 27 windows11s. 3d. + 5s. 7.5d. + 0 (windows) + 5d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/12Location
25 May 1767John Gillespie of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows£1 7s. 0d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/35Location
20 Sep 1767John Gillespie of Kirkton Esqr1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/58Location
.. Sep 1768John Gillespie of Kirkton Esqr1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/81Location
18 Aug 1769John Gillespie of Kirkton Esqr1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/102Location
23 Aug 1770John Gillespie of Kirkton Esqr1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/121Location
31 Aug 1771John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/140Location
19 Jul 1772John Gillespie of Kirkton Esqr1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/161Location
15 Jul 1773John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/11Location
30 Jul 1774John Gillespie Esqr of Kirkton1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/33Location
3 Aug 1775John Gillespie Esqr of Kirktown1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/54Location
- - 1776John Gillespy Esqr of Kirktown1 house, 27 windows£2 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/77Location

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