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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 The tax was eventually repealed in 1851.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
2 Oct 1797Miss Gillespie Kirktoun1 house, 22 windows£1 18s. 6d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 3s. 11.4d. (10%) + 3s. 11.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/143
18 Nov 1798Miss Gillespie, KirktonDuties on houses & 22 windows£8 14s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Miss Gillespie, KirktonDuties on inhabited houses & £10 rents6s. 8d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Miss Gillespie, KirktonDuty on 1 male servant£1 10s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Miss Gillespie, KirktonTotal£10 10s. 8d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
2 Aug 1788William Gordon at Woodhaven for Hyre2 carriages with 4 wheels£14Carriage TaxE326/8/6/53
2 Aug 1788William Gordon Woodhaven1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/48/99
24 Jul 1789Mr William Gordon in Woodhaven, Hyrer2 carriages with 4 wheels£14Carriage TaxE326/8/8/63
24 Jul 1789William Gordon Woodhaven1 servant: Ann Dickson House S[ervan]t2s. 6d.Female Servants TaxE326/6/17/99
24 Jul 1789William Gordon Woodhaven1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/10
27 Jul 1789William Gordon, Woodhaven2 public carriages with 4 wheels£14Carriage TaxE326/8/11/49
27 Jul 1790William Gordon Woodhaven1 servant: Ann Dickson housem[ai]d2s. 6d.Female Servants TaxE326/6/21/90
27 Jul 1790William Gordon at [Woodhaven]1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/35
5 Jun 1791William Gordon in Woodhaven2 public carriages with 4 wheels£14+ £1 8s.Carriage TaxE326/8/13/55
1 Jul 1791William Gordon at [Woodhaven]1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 2s. 2.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/60
25 Jul 1792Wm Gordon V[intne]r Woodhaven1 house [rated] £73s. 6d. + 4.2d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/115
25 Jul 1792Wm. Gordon V[intne]r Woodhaven1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 2s. 2.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/82
26 Jul 1792William Gordon, vr [vintner], Woodhaven2 public carriages with 4 wheels£14+ £1 8s.Carriage TaxE326/8/15/58
18 Jul 1793Wm. Gordon Vintner [Woodhaven]1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 2s. 2.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/99
4 Aug 1794Wm Gordon, vintner, Woodhaven2 public carriages with 4 wheels£14+ £1 8s.Carriage TaxE326/8/17/65
4 Aug 1794Wm Gordon Vintner Woodhaven1 house [rated] £73s. 6d. + 4.2d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/125
4 Aug 1794Wm. Gordon Vintner [Woodhaven]1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 2s. 2.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/119
2 Oct 1797Mr Gordon, Woodhaven1 clock3s. 9d.Clock & Watch TaxE326/12/2/29
2 Oct 1797Mr Gordon, Woodhaven2 public carriages with 4 wheels£14+ £1 8s.Carriage TaxE326/8/19/52
2 Oct 1797Wm Gordon Woodhaven1 house [rated] £105s. + 6d. + 6d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/142
2 Oct 1797Willm Gordon Woodhaven1 servant: --, Postillion£1 5s. 0d. + 2s. 6d. + 2s. 6d.Male Servants TaxE326/5/25/82
2 Oct 1797Wm. Gordon Woodhaven1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 2s. 2.4d. (10%) + 2s. 2.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/143
18 Nov 1798Mr Gordon, WoodhavenDuties on houses & 14 windows£3 18s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Mr Gordon, WoodhavenDuties on inhabited houses & £10 rents6s. 8d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Mr Gordon, WoodhavenDuty on 1 male servant£1 10s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Mr Gordon, WoodhavenDuty on 2 stage coaches or post chaises with 4 wheels£16 16s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Mr Gordon, WoodhavenDuty on 4 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules£1 4s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Mr Gordon, Woodhaven2 horses exempted from duty-Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Mr Gordon, WoodhavenTotal£23 14s. 8d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
4 Aug 1794John Greig Haysmill1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/26/123
2 Oct 1797John Greig, Hays miln4 horses, 4 liable for duty at 2 shillings each8s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
8 Oct 1797John Greig Hays Miln1 horse10s. + 1s. + 10s.Horse TaxE326/9/29/123
2 Oct 1797John Greig, Hays Mill4 horses, 4 liable for duty9s. 0d. + 1s. 9.6d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
18 Nov 1798John Greig, Hays MillDuties on houses2s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Greig, Hays MillDuty on 1 horse (for riding or drawing 2- or 4-wheel carriages)£1 4s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Greig, Hays MillDuty on 4 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules£1 4s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Greig, Hays MillTotal£2 10s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
May 1753John Hay Esq14 windows3s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/191
15 May 1754[-] Hay Esqr16 windows12s. 0d.Window TaxE326/1/42/216
15 May 1755John Hay Esqr16 windows14s. 3d.Window TaxE326/1/42/229
15 May 1756John Hay Esqr14 windows3s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/245
16 Nov 1756John Hay Esqr14 windows3s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/262
23 Jun 1757John Hay Esqr14 windows3s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/271
24 Nov 1757John Hay Esqr14 windows3s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/280
29 Jun 1758Jno Hay Esqr1 house 14 windows4s. 0d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/299

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