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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 The tax was eventually repealed in 1851.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
28 Jul 1786William Sime at Woodhaven2 carriages with 4 wheels£14Carriage TaxE326/8/3/59
10 Aug 1787William Sime at Woodhaven2 carriages with 4 wheels£14Carriage TaxE326/8/5/52
May 1753William Sim Junr19 windows7s. 1.5d.Window TaxE326/1/42/191
15 May 1754Willm. Sim Junr19 windows14s. 3d.Window TaxE326/1/42/216
15 May 1755Willm Sim Junior19 windows14s. 3d.Window TaxE326/1/42/229
16 Nov 1756Willm Sim Junior19 windows7s. 1.5d.Window TaxE326/1/42/262
2 Aug 1788Robert Thom in Upper friertonn1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/9/131
24 Jul 1789Robert Thom uper Frierton1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/12/127
27 Jul 1790Robert Thom at [uper frierton]1 horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/17/104
1 Jul 1791Robert Thom at Over [frierton] X1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/20/105
1748Alexander Walker Esq27 windows£1 7s.Window TaxE326/1/42/31
May 1753Alexander Walker Esq27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/191
15 May 1754Alexr. Walker Esqr27 windows£1 7s. 0d.Window TaxE326/1/42/216
15 May 1755Alexr Walker Esqr27 windows£1 7s. 0d.Window TaxE326/1/42/229
15 May 1756Alexr Walker Esqr27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/245
16 Nov 1756Alexr Walker Esqr27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/262
23 Jun 1757Alexr Walker Esqr27 windows13s. 6d.Window TaxE326/1/42/271
24 Nov 1757Alexr Walker Esqr28 windows14s.Window TaxE326/1/42/280
28 Jun 1758Alexr Walker Esqr1 house 28 windows£1 1s. 6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/299
6 Apr 1759Alexr Walker Esqr1 house 28 windows£1 1s. 6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/311
21 Jul 1759Alexr Walker St foord1 house, 26 windows13s. 0d. + 6s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/43
2 May 1760Alexr Walker St foord1 house, 26 windows13s. 0d. + 6s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/80
2 Aug 1760Alexr Walker of St foord1 house, 26 windows13s. 0d. + 6s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/115
10 Aug 1758Jas Walker Esqr1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/299
1 Jul 1791James Walker in Newton X1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/20/105
25 Jul 1792Jas Walker Newtown1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/23/117
4 Aug 1794James Walker Newton1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/26/123
2 Oct 1797James Walker, Newton1 silver or metal watch1s. 10.5d.Clock & Watch TaxE326/12/2/29
2 Oct 1797James Walker, Newton18 horses, 14 liable for duty at 2 shillings each, 4 not liable£1 8s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
8 Oct 1797James Walker Newton1 horse10s. + 1s. + 10s.Horse TaxE326/9/29/123
2 Oct 1797James Walker, Newton18 horses, 14 liable for duty, 4 not liable£1 11s. 6d. + 6s. 3.6d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
18 Nov 1798James Walker, NewtonDuties on houses & 8 windows19s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798James Walker, NewtonDuty on 14 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules£4 4s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798James Walker, NewtonTotal£5 3s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
- Aug 1778Mr Walker of Sampfoord1 servant: Andrew Jameson, Gardener15s. 0d.Male Servants TaxE326/5/1/92
19 Aug 1778Mr Sampfoord Walker1 house [rated] £83sInhabited House TaxE326/3/15/5
24 Aug 1779Mr Walker of Sampford1 house [rated] £81sInhabited House TaxE326/3/15/13
24 Aug 1779Mr Walker of Sampford1 house [rated] £93s. 4.5d.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/22
24 Aug 1779Mr Walker of Sampfoordformerly one Servant now none-Male Servants TaxE326/5/3/98
19 Sep1785Peter Walker in Newton1 carriage & saddle horse5s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/123
10 Aug 1787Petter Wallker at Newton1 saddle horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/6/115
2 Aug 1788Peter Walker at Newton1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/9/130
24 Jul 1789Peter Walker at Newton1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/12/127
27 Jul 1790Peter Walker at Newton1 horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/17/104
6 Apr 1759Thos Walker Esqr1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/311
21 Jul 1759Thos Walker Seaforth1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/43
2 May 1760Thos Walker Seaforth1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/80
2 Aug 1760Thos Walker in St foord1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/115
2 Oct 1797John Williamson & John Oben, Burnside2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Jno. Williamson & Jno. Oben, Burnside2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31

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