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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 The tax was eventually repealed in 1851.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
18 Nov 1798John Berry Esq, TayfieldDuties on houses & 14 windows£3 18s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Berry Esq, TayfieldDuties on inhabited houses & £10 rents6s. 8d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Berry Esq, TayfieldDuty on 1 male servant£1 10s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Berry Esq, TayfieldDuty on 1 carriage with 4 wheels for private use£9 12s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Berry Esq, TayfieldDuty on 3 horses (for riding or drawing 2- or 4-wheel carriages)£6 6s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Berry Esq, TayfieldDuty on 2 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules12s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Berry Esq, TayfieldDuty on 8 dogs at 6 shillings£2 8s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Berry Esq, TayfieldTotal£24 12s. 8d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
2 Aug 1788William Bousie Barnskirktone1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/9/131
2 Aug 1788William Bousie Barnskirkton1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/48/99
2 Aug 1788The sd. Wm Bousie formerly Mrs Meldrum has Shut up 1 W.House & Window TaxE326/1/48/99
24 Jul 1789William Bisset at the Kirkton of Barns1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/12/127
24 Jul 1789Willm Bousie Barns of kirkton1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/49/10
27 Jul 1790William Bowsie Kirkton of Barns1 horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/17/104
27 Jul 1790Wm Bousie Barns of Kirkton1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/49/35
1 Jul 1791William Bousie Kirkton of Barns1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/20/105
1 Jul 1791Wm Bousie Barns kirkton1 house1s. + 1.2d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/60
25 Jul 1792Wm Bowie Kirktown Barns1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/23/117
4 Aug 1794Willm Bowsie Kirktonbarn1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/26/123
2 Oct 1797Mr Bowsie, Kirkton barns8 horses, 8 liable for duty at 2 shillings each16s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
8 Oct 1797Mr Bowsie Kirktonburns1 horse10s. + 1s. + 10s.Horse TaxE326/9/29/123
2 Oct 1797Mr Bousie, Kirkton barns8 horses, 8 liable for duty18s. 0d. + 3s. 7.2d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
18 Nov 1798Mr Bowsie, Kirton BarnsDuties on houses2s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Mr Bowsie, Kirton BarnsDuty on 8 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules£2 8s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Mr Bowsie, Kirton BarnsTotal£2 10s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
2 Oct 1797Robert Bryden, Hillside5 horses, 5 liable for duty at 2 shillings each10s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
8 Oct 1797Rob Bryden Hilside1 horse10s. + 1s. + 10s.Horse TaxE326/9/29/123
2 Oct 1797Rob. Brydon, Hillside5 horses, 5 liable for duty11s. 3d. + 2s. 3d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
18 Nov 1798Robt. Bryden, HillsideDuties on houses2s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Robt. Bryden, HillsideDuty on 1 horse (for riding or drawing 2- or 4-wheel carriages)£1 4s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Robt. Bryden, HillsideDuty on 5 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules£1 10s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Robt. Bryden, HillsideTotal£2 16s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
26 Jun 1761Mr Burns Minister1 house, 14 windows3s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/190
- Feb 1762Mr Burns Minister1 house, 14 windows3s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/43/222
15 Jun 1762Mr Burns Minister1 house, 14 windows3s. 6d. + 0 + 7s. 0d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/13
8 Feb 1763Mr Burns minister1 house, 14 windows3s. 6d. + 0 + 7s. 0d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/46
27 May 1763Mr Burns minister1 house, 14 windows3s. 6d. + 0 + 7s. 0d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/75
10 Feb 1764Mr Burns minister1 house, 14 windows3s. 6d. + 0 + 7s. 0d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/107
11 Jun 1764Mr Burns minister1 house, 14 windows3s. 6d. + 0 + 7s. 0d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/136
29 Mar 1765Mr Burns, minister1 house, 14 windows3s. 6d. + 0 + 7s. 0d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/166
9 Jul 1765Mr Burns min[iste]r1 house, 14 windows3s. 6d. + 0 + 7s. 0d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/196
3 Dec 1765Mr Burns min[iste]r1 house, 14 windows3s. 6d. + 0 + 7s. 0d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/44/224
29 Jun 1766Mr Burns min[iste]r1 house, 14 windows2s. 11d. + 0 + 5s. 10d. (windows) + 5d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/12
25 May 1767Mr Burns Minister1 house, 14 windows10s. 6d. (windows) + 6d. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/35
20 Sep 1767Mr Burns Minister1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/58
.. Sep 1768Mr Burns Minister1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/81
18 Aug 1769Mr Burns minister1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/102
23 Aug 1770Mr Burns minister1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/121
31 Aug 1771Mr Burns Minister1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/140
19 Jul 1772Mr Burns minister1 house, 14 windows£1 1s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/161

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