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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 The tax was eventually repealed in 1851.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 Aug 1788John Hay at Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/48/99
24 Jul 1789John Hay in Newport1 cart with 2 wheels, duty 2s.2s.Cart TaxE326/7/8/83
24 Jul 1789John Hay at Newport for hyre2 carriage horses£1Horse TaxE326/9/12/127
24 Jul 1789John Hay of Newport2 horses (1 no charge, 1 at 5s. per annum)3s. 9d.Horse TaxE326/9/15/63
24 Jul 1789John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/10
27 Jul 1790John Hay at Newport2 horses (1 at 10s. + 1 at 15s.)£1 5s. 0d.Horse TaxE326/9/17/104
27 Jul 1790John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/35
27 Aug 1790John Hay at Newport1 cart with 2 wheels, duty 2s.2s.Cart TaxE326/7/10/77
1 … 1791John Hay in Newport1 cart with 2 wheels, duty 2s.2s. + 2.4d.Cart TaxE326/7/12/81
1 Jul 1791John Hay in Newport2 horses (1 at 10s. + 1 at 15s.)£1 5s. 0d. + 2s. 6d.Horse TaxE326/9/20/105
1 Jul 1791John Hay in Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 8.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/60
25 Jul 1792John Hay Newport2 horses (1 at 10s. + 1 at 15s.)£1 5s. 0d. + 2s. 6d.Horse TaxE326/9/23/117
25 Jul 1792John Hay Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 8.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/82
18 Jul 1793John Hay Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 8.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/99
4 Aug 1794John Hay Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 8.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/119
2 Oct 1797John Hay, Newport1 clock3s. 9d.Clock & Watch TaxE326/12/2/29
2 Oct 1797John Hay Newport1 house, 9 windows6s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house) + 8.4d. (10%) + 8.4d. (10%)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/143
18 Nov 1798John Hay, NewportDuties on houses & 9 windows£1 5s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Hay, NewportDuty on 1 carriage with 2 wheels or taxed cart£1 14s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Hay, NewportDuty on 1 horse (for riding or drawing 2- or 4-wheel carriages)£1 4s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Hay, NewportTotal£3 13s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
9 Aug 1758Willm Henderson1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/299
7 Apr 1759Wm Henderson1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/42/311
21 Jul 1759Wm Henderson Ninwalls1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/43
2 May 1760William Henderson Ninwalls1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/80
2 Aug 1760William Henderson Ninewalls1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/115
early 1761William Henderson in Ninewalls1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/154
2 Oct 1797William Henderson, Ninewells2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797William Henderson, Ninewells2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
18 Nov 1798Wm. Henderson, Nine WellsDuties on houses2s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Wm. Henderson, Nine WellsDuty on 2 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules12s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Wm. Henderson, Nine WellsTotal14s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
9 Aug 1780Capn. Hill at Sampfurd1 house, 7 windows1s. 2d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/56
- - 1776Charles Hill at Sampfoord1 house, 7 windows1s. 2d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/77
27 Jul 1777Charles Hill in Sampfoord1 house, 7 windows1s. 2d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/46/101
19 Aug 1778Charles Hill at Sampfoord1 house, 7 windows1s. 2d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/9
24 Aug 1779Charles Hill in Sampfoord1 house, 7 windows1s. 2d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/32
23 Jul 1781Charles Hill in Sampfurd1 house, 8 windows4s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/78
24 Jul 1782Charles Hill in Sampford1 house, 8 windows4s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/102
22 Jul 1783Charles Hill in Sampfurd1 house, 8 windows4s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/47/124
4 Aug 1784Chs Hill in St foord U.h. 8 windowsHouse & Window TaxE326/1/48/10
19 Sep1785Andrew Jameson at [Woodmuir]2 carriage & saddle horses5s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/124
10 Aug 1787Andrew Jameson at Woodmuir1 saddle horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/6/115
2 Aug 1788Andrew Jameson in Woodmuir1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/9/130
.. Sep 1768Mr Johnston at Newport1 house, 7 windows1s. 2d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/82
18 Aug 1769Mr Johnston Newport1 house, 7 windows1s. 2d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/45/102
23 Aug 1770Mr Johnston at Newport1 house1s.House & Window TaxE326/1/45/121
2 Aug 1760David Just in Justfield1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/116
early 1761David Just in Justfield1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/155
26 Jun 1761David Just in Justfield1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/190

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