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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 The tax was eventually repealed in 1851.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
- Feb 1762David Just in Justfield1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/43/222
2 Oct 1797John Kyd, Watrie buts2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797John Kyd, Wateriebutts2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
18 Nov 1798John Kydd, Watry-ButtsDuties on houses2s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Kydd, Watry-ButtsDuty on 2 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules12s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Kydd, Watry-ButtsTotal14s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
19 Sep1785Andrew Lanceman at Woodmuir2 carriage & saddle horses5s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/124
10 Aug 1787Andrew Lansman at [Woodmuir]1 saddle horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/6/115
2 Aug 1788Andrew Lanceman at [Woodmuir]1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/9/130
24 Jul 1789Andrew Landsman at Woodmuir for hyre1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/12/127
27 Jul 1790Andrew Landsman Woodmuir1 horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/17/104
1 Jul 1791Andrew Lansman at Woodmuir1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/20/105
25 Jul 1792And. Lansman Woodmuir1 horse10s. + 1s.Horse TaxE326/9/23/117
24 Jul 1789The Honble. Robert Lindsay of Leuchars1 carriage with 4 wheels£7Carriage TaxE326/8/8/63
24 Jul 1789The Honl. Robert Lindsay of St Foord1 carriage15s.Carriage TaxE326/8/9/50
24 Jul 1789The Honble. Robt. Lindsay Forgan4 servants: Mrs Chrystie Housekeeper, Jean Carmichael Cookmaid, Euphie Wilkie Cham[be]rmaid, Pegie Chrystie Laundrym[ai]d£2Female Servants TaxE326/6/17/99
24 Jul 1789The Honble Robt Lindsay of Lewchars at St ford4 horses (2 carriage and 2 saddle)£2Horse TaxE326/9/12/127
24 Jul 1789The Hone. Robt Lindsay of St foord4 horses (3 no charge, 3 at 7s. 6d. per annum) [sic]16s. 10.5d.Horse TaxE326/9/15/63
24 Jul 1789The Honbl Robt Lindsay St foord1 house [rated] £189s.Inhabited House TaxE326/3/15/89
24 Jul 1789Robt. Lindsay Esq of Sampford1 house, 37 windows£3 14s. 0d. (windows) + 1s. (house)House & Window TaxE326/1/49/10
2 Oct 1797John Mack, Bouterhall2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797John Mack, Bouterhall2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
18 Nov 1798John Maik, Bouter HallDuties on houses2s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Maik, Bouter HallDuty on 2 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules12s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798John Maik, Bouter HallTotal14s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
15 Jun 1762Alexr Marshal in wormat1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/13
8 Feb 1763Alexr Marchal in wormet1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/46
27 May 1763Alexr Marchall in Wormet1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/75
10 Feb 1764Alexr Marchall in Wormit1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/107
11 Jun 1764Alexr Marchall Wormitt1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/136
29 Mar 1765Alexr Marchall Thornton1 house6d.House & Window TaxE326/1/44/166
2 Oct 1797Robert Marshall, Wormit6 horses, 6 liable for duty at 2 shillings each12s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797Rob. Marshall, Wormit6 horses, 6 liable for duty13s. 6d. + 2s. 8.4d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
18 Nov 1798Robt. Marshall, WormitDuties on houses2s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Robt. Marshall, WormitDuty on 1 horse (for riding or drawing 2- or 4-wheel carriages)£1 4s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Robt. Marshall, WormitDuty on 5 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules£1 10s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Robt. Marshall, WormitTotal£2 16s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
2 Oct 1797William Martin, Ninewells2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797William Martin, Burnside2 horses, 2 liable for duty at 2 shillings each4s. 0d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/2/303
2 Oct 1797William Martin, Ninewells2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
2 Oct 1797William Martin, Burnside2 horses, 2 liable for duty4s. 6d. + 10.8d.Farm Horse TaxE326/10/9/31
18 Nov 1798Wm. Martin, Nine WellsDuties on houses2s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Wm. Martin, Nine WellsDuty on 2 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules12s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Wm. Martin, Nine WellsTotal14s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Wm. Martin, BurnsideDuties on houses2s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Wm. Martin, BurnsideDuty on 2 horses used in husbandry or trade, or mules12s.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
18 Nov 1798Wm. Martin, BurnsideTotal14s. 6d.Consolidated schedulesE326/15/11/18
19 Sep1785William McCulloch at Scrugieside1 carriage & saddle horse5s.Horse TaxE326/9/1/124
10 Aug 1787William McCullow at Scrogiesead1 saddle horse10s.Horse TaxE326/9/6/115
2 Aug 1788William McCulloch Scrogyside1 saddle horse10sHorse TaxE326/9/9/130

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