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Ancestors paying the window tax

A large number of Scottish 18th century tax records survive, and are gradually being digitised. The latest to go online are the window tax records. Sadly the equivalent records for England were mostly thrown away and destroyed. In early years … Continue reading

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Early Fair ancestors in Coldingham parish, Berwickshire

Through the Hall side of the family I reach Fair ancestors who lived in Coldingham, Berwickshire. The most recent direct ancestor living in Coldingham parish was George Fair (1785-1860) excise officer, son of farmer William Fair and his wife Mary … Continue reading

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A (repeat) case of malicious mischief

I’ve been looking through the case report of the 1853 trial of Thomas Fair farmer in Swansfield, thanks to Graham and Emma Maxwell who sent me images of the pages from Duns Sheriff Court’s papers. It seems as though Thomas … Continue reading

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