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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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Servants in Haddington ancestor households

I recently subscribed to the new digitised tax records available at ScotlandsPlaces. I’ve already looked through some of the hearth tax records, for my one-place studies. But I’ve now started looking at the servant taxes from the late 18th century. … Continue reading

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Clock and watch tax

Another useful tax from the late 18th century, this too is digitised and online for Scotland, though the surviving records are very incomplete. For example there are no records from Roxburghshire at all. However in the East Lothian records I’ve … Continue reading

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Farm horse tax records

Been looking at late 18th century Scottish farm horse tax records, which conveniently are digitised and available freely online. Lots of farming ancestors, so I found quite a few in there, e.g. William Fair, tenant in Horsely, Coldingham parish, Berwickshire, … Continue reading

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