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1649 Valuation Roll

This is an extract from the valuation roll for Jedburgh, 1649 (National Archives of Scotland, reference E106/1/1). It records the rental value of land in the parish. This volume is arranged by county and then, within that, by parish.

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1694 Hearth Tax

The records relating to the collection of the Hearth Tax date from between 1691-1695 and are arranged by county and within that, often by parish. This example from Argyll (held by the National Archives of Scotland reference E69/3/1) includes the name of the person resident in the property and the number of hearths taxed. Sometimes the designation of the resident is included in the record too but occasionally just the account of the hearth money collected survives.

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NEW!! 1724-1725 Cess Book (land tax) for the County of Lanarkshire
from South Lanarkshire Archives (CO1/6/1)
124 high quality colour images now online

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1777 Servant Tax

In Scotland, taxes were levied on male servants between 1777-98 and on female between 1785-1792. Most of the servants listed were engaged in domestic work. The volumes containing the schedules of these taxes are held by the National Archives of Scotland (reference E326/5 and E326/6) and they give the location, name of the master and usually the name of the servant.

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