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Early Taxation Records for Wigtownshire

Early taxation records for Wigtownshire are held at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Lists for each parish will be found in the "Wigtownshire" records. Burgh lists are separate. For parishes which contain a burgh (Stranraer, Whithorn and Wigtown) there will be 2 separate lists - the burgh entries and the non-burgh entries. The non-burgh entries will be found in the "Wigtownshire" records. Surviving records are patchy, but the following returns exist.

  • Hearth Tax E69/25
  • Poll Tax E70/14
    • Wigtownshire, 1699
  • Window Tax E326/1/
    • 123 Wigtownshire, including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown burghs, 1748-1768
    • 124 Wigtownshire, 1768-1798
    • 213 Stranraer, 1753-1798
    • 215 Whithorn, 1753-1798
    • 216 Wigtown, 1753-1798
    • 218 Royal Burghs, including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1784-1785
  • Commutation Tax (additional duties on houses and windows) E326/2/
    • 52 Wigtownshire, including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown burghs, 1784-1798
    • 55 Royal Burghs, includes Whithorn, Wigtown, may include Stranraer, 1785-86
    • 57 Royal Burghs, includes Whithorn, Wigtown, may include Stranraer, 1789-90
  • Inhabited House Tax E326/3/
    • 61 Wigtownshire, including burghs: Stranraer, Wigtown, 1778-1798 (with gaps); Whithorn 1787-88 and 1797-98 only
    • 63 Royal Burghs, including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1786-87
  • Shop Tax (duties on retail shops) E326/4/
    • 2 Stranraer, 1785-86
    • 4 Stranraer, 1786-87
    • 6 Stranraer, Wigtown, 1787-88
    • 8 Stranraer, Wigtown, 1788-89
  • Male Servants Tax E326/5/
    • 1 Wigtownshire, 1777-1778
    • 2 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1777-78
    • 3 Wigtownshire, 1778-79
    • 4 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1778-79
    • 5 Wigtownshire, 1785-86
    • 6 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1785-86
    • 7 Wigtownshire, 1786-87
    • 8 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1786-87
    • 9 Wigtownshire, 1787-88
    • 10 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1787-88
    • 11 Wigtownshire, 1788-89
    • 12 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1788-89
    • 13 Wigtownshire, 1789-90
    • 14 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1789-90
    • 15 Wigtownshire, 1790-91
    • 16 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1790-91
    • 17 Wigtownshire, 1791-92
    • 18 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1791-92
    • 19 Wigtownshire, 1792-93
    • 20 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1792-93
    • 21 Wigtownshire, 1793-94
    • 22 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1793-94
    • 23 Wigtownshire, 1794-95
    • 24 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1794-95
    • 25 Wigtownshire, 1797-98
    • 26 Burghs including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1797-98
    • 27 Wigtownshire - additional duties, 1797-98
    • These records can be seen at ScotlandsPlaces.
  • Female Servants Tax E326/6/
    • 2 Wigtownshire, 1785-86
    • 6 Wigtownshire, 1786-87
    • 8 Burghs - including Stranraer, Wigtown, 1786-87
    • 10 Wigtownshire, 1787-88
    • 12 Burghs - including Stranraer, Wigtown, 1787-88
    • 14 Wigtownshire, 1788-89
    • 16 Burghs - including Stranraer, Wigtown, 1788-89
    • 18 Wigtownshire, 1789-1790
    • 20 Burghs - including Stranraer, Wigtown, 1789-1790
    • 22 Wigtownshire, 1790-91
    • 24 Burghs - including Stranraer, Wigtown, 1790-91
    • 26 Wigtownshire, 1791-92
    • 28 Burghs - including Stranraer, Wigtown, 1791-92
    • These records can be seen at ScotlandsPlaces
  • Cart Tax (duties on carts and wagons) E326/7/
    • 1 Wigtownshire, 1785-86
    • 2 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1785-86
    • 3 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1786-87
    • 4 Wigtownshire, 1787-88
    • 5 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1787-88
    • 6 Wigtownshire, 1788-89
    • 7 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1788-89
    • 8 Wigtownshire, 1789-90
    • 9 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1789-90
    • 10 Wigtownshire, 1790-91
    • 11 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1790-91
    • 12 Wigtownshire, 1791-92
    • 13 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1791-92
    • 14 Wigtownshire, may include burghs, 1797-1798
  • Wheel Carriage Tax (duties on carriages with two wheels and four wheels) E326/8/
    • 1 Wigtownshire, 1785-86
    • 2 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1785-86
    • 3 Wigtownshire, 1785-86
    • 4 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1786-87
    • 5 Wigtownshire, 1787-88
    • 6 Wigtownshire, 1788-89
    • 7 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1788-89
    • 8 Wigtownshire, 1789-90
    • 9 Wigtownshire - additional, 1789-90
    • 10 Burghs - additional - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1789-90
    • 11 Wigtownshire, 1790-91
    • 12 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1790-91
    • 13 Wigtownshire, 1791-92
    • 14 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1791-92
    • 15 Wigtownshire, 1792-93
    • 16 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1792-93
    • 17 Wigtownshire, 1794-95
    • 18 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1794-95
    • 19 Wigtownshire, 1797-98
    • 20 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1797-98
  • Horse Tax (duties on carriage and saddle horses) E326/9/
    • 2 Wigtownshire, 1785-86
    • 3 Burghs - including Stranraer, Wigtown, 1785-86
    • 4 Wigtownshire, 1786-87
    • 5 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1786-87
    • 7 Wigtownshire, 1787-88
    • 8 Burghs - including Stranraer, Wigtown, 1787-88
    • 10 Wigtownshire, 1788-89
    • 11 Burghs - including Stranraer, 1788-89
    • 13 Wigtownshire, 1789-90
    • 14 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, 1789-90
    • 16 Wigtownshire - aditional duties, 1789-90
    • 18 Wigtownshire, 1790-91
    • 19 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1790-91
    • 21 Wigtownshire, 1791-92
    • 22 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1791-92
    • 24 Wigtownshire, 1792-93
    • 25 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1792-93
    • 27 Wigtownshire, 1793-95
    • 28 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1793-95
    • 30 Wigtownshire, 1797-98
    • 31 Burghs - including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1797-98
    • 33 Wigtownshire - additional duties, including Stranraer, Wigtown burghs, 1797-98
  • Farm Horse Tax (duties on workhorses and mules) E326/10/
    • 5 Wigtownshire, 1797-1798
    • 6 Burghs, including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1797-1798
    • 12 Additional Duties - Wigtownshire, 1797-1798
    • 13 Additional Duties - Burghs, including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1797-1798
    • These records can be seen at ScotlandsPlaces, volumes 5, 6, 12, 13.
  • Dog Tax E326/11/
    • 1 Wigtownshire, 1797-1798
    • 2 Burghs, including Stranraer & Wigtown, 1797-1798
  • Clock and Watch Tax E326/12
    • nil
  • Aid and Contribution Tax E326/13
    • nil
  • Income Tax, 1799-1802, E326/14
    • nil
  • Consolidated Schedules E326/15/31
    • Burghs, including Stranraer, Whithorn, Wigtown, 1798-1799

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