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Early Taxation Records for Fife

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Taxation records for Fife are held at the National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh. Many are available at ScotlandsPlaces. Surviving records are patchy, but the following returns may exist:

  • Hearth Tax 1692-1695
  • E69/10 - County of Fife (copy held by the  Tay Valley Family History Society). Also available at ScotlandsPlaces
  • E69/19 - County of Perthshire (for Culross & Tulliallan). Reprinted in Perthshire Hearth Tax 1691-1692 published by the Scottish Genealogy Society. Also available at ScotlandsPlaces
  • GD26/7/301, 308, 309 - Auchterderran parish
  • GD26/7/303  - Auchtertool parish
  • GD26/7/332  - Burntisland parish
  • GD26/7/307 - Dairsie parish
  • GD26/7/304 - Kilmany parish
  • Other taxes
  • E326/1 -  Window Tax (duties on houses and windows), 1748-1798
  • E326/2 -  Commutation Tax (additional duties on houses and windows), 1784-1798;
  • E326/3 -  Inhabited House Tax, 1778-1798
  • E326/4 -  Shop Tax (duties on retail shops), 1785-1789;
  • E326/5 -  Servants Tax (duties on male servants), 1777-1798, available at ScotlandsPlaces
  • E326/6 -  Female Servants Tax 1785-1792, available at ScotlandsPlaces
  • E326/7 -  Cart Tax (duties on carts and wagons), 1785-1792
  • E326/8 -  Wheel Carriage Tax (duties on carriages with two wheels and four wheels) 1785-1798
  • E326/9 -  Horse Tax (duties on carriage and saddle horses), 1785-1798
  • E326/10 -  Farm Horse Tax (duties on workhorses and mules), 1797-1798, available at ScotlandsPlaces
  • E326/11 -  Dog Tax, 1797-1798
  • E326/12 -  Clock and Watch Tax, 1797-1798, available at ScotlandsPlaces
  • E326/13 -  Aid and Contribution Tax, 1798-1799
  • E326/14 -  Income Tax, 1799-1802

Search the returns for Fife county and Perthshire county (for Culross & Tulliallan).

The following royal burghs have separate returns: Anstruther Easter, Anstruther Wester, Burntisland, Crail, Culross, Cupar, Dunfermline, Dysart, Inverkeithing, Kilrenny, Kinghorn, Kirkcaldy, Pittenweem & St Andrews.