Eighteenth century tax records on the ScotlandsPlaces website
Eighteenth century tax records, including on windows, dogs and servants, are now on the ScotlandsPlaces website.
You may have heard of the window tax. Did you know that your ancestor may have paid tax on a carriage, a clock, dog, a horse, a servant or a shop? If so, you may find them in 18th century tax records which are now to be found on ScotlandsPlaces.
A short description of the window tax appears in the Scottish Council on Archives e-magazine. You may want to check our page on licenced occupations which lists many related occupations requiring licenses, including porters, chimney sweeps, publicans and carriages.