Eighteenth century tax records on the ScotlandsPlaces website

Posted on 22 January 2014

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.