Saturday, 8 January 2011

Clock and Watch tax records added to ScotlandsPlaces

The ScotlandsPlaces website ( has added a new free to view set of records for several counties on its site, to accompany the previously released Farm Horse Tax records collections. Now you can look to see who paid Clock and Watch Tax from 1797-98! Sadly, the collection is not complete however - from the site, the following description:

The Clock and Watch Tax rolls (National Archives of Scotland, E326/12) list the names of clock and watch owners as well as the number of clocks and watches and tax totals. The listing below is that of the original rolls. Only two volumes survive and it is fairly clear that a third volume (containing the counties of Midlothian, Moray, Orkney, Peebles, Perth, Renfrew, Ross, Roxburgh, Selkirk, Shetland, Stirling, Sutherland, West Lothian, and Wigtown) is not extant.

Clock and Watch Tax, Volume 1

Volume 1 contains clock and watch tax listings for the following counties: Aberdeenshire, Argyll, Ayrshire, Banffshire, Berwickshire, Buteshire, Caithness, Clackmannanshire, Cromartyshire, Dunbartonshire, and Dumfriesshire.

Clock and Watch Tax, Volume 2

Volume 2 contains clock and watch tax listings for the following counties: East Lothian (Haddingtonshire), Fife, Angus (Forfarshire), Inverness-shire, Kincardineshire, Kinross-shire, Kirkcudbrightshire, and Lanarkshire. Please note that the Inverness-shire roll is not divided up on a parish by parish basis.

Additional new releases on the site include Bathymetrical Survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland, 1897-1909, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6-inch mapping, 1843-1882 Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25-inch mapping, 1855-1882 Historical county maps of Scotland, 1580-1928, and Historical town plans, 1580-1919 (all previously available on the National Library of Scotland's website)

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