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Early Taxation Records for Fife

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.