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Date Masters/mistresses names and designations Servants names Number of servants Bachelor servants One servant Two servants Three or more servants Duty
1 Dec 1789 Stromness
Thomas Spence Carpenter Isobell Sinclair 1 1 £0.2.6
David Burges - 3 Isobell & Barbara Budge 2 1 £0.2.6
Archibald Pollinger Mariner Sibella Irvine 1 1 £0.2.6
Peter Loultet Shopkeeper Christian Irvine 1 1 £0.2.6
Robert Sandison - 2 Marian Irvine & Cecilia Yorston 2 1 £0.2.6
Ann Ross Relict of Charles Sinclair Marian Garson 1 1 £0.2.6
Hary Knarston Helen Mouat 1 1 £0.2.6
Nicol Robertson Shopkeeper Marjory Robertson 1 1 £0.2.6
John Garioch Ann Allan 1 1 £0.2.6
Joshua Johnston Writer Isobel Johnston & Isobel Spence 2 2 £0.10.0
William Allan Sen. [Senior] Elizabeth Mouat 1 1 £0.2.6
Francis Square Backers - 2 Christian Bond, Sibbee Scott 2 1 £0.2.6
Hary Cruickshank Mariner Margaret Corston 1 1 £0.2.6
John Gordon Surveyor of Customs Charlote Vertie 1 1 £0.5.0
James Ross Shopkeeper Betty Ballentine 1 1 £0.2.6
William Allan jun. [junior] Mariner Isobell Angus 1 1 £0.2.6
Total 20 1 14 2 £2.10.0
Parish of Sandwick
3 Dec 1789 Mrs Graham in Skeal Margaret Morwick, Jean Rouland one a deary Maid 2 1 £0.2.6
Birsay
3 Dec 1789 Mr George Low, Minister Janet Lindeller, Margaret Spence 2 2 £0.10.0
Orphir
8 Dec 1789 Mr Francis Liddle Minister Isobell Kelday besides Helen Spence and Jean Alday 2 farm Servants 3 1 £0.5.0
John Gillies factor Kathrine Davidson for the House Elspet Davidson and Medy Louttit Farm Servants 3 1 £0.2.6
6 1 1 £0.7.6
Island of Walls
9 Dec 1789 James Moodie Ann Young 1 1 £0.2.6
Southronaldshay
10 Dec 1789 Mr James Watson Minister Ann Gordon 1 1 £0.5.0
Burray
11 Dec 1789 Capt [Captain] James Sutherland Helen McBeath 1 1 £0.5.0
Parish of St Olla
Mr John Yule Minister Peggy Frasie and Ann Henas dairy maid 2 1 £0.2.6
William Richan Corse - 5 Jean Delday Margaret Eunson & Elspet Brodie 3 1 £0.2.6
William Lindsay Caldale Beley Flett & 2 for husbandry 3 1 £0.2.6
8 3 Total £0.7.6
Rendall
16 Dec 1789 Mrs Moult Collascarth Jane Firth and Margaret Kendall Dairy maid 2 1 £0.2.6

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ORKNEY
Survey FEMALE SERVANTS TAX within the County of Orkney from 5th April 1789 to 5th April 1790 By Alexander Fraser Surveyor.
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