Hearth tax transcription

Edr [Edinburgh] 27th July 1694

In presence of The Earle of Cassills
Compeared George Lesly of Burdsbank SubCollector of the
Hearth money within the Shirreffdome of Bamffe who being Solomn:
ly sworn & examined declared That the forsaid List of Hearths
Extending to Three thousand two Hundred fourty Nyne Hearths
which are payed (there being neither poor not deficients
Charged or given up be him) Is a just & true list of all the
Hearths within the forsaid Shire, to the best of his knowledge
and that he hes used his outmost endeavoures, Conform to the
proclamations of Counsell anent the Ingathering of the Hearth
Money to attaine to the knowledge of all the forsaid Hearths
and that he hes not wittingly nor willingly concealed any bot
given up The samen truely as said is. And this is the truth
as he shall answere to God
[signed] George Leslye
[signed] Cassillis

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