Date Masters/mistresses names and designations Servants names Number of servants Bachelor servants One servant Two servants Three or more servants Duty
28 Aug 1786 Alexander Burton Wighton Margaret Forsyth 1 1 £0.2.6
Mrs McConal Wighton Jean McLelan 1 1 £0.2.6
Mrs McCulloch of Torros Wighton Agness Cummings 1 1 £0.2.6
Mrs Jean McLea Wighton Jean Hamilton 1 1 £0.2.6
Andrew Dodds Wighton Jean Nish 1 1 £0.2.6
5 5 £0.12.6

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Wigtown 127
Survey of the Female Servants Tax in the Burgh of
Wigton from the 5th of April 1786 to the 5th of April 1787 by William Currie Surveyor

Proof of 5 Female Servts. [Servants] at 2/6 [£0.2.6] each is £0.12.6

I William Currie Surveyor aforesaid do hereby certify that upon carefull examination
of the foregoing sevt. [servants] rates and duties I find the Amount in Whole to be twelve Shillings and
Six pence Stg [Sterling] and that upon the 22 day of Dec. [December] 1786 I delivered to John McCarlie Collr [Collector] of the said
duties for the Burgh aforesaid an exact duplicate of the foregoing which Contained
my Oaths that notices were left with the sevl [several] inhabitants or at their dwelling houses
of the date anexed to their respective names that were to be Charged with the sums hereby
Certified to be due from them

[Signed] William Currie
John Alves JP [Justice of Peace]

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