Date Masters/mistresses names and designations Servants names Number of servants Bachelor servants One servant Two servants Three or more servants Duty
17 Oct 1786 Mrs Christie 1 1 £0.2.6
John Barclay Ann Watt 1 1 £0.2.6
Mrs Robert Croll Hellen Currie &
Christian Beedie
2 2 £0.10.0
Alexander Thom Jean Forbes 1 1 £0.2.6
George Mackie Mary Falconer 1 1 £0.2.6
Robert Haynes Janet Steven 1 1 £0.2.6
Totall 7 5 2 £1.2.6

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A Survey of the Rates and Duties on Female Servants Arisen in the Burgh of Bervie for one year com
mencing the fifth day of April 1786 and ending the fifth day of April 1787 by William Greig Surveyor

I William Greig Surveyor aforesaid do hereby certify that upon carefull examination of the foregoing duties find they amount in
whole to one pound two shillings and sixpence Sterling and that upon the day [blank] of March 1787 I delivered Mr John Duncan
Postmaster in Stonehaven Collectors of the said duties for the Burgh aforesaid an exact duplicate of the above Account (as will appear
from [blank] hereunto fixed) duly examined and Compared with the forgoing which contained my Oath that nottices were left
with the Several persons before named or at their dwelling-houses of the dates annexed to their respective names, requiring them
within fourteen days to give a list of their Female Servants retained or employed by them from the fifth day of April 1785 to
the fifth day of April 1786, and that the said account or Survey is made out from the lists returned to me and from the best in
=formation I could procure of the Female Servants of those who neglected or refused to give in a list there of in terms of the Notices
left with them as foresaid.
[signed] William Greig Surveyor

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