Date Masters/mistresses names and designations Servants names Number of servants Bachelor servants One servant Two servants Three or more servants Duty
20 Aug 1786 William Mcwhinie Mercht. [Merchant] Kirkcudbright Jean Halliday 1 1 £0.2.6
William Lenox Marcht. [Merchant] Kirkcudbright Mary Davison 1 1 £0.2.6
Mr. James Cririe S. Mast. [School Master] Bachl. [Bachelor] Dority Bud 1 1 £0.5.0
Dr [Doctor] Walker Bachelor Kirkcudbright Jenet Minichan 1 1 £0.5.0
22 Aug 1786 Matheu Buchannan toun Clerk Kirkcudbright Mary Tait 1 1 £0.2.6
Mr William Lawrie Coll. [Collector] Batchelor Isbel Millroy 1 1 £0.5.0
James McCourtie Writer Kikrcudbright Jenet Nuel 1 1 £0.2.6
Mr. Mckenzie Mary Sharp 1 1 £0.2.6
8 3 5 £1.7.6
Proof 3 Batchelors Servts. [Servants] at £0.5.0 Each is £0.15.0
5 Servts [Servants] at £0.2.6 £0.12.6
£1.7.6 Grand Tottle

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Survey of the FEMALE SERVANTS TAX in the Burgh
of Kirkcudbright from the 5th of Aprile 1786 to the 5th Aprile 1787 by William Currie Surveyor

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I William Currie Surveyor aforesaid do hereby certify that upon carefull examination of the
foregoing sev [several] rates and duties I find the amount in whole to one pound seven shillings and
sixpence St. [Sterling] and that upon the 22 day of Decembr. [December] 1786 I delivered to Mr John Euart
Collr. [Collector] of the said duties for the Burgh aforesaid an exact duplicate of the foregoing Which
Containd my Oath that notices were Left with the sevl [several] inhabitants or at their dwelling
houses of the date anexed to their respective names that [notices] were to be charged with the
sums hereby certified to be due from them
William Currie
John Alves J.P. [Justice of the Peace]

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