Date Masters/mistresses names and designations Servants names Number of servants Bachelor servants One servant Two servants Three or more servants Duty
08 Sep 1787 David Webester Isobell Malcolm 1 1 £0.2.6
Lady Kinettels Ann McDonald 1 1 £0.2.6
Provost John Ure Ann Laird
Margret White
2 2 £0.10.0
Mr. John Bruce Minister Aguns Bath 1 1 £0.2.6
William Hunter Margret Walker 1 1 £0.2.6
John Erskine Ann Steven 1 1 £0.2.6
John Scott Jean Kible 1 1 £0.2.6
George Skine Hellen Brown 1 1 £0.2.6
Andrew Benny Jean Bell 1 1 £0.2.6
David Man Jun [Junior] Jean Wilkie 1 1 £0.2.6
Robert Webester Mary Simson 1 1 £0.2.6
Peter Rankine unmarried Mary Fraser 1 1 £0.5.0
Charles Webster Elizebeth Stormont 1 1 £0.2.6
Totall 14 1 11 2 £2.2.6

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A Survey of the Rates and Duties on Female Servants arisen in the Burgh of Forfar for one Year
Commensing the fifth day of April 1787 and ending the 5th day April 1788 by Daniel Ross Surveyor

1 female Servant for a bachelor £0.5.0
11 female Servants for married Persons at 2/6 [0.2.6] is £1.7.6
2 female Servants for married Persons at 5/ [0.5.0] is £0.10.0

I Daniel Ross Surveyor aforesaid do hereby Certify that upon carefull examination
of the foregoing Duties they amount in while to two pounds two Shilling & Six pence
Sterling, and I do make oath that Nottices were left with the Several persons before
named or at their Dwelling Houses of the respective dates aforesaid requiring them
to give in a list of the Servants retained or employed by them from the 5th of April 1787
to the 5th of April 1788, and that they foregoing Survey is made out from list returned to
me and from the best information I could procure of the Female Servants of those
who neglected or Refused to return a list thereof in terms of the Nottices left with
them aforesaid.

Daniel Ross Surveyor
At Dundee the 11th day of November 1787
Sworn before John Guild Baillie

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