Date Masters/mistresses names and designations Servants names Number of servants Bachelor servants One servant Two servants Three or more servants Duty
Apr 26 1787 Provost Andrew Robertson Housemaid 1 1 £0.2.6
Mr. Petter Hay Mercht. [Merchant] Housemaid 1 1 £0.2.6
Mr. Murdoch McKenzie Housemaid 1 1 £0.2.6
Mr. Bitton Housemaid 1 1 £0.2.6
Mr. Lewis McKenzie Housemaid 1 1 £0.2.6
Mr. Daniel Rose Min. [Minister] Housemaid 1 1 1 £0.5.0
6 1 5 £0.17.6

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A Survey of the Rates & Duties on Female Servants, Arisen in the Burgh of Dingwall
from 5th Aprile 1787 to 5th Aprile 1788. By Hugh MacFarquhar Surveyor.

No. 6 Servants
1 Servant @ 5/ £0.5.0
5 Servants @ 2/6 [£0.2.6] each is £0.12.6
£0.17.6 Total

I Hugh MacFarquhar Surveyor Aforesaid do hereby certify, That upon careful examination
of the foregoing Duties, I find they amount in whole to seventeen shillings and sixpence
and upon the Seventeenth day of December current I delivered to Roderick Jameson Collector
of said Duties for the Burgh Aforesaid an exact Duplicate of the above Acct. [Account], duly
examined & compared with the foregoing, which contained my Oath that the Above Acct. [Account]
contained the number of servants returned to me & were kept or employed by the different
Masters or Mistress' According to the best of my knowledge or information
Tain 22nd Decr. [December] 1787 Hugh MacFarquhar Surveyor

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