Date Masters/mistresses names and designations Servants names Number of servants Bachelor servants One servant Two servants Three or more servants Duty
13 Sep 1787 Robert Hogg Elizabeth Gray 1 1 £0.2.6
William Swinton Ann Aitkin Cook
Euphemia Hamilton Ch [Chamber]maid
2 2 £1.0.0
Henry Watson one 1 1 £0.2.6
Hugh Dalrymple Esq. Barbara Douglas
Bell Hume
2 2 £0.10.0
Charles Dalrymple Esq. Ann Robertson Ladies maid
Nanny Innes Housemaid
Nanny Brown Dairymaid
Christian Dickson Cook
4 4 £2.0.0
10 2 2 2 4 £3.15.0

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A Survey of the FEMALE SERVANTS TAX in the Royalty of
North Berwick for the year ending 5 April 1788
By William Johnstone Surveyor

2 Maids at £0.2.6 is £0.5.0
2 Maids at £0.5.0 is £0.10.0
4 Maids at £0.10.0 is £2.0.0
2 Batchelor Maids at £0.10.0 £1.0.0

I William Johnstone Surveyor aforesaid do hereby Certify that upon carefull examination of the above duties I find they
amount to Three pounds fifteen shillings sterling And that upon -- Novemr [ November] (1787) I delivered to Henry
Watson Collector of said duties in the Royalty of North Berwick an exact duplicate of this Account duely examined and
compared which Contained my Oath that the above Inhabitants were served with Requisitions of the above date and that
they were charged with the sums sett against their names according to their answers to said Requisitions.
William Johnstone Surveyor.

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