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Date Masters & mistresses names & designations Servants names Quality of servants Number of servants Bachelor servants One and two servants Three and four servants Five to seven servants Eight to ten servants Eleven or more servants Duty
1787 Canisbay Parish
10 Sep 1787 Capt [Captain] Robert Sinclair of Freswick Groom Etc. 1 1 £1.5.0
Sir James Sinclair of Mey Groom Etc 1 1 £1.5.0
2 2 £2.10.0
Halkirk Parish
15 Sep 1787 Benjamin Williamson of Baniskirk Groom Etc. 1 1 £1.5.0
Olrick Parish
21 Sep 1787 James Traill of Hobister Postillion Etc. 1 1 £1.5.0
Thurso Parish
21 Sep 1787 Rt Honl [Right Honourable] Lady Jannet Sinclair of Ulbster Postillion 1 1 £1.5.0
Footboy 1 1 £1.5.0
2 2 £2.10.0
Wick Parish
25 Aug 1787 Benjamin Dunbar of Hemprigs Gardener 1 1 £1.5.0
Postillion Etc. 1 1 £1.5.0
24 Aug 1787 James Sinclair of Harpsdale Groom 1 1 £1.5.0
3 3 £3.15.0
Parishes Collected
Canisbay Parish 2 2 £2.10.0
Halkirk Parish 1 1 £1.5.0
Olrick Parish 1 1 £1.5.0
Thurso Parish 2 2 £2.10.0
Wick Parish 3 3 £3.15.0
9 9 £11.5.0

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A Survey for the Shire of Caithness
Male Servants Tax
from 5 April 1786 to 5 April 1787
By Andrew Liddell Surveyor
CAITHNESS [Page] 37

Proof
9 Servants at £1.5.0 each is £11.5.0 Total

I Andrew Liddell Surveyor Do Certify That the foregoing Duties do amount in whole to Eleven
Pounds Five Shillings And that upon 3 November 1787 I delivered to Mr John Davidson Collector
of the Said Duties an exact Duplicate of the above Account which contains my Oath That
Notices were left with the several Masters & Mistresses or at their Dwelling houses of the Dates
annexed to their respective Names who have been truly charged according to the best of my belief or
Judgement Andrew Liddell Surveyor

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