Poll tax rolls, 1694-1698

Poll taxes were imposed in 1694, 1695 and twice in 1698 to pay off the debts and arrears of the army and navy. Payment was graduated at the rate of 6 shillings and upwards according to rank and means; only the poor and children under 16 were exempt. The collectors of the poll tax faced similar difficulties to those of the hearth tax and the records are incomplete. Arranged by county and parish, the amount of information provided varies from list to list.

Name Description
General poll tax papers and accounts: item 1

This item is a receipt for poll money paid in Liberton Parish, 9-12 November 1694.

General poll tax papers and accounts: item 10

This item is an account of expenditure in collecting the poll, 1701.

General poll tax papers and accounts: item 11

This item is a note of poll books for Edinburgh, Linlithgowshire and Midlothian received by Archibald Houstoun, August 1703. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

General poll tax papers and accounts: item 12

This item is a note on how much was paid out of the poll money, 1699-1702.

General poll tax papers and accounts: item 13

This item is an account of the money paid to the country out of the poll money, 1693.

General poll tax papers and accounts: item 2

This item is a receipt for poll money paid in Liberton Parish, 9-12 November 1694.

General poll tax papers and accounts: item 3

This item is a receipt for poll money paid in Liberton Parish, 9-12 November 1694

General poll tax papers and accounts: item 4

This item is a receipt for poll money paid in Liberton Parish, 9-12 November 1694

General poll tax papers and accounts: item 5

This item is an account of expenditure on the poll collected, 10-12 November 1694.

General poll tax papers and accounts: item 6

This item is a letter from Sir George Hamilton to William Bell clerk in Linlithgow, requesting him to send his poll money books and the money collected to Robert Rutherford, general collector of the poll money. Edinburgh, 30 December 1694.

General poll tax papers and accounts: item 7

This item is an extract account of poll money, 1693, paid in by the farmers of the tax and collectors to HM Receiver General, 13 August 1696.

General poll tax papers and accounts: item 8

This item is shows the abbreviate of sums in the poll-books for the burghs and shires, 1698.

General poll tax papers and accounts: item 9

This item is an account of poll-money collected in 1694 by depute-collectors for Sir George Hamilton and of the balances due by them, 17 February 1703.

Poll tax records for Ayrshire: item 1

This item contains the names of poll tax payers in the parishes of Girvan, Barr, Dailly, 21 January 1699

Poll tax records for Ayrshire: item 2

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for the parish of Largs and the parish of Kilbrinie, 1698

Poll tax records for Berwickshire: item 1

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for the parish of Lauder, 1698.

Poll tax records for Berwickshire: item 2

This item is a signed declaration by James Peter of Chapel, relating to the poll tax collection in the parish of Lauder, 10 December 1698.

Poll tax records for East Lothian: item 1

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for the parish of Dirleton, 1 November 1698.

Poll tax records for Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: item 1

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for the parish of College Kirk, 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: item 10

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for North Leith parish, 3 October 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: item 11

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for South Leith parish, 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

Poll tax records for Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: item 12

This item is a declaration by Agnes Kinkaid (Kincaid), relict of James Crafford (Crawford), chirurgeon, apothecary burgess of Edinburgh, regarding the amount of poll tax needing to be paid. 1698

Poll tax records for Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: item 2

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for Greyfriars parish, October-November [1694]. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

Poll tax records for Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: item 3

This item alphabetically lists the names of the poll tax payers for Lady Yester's parish, October-November [1694]. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

Poll tax records for Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: item 4

This item alphabetically lists the names of the poll tax payers for New Kirk parish, October-November [1694]. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

Poll tax records for Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: item 5

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for Old Kirk parish, October-November 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named as well as their marital status and number of children.

Poll tax records for Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: item 6

This item alphabetically lists the names of the poll tax payers for Tolbooth parish, October-November 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: item 7

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for Tron Kirk parish, October-November 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: item 8

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for West Kirk parish, November 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Edinburgh, Canongate and Leith: item 9

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for Canongate parish, November 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Fife: item 1

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for the parish of Aberdour, 15 November 1698. It also gives the ranks of society people came from and occupation of some of the people listed.

Poll tax records for Fife: item 2

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for the parish of Wemyss, 8 December 1698.

Poll tax records for Fife: item 3

This item is the cover letter accompanying the lists the names of the poll tax payers for the parish of Aberdour, 19 January 1699.

Poll tax records for Fife: item 4

This item is a list of some poll able persons within the shire of Fife, [Dunfermline], [1698].

Poll tax records for Fife: item 5

This item is a declaration by the Laird of Inshdairnie in the parish of Kinglassie, regarding the amount of poll tax payable, 1698.

Poll tax records for Fife: item 6

This item is a declaration by Matthew Andersone, maltman in Linktoun in Abbotshall, [Kirkcaldy] Parish, regarding the amount of poll tax payable, 30 November 1698.

Poll tax records for Fife: item 7

This item is a declaration by William Andersone, merchant in Bridgetoune of Innerteill, baillie of the regality of Innerteill in Kinghorn Parish, regarding the amount of poll tax payable, 13 November 1698.

Poll tax records for Fife: item 8

This item is a declaration by Alexander Watsone of Glentarkie, regarding the amount of poll tax payable, 15 December 1698.

Poll tax records for Fife: item 9

This item is a declaration relating to James Irving of Inchyre, regarding the amount of poll tax payable, 1699.

Poll tax records for Inverness-shire: item 1

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for the burgh and shire of Inverness, 21-31 January 1699.

Poll tax records for Inverness-shire: item 2

This item is a letter to the Clerk of the Treasury concerning the lists the names of the poll tax payers for the burgh and shire of Inverness, 2 February 1699.

Poll tax records for Lanarkshire: item 1

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for the parishes of Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Carmunnock and Bothwell, 30 December 1698.

Poll tax records for Lanarkshire: item 2

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for the Barony parish of Glasgow, and the parishes of Govan and Cadder, 1 November 1698.

Poll tax records for Lanarkshire: item 3

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for the parishes of Lanark and Lesmahagow, 22 December 1698.

Poll tax records for Lanarkshire: item 4

This item lists the names of the poll tax payers for the Burgh of Glasgow, 1695. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Lanarkshire: item 5

The item is an incomplete list of the names of the poll tax payers for the Burgh of Glasgow, [1700]. It has been divided by the amount of poll tax payable.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 1

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parishes of Borthwick, Crichton and Heriot, no date. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 10

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Inveresk, 1695. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 11

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Kirknewton, 6-12 November [1694]. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 12

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Kirknewton, 8-9 November 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 13

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Midcalder, no date.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 14

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Newbattle, [1694]. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 15

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Penicuik, 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 16

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Ratho, 6-12 November 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 17

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Stow, 1694.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 18

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Temple, 5-9 November 1694. It also gives the occupations of some of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 19

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of West Calder, no date. It also gives the occupations of some of the persons named. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 2

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of East Calder, no date. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 3

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Carrington, [1694]. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 4

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Cockpen, [1694]. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 5

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parishes of Colinton and Currie, no date. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 6

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Cramond, 9 November 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 7

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parishes of Cranston and Fala, [1694]. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 8

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parishes of Dalkeith and Lasswade, 10 November 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Midlothian: item 9

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Duddingston, 1695. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Nairnshire: item 1

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parishes of Nairn, Cawder, Ardclach, Croy and Dalcross, 23 January 1699.

Poll tax records for Orkney: item 1

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the burgh of Kirkwall, 29 November 1698. It also gives the occupations of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Perthshire: item 1

This item is a signed declaration by Andrew Weems, portioner in Abernethie, regarding the amount of poll tax payable, 28 December 1698.

Poll tax records for Renfrewshire: item 1

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Houston, [1694]. It also gives the occupations of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Renfrewshire: item 2

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Houston, [1694]. It also gives the occupations of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Renfrewshire: item 3

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Inchinnan, [1694]. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

Poll tax records for Renfrewshire: item 4

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Inchinnan, [1694]. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

Poll tax records for Renfrewshire: item 5

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Kilbarchan, 6 December 1695. It also gives the occupations of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Renfrewshire: item 6

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Kilbarchan, 6 December 1695. It also gives the occupations of the persons named.

Poll tax records for Renfrewshire: item 7

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Killellan, 10-12 November 1694.

Poll tax records for Renfrewshire: item 8

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Killellan, 10-12 November 1694.

Poll tax records for Renfrewshire: item 9

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Kilmacolm, 1695-1696.

Poll tax records for West Lothian: item 1

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parishes of Abercorn, Strathbrock and Ecclesmachan, 8-12 November 1694. It also gives the occupations of some of the persons named. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

Poll tax records for West Lothian: item 10

This item is a signed declaration by Charles Hope of Hopetoun and Lady Margaret Hope of Hopetoun, parish of Kirkliston, regarding the amount of poll tax payable, no date.

Poll tax records for West Lothian: item 2

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Bathgate, 8-12 November 1694. It also gives the occupations of some the persons named.

Poll tax records for West Lothian: item 3

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parishes of Borrowistounness (Bo'ness) and Kinneill, 10-12 November 1694. It also gives the occupations of most of the persons named.

Poll tax records for West Lothian: item 4

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Carriden, 1695. It also gives the occupations of some of the persons named. The item has been damaged, so only fragments survive.

Poll tax records for West Lothian: item 5

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Dalmeny, 9-10 November 1694. It also gives the occupations of some of the persons named.

Poll tax records for West Lothian: item 6

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Kirkliston, [1694]. It also gives the occupations of some of the persons named.

Poll tax records for West Lothian: item 7

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Livingston, [1694]. It also gives the occupations of some of the persons named.

Poll tax records for West Lothian: item 8

This item lists the names of the poll tax payer for the parish of Torphichen, 10-12 November 1694. It also gives the occupations of some of the persons named.

Poll tax records for West Lothian: item 9

This item includes signed declarations by Sir William Hope of Kirkliston and James Campbell of Kinpont in Kirkliston Parish, regarding the amount of poll tax payable, 15 December [1698].

Poll tax records for Wigtownshire: item 1

This item is a list of polled persons omitted from the roll of Wigtownshire, 6 January 1699.

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