Tax records can give us invaluable information about the people and the places of the parish
Land tax imposed to pay for the War of the 3 Kingdoms, Civil war - no early ones for Argyll in Scotlandsplaces.
Land tax records for Argyll
1691 - 1695
hearth tax source - Hearth tax records for Argyll and Buteshire | Hearth Tax records This volume contains lists of householders liable for the hearth tax in 1694 in the counties of Bute and part of Argyll. There are no rolls for parts of Argyll which were in rebellion at that time (including Mull, Tiree, Coll and Ardnamurchan). This was levied to pay for the religious wars and the Glorious revolution
Poll tax
does not exist for Argyll
Window tax : to help pay for the military action against the Jacobite revolution
series of taxes to pay for wars and bail out the East India Company
Land tax records Land tax rolls (often called cess rolls or valuation rolls) were compiled by the Commissioners of Supply in each county to enable the collection of the land tax from 1667 onwards. They list the owners of landed estates and assess the rental value of their lands.
1777-8 onwards
Male servant tax
Inhabited house Tax

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Carriage taxes E326/8/1/9
Ardchattan and Muckairn
Date ………..Masters/mistresses names……Actual #…2 wheel carriages….4 wheel carriages….Duty….Note
October 1785 ….Patrick Campbell of Ardchattan…. 1………………1……£5.5.0………
| Horse Tax Roll volume 01 E326/9/1/19
(10s each) (10s each)
Ardchattan & Muckairn
Alexander Campbell of Barcaldine 2 2 £0.10.0
Captain Duncan Campbell of Lochnell 5 5 £1.5.0
Patrick Campbell of Ardchattan 2 2 £0.10.0
James Longmore Lorn Furnace 1 1 £0.5.0
Hugh McCalman Surgeon Airdsbay 1 1 £0.5.0
11 11 £2.15.0
Female servant tax rolls 1785 source - | volume 01 (1785-6, counties A-L) E326/6/1/26
Carriage Tax
: Cart Tax
: Female servant tax
Horse Tax
Shop Tax
Dog Tax - Clock and watch tax

from 1798 onwards consolidated into Schedules of assessed taxes
(details in Scottish indexes conference handout Sept 2023)

Valuation Roll

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