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Poser 389 – poll tax for Largs parish, Ayrshire, 1698

In this week's poser, taken from the poll tax records of Largs in Ayrshire, we asked you what the name of the minister of Largs parish was and how much tax he had to pay.

Image of a passage from the poll tax records of Largs in Ayrshire, 1698 (National Records of Scotland, E70/1/2 page 1).

Answers: The minister of Largs was a Mr John Wilsone and he paid four pounds scots.

Transcription:

Largs paroch within the shyre of Air

Ane List of the poleable persons within the parochin of Largs
taken up be the Laerd of Kellburne daited the 22d of november
1698
Lib S d
The Laird of Bishoptowne yo[unge]r Including his fathers Lyferent
anuily 1000 lib of value[d] re[nt] and upwards 24 00 00
The Laird of third pairt including his moth[e]rs Lyferent 200 lib of
valued rent and within fyve 09 00 00
John Kyle in Largs 9000 m[er]ke of stock & w[i]t[h]in 1000 m[er]ks 04 00 00
David Wallace in Largs 5000 m[er]ks of stocks & w[i]t[h]in 1000 m[er]ks 04 00 00
Archbald wilsone in Largs 1000 m[er]ks & w[i]t[h]in fyve 02 10 00
Ro[be]rt barclay in Largs 5000 m[er]ks & w[i]t[h]in fyve of stock 02 10 00
Archbald Dark in Largs 1000 m[er]ks of stock & w[i]t[h]in fyve 02 10 00
Theophilus Rankine in Largs m[er]ks of stock & w[i]t[h]in fyve 02 10 00
James crauford th[er]e 1000 m[er]ks of Stock & w[i]t[h]in fyve 02 10 00
John Crauford in Whitelyburn 1000 m[er]ks of Stock & w[i]t[h]in fyve 02 10 00
John dunsmoore eld[e]r of brounhills 1000 m[er]ks of Stock & w[i]t[h]in fyve 02 10 00
Mr John Wilsone min[iste]r of Largs 5000 m[er]ks of stock & w[i]t[h]in ten 04 00 00
James Boill brother to Kelburne 2000 m[er]ks & w[i]t[h]in 30000 m[er]ks 15 00 00
The Laird of Kelburne 1000 lib of value[d] re[nt] & above 24 00 00
Archbald Burgen in Largs 1000 m[er]ks of Stock & w[i]t[h]in fyve 02 10 00
104 00 00

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