Melrose dog tax records for 1797

I’ve just put online my notes from the Melrose dog tax records of 1797. This tax was levied on non-working dogs, so presumably pets, including possibly former working dogs now too old to work. The list is relatively short, but I was quite pleased to see some ancestors pop up in there. Two 6xg-grandfathers: James Blaikie of Langhaugh, and James Usher of Toftfield. Both had two taxable dogs. I wish I knew what the dogs’ names were!

Author: vivdunstan

Academic historian, genealogist, former computer scientist, and Doctor Who fan.

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