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From: Gavin Bell <>
Subject: Re:[ABERDEEN] Valuation Rolls
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 09:25:24 +0100
> Is there anyone on the list who can give me information on Valuation
> Rolls? Where are they kept? How do you obtain copies for a location
> in Kincardine? Were they done every year? I am sure there are
> probably many other questions I should also be asking.
Complete sets (from 1855) are kept at the National Archives of Scotland.
To get copies you would either have to go there in person, or employ a
researcher to go on your behalf, to identify the pages of interest, and
request photocopies. The NAS do not themselves do research on behalf of
members of the public.
A slightly less complete set (starting in 1862) are held by Aberdeen
City Archives. They will do research, but you would need to contact
them to check on costs.
> The only ones I have actually seen, were for a farm with a large
> number of buildings and many employees, each of whom was named along
> with which building they lived in and the rent they paid. Is this
> what is normally on a valuation roll for a large farm?
The entries in the Valuation Rolls are grouped by parish, and then by
estate or principal landholder. They give the name of the overall
landowner, and the name of each occupant, for properties which were
rated for tax purposes at £5 per yer or more. They don't directly
report on whether "occupant A" was actually employed by "occupant B".