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From: "Richard Johnson" <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] returning to Boddoms
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 20:02:21 +0100
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> The tax is generally described as applying only to adults, but I don't
> know exactly what the cut-off age was.
According to the introduction to the Auchreddie list written by Lesley
Diack, it was "Supposedly a tax on every person over the age of sixteen not
a beggar, although this has been disputed."
Although dated 1696, the list was apparently compiled in September 1695. I
assume that it the list made allowance for those who would attain the age of
16 in 1696. Also, it could be possible that a person listed may have died
before 1696 came about.
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