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The significance of the Wigtownshire Hearth Tax lists

Kerr, Andrew Thomas (2009) The significance of the Wigtownshire Hearth Tax lists. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Presentation of the 1695 Wigtownshire Hearth Tax edition together with a thesis focussing on the historical value of the tax lists. The discussion provides a historical context for the tax lists and includes an analysis of the distribution of hearths, kilns, smiddies, saltpans and furnaces as indicators of wealth, social status and evidence of social, economic and agricultural development. Comparison is provided with other Hearth Tax lists and with contemporary records such as the poll tax returns, and also from later records such as early census information. The Hearth Tax is also compared with different Wigtownshire records from earlier and later periods (Wigtownshire Charters, parish records and the statistical accounts). The significance of the high proportion and distribution of recognisably Gaelic surnames apparent in the Wigtownshire hearth taxlists is also highlighted. The edition also includes an index of surnames, place-names, tabular information and illustrations.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Supervisor's Name: Broun, Dr. Davit
Date of Award: 2009
Depositing User: Mrs Marie Cairney
Unique ID: glathesis:2009-2786
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2011
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 14:00
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/2786

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