Coldingham dog tax records for 1797

I’ve just put online my notes from the Coldingham 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, and sadly doesn’t include any of my ancestors. The list seems to be a mix of farmers, landowners, and local dignitaries, like the parish minister. Sadly the tax records don’t record the names of the dogs!

Author: vivdunstan

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

One thought on “Coldingham dog tax records for 1797”

  1. Thanks for this post. Although i could not find my ancestor among them,this is a very interesting post. I remember dog licences when i was younger but this is the first time I have heard of a tax on dogs. I have enjoyed all your material in my research on my Paterson ancestors from this part of the world

    Thank you

    Robert Paterson


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