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!