The History of Leith

October 24, 2007

Commissioners of Police-1829

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source-The Edinburgh Almanack

(Note-Cess or land tax was collected according to valued rent in the counties, while in the case of the burghs the particular quota to be paid by each was determined by the Convention of Royal Burghs and collection was the responsibility of the magistrates. The sum to be raised was apportioned among the burgesses and collected by stent masters on the basis of the burgh stent roll. Many burgh records contain these cess and stent rolls, which list the names and properties and often the occupations of the proprietors.)

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