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Document, Excise 85th year, 8th round diary

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Excise records for the First Dumfries Division, 1791

Introduction:
These official Excise records for 1791 include Robert Burns in the list of Excise Officers in the 'Scheme of District'. They have been signed by his supervisors, including Alexander Findlater and John Mitchell.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1936.101
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Page size: 375 mm x 245 mm
What:
Document, Excise 85th year, 8th round diary
Subject:
The records include a Comparison of Accounts for Dumfries, Lochmaben and Sanquhar and a Scheme of Arrears, Seizures and Frauds.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (included in the list of Officers on the 'Scheme of District' page)
Alexander Findlater (1754 - 1839) (Dumfries Excise Office) (Apr 1791 to Apr 1796) Robert Burns' supervisor (signed by)
John Mitchell (Dumfries) (1731 - 1806) (Robert Burns' superior) (signed by)
When:
1791
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
The records include a Comparison of Accounts for Dumfries, Lochmaben and Sanquhar and a Scheme of Arrears, Seizures and Frauds.
Description:
At this time Robert Burns was working in the First Dumfries or 'Port' Division and his duties no longer involved long and arduous journeys into Nithsdale. Alexander Findlater was a sympathetic superior who had also given the family a good house to let.