Rentals Cover

17th Century Rentals of the Burgh of Paisley

This new volume is a transcription of 4 rentals published by the Rev W. M Metcalfe in 1902 from original documents. Throughout the document, original language and spelling has been retained.

The first two rentals deal with the period 1605 to 1619 while the final two are dated 1685.

Between them they cover those paying duties or rental to the Burgh of Paisley. In general, they contain the name of the person paying the rental and where their property was. Occasionally you also get relationship information contained within the entry such as father and son when a property has been passed on. Former owners are also mentioned.

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