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Drylaw day-labourers' wages from accounts; 1656-1772

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 Drylaw Day-Labourers' Wages, 1656-1772 
         (4 miles N-W of Edinburgh Old Town)

 From: 1656;      Scottish Record Office; GD 268/268
       1704-1772; Scottish Record Office; GD 268/12 & GD 268/62-67

 This file contains one series only;

 1 - Drylaw day-labourers' wages; 1656-1772 

 Note: These wages are from actual accounts and, as described in 
       chapter 8 of Gibson & Smout, Prices, food and wages in 
       Scotland, 1550 - 1780 (CUP, 1994), the series attempt to 
       portray the 'going rate' for day-labourers.

FORMAT
1 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 (I4,2X,I2,1X,I1)
STOP
Date  Labourers
      s. d
DATA
1656  10 0
1704   6 8
1712   7 0
1714   6 8
1717   7 0
1727   7 0
1728   7 0
1729   7 0
1730   7 0
1731   7 0
1739   7 0
1744   7 0
1745   7 0
1752   7 0
1753   7 0
1757   7 0
1758   7 0
1763   7 0
1764   7 0
1769  11 0
1770  12 0
1771  12 0
1772  12 0
9999

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