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Edinburgh town council accounts, 1502 - 1780

General notes on wages drawn from work accounts

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Wages from Edinburgh accounts of the Master of Works, 1529 - 1640

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INPUT 2 2 Y  

 Edinburgh Town Council Accounts, 1502 - 1780

  From:  Town treasurer's accounts, Parliament House building 
         accounts, and Dean of Guild trademen's accounts, all 
         held in the City Chambers, Edinburgh.
  
 This file contains;
 1 - Workmens' daily wages, 1553-1642 & 1736-1780
 2 - Masons' daily wages, 1502-1642 & 1736-1780
 3 - Wrights' daily wages, 1553-1642, 1736 & 1776-1780
 4 - Master masons' daily wages, 1583, 1606-1642 & 1763
 5 - Quariours' daily wages, 1553-1635 
 6 - Calsay makers' daily wages, 1586-1642

FORMAT
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,2X,A1,I3)
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,8X,A1,I3)
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,14X,A1,I3)
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,20X,A1,I3)
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,26X,A1,I3)
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,32X,A1,I3)
STOP
Year s  Work- Mason Wri-  Mast. Quar- Calsay
     /  mens  wage  ghts  mason riour makers
     w  wage        wage  wage  wage  wage
DATA
1502 W      
1502 S          18
1553 W    18    44  * 36
1553 S    18    48                40
1554 W    18    36
1554 S    18    36                40
1555 W
1555 S    16    36    40          37
1556 W
1556 S    20    40  * 52          32
1557 W
1557 S    18    40                36
1558 W
1558 S    18    40    44
1559 W    16
1559 S    18    48    48
1560 W    18
1560 S    24    48                40
1561 W
1561 S    20    48    63          32
1562 W                63
1562 S    24
1564 W    
1564 S    24    63    63
1565 W 
1565 S    21          48          48
1566 W
1566 S          64  * 60
1582 W
1582 S    30  * 80  * 60          60
1583 W
1583 S    36    64    72    80
1584 W
1584 S    30  * 60  * 60
1585 W
1585 S    30  * 90  * 60
1586 W
1586 S        * 82                    * 72
1587 W    36
1587 S    36  *100    80              * 72
1588 W
1588 S    40    80                    * 80
1589 W
1589 S    30    80
1590 W
1590 S  * 72          80              *160
1591 W
1591 S    36
1592 W
1592 S    36    80                80  
1593 W          66    90
1593 S    40    78    90
1594 W              * 96
1594 S    48
1596 W    46    72
1596 S    48   100   100
1597 W               113
1597 S
1598 W
1598 S    60        *130
1599 W    48         123
1599 S    48        * 80
1600 W        *100  
1600 S               100
1601 W  * 78        *123
1601 S    60   100  *100
1602 W    40                      66
1602 S    47                      80
1603 W
1603 S
1604 W    40                      66
1604 S    48        * 80          80
1605 W
1605 S    53
1606 W
1606 S    60  *116         123  
1607 W    53    93
1607 S    60   116               100
1608 W
1608 S    72   116   111 
1609 W
1609 S         120         160
1610 W
1610 S    60
1611 W    53    72   120   160
1611 S    60   120   120   160
1612 W
1612 S    60   120   132   160
1613 W               120
1613 S    53   120   120
1614 W    60   120   120   160
1614 S    60   120   120   160
1615 W         132   132   160
1615 S    60   132   132   160
1616 W    60
1616 S    60   144   144
1617 W    60         144
1617 S    60   144   133
1618 W    60         144               160
1618 S    60   144   144               160
1619 W    64   144   144
1619 S    64   144                     160
1620 W               144
1620 S    64   144   124               160
1621 W               144               160
1621 S         160   144        *160   160
1622 W    64   144   144
1622 S    64   144   144
1623 W    64   144   144
1623 S    64   144   144
1624 W    64   144   144
1624 S    64   144   144
1625 W    64         144
1625 S    64   144   144   160
1626 W    60         144
1626 S    60   144   144   160         160
1627 W    64   144   144
1627 S    64   144   144         120
1628 W    64   144   144   160
1628 S    64   144   144   160         160
1629 W    72         144               160
1629 S    72   144   144               160
1632 W    60   120               133  
1632 S    72   160               160
1633 W    60   120         240 
1633 S    72   160
1634 W                           136
1634 S    72               240 
1635 W    66   120         240
1635 S    72   160   160   240   133
1636 W    66   120   160   240   
1636 S    72   160   160   240
1637 W    60   120   160   240
1637 S    72   160   144   240
1638 W    60   120   160   240
1638 S    72   160   160   240
1639 W    60   120   144   240
1639 S    72   160   144   240
1640 W    60
1640 S              *120
1642 W    80   125   142
1642 S    80   160   142   200         160
1656 W
1656 S    96
1657 W
1657 S    96
1736 W
1736 S    96   200  *168
1739 W         160
1739 S    84   200
1743 W
1743 S    84   200
1748 W
1748 S    84   200
1752 W
1752 S    84   200
1756 W    84   160
1756 S    96   200
1759 W
1759 S    84   200
1760 W        *160
1760 S   108   200
1763 W        *160
1763 S  *120   216         360
1764 W         200
1764 S   108   228
1767 W  * 96  *192
1767 S
1769 W  *120  *192
1769 S
1770 W  *120  *228
1770 S
1771 W  *120  *192
1771 S  *120  *228
1772 W
1772 S   144   228
1774 W
1774 S   144   228
1775 W
1775 S   144   228
1776 W               216
1776 S  *120  *228   216
1777 W
1777 S   144   192
1778 W  *120  *192  *216
1778 S        *228
1779 W        *192  *216
1779 S        *228
1780 W  *144  *192  *192
1780 S   144   228
9999

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