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Linlithgow accounts of the Master of Works, 1302, 1534 & 1616-04

General notes on wages drawn from work accounts

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INPUT 2 2 Y  

 Accounts of the Master of Works; Linlithgow, 1302, 1534 & 1616-40

 From: Paton, H.M., Accounts of the Master of Works, vol. 1, 
       1529-1615 (Edinburgh, 1957), and Imrie, J. & Dunbar, J.G.,
       Accounts of the Master of Works, vol. 2, 1616-1649 
       (Edinburgh, 1982)

 This file contains;

 1 - Workmens' Daily Wages; 1302, 1534 & 1616-40
 2 - Masons' Daily Wages; 1302, 1534, 1618-19,28,33
 3 - Slaters' Daily Wages; 1302, 1534 & 1616
 4 - Wrights' Daily Wages; 1534, 1618-19 & 1628-33

 Note: As discussed in the references given above, these wages are
       from actual accounts.  For further discussion of this type
       of wage data see Gibson & Smout, Prices, food and wages in 
       Scotland, 1550 - 1780 (CUP, 1994), Ch. 8.

FORMAT
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,3X,A1,I3)
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,10X,A1,I3)
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,17X,A1,I3)
1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 (I4,1X,A1,24X,A1,I3)
STOP
Year w   Work-  Masons Slat-  Wrights
     /   mens   wages  ers    wages
     s   wage          wage  
DATA
1302 W
1302 S      3      4      4
1534 W
1534 S      8     24     28     27
1616 W
1616 S     80
1617 W
1617 S     80    
1618 W
1618 S     80    144     72    120
1619 W           96           144
1619 S     80
1620 W
1620 S     80
1621 W
1621 S     80
1622 W
1622 S     80
1623 W
1623 S     80
1624 W    
1624 S     80
1625 W
1625 S     80
1626 W
1626 S     80
1627 W
1627 S     80
1628 W
1628 S     80     96           160
1629 W
1629 S     80
1630 W
1630 S     80
1631 W
1631 S     80
1632 W
1632 S     80
1633 W  
1633 S     80   *180           144
1634 W
1634 S     80
1635 W
1635 S     80
1636 W
1636 S     80
1637 W
1637 S     80
1638 W    
1638 S     80
1639 W
1639 S     80
1640 W
1640 S     80
9999

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