24 marks = 1 settin or 1 lispund
6 settins or lispunds = 1 meil
24 meills = 1 last
The settin was for measuring grain, the lispund measured butter. To add to the fun there were two weighing balances or pundlars; bere-pundlar weights were only two thirds of malt-pundlar weights. The logic being that bere, a small-grained barley, was worth less than malt.
LYNKCLET 3 penny land [formerly] in butter tax 1 pail now the same Inde [?] tax rate 1 lispund. And in malt tax [formerly] 2 meils now the same. And in forcop (see note above!) [formerly] 5 pence now the same and udal land [the whole].
LINKLETER 3d. terre, payis in butter scat 1 lisp. in scat silver 3s. in scat malt 2 meils. [p.48]
BURWALL, LINKLET, and WINDWICK 9d. terre, in stent oil 9 lisp. in scat silver 3s. in scat ordei 15 meils 4½ setts.; et in land mail of 3 farthings terre p. Rege, 4 m. 4 s. 7½ mks. ordei, and of auld 2 meils flesche, and now payis 3 meils flesche, 11⁄3 pultrie. [p.97]
LINKLITTER 3d. terre uthell, payis in butter scatt 1 ls., in scatt silver 3s., and in scatt malt 2 m., and in teind 4 m. malt and 2 m. flesh. [p.139]
LINKLETTER, thrie d. land, uthell, in butt. scat 1 ls., in scat silver 3s. in scat malt 2 m., in teynd 4 m. malt, 2 m. meal 1 m. fleshe. [p.20]
LINKLETTER Thrie đ vdall payis m butter
ſcat j ls in ſcat ſilver iij s in ſcat malt ij
m~ in teind iiij m~
malt and ij m~ meall and of fleſh
j m~ fleſh
The teinds of north vnigair payis yearlie of malt ij m~ ij ſe xvj merk and of meall j m~ j ſe viij merk and of fleſh iiij ſe
The teinds of quoyis j m~ j ſe viij merk malt and of meall iij ſe xvj mk and of fleſh ij ſe. [p.22/3]
ſe above only approximates the original which looks like an old-fashioned s e.g. ſ joined to an elaborated e, signifying I think, ‘settin.’
GRAMSAY compts for Burwick, ps. 3s.
scat sr. 1 m. malt; in scat. attour
the teinds refd. to his accompt in Orphir.
It. for 3d. land of Forsewell, ps. 1s. 6d. scat. sr. 3 sett. scat. malt attour the the [sic] teinds refd. to his accot. as a.
It. he compts for 3d. land of South Seatter, ps. 3s. scat sr. 3 sett. malt, attour the teinds refd. as a.
It. he pays for the teynds of a. lands, conform to Breckness decreet of valuation, 6 m. 3 sett. 14 mk. malt, refd. as a.
It. for 1⁄3 of Yeswnaby, the whole being 6d. land 2 mk. p. d. land last laboured by John Louttit, ps. 2 m. malt, in teynd 1 m. 16 mk. malt, 3 sett. 8 mk. meall, refd as a.
It. for the other 1⁄3 last laboured by Geo. Thomson, ps. Tantum and for 1 mk. p. Rege, ¼ bar. but. refd. as a.
It. for anoyr, 1⁄3 thereof last laboured by Geo. Linklatter, ps. as a. Jo. Louttit, and for the land meall of 1d. escheat land last lab. by him 1. m. meall. Refd. as a. [p.20/1]
in Looth compts for 1d. p. Rege, ps. 8 mk. butt. 1s. scat sr.; in
scat. 4 sett. malt, in land meall 3 sett. malt, 3 sett. flesh, 6s.
8d. of grassum,
2 poultry, and for peats 5s. Rests all is £8, 15s.
It. he compts for 1 fd. ud. ld. ps. 2 mk. butt. 3d. scat sr., 1 sett. malt, and 7½d. for peats. Rests all is £1, 4s. 2½d.
It. he compts for Tantum pays Tantum. Rests all is £1, 4s. 2½d.
It. he compts for 2d. 2 fd. Moabsland, ps. 20 mk. butter, 2s. 6d. scat sr. 10 sett. malt, and for peats 6s. 3d. divided as follows, viz. [p.24] [There follows a list of other names and scats.]
compts for 2d. ud. ld. ps. 16 mk. butter, 2s. scat sr., 8 st. malt,
5s. for peats;
It. for 1d. p. Rege ps. 1s. scat sr. 8 mk. butt. 4 sett. malt, 2s. 6d. for peats, 1d. p. Rege ps. Tantum butter, scat. sr. malt, peats, and in land meall ½ capon and ¾ poultry. Refd. to his accompt in Housgairth. [p.26]
in Quoys compts for 3d. 3 fd. p. Rege, ps. 1 lp. 6 mk. butt., 3s.
9d. scat sr., 2½m. malt, 3 poultry, 3¾ capon, and for
peats 9s. 4½d., and for ½d. p. Rege yr. ps. 4 mk. butter,
6d. scat sr., 2 sett. malt, and for peats 1s. 3d.;
It. for the teynds of a Quoy ps. 1 sett. 20 mk. malt, 22 mk. meall, 12 mk. flesh, and for the teinds of Northunniger ps. 142⁄3 mk. malt, 171⁄3 mk. meall, 4 mk. flesh, and for Quoyskeathrow 9 sett. malt; extends to 1 lp. 10 mk. butter, 4s. 3d. scat sr., 4 m. 4 sett. l02⁄3 mk. malt, 3 poultry, 3¾ capon, and for peats 10s.7½d. 1 sett. 51⁄3 mk. meall, and 16 mk. flesh. Rests all is £34, 5s. 11⁄6d. [p.27]
Well, you know what they say; look after the 1⁄6ths of a penny and pennies will look after themselves.
in Over Quoys compts for 3d. p. Rege, ps. 1 lp. 16 mk. butt. 5s. scat
sr., 3 m. 2 sett. malt, and in land maill 5 capons, 3 poultry, and
for peats 12s. 6d., and for a quoy 8 sett. malt, and for the tynds
thereof 5½ sett. malt, 2 sett. 18 mk meall; and for the teynds
of Northunniger 22 mk. malt. 11 mk. meall; extends to 1 lp. 16 mk.
butter, 5 m. 4 sett. 10 mk. malt, 3 sett. 5 mk. meall, 18s. 4d. of
money, 3 poultry and 5 capons. Rests all is £43, 8s. 10d.
THOS. LINKLATTER compts for 7 fd. Sowie land, ps. 14 mk. butter, 15d. scat sr. 1 m. 1 sett. 6 mk. malt, 4s. 4½d. for peats, and l¾ capon. Rests all is £9, 5s. 2½d. [p.28]
compts for ½ thereof, ps. 1 m. 1 sett. 18 mk. malt, 3 sett.
8 mk. meall, and in land maill 2 sett. flesh. Rests all is £ll,
It. he compts for 1⁄3 of 1⁄3 thereof, ps. 2 sett 11 mk. malt, 1 sett. 51⁄3 mk. meall, 16 mk. flesh. Rests all is £3, l7s. 9¾d.
GEORGE LINKLATTER compts for 1⁄3 of ½ thereof, refd. to his accomt in Scorwall. [p.29]
in Housegair compts for 1d. p. Rege, and 1 fd. ud. land, ps. 10 mk.
butt., 15d. scat sr., and in land maill 1 m. 5 sett. 18 mk. malt,
1½ poultry, 3 sett. 18 mk; flesh, and for peats 3 fd.;
It. for 3d. land in Grindilo 9s.; should pay 1 lp. butt. 3s. scat sr., 4½ m. malt, 2½ m. flesh, 3 poultry; but sett for 2½ m. malt;
It. for 3 fd. ud. ld. of Geo. Traill's in Wastray, with 1d. p. Rege, ps. 14 mk. butt., in scat. of the ud. ld. 3 sett. malt; in scat. and land maill of the King's land 10 sett. malt, 5 sett. flesh, 4s. 4½d. for peats, 1¾ poultry;
It. for 2d. ud. land in Scorwall, ps. 16 mk. butter, 2s. scat sr. 8 sett. malt, 5s. for peats;
It. for 1d. p. Rege there, 1s. scat sr. 8 mk. butt. 4 sett. malt, 2s. 6d. for peats, and in land malt ½ cappon, and ¾ poultry; extends to 2 lp. butter, 4s. 3d. scat sr., 8 m. 3 sett. 18 mk. malt, 1 m. 2 sett. 18 mk. flesh, 14s l0½d. for peats, 4 poultry, and ½ capon. Rests all is £56, 8s. 4½d.
6d. land in Pow and Myre contained in Breckness Charter, and Rentall. [p.29/30]
HARY LEASK and JOHN LINKLATTER in Or. Linklatter compt for 5½ fd. land there, ps. 11 mk. butt.; 1s. 4d. scat sr., 2½ m. 21 mk. malt, 5 sett. 2 mk. meall, 2 sett. 18 mk. flesh, and for peats 3s. 9d. Rests all is £22, 19s. 10¾d. [p.30]
compts for 2 fd. ud. land, ps. 4 mk. butter, 6d. scat sr., 4 sett.
malt, 1 sett. meall, and for peats Is. 4d. Rests all is £5,
It. he compts for 3½ fd. Erixland, ps. 7 mk. butt. 10½d. scat sr., 7½ sett. malt, 1 sett. 18 mk. meall, and for peats 2s. 2¼d. Rests all is £10, 1s. 10½d. [p.32]
WILLIAM ALLAN ps. for the half of Linklatter house 1s. 8d [p.39]
of Kairston compts for the Bull of Kairston, and ps. therefor 1 barr.
butter, 7 meills malt, and in augmentation 6s. 8d.;
It. for 1d. land there, last laboured by Isobell Leask, ps. 3 m. malt;
It. for the milns of Kairston, ps. 6 m. meall;
It. for the few duetie of Thomas Spence house 10s., and for the half of Linklatter's house 1s. 8d.;
It. for Harabreck, ps. 1 m. malt, 1 m. flesh,;
It. for Naver Shaw, ps. 6 m. malt, 6 m. flesh;
It, for 1d. land of the Bull ot Kairston. ps. 2½ m. malt;
It. for 2d. land of Garson, ps. 5 m. malt, 2½ m. flesh;
It. for ½d. land in Forse, ps. 1 m. 1½ sett. malt;
It. for 1d. land in Litle Fea, ps. 2½ m. malt;
It. for How, ps. 10 m. malt, 10 m. flesh;
It. for Feavell, ps. 6 m. 1½ sett. malt; extends to 1 barrell butter, 44 m. 3 sett. malt, 19 m. 3 sett. flesh, 6 m. meall, and 6s. 8d. of augmentation, beside lls. 8d. of few duetie for Thos. Spence and Linklatter house. Payd the butter, and rests the oyr. dueties is £309, 11s. 8d. [p.41/2]
of Linklatter compts for Hornesquoy, ps. ½ barr. butt., 1 m.
malt, 3 st. meall, and 2s. of augmentation. Payd the butter, rests
the oyr. dueties is £9, 7s.;
It. for Redland £14, lls. 7½d.;
It. for Hugh Linklatter in Northunniger £2, 16s l½d,;
It. for Or. Linklatter £22, 19s. I0¾d.;
It. for Nr. Linklatter £18, 6s. 101⁄3d.;
It. for ½d. land yr. lab. by Robt. Hourston, £ll, 16s. 7d.;
It. for Mag. Garson in Scabrae £1, 8s. 8d
It. for Jo. Sabiston yr. £.1, 2s. 6¾d., inde, rests £82, 9s. 35⁄6d. [p.59]
There follows a list of exonerations only one of which mentions a Linklater;
The compter exoneris him of threttie leispd. ten merk half merk butter,
payit be the commounes to the butter buith, as Robert Chalmer his
scroll of ressett beiris, 30 leisp. 10 merk ½ merk. And of
thrie leisp. fyve merk butter, payit to the place of the Yardis, as
Walter Dundas his tickett beiris, 3 leispund 5 merk. And of fourtene
merk butter payit be Thomas Linkletter to Mr John
Finlasone, as his tickett beiris, 14 merk butter. And of a leispd.
butter for the scatt butter of 3d. terre in Newger, occupyet be Hew
Sinclair, takman of Stromnes, quha wald not come to compt with the
takman, for the quhilk he man be ansuerable, 1 leisp. butter.
Summa exonerationis of scatt butter, threttie fyve liesp. fyve merk half merk.
Sua restis 41 leispd. 22 merk half merk butter.
In argent at £3 the leispond £125, l6s. 3d. [p.94]
LIST of HERITORS in the Bishopric Parishes in Orkney who pay the Land-Tax, &c. taken from the Valuation-Book of the County, with the Valuation of their Lands. 1820.
|William Graham Watt of Brecknes, his lands||671||2||2|
|Hellen, Mary, and Jean Grahams||142||19||0|
|John Louttit, merchant, Stromness||92||16||6|
|Edward Irvlne of Quoybow||38||1||0|
|John Garson of Bea||25||4||0|
|John Garson of Fidge||12||4||4|
|10||Thomas Brass, Instabellie||2||5||0|
|Rev. Wm. Clouston, minister||12||4||4|
|William Traill of Woodwick||3||6||4|
|Thomas Linklatter, [sic] Housegairth||3||6||4|
|Geo. Traill of Skaile||6||7||0|
|15||Mrs Thomas Omond||16||11||0|
|John Moar in Sorepool||12||10||0|
|And. Johnston's purchased from Sir Wm. Honyman||19||8||10|
|Hugh Craigie, Westray||9||13||10|
|William or Essie Sabiston||0||14||0|
|20||David Geddes, Stromness||15||9||0|
|William Hourston of Lyking||51||8||0|
|John Wishart and Thomas Johnston||39||11||4|
|Murdoch M'Kenzie of Groundwater||18||14||10|
|William Brown of Voy||9||15||6|
|30||Mrs Robert Scollay, Kirkwall||21||3||9|
|David Norn in Westwall||4||7||0|
|Hugh Brown in Quire||6||14||4|
|William Moar in Stromness||1||3||7|
|William Allan there||1||9||2|
|James Ross, Stromness||2||19||10|
|John Irvine in Skarbreck||16||14||102⁄9|
|Hugh Stockan in Stockan, his lands||7||10||0|
|40||Lord Dundas of Ask, part of the Bishopric of Orkney||2137||8||111⁄3|
|William G. Watt of Breckness||356||18||5|
|John Louttit and James Spence||144||3||7|
|William Miller, writer||33||12||6|
|James Riddoch of Cairston||182||14||8|
|45||Helen, Mary, and Jean Grahams||132||18||6|
|William Richan of Rapness (W. G. Watt)||0||4||0|
|William Wards and others||10||4||0|
|William Linklater [sic]||17||6||10|
|Edward Irvine of Quoylorr||9||1||6|
|John Robertson's heirs||61||4||8|
|David Geddes (sold to various small proprietors)||6||19||4|
|56 [sic]||Peter Brown||4||12||8|
|Alexander Calvil (Thomas Pollesfen, Esq.)||20||5||9|
|Lord Dundas of Ask, part of the Bishoprick of Orkney||456||10||7|
|Also listed are: Walls, Hoy, Holm, St. Ola, Orphir and Shapinsay but no Linklaters|