Scotland, Forfarshire (Angus), Dundee Poor Relief Assessments 1822-1839

Discover your Scottish ancestry by searching these rare poor relief assessment lists from the parish of Dundee. The records include assessment lists from 1822-1823, 1826-1833, 1836-1837, and 1839.

These records were transcribed from the assessments of the inhabitants of the parish of Dundee, created between 1822 and 1839. There are eleven volumes all together; therefore, your ancestor’s name might be repeated. Before 1845, responsibility for the relief and support of the poor fell to the parish and the kirk sessions. The assessments provided the amounts a person could contribute to poor funds.

These lists were originally printed by Alex Colville, at the Courier Office and have since been digitized by Google.

Each result will provide a transcript and an image of the printed assessment lists. The transcripts will provide the following facts.

  • Name
  • Assessment year
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Place and county
  • Additional information

The images will also tell you the amount he/she could contribute to the poor funds.