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Average Wage for a Scotsman
« on: Monday 25 May 15 23:45 BST (UK) »
What would have been the average annual wage for a Scotsman in the 1800s?

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Re: Average Wage for a Scotsman
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 May 15 00:07 BST (UK) »
What occupation?

 Do you have a more specific date than 1800s?

You could have a read through this, though I don't know if it fits in with your time frame:
http://www.scran.ac.uk/scotland/pdf/SP2_5Income.pdf

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Re: Average Wage for a Scotsman
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 May 15 00:47 BST (UK) »
An agricultural laborer and about 1840 to 1860.

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Re: Average Wage for a Scotsman
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 May 15 03:16 BST (UK) »
I haven't checked, but you may find something here:
http://www.jstor.org/stable/2338598?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

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Re: Average Wage for a Scotsman
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 26 May 15 08:12 BST (UK) »
From an 1847 Stirling Court case -

"The pursuer, Archibald Hill, engaged with the defender, H. A. Galbraith, Esq, from Whitsunday last to Whitsunday next at 10 money wages besides six and one half bolls of oatmeal, and other articles of food, fuel etc"

It wasn't simply a matter of wages - the "add ons", including rent free housing etc, played a part
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian - Price
Abergwynfi - Han(d)ford
Pontardawe - Lewis.

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Re: Average Wage for a Scotsman
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 26 May 15 14:21 BST (UK) »
Thank you to all of you for your answers.  Amazing amount of in formation available and I found what I wanted.  This forum is so helpful.