1691 - 1700

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1691

Earliest date in known German Lutheran registers

1692

The massacre of Glencoe Clan Campbell side with the King and murder members of Clan McDonald [1691?]

1692

French intention to invade England came to naught

16931700

Climate: Oat harvest failed repeatedly in Scotland widespread starvation 

November 1693 - Isaac Ferdinando signs his indenture to George Gilbert as a Blacksmith.   The Ferdinand and Ferdinando line is started.

1694

National Debt came into effect in England

Bank of England founded by William Paterson (a Scot)

Triennial Act

1694-1699

Scotland: Poll Tax imposed on all over sixteen, except the destitute and insane

1695

Freedom of Press in England

Bank of Scotland founded

Act of Parliament imposes a fine on all who fail to inform the parish minister of the birth of a child (repealed 1706)

Start of "Dissenters" lists in parish registers children born but not christened in the parish church some were named "Papist" and others "Protestants"

1696

Act of Parliament establishes Workhouses

Education Act passed by Scottish Parliament

Window Tax (replaced Hearth Tax; increased in 1747; abolished 1851)

1697

December 2: Official opening of St Paul's Cathedral

1698

Invention of steam engine by Capt Thomas Slavery

Darien Expedition: a disastrous attempt to establish a Scots settlement in Panama

Duties (taxes) on entries in parish registers repealed after five years

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