Did you have ancestors that lived in Paisley? Search these Poll Tax records from 1695, the tax was introduced to raise funds to pay off debts such as pay arrears of pay due to the army.
Each record includes a transcript of the original record, the amount of information in each record varies, you may be able to find a combination of the following:
During the reign of William and Mary Poll taxes were imposed in 1694, 1695 and twice in 1698, the funds raised from the tax would be used to pay off debts, funds overseas wars and the defence of the kingdom.
The amount of tax due by each individual varied, it was based upon rank and means, however the very poor and children were exempt from paying the tax.
These records list a varied range of people who were liable to pay the tax, from aristocrats to tradesmen.