In Scottish documents written in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries you find two common forms for the letter d.
The first of these is the Italic d:
This can cause problems where it crosses the vertical stroke of a preceding letter, as in the case of the word could, below:
The second form of the letter d is the Secretary Hand version of the letter:
Note how similar this is to the Secretary Hand e:
The words depositiones and depryved, below, are slightly tricky, as they begin with the letters de-. In the word depryved, the clerk has used a Secretary Hand d to start the word and an Italic d to finish it. It is not uncommon for this to happen.