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Poser 268 – Privy Council records, 1587

This week's poser is the first part of three taken from the Privy Council records, 1587 (National Records of Scotland, PC8/1 page 5).

The passage is part of the roll of the landholders of the borders and Highlands. It mentions the term marche. If used in the singular the term refers to the border between England and Scotland. The term middill marche described roughly the area of Roxburghshire and parts of Berwickshire.

The handwriting is regular and typical for 16th century. Note the three different ways of forming the letter r as for example in lines 2 an 4 Image of the word Earl in the word Erll and in line 14 Image of the word Drumlangrig in the word Drumlangrig. Also, watch out for phonetic spellings, the way the clerk formed his letters h, a and e as well as ligatures.

Extract from the Privy Council records, 1587 (National Records of Scotland, PC8/1 page 5).

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The passage mentions, including George Turneble, ten lairds. This week we are asking: who were the other four landholders mentioned in the list?

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Phonetic spellings
Ligatures
Letter r
Letter h
Letter e
Letter a

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