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Poser 276 – Rothesay Town Council Minutes, 1716

This week's poser is the second and last part of an extract from the Rothesay Town Council Minutes, 1716 (Argyll and Bute Council Archives, BR1/2). The image and transcription are published with kind permission of Argyll and Bute Council Archives.

The passage mentions the abbreviation DN twice. The abbreviation might refer to Donald Niven and Duncan Nicoll, both men on the town council at the time.

The handwriting is a good example for a hand of the beginning of 18th century. The clerk was consistent in the way he formed his letters. He had a tendency to use flourishes for his capital letters. Watch out for the capital letter H and the letter thorn.

Extract from the Rothesay Town Council Minutes, 1716 (Argyll and Bute Council Archives, BR1/2.

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This week's question: who were the underwritten witnesses?

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