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Poser 279 – Marriages for Aberdeen, 1672

This week's poser is taken from the Aberdeen Old Parish Register of Marriages, and dates from 1672 (National Records of Scotland, O.P.R. Marriages 168-0A 0120 0545 [Aberdeen]).

This is a good clear example of a register entry of this period: the handwriting is neat, but some of the letters may be slightly unfamiliar to the modern eye. Watch out for some abbreviations of words, some 'creative' spellings, the letter yogh, and the secretary hand e, h and r in particular.

Extract from the Aberdeen Old Parish Register of Marriages, 1672. (National Records of Scotland, O.P.R. Marriages 168-0A 0120 0545 [Aberdeen]).

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This week's question: what were the names of the two couples getting married?

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Abbreviations
Letter yogh
Letter e
Letter r
Letter h
17th century alphabet

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