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Poser 283 – Baptisms for Pencaitland, 1600

This week's poser is an extract from the Old Parish Register for Pencaitland (National Records of Scotland, 716/00 0010 00). It lists the baptisms on 19 April 1600.

The parish clerk is fairly consistent in the way he formed his letters, but watch out for interference between one line and another and between elaborate letters (especially capitals) and their neighbours. Note the fully-formed secretary hand letters a and c, with their diagonal strokes.

Extract from the Old Parish Registers, Pencaitland, 1600 (National Records of Scotland, 716/00 0010 005).

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This week's question: how many girls and how many boys were recorded on this particular date and what were their names?

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Capital letters
Interference
Letter a
Letter c

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