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Poser 307 – Presbytery separate register

This week's poser is an extract from the presbytery separate register of Chanonry presbytery (National Records of Scotland, CH2/66/16 page 65).

Presbytery separate registers were the local record of the Church of Scotland's Widows Fund, the world's earliest actuarial pension scheme. They record the appointment of ministers; their marriages and their deaths; and the births, marriages and deaths of their wives or widows and children. In 1757 the General Assembly passed an act requiring the separate registers to be organised by parish, making it easy to trace the career and family details of a particular minister. The entries featured in this poser come from the section on Rosemarkie parish and feature children born to Mr John Wood, the minister there.

The hand is quite modern but the tricky element is the use of Jaj.

Extract from the presbytery separate register of Chanonry presbytery (National Records of Scotland, CH2/66/16 page 65).

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This week's question: what were the names of Rev James Wood's sons and when were they born?

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