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Poser 317 - Deaths in Edinburgh, 1776

This week's poser is taken from the Old Parish Registers and relates to deaths in Edinburgh in 1776 (National Records of Scotland, OPR Deaths 692/02 0280 0236). It includes the record of David Hume's death. The numbers on the right refer to the age of the person at the time of death.

Since this is a late eighteenth century hand, the minister used only a few secretary hand letters such as the letter s. Watch out for abbreviations and the letters p and f.

Image of deaths in Edinburgh in 1776 (National Records of Scotland, OPR Deaths 692/02 0280 0236).

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This week's question is: where was David Hume when he died?

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Letter f
Letter p
Letter s
Abbreviations

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