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Poser 323 - 17th century Orkney testaments

This week's poser contains examples of emboldened letters taken from a volume of 17th century Orkney testaments (National Records of Scotland, CC17/2/8).

Look out for phrases you would expect to find at the beginning of clauses in testaments and also for Orkney place names. There are a few dates to decipher too.

Examples of emboldened letters from 17th century Orkney testaments (National Records of Scotland, CC17/2/8).

Examples of emboldened letters from 17th century Orkney testaments (National Records of Scotland, CC17/2/8).

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This week's task: transcribe the emboldened words and, if you wish, the surrounding words and phrases (some of which are quite small by comparison).

Help
For help with reading the poser, use our coaching manual. The following areas may be of particular assistance.

Letter a
Letter s
Capital letters

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