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Poser 330 - Porteous and traistis roll of Ayr, 1679

This week's poser is taken from the Porteous and traistis roll of Ayr, 12 September 1679 (National Records of Scotland, JC26/53/4 page 2), which forms part of the High Court of Justiciary processes. The porteous or portuous roll contained the names of the persons accused of a crime, whereas the traistis listed the crimes with which these were charged. This passage focuses on the crimes and does not name the accused.

The hand is rushed, but consistent in the way the letters are formed. Watch out for the letters s and k as well as for abbreviations.

Passage from the Porteous and traistis roll of Ayr, 12 September 1679 (National Records of Scotland, JC26/53/4 page 2).

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This week's question: who was murdered and who commanded the King’s forces?

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Letter s
Letter k
Abbreviations
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