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Poser 333 - Minutes of the barony court of Cockburnspath, 1651

This week's poser is taken from the minutes of the barony court of Cockburnspath, 25 July 1651 (National Records of Scotland, RH11/15/1 page 16). The passage tells the story of an assault that has been brought before the baillie.

The writing is quite small but this is good practice for those times when you only have the original to work from. Remember the usage in Scots of quh- for wh- or - and as a suffix for - ing. There are some unusual Scots words in the paragraph, but working through the letters individually you should be able to make them out. To help you get started we have given you the first line:

Q[uhi]lk day anent the bill given ^ on Jonet quhytheid inn be Marioni Lyll spouse to...

Excerpt from minutes of the barony court of Cockburnspath, 1651 (National Records of Scotland,RH11/15/1 page 16).


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This week's question: what was Janet accused of?

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