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Poser 338 - Dumfries register of testaments

This week's poser is the opening clause of a testament for you to transcribe. The testament belongs to a woman and comes from the Dumfries register of testaments (National Records of Scotland, CC5/6/1 page 49).

Note how the clerk sometimes uses thorns, and sometimes th ligatures to represent the sound 'th'. Note also the use of p-prefixes, such as per and par, and w which looks like a double l.

Image of the opening clause of a testament (National Records of Scotland, CC5/6/1 page 49).

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This week's question: whose testament was recorded and when did the person died?

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

Letter l
Letter p
Letter thorn
Ligatured letters

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