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Poser 347 - Kirk Session of Aberlour in Morayshire, 1710

This week's poser is taken from the minutes of the kirk session of Aberlour in Morayshire in 1710 (National Records of Scotland, CH2/1337/1 page 42). It is a fairly typical entry for this kirk session’s minutes and good use is made of Latin. The session clerk, who would have written the minutes, seems to have been keen on flourishes, which can make some capital letters difficult to distinguish. There is also little difference between tt and ll in his writing so you may find yourself making educated guesses.

Image from the minutes of the kirk session of Aberlour in Morayshire (National Records of Scotland, CH2/1337/1 page 42).

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There are three questions for you this week:
1. Can you identify the scripture readings used on 19 March 1710?
2. Who were in trouble with the kirk session?
3. What did Beddall order the session to do and why?

Help:
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Letter l
Letter t
Scots, legal and Latin words

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