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Poser 351 - Inventory of Jaques Matone, merchant in Amsterdam, 1652

It is quite common to find mentions of currencies and coins from various parts of Europe in records produced in Scottish burghs up to the early 18th century. This is evidence of trade between Scottish ports and the rest of Europe. The inventory below is from the testament of Jaques Matone, merchant in Amsterdam, recorded in the registers of Edinburgh Commissary Court, 5 Oct 1652 (National Records of Scotland, CC8/8/66, page 253). It is a record of debts owed to him by Scottish burgesses, where the amounts of money are given in the pound Scots and in Great Flemish pounds.

The handwriting itself is fairly clear, but slightly curly or loopy in places, and the page suffers from bleed through from the writing overleaf. Sums of money are expressed in the corrupt Latin form (where jaj = 1,000).

Image of the inventory from the testament of Jaques Matone, merchant in Amsterdam, recorded in Edinburgh Commissary Court, 5 Oct 1652 (National Records of Scotland, CC8/8/66, page 253).

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Who among the debtors owed the most money in terms of Scots pounds and who owed the most in terms of Great Flemish pounds?

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