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Poser 354 - Minutes of the barony court of Hatton, 1717

This week's poser is taken from the minutes of the barony court of Hatton, 1717 (National Records of Scotland, RH11/38/1 page 4). It is a declaration about the authority and rights of the court. This example is a good way of familiarising yourself with the letter c and starting to read it more fluently. The letter t is often written without its cross stroke or with the cross stroke at the foot of the vertical stroke rather than through its middle. There's a thorn in the text too, so watch out for it!

Excerpt from minutes of the barony court of Hatton, 1717 (National Records of Scotland, RH11/38/1 page 4).

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This week's question:

All you need to do is fill in the blanks given below. To help you, a single dash - is equivalent to a letter and the oblique / marks the space between words.

I Defend and ------ in our soveraign Lord ---- / ------ his
name and ---------- and in ---- / --- / ---------- of the Right
--------- / ------- Earle of ---------- , -------- --------- , Lord
---------- / ----- of the Barony of ------, that no man
trouble or ------ this present ----- Nor ane speak for ane ---[-]-
without ----- / ----- and given ----, / ----- / ------.

Help:

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

Letter c
Letter t
Letter thorn

Answer to this week's poser