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Poser 358 - Huntly Regality Court, 1724

This poser is from a slightly later source than usual. It is an excerpt from minutes of Huntly Regality Court dated 30 July 1724 (National Records of Scotland reference RH11/40/2 p33). At first glance the hand is easy to read - you can instantly recognise words - however to make an accurate transcription you need to look closely. The clerk has a habit of not joining components of letters together such as the minims in the letters m and n and the chambers in o, b and B are quite open. On the positive side, he uses the tittle mark for letter u so that is easily identifiable.

Image of extract from the minutes of the Synod of Fife, October 1627 (National Records of Scotland, CH2/154/1 page 317).

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This week's questions:

What we'd like to know from this week's poser is:

In the first case:
What was the pursuer's occupation?
Where did he live?
What item was worth four shillings?
Who was ultimately blamed for the absence of this item?

In the second case:
Where did John and Peter live?
How much did John pay Peter?
What was the payment for?
Was Peter Taylor in court?

Help:

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Letter b
Letter s
Letter t

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