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Poser 368 - Description of the barony of Keenaght, circa 1610

This week's poser is a description of the barony of Keenaght, in the Plantation of Ulster circa 1610 (National Records of Scotland, RH15/91/33 page 27).

Several things are worth noting: the letter c used by the writer is a secretary hand c. Written correctly this has a lead in stroke from the bottom left, a down stroke, a cross stroke and a diagonal stroke ending above the right side of the letter. The c in the word corne in line 2 is a good example. Sometimes, if the diagonal stroke ends heavily, it can look like a dot (for example in the word especially – the first word in line 3).

The 5th word in line 1 is Balleboes (an archaic Irish unit of land measurement).

 Image of an extract of a description of the barony of Keenaght, in the Plantation of Ulster c 1610 (National Records of Scotland, RH15/91/33 page 27).

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This week's questions: what building material was lacking from the land described, and which river was used to transport it there?

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