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Poser 370 - Citation to appear in court, regality court of Boncle and Preston

This week's poser is a citation to appear in court, taken from the court book of the Regality of Boncle and Preston (National Records of Scotland, RH11/8/1, page 69). A regality court was a type of local court granted by the crown to a powerful landowner, whose legal powers were almost as wide as the crown itself.

Some secretary hand and cursive letters make reading tricky in places, as does interference by elaborate capital letters and descending letters. Dates are written in the jaj form.

Minute from the court book of the Regality of Boncle and Preston, (National Records of Scotland, RH11/8/1, page 69).

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This week's questions: who was being summoned by the court and why?

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