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Poser 384 - selection of dates taken from testaments of Orkney and Shetland Commissary Court, 17th century

This week's poser is going to test you on your knowledge of dates and the Latin used in dates. The five examples below come from the testaments of Orkney and Shetland Commissary Court (National Records of Scotland, CC17/2/1 and 2). You'll notice the Latin word apud, which means at and also that some of the dates are contracted using superscript letters.

Examples of dates from Orkney and Shetland Commissary Court testaments (National Records of Scotland, CC17/2/1 and 2).


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This week's task: work out the dates and put them in chronological order with the oldest date first.

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