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If you are interested in getting more practice in reading handwriting of a particular century you can find our posers arranged chronologically below.

16th century hands
17th century hands
18th century hands
19th century hands


16th century hands
poser 303 - Account for fireworks, 1566
poser 386 - court books of the High Court of Justiciary, 1566 (part 1)
poser 387 - court books of the High Court of Justiciary, 1566 (part 2)
poser 388 - court books of the High Court of Justiciary, 1566 (part 3)
poser 391 - Minutes of St Nicholas Kirk, Aberdeen, 1574
poser 302 - Minutes of Stirling Presbytery, 1581
poser 392 - Minutes of Stirling Presbytery, 1583
poser 393 - Minutes of Stirling Presbytery, 1583
poser 394 - Minutes of Stirling Presbytery, 1583
poser 268 - Privy Council records, 1587
poser 269 - Privy Council records, 1587
poser 270 - Privy Council records, 1587
poser 359 - Minutes of the Synod of Lothians, 1589
poser 301 - Articles of agreement between English and Scottish Commissioners, 1597


17th century hands
poser 323 - 17th century Orkney testaments
poser 346 - Secretary Register of Sasines for Perthshire, 17th century
poser 283 - Baptisms for Pencaitland, 1600
poser 364 - Dunfermline Regality Court register, circa 1605
poser 365 - rental roll for the regality of Dunfermline, 1607
poser 316 - Articles of Agreement, 1610/11
poser 368 - Description of the barony of Keenaght, circa 1610
poser 369 - Description of the barony of Keenaght, 1614
poser 306 - Letter to the Privy Council, 1620
poser 337 - Privy Council papers, 1620
poser 296 - Minutes of Elgin kirk session, 1622
poser 338 - Dumfries register of testaments
poser 357 - Minutes of the Synod of Fife, 1627

poser 360 - Minutes of the Synod of Fife, 1628
poser 340 - Torphichen Regality Court Register, 1632-36
poser 372 - Rental of Torphichen Regality Court Register, 1632-36
poser 397 - court book of Cunninghame bailliary court, 1635
poser 336 - Register of General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1639
poser 348 - Registers of Acts of the Commission of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1646-1648
poser 349 - Inventory of the testament of Alexander Andersone, 1664
poser 333 - Minutes of the barony court of Cockburnspath, 1651
poser 361 - Minutes of the Synod of Fife, 1651
poser 332 - Rental of Dunstaffnage (Regality court of Argyll), 1652
poser 351 - Inventory of Jaques Matone, merchant in Amsterdam, 1652
poser 398 - High Court Minute Book, 1654
poser 343 - Register of Sasines for Glasgow, 1654-1656
poser 309 - Minute book of Culross Burgh, 1656
poser 396 - Minute book of the High Court of Justiciary, 1662
poser 297 - Inventory of Kathren Murchie, 1663
poser 349 - Inventory of Elspet Clark, 1664
poser 324 - Muster roll, 1667
poser 326 - High Court Book of Adjournal, 1667
poser 362 - Testament of George Anderson, 1667
poser 287 - Book of Rates, 1669
poser 279 - Marriages for Aberdeen, 1672
poser 314 - Marriages for Rutherglen, 1675
poser 352 - Minute book of Lanark burgh, 1675
poser 335 - Mortcloth accounts for North Berwick, 1675-76
poser 383 - Sederunt to a meeting at the St Andrew's Admiralty Court
poser 350 - Confirmation clause from the testament of Euon oig M[a]cTavis, 1676
poser 261 - High Court Book of Adjournal, 1677
poser 262 - High Court Book of Adjournal, 1677
poser 311 - Circuit Court Minute Books, 1677
poser 313 - Baptisms for Rutherglen, 1677
poser 305 - Porteous Roll for Edinburgh, 1679
poser 312 - Porteous Roll for Edinburgh, 1679
poser 330 - Porteous and traistis roll of Ayr, 1679
poser 315 - Decreets of the Privy Council, 1680
poser 331 - Decreets of the Privy Council, 1680
poser 355 - Minute book of Lanark Burgh, 1680
poser 310 - Circuit Court Minute Books, 1683
poser 344 - Bond from Register of Deeds, 1686
poser 345 - Bond from Register of Deeds, 1686
poser 370 - Citation to appear in court, regality court of Boncle and Preston
poser 339 - Register of the Scottish Treasury, 1691
poser 318 - Hearth tax roll for Abercorn parish, 1691
poser 366 - Minutes of the barony court of Corstorphine, 1692
poser 277 - Births in Edinburgh, 1693
poser 300 - Hearth Tax records for Argyll, 1694
poser 375 - Hearth Tax for Argyll and Bute, 1694
poser 319 - Hearth tax roll for Dunfermline burgh, 1694
poser 374 - Muster roll, 1694
poser 376 - Poll Books and Lists, Old Kirk Parish, Edinburgh, 1694
poser 289 - Eik, 1697
poser 290 - Eik, 1697
poser 284 - Heritors' minutes for Kirkliston, 1698
poser 285 - Heritors' minutes for Kirkliston, 1698
poser 308 - Minute book of Culross Burgh, 1698
poser 378 - Burial register, Canongate parish, 1698
poser 356 - Deed from Bailliary Court of Cunninghame, 1698
poser 389 - Poll tax for Largs parish, Ayrshire, 1698
poser 390 - Poll tax for Largs parish, Ayrshire
poser 384 - selection of dates taken from testaments of Orkney and Shetland Commissary Court, 17th century


18th century hands
poser 320 - Testament dative, 1700
poser 291 - Accounts of Abercorn kirk session, 1701
poser 341 - Minutes of the Synod of Angus and Mearns, 1703
poser 286 - Dalmellington Kirk Session, 1706
poser 347 - Kirk Session of Aberlour in Morayshire, 1710
poser 353 - Regality Court of Dunkeld, 1711
poser 275 - Rothesay Town Council Minutes, 1716
poser 276 - Rothesay Town Council Minutes, 1716
poser 354 - Minutes of the barony court of Hatton, 1717
poser 371 - Callander Barony Court rentals, 1717
poser 367 - Judicial rentals, Callander Barony Court records
poser 358 - Minutes of the regaility court of Dunkeld, 1724
poser 395 - Account of the expenses at a funeral in Aberdeen, 1727
poser 379 - Mortcloth accounts for Restalrig, 1728
poser 380 - Mortcloth accounts for Restalrig, 1729 and 1730
poser 382 - List of purchasers of lairs in the burial ground at Canongate Church Yard, 1731-1750
poser 321 - Window tax roll for Crail, 1748
poser 295 - Customs and Excise Letter Book, 1752
poser 293 - Minutes of Duddingston Kirk Session, 1752
poser 327 - Dundee Burgh Minute Book, 1779
poser 325 - Female servant tax roll for Fife, 1785
poser 377 - Burial register, Rayne parish, 1785
poser 342 - Heritors' minute book, Inveresk Kirk Session, 1795
poser 381 - List of purchasers of lairs in the burial ground at Kilbarchan Relief Church, 1796
poser 307 - Presbytery separate register


19th century hands
poser 298 - Inventory of William Robertson, 1802
poser 288 - Clackmannanshire land tax rolls, 1802
poser 292 - Minute books of the Scottish Excise Board, 1815

poser 299 - Inventory of Adam Ferguson, 1816
poser 322 - High Court Book of Adjournal, 1819
poser 363 - Testament of Christina Stewart of Glenmorvern, 1832
poser 294 - Minutes of Duddingston Kirk Session, 1834
poser 334 - Edinburgh birth registers, 1851
poser 328 - Dundee Burgh Minute Book, 1852
poser 329 - Minute book of Lumphanan Free Church, 1876

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