In this week's poser, taken from the Rothesay Town Council Minutes, 1716 (Argyll and Bute Council Archives, BR1/2), we asked you who the underwritten witnesses were.
Answer: The underwritten witnesses were: Ja[mes] Stewartt, Tho[mas] McKinlay, Robert Stewart, Robert Kelbrun, Tho[mas] Wallace, James Stewart, DN, James Nivin, John McIntyre and DN.
And they all being weill & ryplie advised Did this Day Unani
-mouslie with one voice Elect nominatt & appoynt the s[ai]d John
Hamilton to be thair Comon town Clerk of thair Burgh of
Rothesay during thair and thair success[ou]rs in offices will and
pleasour And Did and hereby doeth Conffer upon him
the haill Fees proffeitts & Emolumentts pertaining or known
to pertain & belong to the said office of Clerkship And In
Testimonie of this our Act Wee the provost Baillies
& remnantt members of the Counsell have sub[scrib]ed thir presentts
place day moneth & year forsaid
Tho[mas] McKinlay Robert Stewart
James Stewart DN
This week's poser was devised by Jackie Davenport, Archivist for Argyll and Bute Council.
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