This week's poser is part of a list of paupers in the heritors' minutes for Kirkliston parish in 1698 (National Records of Scotland, HR770/1 page 30).
The heritors are here assessing the poor residents in the parish and how many chalders and bolls of meal will be required to sustain them (in addition to any pension or rights to beg for additional income they may have).
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This week's question: who was accused of what and how had the crime been discovered?
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