In this week's poser, taken from an eik in the Edinburgh Commissary Court records, 1697, we asked who was the debtor, what did he owe and who became cautioner.
Answer: The debtor was George Curror, portioner of Lindean in the parish of Gallowsheill[is]. He owed 160 pounds scots (Jc~Lx lib~) principal, 7 pounds 12 shillings interest (vij lib~ xij s~ of a[nnual] rent) and 20 pounds penalty (xxlib~ of liquidat expenss[is]). The cautioner was William Sheill merchant burgess of Edinburgh.
16 nove[mbe]r 1697
Ed[inbu]r[gh] 5 July 1698 Eik maid
heirto as Followes To Witt be
George Curror portioner
of Lindean within the
paroshine of gallowsheill[is]
by band daitit the 24 of
Junij 1675 Jc~Lx lib~ scott[is]
princi[pall] with vij lib~ xij s~ of a[nnual] rent
preceiding the t[er]me of witsonday
1677 conteaneing xxlib~ of liquidat
expenss[is] And gives and
commit[is] / Q[uhai]rwpon W[illia]m
Sheill mer[chan]t burges of Ed[inbu]r[gh]
Becam cau[tione]r as ane act
This week's poser was devised by Bosco, an archivist at the National Records of Scotland.
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