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Poser 296 - Minutes of Elgin kirk session, 1622

In this week's poser, taken from the minutes of Elgin kirk session in 1622 (National Records of Scotland reference CH2/145/3/1 page 195), we asked you who had been reported to the session and what they had to agree not to do.

Image of minutes of Elgin kirk session in 1622 (National Records of Scotland reference CH2/145/3/1 page 195).

Answer: Grisel Wrrall (Grissall wrrall), and the women of the Bonyman household (Marjory, Barbara and Jeane) had to agree not to scold (flyt) swear (bann), curse, or trouble others.


Transcription

Comperit James douglas Baillzie spous to Gris-
-sall wrrall and gaif in ane bill of sklander
Complaininge on Mariory bonyman Barbara
Bonyman & Jeane bonyma[n], as also the said
Marjory bonyma[n] gaif in ane bill wpone the
said Grissall, baithe the bills Reservit to pro-
-ba[tio]un and because the pairteis can not be quiet
and silent therfor they are Injoynit to sett cau[tio]un
q[uhi]ch the parteis hes obeyit that nane of them
sall flyt w[i]t[h] wtheris ba[n]n or curss nor trowble
wtheris

This week's poser was contributed by 'Fodiator', a researcher from Fife.

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