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Poser 318 - Hearth tax roll for Abercorn parish, 1691

This week's poser asked you whether the writer of the hearth tax roll for Abercorn parish, 1691, was consistent in his use of tittles.

Part of the hearth tax roll for Abercorn parish, 1691, National Records of Scotland, E69/24/1

Answer: not quite. The writer uses curled tittles to indicate the letter u. However, he fails to do so in the words hous[i]s in line 2 and Claud in line 4.

Transcription

Abbercorne Paroch - payd

In the hous of Meidhope & office hous[i]s - 016
John Crawfuird tennant th[e]r – 2
Claud Listoune – 3
Alexander Bailzie – 1
Katharine wands – 1
George Law – 1
John Muir – 1
John Hastoune – 1
John Wood – 1
William Livingstoune – 1
James Craw – 1
James Whyt – 1
John Wallace – 1
James Greg, & David Sevage – 2
Jo[hn] & James Grimlayes – 2
Patrick Borthwick & Robert Stewart – 2
James Glen & George Whyt – 2
Robert Fairlay smith – 2
William Browne & Jeonett Meikle – 2
John Bell – 2
James Bell & James Mubray – 2
John Caldun – 1

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

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