In this week's poser, taken from a testament dative (National Records of Scotland, E69/10/1 page 4), we asked you which landowners owed Mr Forbes money.
Answer: Lord Banff (Lord Bamfe), Purves of Abbayhill and Belshes of Tofts owed Mr Forbes money.
In The First ther wes Restane awane to the s[ai]d vmq[uhi]ll
Mr Alex[ande]r Forbes the tyme of his deceise fors[ai]d and omitted
out of his s[ai]d confirmed Testa[men]t be his s[ai]d ex[ecu]ture To Witt be
~ Lord Bamfe by bond jc~li~ scott[is] prin[cipa]ll with certaine
bygaine a[nnual]rent[is] preceiding the defunct[is] deceise Item be
~ Purves of abbayhill by accompt jc~Lxxxv li~ xiiij s~ money
Item be ~ Belshes of Tofts by tickit xxxiiij li~ prin[cipa]ll
with certaine bygaine a[nnual]rentis the tyme fors[ai]d
Suma of the debt[is] awine to the dead iijc~xjx li~.
This week's poser was contributed by 'Fodiator', a researcher from Fife
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