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Poser 351 - Inventory of Jaques Matone, merchant in Amsterdam, 1652

This week's poser is an inventory from the testament of Jaques Matone, merchant in Amsterdam, recorded in the registers of Edinburgh Commissary Court, 5 Oct 1652 (National Records of Scotland, CC8/8/66, page 253). It asked who among the debtors owed most money in terms of Scots pounds and who owed the most in terms of Great Flemish pounds?

Image of the inventory from the testament of Jaques Matone, merchant in Amsterdam, recorded in Edinburgh Commissary Court, 5 Oct 1652 (National Records of Scotland, CC8/8/66, page 253).

Answer:

The largest debtor in terms of Great Flemish pounds was James Dalgleishe, baker, who owed 125 Great Flemish pounds (James dalgleishe Baxter burges of ed[inbu]r[gh] J C~ xxv lib great fleymes money). However, the largest debtor in terms of pound Scots was Phillip Kincaid, merchant, who owed 1333 pounds, 13 shillings and 4 pence Scots (Phillipe Kincaid me[rchan]d burges thar... extending In Scottes money to jaj iij C~ xxxiij lib vj sh viij d).

Transcription:

In the first the s[ai]d vmq[uhi]ll Jaques matone had the sowmes
of money and vthers wnderwri[tti]n of the q[uan]tities eftirfollow-
-ing adebtit and restine auchtand to him be the personnes
following viz be James dalgleishe baxter burges of ed[inbu]r[gh]
j c~ xxv lib~ great fleymes money extending In Scottes
money to viij c~ lib~ Be Phillipe Kincaid me[rchan]d burges thair
j c~ lib~ great fleymes money foirs[ai]d extending In Scottes
money to jaj iij c~ xxxiij lib~ vj sh~ viij d~ Be Jo[h]n Mowbray
merchand thair j c~ lib~ great fleymes money extending In
Scottes money to vj c~ xvj lib~ xiij sh~ iiij d~ Be androw Ker
me[rchan]d thair xxx lib~ great fleymes money extending
In Scottes money to ij c~ lib~ And be Thomas Lowrie
also merchand thair xxx lib~ great fleymes money
foirs[ai]d Extending In Scottes money to vther ij c~ lib~

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