In this week's poser, taken from the court books of the High Court of Justiciary , we asked you who the accused were and what weapons they had.
Answers: The accused were Thomas Scot, William Harlaw and John Mowbray. They had guns, pistols, swords, small shields, Jedburgh staffs, halberds and other weapons.
The qu[hi]lk day The said[is] Thomas scot, williame harlaw
and Johnne mowbray, were [con]vict and filit be the said assysis
Off arrt and parrt of the vnlesum & treasonabill wacheing warding
and halding in captivitie, w[i]th [con]vocation of o[u]r soveran ladeis legis bodin
in feir of weir alswele in secrete armo[u]r as w[i]th Jakkis steilbonett[is]
gu[n]nis pistulett[is] swardis buklaris Jedbur[cht] staffis halbertis and
vtheris wapp[e]nis invasiue be thame selfis and vtheris in thair na[m]is
Of thair cawsing [com]mand assistence diuising sending & ratihabitioun
Off o[u]r souerane ladeis maist nobill persone wit[h]in hir maist secrete
chalmer of hir palice of halyrudehous Immediatlie and [con]tinualie
filit – found guilty
assysis - court
arrt and parrt – participated in a crime
vnlesum – unlawful
wacheing warding – holding captive
convocation – assembly or gathering
legis – lords
Bodin- bidding, on the orders of
in feir of weir – in fear of danger
alswele – as well as
Jakkis – thick leather coats or tunics
steilbonett[is] – helmets
pistulett[is] - pistols
buklaris – small shields
Jedbur[cht] staffis – Jedburgh staffs (weapons similar to halberds)
halbertis - halberds
vtheris wapp[e]nis – other weapons
ratihabitioun – sanction, approval
chalmer - chamber
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