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Poser 386 - court books of the High Court of Justiciary, 1566 (part 1)

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.

Image of an extract taken from the court books of the High Court of Justiciary, 1566 (National Records of Scotland, JC1/13).

Answers: The accused were Thomas Scot, William Harlaw and John Mowbray. They had guns, pistols, swords, small shields, Jedburgh staffs, halberds and other weapons.

Transcription:

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

Glossary:

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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