This week's poser is taken from the Glasgow Commissary Court Records, and was recorded in the court in 1692 (National Records of Scotland, CC9/7/48, page 442).
This is a typical example of the beginning of a will of that period and the form will be familiar to anyone who works regularly with testamentary papers. The handwriting shows some good examples of typical 17th century handwriting, but there are some areas where the text from one line interferes with that in the next line. Watch out for the jaj date, some words with missing letters, some odd spellings and you may also need to check the letter finders in our coaching section for help with some of the more troublesome individual letters.
This week we are simply asking: whose is the will and who gave up the will to the court?
For help with reading the poser, use our coaching manual. The following area may be of particular assistance.
17th century alphabet
Answer to this week's poser