What does this say?

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What does this say?

Post by Ryohei56 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:41 pm

Hi. I'm not sure if this is the right forum for what I'm asking - moderators please feel free to redirect it as you see fit!

I'm trying to decipher a footnote from a page of minutes belonging to the St. Andrews Hammermen (see attachment). The note begins

'The boxmaster is only to have ten
Shilling for his expense in getting in
the (unknown)(unknown)'
Pa. Wilsone Cl[er]k

Those last two words are proving problematical, and there are no clues elsewhere on the page. I'm hoping someone here can throw some light on this.

Alan S.
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Re: What does this say?

Post by AndrewP » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:29 pm

Hi Alan,

The first mystery word could be "granted".

The second mystery word could be two words and the first part of that could be "command", followed by a much shorter word. I admit to clutching at straws in trying to decipher this.

I looked up the term "boxmaster" to see if the context would help. One definition I found online said that a boxmaster is a treasurer; a Scottish term, possibly colloquial to the Aberdeenshire and Angus area.

All the best,


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