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From: Gavin Bell <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] HELEN WILL
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 08:54:53 +0000
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Ray Hennessy wrote:

>On 05/03/2008, Gavin Bell wrote:
>
>
>
>> ... But his parents are mentioned in the Kirk Session
>> Accounts of Rhyine for 1834 as having jointly paid a
>> "Penalty" of £1 (a large sum of money at the time).
>>
>>
>_______________________________________________
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>Gavin
>
>Not quite as large as it might have been as Scots pounds
>were worth a fraction of an English pound - I've read that it
>was a quarter in one source and a twelfth elsewhere.
>Can you let us know what the exchange rate was?
>
>
>


Ahem. The Pound Scots disappeared from view in 1707, at the time of the
Union. In 1834, £1 Sterling (the only kind then available) was
something like a week's wages for an agricultural labourer.


Gavin


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