Sunday, 14 November 2010

Weavers with attitude

One of my favourite historic records found to date is the following from the records of the Weavers Incorporation of Perth in 1703, proving that many Scots three hundred years ago had the same healthy attitude towards authority as their descendants do today!



Perth the ffourth day of August 1703

Whilk day the master court of the weavers of Perth being convened in the c[h]urch all in ane voice inlays and fynes John Huttsone weaver in Perth in fforty shill[ing]s for his abusing the present Deacon and any other of the laite Deacons[,] abusing and miscalling the said Deacon Archibald[,] and several times Called the s[ai]d Deacons Raskells and villainds and often times commanded them to kiss his airs and thairfore he is fyned in other ffourty shilling[s]

Perth is where my Paton weaver ancestors hailed from - which may explain my own healthy attitude to authority at times! :)

Chris

6 comments:

  1. OMG - our Scots are from Perth as well - this explains a lot...

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  2. I'll put another post up about the wives of Perth weavers at some point...! lol :)

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  3. This is a wonderful find. I love it!

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  4. Has a certain ring to it, doesn't it?! lol :)

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  5. kiss his airs? I presume he's referring to his children (his heirs), right? :P

    Great post!

    Kirsty

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  6. Indeed, he was a kind and loving father...! :)

    Chris

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