AYRSHIRE-L ArchivesArchiver > AYRSHIRE > 2009-09 > 1251879304
From: "" <>
Subject: Re: [AYR] Rent Book Entries for Farmer Samuel Young Fenwick
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 08:15:04 -0000
This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list.
Message Board URL:
Message Board Post:
I think there is some confusion here in the transcription. Having looked at the context, the word is probably 'cess'. The long 's' has been transcribed as an 'f'. The cess was a land tax (although interesting cess can also mean a midden or refuse pit as in the phrase 'cess pit').
To see what I mean regarding the written hand look at the Scottish Handwriting website page on the letters e and s. http://www.scottishhandwriting.com/1hrS2.asp The letter 'v' has also caused some problems.
The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.