Foundations of Scottish Genealogy 8 of 12: Numbers, Dates, Calendars, Money and Measure in Scotland

Dr. Bruce Durie
Jun 7, 2019
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About this webinar

So you spend three bawbees on a chopin of ale and two ells of lawn on Michaelmas Day 1640. How much was that, what did you get for it, what was it worth in Sterling equivalent and when exactly did this take place? What date, exactly, was IV Kalends Februarii MDCVIII in Scotland and in England? And why do the Scots celebrate Hogmanay (New Year) more than Christmas? The answers are not obvious!

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About the speaker

Dr. Bruce Durie is considered one of Scotland’s top genealogists, with an international reputation. He is perhaps best known for his eight-year BBC radio series, “Digging Up Your Roots” and “A House with A Past”, and he has authored over 30 books,
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