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1670 Scottish record
« on: Saturday 25 May 19 20:45 BST (UK) »
Can anyone with some Scottish knowledge help with the abbreviated word at the end of the third line of this image, please?  It's a baptism from 1670, Haddington.
The line reads George Forrest, Baillie, Robert Robertsone **** , followed by James Smyth (these are witnesses to the baptism).  I can see The* and I think it must be some sort of title. 
Any ideas welcomed!
Many thanks
Bev
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Re: 1670 Scottish record
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 May 19 21:03 BST (UK) »
I have just found the same abbreviation again, this time clearer, so I'm adding it too.
Bev
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Re: 1670 Scottish record
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 26 May 19 09:23 BST (UK) »
It is "there", i.e. in the last place mentioned. If no place-name is mentioned in the text, then "there" will refer to Haddington.

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Re: 1670 Scottish record
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 May 19 19:43 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your reply, GR2.
I don't think that it is 'there' because it only appears after this one person's name and nowhere else. 
But thank you for your time :)

Bev
Weedon - Hertfordshire and W. Australia
Herbertson, Congalton, Paterson - Scotland
Reed, Elmer - Hunts.
Branson - Bucks. and Birmingham
Warren, Ball, Jones - Birmingham
Fuller, Bourne, Sheepwash - Kent
Brittain - Beds. and W. Australia

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Re: 1670 Scottish record
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 May 19 20:23 BST (UK) »
Unless it is an abbreviation of "thesaurer". That's the Scots word for "treasurer". Maybe that's more likely since a baillie is mentioned - both men would be burgh officials.

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Re: 1670 Scottish record
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 26 May 19 21:06 BST (UK) »
I think you may have cracked it!   ;D
I had the suspicion that it would be the abbreviation of an office, since Baillies, Provosts and Deans of Gild are mentioned from time to time.
Many thanks, GR2.

Bev
Weedon - Hertfordshire and W. Australia
Herbertson, Congalton, Paterson - Scotland
Reed, Elmer - Hunts.
Branson - Bucks. and Birmingham
Warren, Ball, Jones - Birmingham
Fuller, Bourne, Sheepwash - Kent
Brittain - Beds. and W. Australia