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Quarter-clerkschip, n. In Aberdeen: Appar., the clerkship of a quarter (of the burgh or parish): cf. Quarter n. 5 c and d and Quarter-paris-clerkschip. — 1515 Cart. S. Nich. Aberd. II 351.
And gef the quarter clerkschip of Futy … to Sir Johnne of Murray … for his … seruice … in thar kirk and queir in all divin seruice
1520 Ib. 353.
The prouest … assignit to Sande Leslie singer of thar queyr thar quarter-clerkschip of the Castellget

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