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Offline Grothenwell

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Can someone help decipher this please?
« on: Saturday 16 March 13 16:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi, sorry I can't post the actual passage needing deciphering but it is in the website: http://mprobb.wordpress.com/
under the chapter called "The Maunsers of Hightown"

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Aberdeenshire; Brechin, Robb, Clark, Hardie, Johnston, Watt, Elmslie, Milne, Harper, Adam, Edmond, Laing, Gibson, Aedie, Jameson, Argo & Doverty.
Booth, Watson, Grothenwell, Ewen, Mackie, Simpson, Piper, Taylor, Davidson, Willox, Chalmers & Gordon
Still, Fraser, Robertson, Burnet &
Lumsden

Banffshire; Cruickshank, Bennet, Broug, Allen, West & Lyal

Caithness; Sutherland

Herefordshire, Worcester, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire; Wagstaff, Jones & Turner

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Re: Can someone help decipher this please?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 March 13 17:57 GMT (UK) »
I take it to read "youth" - son of my youth. Possibly acknowledging a bastard child by a bequest. Not uncommon at that time when illegitimacy was common and not even a bar to high office.
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: Can someone help decipher this please?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 16 March 13 18:53 GMT (UK) »

uncle.  :)

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Re: Can someone help decipher this please?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 16 March 13 19:10 GMT (UK) »
Agreed - definitely 'uncle'.

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Re: Can someone help decipher this please?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 March 13 19:55 GMT (UK) »
Another vote for uncle. 

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Re: Can someone help decipher this please?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 17 March 13 00:03 GMT (UK) »
Well can't see uncle myself but bow to your expertise as always.
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Aberdeenshire; Brechin, Robb, Clark, Hardie, Johnston, Watt, Elmslie, Milne, Harper, Adam, Edmond, Laing, Gibson, Aedie, Jameson, Argo & Doverty.
Booth, Watson, Grothenwell, Ewen, Mackie, Simpson, Piper, Taylor, Davidson, Willox, Chalmers & Gordon
Still, Fraser, Robertson, Burnet &
Lumsden

Banffshire; Cruickshank, Bennet, Broug, Allen, West & Lyal

Caithness; Sutherland

Herefordshire, Worcester, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire; Wagstaff, Jones & Turner