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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Opinions sought on a few words
« on: Thursday 13 December 18 06:16 GMT (UK)  »
Can I get opinions on a name here please?

Last line of the first clip:
‘Item unto James Rowley which John ???? assigned me to pay 2.6.4d’
I’m thinking it’s ‘lanne’?

Second clip shows double ‘n’ in ‘sonne’.
Also in this second clip, I have ‘one new payre of Colberts(?) beinge at Richard podmores s???’

Third clip shows capital ‘C’ I think on ‘Thomas Cartlige’?

Thanks for any help.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Short Latin piece from Court of Chancery
« on: Wednesday 07 November 18 10:10 GMT (UK)  »
I would be grateful for the gist of this please if possible.

From a Bill in Court of Chancery 1662 between John Rowley and John Bowyer, and several other bit part players, about inheritance of land, two of whose names I can see in this, the only page written in Latin - Robert Cartwright and John Ford .
Other names in the actual Bill in the group these two were named in were William Lane, Ralph Stone, and Margerie Eardsley, but I can’t see their names in this bit.
I think this bit comes after an ‘answer’ to the Bill by Robert Cartwright and John Ford - or at least by their counsel.
There are no answer pages for the other 3 defendants. Does anybody know what would have become of their cases?
It will be interesting to see what this Latin piece says.

Many thanks.

Staffordshire / William Salt Library and Stafford RO
« on: Monday 29 October 18 20:21 GMT (UK)  »
Is there any kind person going to visit, or would be prepared to visit, the William Salt Library and/or Stafford Record Office? - I know they are right next door to each other in Stafford. I’d love to visit, but I’m on the other side of the world.

I have sent for copies of documents from Stafford RO in the past - their charges are not too bad, but William Salt’s charges start at £30 minimum - even for something that may only take 15 minutes. They hold the Court Rolls for a particular parish in the 1600s I’d love to see - I think I may have just cracked a 30 year brick wall for my direct ancestor.  :D

If there is anybody who might be able to go and take some photographs (not hundreds!), I’d be more than happy to pay the photography fee for the day, plus a bit extra.
Other kind Rootschatters have done this in the past at other Record Offices, and it has worked very well.

Many thanks

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / What kind of dish is this? 1610 will
« on: Monday 22 October 18 07:58 BST (UK)  »
This word appears twice in this will as a bequest.
3rd line down ' one puter dish and one co? dish'.
The other time it says it is made of pewter too.
Any ideas?
Many thanks.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / English or Latin?
« on: Friday 19 October 18 21:28 BST (UK)  »
This is about half of this document - a Final concord, written 1665.
According to TNA site, this is written in English, but I'm not convinced.

I can make out some names - on the 3rd line there is Willm Lane & Hugonem Ford.... Johem Rowley gen(t)? & Elizabeth, plus some others, then what would appear to be some indication of 'acres' and 'pasture'.

And on the 5th line are place names - Tunstall, Bagnold, Horton, Norton, Slyn alias Slyndon, Ridgway & Eccleshall (these are given on the precis on TNA).

Any help gratefully received! Thank you.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / A couple of words from an Inventory 1636
« on: Tuesday 09 October 18 06:55 BST (UK)  »
Can anybody see what these rooms are please in this Inventory?

1 cupbord in the parlor
1  pere ^of bedstockes^ in the ?parllor
2 pere in the nere Chamber
2 pere in the farre? chamber
1 pere in the ould chamber
1 pere in the ? ?
4 cheres

Many thanks

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Word in baptism register from 1634
« on: Thursday 20 September 18 11:50 BST (UK)  »
There are a few baptisms in this register from 1634 which are actually in English, but in which the writer has used a Latin phrase at the end of each entry.
'Anno p.......'.
I'm suspect some meaning like 'aforesaid', but does anybody know the exact word?
Thanks very much.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1638 letter missing words
« on: Friday 14 September 18 11:03 BST (UK)  »
I would be grateful is someone could look at this and try and fill in the gaps.
According to the precis on the Cheshire RO website, it is a letter from William Colly to the Escheator of Cheshire, requesting advice about the estate of Ralph Astley.
The note doesn’t tell me much else I don’t think, but there are a few bits I can’t make out.
Thank you very much.


Mr Escheatr, my sole (?) remembred unto you. Of
Late one Rauffe Astley of Golborne Bellowe
dy(cis?) he held some lands in Cap?    by
reason whereof his sonne Edward is to fine
fynde an office & sue lyvery. I am tuld(?)
a weitt will not be granted un[    ] you
write for it. I pray advise & d?
the [   ]  [   ]what is fitt & will be
required in that case(?) & I will see your
pa[  ] all fees and [   ] this [     ]
your favours [    ] thankfull & remayne
                       your lovaigne frende

Warwickshire / Library of Birmingham
« on: Wednesday 05 September 18 23:38 BST (UK)  »
Is there anyone who can visit the ‘Library of Birmingham’ for me to take some photographs of a few documents there please. This is one in Centennial Square I believe.

I have contacted the library and got this response
‘I regret to say that we do not have the capacity to run a copying or research service at the present time.’

So not only can they not do research there for you (it is the first time I have come across a depository of archives that have said this), but they can’t even just COPY anything.

They have web pages extolling their importance of heritage documents, then you can’t get at them if you can’t actually visit! As I’m on the other side of the world, this would prove somewhat difficult.
I suspect  ‘capacity’ means lack of funding!
What a way to support a major library.

The documents in question are Rent rolls and Court Rolls from the very early 1600s.
I can send refs etc if anyone is willing to go.
I would be happy to pay the photography fee (if there is one), plus a bit extra for your time.
(This system has worked well when other very kind Rootschatters have gone to Record Offices for me).

Many thanks indeed

I have put this on the Staffordshire Board as well just in case
Oops, Warwickshire. Thanks Carol.

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