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Offline StevieSteve

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Re: Petition Letter
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 11:42 GMT (UK) »
Do the words after 'in' give any clues?
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Cambs: PRIGG, LEACH
Hants: FOSTER
Montgomery: BREES
Surrey: REEVE

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Re: Petition Letter
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 14:52 GMT (UK) »
It reads as follows:

in the year 1819.  So not much help unfortunately.

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Re: Petition Letter
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 15:45 GMT (UK) »
West Linen, is referring to not a place name but the item stolen from James Hunt.  It now reads:

Robbing James Hunt of Headless Cross in the parish of Ipsley in the county of Warwick of west linen off (something) in the year 1819.

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Re: Petition Letter
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 16:06 GMT (UK) »
It's wett Linen (not west). Stealing wet linen off a washing-line was a common offence. Not sure of the last word, though.

ADDED - perhaps something like ...off a ledge...(?). Or ...off an Edges (= hedges)?

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Re: Petition Letter
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 16:29 GMT (UK) »
It's wett Linen (not west). Stealing wet linen off a washing-line was a common offence. Not sure of the last word, though.

ADDED - perhaps something like ...off a ledge...(?)

I see - an Edge? in.....  Can't figure out the last letter of that word. "off a ledge" makes more sense but I can't see that either.

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Re: Petition Letter
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 16:33 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, sami, I added a bit more while you were posting! I also think it's (h)edges, or similar. That could be a long final s at the end? Spreading out the washing to dry on the hedges was common enough practice.

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Re: Petition Letter
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 16:43 GMT (UK) »
After further thought, I think it's actually written ...off an (h)Edg(er)y (= hedgery), with an er abbreviation running through the descender of the letter y at the end.

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Re: Petition Letter
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 17:05 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks Sami and Bookbox for finding out the final word.

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Re: Petition Letter
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 10 January 17 17:47 GMT (UK) »
1810 newspapers mention James HUNT of Headless Cross "on the great road leading from Bromsgrove to Alcester" :)
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