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Re: will from 1583
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 09:06 GMT (UK) »
As HD says, this is pretty hard to read as you can't zoom in on the text without it all going fuzzy.I see the clip you posted is only about 130kb. You are allowed up to 500 kb per image here on Rootschat, so it's always worth trying to get the image as near to that as possible - it may take some fiddling about with scanner and/or image programs.
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Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: will from 1583
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 17:18 GMT (UK) »
My guess is there is (or was) another piece of paper with an 'Inventory of his goods and chattels',  that totalled 13 pounds 18 shillings...

Nicely deduced, goldie.

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Re: will from 1583
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 21:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the help....

I have tried scanning at 300 dpi  hope this is a little better to read...

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Re: will from 1583
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 22:09 GMT (UK) »
Yes! MUCH better!  :)

It's 'foure ........' men at the beginning. Usually 'honest', but it's not that here. MAybe HD can see it.
(HD was correct with 'which' and 'praysed', which words he was unsure of in the original.
Also correct with Thomas 'Myars' as one of the witnesses) .

In the inventory:

after 'sheep'

Itm Corne
Itm a horse
Itm haye and stray (straw?)
Itm teathe (? sounds highly unlikely!!)
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
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Re: will from 1583
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 22:17 GMT (UK) »
Many Thanks yet again 8) 8)

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Re: will from 1583
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 22:28 GMT (UK) »
Could it be something like

"probitatis" for the honest men?

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Re: will from 1583
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 13 December 17 22:43 GMT (UK) »
It's foure swrone men (mis-spelling of sworne).

ADDED - I think teathe is correct, perhaps the teeth of a harrow, as used on ploughed land.

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Re: will from 1583
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 14 December 17 03:40 GMT (UK) »
 :) :) 8)

thank so much for taking the time to look at this....


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Re: will from 1583
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 14 December 17 05:45 GMT (UK) »
Well done Bookbox!
Of course 'sworne men' makes perfect sense.

Teeth of a harrow is an interesting idea!  :)
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs