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Re: Berkshire Will
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 17 December 17 19:00 GMT (UK) »
Thank you.  I can make out the smaller words much better now but still struggling.   I cannot seem to find the words 'Hildesley' or 'cousin' either of which would be a bonus.

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Re: Berkshire Will
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 17 December 17 19:19 GMT (UK) »
I cannot seem to find the words 'Hildesley' or 'cousin' either of which would be a bonus.

The first time the name Hildesleye occurs is in extract 1, line 2, immediately underneath the word amen. It is spelt and written in several different ways throughout, including one example of Ilesley (see extract 4, 2 lines above the Probate clause).

The only ‘cousin’ I can see mentioned is in extract 4, line 8 (as showing above) ...
... Item I gyve to my Cosen John Ston(er) my brother Henrie Ston(er)s sonne

Does that help?

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Re: Berkshire Will
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 17 December 17 19:45 GMT (UK) »
Yes!

That helps a lot and confirms what I had thought.   There is no mention of the blood cousins only cousins in law so not worth concentrating on for us.

Thank you again for all the help.

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Re: Berkshire Will
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 17 December 17 20:01 GMT (UK) »
You're welcome.

To help get a grasp of the standard forms of handwriting found in documents at this period, there’s a very good palaeography tutorial on the National Archives website. There are plenty of practice documents there -- and the key to fluency is lots and lots of practice.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/

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Re: Berkshire Will
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 17 December 17 20:05 GMT (UK) »
I will definitely look into Paleographics,

Do have a question about the date of this one it look like the four and thirtieth year of our sovereign king.......Charles the Second

that can't be right can it?

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Re: Berkshire Will
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 17 December 17 20:10 GMT (UK) »
Yes, it's correct. The year is 1682, which is 34 Charles II. The regnal years of Charles II are reckoned from the death of Charles I in 1649, discounting the Interregnum.

ADDED - see here http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/quick_reference.htm
(scroll down to Regnal Years)

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Re: Berkshire Will
« Reply #33 on: Sunday 17 December 17 20:32 GMT (UK) »
Ah I see  8)

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Re: Berkshire Will
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 19 December 17 17:58 GMT (UK) »
Got another one,

Walter this time from the BRO but a Will time.

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Re: Berkshire Will
« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 19 December 17 20:23 GMT (UK) »
Can I suggest you have a go at it yourself first, and then post snips of any parts you need help with?