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Offline Edward Scott

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Poor copy of a 1660 will - one surname needed
« on: Saturday 16 December 17 15:05 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help with the surname of Elizabeth on line 4?

thanks

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Re: Poor copy of a 1660 will - one surname needed
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 December 17 15:33 GMT (UK) »
Eaton?
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Poor copy of a 1660 will - one surname needed
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 16 December 17 15:48 GMT (UK) »
The 'E' in Elizabeth is quite different, but, based on a few wills I have looked at recently, that doesn't mean it's wrong

I think it has 6 letters and the best I can do so far is **ate*

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Re: Poor copy of a 1660 will - one surname needed
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 16 December 17 15:54 GMT (UK) »
I think it has 6 letters...

No, only 5 letters.  The last four are:   a-t-e-s

I think it is probably Gates.  However I have significant reservations about the formation of the G.

Is it PCC?  If so, who is the testator?

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Re: Poor copy of a 1660 will - one surname needed
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 December 17 15:59 GMT (UK) »
Yes it is a PCC, tesatator is Richard Blancke, 1660, Wisbech

Page 10 2 c10 lines up from the 'signatures'

rgds

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Re: Poor copy of a 1660 will - one surname needed
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 16 December 17 16:13 GMT (UK) »
Attached are a couple of G's from a nearby will (in Guilielmo and Georgij).

They aren't quite identical, but sufficiently similar to confirm it's most likely a G.

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Re: Poor copy of a 1660 will - one surname needed
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 16 December 17 16:15 GMT (UK) »
So the 'extra' squiggle is part of the 'G'?

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Re: Poor copy of a 1660 will - one surname needed
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 16 December 17 16:16 GMT (UK) »
So the 'extra' squiggle is part of the 'G'?

Yes.

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Re: Poor copy of a 1660 will - one surname needed
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 16 December 17 16:20 GMT (UK) »
OK & thanks for your help

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Wayet - Lincolnshire

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