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Offline Edward Scott

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One word from a 1588 will
« on: Monday 01 January 18 14:58 GMT (UK) »
The end of line 2 and into line 3 says

to Anne the daughter of Richard
Tylney in ...

Can anyone help me with the next word?

thanks

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Re: One word from a 1588 will
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 January 18 15:10 GMT (UK) »
It may help to know that the testator lived in Wisbech

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Re: One word from a 1588 will
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 January 18 15:48 GMT (UK) »
It's Norff.

This link suggests the meaning is the County of Northampton:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01l8k/

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Or perhaps Norfolk?  Northampton is usually shortened to Northt.

Looking again I think Norfolk is most likely.

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Re: One word from a 1588 will
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 January 18 15:55 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, I think Norfolk is more logical given that parts of it are very near to Wisbech

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Re: One word from a 1588 will
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:18 GMT (UK) »
Different will but does confirm that Norff = Norfolk

All these years without seeing it once and then have 2 in an afternoon :)

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Offline horselydown86

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Re: One word from a 1588 will
« Reply #5 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Different will but does confirm that Norff = Norfolk

All these years without seeing it once and then have 2 in an afternoon :)

Edward

Amazing how that can happen.  Thanks for posting the confirmation.