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Offline Edward Scott

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1559 will -help with one word needed
« on: Friday 12 January 18 11:01 GMT (UK) »
My immediate reaction to the underlined word was wyfes and the following words indicate that she was married at least twice before this husband died.

However it actually looks more like wynes and would appreciate others thoughts

many thanks

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Re: 1559 will -help with one word needed
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 January 18 11:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I think it says "wyves".

If you compare it with the word gyve the third letter looks the same  ie a v.  It also makes sense in the context of the following words.

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Fewell and Speller - Essex and London
Headington and Bateman - London
Feltwell - Norfolk and London
Lewin - India and NZ
Evan-Thomas - Wales and London
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Re: 1559 will -help with one word needed
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 January 18 11:13 GMT (UK) »
Yes of course, makes total sense

Why didn't I think of that - doh!!

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Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: 1559 will -help with one word needed
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 January 18 11:37 GMT (UK) »
When I have been reading wills or old documents for a while my eyes fail to see things too :)

Barbara
Joy, Larkin, Twort, Baker, Whibley - Brenchley and Horsmonden area Kent
Fewell and Speller - Essex and London
Headington and Bateman - London
Feltwell - Norfolk and London
Lewin - India and NZ
Evan-Thomas - Wales and London
Purser and Cook - Hunts

Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk