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Berkshire Will of 1560
« on: Sunday 04 February 18 18:15 GMT (UK) »
I am just about able to read some of the english text, but at the end of the will the text changes to latin. I imagine that this part may well be pretty standard and I might find a likely transcription and even a translation if I knew where to look. Can anyone help? Thanks, Toby.

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 04 February 18 21:21 GMT (UK) »
Can't help with finding a standard form Tony, but why don't you post it on here - someone will be able to help.  :)
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 February 18 22:15 GMT (UK) »
It will be the probate which was formulaic and in latin at this time. The useful things to recognize are the executor's name and relationship, if any to the testator
Bumstead - London, Suffolk
Plant, Woolnough, Wase, Suffolk
Flexney, Godfrey, Burson, Hobby -  Oxfordshire
Street, Mitchell - Gloucestershire
Horwood, Heale Drew - Bristol
Gibbs, Gait, Noyes, Peters, Padfield, Board, York, Rogers, Horler, Heale, Emery, Clavey, Mogg, - Somerset
Fook, Snell - Devon
M(a)cDonald, Yuell, Gollan, McKenzie - Rosshire
McLennan, Mackintosh - Inverness
Williams, Jones - Angelsey & Caernarvon


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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 February 18 23:11 GMT (UK) »
Probat(um) fuit testame(n)tu(m) suprascriptu(m) Roberti Horneblowe
defunct(i) nup(er) p(ar)ochie de Hurste Juris(dicio)nis peculiaris
decanalis Sar(um) cora(m) mag(ist)ro Joh(ann)e James in legibus
baccal(aurea)t(o) offi(cia)li d(omi)ni decani Sar(um) xvo die mens(is) Julij
Anno D(omi)ni 1570 Ac p(er) ip(su)m app(ro)bat(um) &c com(m)issaq(ue) fuit &c
Executric(i) &c in p(er)sona Ricardi Powell p(ro)cur(atoris) sui
l(egi)time constitut(i) &c iuratí &c Salvo iure cuiuscu(m)q(ue) &c


The above-written will of Robert Horneblowe, deceased, lately of the parish of Hurst in the Peculiar Jurisdiction of the Dean of Sarum, was proved before Master John James, Bachelor of Laws, Official of the Master Dean of Sarum, on the 15th day of the month of July in the year of the Lord 1570, and approved by him etc., and granted etc., to the executrix etc., in the person of Richard Powell, her lawfully constituted procurator etc., sworn etc., saving the rights of whomsoever etc.

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Generally, when asking for help with transcribing, it's best if you can post a snippet rather than a link, so that everyone has access, not just those with subscriptions.

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 February 18 16:14 GMT (UK) »
     I really must thank you so much for that transcription and translation. Much more than I ever hoped for.
     I take your point about strings and subscriptions but felt I was going to be in trouble with copyright if I had shown the actual text. Not at all clear about my position.
    Thanks once more, Toby.

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 February 18 17:03 GMT (UK) »
You're welcome. My understanding is that small sections can be posted to help with deciphering, but not entire documents.

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 12:26 GMT (UK) »
I have a few words which would help me to make better sense and would be grateful for help. This is the first.Thanks, Toby.

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 12:29 GMT (UK) »
ffyrst (= First)
Two small fs are often used for a capital.
The final character is a st ligature.