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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 08 February 18 09:46 GMT (UK) »
Glad to hear that goldie61 but I will try not to be too lazy so will have a good go before I return for more help/ T

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 08 February 18 12:10 GMT (UK) »
Hello Toby

Martyn Webb here, do you have Webb ancestors living in Tipton Staffs around 1927ish in particular one called William??
If so I would be very interested to know because i have hit a dead end with his parents all i can find is two marriages with "Father = John" my branch went up to West Yorkshire Coal mining, first into Monckton, and then Brierley, between Cudworth and Hemsworth.
My parents met at the end of WW2. Mum being a Devonian decided to stay here, our generation is now scattered all over the country.

I look forward to you reply.

Regards
Martryn C Webb

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #20 on: Friday 09 February 18 20:59 GMT (UK) »
Sorry Martryn but Toby Webb comes from a ballad about a highwayman. You have my sympathy and best wishes for some good luck. Like many others, I know what brick walls are like. T

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #21 on: Friday 20 July 18 14:22 BST (UK) »
Thought it about time I enlisted more help. I must try to complete this Hornblow Will as there are more in the queue.

" my wife.........."
Thanks, Toby.

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #22 on: Friday 20 July 18 15:44 BST (UK) »
... my wife my howse att myryhill so longe ...

* = Merryhill ?

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #23 on: Friday 20 July 18 19:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks Bookbox. Your suggestion of Merryhill seems a good one. There is a Merryhill Green fairly close to Hurst.
Goldie61 suggested that I put a chunk of the will up. Perhaps to make more sense to others who are trying to learn the skill. So here goes. Many thanks T

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #24 on: Friday 20 July 18 22:27 BST (UK) »
bequeath unto Jone my wife my house att myryfill so longe
as she lyvith And after her decease to Jone my daughter
Itm I geve my howse at wades crosse with all the landes belonginge
thereunto unto Jone my wife duringe her liffe And after her
decease to remayne to Rycharde my sonne  and his heires for
ever Itm I will that Jone my wife shall paye unto Ph(ili)p (?) my
sonne and Margaret my daughter betwene them when they


I think it's 'Philip'. A contraction of a name. Do you know if he had a son Philip, Tony?
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 #25 on: Saturday 21 July 18 00:47 BST (UK) »
I read the son's name as John. I think the last letter is distorted by interference from a very long f in the line above. Admittedly, there is an unexplained stroke below the first letter of the name. But looking at the whole will (from the link given above, reply #3), son John appears again a few lines below. I don't think it's a contracted Philip. There are capital Ps elsewhere (in the probate clause) which look different from this.

I can see why the location in line 1 might be read as myryfill, but comparing the quite distinctive letters f and h in this hand, I would stick with myryhill (as suggested above).

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Re: Berkshire Will of 1560
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 21 July 18 08:11 BST (UK) »
Ok Bookbox. John it is then.
My mistake in 'Myryhill' - I did think it was that and not really an 'f'!  :)
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs