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Will of William Batchelor
« on: Wednesday 10 October 18 18:02 BST (UK) »
I have started to transcribe the 1779 will of William Batchelor but have got a little stuck on some of the words. I am attaching the snippet from which I have retrieved the following.

Diamond of Brenchley in the county of Kent xxxxxx xxxxxx
                                                     xxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx
xxxxxx xxxxxx upon the death of Ann xxxxxx ʌ of Alfriston
in the said county of Sussex Butcher of and in all that xxxxxx
Manor of Deans Place and also of and in xxxxxx messuages lands


Can anyone fill in the gaps and if I have misread anything, offer a correction.
Clark, Clarke, Batchelor, Diamond, Ruddick,
Yorkshire: Oaks, Denton, Sykes

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Re: Will of William Batchelor
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 18:03 BST (UK) »
Sorry!
Clark, Clarke, Batchelor, Diamond, Ruddick,
Yorkshire: Oaks, Denton, Sykes

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Re: Will of William Batchelor
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 21:31 BST (UK) »
....Butcher of and in all that the
Manor............... and also of and in divers Messuages

The top bit is pretty messy londonscorpion!
The first word after 'Kent' looks to start with 'ff'.

If the first word 'Diamond' refers to a person, who is of Brenchley in Kent, then you would have expected the next word to be an occupation. 'Farmer'? but I'm not convinced.

I think the bit interlined is an addition to clarify who Ann Ne? was, and  possibly says 'wife of Richard ?urman

The first word of the second line is 'reversion' and the next expect...

Hope fully somebody else can pick up the other bits.


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Re: Will of William Batchelor
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 October 18 23:12 BST (UK) »
line 2: reversion expectant upon the death ...

Can you please post your transcription of the preceding part, as the sense of the whole sentence might help to determine the missing words?

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Re: Will of William Batchelor
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 11 October 18 09:26 BST (UK) »
Hi BookBox
Here is the transcription I have extracted - adjusted for the corrections so far. 


This is the last Will
and testament of me William Batchelor of Lewes in the
County of Sussex Mercer made this twelfth day March in
The year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
Seventy nine and in the nineteenth year of the reign of our
Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of
Great Britain xxxxxx and Ireland King Defender of the faith
xxxxxx first  I will and direct that all my just debts funeral
Expenses and the charges of proving this my will be fully paid
and satisfied I give and bequeath unto my cousin Joseph
Diamond of Brenchley in the county of Kent xxxxxx xxxxxx
                                                                           wife of Richard Newman
reversion expectant upon the death of Ann Newman ʌ of Alfriston
In the county of Sussex Butcher of and in all that the
Manor of Deans Place and also of and in divers messuages lands
Tenements hereditaments and premises situate in Alfriston aforesaid
to hold the same and every part thereof from and immediately
after the decease of the said Ann Newman unto the said Joseph
Diamond his heirs and assigns for ever and as to all the rest
residue and remainder of my estate xxxxxx  I shall xxxxxx xxxxxx
xxxxxx which shall be any xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxx or belonging unto me
at the time of my decease after the payment of my just debts
funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my will as
aforesaid I give and bequeath the same and every part
thereof unto the said Joseph Diamond his heirs and
assigns for ever and lastly I do make  constitute and
appoint the said Joseph Diamond sole executor of this my
last will and testament and do hereby revoke and
make void all former and other wills and codicils by me
at any time or times heretofore made xxxxxx xxxxxx whereof
the said William Batchelor the testator have to this my
last will and testament contained in this sheet of paper
set my hand and seal the day and year first above
written (signature: Wllm Batchelor ??) the ????ing contained in this sheet
of paper xxxxxx signed and sealed by the above named
William Batchelor the testator and by him published and
declared as and for his last will and testament in the
Presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our name
xxxxxx xxxxxx thereto in his presence at his request and in
the presence of each other Thos Johnston Thos Loder John Fishery?

This will was proved at London the twenty ninth
day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and eighty three before the Worshipful Thomas
xxxxxx Doctor of Laws surrogate of the Knight Worshipful
xxxxxx xxxxxx also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or
commissary of the prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully
xxxxxx by the oath of Joseph Diamond the sole
executor named in the said will to whom administration
was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and
credits of the xxxxxx having been first sworn only to xxxxxx


I will be posting other snippets for the other missing words.
Clark, Clarke, Batchelor, Diamond, Ruddick,
Yorkshire: Oaks, Denton, Sykes

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Re: Will of William Batchelor
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 11 October 18 10:28 BST (UK) »
Here are the other snippets.
Clark, Clarke, Batchelor, Diamond, Ruddick,
Yorkshire: Oaks, Denton, Sykes

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Re: Will of William Batchelor
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 11 October 18 10:29 BST (UK) »
Two more
Clark, Clarke, Batchelor, Diamond, Ruddick,
Yorkshire: Oaks, Denton, Sykes

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Re: Will of William Batchelor
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 11 October 18 10:31 BST (UK) »
Sorry
Clark, Clarke, Batchelor, Diamond, Ruddick,
Yorkshire: Oaks, Denton, Sykes

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Re: Will of William Batchelor
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 11 October 18 10:32 BST (UK) »
Last one
Clark, Clarke, Batchelor, Diamond, Ruddick,
Yorkshire: Oaks, Denton, Sykes