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Title: names of the Executors. PUDMAN & SMELT?
Post by: mckha489 on Saturday 29 May 21 03:44 BST (UK)
Can someone please confirm I have the names & words in bold correctly transcribed?

from second line

I give and devise unto Henry Pudman the
eldest Clergyman of the Dutch Church in Austin fryers
London and Mr Charles Smelt now living in my house

I also attach a clip of the names when the will was proved.
Title: Re: names of the Executors. PUDMAN & SMELT?
Post by: goldie61 on Saturday 29 May 21 04:22 BST (UK)
I'd go with Henry Pudman and Mr Charles Smelt Mckha.
Interesting on the probate that Henry is 'the Reverend Putman otherwise Pudman'.

Also 'house', yes.
Title: Re: names of the Executors. PUDMAN & SMELT?
Post by: mckha489 on Saturday 29 May 21 04:25 BST (UK)
Thank you Goldie.  Yes, I thought that interesting too.  Itís not as if it is so different you would have thought a note of the different pronunciation was necessary.