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Title: Location and one other word in a 1632 Cheshire Will
Post by: SiGr on Wednesday 06 October 21 21:15 BST (UK)
Hello,
If possible, please could someone help me identify the name of a place in line 2 of the attached 1632 Will of Alice Birkenhead ? I am stumped as to whether it is even one or two words. The initial letter of the underlined word a few lines below I know to be 'M' as the name is 'Mainwaring' if that helps. I have checked all the townships around Nantwich and the 1899 map but cannot find anything that matches I am also keen to know the word indicated in line 6 which seems to be 'six something pounds'. My current best effort of lines 1-7 is:
1.  In the name of God: Amen August the first in the year of our Lord God one thousand five hundred thirty and two I Alice Birkenhed
2.  of XXXXXXXXXXXXXX in the county of Chester spinster; being somewhat weak in body, but of sound mind and perfect memory (I thank my God) do make
3.  my last will and Testament in manner and form following; first I commend my soul into the hands of God my creator and redeemer; and my body to the earth
4.  where it was, to be interred as my under-named executors shall in their directions think convenient; and as for my worldly goods and chattelsI declare my
5.  will as followeth. First I give and bequeath unto my niece Mainwaring her three children, Henry Mainwaring, John Mainwaring, and Elizabeth
6.  Mainwaring sixXXXXX pounds, to be employed for their best advantage by my under-named executors and delivered to them (xxxxx equally divided) or to
7.  the survivors or survivor of them, together with such profit as they shall have raised out of the same; when they shall severally accomplish their ages.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Simon
Title: Re: Location and one other word in a 1632 Cheshire Will
Post by: Bookbox on Wednesday 06 October 21 21:39 BST (UK)
line 2 - wiche Malbank = an old name for Nantwich
https://epns.nottingham.ac.uk/browse/Cheshire/Nantwich/5328368eb47fc40856002008-Nantwich

line 6 - sixscore powndes

ADDED
line 4 - whence it was,
Title: Re: Location and one other word in a 1632 Cheshire Will
Post by: SiGr on Wednesday 06 October 21 22:44 BST (UK)
Hi, Bookbox,

A big 'thank you' ! I would never have got that name let alone the other two.

Best wishes.

Simon