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Please can someone tell me the word at Arrow A on the attached and xxxx in Line 17 below ? It is not 'give' because Arrows B and C state "give" and it is not the same word. It looks like 'save' or something similar but if so, that makes no sense in the context of the sentence. The lines shown read (my best transcription):

14. moveable and unmovable whatsoever; Item I give and bequeath
15. unto my two son in laws and their wives and any one of their
16. children twelve pence apiece in full discharge of their
17. child’s part, I xxxx my two son in laws and their wives and
18. children Richard Wilcockson and Thomas Leather both of
19. Manley aforesaid; Item all the rest of my good moveable
20. and unmovable whatsoever, my debts and funeral expenses
21. being discharged I do give unto my two daughters Jane

Many thanks in advance for any assistance.


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.

Please could somebody help me identify the surname on the attached picture ? The initial letter has me stumped - it does not appear anywhere else in the Will nor in my 'Secretary Hand ABC Book' that I use for reference. If it is not a surname, what word is it ?
Thank you in advance for any assistance.

I would be grateful for people's thoughts, comments, suggestions on the attached. It concerns a baptism entry from Frodsham in Cheshire in 1596. The 1912 book of transcriptions states it as, "Ric. Janion fil Hugon' B[aptized]". It is the 'Hugon' that I am interested in. I have attached an enlargement of it. A bit higher up there is an entry that the 1912 transcription has as, "Jane Hatton fil. Hugonis" which hopefully serves for a comparison. This Hatton 'Hugh' is (1) and the Janion 'Hugh' is (2).
Could people tell me if they agree with the Janion "Hugon" or do they think it is something different ?
Thank you in advance.

Please can someone help me identify a surname in Margaret Birkhened of Huxley's 1624 Will ?
The beneficiary is, "unto my coson Ales Xxxxxxxxxxx widowe".
It looks like 'Gorshelowe' but I can find no similar name so suspect I am reading it wrong.
I am reasonably sure of the initial 'G' - I am attaching what I know to be a 'George' to show a similar 'G'. But I could always be wrong !
I am also attaching a larger text for context and comparison.
Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.

Please can someone help with the attached ? I am stumped on the word after what I think is the word 'wife's'. As the deceased, Thomas Roberts, was survived by his widow, Anne, I know it can't be 'side' or something similar but I cannot work it out.
My best effort is:

“Thomas Roberts buried at his wives [?] xxx and in
the south [A]ile under Mr Birkheneds childs [?] stone
the 21th day of [March]”.

Thank you in advance.

Please could somebody help me with the attached short note on the back of a lease for some land in Newton near Frodsham in Cheshire in 1616 ? It was between Edward Savage and Henry Janion. The latter had at least one son, named Richard, and possibly more.
My less-than-stellar effort is as follows:
1. As [?] to this lease xxx and xx
2. Rounds meadow [?] now in Ric. Janxxx
3. holding and two cowxxxx xx
4. Lox Marsh [?]
5. xxxx
6. Ric Janyon Ric and Raphe his sons
7. xxxx and xxxxxxx as in the back
Lines 5, 6 and 7 are of particular interest.
All suggestions and comments, as always, very much welcome.
Thank you in advance.

Heraldry Crests and Coats of Arms / "Respite for the armes" meaning in 1633-34 ?
« on: Wednesday 28 October 20 14:51 GMT (UK)  »
I came across the above phrase in the 'Visitation of London' for 1633-34. It appears at least twice that I saw and, in spite of searching online can find no definition.
In both cases there is no illustration of the arms presumably because of this 'respite'.
I wonder if anybody could help me understand it ?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.


Attached is the detail of a bequest in a Kent Will from 1694. I am stumped on two first names. The sentence reads, "Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson Xxxxxx Aldersey my old piece of gold which was my grandfather Xxxxx to keep in remembrance of me".

I have included an enlarged version with the two names - my apologies for the poor resolution - this is how it came.

Thanks in advance for any assistance and suggestions.


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