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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Deciphering place name
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 11:04 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone please help with the attached.

The extract is from Birstall Parish Register and reads,

"Joshua son of Dan Walker of Glynn[----]"   Birstall is adjacent to Leeds.  The writing is not very clear and despite checking the adjacent and nearby parish names I can't come up with anything that would fit. 

The full page is here:

All help appreciated.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with Girl's name
« on: Monday 14 December 20 17:06 GMT (UK)  »
Has anyone any idea of the name at the beginning of this extract?

It looks like "- - oan Jee daughter of George Jee of Whittington...."  but I've checked lists of 17th C girls names but not found anything that looks like it.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Probate Doc
« on: Monday 07 December 20 14:33 GMT (UK)  »
Can someone please help with the attached?

"Testamentary Expenses and ? to be paid by my....."  It is probably standard legal wording but it's not one that I have seen before.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Comparison of Different Handwriting
« on: Wednesday 11 November 20 09:15 GMT (UK)  »
This is a tricky one.  Iíve attached two small examples of handwriting but Iím not clear if they are by the same person.  They were written around 1800 or possibly 1849 depending on who it is. 

Since they refer to grand-parents then there is a generational difference between the two of them and this will determine who is on a particular stem.

The full pages are here - view only:

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Abbreviation
« on: Monday 09 November 20 14:56 GMT (UK)  »
Can someone tell me if the abbrevation in the attached Parish Reg extract is "Infant".  It's from a list of burials and the number of them in that year suggests a high incidence of infant mortality.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with agreement transcription
« on: Sunday 04 October 20 16:55 BST (UK)  »
I have been transcribing an old agreement for land purchase dated Sept 1808, but there are a few words I am unable to comprehend.

First:  .....and nineteen perches ? the

Second:  ...Thomas Gilleant or his undertenants

Third:  ...Homestead Fifty one acres ? roods

Fourth:  ...Taomas? Grove Esquire    Logically this would be Thomas but that doesn't look right.

All help much appreciated.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with Transcription
« on: Sunday 03 May 20 16:36 BST (UK)  »
I've recently been transcribing some Wills.  The first one was not too bad considering my lack of experience but I wonder if someone would mind checking a few of the words I was unsure of  - the ones in bold:

Testament in manner following I give and bequeath all and
[ every ] my household goods and furniture Farming Stock and
[ implements ] in husbandry personal Estate and effects

[ between ] them I give and devise unto him my said son

I'm not very good at posting images so I've put them in order below.  I;ve had to delete two of them as they exceed the page width and exclude the relevant part.  I'll try modifying the files and try again later

Thank you all for any help.  My transcription skills are improving but sadly, still mediocre...

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Handwriting in Will
« on: Friday 10 April 20 10:23 BST (UK)  »
I have a Will some of which I'm managing to decipher, but much of the below has stumped me.  In particular the section relating to a church - I think it is St Michael but I can't be sure and I have no idea of the location apart from it being in London. 

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Indenture or Freedom
« on: Tuesday 07 April 20 10:59 BST (UK)  »
Could someone please have a look at these and fill in the blanks.  I can't post the full image here - it's on Ancestry - but it purports to be Freedom papers for Samuel Beachcroft.  It reads more like indentures but I am unable to read the first portion.

My guess for the first part is:

His Indenture witnesseth, That Samuel Beachcroft son of Samuell Beechcroft late of  [?? ] in the County of Suffolk [?? ] [?? ]--- doth put himself Apprentice to Robert Beechcroft......

Images attached - hopefully  :) The date on the bottom of the document is a little obscure so any help would be welcome:

Thank you for any help.

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