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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help with bride's name
« on: Friday 24 July 20 11:36 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the suggestions, Bradshaw looks very plausible... still not sure what's going on in the middle of her name, looks like the start of the surname interrupted by her mark.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with bride's name
« on: Friday 24 July 20 09:11 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help with the name of Thomas Pegg's bride please? To me it looks like Brickton or Brockton but I can't read either rendition!

The quality of the scan from FindMyPast is very poor I'm afraid.

Many thanks,


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: What's this word?
« on: Thursday 09 July 20 21:31 BST (UK)  »
I see
parcel of ground formerly called En Stato Sling

Hi Karen, hope you don't mind - it's 'com[m]only' not 'formerly'.

I think it's 'comonly' - look at the word 'one' two lines above; the 'on' looks identical to me. Plus I don't see 'rm' in the middle. Just my opinion :D

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: What's this word?
« on: Thursday 09 July 20 20:36 BST (UK)  »
What place does this relate to? I'm wondering if there might be a tithe map, since these sometimes have useful notes giving current and former names of parcels of land.
Thanks but I have the tithe map (and many others!) and apportionment, the field name has changed slightly a couple of times over the last 400 years, I'm just trying to work out this incarnation :D

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: What's this word?
« on: Thursday 09 July 20 17:57 BST (UK)  »
Is it perhaps just a scribal error for Estate, with the piece of land being called Sling?
This makes the most sense to me. It's definitely sling as I have that from another source.

Thank you.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / What's this word?
« on: Thursday 09 July 20 15:43 BST (UK)  »
I can read all this document except the word outlined, a field name [...] Sling.

Any suggestions, all I can come up with is Eustace??



Having now seen the first clip, in the second clip it is:

...Mothers disposing?? then...

It's not clear what the two? letters stuck to the end of disposing are, nor whether they are meant to be there.

Thank you very much that's a great help.

Maybe the bed forth means the bed beyond (or before) the one above the parlour?

I read cattle and cattles as such but couldn't think of the meaning - still can't! I wonder if he was thinking goods and chattels and cattle....?

Thanks again,


I can read most of this, just need a few words here and there (especially in the second bit) if anyone can help?

Many thanks


PS Images are in wrong order sorry :(

Part 1:
First I give to my sonne Thomas the house at the Lower Forge
[to be taken?] and set up in Twist Leasowe lying in Brewood
lately bought of John Bill to the use of the aforesaid Thomas,
and I give to my daughter Anne all ye lands I have in
Coven, Twist Medowe excepted & I give [her?] all ye B[ ]
with all grants & [specialties?] thereto belonging and one [Foley?] to enjoy
his lease of the furnis & [she?] is to enter upon these landes at
the [time?] of two yeares next coming after the date hereof
and for ye [time?] [ ] to pay to my daughter Elnor

Part 2:
one bed [ ] forth, and to my sonne Edward twenty
shillings and [ ] to his [mothers?] [ ] then [ ]
for the paying of my debts the lease and the [ ][ ]of W[ ]all
mill [ ] rest of my goods both [ ] & [ ] except
before [except?] I doe ordayne my wife and my daughter Anne

The Common Room / Re: Where to find a will?
« on: Tuesday 07 July 20 11:39 BST (UK)  »

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