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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Dedication on a book
« on: Wednesday 06 October 21 17:21 BST (UK)  »
of your..?...and yourself.

your associates ?

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The Common Room / Re: Wills & Probate Sealed in London 1915
« on: Wednesday 06 October 21 17:17 BST (UK)  »
Yes, assuming that probate was originally granted in Scotland.

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The Common Room / Re: Wills & Probate Sealed in London 1915
« on: Wednesday 06 October 21 16:57 BST (UK)  »
I understand the reasons for a Will being sealed (I found a Belfast Will - 1958 - sealed in London).  GOV.UK said something about a 50 yr period but they haven't explained what that is.

If I remember correctly, for a will proved elsewhere before 1963 and sealed in England, the probate registry keeps a copy of the sealed will for only 50 years. So they probably no longer have a copy of your sealed will from 1958.

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why in two different churches?

This isnít so unusual. Possibly they didnít want the clergyman marrying them to know they already had a child. Or they didnít want the clergyman baptising their child to know they werenít married.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Bond in Latin 1680 Please Help!
« on: Wednesday 06 October 21 12:58 BST (UK)  »
The document (as posted) is not a bond. It is a declaration signed by a notary public, Richard Jones, stating that John Roberts of Battle, in the county of Brecon, executor of the will of Hugh Bevan of Battle, is unable to come to court to swear the probate because he is unwell. Instead, Edward Hugh (or Hughes?), gentleman, who is legally representing Roberts in court, has submitted Robertsí sealed undertaking, and asks that probate be granted on that basis, and the court has agreed that it is sufficient. Dated 3 January 1680/81.

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London and Middlesex / Re: Abel HARVEY burial 1905
« on: Tuesday 05 October 21 20:24 BST (UK)  »
There's an entry that looks like him on deceasedonline. You have to pay for full details, including which cemetery

You donít need to pay to access the name of the cemetery Ė but you need to have some credit lodged with DeceasedOnline, so that you can log into the site. Once you're logged in, the name of the cemetery comes up when you search (no fee).

Abel Harvey is buried at Kensal Green.
https://www.kensalgreencemetery.com/

I wouldnít spend any money to view the record at DeceasedOnline, because in my experience the Kensal Green registers digitised there give you no information at all, other than a Ďrunning numberí for the burial.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Problem reading old tenancy document
« on: Sunday 03 October 21 10:49 BST (UK)  »
The main body of the entry is clear enough, but whilst struggling with the marginated text on the right I found this transcript and translation (page 25 of 113, first full entry)
http://www.kentarchaeology.ac/publications/1460%20-%20Hadlow%20survey%20and%20appendix.pdf

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Possibly a song's lyrics?
« on: Friday 01 October 21 09:07 BST (UK)  »
The first 2 lines ...

And let Hybla honey drip
From the Smile hive of thy Lip


https://www.honeytraveler.com/multifloral-honey/ibleo-wildflower-honey-sicily/

'Smile hive' is underlined, perhaps to indicate doubt (understandably!).

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Possibly a song's lyrics?
« on: Friday 01 October 21 01:00 BST (UK)  »
I think he wrote it himself.

Here's a stab at the last four of those lines, but I'm stuck on some elements of the first two.

Here! a fatherís kiss is thine
Infant daughter, Emeline!
Sweeter kiss, but never truer,
Shalt thou eíer receive from wooer!


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