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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Short latin will
« on: Thursday 11 April 19 17:57 BST (UK)  »
No, there is no mention of family relationships here (other than senior). In the Common Pleas case mentioned yesterday from 1484, John the son of John Coket of Ampton was one of his executors.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Short latin will
« on: Thursday 11 April 19 17:40 BST (UK)  »
The k and the e are a bit run together, but it's definitely Cokett of Tymworth. He was the son of John Coket, senior, and was one of the executors of his will.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Short latin will
« on: Thursday 11 April 19 17:24 BST (UK)  »
It's a nuncupative will, or given orally.
Soul to God, Blessed Mary and all saints, body to be buried in the church. Goods to be disposed of by his executors.
He makes his executors Walter Cokett, Thomas Cokett and John Cokett of Tymworth, and makes John Coket, senior, of Ampton, his supervisor.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Murder, Mystery and My Family
« on: Thursday 11 April 19 12:08 BST (UK)  »
I have a murder mystery in my family, my great grandmother in 1928. It was determined that she committed suicide but tried to make it look like murder.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/716327/cora_mead_thornewill_photo/

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The Common Room / Re: Help needed to find 2 wills from 1436/7 & 1477
« on: Wednesday 10 April 19 18:45 BST (UK)  »
Indexes are here:

http://aalt.law.uh.edu/Indices/CP40Indices/CP40_Indices.html

You need to search each one separately.

Or you can use google:

site:http://aalt.law.uh.edu/indices/cp40indices/ "coket, john"

Also worthwhile searching here:

http://www.uh.edu/waalt/index.php/Main_Page

Could they have come from Braintree? There was a Walter Coket, of Braintree, Essex (Branketre), draper, who was the testator in 1418.

Fourth entry:
http://aalt.law.uh.edu/H5/CP40no629/aCP40no629fronts/IMG_0779.htm

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The Common Room / Re: Help needed to find 2 wills from 1436/7 & 1477
« on: Wednesday 10 April 19 18:07 BST (UK)  »
What is the source of this information? A will that once existed might not have survived.

You might find some information about them, particularly about executors, in the Common Pleas records.

In 1484 there is a lawsuit in which the plaintiffs were:

Suffolk. Alice who was the wife of John Coket; John the son of John Coket; Walter Coket; Hamon Claxston; Clement Clark; the executors of John Coket, of Ampton.

Second entry:
http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT3/R3/CP40no888/aCP40no888fronts/IMG_0107.htm

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Date of will
« on: Tuesday 09 April 19 12:19 BST (UK)  »
It's the ixth day and the xvth year, both times th written above.


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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Date of will
« on: Monday 08 April 19 18:42 BST (UK)  »
I think I can see it as the ix day of August 1515.

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I don't think anyone has linked to this

Johnson and Jenkinson, English Court Hand, A.D. 1066 to 1500.

https://archive.org/details/englishcourthand01john/page/n6

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