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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / COMPLETE Michael Merrie LWT part 2 1626
« on: Thursday 27 April 17 03:39 BST (UK)  »
Moving on with this will, I have deciphered a bit more but many gaps. Your help much appreciated:

And all my goods and ________ I have surrounding the same
Lease Item I give unto Walter Merrie my sonne my ________and
______in Pickering_______________________________________with all
rights ______and appurtenances thereunto belonging and ______
three acres of land lying in the North ______of Pickering
with all rights thereunto belonging And _____________________Deedes
and _______with___________________________________to him and his
heires for ever Item I give to Roger Merrie my sonne ____________
________ oxgange  of ground lying within the Lordshipp of Levisham &
_______in________one of the arrable _______ in _________________________
with appurtenances and my ______________________ I have thereof
and _____________right and ________therein Item I give and bequeath
unto Walter Merrie and Roger Merrie my sonnes _____________________

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1626 Will Michael Merrie, Lockton (partial)
« on: Wednesday 26 April 17 06:26 BST (UK)  »
I have attempted to get a start on this will and will post it in parts. This is what I have thus far for part one. I think it's talking about various pieces of land being bequeathed. William is one son. I have:

In the name of God amen the 24th day of September 1626 I
Michael Merrie of Lockton, yeoman fraile(?) of body but of goode ______
Remembrance thanks bee to God doo make and orgaine this my last
Will and testament in manner and form following ffirst I ______
My soule to Almighty god my maker and to Jesus Christ my redeemer
And Saviour And m body to bee buried where it shall please
God to _______for the same And for the distributing of my goodes
And chattles I give and bequeath unto Francis Merrey my wife _____
That may ______________________________________________________________
_______________therein Item I give unto William Merrie my sonne
all my _________ laying within the _______________________
of Lockton to him and to his heires forever And the house______________

Can anyone decipher the surname on this 1622 will and where she is located? It is supposed to be the will of Elizabeth Merry (or a derivation of MERRY) of Levisham; but it sure doesn't look anything like that to me. The will listing has two different volume/folios shown. This one is 38/37...another is 38/46. The 38/46 is clearly MERRY.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with tricky Latin document
« on: Monday 24 April 17 22:39 BST (UK)  »
We think this documents some work performance problems of Robert Lynas in 1691. Unfortunately, it is all in Latin and the original was so large a file that I have to upload it as 2 halves. Sorry, but couldn't figure out a better way to display it. If someone can help with the Latin transcription, it would be most appreciated.

Louise in CA

The Common Room / Married or not? Allegation vs Bond
« on: Tuesday 11 April 17 18:24 BST (UK)  »
I have attached what I thought was a Marriage Allegation for the couple in 1665; but someone has told me it looks more like a Marriage Bond which does not, necessarily mean the marriage ever took place. Here's where I am confused and ask for help:

This would have been the 3rd marriage of Joseph Merry.

Marriage #1 Ellen in 1652. An unborn infant dies in 1653. Then Ellen dies during the birth of a daughter in 1655 (who later dies Feb 1659).

Marriage #2 Apr 1659 Katherine Kirkeup (both widows). But she dies in Sep 1665 (no issue found).

Marriage #3 (?) 1665 Paver's Marriage Licenses has him marrying Catherine Hovington at Yapham. He is age 46, agriculturer; she a spinster age 20. No PR found for this marriage which makes me wonder if it really took place. Because....then in 1668...

Marriage #4 (or #3) Oct 1668 Joseph marries Isabell Skelton ( and they go on to have at least 4 children before Joseph dies in 1680.

Anyone willing to weigh in on poor Joseph's unlucky marital life?? Or are there really two DIFFERENT Joseph's marrying at the same time in the same place.

Thanks for your comments.
Louise Larson, California

This marriage of Joseph Merry and Katherine Kirkeup shows them both widows; he of Snainton and she of "the same". Do I read "late of Brompton"? Also, does the last line read "in the presence of Richard Merry" and then it appears to say Francis Skelton...but then something about "wife" . I'm confused!!

Louise in CA

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1665 Marriage Allegation in Latin
« on: Monday 10 April 17 19:21 BST (UK)  »
Can someone please transcribe this first bit of the marriage allegation between Joseph Merry of Snainton in Yorkshire and Catherine Hovington. I'm hoping it has something more than what the rest of the document entails. Thanks,

Louise in CA

Nothing as exciting as the will of Henry VIII's goldsmith! Just a simple Yorkshire husbandman's will with a few words I can't decipher. Here's what I have thus far:

In the name of God, Amen. I George Merry of Thornton in
Pickering ______ in the county of Yorke husbandman  at this time being
In full remembeance though being sick and weak I do make
this my last will and testament in manner and form following
____ ffirst  I comit my soule unto God who saved it and my body
to the earth to be devoutly interred where my dear wife
 ______ pleased within the church or church yard of  _______________
in Thornton aforesaid and for that small estate whereinth
it hath pleased God to bless me I doe give and dispose?
_______and ________ I give and bequest unto George
Merry my sonne the dwelling house with the ___________ wherein I
doe now inhabit (?) with all my lands (?) in Thornton aforesaid to him and his
heirs forever Item I do give unto Elizabeth Merry my
Daughter the____ and full half parte of all my ________ plate____________
and the half of my goods and chattels  moveable and immoveable
I doe give and bequeath unto Mary my dear and loving
wife my  debts ______ and funeral charges discharged
whereof I do herby make __________ this my last
will and testament witness my hand and seale this fourth
day of December in the fourth year of the Reign of our
gracious sovereign Lord _______the second 1688.

Thanks mucho!
Louise in CA

Just when I thought I was doing well, this one has me stumped on many words. The usual beginning through

"...good and perfect remembrance but
now ____ ____ ____ ____and my body____ by ____ ____ ____ and infirmary?
____my ______of _____ uncertainty ?of this life I doe make and ordayne this my last will and
testament in manner and forme following  ffirst I doe humbly ____of my Almighty
God for all my sins and ___  _____from ____ _____them of my _____for the same I doe _____
Assign and bequeath my soule unto the mercifull tuiton of the most holy blessed and
Indomdouble Trinity ___  ____ through the bitter and ______passion of
My blessed savior Jesus Christ to be _____and my body to be buried in the churchyard
Of Sherbourne ___ ____ ____unto___ ___ ___ ___/ ____I give unto Margarett
My wife one _____bay marre and her foule / I give unto my daughter _______
One yoke of branded ______cattle? / I give unto my daughter Isabell one blacke ___ ___
whye And I give unto ______ of William Marre’s children two bushels of ____ /I
give unto John ___ ____ of my brother Peter two bushels of ______ / ______
I give unto  _____ three children _____from two bushels of _____ / I give unto
_____ _____ _______the wife of Francis _______and ______ _______ _____ ______
of _____ two bushels of _____ / I give unto my brother Thomas Merry two bushels
of barley / I give unto my  brother Peter Merrye one  _____lambe _______ _______
unto him at _____ ______ day of all Saints next/ I give unto John Applebee two bushels
of  _______ All the rest of my goods my debts paid and funeral expenses discharged
I give unto Margarett my wife _______and Isabell my daughters __________I doe
Make executors of my last will in witness hereof I _____sett my mark.
This day and yeare first above written witnessed of _____ ______ Thomas
Thompson and _______ ________

…..then a bunch of Latin?? It appears his daughter Isabell took the oath?

Many thanks for your help!

Louise in CA

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