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Offline Xinia :)

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Cant beat a good Will
« on: Sunday 08 July 18 22:17 BST (UK) »
searching bits and pieces for a particular Relative.. :)  whose name changes with all Census/ BMD finds.

I have him as Peter Jarrom.. and it goes through variables of Gerram - Jerome.

Well I luckily added his wife - Jane that led me to a will by his Father in law..

which verifies my findings.. that is what is great about these Wills.

However ---- this one brought me to tears -  as one particular part read:
that his feather bed etc was going to a particular family member
and as they do pots and pans etc here and there.

Then there was this particular paragraph   --- well there you go.. he was a good man. :) xx


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Re: Cant beat a good Will
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 July 18 22:46 BST (UK) »
I've seen payment for 'the minister that buries  me' quite a lot xinia, but a loaf for every need family in the parish is really extra kind!  ;)
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Re: Cant beat a good Will
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 July 18 22:53 BST (UK) »
What a sympathetic & caring chap!

Nice to read such things in their own hand as opposed to reading/hearing about his kindness via other means whether a story passed down or in a local paper etc.

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Re: Cant beat a good Will
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 July 18 23:05 BST (UK) »
When I got my great-grandmother's will, it explained a lot! My grandmother and her sister fell out so badly that they didn't speak to each other for over 50 years -- and my father never knew why.

In the will, my grandmother was more or less called an ungrateful wretch whilst her sister was "an angel  from heaven" and was  the main beneficiary -- not that there was much to inherit.
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Re: Cant beat a good Will
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 26 July 18 08:52 BST (UK) »
Oh, don't you just love the word "disannulling"???
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Re: Cant beat a good Will
« Reply #5 on: Friday 27 July 18 08:25 BST (UK) »
One of my 18th century ancestors also left cash to be distributed in twelvepenny wheaten loaves - a pound a year for seven years, at Christmas.

It seems that this was a standard size. I found a reference from the period that a twelvepenny wheaten loaf was to weigh 10 lb 11 oz and a twelvepenny household loaf was to weigh 14 lb 4 oz.

They had big ovens in those days!
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