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Sunday morning transcription
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 10:23 BST (UK) »
Hi
I just wanted to compare my slightly uncomplete transcription of the attached will and to see it through fresh eyes which mine are far from....
If anyone is more accustomed to reading the old script I'd love to know what you see here, I think I have most but certainly not all....
Thanks
Neil
Orme, Bethnal Green/Shoreditch
Harrison, Bethnal Green
Clegg, Sowerby Bridge, West Derby and Camberwell
Munt, Morley, London.
Dobbie, Baxter, Martin, Liddell-   Glasgow
"I am the family face, Flesh perishes, I live on"

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Re: Sunday morning transcription
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 October 18 10:35 BST (UK) »
Can you post your transcription please?
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Re: Sunday morning transcription
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 October 18 10:41 BST (UK) »
My reading of it is as follows (with a few ? marks):

I declare this my last will and testament that I will and bequeath to my beloved son my gold watch for him to wear it is self and no (won?) also and never to part with it nor alter a letter that is on the watch.  I also (...)will and bequeath to him what ever money I may have in the bank but for (..) my funeral expenses to be paid out of it Tho and for my ungrateful sister I (....) her out of my will with won shilling and I will and bequeath to my beloved mistress everything I may be possessed of of wearing apparel.

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Re: Sunday morning transcription
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 October 18 11:06 BST (UK) »
yes my poor attempt didn't make sense...….but I couldn't see the wood for the trees and thank you yours makes far more sense.....
I had.....
I didn't know this my last will and testament and that I will and recovery to my beloved son by gold watch for him to wear it ?? And no one? And never to part with it not after a? That is on the watch I also will and bequeath to Ann what other money I may have in the bank but for my funeral expenses to be paid out of she and for my ungrateful ? I? Cut out of nine we'll with one shilling and I will bequeath to my beloved mistress everything I may so possess of wearing apparel

But of course 'ann' is 'him' and I can see sister after ungrateful now.....thank you
Orme, Bethnal Green/Shoreditch
Harrison, Bethnal Green
Clegg, Sowerby Bridge, West Derby and Camberwell
Munt, Morley, London.
Dobbie, Baxter, Martin, Liddell-   Glasgow
"I am the family face, Flesh perishes, I live on"


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Re: Sunday morning transcription
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 07 October 18 11:21 BST (UK) »
You're very welcome.  Hopefully someone will be able to fill in the gaps that I left & correct any words I may have got wrong.

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Re: Sunday morning transcription
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 07 October 18 11:21 BST (UK) »
I can see sister after ungrateful now.....thank you

It is doter, actually (= daughter).

Further suggestions ...

... for him to ware it is self and no Won
else and never ...
(= wear it himself and no-one else)

... but for
my funeral expences to be paid out of it The and for my ungratefull doter I
cut hir out of my will ...


The original has several errors, as shown by the underlining.

Squiggles at the ends of lines 2, 3 and 4 are just ‘fillers’.





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Re: Sunday morning transcription
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 07 October 18 12:24 BST (UK) »
Brilliant, thank you very much.   :D
Orme, Bethnal Green/Shoreditch
Harrison, Bethnal Green
Clegg, Sowerby Bridge, West Derby and Camberwell
Munt, Morley, London.
Dobbie, Baxter, Martin, Liddell-   Glasgow
"I am the family face, Flesh perishes, I live on"