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Shock Horror 1555
« on: Thursday 01 November 18 13:40 GMT (UK) »
Tudor Tabbloyd Scandayl Shete
the eighteenth daye of marche 1555

THE BEESTE OF BOVEY
Ower repporter bringeth to youre notys the folowinge tragicall storie from the parrish regyster of Bovey Tracie in the countie of Devon:

(there are a couple of words I can't make out, so can anyone do a full transcript?)
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Re: Shock Horror 1555
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 November 18 14:59 GMT (UK) »
Let me know if the words you are missing aren't in this lot:

s(er)vannte


...wch was slaine at [yearner? / yearver?] and

put in a brake of furses of John Leer...


...hoggs did eate all the flesh from the

bones soe the boanes were buried...


m(ar)che

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Re: Shock Horror 1555
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 November 18 15:49 GMT (UK) »
Let me know if the words you are missing aren't in this lot:

s(er)vannte


...wch was slaine at [yearner? / yearver?] and

put in a brake of furses of John Leer...


...hoggs did eate all the flesh from the

bones soe the boanes were buried...


m(ar)che


I have:
18 daye of marche the bones of Thomas Libytt the s[er]vannte
of John Benet of Wolleigh(?) wch was slaine at yearner and
put in a brake of furses of John Leer at Olecombe(?) and
Joan Underhayes hoggs did eate all the flesh from the
bones soe the boanes were buried the said 18 day of mche

Place names:
Wolleigh(?)  Possibly Woodleigh (20 miles SW of Bovey Tracey)
Yearner = Yarner (less than 3 miles from Bovey Tracey)
Olecombe(?)  Possibly Holcombe near Exeter (17 miles NE of Bovey Tracey)
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Re: Shock Horror 1555
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 November 18 15:59 GMT (UK) »
wolleigh is definitely right.

Olecombe is probably right.

There's an odd extra flourish on the final e, but I don't think it's a letter.