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Re: William Taylor Will Extracts
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 27 November 18 23:16 GMT (UK) »
Yes ... my best Cloake

... to Peter Churche
my servante tenne shilling(es) ...

... to Thomas
Tayler my russett Cassock and my russett brytches

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Re: William Taylor Will Extracts
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 00:35 GMT (UK) »
Yes ... my best Cloake

... to Peter Churche
my servante tenne shilling(es) ...

... to Thomas
Tayler my russett Cassock and my russett brytches


Thanks for that.

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Re: William Taylor Will Extracts
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 18:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I'm having a bit more difficulty with these extracts than with the previous ones so would appreciate any help give.

In the first extract it looks like it says "I gyve to Peter Church my russett jerkyn and my _______ dublett"

"I gyve to Wyllyam C______ [Church?] an olde Cloake and a _______ Dublett"

I'm a bit stuck with the words I've left out here.

Based on the previous extracts I'm pretty certain of the phrase "russet jerkyn" but please correct me if I'm wrong.

Apologies for any spelling errors here.

Many thanks for any help or corrections.

Matt

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Re: William Taylor Will Extracts
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 18:44 GMT (UK) »
The second dublett referred to is 'letherne'
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Re: William Taylor Will Extracts
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 19:27 GMT (UK) »
I think the dublett for Peter Church is a 'canvas' one.

Wyllyam's name looks like 'Craye'. Certainly starts with a 'C', as in 'Cloake' following.
I agree with Jen B, Wyllyam's dublett is 'letherne' - made of leather presumably.
(I seem to remember Joseph Fiennes wore a lovely blue leather jerkin in 'Shakespeare in Love' ......!  :)
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Re: William Taylor Will Extracts
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 19:42 GMT (UK) »
Thanks JenB and goldie61 for those helpful bits. I've googled "letherne" and it seems to be a variation of the Middle English verb "letheren" which is equivalent to "leather" in modern English. To be honest when you look at the word it does look obvious and I'm surprised I didn't spot it.

This is the first time I've seen dubletts metioned in one of my ancestors Wills and I'm guessing a "letherne" (leather) one might have been quiet costly. It would be interesting to know what the first one was made of.

Looking at Wyllyam's name again more closely, I think "Craye" might be right.

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Re: William Taylor Will Extracts
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 20:31 GMT (UK) »


 It would be interesting to know what the first one was made of.
 

Matt

Did you not see in my post? It was made of 'canvas'.
Any dictionary will give you what canvas is.
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Re: William Taylor Will Extracts
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 21:39 GMT (UK) »


 It would be interesting to know what the first one was made of.
 

Matt

Did you not see in my post? It was made of 'canvas'.
Any dictionary will give you what canvas is.

Sorry, yes I did see the post. I had forgotten to note it down and also forgot to look at it when the second post came up.

I'm trying to work out who the other people named in the Will are and how they connect to William. William also names a John Pett in his Will and there is a marriage in Chillenden in 1568 for John Pett and Elizabeth Taylor. Given that William mentions his daughter Elizabeth, I suspect John might be his son in law.

Another son in law is probably the Abraham Rainer he mentions. Abraham married Jane Taylor in Chillenden in 1573 and I suspect Jane is another daughter of William. On the other hand the details for Abraham and Jane's marriage has come from a transcript at the moment and I've not had a chance to see the original. I can't find a christening for Jane yet which is annoying. Alternatively William also mentions his daughter "Joane" in the Will and I wonder if "Jone" might have been misread as "Jane" but I'll need to check that in the original registers.

Wiliam named three sons in his Will, Frannces, Rychard and John. I've not found christenings for Rychard or John but there is a "Frannces Taylor" christened in Chillenden in July 1563 on Familysearch, however this is marked as "female" and I wonder if this might be an error.


Matt