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Offline Old Bristolian

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Help with 1618 address
« on: Thursday 20 December 18 15:10 GMT (UK) »
The attached is the address on a letter of 1618. I can read most of it:

To the right wrll (worshipful?)
John Trevelyan
? at Nettlecombe
? ?

Can anyone help with the two missing words?

Steve
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Re: Help with 1618 address
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 20 December 18 15:21 GMT (UK) »
The first is:  Esqr = Esq(ui)r(e)

The second is:  these

I'm not sure what the squiggle at the end is to signify.

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Re: Help with 1618 address
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 20 December 18 16:24 GMT (UK) »
Thanks horselydown,
I did see "these" as a possibility, but it didn't seem to make sense - I can now see that it refers to the letter itself ie. deliver this. Esqr looks obvious now you've pointed it out! I may return later with one or two words from the actual letter I'm having trouble with,

Steve
Bumstead - London, Suffolk
Plant, Woolnough, Wase, Suffolk
Flexney, Godfrey, Burson, Hobby -  Oxfordshire
Street, Mitchell - Gloucestershire
Horwood, Heale Drew - Bristol
Gibbs, Gait, Noyes, Peters, Padfield, Board, York, Rogers, Horler, Heale, Emery, Clavey, Mogg, - Somerset
Fook, Snell - Devon
M(a)cDonald, Yuell, Gollan, McKenzie - Rosshire
McLennan, Mackintosh - Inverness
Williams, Jones - Angelsey & Caernarvon

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Re: Help with 1618 address
« Reply #3 on: Friday 21 December 18 00:51 GMT (UK) »
The squiggle at the end is indeed a stylized letter d -- standing for deliver (as in the instruction 'these deliver'). This is often found at the end of the address in correspondence of this period.

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Re: Help with 1618 address
« Reply #4 on: Friday 21 December 18 04:10 GMT (UK) »
The squiggle at the end is indeed a stylized letter d -- standing for deliver (as in the instruction 'these deliver'). This is often found at the end of the address in correspondence of this period.

Thanks Bookbox - useful to know.

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Re: Help with 1618 address
« Reply #5 on: Friday 21 December 18 10:18 GMT (UK) »
Thanks from me too Bookbox - I hadn't come across thta before

Steve
Bumstead - London, Suffolk
Plant, Woolnough, Wase, Suffolk
Flexney, Godfrey, Burson, Hobby -  Oxfordshire
Street, Mitchell - Gloucestershire
Horwood, Heale Drew - Bristol
Gibbs, Gait, Noyes, Peters, Padfield, Board, York, Rogers, Horler, Heale, Emery, Clavey, Mogg, - Somerset
Fook, Snell - Devon
M(a)cDonald, Yuell, Gollan, McKenzie - Rosshire
McLennan, Mackintosh - Inverness
Williams, Jones - Angelsey & Caernarvon