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Offline Old Bristolian

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Letter of 1618 - a few words
« on: Friday 21 December 18 10:39 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to all who helped me with the address on this letter. I now have a few words I can't make out in the letter itself. What I can read (I assume) of these two lines is as follows:

for Somrset this yeare, for thother two doe both mak
and to kepe them out, by this my I commend



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: Letter of 1618 - a few words
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 December 18 14:11 GMT (UK) »
I read the first query as:

....both mak
meanes to kepe them out

Not sure of the second, though.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Letter of 1618 - a few words
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 December 18 14:18 GMT (UK) »
The second is l(ett)re - letter.

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Re: Letter of 1618 - a few words
« Reply #3 on: Friday 21 December 18 17:20 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Arthurk and Bookbox. I misread the word 'meanes' completely - I should have spotted the downstroke for the 'm'. I did wonder about  'letter' as that seemed to be the sense of it, but I didn't read the contraction correctly,

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