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Offline goldie61

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Help with an unusual symbol 1606
« on: Saturday 29 December 18 04:35 GMT (UK) »
I would be grateful for some help with an odd hieroglyph in this will.

Lines 2 and 3:
Itm ?taine sea coles priced
Itm ?taine manure or donge


The same symbol occurs another couple of times in this inventory too.
The only thing I can make any sense in context is it is a symbol for ‘cer’.
So ‘certaine sea coles’ etc.

Any ideas?

Also in line 5:
Itm glasse(?) in the windowes pryc(ed)

Pretty impressive if it really is glass in the windows!

Thanks very much
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Help with an unusual symbol 1606
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 29 December 18 05:03 GMT (UK) »
You are right with:  c(er)taine

It's the letter c with the same kind of upwards curling extension that we often see in (for example) ev(er)y.

I agree with glasse.   It's less valuable than his dung-heap, so maybe wasn't so rare by 1606?

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Re: Help with an unusual symbol 1606
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 December 18 05:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks HD.
Perhaps he had a big pile of dung!! :)

It is the first time I've seen it itemised in an inventory though.
It was obviously worth noting.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs