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Offline BourneGooner

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Help deciphering will from 1587
« on: Friday 11 January 19 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi All

Not really thought of posting on this board before but any help deciphering the will of Adlard Locke would be greatly appreciated.

I can make out some but not all so hope someone out there can help.

Thanks in advance

BourneGooner

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Re: Help deciphering will from 1587
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 January 19 14:54 GMT (UK) »
In the name of god Amen The xijth daie of december

in the yere of o(ur) lord 1587 I Adlerd locke of dyke

in the p(ar)ishe of Borne make my last will in this

mann(er) followinge ffirst I give & bequethe to John [Colma(n)?]

iiijs It(e)m I give to Jane Colma(n) iiijs It(e)m I give and

bequethe to Thomas Huginge iiijs to John Lee iiijs

To Elizabeth Eston iiijs It(e)m I give and bequethe

to Isabell Lenton iiijli It(e)m I give and bequethe to

katherine pepp(er) xs
[crossed out] It(e)m I give

and bequethe to
[crossed out] John pepp(er) vjs viijd It(e)m I give

to Roger pepp(er) vjs viijd and to Elizabeth pepp(er) his wife

vjs viijd It(e)m I give and bequethe to my god children Adlard

Lednam Luce Tompson watters hastinges vjs viijd to ev(er)y...



ADDED:

Regarding the name pepp(er) - I have transcribed all four this way on the basis of Roger pepp(er)'s surname, which clearly begins with a p.

In some C16th hands the character which begins (for example) katherine's surname is read as an r.

So the case is strongest for pepp(er) but don't discount the small possibility of repp(er) for three of the four.

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Re: Help deciphering will from 1587
« Reply #2 on: Friday 11 January 19 19:40 GMT (UK) »
horselydown86 you are an absolute star, thank you very much for this start to the will of Adlard Lock. There are some names her I've never come across before and have to admit I struggled to read the original, can I be extremely cheeky and ask if there's anything you can do with the rest of the page for me, you can say no  :), I've stared at it for an eternity and still only pick out a few words.

Again many thanks for your help.

Best regards

BourneGooner

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Re: Help deciphering will from 1587
« Reply #3 on: Friday 11 January 19 20:34 GMT (UK) »
.................. every
one of them Itm I give John Tompson senn(ior) vjs viijd
I give to Thomas Locke ij steares ij yeres of age the one
a blacke taged the other a read, I give to Agnes Clinche
xs I give to Agnes Carr xls i give to Jeffrey Normanton
vjs viijd I give to Agnes Cawcot  xs a bushell of barlye
a bushell of malte I give to Thomas Normanton a bushell
of barlye I give to Richard Hardwicke halfe a seame malte
I give to James Nedern* halfe a seame malte Itm I give
and bequethe to Will(ia)m Foldington halfe a seame malte
& vjs viijd in money I give to Saunder* Locke a grane
maire I give to Edmond Locke a blacke fillie I give
to Henry Locke a gray fillie I give and bequethe to
Saunder Locke vli I give to Edmund Rome a blacke fillie
iiij yeres of age. I give & bequethe to John Locke children
v li and a bay fillie that John Baker bequethed unto
me Itm I give to Will(ia)m Clarke xxs I give to
Jane his wiffe xs I give to William Clarke children
xxs Itm to Alice Fox vjs viijd. I give to Rolland Fox
vjs viijd Itm I give & bequethe to Chr(ist)ofer Rome xs
I give to Owse? Rome xs I give to James Rome xs
I give to Alice Rome xs I give to James Rome ij seame
barlye to  Alice his wiffe iij seame malte I give to John
Locke ij broune Steares ij yeres of age ij quies* the
one a blacke Roged the other a read flecked, I give to



* could be Nadem
* could be Sannder
* new one on me! any idea what these are?
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Help deciphering will from 1587
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 January 19 05:06 GMT (UK) »
Just one tiny suggestion for goldie's transcript.

Saunder Locke's mare is to be graie.

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Re: Help deciphering will from 1587
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 January 19 06:03 GMT (UK) »
You people are marvellous!!   :D

Wiggy   
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Help deciphering will from 1587
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 January 19 09:09 GMT (UK) »
quies looks like a plural form of quy, an alternative spelling of kye = cow. So, 2 cows.

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Re: Help deciphering will from 1587
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 12 January 19 09:23 GMT (UK) »
quies looks like a plural form of quy, an alternative spelling of kye = cow. So, 2 cows.

Good find Bookbox  :)
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Help deciphering will from 1587
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 January 19 13:25 GMT (UK) »
This is absolutely brilliant I can't thank you enough especially goldie61 and horselydown86

Thank you again.

BourneGooner