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The Will of William Harding of Kildale
« on: Friday 01 February 19 11:33 GMT (UK) »
Im struggling to read a couple of words in the Will of William Harding of Kildale.  Is Exon short for Execution?  What are the words preceding the date?  What do the large letters mean?  They look like Qs..


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Exon of the Will of Willm Harding late of the par of Kildale
[part torn away] d was granted to Sarah Harding his Widow Relict Sole
[part torn away]                           By ?ide? 30th Nov 1744

Any help much appreciated.

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Best & Carter & Williamson: North Yorkshire
Baxter & Tunstill: Fylingdales & Middlesbrough
Dryden: Whitby
Truran: Cornwall, Walthamstow
Wisdom: Plumstead, Woolwich

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Re: The Will of William Harding of Kildale
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 February 19 15:37 GMT (UK) »
I agree that the first word is:  Ex(ecuti)on

I think the words before the date are By Hide, but can't offer even a guess as to their meaning.

The big letters are (in my opinion):  R - R -

Again the meaning isn't clear.

By the way, it is:  ...widow Relict & Sole...

The missing word on the next line should be:  Executrice or Executrix


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Re: The Will of William Harding of Kildale
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 February 19 15:50 GMT (UK) »
Thank you horselydown86 for all your suggestions & corrections.  I also thought it looked like By Hide, but have no idea of the meaning.

Thanks,
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Wells: Sussex, Whitby, Middlesbrough
Best & Carter & Williamson: North Yorkshire
Baxter & Tunstill: Fylingdales & Middlesbrough
Dryden: Whitby
Truran: Cornwall, Walthamstow
Wisdom: Plumstead, Woolwich

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Re: The Will of William Harding of Kildale
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 February 19 10:19 GMT (UK) »
Any idea of the word after the date 30th Novr 1744, please?
Wells: Sussex, Whitby, Middlesbrough
Best & Carter & Williamson: North Yorkshire
Baxter & Tunstill: Fylingdales & Middlesbrough
Dryden: Whitby
Truran: Cornwall, Walthamstow
Wisdom: Plumstead, Woolwich

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Re: The Will of William Harding of Kildale
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 February 19 14:53 GMT (UK) »
I can'y make out very much.

It seems to begin with:  In

Then one or two words which are probably contracted.

All I can suggest with the several difficulties of this extract is that - if you are able to without cost - you look at the equivalent probate clauses of a sample of other wills in the same collection from around the same time.

They should give a clue to the format being used.

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Re: The Will of William Harding of Kildale
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 03 February 19 11:27 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for your assistance again horselydown86.  It probably doesn't really matter in the great scheme of things, but I like to finish projects.  This takes me back to my secretarial days when I was taking notes in shorthand and then later when typing up, would struggle with one outline.
Wells: Sussex, Whitby, Middlesbrough
Best & Carter & Williamson: North Yorkshire
Baxter & Tunstill: Fylingdales & Middlesbrough
Dryden: Whitby
Truran: Cornwall, Walthamstow
Wisdom: Plumstead, Woolwich