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Offline MattD30

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Agnes Maxted 1553
« on: Sunday 07 July 19 01:01 BST (UK) »
I'm hoping someone can help me with the first and fourth words in the second line of this extract from the 1553 will of Agnes Maxted of Chilham. This is what I have so far:

"I give and bequeath to Wyllyam Watsons daughters that were ___ my daughter ____ and hym……"

The first word might be "betwene" but that doesn't seem to make sense.

Thanks for any ideas and help.

Matt

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Re: Agnes Maxted 1553
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 July 19 08:08 BST (UK) »
...betwene my daughter Sysley and hime to eyther of them - xijd...

My immediate thought is that she means those Watson daughters whose ages are such that they fall between Sysley and the (presumed) male person already mentioned.

Does that fit?


ADDED:

Or is her daughter Sysley the second wife of William Watson, and the testator means only those of William Watson's daughters who were born of Sysley's body?

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Re: Agnes Maxted 1553
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 July 19 08:36 BST (UK) »
Who is the 'hyme' previously referred to? - presumably in the bit preceding this.

Added:
Sorry. Re-read this, and realise 'him' was William Watson.
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Re: Agnes Maxted 1553
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 07 July 19 10:43 BST (UK) »
I agree with this interpretation of it:

ADDED:

Or is her daughter Sysley the second wife of William Watson, and the testator means only those of William Watson's daughters who were born of Sysley's body?

except that I'm not sure we can say for definite that Sysley was WW's second wife - only that she wasn't the only one.
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