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Re: Help with this will please
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 09 July 19 06:54 BST (UK) »
...Alaming dever...

Still don't know what it means but it's progress at least

ADDED:

Or:  ...ALaming dever...

See line 5 - Litle and Least

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Re: Help with this will please
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 09 July 19 07:05 BST (UK) »
Thank you for this, I'll take another look.  As you say it is something we don't understand - yet! ;-))
How can this be 'standard for my house'? It's an odd place for this statement don't you think?
A laming Dever  - dever also means endeavour
WALES: Bevan, David, Thomas in area of Ystradyfodwg [Rhondda] Llangeinor and Bettws [Glam] Glamorgan Farms of interest: Graigddu, Gwaunadda, Llwynypia, Maesllan, Penygraig and Cwmsaerbren | RAYMOND, St Davids Pembrokeshire; OWEN St Davids Pembrokeshire; JONES Upper Neath Valley;
ENGLAND: Somerset, Yatton, Kenn, Portishead, Weston-i-Gardano, Clevedon & Bristol. Names: Nethway, Perris, Knight, Gosling, Payne.

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Re: Help with this will please
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 09 July 19 07:22 BST (UK) »
I would expect anything that is standard to a house to be a physical item.

The obvious thought is that it is a thing used when lambing is on.

Does that fit with what you know about the testator's life?

It may help the dialect experts if you post the location too.

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Re: Help with this will please
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 09 July 19 07:34 BST (UK) »
 Yes I did wonder if dialect came into it. Thank you for the suggestion.

The will maker John Rawlins is living in what would once have been a quiet rural part of then North Berkshire in a lane in the southern part of a village called Longworth. This part of Longworth now lies in Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor and is now in Oxfordshire. It lies on the road from the City of Oxford to Faringdon.
WALES: Bevan, David, Thomas in area of Ystradyfodwg [Rhondda] Llangeinor and Bettws [Glam] Glamorgan Farms of interest: Graigddu, Gwaunadda, Llwynypia, Maesllan, Penygraig and Cwmsaerbren | RAYMOND, St Davids Pembrokeshire; OWEN St Davids Pembrokeshire; JONES Upper Neath Valley;
ENGLAND: Somerset, Yatton, Kenn, Portishead, Weston-i-Gardano, Clevedon & Bristol. Names: Nethway, Perris, Knight, Gosling, Payne.

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Re: Help with this will please
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 09 July 19 07:39 BST (UK) »
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I would expect anything that is standard to a house to be a physical item.

The obvious thought is that it is a thing used when lambing is on.

Does that fit with what you know about the testator's life?

It may help the dialect experts if you post the location too.

Sorry I know little about the testator except that he is reasonably well to do. I am just transcribing will for a project.  Not sure about the lambing.
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A laming dever -
Looking at defective, below defective endeavour?

Dever also means endeavour . [OED]
I dever, I applye my mynde to do a thing..I shall devoyre my selfe to the best that I maye. [OED]

The action of the verb LAME; rendering lame, halting, or defective.
WALES: Bevan, David, Thomas in area of Ystradyfodwg [Rhondda] Llangeinor and Bettws [Glam] Glamorgan Farms of interest: Graigddu, Gwaunadda, Llwynypia, Maesllan, Penygraig and Cwmsaerbren | RAYMOND, St Davids Pembrokeshire; OWEN St Davids Pembrokeshire; JONES Upper Neath Valley;
ENGLAND: Somerset, Yatton, Kenn, Portishead, Weston-i-Gardano, Clevedon & Bristol. Names: Nethway, Perris, Knight, Gosling, Payne.