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Another text to decipher
« on: Wednesday 19 February 20 19:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Can the eagle eyed among you make out the inserted text in the attached?

I think it is something along the lines of "and to my ??? and Daughter Katherin? ?????? twenty? shillings"

Thank you in advance

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Re: Another text to decipher
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 19 February 20 19:58 GMT (UK) »
I think stepson and daughter Katherin wife of 20 shillings
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Re: Another text to decipher
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 19 February 20 20:33 GMT (UK) »
Thanks. I can only make out 4 letters between "my" and "and", not enough for stepson?


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Re: Another text to decipher
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 20 February 20 21:49 GMT (UK) »
It looks to me like an abbreviation, with 3/4 letters and a small superscript n or r. It seems smaller than the previous letters, but the same size as the following. The other word looks like Wakam

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Re: Another text to decipher
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 25 February 20 21:14 GMT (UK) »
I think I have resolved it. I traced the text leaving out obvious strokes from other words (see attached). It resolves to "Grand Daughter Catherin Williams twenty Shillings". "Willams" is a best guess

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Re: Another text to decipher
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 25 February 20 22:56 GMT (UK) »
Looking at the letters in the words below the line you are trying to decipher, comparing the very long loops in the letters h and g and y,  I would say it reads "second Daughter." The letter S of the word Shilling and the next letter h is running into the start of the word you are trying to decipher. I think the letter you traced as a G is an s  (compare with the s in "likewise") and the letter h runs into the s, possibly making it look to you like a G

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Re: Another text to decipher
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 26 February 20 01:38 GMT (UK) »
Before seeing the other replies, I was going to suggest “granddaughter Katherin wife of twenty shillings”

I don’t know who she was a “wife of” though.