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Names in the Will of Anthony Murcocke
« on: Monday 27 July 20 17:34 BST (UK) »
Hi

I am hoping someone might be able to help me either confirm or establish what some of the names are in these extracts from the 1678 will of Anthony Murcocke of Liddington. I'll post each piece on it's own and any feedback would be welcome.

In this first section I can read the usual "I give and bequeath to my.." but then I am a little stuck. I think it says "my cozen" and in all of the following extracts [bar one] the relatives seem to be cousins. The name looks like either Robert Morse or possibly Roger Morse. He seems to be "of Haydon Wick in the pish of Redborne" but I'm not certain if it's Redbourne or Rodborne.

Thanks in advance for any help or confirmation.

Matt

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Re: Names in the Will of Anthony Murcocke
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 July 20 17:38 BST (UK) »
In this second extract it again starts with "I give & bequeath to my cozen" and I think this is Robert Morse. It looks more like "Robert" than the name in the first extract so that first one may be Roger. This cozen is described as been "of Banners....th in the pish of Wootton Bassett". Can anyone clarify what that place name is?

Thanks

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Re: Names in the Will of Anthony Murcocke
« Reply #2 on: Monday 27 July 20 17:41 BST (UK) »
I think the person named in  this extract is "my cozen John Morse of Wanborough" and I think Anthony left him either "my horsse and forte shillings" or "my housse and forte shillings" [I'm not certain of the first part].

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Re: Names in the Will of Anthony Murcocke
« Reply #3 on: Monday 27 July 20 17:46 BST (UK) »
In this extract it looks like Anthony is naming either his sons or possibly "godsons" but they all have different names so some may be children in law. I think the people named are as follows "William Murocke William Warman John S___r & Richard Hawkes"

Any clarification on these would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: Names in the Will of Anthony Murcocke
« Reply #4 on: Monday 27 July 20 17:52 BST (UK) »
Lastly in this extract Anthony mentions another cousin whose first name is clearly Mary. What I'm not so certain of though is her surname. Could it be Stephens or Stevens? The first two letters look similar to the "S" in Shillings but I could be wrong.

In the second extract here we can see it says "I have put my hand and sealle ....." and I wondered again if the "s" in seal is in anyway similar to the first letter of Mary's surname.

Thanks for any clarification with this or any of the above pieces.

Matt

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Re: Names in the Will of Anthony Murcocke
« Reply #5 on: Monday 27 July 20 18:06 BST (UK) »
First three images:

...my Cozen Roger morse of

Hayden weeke in the p(ar)ish of Rodburne...



...my Cozen Robert morse of Bannersash in the

p(ar)ish of  of wotton bassett...



Re image 3, you are correct on name and parish.

...my howse and forty shillinges...

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Re: Names in the Will of Anthony Murcocke
« Reply #6 on: Monday 27 July 20 18:14 BST (UK) »
Last two:

...my fower godsonns william murcoke william

warman* John Savory & Richard Haukes...


*There's a small chance this name has another letter at the beginning.


...mary steevens...

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Re: Names in the Will of Anthony Murcocke
« Reply #7 on: Monday 27 July 20 20:09 BST (UK) »
Present day;= Haydon Wick , Rodbourne. Swindon.

There is Ballards Ash at Wootten Bassett, but that definitely says Banners.
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 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
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Re: Names in the Will of Anthony Murcocke
« Reply #8 on: Monday 27 July 20 23:56 BST (UK) »
Thanks to everyone who has replied here. This definitely helps me with this will.

Now if only I could link it to the other Murcockes I'm researching.

Matt