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County of?
« on: Friday 21 August 20 05:14 BST (UK) »
The Inventory of the goodes and chattells late
of Willm Seberne of Birmingham in the
county of ............................

No matter how long I look at that I cannot make the county = Warwickshire - was it formerly named what ever this says?
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Re: County of?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 August 20 05:29 BST (UK) »
What is written is warr, with a mark at the end indicating the word continues.

It's a standard contraction for the County now known as Warwickshire.

Note also that the surname is most likely Severne.  See the v in Inventory.

Look for a b to compare and post if unsure.

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Re: County of?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 21 August 20 05:42 BST (UK) »
A very simple answer once an expert has worked it out.

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Re: County of?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 21 August 20 05:43 BST (UK) »
thank you HD
yes, I understand it as Severne, but I was not sure whether to transcribe it as that here.

So if it is Warr.  Is the word following  "deceased" ?
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« Reply #4 on: Friday 21 August 20 05:45 BST (UK) »
You are correct Barry, once you know it's fine and seems so obvious. It's the getting there that is the challenge!
I am so grateful for the skills of people here.
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« Reply #5 on: Friday 21 August 20 05:48 BST (UK) »
Third line:   ...County of warr decessid taken...

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 21 August 20 05:50 BST (UK) »
Thank you.
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)