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Offline OzzieJoan

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Latin Probate
« on: Tuesday 13 October 20 09:03 BST (UK) »
Hi,
This is my continuation of the translation that I have already had so much assistance with.

Attached is the Probate section in Latin of the Will of one Thomas Mortimer which I would like help with, please. I am hoping that someone can find the name of his wife in amongst the few lines below, commencing after the words "w(i)th others".

Thanks and fingers crossed,
OzzieJoan
MORTIMER Lancs & Yks
DEAN, Birstall and Leeds
PERRY,BROWN,DELL,WILSON,HOWSE,FURBY,CROXFORD,ELLIS,KEMPSTER,DRURY Oxford & Berks
GREGORY,DOOTSON,SEDDON,BOARDMAN Hindley/Westhoughton
COWELL I of Man/Wigan
SHAW Wigan
BROWN Oxford
HOWKINS Oxford
POWELL, Brecon & Mon
ARMSTRONG,BOXALL Sussex

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Re: Latin Probate
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 October 20 10:16 BST (UK) »
The wife isn't named here, but it looks like she should be higher up, in the body of the will ...

And on the last day of June 1592 the Dean of Pontefract certified concerning the probate of this will by the witnesses named in the same will, who were sworn; and administration of the goods of the said deceased was granted to the wife, the executrix named in the same will, who was sworn, saving the rights etc.

(If you need the Latin transcribed I'll do it later, as I'm short of time right now.)

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Re: Latin Probate
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 October 20 21:06 BST (UK) »
Unfortunately the wife is not named as far as I can see.
This is the only  time she is mentioned.

How frustrating.
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Re: Latin Probate
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 October 20 21:24 BST (UK) »
Thank you Bookbox. After staring at this thing so long, it's strange to see it written in modern language.

I will have to do more research to see what happened to his children. His first-born, as far as I can tell was Elizabeth and she doesn't seem to be named either.

As the Will was written in January 1591/2, and probate done in June 1592, his wife must have died very soon after Thos. I will see if I  can find her death. Also more about John Northend.

Frustrating is an understatement Goldie. But the challenge is what keeps us going with FH.

I am grateful for the help you have both given.
Joan
MORTIMER Lancs & Yks
DEAN, Birstall and Leeds
PERRY,BROWN,DELL,WILSON,HOWSE,FURBY,CROXFORD,ELLIS,KEMPSTER,DRURY Oxford & Berks
GREGORY,DOOTSON,SEDDON,BOARDMAN Hindley/Westhoughton
COWELL I of Man/Wigan
SHAW Wigan
BROWN Oxford
HOWKINS Oxford
POWELL, Brecon & Mon
ARMSTRONG,BOXALL Sussex