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1568 will & inventory
« on: Wednesday 28 October 20 19:22 GMT (UK) »
I'm hoping someone will be able to transcribe this will and the inventory for William Graham. I can just about make out the first two or three lines of both documents, but after that I'm lost.
Both docs cropped and shrunk to 70% to get them under 500k, so I hope the quality is OK.
I'll attach the inventory in my next post.

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Re: 1568 will & inventory
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 19:24 GMT (UK) »
And here's the Inventory

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Re: 1568 will & inventory
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 19:25 GMT (UK) »
... and the text on the reverse


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Re: 1568 will & inventory
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 20:26 GMT (UK) »
In the name of god Amen and In the yere of O(u)r lorde god 1568 and in the 10 day of the monthe of Octo
ber I wyll grame of corby in the parys of Weddall of a good remembrannce and holle mynde doythe
make thys my testame(n)t and last wyll aft(e)r thys man(n)er and forme folowynge fyrst (I) geve my Saulle to
almyghty god my creator and Redemar by whoes mertes and preceyosse blode chedyn I tryst verely to
be savyt and my bode to berijt in the  churche yerde of of weddall payn all my debttys of ryght
a coustomyt un to the sade churche// In p(ri)mis I wyll be honestly browthe forthe the daye of my bery
all // It I geve un to Raffe grame my stone my better nage my ryddyn gere and all my husban
dry gere / It I wyll that my ayr have on of my cathall to hary yelde wyche he plessyes // It the reste
of my cattall my dettes payt and my fonarall expencyes I geve to my fowre dowttes exceppe
my wyffes partte //It the reste of my goodes mo^ve^abyll and ^not^ moveabyll I geve un to mabell gr
ame my wyffe and raffe grame my stone whome I doye make  my executores of thys my p(re)sent
and laste wyll that tha maye dysponde the sade goodes for the heltte of my salle and to the p(ro)ffat
of my iiij wench yt beyn unmaryt at thaye thynge good // Thes wytnesses wyll howe
wyll wanoppe wyll forrowe w(i)th oether moo


yt = that
For 'mertes and preceyosse blode chedyn' read 'merits and precious blood shedding'.
For 'heltte of my salle', read 'health of my soul'.

Anyone know why the word that should be 'son'/'sonne' after Raffe, looks like 'stone', or even 'scone'?
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: 1568 will & inventory
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 20:51 GMT (UK) »
That was so quick, goldie61 !! Thank you very much indeed.
Looking at that spelling, I now know why most of it was a complete mystery to me  ;D

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Re: 1568 will & inventory
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 20:59 GMT (UK) »
An Inventary of all the goodes belongyin wyll grame moveabyll
& not moveaby p (ra)ssyt by alex sandar tha? wyll holwade wyll wa
?/wpe amd wyll storrowye the 9 daye of novembar

In primis ij nage the pr(i)ce                                    xxxiij s iij d
It on ax ye p(ri)ce                                                    xiij s iiij d
It ij kye                                                                    xx s
It ij kye                                                                    xvj s
It ij styrke and ij hyll caffys                                    x s viij d
It iij cheppe                                                              v s
It on pot and on cad(r)on                                        viij s
It ij panne and vj pesse of powedar dysthes            iiij s
It iij yron gere and bedyn and hys reparall             xij s
It Rye sowne and not fawre x strake                      xxxiij s iiij d
It in byg v bussall                                                   xj s viijd
It in ha? iiij bussall                                                  iiijs
It in rye baryt  iij bussalles                                      xs
It in byg baryt iij bussalles                                      vij s
 
                         Sum(ma)                      vx li viij s iiij d

A debytorii at the sade wyll was a?y?wyt fonarall expe(n)ces

In primis the half yere rent unto my Ay(r)                       iij s iiij d
It anyn to the wyffe for all and odar thynges when I laye   iij s
Item in fonarall expences                                                  xxiiij s
It for wryttyn the wyllys & Inventorys                             xij d

   sum(ma)                     xxxj s iiij d



I wonder if the 'Ayr' that appears in both the will and the inventory, is something like 'Master'? It would make sense that he's paying him the rent, and also leaving him one of his cattle in the body of the will as a heriot, which was customary
There is no 'M' in front of the word, but that would seem to be the meaning.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: 1568 will & inventory
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 21:03 GMT (UK) »

Looking at that spelling, I now know why most of it was a complete mystery to me  ;D

Is this Northumberland Kinsy?
I love the way his daughters ('dowttes') are called 'wenches'!
I thought that was only in Devon!  :)
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: 1568 will & inventory
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 21:37 GMT (UK) »
It's from Wetheral in Cumberland. I'd love to know what their accent sounded like.
Now all I have to do is work out whether he is actually our ancestor or not  :) There were so many William and John Grahams in Wetheral, and many of the families were apparently unrelated, so it's difficult untangling them all. But v.exciting when we do.

Thank you again for doing the transcriptions, goldie61 !! And I'm totally amazed at how quickly you did them.   

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Re: 1568 will & inventory
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 23:22 GMT (UK) »
Anyone know why the word that should be 'son'/'sonne' after Raffe, looks like 'stone', or even 'scone'?

It's scone, I think, and probably should be read as a soft c.

Also, I would lean towards wyll(yam) storrowe as the second witness.