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Have I found all the sons and daughters in this old will?
« on: Wednesday 11 November 20 20:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi, can those of you good with old hand writing pls help me decipher this will from 1679?

I think he has two sons, Daniel and John and then I think a third is mentioned...James-something? Jameson?

Is there also a daughter Hannah?

And have I missed anyone or anything out of the ordinary? I can only really pick out bits and pieces.

Thank you very much in advance.
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Re: Have I found all the sons and daughters in this old will?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 20:25 GMT (UK) »
sonne Daniel Digby gets the house 'where I now dwell'

sonne John gets all that land called Windhills and Oxekelets . (As the clip you posted is quite a small file size (197kb, and you are allowed up to 500 kb), it becomes very fuzzy and pixelated when you zoom in, so this last word is a little difficult to make out the letters.)

sonne Sameuell Digby gets 60 pounds

daufter Hanah Digby gets 20 pounds

Daniel and John are the executors
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Have I found all the sons and daughters in this old will?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 20:29 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, I had to keep reducing the size as it said it was too big to attach.

No James on there?
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Re: Have I found all the sons and daughters in this old will?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 20:32 GMT (UK) »
No, sorry, no James.
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Have I found all the sons and daughters in this old will?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 20:40 GMT (UK) »
No, sorry, no James.

Thank you for your prompt assistance. x
Digby & Pidgeon-Howlett from NW Essex & Pimlico, London. + Pearse from St Pancras, London & Herts.