Author Topic: Will of Robert Death, Feeringbury 1601  (Read 140 times)

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Will of Robert Death, Feeringbury 1601
« on: Friday 01 January 21 23:37 GMT (UK) »
I would be much obliged if the experts would kindly decipher the four attached snippets (complete lines only) from the above will. Thank you in advance for your time and expertise.
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Re: Will of Robert Death, Feeringbury 1601
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 January 21 02:05 GMT (UK) »
Snippets #4 and #1:

...my wief five of my best kine and my bawlde browne geldinge which I used to ryde on,...


...kytes weynaldes Richarde Smithshop and Immens*, or by whatsoever other name, or

names the same, or anie parte, or parcell thereof, is nowe called or knowen, scituate and...


*  This name is speculative.  It begins with either I or J and ends _ens, but with a tenement name it's difficult to work out how to attribute the six minims (vertical strokes) in between.

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Re: Will of Robert Death, Feeringbury 1601
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 January 21 02:20 GMT (UK) »
Snippets #2 and #3:

...Tennementes withe thappurtenannces called Casses and Drewes, beinge sometymes James
Trutt(es), and two acres and a haulf of lande, be it more, or lesse, commonly called or knowne
by the name of Beldames, scituate and beinge in the parishe of Shimplinge aforesaied,...

...his heires the Reverc(i)on
and Remayneder of the said...


= Reversion and Remainder

I think you will be able to do the rest of #3 now?  If anything else is unclear, just ask.


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Re: Will of Robert Death, Feeringbury 1601
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 January 21 20:30 GMT (UK) »
Again, thank you hd86. I did have some of the words you deciphered but they didn't make sense to me, such as "weynaldes". I couldn't find that word anywhere. Am I right in thinking Smithshop was a blacksmith's place of work, or just a surname of Richard ?
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Re: Will of Robert Death, Feeringbury 1601
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 January 21 02:34 GMT (UK) »
Am I right in thinking Smithshop was a blacksmith's place of work, or just a surname of Richard ?

It's hard to be certain with these local names for fields and tenements.  At some time they had reason to call it by that name, and it feels likely that it was because Richard the Smith's workshop was there.

However that could have been 300 years earlier.

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Re: Will of Robert Death, Feeringbury 1601
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 03 January 21 03:13 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that, hd86.
regards
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