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Deciphering an 18th Century will
« on: Sunday 10 January 21 17:55 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help me decipher this will please. Some parts i can read but other parts are completely alien to me :)

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Re: Deciphering an 18th Century will
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 January 21 18:17 GMT (UK) »
It could be an idea if you transcribe what you can read then we can fill in the gaps
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Re: Deciphering an 18th Century will
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 January 21 18:52 GMT (UK) »
I can read the parts of the will that i did not post. These are just 2 sections that i'm struggling with. Apart from the odd word "burial", "daughter", and "Kimpton" i cannot decipher the rest.


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Re: Deciphering an 18th Century will
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 January 21 20:15 GMT (UK) »
... my Body my Will is that it may be buried
in the same Grave with my three Infant
Daughters in the Church Yard of the said parish
of Kimpton as to the manner of my Burial I
leave ^that^ to the directions of my Executors herein-
after named First I will that my Debts and all

my Funeral Charges be discharged and the Ceremony
of proving this my Will in the Commons be
comply’d with if necessary  Item I give and
bequeath to my beloved Wife Jane Percy all
and singular my Effects and property of every kind
and description and denomination as well Stock
in Farming Household Furniture also all the ...


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Re: Deciphering an 18th Century will
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 January 21 21:12 GMT (UK) »
you are my hero, thank you

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Re: Deciphering an 18th Century will
« Reply #5 on: Monday 11 January 21 07:31 GMT (UK) »
Could you please tell me what name this is, after the word cousin...

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Re: Deciphering an 18th Century will
« Reply #6 on: Monday 11 January 21 09:17 GMT (UK) »
Jeremiah

The letters J and I are interchangeable in this hand. You will see the letter I coming up many times in the will.

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Re: Deciphering an 18th Century will
« Reply #7 on: Monday 11 January 21 09:38 GMT (UK) »
Thank you once again. Can I ask you to decipher one more word, seeing as you are so good at this ? 😁

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Re: Deciphering an 18th Century will
« Reply #8 on: Monday 11 January 21 09:54 GMT (UK) »
Go ahead. There are also plenty of others who may be able to help.