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Re: Mystery word in 1778 will
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 25 March 21 16:31 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for all your ideas and suggestions. If I may respond:

horsleydown86 and Spendlove: the will is that of Robert Peters of Bristol 1777 (probate 1778), available on Ancestry. TNA reference PROB 11/1043/81

Bushinn1746: I was not aware the originals of PCC probated wills were available - any suggestions as to where to look?

Bookbox: I agree that the most likely circumstance is a legal writer's copying error. This is a fairly formulaic will and I've come across before the phrase 'maintenance bringing up and education' so I'm sure this is the meaning and intention. As this is for a website, I must transcribe what I see, so I shall include a footnote explanation,

thanks all,

Steve
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Flexney, Godfrey, Burson, Hobby -  Oxfordshire
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Re: Mystery word in 1778 will
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 25 March 21 16:40 GMT (UK) »
I was not aware the originals of PCC probated wills were available - any suggestions as to where to look?

They're at the National Archives, in class PROB 10.

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C12121

They are not name-indexed or individually catalogued, but they're arranged in boxes by year, then month (of probate), then first letter of surname. So you have to order up what you hope is the right box, and go through it manually.

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Re: Mystery word in 1778 will
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 25 March 21 17:28 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Bookbox. Something to plan in the future,

Steve
Bumstead - London, Suffolk
Plant, Woolnough, Wase, Suffolk
Flexney, Godfrey, Burson, Hobby -  Oxfordshire
Street, Mitchell - Gloucestershire
Horwood, Heale Drew - Bristol
Gibbs, Gait, Noyes, Peters, Padfield, Board, York, Rogers, Horler, Heale, Emery, Clavey, Mogg, - Somerset
Fook, Snell - Devon
M(a)cDonald, Yuell, Gollan, McKenzie - Rosshire
McLennan, Mackintosh - Inverness
Williams, Jones - Angelsey & Caernarvon


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Re: Mystery word in 1778 will
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 25 March 21 18:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Looked at the will on Ancestry, I think it says Raising up.

Spendlove
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Re: Mystery word in 1778 will
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 25 March 21 18:10 GMT (UK) »
The word 'breeding' has been suggested...

Having looked at it in Ancestry, I think you were right with breeding.

Regarding the originals of PCC wills, I have several times successfully ordered copies online.

Find the right reference for the year, month and letter as Bookbox has covered, and place an order for that reference as normal making a special instruction "All documents related to the probate of [name] dated [date] only."

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Re: Mystery word in 1778 will
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 25 March 21 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all once again for your help,

Steve
Bumstead - London, Suffolk
Plant, Woolnough, Wase, Suffolk
Flexney, Godfrey, Burson, Hobby -  Oxfordshire
Street, Mitchell - Gloucestershire
Horwood, Heale Drew - Bristol
Gibbs, Gait, Noyes, Peters, Padfield, Board, York, Rogers, Horler, Heale, Emery, Clavey, Mogg, - Somerset
Fook, Snell - Devon
M(a)cDonald, Yuell, Gollan, McKenzie - Rosshire
McLennan, Mackintosh - Inverness
Williams, Jones - Angelsey & Caernarvon