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Offline dave1948

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Recognition of Handwriting.
« on: Friday 10 September 21 22:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Guys,

I have got a Chancery File from 1660's and would like to know what style of handwriting the attached is, so I can find a link showing the alphabet etc.

Many thanks,  Dave.
Newall, Godfrey, Maskell (Essex)
Hugill, (Yorkshire)
McCutcheon, Maclachlin(Ayrshire)

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Re: Recognition of Handwriting.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 10 September 21 22:19 BST (UK) »
Chancery Hand. There's an alphabet and sample text here (plate 4, top).

https://archive.org/details/courthandrestore00wrigrich/page/n29/mode/2up?view=theater

There are variants of this hand, so don't expect all the letter-forms to be identical. Perhaps look at the court-hands on nearby pages too?

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Re: Recognition of Handwriting.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 10 September 21 22:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Bookbox,

Thanks for that. will be able to work from that and as you say, some letters will differ - that happens in my own writing today, lol.

Hopefully will be able to translate all ok. If not, I know you guys are here to help.

Stay safe,  Dave.
Newall, Godfrey, Maskell (Essex)
Hugill, (Yorkshire)
McCutcheon, Maclachlin(Ayrshire)