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Indenture words
« on: Thursday 16 September 21 15:11 BST (UK) »
These are the last three words from the Indenture which I'm stuck on.

Any suggestions gratefully received!

4. death or ?? of the said scoolmaster

5. the said ?? sumes of ten pounds

6. ..hereafter In these presents shall be Expressed soe far forth as that som[?missing letters here]
?? [it looks like portion but the end suggests a contraction?] which herein and hereby is given will amount unto This present...

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Re: Indenture words
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 September 21 15:58 BST (UK) »
4. I wonder if this could be avertion, meaning aversion ? Is he specifying what should be done if the schoolmaster couldn’t undertake the duty because he had died or was averse to doing it?

5. Could we have a bit more context, please? What were the said sums of ten pounds given for?

6. It is porc(i)on (= portion), as you say, and the contraction mark at the end relates just to the omitted letter i. The last word at the end of the previous (torn) line may be sm(all) ?

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Re: Indenture words
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 September 21 16:05 BST (UK) »
4. I wonder if this could be avertion, meaning aversion ? Is he specifying what should be done if the schoolmaster couldn’t undertake the duty because he had died or was averse to doing it?

I thought possibly it could be anertion, i.e. inertion which the OED has as inert condition; inertness; inactivity; sloth.
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Re: Indenture words
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 September 21 16:10 BST (UK) »
4. I wonder if this could be avertion, meaning aversion ? Is he specifying what should be done if the schoolmaster couldn’t undertake the duty because he had died or was averse to doing it?

I thought possibly it could be anertion, i.e. inertion which the OED has as inert condition; inertness; inactivity; sloth.

Yes, more likely, well done.

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Re: Indenture words
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 September 21 16:48 BST (UK) »
Yes, aversion would definitely work there. On the next couple of lines it says :

 .....upon the death or anection[?] of the said scoolmaster shall
34. have Authoritie from time to time to Appoynt and nominate
35. other in his place or stead that shall soe die or be amoved as often
36. as it shall soe happen

I was wondering if the word might be a noun of the verb 'amove', but I couldn't find one.

The context for the ten pounds, is that it is the amount to be given to the poor.
The surrounding lines read:

8. [....] And other ten pounds
9. yearely for ever unto the most needfull & poorest people of the said
10. towne of Branston [....]
13. .. And
14. shall have for and towards their better maintenance release and
15. sustentation the said laver[?] sumes of ten pounds for every yeare
16. to be paide respectively unto them as aforesaid.




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Re: Indenture words
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 16 September 21 18:00 BST (UK) »
Did you see JenB's suggestion for anertion in snippet 4 (reply #3)? 

For snippet 5, would you be able to post the full width of lines 13-16, as it might help to see more letters? I also think in line 14 it might be maintinance and reliefe or releife (rather than release).

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Re: Indenture words
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 16 September 21 18:05 BST (UK) »
These are the last three words from the Indenture which I'm stuck on. Any suggestions gratefully received! … 4. death or ?? of the said scoolmaster
Is it maybe a misspelling of annulation, which in law means the cancellation of a contract and the return of the parties to the positions they would have had if the contract had not been made.
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Re: Indenture words
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 16 September 21 20:36 BST (UK) »
Did you see JenB's suggestion for anertion in snippet 4 (reply #3)? 

For snippet 5, would you be able to post the full width of lines 13-16, as it might help to see more letters? I also think in line 14 it might be maintinance and reliefe or releife (rather than release).


Ooo yes anertion would fit well in this context. I think JenB might be right. Thank you!

Here is the larger snip of lines 13-16.

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Re: Indenture words
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 16 September 21 22:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks for posting a bigger snip. All I can suggest at the moment is that it was intended to be several and was written incorrectly. His spelling is rather quirky. But he does spell several correctly two lines below, so I'm not wholly convinced. Others may have better suggestions.