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Offline morris.merryweather

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What's this word on an 1850's will ?
« on: Sunday 26 September 21 11:01 BST (UK) »
Any idea's what this word is ? It's in a sentence which says the bequest is given to this person subject to him paying the deceased's just debts 'and to the _____ of his Brother in law' to ensure the intent of the will is fulfilled. The brother in law is holding money on trust for other beneficiaries. It probably means something like 'satisfaction of' or 'obey the instructions of'.
I'm seeing 'contrioul' - perhaps a spelling of 'control' ?
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Re: What's this word on an 1850's will ?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 September 21 11:06 BST (UK) »
Controul. It's an archaic spelling of control.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: What's this word on an 1850's will ?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 26 September 21 13:23 BST (UK) »
thanks !