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Offline Bookbox

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Re: Will of 1583 part 2
« Reply #9 on: Monday 08 November 21 13:57 GMT (UK) »
Just noticed there's a jump in Bookbox's transcript on the phrase:  ...longest liver of either of us...

So sorry! Itís in my transcript, but I missed it in the copy-and-paste when I posted. Makes better sense now.

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Re: Will of 1583 part 2
« Reply #10 on: Monday 08 November 21 14:13 GMT (UK) »
So sorry! Itís in my transcript, but I missed it in the copy-and-paste when I posted.

No harm done.

Kessa, the use of the term several in ...halfe of ye severall... appears to pertain to this meaning, taken from Volume 5 of The English Dialect Dictionary.

SEVERAL  A field or enclosure allotted to a particular proprietor; a portion of a common assigned for a term to a particular proprietor.

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Re: Will of 1583 part 2
« Reply #11 on: Monday 08 November 21 23:16 GMT (UK) »
How can I ever thank you both for the wonderful transcription of the 1583 will!  What you have done far exceeded my expectation and I am truly grateful and humbled by your kindness. 
It is a will like none I have ever read before and gives so much detail on Richard's life.  Thank you also for the explanation of some of the terms.
Be safe and well.
Alexander, Edwards, Rutledge, Parker, Wood, Orchard, Henwood, Craig of Australia