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SOLVED: Help with decifering part of a 1718 Will
« on: Saturday 04 December 21 06:25 GMT (UK) »
Trying to decifer a part of a will from 1718, but having trouble with a couple of the words.

This is what I have so far and attached in yellow are the words I'm mainly having trouble with:

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to be paid to Valentine Corkling of St Peter aforesaid and whereas twenty pounds is already paid my will and mind is and I do hereby desire that my said wife shall pay the other forty pounds yet behind and unpaid on my ?? days and times as is mentioned in the said Indenture for the payment of the same and I do hereby likewise constitute make and ordain + may my well beloved wife my only and Sole Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby willing and requiring her for to pay and defray all ?? debts as I shall owe at the time of my decease and funeral charge and charge at Court in the proving of this my last will and testament in witness whereof  ?? get my home and soul the day and year first above:
NORTON (Kent), KEECH (Dorset), MOOR / MOORE (Kent), HOCKING (Dorset / Somerset), LEVI (City of York), SANDWELL (Kent), CHAFFIN  (Dorset / Somerset), STRONG (Dorset)

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Re: Help with decifering part of a 1718 Will
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 December 21 06:28 GMT (UK) »
The first two are “such”
And the last one is “Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
Side tracked to a friend’s very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Help with decifering part of a 1718 Will
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 04 December 21 06:31 GMT (UK) »
Thank you :)

NORTON (Kent), KEECH (Dorset), MOOR / MOORE (Kent), HOCKING (Dorset / Somerset), LEVI (City of York), SANDWELL (Kent), CHAFFIN  (Dorset / Somerset), STRONG (Dorset)

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Re: SOLVED: Help with decifering part of a 1718 Will
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 04 December 21 07:18 GMT (UK) »
Wayne, note that it is Cockling in the first line.

Compare to (for example) the c in constitute at the start of line 7.

Also:  ...all such ^Just^ debts...

Is there something written in the margin next to the line which has the +?


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Re: SOLVED: Help with decifering part of a 1718 Will
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 04 December 21 12:24 GMT (UK) »
Wayne, note that it is Cockling in the first line.

Compare to (for example) the c in constitute at the start of line 7.

Also:  ...all such ^Just^ debts...

Is there something written in the margin next to the line which has the +?
Much appreciated horselydown86.  :)

The + could be a short version of  'and'.
Above the + seems to be a fancy 'I' if I'm looking at the same thing.
NORTON (Kent), KEECH (Dorset), MOOR / MOORE (Kent), HOCKING (Dorset / Somerset), LEVI (City of York), SANDWELL (Kent), CHAFFIN  (Dorset / Somerset), STRONG (Dorset)

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Re: SOLVED: Help with decifering part of a 1718 Will
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 04 December 21 13:16 GMT (UK) »
The + could be a short version of  'and'.
Above the + seems to be a fancy 'I' if I'm looking at the same thing.

I was referring to the + which is written in the space between line 6 and 7 of the extract.

The context here doesn't need an extra "and".

Mostly symbols like this appear in text to indicate where a marginal addition is to be inserted; hence my question.

If there's nothing in the margins, its presence is a puzzle.