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Help please - Reading this will , thank you

Postby Simon45 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:26 am

Hello
Can anyone please tell me what this will says
Many thanks
Simon
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Re: Help please - Reading this will , thank you

Postby Amazinggrace » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:29 pm

Hi Simon,just had a quick look.
This is what I think it says.
Sarah Mead of lower Edmonton in the county of middlesex,widow,being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding so make this my last will and testament in ---- following that is to say a desire to be buried in the same grave with my late dear husband Thomas Mead----in Edmonton churchyard and----that a good substantial brick vault or grave be made whichever shall be deposited the remains of myself and my said husband and that same and also the tombstone and my funeral

This is as far as I've got up to now. The ---- are the words I can't make out.
Hope this helps, it's a start.
Grace
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Re: Help please - Reading this will , thank you

Postby Simon45 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:49 pm

Hi Grace
Thank you very much

I'll try to send clearer / bigger images tomorrow

I have PM you as well

Thanks Simon :)


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Postby junkers » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:32 pm

Amazinggrace wrote:Hi Simon,just had a quick look.
This is what I think it says.
Sarah Mead of lower Edmonton in the county of middlesex,widow,being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding so make this my last will and testament in ---- following that is to say a desire to be buried in the same grave with my late dear husband Thomas Mead----in Edmonton churchyard and----that a good substantial brick vault or grave be made whichever shall be deposited the remains of myself and my said husband and that same and also the tombstone and my funeral

This is as far as I've got up to now. The ---- are the words I can't make out.
Hope this helps, it's a start.
Grace

The word is "remains".
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Re: Help please - Reading this will , thank you

Postby ianbee » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:08 pm

junkers wrote:The word is "remains".

Missing "words". I don't think remains is one of them.
First one should be manner
Second one may be deceased?
Third one could be "desire" again?

Simon45 wrote:I'll try to send clearer / bigger images tomorrow

There really isn't any need because the will is on ancestry, which is free over the bank holiday weekend to anyone who is registered (even non subscribers). It will be easier to read on there, here is a link to it
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/ ... PUBJs=true
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Re: Help please - Reading this will , thank you

Postby ianbee » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:20 pm

I see the Bank of England mentioned in that will.
Which could be very good news for Simon.
Findmypast has -
Bank Of England Wills Extracts 1717-1845
It's usually of great help.

Sarah Mead, 1826, Edmonton, is in the index.
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Postby Swadgirl » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:53 am

I've also had a quick scan of the pages. She sets out what's to happen with various properties; bequeathes things to named people - does Richard Stilwell mean anything? Also mentions her sister-in-law. She seems go be covering all bases in how she words the bequests.
When I'm transcribing documents I number the lines on a copy and then transcribe line by line in double line spacing. This gives plenty of space. You might not work out a word in one place but it could be clearer elsewhere.
The National Archives has a tutorial on palaeography which should help you with how the various letters were written. You might find a full transcription online if you google.
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Re: Help please - Reading this will , thank you

Postby Simon45 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:00 am

Hi,
If anybody can find the name Collins or Mead in this will please let me know what it says

Many , many thanks


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Postby ianbee » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:45 am

ianbee wrote:on ancestry, which is free over the bank holiday weekend to anyone who is registered

Good news for Grace and her friend. An opportunity to look at those Northamptonshire parish registers?
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Postby trace » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:58 am

Ann Collins is mentioned, widow of William Collins.....Sarah's late husbands sister....
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