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Help reading will , John Cock , please

Postby Simon45 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:53 am

Hello
Please can someone help me to find out what this will says

Many thanks
Simon :)
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Re: Help reading will , John Cock , please

Postby brunes08 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:49 am

I had a will like this - not quite so long though. I managed to get the main points by the following process. Print as large a copy as you can - or photocopy. Then highlight or underline every word you can read. Then, on a separate sheet of paper, write those words out but put a dash in place for each word you cannot read. In this way I was able to get a feel for the phrasing of the will and unravel the way in which the letters had been written. I can already see a lot of words in your will that begin to make sense. Unfortunately, I haven't time today to have a go. Hope that helps.
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Re: Help reading will , John Cock , please

Postby Simon45 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:45 pm

Hi
Ok thanks for the reply and information

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Re: Help reading will , John Cock , please

Postby trace » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:45 pm

Roughly.....

Youngest son Benjamin a boot & shoe maker gets freehold tenement (Property)

Daughter Sarah Maria Collins wife of ?? £40 (or her children when reaching age 21)

Daughter Mary Cropley wife of John Cropley £30 (or children when reaching 21)

Son John £10 and Ann Cock daughter of my son John £20 (ie Grand daughter)

Will made in 1819
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Re: Help reading will , John Cock , please

Postby Simon45 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:25 am

Hi Trace
Thank you for working out what the will says

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