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Discussion in 'Wills and probate' started by RichardJB, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. RichardJB

    RichardJB LostCousins Member

    Hi, I thought I was beginning to master reading the sort of script in the attached will extract but for the life of me I cannot decifer the first word of the 5th line down:

    "[?] ifone of my said niece (whether the parent or ancestor of such ifone"

    Any thoughts anyone, please?

    Also this is the first time I've come across the use of "ifone" (it occurs several times in this will). I have not found a definition in any of my dictionaries of terms etc. Does anyone know such definition?


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  2. Susan48

    Susan48 LostCousins Star

    I think the word you've transcribed as "ifone" could be "issue", i.e. descendants. The old long s is similar to a modern f, and n's and u's are very similar. The first word of the 5th line, preceding "issue", could be "remoter".
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2020
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  3. RichardJB

    RichardJB LostCousins Member

    Of course it's "issue". Silly me! I've picked up the long s elsewhere in the document and in many others - I've no idea why I failed this time! Many thanks.
  4. RichardJB

    RichardJB LostCousins Member

    Contextually "remoter" certainly works. Many thanks, again!
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  5. RichardJB

    RichardJB LostCousins Member

    Hello, I have another Will the transcription of which is giving me a bit of grief. A second (or more) pair of eyes looking over this would be great if anyone has a bit of time.
    The attached shows a marginal addition to the will of William Timbrell proved in 1839. I have had a crack at transcribing it but have a number of "square brackets":

    On the 21st May 1842

    amd[?] [?] the Will [assessed?]

    of the Goods Chattels and Credits

    of William Timbrell late of

    Wonersh near Guildford

    in the County of Surrey

    Gentleman deceased [left?]

    [unadmd ?] by Ann Timbrell

    widow deceased whilst being

    the Relict of the said [deceased?]

    the sole Executrix and Residuary

    Legatee named in the said

    Will was granted to Andrew

    Timbrell the Son and ad[?]

    of the Goods of the said Ann Timbrell

    widow deceased having been

    first sworn duly to administer

    The said Executrix [died?] [Intestate?]

    as by Acts of Bank appears

    Any thought on those square brackets would be most gratefully received.
    Thanks in advance.

    Attached Files:

  6. Pauline

    Pauline LostCousins Superstar

    Line 2: administration with the Will annexed (abbreviated in original)

    Lines 7 & 8: left unadministered (abbreviated in original)

    Line 10: deceased

    Line 14: administrator (abbreviated in original)

    Line 18: died Intestate
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2021
  7. Pauline

    Pauline LostCousins Superstar

    Just to add to the above (though I haven't checked all the bits not in square brackets), I think this says "Court" rather than "Bank".
  8. RichardJB

    RichardJB LostCousins Member

    Excellent! Thanks so much Pauline. And I agree Court makes a whole lot more sense.

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