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Paleography

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?

    Thanks

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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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