A bit rusty on Will transcribing

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    Dear All

    I have no idea how to highlight the bits I cant decipher so have posted the actual Will and my transcript so far. The italics are guesses and the question marks mean I dont have a scuby. Having said that, I am not entirely sure the rest is right. If anyone fancies having a go at filling in the blanks/proof reading I would be very grateful.
     

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    Just a couple of bits - sorry, not much help though.

    I would have said it was by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland, not Scotland.

    I think the bit where it says about his son John Day shall take the farm that he dwells in, after the word fair, I think the word is appraisment, not apportionment.

    Near the end where it says about the Will being proved, I think it is Right Honorable, not Knight Honorable.

    Will keep trying for more. You have done really well though @Blackmogs - I had to read it in conjuntion with your transcript to get half of it :)

    Oh and in the very last bit where it says about the Executors, and you have ??????? I think the word is Commission (they having been first sworn by commission to administer)
     
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    Got some more by Googling

    Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Perogative Court of Canterbury.

    Another bit near the end - Goods, Chatttels and Credits of the deceased
     
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    It is hard trying to work it out. I was looking at some from Essex a short while ago, and the writing is easy to read compared to the ones done at the Perogative Court of Canterbury. I had one of those too, and thought "I don't like this writing" (not really what I thought, but couldn't put it on here :) )
     
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    Hello Blackmogs,

    You've done the hard bit! As well as the points made by Jellylegs. I think the following:
    Line 2 and following - capital F not 'FF' of 'ff' - this was the standard form of the capital letter
    Line 15 Tenth not eighth
    Line 20 Wherein not within
    Line 24 Overplus not surplus
    Line 29 respecting not purporting
    Line 37 I think disanulling not disallowing although I've never come across the word before
    Line 38 declared
    Line 41 of each

    As for the 'Land' in line 29, I'm not sure. It looks like Swadcom to me, which doesn't sound right. I assume its referring to a piece of land purchased either from a 'Swadcom' family or it's a place name. It might be worth checking around the area to see if anything comes up,

    Steve
     
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    Thanks ever so much Steve, greatly appreciated. :)
     
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    I'm in agreement with Jellylegs & Steve regarding the transcription and it certainly looks like Swadcom Land. I have come across the term disannulling in some of the Wills I have.

    Janet
     
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    @burt Reckons the place is Headcorn. Now he says ut so do i lol, Thank you everyone, xxx
     

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