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  1. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Any ideas on the word highlighted in yellow? The one highlighted in orange is Kent, so the 't' goes up to the yellow word. It definitely starts with a 'B' as there's other B's I can compare it to. He was a farmer.

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  2. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Both?
    Was there just two of them....that squiggle thing at the end is a squiggle and the word Executor has a capital E that is lost in the added word. ??????
    I think...:rolleyes:
    I know there is no loop on the h .....but ‘both’ makes sense....to me anyway.
     
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    Hmm. My initial response was 23 yards/years.
    But seeing it as a 'B' ... Burrar/Barrer/Butrer ?

    Is there a "Kent Borough/Borough of Kent"?
    Or does it refer to the man?

    Just musing, thinking aloud.
     
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    Is it possible to see a bit more? What is the word before Solomon?
    Being executors of this.....
     
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    Alexander.
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    Reading the new bit I just posted I think it refers to his occupation. But I have Alexander's will and it says he's a farmer. Is there another word for a farmer that begins with B maybe.
     
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    I think it's Butcher - which often went in tandem with Farmer.

    The 'c' is one of those with a simple vertical line (as in 'Executor'), and the 'er' is similar to the end of 'Alexander', except that the 'e' is a bit small and faint.
     
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    Yes, that sounds better.
     
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    By golly I think you got it. Well done! Thank you Arthur, I didn't know that butcher went in tandem with farmer. These are the first actual farmers that I've found in my tree. Most are labourers.

    Thanks for your help everyone.
     
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    Was a person who made Butter called a Butterer (Butrer) ?

    I just can't see the "ch" of Butcher, although the letter that overlaps the capital "E" of Executors appears to be an "a" changed to "e" or "c".
     
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    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    My first impression was 'butcher'.
     
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    Butcher makes sense with Alexander Solomon being a farmer.
     
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    It's Buccks - the preceding words are 'the county of....' with, I think, Kent crossed out and Bucks added in superscript
     
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    Sorry, but Dartford is in the county of Kent. I used to live there. But thank you.
     
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    One of my newish found ancestors was both a farmer and a butcher, probably a way of cutting out the middle man.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Also cut out a few letters. :(
     
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    My Midlands ancestors kept it in the family- Dad was a farmer, offspring were butcher, saddler, victualler... is that where I got my ability to find ways of using up leftovers?
     
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    Bit late to the thread, but there's an Alex. Solomon apprenticing as a butcher, Dartford, 1797. What year was the Will?
     
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    The will he's in is dated 1805 and he is a business partner with John Garland, grazier, whose will it is. The apprentice could possibly be a son. Thanks for your input BH.
     
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    It looks like Burres? probably not though. I am not very good at reading Hand writing.:)
     
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    Thank you.
     

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