That pesky will handwriting again!

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  1. Sis

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    Any guesses as to what it says in the right hand column of this will extract, made in 1775. If it helps it's page 2 of the will of Thomas Colegate of Wrotham, Kent and he died also in 1775. Thank you.

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    Ah Ha!o_O
    Have you done your inverting trick yet?
     
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    Here you go AM.
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    Gee thanks. That helped:rolleyes:
    Is it Ann.......?
     
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    My sentiments exactly! I don't think it's a name as it's on page 2 of a 4 page will. At first I thought maybe the ink had came through from the other side of the page, but there's nothing written on the other side.:headbang:
     
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    Perhaps a Latin legal term?
     
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    Sorry Sis - I cannot read it either:(
     
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    AM ???

    It looks like a signature - perhaps authorising a correction in the text? or certifying the text itself?

    As when you have to sign each page of a police statement made, to prove that it has not been altered?

    Jane (just guessing!)
     
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    Good point Jane. I'll keep that in mind, thank you.
     
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    Any similar signatures on other pages?
     
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    No there isn't Jan. Thomas Colegate's signature is at the end of the will, but it doesn't even slightly resemble the writing.
     
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    2 pages on from this, is the will of John Clarke.

    The only things in the margins are the names of the will writer - so is this a clerical error and John Clarke was written on the wrong page and then tried to
    be erased.
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    Oh, well done MM!! I would never have thought of that! A Gold star for you I think!:D Thank you.

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    It certainly looks like bits of John Clarke...well done you. ;)
     
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    Thank you for your efforts everyone.:)
     
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