What is this man's "title"?

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  1. kernowmaid

    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    This is the first page of an 1806 Will for a Scotsman - William Elliot.
    He is referred to as what looks like Umg.h

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    Any ideas?

    Jane
     
  2. ColinA

    ColinA Well-Known Member

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    Would a scan of a larger area give more context?

    (Cheekly suggests Universal Music Group - Highlands)

    I then tried...

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    https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/glossary
    Could it be umquhile?

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    https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/guides/unfamiliar-words-and-phrases#Abbreviations
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    Could it be umquhile? says Colin.

    That would be my guess, based on Scottish probate records from this general time that I've seen.
     
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    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Colin.
    I've learnt a new word: Umquhile.

    Jane
     
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    Malcolm Webb Well-Known Member

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    A recognised word in the scramble dictionary, scoring 22 points as a single word.
    I shall remember umquhile.
     
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