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From: "JFHH" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Brothers/Cousins
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 16:24:22 +0100
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Firebird" <>
> Tony Pottrell wrote:
> >> Just wondering if someone can help me clarify the legal definition of
>> brother and cousin in/around 1700?
>> What's got me thinking is that around 1700 my family has 3 distinct
>> branches (I cannot link them as the records only go back as far as
>> 1680). I have found a will of a Richard Pottrell that refers to "my
>> Three Brothers Francis, Henry and Thomas" and "my Sister Mary Brice" as
>> some of the beneficiaries.
> So if Richard said he had three brothers, then that's what he had.
> Francis may have been misspelt (to our way of thinking) as Frances.
Would not "my three brothers . . . " refer to those alive at the time that Richard POTTRELL was
making the will?