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From: Bruce Glass <>
Subject: Interpretation please!!
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 10:37:14 +1200
Hi Listers, the following line is taken from a Will of 1622 (Cumberland,
England) and is the best translation of the old writing we have been
able to achieve.
I need to know if this line makes sense to anyone out there.
I leave mine owne part of one friest noate whie for the discharging of
my funerall expenses.
We understand it to mean, "I leave mine own part of one (friest) milk
cow for the discharging of my funeral expenses."
We are having trouble with the word "friest", were there Friesian cows
in Cumberland, England in 1622? If so it may mean Friesian milk cow.
Any suggestions are welcome.
Bruce Glass, New Zealand.
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