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Latin ceased to be used for of­fi­cial pur­poses in 1733, so le­gal doc­u­ments are writ­ten in English for much of this pe­riod. How­ever, old hand­writ­ing can be tricky to de­ci­pher. There is bril­liant ad­vice on how to in­ter­pret old script and ex­pla­na­tions of ab­bre­vi­a­tions that have long since fallen out of use at na­tion­alarchives. gov.uk/palaeog­ra­phy.

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