illegibleThis little problem has been puzzling me for some time. It’s from an account book compiled in 1597, and it’s a double disaster–an illegible name and a deletion. Get your eyes in, there is some serious glory to be won here!

2 Responses to “wozzat?”

  1. Peter Kidd Says:
    October 6th, 2014 at 13:27

    On the left “Book[s?]” and on the right a price “vj s, viij d.” [6 shillings, 8 pence; changed to:] “xxvij s vij d”
    In between, something like “To Mr Drasonawe” [changed to:] Drashenow”, and then a word that looks like “serton”

  2. Jason Scott-Warren Says:
    October 14th, 2014 at 15:46

    Many thanks for this–that’s pretty much what I have been thinking. But those names are bizarre!

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