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Most of the abbreviations in this document are simple contractions, some derived from conventions used in Latin and others specifically English. This just shows a set from the first part of the document. To check them all out, work through the text pages with the transcript window open.
Indenture of 1546, Nottinghamshire Archives DDFJ 7/80/11. All images by permission of Nottinghamshire Archives.

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